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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.  

Art: Cincinnati Modern Architecture-- A Retrospective

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 9, 2011
If you automatically think historic architecture must be 19th century or earlier, think again. At the Betts House, itself built in 1804, the exhibition Cincinnati Modern Architecture – A Retrospective opens Saturday to run through September 15. Reflecting such different philosophical bents as the Terrace Plaza Hotel and Greenhills model village, the exhibition will also examine private homes and more by Cincinnati architects.  

Let's Get Physical

Body of Art presents various ways artists capture the human form

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Body of Art, at Northside’s Prairie gallery through Aug. 20, presents work by a dozen artists who all show their own or someone else's physical form in vastly different ways.  

Art: Body of Art

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 19, 2011
'Body of Art,' at Northside's Prairie Gallery through Aug. 20, presents work by a dozen artists who all show their own or someone else's physical form in vastly different ways. Evan Hand's lighthearted photographs are a relief among all these heavy thoughts. His own bearded head becomes the playground and home ground for a set of extremely small toy figures going about their business in the thickets of his hair.  

Back to the Future

American stained glass windows are gaining renewed interest

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2011
American stained glass windows, long shrugged off as a Victorian enthusiasm, are attracting increasing interest, say museum curators, and Cincinnati is on the leading edge of this trend. The Taft Museum of Art recently opened In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows. And at the Cincinnati Art Museum conservation is under way on four stained glass windows to go on view next May.  

Art: In Company With Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 21, 2011
American stained glass windows, long shrugged off as a Victorian enthusiasm, are attracting increasing interest, say museum curators, and Cincinnati is on the leading edge of this trend. The Taft Museum of Art recently opened In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows. And at the Cincinnati Art Museum conservation is under way on four stained glass windows to go on view next May.  

Art: Presages at Iris Book Cafe

0 Comments · Monday, June 20, 2011
Gordon Smith's black and white aerial photographs, in his show at Iris Book Cafe and Gallery, could almost be handsome abstract compositions. It takes a second glance to recognize what they record: graceful arcs of roadway that abet devastation. Portraits of the people most affected, the dirt-poor, badly educated residents of the Appalachian Mountains whose tops are being removed, are also part of the exhibition.  

Hot Art History: Kaleidoscopes of the 21st Century

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 15, 2011
They’re not your Christmas stocking kaleidoscopes, the gorgeous instruments in Kaleidoscopes of the 21st Century at Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. Although they are works of art, mo