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.
As the nation observes Black History Month, Beyond Emancipation
acknowledges that sometimes it’s tough to keep hope alive. But, even
more, the show celebrates the fact that hope has always been there and
always will be.
Infrastructure represents opportunity.
That was the thinking of “construction clown” Raymond Thunder-Sky, the
quiet, self-taught artist and downtown icon who saw possibility for
improvement whenever a wrecking ball swung. In his world, police
stations gave way to amusement parks.
Miami University’s New Year’s resolution
came in August, when it declared the 2011-2012 term the “Year of the
Arts.” Part II of Out of the Shadows: The Rise of Women in Art,
opens Tuesday at the Miami University Art Museum.
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.
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