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Art: Silent Testimony at Architectural Foundation

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Besides being one of Cincinnati's most important arts patrons, Alice Weston is also a photographer. Her series 'Silent Testimony: Photographs by Alice Weston of Ohio's Native American Earthworks' is on display this month at the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati.  

Events: The Event

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Contemporary Arts Center on Saturday will have an event so big it can only be called THE EVENT. A fundraiser for the museum, it celebrates Shepard Fairey's return to the CAC where his hugely popular 'Supply and Demand' retrospective. The real "event" portion occurs in the Backstage District alleyways behind the CAC for a street party with music, including DJ sets by Fairey himself. 10 p.m. Saturday for the public.  

Art: Sentimental Journey at Country Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Neither high-fashion nor surreptitious, Gary Lee Boas' photos have a raw, pop, in-your-face directness that — in this age of controlled security-cautious access to the famous — makes them seem from a far more distant past than the 1970s. Country Club gallery is opening 'Gary Lee Boas: Sentimental Journey' with a 7-9 p.m. Friday reception. It runs through July 3.  

Music: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

0 Comments · Monday, May 10, 2010
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings play the Southgate House Monday and also headline the Nelsonville Music Festival (at Hocking College in southeast Ohio) on Saturday night. The nine-piece band, complete with horn section, is touring in support of their fourth album, the new 'I Learned the Hard Way.' Show starts at 9 p.m.  

Iron Man 2 (Review)

Robert Downey Jr. is again charming and amusing, but Mickey Rourke's presence is mostly wasted

0 Comments · Thursday, May 6, 2010
Director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Theroux deserve credit for trying to infuse the sequel to 2008's 'Iron Man' with equal parts pleasure, wit, intelligence, silliness, self-awareness and steely action-movie grit. In other words, Favreau tries to make it a worthwhile vehicle for the acting ability of his star, Robert Downey Jr., succeeding enough to make this enjoyable by the standards of summer-movie comic-book adaptations/sequels. Grade: B-.  

Arts: Works from the Gallery Collection at Carl Solway Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Carl Solway Gallery's 'Works from the Gallery Collection' show, which features mostly limited-edition prints but has variety, is a treasure trove of contemporary (and modern) art's biggest names: Lynda Benglis, Willem De Kooning, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Joan Miro, Judy Pfaff, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol and many more. Through July 30.  

Art: Vegas 360 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Cincinnati Art Museum’s latest photography exhibit, Vegas 360 by Cincinnatian Thomas Schiff, continues through Sept. 26. It features large-scale full-color panoramic images of the famous 24/7, neon-lit Vegas Strip shot with a custom-made Hulcherama 360 camera mounted on an extended tripod, rotating 360 degrees or more on its axis to expose film in a continuous strip as it turns.   

Art: One Solid Mutiny at U-turn Art Space

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 27, 2010
U-turn Art Space features a solo exhibition of recent sculptures, installations and works by Zach Rawe, an Art Academy of Cincinnati graduate. As part of the show conceived for the space, a "battlefield" demarcated by duct tape will run the length of the gallery, with objects representing American excess on one side and sculptures using industrial, raw materials meant to provoke a calmer, more neutralized viewing experience on the other. Through May 29.   

Ethical, Sustainable Jewelry-Making in Spotlight at Miami University

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 21, 2010
As the sustainability movement gains ground — in food production and dining, in transportation, energy use and housing — another front is emerging: sustainable crafts. Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Miami University Art Museum, sustainable metalsmith Gabriel Craig of Houston will speak on “Crafting Activism in an Age of Ambivalence.” That will be followed by an exercise in conceptual jewelry-making called Performance: The Pro Bono Jeweler at Shriver Center’s West Patio 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  

Lectures: John Bartlett

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 21, 2010
As part of the final week for the show 'Marilyn Minter: Chewing Color' at the Contemporary Arts Center, fashion designer John Bartlett will speak at 5:30 p.m. Monday about something close to photographer/video artist Minter's heart — the relationship between fashion and art.