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Spirited In the Material World

Weston exhibit showcases imaginative pieces from a range of materials

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Material Witness at downtown’s Weston Art Gallery is all about the physical. The stuff of hardware stores — plywood, drywall, insulation — remains exposed in the work. If there’s a common thread, it’s the artists’ “careful and considerate material choices,” guest curator Matt Distel says.   

Art: Material Witness

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Material Witness at downtown’s Weston Art Gallery is all about the physical. The stuff of hardware stores — plywood, drywall, insulation — remains exposed in the work. If there’s a commo  

Knitting a New Landscape

Cincinnati BombShells aim to soften an otherwise harsh environment

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 7, 2011
When does an age-old craft like knitting become hip fiber art, street art and performance art? When it’s practiced by the Cincinnati BombShells yarn bombers, approximately 15 women ages 25-65 with sassy alter egos, Jackie O sunglasses and platinum wigs.  
  

Events: Cincinnati Bombshells

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 7, 2011
When does an age-old craft like knitting become hip fiber art, street art and performance art? When it’s practiced by the Cincinnati BombShells yarn bombers, approximately 15 women ages 25-65 with s  

Art: Autumn Air Art Fair

0 Comments · Thursday, November 3, 2011
Don’t you love second chances? A month after the Hyde Park Square Art Show, here’s the Autumn Air Art Fair in Clifton, with some of the same fine and funky artists. If you missed the Hyde Park eve  

Motion and Emotion

Artists Mark Patsfall and Brian Stuparyk mess with elements of perception

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The cardboard 3-D glasses supplied for Brian Stuparyk’s work will make the comparison clearer. Put them on and feel like a kid, knowing that this art show is fun and different. A visit feels like an afternoon at the movies. Though there are just three small rooms to see, remember that the artists’ themes are perception and time. It’s possible to get lost awhile.  

Art: Elements of Perception

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Now playing — um, on display – at Phyllis Weston Gallery is Elements of Perception, a motion picture — er, pictures with motion and emotion — from Mark Patsfall and Brian Stuparyk.  The c  

The Paper Chase

Sara Pearce’s career in papers continues, but with some new twists

1 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Sara Pearce had the world — many worlds — at her fingertips, but her fingers couldn’t feel. The former Enquirer arts reporter had volunteered for a buyout from the paper in September 2008 and wanted to become an artist herself. She’d finally create collages from the antique world maps, fashion magazines and other papers she’d collected for decades.   

Intimate Visions

CAC exhibition “uses beauty to discuss difficult issues”

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Realms of Intimacy: Miniaturist Practice from Pakistan, which opens the Contemporary Arts Center’s 2011-12 season Sept. 23, isn’t really about Pakistan. It’s not even all about small pictures. “It’s about using beauty to discuss difficult issues,” says Assistant Curator Justine Ludwig.  

Beauty in the Mundane

Cincinnati Art Museum debuts a new, eclectic collection

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The eclectic art collection of the late Carl M. Jacobs III is his bulletin board. With a hint of a self-assured smile in a 1958 portrait by celebrity photographer Carl Van Vechten, Jacobs invites visitors to explore the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition titled Not Just Pretty Pictures, up through Aug. 28.