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Art: Mythography at Manifest Gallery

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: A Glimpse from the Past at Betts House

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The Betts House offers A Glimpse from the Past, underlining the constancy of change. Chris Smith, Cincinnati Public Library history reference librarian, teamed with photographer Alex Bell to find exact vantage points in historic photos of Cincinnati locations and take modern day photos to record how those same scenes look today. The show runs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday through March 31, with the monthly open weekend coming up 12:30-5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. $2.  

Breaking Convention

David Rosenthal has high hopes for his newly opened Prairie Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2009
David Rosenthal, talking in the bare-bones middle room of his new Northside gallery, says, "I'm hoping to provide a place where photography can be done by lots of people and can reach into different areas in lots of different ways."  

Art: Inspiring Collectors at the Weston-Bolling Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Works on paper and mixed-media pieces by familiar and lesser-known artists are on view at Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery in Inspiring Collectors. All six of the artists shown have Cincinnati ties. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through March 28.  

Lectures: Thomas Demand at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thomas Demand is the speaker for the 2009 Lightborne Photography lecture that occurs 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium. Demand, once a sculptor, meticulously constructs paper models to make disquieting photographs. Appearing both super-real and artificial, they question our notions of reality.  

Art: The Factory Cats at Loveland Art Studios

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Loveland Art Studios on Main hosts 'The Factory Cats,' an art exhibit and auction. The Animal Rescue Art Project repeats its highly successful 2008 show, The Foreclosure Cats Art Project, with a group of cats and kittens found in an abandoned ammunition factory just north of Cincinnati. The cats, along with artwork by professionals and by children from local schools, appear in the art show and auction at the studios. Bidding on art continues on eBay this week.  

Large and Luminous

Tom Bacher's paintings light up the Weston Art Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
"It's like chess," Tom Bacher says of his self-invented process for painting. "I have to think 20 moves ahead." The results of this strategic approach to making art, 'Luminous Paintings by Tom Bacher,' opens Friday in the downtown Aronoff Center for the Arts' Weston Art Gallery.  

Art: Luminous Paintings at the Weston Art Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2009
“It’s like chess,” Tom Bacher says of his self-invented process for painting. “I have to think 20 moves ahead.” The results of that strategic approach to making art, Luminous Paintings by Tom Bacher in the downtown Aronoff Center for the Arts’ Weston Art Gallery, fills all three galleries, which is unusual but not unprecedented for the Weston. Tuesday-Sunday through March 21.  

Contemporary Printmaking (Review)

Manifest Gallery’s current exhibitions play off each other nicely

1 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Noticing how individual works play off each other can give a new slant to looking at an exhibition, allowing you to think like a curator. Contemporary Printmaking at Manifest Gallery offers such a rewarding opportunity.   

Art: Contemporary Print Making at Manifest Creative Research Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2008
For the Contemporary Printmaking exhibit, Manifest's Creative Research Gallery's call for submissions brought in nearly 400 works by 160 artists for this juried show. Curator Jason Franz made the final cut to 22 works by 13 artists from seven states and the United Kingdom. The multitude of means for printmaking allow for effects not possible from any other discipline. Manifest’s stated aim with this show is “to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of such processes.” Tuesday-Saturday. Through Jan. 9.