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Art: Color NOW!

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Phyllis Weston Gallery’s Color NOW! also features Cincinnati colorists from the recent past. This smart inclusion promises to elevate the show from an exhibition to an education. Compare and contras  

POW! 'Superhero' Saves Us From an Ordinary Summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
You Are My Superhero, opening Sunday at Dayton Art Institute (DAI), is here to rescue art lovers from the summer blahs. The difference starts at the door, where there’s $2 off for wearing a superhero costume.  

Digital Watch

Weston exhibit erases doubts over digital art

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Digital World presents James Duesing and three other artists whose work originates on a monitor via 3-D imaging and other programs. Should this art be viewed as something less because of its origins? I say no.  

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.