Next Friday, the documentary Art and Craft is opening at the Mariemont Theater. It's the story of an art forger, Mark Landis, who gave his work away to museums and colleges.
He was exposed by Matthew Leininger, before the latter became a Cincinnati Art Museum registrar. While in Cincinnati, in 2012 Leininger and Aaron Cowan, curator of UC-DAAP galleries, organized an exhibit about Landis, ...
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.”
From now on, when anyone mentions “Octoberfest” in Cincinnati, I’m going to think first of FotoFocus. This year, its first, it has clearly established itself as an artistically meaningful and rewarding addition to Cincinnati’s cultural calendar. The next is planned for 2014. It is also, like that other Oktoberfest (which actually occurs in Septemb...
Having wrapped up a very busy first (extended) weekend of FotoFocus activities, I’m humbled by the fact that I only got to a portion of the exhibits and events occurring under the month-long, regional photography festival’s umbrella. Before it’s over, more than 70 shows and related special events — like this Wednesday’s concert at the Emery Theatre by Bill Frisell/858 Quarter, featur...
Since the Main Library last May restored and put on display its famous 1848 daguerreotype Panorama of the Cincinnati riverfront, some 2,000 people have come downtown to see it and to use the two accompanying interactive touch-screen displays that allow visitors to zoom in on magnified, digitized images from the original photograph. Now the library has created a website, accessible from any computer, with many of the same features.
Yes, the appearance of the Monkees — Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones and Peter Tork — at Aronoff Center for the Arts on Saturday night could be considered merely an oldies/nostalgia show. But it is much more. The group, augmented by a veritable orchestra of musicians, will play the hit songs first recorded when their stylish, Beatles-influenced 1966-1968 television show was the rage — "I'm a Believer," "Last Trains to Clarksville," "Daydream Believer," "Words" and more were smashes.
Perhaps Cincinnati's best and most ambitious alternative art space — U-turn in the Brighton District — is ending its impressive run with a closing party starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, and all are invited. There will be refreshments and music. Over the course of its two years, U-turn's five curators/operators have found artists from here and afar to present arresting, beautiful and serious work. So come say goodbye.