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Top Girls (Review)

NKU actresses take on an earlier generation's cry of distress

0 Comments · Monday, March 29, 2010
Can a 28 year-old-play about societal values still pack a punch? Unfortunately, yes — which means we haven't fixed it yet. If 'Top Girls' isn't the shocker it was when Caryl Churchill's play first appeared on a London stage in 1982, it's only because we've seen enough to recognize the problems.  

Art: Cincinnati Colored Pencil Society at YWCA Art Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 24, 2010
If you thought the colored pencil was an artistic medium reserved for grade school, members of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America will be quick to dissuade you. Through April 16 at the YWCA Art Gallery.  

Pencil Pushers

Local society chapter shows colored pencil as a true art form

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Colored pencil art works? By grownups? If you thought the colored pencil was an artistic medium reserved for grade school, members of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America will be quick to dissuade you. The group has a show up at the downtown YWCA right now that features multiple works from more than a dozen artists.  

Art: Tables and Walls at Iris Bookcafe

0 Comments · Monday, March 22, 2010
Catch it right now, today or Thursday, before it goes away. "Tables and Walls," a varied and exacting photography exhibition at Iris Bookcafé will come down Thursday night and a new show, "Loss/Lost," will be up for Final Friday.  

Art: Abundance at Collector's Art Group

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 16, 2010
"Abundance" at Collector’s Art Group blooms with Clarie Darley’s reflections on Lotus Pond at Big Bone Gardens in Kentucky through watercolor, charcoal, graphite and in a monoprint. Through April 10.  

Art: Essential Oils, and ... at The Barn

0 Comments · Monday, March 8, 2010
Six artists help fight off winter doldrums with a show called Essential Oils, and… opening Friday at The Barn, the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center in Mariemont. Each uses color generously in these figurative works. Through March 28.  

Art: The Art of Food at the Carnegie

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The edibility factor rules at the annual Art of Food exhibit at Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center, a once-a-year celebration of the meeting of art and comestibles presided over by both artistic and culinary masters. Visual and culinary treats abound when top area artists and chefs show their stuff. Through April 2.  

Watching Art Unfold

Jay Bolotin unveils the latest piece in ongoing work-in-progress

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2010
In Bolotin’s world, art is untrammeled by category. This internationally recognized Cincinnati-based artist creates stories by making drawings, bas-reliefs, music and films. The current form of what will become the second section of the Jackleg Testament trilogy spills across gallery walls in an installation he calls “Leaves from a Cast Paper Novel.”  

Art: Gary Gaffney and Minumental at the Art Academy

1 Comments · Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Art Academy thinks big — partly by thinking small — with its two shows opening Friday: Gary Gaffney’s Everything I did on sabbatical … and less opens along with the 23rd Annual Minumental Exhibition. Sculptor Gaffney includes artwork along with “poetry, short stories and the beginnings of a libretto for a one-act opera.” Minumental showcases works not exceeding 2 inches in any direction. Through March 12.  

How Could This Have Happened?

'Without Sanctuary' is a chilling reminder of America's shameful past

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Convinced that no good can come of ignoring or forgetting a shameful aspect of American history (some 5,000 murderous, illegal lynchings, mostly of African-American males, from 1882 to 1968) the National Underground Railway Freedom Center has taken a traveling show that sometimes elicited anger in earlier venues and hopes to make it a means of furthering understanding rather than undermining it. 'Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America' opened last week and runs through May 31.