On the ides of April, despite a
forgivingly warm day, it seemed that the entirety of Cincinnati’s poetry
scene cloistered itself in the Mercantile Library to witness the
inauguration of poet laureate Pauletta Hansel.
annual gala will be the evening of May 27 at the Aronoff Center. This is
a great program for high school kids involved in the arts — I thought
it was worth writing more about the program and its annual culminating
Though she’s the youngest of three
artists showing at Carl Solway Gallery, Elsa Hansen possesses the wisdom
of an old soul. Like the Solway Gallery, Hansen is talkin’ ’bout her
generation while bridging generational gaps.
Radically Visible at Thunder-Sky (closing June 11)
features the work of four interdisciplinary artists and is a testimony to the
lives and voices of people who do not or cannot conform to traditional
In some ways, it feels unnecessary for the
Cincinnati Art Museum to have a show honoring the gallerist Carl
Solway’s connection to its Contemporary collection — the current Not in New York, which does just that, is up through Oct. 30.
Self-taught artist Matt Kish had just
turned 40 in 2009 and was considering giving up after years of receiving
little recognition for his work. Breaking through seemed as elusive as catching a great white whale.
Since 2014, Reverb Art + Design has predominantly
offered graphic design and communications services, but its co-owners
and life partners have also been taking action to go beyond the basic
definition of those lines of work.
Bad Dates, was a box-office hit in
2005 (the Cincinnati-born playwright’s script was produced at numerous American
regional theaters for several seasons), and the Playhouse clearly has high
expectations for its revival.
Chris Bachelder’s latest novel, The Throwback Special,
centers its narrative on a very specific idea: 22 guys who gather every
year to reenact the play in which Washington Redskins quarterback Joe
Theismann’s leg was shattered during a Monday Night Football game in
To most of us, glass is just a conduit — a way to look outside from inside or to see if a
drinking utensil is half-full or half-empty.
But to Brooklyn-based artists Anna Riley
and Sam Ihrig, everyday functional glass is far more than a