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A Local’s View of the Arab Spring Aftermath

Like rest of nation, Egyptian women unsure about their future

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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.  

Fired Up

Darren Goodman gorgeous glass creations

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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.  

Scarred But Not Scared

Photographer turns lens on young breast cancer survivors

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2011
“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.  

No Easy Answers

New book looks at Ohio-based, post-9/11 security issues

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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.   

Expansion Plans in a Recession

Arts organizations and events are adapting to the tough economic climate

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 31, 2011
“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.  

Art: Femme

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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.  

Head Games

Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis' porcelain busts infuse wit and technology

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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.  

Art: Paintings by Art Academy Graduates

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Art pundits make pronouncements (“Realism is dead,” “Abstraction is dead”), but artists go blithely along making art and often death has been prematurely reported. Case in point, the lively Art Academy of Cincinnati show featuring 15 alumni who graduated between 1972 and 2009, on view now through Sept. 2 in the Pearlman and Convergys galleries.  

Art: Still[ed] Life on Display at The Taft Musuem of Art

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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. Current examples of their joint productions may be seen in Still[ed] Life, an installation at the Taft Museum of Art through Oct. 16.  

From the Catbird's Seat

Artist Daniel Dorff documents the changes at Washington Park

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Daniel Dorff literally has the catbird seat from which he keeps his artist's eye on the transformation now underway in Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park, where Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation is building an underground parking garage for patrons of Music Hall and others.