When David and Barbara Day cast a clear eye on the city, what they see are things the rest of us can no longer find. In Vanishing Cincinnati, an exhibition of the Days’ handcrafted prints, present time dissolves. The #49 streetcar cruises through Eden Park, the art deco Greyhound bus terminal still stands at Fifth and Sycamore streets and steamboats are docked at the foot of Mount Adams. The prints, from the Days’ pen-and-ink drawings touched with color wash, are meticulously detailed and perhaps more telling than a photograph would be.
The show continues at Fifth Street Gallery through June 6 and is a prelude to a book they hope to publish under the same title, reproducing 60 of their drawings with accompanying historical text. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays. Get gallery details and find nearby bars and restaurants here.