“Don’t know much about history,” Sam
Cooke sang. The good news is that you don’t have to know much about art
history to tune into a wonderful world at Thunder-Sky, Inc.’s History Channel: New Art from Old Art.
It seems today that all you see are
sex-crazed talking teddy bears in movies and lewd cartoons on TV. But
where are those good, old-fashioned crooners on which we used to rely?
Luckily, there’s Seth MacFarlane.
Huddled in the Sword Room of MOTR Pub, the
voices of the poets reading at the monthly Word of Mouth Cincinnati
event remain at the volume usually reserved for intimate conversations
in domestic settings, barely carrying sound across the small
cellar-esque basement of the Over-the-Rhine bar.
Two veterans of Cincinnati’s co-op
gallery scene, now students at the University of Illinois at Chicago,
will present their strange and fascinating new project, Thing-stead
artist-books, Saturday night at Camp Washington’s Wave Pool gallery.
We all know the basics of how
the Declaration of Independence turned out, especially this time of year when
we celebrate that historic document on the Fourth of July. But do we really
know much about the men who fussed and debated in Philadelphia in 1776 to craft
the words that set in motion the course of American history?