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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.  

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.