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Mini Cine

C. Jacqueline Wood’s temporary microcinema looks for permanent impact

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
C. Jacqueline Wood is trying to address one of the glaring weaknesses in Cincinnati’s cultural offerings — the lack of non-profit venues whose ongoing programming takes film seriously as art.
  

A Show-Stopping New Photo at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Normally, the acquisition of a new photograph by the Cincinnati Art Museum wouldn’t be that impactful. But Ryan McGinley’s “Petra (Pieces)” is different.
  

Secrets and Lies with Leah Stewart

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Oscar Wilde said, “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” The way we keep secrets and tell lies is at the heart of Leah Stewart’s latest novel, The New Neighbor
  

Heart for the People

Art on Vine founder James Jenkins on his “first love”

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Summer seems fit to burst with art festivals, enough to fill every weekend. One such festival is Art on Vine, which returns to Fountain Square July 5.  

A Big Bowl of ‘Serials!’ at Know

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Know Theatre’s Tamara Winters is straightforward when asked why the Over-the-Rhine theater launched Serials! a year ago: “We wanted to give audiences a reason to keep coming back. We keep bringing it back because it’s working!”
  

'Morning Star' Rising

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday is the long-anticipated opening of Morning Star, Cincinnati Opera’s first world premiere in more than 50 years.   

History Refuses to Repeat Itself in Titus Kaphar’s CAC Exhibit

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
In Latin, “vesper” means “evening star” or, more commonly, just “evening” — a junction of night and day. Although it refers to a surname in the Contemporary Arts Center’s new exhibit from Titus Kaphar, The Vesper Project, the word feels right at home.  

Crass Behavior and Silly Lewdness Generate Summertime Fun

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A woman pursued by Francis Henshall says, “I know exactly what he’s after. And if he carries on like this, he’s going to get it.” In Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors, Matthew Lewis Johnson plays Henshall in precisely that manner, behaving manically and getting exactly what this play aims for — unbridled, bawdy humor.   

CAC Announces a New Season of Adventurous Performances

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
You couldn’t ask for a more creatively adventurous, inclusive and progressive performing arts schedule than what the Contemporary Arts Center has planned for its 2015-2016 season.  

Flower to the People

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
In the mid-20th century, British florist, author and educator Constance Spry taught generations of homemakers how to decorate their homes in ways that were unconventional, yet highly accessible.  

The Elementz of His Style

Youth-center alum returns to teach graffiti art after making a name for himself

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As an artist with practically an alphabet for a name, it’s fitting that Max Unterhaslberger hones in on one’s signature as a basis for art.
  

Sealed with a 'Kiss'

Matt Morris dances the line between artist and curator in CAC show

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
How does an artist simultaneously perform the sometimes-contradictory role of curator, sensitively arranging their own artwork within the framework of an institution, while being deliberately transparent about the slipperiness of holding both roles? 
  

Final Thoughts on the 2015 Cincy Fringe

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival wrapped up last Saturday, but the glow continues.   

Noble Denim Founders Launch Socially Conscious Athletic Apparel Company

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Noble Denim conquered the world with their Cincinnati- and Tennessee-based line of handmade denim jeans, and now founders Abby and Chris Sutton and their team are venturing into a collection of organic cotton knit basics called Victor Athletics in hopes to make more of an impact with U.S.-hewn apparel.
  

Wanna-Bes

0 Comments · Friday, June 5, 2015
Schlockmeister Max Bialystock (Mike Sherman) and accountant Leo Bloom (Spenser Smith) have the same aspiration. As Bloom sings in an opening number of The Producers, “I wanna be a producer.”