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Condon's Art Speaks for Itself

0 Comments · Thursday, October 31, 2002
On a recent afternoon, artist Thomas Condon busily finishes installing his Carnegie exhibition, All of Ever, behind locked doors. Condon, free on appeal after being sent to prison for taking photogr  

The Art of Activism

0 Comments · Thursday, October 17, 2002
One of the most creative acts a person can do falls under the category of political activism. I'm talking about people like Shelley Stephens, who attended last week's rally for peace outside the Mu  

A Tale of Three Festivals

0 Comments · Thursday, October 10, 2002
From across the street, the Cincinnati International Film Festival's Oct. 6 showing of the documentary film Adrift, about family members coping with the death of their father, looks to be a big hit.  

Projected Life

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2002
Beneath the Weston Art Gallery's four-story street-level space, a glass box that grabs the lion's share of attention on a busy downtown street corner, I Morti, a mesmerizing five-projector video in  

Red Hot vs. Black & White

0 Comments · Thursday, September 26, 2002
The best story during Cincinnati's recent Red Hot Weekend -- a heavily promoted series of downtown events built around the UC-Ohio State college football game, the last Reds series at Cinergy Field   

Thomas Condon's Wake

0 Comments · Thursday, September 19, 2002
Fourteen black picture frames hang on a white wall just inside the Art Academy of Cincinnati's Chidlaw Gallery. It's a late August afternoon, and Art Club 2002 -- a group comprised of recent Univers  

The Good Arts Soldier

0 Comments · Thursday, September 5, 2002
Arie Vandenberg is a 35-year-old who hasn't received a sizable paycheck in more than two years. He could have worked for any number of corporations. Instead, he decided to stay in his hometown and p  

Art After Sept. 11

0 Comments · Thursday, August 22, 2002
There have been countless works of art addressing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center and severely damaged the Pentagon, but I can't imagine how any of them will be   

Why __________ (Fill in the Blank) Is Cooler Than Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2002
One of my favorite summertime getaways are trips to Toronto. It's a quick and easy flight. There are plenty of affordable places to stay and no limit to interesting things to do. Canada is enough o  

Summer's Finest

0 Comments · Thursday, August 8, 2002
I frequently walk past the girders and rising walls of the new home for the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) at Sixth and Walnut streets downtown and wonder: What art will come to this new building?   

Dullsville and Its Hip Uptown Neighbor

0 Comments · Thursday, August 1, 2002
Midway through the Arts Advocacy Initiative's (AAI) workshop on July 25, I walked out of the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater with the intention of never going back to another AAI function. G  

Sweat and Inspiration

0 Comments · Thursday, July 25, 2002
On a day meant for swimsuits, eight teen-agers stand outside a Walnut Hills factory building holding paintbrushes and wearing air masks. The heat is brutal, but that doesn't curb their enthusiasm fo  

The Riley Project Dazzles

0 Comments · Thursday, July 18, 2002
Ask any local Joe where one finds "high art," and he'll direct you to the Cincinnati Art Museum. Old and valuable are the determining factors that make an artwork worthwhile to many people. Everythi  

New Millennium Opera

0 Comments · Thursday, July 11, 2002
I watched and listened as mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade performed on the Music Hall stage July 6. It was an evening dress rehearsal for the Cincinnati Opera production of Dead Man Walking, and s  

A Postcard from St. Louis

0 Comments · Thursday, July 4, 2002
Here's a familiar scene: A sprawling Midwestern city of nearly 2 million people, located on a large river. It's not Cincinnati. I'm describing St. Louis, my new home since August 2000. A career mov