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A Neat Life

When Austin Radcliffe created a blog dedicated to order, cool things fell into place

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
He named his Tumblr site Things Organized Neatly, but that doesn’t mean curator Austin Radcliffe could lay out what was going to follow over the next six years.
  

How ‘After the Moment’ Became a Success

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe at the Contemporary Arts Center has been instructional for showing us what the public wants in terms of Mapplethorpe remembrance.
  

Exercises in Civics and Desperation

0 Comments · Monday, March 7, 2016
Fringe shows have a way of sneaking up on you with profound messages when you least expect them. That’s exactly what happens with Beertown, currently onstage at Know Theatre.   

The Times of Their Lives

CCM presents Green Day Rock opera American Idiot

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The stage production of American Idiot expands on the album, focusing on Johnny, Will and Tunny, who yearn to flee their arid suburban existence.  

New Plays in Louisville

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The 40th-annual Humana Festival of New American Plays commences this week, presenting six shows in rotating repertory on the theater’s three stages through April 10.   

Exhale Premiere Inspired by Tribal Influences

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
“Wohali,” the newest work by Exhale Dance Tribe’s artistic directors Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard, is also a Cherokee word for eagle, and the culmination so far of the pair’s ongoing collaboration with New Zealand’s Okareka Dance Company.  

The Observatory Wows Generations of Visitors

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
To the naked eye, there are not very many stars visible in the Cincinnati night sky. However, a look through one of Cincinnati Observatory’s telescopes on a clear evening makes it possible to catch a glimpse of the galaxy.  

A Witty Dose of Jane Austen at Cincy Shakes

0 Comments · Monday, February 29, 2016
Jane Austen. Her name spells theater magic in the 21st century. Stage an adaptation of one of her early 19th-century novels, and you will fill theater seats. Beyond Shakespeare, Austen is, in fact, surely the most widely recognized figure in English literature   

Social Justice Warriors

Students organize first-ever UC QueerCon

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
If you search “social justice warrior” or “SJW” online, chances are you’ll see a lot of hate surrounding the term. But that’s not what Kyle Shupe has in mind when it comes to the theme of the inaugural QueerCon 2016.  

New Life for Old Works of Jo Ann Callis

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
When Jo Ann Callis returns to her hometown Wednesday to give a FotoFocus lecture at the Cincinnati Art Museum, it will be as a Los Angeles photographer getting renewed attention for some groundbreaking erotic work done in the 1970s and then forgotten.  

Tenth ‘Art of Food’ Brings the Farm to the Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Since its debut a decade ago, The Art of Food exhibition at The Carnegie has continuously topped itself, evolving beyond visual art to wearable art and performance.  

Artist-Centered Conversations

Greg Swiger’s Final Friday podcast shifts focus of critical art discourse back to artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
But by setting aside a public, albeit virtual, space for the voices of other artists to discuss motives, process and inspirations, Swiger pushes his own work into realms of “dialogical aesthetics.”   

Their Education Is Entertainment for the Rest of Us

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Don’t lose track of theater on university campuses, because there’s a lot of it. It’s a chance to see works that are less likely to be produced by theaters where selling lots of tickets is a necessity.  

Dream Weaver

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
While living in Kenya, Sylvia NebSa Harmon witnessed poverty firsthand and answered her call to social justice by making beads out of paper and teaching Kenyan artists how to make and distribute them for income.  

Collective Retrospective

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
20 x 20 x 20 celebrates two decades of the Weston Art Gallery by presenting 20 works by 20 individual artists or artistic collaborators whose work appeared there in solo exhibitions over the years.