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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.  

Lectures: What Is American Power?

0 Comments · Monday, April 12, 2010
Mitch Epstein, who with Susan Bell is responsible for the new "What Is American Power?" posters appearing on billboards and transportation advertising in Cincinnati and Columbus, comes to Cincinnati Art Museum's Fath Auditorium April 21 to discuss his project. The images "illuminate the toll that energy production and consumption take on our economy, health, security, quality of life, natural resources and climate."  

Art: Short Straw at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 7, 2010
'Short Straw,' up through April 30 at the Center on Clifton Avenue, is about the frustrations of the recession for artists. It is touching to see how much heart, soul and intelligence — and talent — the artists have put into this task. It’s also a reminder how hard the last few years have been on up-and-coming artists.  

Art: Breakups R Tough at U.turn Art Space

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Failed romantic relationships are the subject of 'Breakups R Tough,' the new group exhibition at the collectively run U.turn Art Space through April 24. The show is the result of some cutting-edge intellectual inquiry (and creative response) to the nature of relationships.  

Music: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Alejandro Escovedo is still growing as he finds his groove as an Austin-based Roots musician capable of explosively rockin’ out one minute and writing a doleful, tuneful string-accompanied romantic ballad the next. He plays the Southgate House with his four-piece The Sensitive Boys.  

Music: Extra Life

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 16, 2010
CS13, the creative alternative gallery continues its forays into cutting-edge experimental music presentations with a show by Brooklyn Art-Pop-Chamber-Prog experimentalists Extra Life. Music begins at 8 p.m. Opening acts are Black Dove, Locusta and I Fail.  

Art: Martin Puryear's Prints at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 10, 2010
A current show of Martin Puryear's prints at Cincinnati Art Museum, on display now through June 13, offers insight into Puryear's motivations and process. It features 23 prints plus a book for which he did woodcut illustrations.