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FotoFocus Biennial Already Planning Ways to Ring in 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
FotoFocus seems to be establishing itself on the city’s arts calendar.  

Lively Variety of Art at the Latest ‘Changing Perceptions’ Exhibition

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Art Beyond Boundaries, the Main Street gallery where work by artists with disabilities is seen all year long, opens its space to artists without disabilities as well for what has become a popular yearly exhibition called Changing Perceptions, on view now in its ninth edition as Changing Perceptions: Merge.
  

Comedian Dave Landau Parties Like It’s 1999

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Comedian Dave Landau’s final performances of the year (including a New Year’s Eve show) and first shows of 2015 will take place this week at Funny Bone on the Levee in Newport.  

Cincinnati Theater Offered Stories of All Shapes and Sizes in 2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2014
In early 2014 countless friends told me, “I couldn’t believe I was laughing at the things they were saying.” They were describing their reactions to the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, by Broadway in Cincinnati (Jan. 7-26).  

Visual Arts 2014: Big Changes and Best Shows

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Overall, it was an eventful year for the visual arts in Cincinnati —good shows, a stimulating citywide festival devoted to photography, and newsworthy changes at two of our major museums.  

Pressing Imperfections

Talking shop with Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Brian Stuparyk is the owner of Steam Whistle Letterpress, a shop located in historic Over-the-Rhine that’s been pumping out hand-pressed cards, posters, flyers and more since opening in 2011.  

The Future of Contemporary at Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
In my September interview with new Cincinnati Art Museum Director Cameron Kitchin, he discussed the role of that institution in collecting and displaying Contemporary art in addition to other issues.  

Finding Order in “Much-ness” at NVISION

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Arynn and Joel Blazer, the husband-and-wife duo whose work is on display in Sofa King Good, are enamored of pattern.   

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Review)

'Plaid' for the holidays

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Plaid Tidings gets my nomination as the season’s most entertaining live onstage holiday show.  

The Heart of Home

New philanthropic photo-essay magazine centers on feelings of home

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Merriam-Webster defines the word “haven” as “a place of safety and refuge; an inlet providing shelter for ships or boats.” For Cincinnati writer Liz Bell Young, it takes on a deeper meaning.    

Local Clothing Brand Celebrates Rebellious Spirits

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Nick Elbisser and Jordan White, co-founders of online-based apparel brand Zip Zoo, find their inspiration in skateboard culture, the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine and the rebellious spirit of both.  

Theaters Offer Holiday Spirit and More

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Catching one of the numerous holiday shows on area stages is a tried and true aspect of celebrating the season.   

Sleeping Beauty (Review)

Sleeping Beauty needs a bit more villainy

0 Comments · Monday, December 8, 2014
I love that artistic director Lynn Meyers calls Ensemble Theatre’s holiday shows “nondenominational, multigenerational.”   

Novel Ideas

National Novel Writing Month creates an authentic, inclusive writing culture in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
NaNoWriMo participants in Cincinnati may not end up publishing their novels, but like many authentic artistic experiences shared with family, students or strangers, the benefits of NaNoWriMo lie in the process, not the product.  

Do We Need a Museum of Art Museum History?

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
There are art museums and there are history museums. But maybe there should be a new kind of museum
— a Museum of Art Museum History.