This is an old museum with benefits
bestowed by several generations of collectors, some of them inspired.
But is this the best way to see these works? The installation flies in
the face of accepted museology — not necessarily a bad thing — but I’m
uncertain if it accomplishes its stated aim: to bring people and art
In Egypt today the downside of revolution
is beginning to be felt. During two weeks recently spent there on a tour
to see the ancient sights, and then on my own for several days in
Cairo, most people I talked to were ready for order to happen, although
glad to have moved ahead.
Darren Goodman plays with fire. It’s part of his artistic
medium of choice — he blows glass. His extraordinary, downright gorgeous
results are now on view in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s biennial 4th
Floor Award exhibition, this year titled Trial by Fire. It’s up through year’s end.
“It’s beauty in a whole different way,
shocking at first, but so meaningful,” says Litsa Spanos, whose gallery,
Art Design Consultants Inc., will show the traveling photography
exhibition The SCAR Project from Sept. 29-Oct. 2. The show presents photographer David
Jay’s life-size prints of young women whose struggles with breast cancer
have left them scarred but valiant.
By the summer of 2007, Columbus-based AP
reporter Andrew Welsh-Huggins recognized that an ongoing story he’d been
covering put Ohio at the center of events making important national
news. “All this information was swirling
around: Christopher Paul was indicted, the coffee-shop meetings were
coming out,” Welsh-Huggins says in a recent phone interview.
“I've had the opportunity to learn patience,” says Tod Swormstedt, founder of the American Sign Museum. He’s talking about a problem that other Cincinnati arts organizations and supporters of planned festivals, theater renovations and other projects have to share — how to raise money as the Great Recession grinds on.
Femme, an exuberant show now at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, showcases artists doing one of the things they like best: portraying women. On Sept. 9, 7-9 p.m., Kathy Y. Wilson will host a gathering of women poets reading their work (no charge for admission), while on Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Chandrashekaran will lead an arts workshop.
How many people can make jokes in porcelain? Or even, going up to the next level, are witty in porcelain? Artists Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis regularly carry off that difficult feat in the course of creating works of considerable beauty and technical éclat.