If you could play a guitar with a jackhammer, Ed Hamell would do it. As it is, he comes so close to "Abuse of an Instrument" that the music police would get him if he weren't searingly funny and, treating the language with no more respect than his guitar, profanely eloquent.
‘Garry Winogrand would move fast through the streets, see things happening, maybe across an intersection, would move to that area, firing off his Leica, the wide-angle lens essentially pre-focused, moving with the camera, the energy, the kineticism of the street coming through.”
Photographer Garry Winogrand's 'Women Are Beautiful' appeared as a book in 1975, and in 1981 Winogrand produced a portfolio of 85 prints selected from those works. Eighty of the portfolio prints are being shown at CAM in a crowded display in the Vince Waddell gallery to reveal the voyeuristic nature of his work. Through Aug. 23.
This production from Fringe fave True Body Project features actors and nonactors and gives the participants and those of us attending plenty to remember about body-consciousness in the gym class landscape. We've all been there.
DIY Productions, which last year provided a surprising self-conducted Over-the-Rhine tour with 'Inner: City,' has cooked up a new way to rattle your expectations. The Fringe and the OTR neighborhood itself are part of the package, which you can experience alone or with a friend or two.
When David and Barbara Day cast a clear eye on the city, what they see are things the rest of us can no longer find. In Vanishing Cincinnati, an exhibition of the Days’ handcrafted prints, present time dissolves. The #49 streetcar cruises through Eden Park, the art deco Greyhound bus terminal still stands at Fifth and Sycamore streets and steamboats are docked at the foot of Mount Adams. The prints, from the Days’ pen-and-ink drawings touched with color wash, are meticulously detailed and perhaps more telling than a photograph would be. Through June 6 at the Fifth Street Gallery.
Get on the bus! Reserve a spot by Wednesday, May 27 on the Emery Legacy Tour Bus, which leaves May 30 to survey the architectural legacy of the Emery family in Cincinnati. Sponsored by Betts House and the Mercantile Library, the bus leaves Betts House at 9 a.m. for a tour of all things Emery. Downtown landmarks include Emery Theatre, Carew Tower/Netherland Plaza Hotel complex and the Mercantile Library Building.Attendance is limited to 35.
Bigger is not necessarily better, and cooperation might ace competition among arts organizations in our changing culture, according to Diane E. Ragsdale of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, who spoke to an audience of art professionals and supporters at the University of Cincinnati May 6. She urged arts organizations to recognize that "we have a society in which the arts have become marginal" — big attendance numbers might not equal big impact.