As the Contemporary Arts Center prepares to open After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe this Friday, the show — especially the opening itself — is taking on a much more historical dimension than first planned.
Walk into the Marx Theatre at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for Mad River Rising and
you’ll be in a different world: the hayloft of an ancient Ohio barn.
(It’s an engaging design by Jeff Modereger.)
After puzzling over a clever #whatthebrick
campaign in August that featured oversized LEGO bricks around town,
what the heck should we make of The Art of the Brick exhibition
now that it’s at the Cincinnati Museum Center?
Trey Tatum and Paul Strickland grew up
just 45 miles apart — Tatum in southern Alabama and Strickland in
Florida’s Panhandle. But they didn’t meet until their paths crossed in
Cincinnati during the Fringe Festival in June 2014.
The Cincinnati Art Museum’s new show, Sublime Beauty,marks
the very first time Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn” has
visited the United States, itself a reason for celebration (it was
loaned by the Galleria Borghese in Rome, which acquired the painting in
In real life, witches are both men
and women — ordinary people with day jobs, in fact — who ditch the hokey
attire. Coven of the Ancient Dawn, based near Cheviot, is an actual
coven with seven practicing members who bond over
an appreciation of ancient cultural practices and traditions.
Patti Smith, the sexy, seminal Punk rocker, poet goddess
and performance artist, has released a sequel to her National Book
Award-winning memoir Just Kids, the mesmerizing, hypnotic and glorious collection of essays entitled M Train.
The author of two former memoirs about
his experiences with addiction, Bill Clegg turns away from
self-obsession and focuses on the “new families we choose,” in his
arresting and gripping debut novel Did You Ever Have A Family.
Venice will be no farther away than 444
Reading Road on Friday evening, when “Venezia Carnevale,” a Beaux Arts
Ball hosted by the Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Council, takes place
at the Bell Event Center.
Land art — or earth art — is a term for
when artists go outside the gallery and, often using indigenous
materials like soil, water and stone, create large works that seem
integrated into the surrounding natural landscape.
Theater can take you to so many places,
and two shows that opened last week demonstrate the possible range — a
classic modern tragedy at Cincinnati Shakespeare and a contemporary
comedy at Ensemble Theatre. Take your pick — they’re both winners.