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Charley Harper’s “Space Walk” mural is unveiled at the Convention Center after being hidden for decades

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The interest just keeps growing for Charley Harper, the late Cincinnati artist whose work has become recognized as a colorfully stylized pinnacle of mid-20th-century Modernism.
  

Andres Serrano Opens ‘After the Moment’

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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.  

Awash in Memory: ‘Mad River Rising’

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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.)   

Brooks Wheelan’s Post-‘SNL’ Journey

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
For 40 years, Saturday Night Live has served as a launching pad for successful comics. But what happens when things don’t work out on America’s most popular live sketch-comedy show?
  

Follow the LEGO Brick Road

Attorney-turned-artist fosters creativity and inner peace, piece by piece

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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?   

Common Ground: Creative and Weird

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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.  

Raphael’s ‘Mona Lisa’

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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 1682).   

Enter the Coven

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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.   

M Train

Patti Smith (Bloomsbury)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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.  

Did You Ever Have A Family

Bill Clegg (Simon & Schuster)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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.   

Mad River Rising (Review)

0 Comments · Monday, October 26, 2015
Walk into the Marx Theatre at the Cincinnati Playhouse for Mad River Rising and you’ll be in a different world, the hayloft of an ancient Ohio barn.   

Adapting Adeptly

The Art Academy of Cincinnati celebrates a decade in Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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.    

Donald Kelley Brings the Outdoors Inside

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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.   

Old and New, Tragic and Comic

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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.  

Cincinnati Ballet Brings Back a Modern Masterpiece

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Imagine it’s 1998. Cincinnati Ballet is performing Val Caniparoli’s choreography for a full-length story ballet — the exquisite 1995 Lady of the Camellias.