Restrictions can be a powerful impetus
for creativity — parents whose bedtime rules are questioned would agree.
Artists never lose their sense of questioning, but resort to fresh
approaches when boundaries are imposed.
Ikelus,” St. Xavier High School’s entry in the set of four Fringe Next productions presented at SCPA, has a title with Grecian overtones that high schoolers themselves no doubt link to a particular online game.
Arienette, central character in the
interest-compelling production Names, is a young girl beset by demons, not
unlike a character in an old-fashioned story. But because this is not an old-fashioned
story, her demons are figments of schizophrenia — every bit as hard to handle
as the demons of old.
A new exhibition of art books by a local
group of female artists, Art4Artists, joyously fills the galleries at
Kennedy Heights Arts Center. The exhibit, titled WomenWorkBooks, is meant to serve as a springboard for discussion on a wide range of women’s issues.
Architectural buffs, by and large, have
only good words to say about the 16th century Italian architect Andrea
Palladio. His influence can perhaps be seen in your own neighborhood,
especially if you live in Indian Hill, Hyde Park or the choicer places
on the West Side...
The gaping street-level space of the
Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, attached to the Aronoff
Center for the Arts, is windowed on two sides, capped by two ceiling
heights (high and higher), set with columns and interrupted by a
staircase to the floor below and above.