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Contemporary Arts Center Announces 2016-17 Season

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Contemporary Arts Center announced its 2016-17 exhibition season last evening during a special presentation to its Board of Trustees and media. At the same time, it also previewed several performances scheduled for that same season. (There may still be another art exhibition added.) The biggest takeaways from the announcement are that the CAC is striving for diversity in the artists it w...  

Exhibit Reveals Carl Solway’s Impact on CAM

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In some ways, it feels unnecessary for the Cincinnati Art Museum to have a show honoring the gallerist Carl Solway’s connection to its Contemporary collection — the current Not in New York, which does just that, is up through Oct. 30.   

The Art of Perpetual Curiosity

At 75, experimental Jazz legend Peter Brötzmann remains prolific in his quest for new challenges

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Since emerging from Germany in the 1960s, Peter Brötzmann has become one of the titans of avant-garde Jazz.  

Music: Greg Sinibaldi

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Saxophonist/composer Greg Sinibaldi, whose work encompasses Jazz, Experimental and Heavy Metal, will play the Electric Wind Instrument through software he designed and built during a free concert.   

Art and Architecture

Take a trip to the future of art museums at these revamped regional institutions

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
You can see some new art museum additions in this region — and witness the lift they are providing their institutions and communities — if you’re willing to take short drives to Columbus and Louisville.

Process Makes Perfect

Matt Kish’s pursuit of Moby-Dick leads to CAC show

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Self-taught artist Matt Kish had just turned 40 in 2009 and was considering giving up after years of receiving little recognition for his work. Breaking through seemed as elusive as catching a great white whale.

Powers of the Outsiders

An early LA Punk cult hero, Kid Congo Powers continues his legacy with the Pink Monkey Birds

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
When the history of Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival is written, there should be a chapter about the incendiary performance given by Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds to close out the 2014 event.  

Art: Chasing the Whale and Other Endless Pursuits

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Self-taught artist Matt Kish wanted one last shot at creating something notable. The project he chose was illustrating Herman Melville’s 1851 literary classic Moby-Dick, one drawing per day for all 552 pages.   

Art: Edward Wolfley: Reflections on a Journey at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
To honor the artist Edward Wolfley, who is now 90-years-old and formerly taught at UC's DAAP, his son Marc and Marc’s wife, Lisa Kallman, have organized a retrospective of drawings and paintings at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.   

How to Look at Glass, Not Just Through It

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
To most of us, glass is just a conduit — a way to look outside from inside or to see if a drinking utensil is half-full or half-empty. But to Brooklyn-based artists Anna Riley and Sam Ihrig, everyday functional glass is far more than a utilitarian object.