Although Safe House is the title of Keith Josef Adkins’ world
premiere play at the Cincinnati Playhouse, the primitive but neat cabin inhabited by the Pedigrews, a free
family of color in 1843 Kentucky, is a dangerous place.
As the long-awaited Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective
prepares to open Friday at Cincinnati Art Museum, there is much to
discuss about this native son’s controversial career as one of the
original Pop artists.
After visitors travel the gravel pathway
leading to Grailville, they enter a cultural oasis made up of rich
farmland, peaceful nature trails, organic gardens and a group of women
dedicated to sustainable living and a holistic approach to life.
On a recent
Wednesday in September, the crowd in the foyer of the Clifton Cultural
Arts Center (CCAC) ate, drank and talked quietly as the New Horizons
Orchestra performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the sun set through
stained glass windows.