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Tides of War Touch Home

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Lloyd Library and Museum may not be on your accustomed arts radar but its extraordinary current exhibition could put it there. Wounded Home reflects the ghastly physical toll war has on its participants as well as its psychological toll on them and their families.   

Maps, Magazines, Money

Handsome book explores printing trade in 19th-century Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Engraving Trade in Early Cincinnati: With a Brief Account of the Beginning of the Lithograph Trade is a beautiful book, as it should be, given its subject matter. In the early years of the 19th century, images in publications were the way people saw the world beyond their own experience.  

Iris BookCafe Shows Extraordinary Photographs of Mongolia

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Elaine Ling's compelling photographs of five summer visits to Mongolia, now on the walls of Iris BookCafe, are admirable both as works of art and sociologically.  

Art: Elaine Ling’s Mongolia

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Elaine Ling's compelling photographs of five summer visits to Mongolia are now on the walls of Iris BookCafe. The exhibition reflects Ling’s visits to Mongolia made between 2002 and 2006. The   

The City As Subject

Cole Carothers and Courttney Cooper share their perspectives at Cincinnati Art Museum

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Cincinnati Everyday shows us our city as seen by two very different living artists, both of whom find the place endlessly interesting. Cole Carothers and Courttney Cooper are each instinctive artists. That is to say, each makes art because it’s his natural response to what he sees, but how they see is as individual as they are themselves.

Daguerreotypes Come to Life in Taft Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Daguerreotypes: someone sitting stiffly, right? Ninety-nine percent of daguerreotypes would fit that description, says Tamera Muente, the Taft Museum of Art’s installing curator for its current show, Photographic Wonders. The surprise of the show, she adds, is that virtually all of it is drawn from that other one percent.  

Telephone: A Prequel to a Love Story (Review - Critic's Pick)

1 Comments · Monday, June 3, 2013
This smart, quick-moving, three-person show pulls in video to advance the plot and underline what's going on and frequently makes sly fun of theatrical conventions.  

We Put the F.U.N. in Funeral (Review)

We Put the F.U.N. In Funeral, Cincy Fringe Festival, SCPA Black Box, Fringenext

1 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
Teenagers look critically at the grownup world, perhaps because they know they'll be there themselves before long, and they often don't like what they see. The School for Creative and Performing Arts students who put together We Put the F.U.N. in Funeral certainly fall into that number, and interpret their title in the most ironic sense.  

Catalina (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
Catalina is a lively take on history and on theater, puts 16th century events into a 21st century syntax and suggests that the woman's movement was bound to come.   

Art: Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Painting

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
We’ve been here before, but it wasn’t quite the same. The frequently sun-struck paintings in the engaging exhibition, Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Painting, now at Cincinnati Ar