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When Opportunity Knocks

At the helm of the local visual arts scene, Matt Distel explores new positions at Cincinnati Art Museum and The Carnegie

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Matt Distel, an almost constant presence in the Cincinnati art scene for the last couple of decades, suddenly seems to be everywhere at once. But no, he’ll not be working three jobs  

Visionaries and Voices: The Evolution of a Nonprofit Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Visionaries and Voices (V&V) has experienced many changes in the decade since it was first incorporated as a nonprofit organization...As the organization has evolved, so has its administrators’ approach to curating exhibitions.  

'Capturing the Essence' Exhibits Gordon Baer's Rare Prints

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Handsomely composed, deeply moving, timeless or inextricably of their time and place; Gordon Baer’s photographs, now on view at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center in a career-spanning exhibition, are all of the above.  

Artists at Home

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Conversation between Pam Korte, maker of pots; her husband, Richard Hague, maker of poems; Terri Kern, sculptor; and her husband, David Umbenhour, printmaker, brought forth the question: Why not a show of work by couples, focusing on interaction of ideas and mutual reliance and support?
  

The Vagina Dialogues

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The vagina: About half of Americans have one and a good deal more Americans than that actually came out of one...This sex organ is the center of medical, legislative, domestic and sexual conflict, and yet we can’t look at it or talk about it objectively.  

Young Women Take on Age-Old Issues of Image, Identity

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The teen and twentysomething artists of After the Fall, Women Representing Women are just beginning to explore what being a woman means. I’m twice their average age, but I can relate. I am still sorting out questions of feminine beauty and identity.  

Water Is the Core of AEC's Collaborative, International Exhibit

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Domino 02: Aqua, an exhibition at Covington’s Artisans Enterprise Center (AEC), features an “international collaboration” by 12 artists, each one creating a painting on half of two canvases, which are then distributed to another artist to finish the other side.  

Photographs From a Private World at Iris BookCafe

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The camera is a curious instrument. Its purposes run from mundane to exotic and include a sweeping range between, but the odd thing is that the operator of the instrument is reflected whatever the purpose may be.  

Follow the 'Pulp Art' Paper Trail

1 Comment · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
My grandmother would say to me, in German, “Paper is patient,” explaining that one could write anything he or she wanted on paper, whether true or false. Though I’d always associated the quote with the written word, I was reminded of it while considering Pulp Art, a show by 11 paper artists at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center.  

Change and Continuity Collide in 'Forward into the Past'

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 15, 2013
“Experimenting is what art is about,” Jens Rosenkrantz told his audience in the small, early 19th century rooms at Betts House last Saturday afternoon.  

Art About Town

Focusing on 2012's visual arts highlights

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2012
This may seem a strange way to start a review of the year in Cincinnati’s visual arts, but the piece that stays with me the most — haunts me, really — doesn’t even fit any traditional definition of art.  

Kevin Cole and the Ties That Bind

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
If you’re looking for cliché presents, head to your nearest department store. If you and your favorite recipients are looking for a memorable exhibit, head to the Weston Art Gallery for Straight from the Soul, a 25-year retrospective by the Atlanta artist.
  

Dummy Up

Photographer Matthew Rolston features Vent Haven figures in upcoming book

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Matthew Rolston has taken close-up portraits, startlingly realistic headshots, of some 200 figures — colloquially known as dummies — at Fort Mitchell, Ky.’s Vent Haven ventriloquism museum. The results are in a new book, Talking Heads, to be published next month by Pointed Leaf Press.
  

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto’s Silence Is Golden

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Shhh! There’s a tree sleeping inside Phyllis Weston Gallery. You’ll want to be silent — not because you might awaken it, but so that it can awaken you to Shinji Turner-Yamamoto’s thinking.
  

Staycation Destination

Newly opened 21c offers luxury accommodations, 24-hour art gallery and innovative eatery

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A hybrid of a boutique hotel, a fine dining restaurant and a museum, downtown Cincinnati’s 21c Museum Hotel is a jaw-dropping, sui generis masterpiece.