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Children in American Art (Review)

Dayton Art Institute offers unusual journey through changing concepts of childhood

0 Comments · Monday, October 20, 2008
In what could easily have become an exhibition larded with cuteness, the Dayton Art Institute presents childhood as interpreted by American artists from the 17th through 20th centuries.  

Illusion and Reality (Review)

Cincinnati Art Museum shows off the work of Jiri Anderle

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Turning adversity into a virtue is something artists are good at. The adversity of being an artist in a Communist society that forbad direct social criticism steered Anderle into a body of work well suited for comment on the human condition. So prints became Anderle's dominant form of expression through much of his career.  

Events: Saengerfest

0 Comments · Monday, October 6, 2008
It’s a Saengerfest! On Sunday in Memorial Hall, a traditional German-American Saengerfest (singing festival) will fill the air as part of a day-long celebration in honor of the building’s 100th anniversary. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.  

The Bold, Beautiful and Bizarre (Review)

Carnegie's season-opening exhibition lives up to its name

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Colors are usually spot on, with little meandering between, say, blue and green, and shapes are polygons of considerable variety, in some cases relaxing into curves with a whiff of Art Deco. Meanwhile, in one of the four upstairs galleries, Kelly Jo Asburys paintings havent a hard edge in them.  

Art: The Bold, The Beautiful and The Bizarre at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center gets weird with The Bold, Beautiful and Bizarre. Monday-Saturday. Through Oct. 10.  

Lady of the House

Julie Carpenter brings knowledge and enthusiasm to the venerable Betts House

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Julie Carpenter is still young, but she thinks old is cool. A good thing, too, as her job makes her the public’s interface with the oldest brick house in Ohio, the Betts House Research Center at 416 Clark St., two blocks west of Music Hall.   

State of the Arts: Reaching Out

Arts and culture organizations focus on educating and building new audiences

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
What's happening to the arts audience in Cincinnati? Is it the same group of stalwarts -- loyal and interested but inevitably growing older -- or is there an infusion of new people with new expectations? Outreach/education people in Cincinnati arts join CityBeat for a roundtable discussion.  

Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling show is bright and engaging

0 Comments · Sunday, August 10, 2008
Although burdened by a title that's a little too cute, Young at Art: Works on Paper by Emerging and Established Artists at Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery is a bright and engaging show.  

Cincinnati Art Museum unearths some gems from its vaults

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
For the most fun you'll have at an exhibition all summer, don't miss Long Time No See, the grand grabbag of more than 100 objects the Cincinnati Art Museum  

Art: Review: Exodus/Elegy

Anthony Becker's work is pervaded with sorrow, countered by light

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
With Exodus/Elegy, sculptor Anthony Becker meets the challenges of the difficult street-level space at the Weston Art Gallery in an exhibition well worth seeing. Working with inexpensive brown pape