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Toward Art As a Living

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Three artists received the distinction this year of a municipal individual artist grant from Cincinnati: Tim McMichael, Anthony Baysore and Amy Bogard. They're the latest in a long line of artists   

A DIY Approach to Main Street

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Main Street is dead. Main Street's dormant. Main Street's in a cycle. Main Street's waking up. It's the end. It's the beginning. It's the beginning of the end. No, it's the end of the beginning. I  

Connecting Fringe to Audiences

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 7, 2006
It's 9 p.m. on opening night of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival at Volunteer Headquarters -- the first floor of Know Theatre Tribe's new space on Jackson Street. Headsets and hand-held radios are bu  

Supporting Individual Artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 24, 2006
If you're like me, you're pretty tired of apologizing for the Contemporary Arts Center's Mapplethorpe exhibition. You wish we didn't have to continue to bear the burden of this local-turned-nationa  

Demanding Too Much?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Let's face it: We demand a lot from arts and culture. We want the arts to educate our children, revitalize our neighborhoods, save our economy and develop new audiences in every age group, racial d  

Matt Distel's Exit Interview

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The low-key coolness that veteran Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Associate Curator Matt Distel displays draws from his working man wardrobe, humble voice and a post-work tumbler of bourbon at a Mai  

Northside Artists Need Space

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The CD player skips with every thunderclap at the Sidewinder Coffeehouse in Northside. An afternoon rainstorm of monsoon quality is raging, but the Hamilton Avenue sidewalks are still full with pass  

Right Time for Healing

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 1, 2006
The young boy in the black and white photograph is outgoing and energetic. He's standing in a kayak in the shallow waters of a lake and holding an oar over his head like a pint-sized muscleman. "Th  

Inside Story at the CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2006
An orange-tinged snow moon hangs wide over Cincinnati and illuminates the night, one cold and windy enough to be February-worthy. Shelter from the cold is necessary, and a Monday evening option is   

A Safe Place for Artists?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Director Steven Cantor first met art photographer Sally Mann more than 10 years ago when he made his short film Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann. At the time, Mann was at work on the seri  

Off the Wall

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2006
It takes just three steps past the doorway of artist Rick Mallette's bungalow studio to hit its back wall. His galley workspace, the front room of a boxy Northside house, is comically compact. But   

Believing in Something Better

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 28, 2005
InkTank Executive Director Jeff Syroney lets loose his New Year's resolutions without being asked. He's that confident about his vision for a better Cincinnati, one he believes is shared by many who  

Changing the Signs

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 14, 2005
A family friend came to town earlier this year and, instead of more typical destinations for out-of-towners such as a trip to the zoo or a suburban amusement park, one of the first places he visite  

The New Negro Vogue

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Asked if Hollywood studios practice a quota for black actors, Don Cheadle answers with a matter-of-fact "yes." He knows from experience. Cheadle earned acclaim for his performance of heroic hotel m  

Saving Ohio River Grass

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 16, 2005
One word sums up the riverfront patch of land occupied by Ohio River Grass, the recently shuttered East End nursery, for artist Yvonne van Eijden: magical. Ohio River Grass is too beautiful for wo