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).
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.
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.