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Elvis has entered the art gallery with new Paul Laffoley exhibit

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The strange ways we remember Elvis Presley are best summed up by the lyrics of the late Warren Zevon’s “Jesus Mentioned,” in which he imagines traveling to Memphis to see the dead King: “He went walking on the water … with his pills.”   

Michael Wilson, Picture Taker From These Parts

Iris BookCafé, Michael Wilson, For Musicmakers from These Parts, visual art

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
“I don’t know the people, but I like the way they look,” says longtime Cincinnati Post photojournalist Melvin Grier.  Grier is at Iris BookCafé, surveying black-and-white photos of local musicians. Some are national names, others up-and-comers. All were shot by fellow photographer Michael Wilson, who should be a national name but isn’t.  

Freaks of a Feather Celebrate Flannery O’Connor

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Flannery O’Connor could be as proud as a peacock about The Meanest of Them Sparkled, a show in her honor at Thunder-Sky, Inc.
  

UC Brings Art Therapy to Students with New Certificate Program

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Jenny Ustick has always been artistic. Coming from a family of engineers, carpenters and do-it-yourselfers, she was encouraged by her parents at an early age to cultivate her skills.   

CAC Exhibit Pushes Back Against Museum’s Architecture

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
“When people ask me what are my influences, they’re ghosts and magic,” artist and curator Michael Stillion said during a recent visit to his studio in Evanston.  

Big in Japan

Artist and CAC gallery attendant Mike Weber travels to Japan for his first international solo art exhibition

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By the time you read this, Patrick Cost — Direct Support Professional (DSP) for Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) — and his friend and charge, artist Mike Weber, will be in Japan. 
  

Thinking Small Has Big Results at Manifest

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Restrictions can be a powerful impetus for creativity — parents whose bedtime rules are questioned would agree. Artists never lose their sense of questioning, but resort to fresh approaches when boundaries are imposed.
  

Year of the Snake

Reptiles+Rainbows design duo walks the line of cute and creepy

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
“Sometimes it’s hard to explain what we do because it’s still evolving,” says Philip Valois, designer and co-founder of Reptiles+Rainbows, a multidisciplinary design studio he began in early 2013 with designer, art director and life partner, Carla Morales.  
  

Harvesting Local Art

Arts organizers follow community-supported models to create and dispense locally produced art

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Forward-looking organizers have turned to thinking inside the box for a new way to promote visual artists. Some of the artists, meanwhile, are thinking outside the box to produce 50 small works each.
  

Thunder-Sky 'Rejoices' over Late Cincinnati Icon

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A diminutive white-bearded man, Avtar Gill stood out in any crowd despite his humble stature. Always wearing his oversized, hand-drawn, (typically) all caps messages which he affixed to a baseball cap with usually no more than a few strategically placed rubber bands, he documented everyday history in mundane yet sometimes profound ways.
  

China's Last Emperors Wore Some Cool Threads

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Have you seen the emperor’s old clothes at the Taft Museum of Art? With apologies to Hans Christian Andersen’s cautionary tale of vanity, the naked truth remains that we’re judged by our dress.  

Women Artists Collaborate on Book-Making

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A new exhibition of art books by a local group of female artists, Art4Artists, joyously fills the galleries at Kennedy Heights Arts Center. The exhibit, titled WomenWorkBooks, is meant to serve as a springboard for discussion on a wide range of women’s issues.   

Ethereal Experimentation

Upcoming Weston exhibits feature two bold approaches to photography

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
While Anita Douthat and Charles Woodman both create photography-based or light-based art, their approaches are dramatically different. So, too, is their work — except for a common denominator.   

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at 21c

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
You could go stag to see the carved deer heads, football helmets and other gaming trophies on exhibit in Wild Card at the 21c Museum Hotel downtown. But Michael Combs’ unsettling examination of gender identity and cultural mythology raises so many questions that it’s better not to go hunting alone for answers.  

Full Circle

Todd Pavlisko's 'Crown' presents a historical art journey through time and space

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
When Todd Pavlisko speaks about Crown, his solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum, it is clear that this project is about the plasticity of time.