“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.