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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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