Plodding feet and murmuring voices mingle
up the gallery stairs. Students Alvin, Ben, Chad and Matt have arrived
from local community building organization Starfire and settle in front
of laptops loaded with their digital photos as another day of art
education begins at Prairie Gallery.
In one of those rare places people
still come to browse for books, they are encased in glass. Touched by the
hands of artists, they suspend like paper time capsules in the atrium
of the Cincinnati Public Library for Bookworks 13,
organized by Cincinnati Book Arts Society.
a lost fledgling in my backyard. He blunders about on big feet and his
bleating mouth asks to be fed or put back in the nest. I do not speak
bird, but I know who does. I call Sheida Soleimani, artist, violinist
with the band Marmalade Brigadeand Cincinnati’s unofficial avian intermediary.
A legacy of icon and miniature painting
from Eastern Europe makes a great migration to the Phyllis Weston
Gallery in O’Bryonville. Painters David Miretsky and Svetlana Derenshuk
perplex and dazzle with quirky scenes of domestic life in Uniquely Ukraine, on display through March 31.
Artist Stevie Grueter digs rocks out of the ground with a railroad spike. She's barely 5 feet tall and lugs them home like she's cradling a baby. That's where her art begins — on the uneven surfaces of rocks. Her life began in the rubble of an earthquake. It struck the Greek island of Crete, killing her parents.
Artist Stevie Grueter digs rocks out of the ground with a railroad spike. She's barely 5 feet tall and lugs them home like she's cradling a baby. That's where her art begins — on the uneven surfaces of rocks. Grueter archives her rock collection with contour line drawings that accurately capture the texture of each rock. She writes beautiful quotations on the drawings.
On a farm in Spring Grove Village, on a windy spring morning, a group of Baby Boomers, artists and organic farmers gather in a small structure known as the “puppet barn.” They swap stories of royalty over cups of coffee sweetened with local honey. They have come to hear the teachings of a master beekeeper: author, biodynamic farmer and 30-year beekeeper Gunther Hauk.