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Art: The Poetry of Place

Local poet Richard Hague discusses his work -- and working in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Richard Hague is an awarding-winning poet and teacher at Purcell Marian High School. His previous books -- a dozen collections of poetry -- have drawn largely on his Appalachian roots as a native   

Art: ist as Avenger

Matthew Dayler interprets superheroes at the Carnegie

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
In his new show at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Matthew Dayler has mounted a multimedia exhibition of various works under the title The Avengers. The name refers to a team of M  

Art: Review: Kingdoms

Tim McMichael's work speaks volumes at Clay Street Press

0 Comments · Sunday, June 15, 2008
Tim McMichael's work turns nations on end -- or sometimes just 90 degrees. A simple rotation changes the context of familiar shapes of countries or states with an effect that is unexpectedly dra  

Art: Tristate of the Art

Region offers an array of great art options this summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
While there's plenty of art to see in town this summer, what better time to check out what's happening in the rest of the region? Cincinnatians are fortunate to live within two hours of several   

Art: Review: Carl Solway Gallery Shows

Katy Stone's and Christopher Tanner's work shines

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
On a recent Friday evening, the guests at Carl Solway Gallery turned their eyes from the art on the walls to watch the artist, Christopher Tanner, dressed in drag with a blonde wig and full-lengt  

Art: Review: Walking Is Still Honest

Will Hutchinson offers viewers a broad new visual terrain

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2008
With Walking Is Still Honest at Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery in O'Bryonville, Will Hutchinson has created an exhibition that encourages abstract thought through the use of theoretical di  

Art: A Cool Cat

New artist co-op The Flying Cat complements Covington's Art District

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2008
"It's the one with the flying cats in the door," Julia Martin says when describing how to find her gallery/artist co-operative in Covington's Mainstrasse Village. Indeed, with its name and unu  

Art: Review: All Mixed Up

Old meets new at The Carnegie in Covington

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Antiques mix and mingle with modern technology in the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center's current show All Mixed Up. While the first floor is devoted solely to antique quilts, the artwo  

Art: Review: C'mon Everybody, Get Up!

Terence Hammonds draws from the Civil Rights era in his latest exhibition

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
At the risk of sounding naìve, I'll say that racism always surprises me. It shocks me that the images of riots, violence and radical protest that Terence Hammonds incorporates into his work  

Art: Review: Rembrandt: Three Faces of the Master

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Rembrandt as himself

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Rembrandt created more than 70 self-portraits during his lifetime. The three currently at the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) reveal the evolution of the Dutch master's painting style and provide a   

Art: Review: From Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper

Taft Museum highlights American watercolor masterpieces

0 Comments · Monday, April 14, 2008
From Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper: American Watercolor Masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum, now on view at the Taft, is a pleasure from start to finish. Despite the title (thought up by a ma  

Art: Review: Daniel Libeskind

CAC cuts corners showcasing the famous architect

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Three years ago, while taking in the view from my high-rise hotel room in downtown Denver, my eyes stopped at a striking structure more like a sculpture than a building. The unfinished amalgamati  

Art: A World of His Own Making

Christian Schmit's visionary ideas result in a new class and exhibition

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
At Covington's Art Off Pike last fall, amidst the more anticipated tents assigned to anxious-looking artisans, I came up to an outhouse-sized structure with wheels called "The Draw Box." The pu  

Art: Love Is a Risky Business

Dido and Aeneas is a one-hour opera with enough emotion for three

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Two acclaimed performers of contemporary music return to Cincinnati to make the case for a baroque opera more than 300 years old. Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, directed by Mischa Santora, combine  

Art: Review: LeWitt x 2

CAM and CAC combine for complementary Sol LeWitt exhibitions

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
An artist's ideas bristle on every wall and even on some floors at the dual Sol LeWitt exhibitions now showing at Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM). Behind LeWitt X