WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING INSTEAD OF THIS?
 
Home · Articles · By Kathy Schwartz
Kathy Schwartz
 

Art: Fly Your Own Freak Flag

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 26, 2012
 Declare your independence from normal and pledge allegiance to the great state of freakdom at Northside’s Thunder-Sky Inc. More than 60 freak flags by artists from around the region and around  

Event: Humanity Outpost

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Here’s a wish for world peace, or at least the often-overlooked World Peace Bell. Do your small part while giving some attention to the Newport landmark during the Humanity Outpost, through July 22.  

Event: Beer With Your Best Friend

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
 The Famous Neons Unplugged, one of the most canine-friendly joints in the city, probably has heard all the best (and worst) “So a guy walks into a bar with a dog” jokes. Now it’s helping a  

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombShells

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I always admired the BombShells, Cincinnati’s yarn-bombing ladies.  I just didn’t think that, given my lack of crafting skills, I could become one. Now, living the dream of wannabes worldwide, I’ve been invited to participate in a bombing.   

'Color' Outside the Lines at The Carnegie

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2012
It’d be tempting to turn a show titled Full of Color into a gimmick. Just present a lot of bright, happy paintings and watch the crowds come.  

If These Walls Could Talk

Bar/restaurant mural captured the ’80s — bad styles and good times

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Before Burger Madness, there was mural madness at Arthur’s, the Hyde Park restaurant/bar. From 1981 to 1992, Jerry Dowling painted caricatures of 142 regulars on a 44-foot wall. The characters are still there — on the mural, anyway — but the character has changed.  

Opposites Attract

Thunder-Sky show plays some heady mind games

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I’m obsessed with the title of Thunder-Sky Inc.’s latest show, Reverse Psychology. The name, a play on two artists’ opposite aesthetics and themes, doesn’t work for me — or does it? Should I be celebrating differences, or searching for similarities? I don’t know what to think, and I think that’s the intent.    

Artists’ Personal Trails Converge at Phyllis Weston

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 17, 2012
You don’t know where some trails will lead. Roads diverge, loop, merge and meander. “I took the one less traveled by,” Robert Frost wrote, “and that has made all the difference.” Phyllis Weston Gallery presents Paper Trail as an opportunity “to explore the brilliant variety of paper as a medium.” But the medium really isn’t the message here.  

Glass Toast, Balloon Sushi and The Art of Food

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The greatest thing since sliced bread might be the glass toast by Sandra Gross and Leah Busch at The Art of Food, in its sixth year at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington.   

Strangely Sentimental

Thunder-Sky’s Small Potatoes considers knick-knacks as art

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Small Potatoes, a strangely sentimental exhibit at Thunder-Sky Inc., is like a heapin’ helping of Grandma’s comfort food. It’s unapologetically lumpy, undeniably homemade and served without fancy presentation but with a whole lot of love.