used to be a destination for aspiring artists until the high cost of
living started driving creatives away. In its wake, suddenly
Cincinnati’s affordability and desire for artists have pegged us as a
potential new art frontier.
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.