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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.