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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.  

Vive les Femmes!

Gunderson's 'The Revolutionists' is a show to be reckoned with

0 Comments · Friday, February 12, 2016
I’ve complimented the Cincinnati Playhouse’s Blake Robison for his efforts this season to feature female playwrights. (Half of the shows he chose for 2015-2016 are by women.)   

Space Travel

Do Ho Suh explores transitional areas in Passage

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Only a few of us can travel in space like Neil Armstrong or Yuri Gagarin, but we all travel through myriad spaces in everyday life.
  

Library’s ‘Tiny Tomes’ Adds Up to a Big Hit

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Who knew so many miniature books of all types existed, or that their subject matter could be so unusual and their graphic design so beautiful?  

Jean Cocteau’s Surreal Spectacle

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Following the horrific destruction of World War I, Paris countered the aftershocks with its own explosions of wildly original creativity, led by artist, writer, filmmaker and playwright Jean Cocteau.
  

Same Name, Different Frame

Miller Gallery reopens with brighter surroundings and new leadership

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
When remodelers finally took their plastic off the windows of Hyde Park Square’s Miller Gallery in December, it was with the promise of a lighter, more open environment.  

The Courage to Ask, ‘What If?’

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
If/Then traces a pair of divergent paths for Elizabeth, a city planner who returns to New York after a painful divorce. When her future is hijacked by fate — epitomized by two very different friends — her life splits into two parallel outcomes.
  

Local Creators Revamp Wine Bottle Candle

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
If Andy Worley were a candle, he would radiate a blend of basil, sage, mint and bergamot. His aromatic attribute is a smooth, revitalizing fragrance with a menthol boost called “Enliven,” and it’s one of 12 original scents created by A Squared Decor.  

Patrick Dacey Explores Stories on the Cape

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Born and bred in the troubled tourist town of Centerville on Cape Cod, Patrick Dacey is one of the most exciting young voices in literature today.  

'BlackTop Sky': Painful Reality

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The view from the asphalt-paved courtyard surrounded by housing projects isn’t a pretty sight. In fact, the desolate space with nothing but a pair of park benches is downright depressing for Ida...  

The Ups and Downs of Strong Women

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Audiences will laugh and gasp at Karen Zacarías’ amusing Native Gardens at the Cincinnati Playhouse and feel troubled by the plight of a fighter pilot in George Brant’s gripping Grounded at Ensemble Theatre.  

Music with Motivation

How Ryan Hall’s Heligator Records helps fund an African refugee camp library

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
As a case manager for homeless youth, Ryan Hall chats with minors in homeless camps about all sorts of topics. Sometimes that includes popular rapper Young Thug.