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Preview: Call Me

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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.  

Preview: April Fools

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Fringe vets Four Humors Theater is focused on laughter, and it seems likely that not only will their 'April Fools' search for and find the object of their desire, but so will the audience.   

Art: Vanishing Cincinnati at the 5th Street Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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.  

Events: Emery Legacy Tour Bus

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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.  

Arts: Change or Die

Discussing the future of the arts in our changing culture

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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.  

Teens Go Green

ArtWorks continues to nurture young artists with The Outdoor Museum

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2009
What happens when talented teenagers are teamed with design professionals and asked to interpret “green” concepts in billboard-like format? Plenty happens, as can be seen in The Outdoor Museum, or TOM, in Eden Park now through May 31.  

Art: Rites of Passage at Manifest Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Manifest Gallery’s fifth annual Rites of Passage exhibition suggests that tomorrow’s artists are fascinated by people: their presence, their shadowy absence and even by their accouterments. For this lively and diverse gathering of soon-to-be or recent art-school graduates, the gallery presents 24 works by 14 artists from nine states, culled from over 700 works submitted from nearly 60 institutions. Tuesday-Saturday through May 15.  

Lit: InkTank

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 21, 2009
It’s a big weekend at InkTank as the literary mainstay explores the American Dream with a 7:30 p.m. Final Friday reading by Larry Smith of Cleveland-based Bottom Dog Press, along with local Bottom Dog poets, and two simultaneous writers’ workshops from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Friday admission is $5 (free to InkTank members); workshop entry is $10 or $30 including InkTank membership.  

Mythography (Review)

Telling stories through narrative art

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Manifest Gallery delights in throwing out an idea and seeing what it might reel in. The current show explores a concept that's as old as art but has been unfashionable in recent years: storytelling.  

Art: Taft Museum Art in the Afternoon Sign Ups

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sign up now if you want a place in the Taft Museum’s Art in the Afternoon program of springtime visits with artists, which begins April 5.