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Birds, Photos and 'Other Things'

Three coinciding Weston Gallery exhibits take guests on a visual journey

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 17, 2012
If you are an orderly person, your first stop on descending the stairs to see the current installations in the Weston Art Gallery’s lower rooms will be the tiny viewing area just to the right of the staircase. There, Clara Crockett’s “Theatre Lilliputiens,” five brief films with a total running time of 20 minutes, prepare us for the world of her small, meticulous drawings.  

Art: Photographs of Reflection: William Messer in Monet's Garden

0 Comments · Monday, April 16, 2012
What happens when a photographer takes black and white pictures in a painter's garden? William Messer's 20-year, off-and-on project in Monet's garden at Giverny presents his own vision of a plac  

What About '(FEM)ME?'

Danielle Voirin presents self-portrait series at Iris BookCafe

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Photography shows in cafes can be chancy as to quality and depth. Those at Iris BookCafe and Gallery, curated by William Messer, regularly break this rule. Messer, in exhibitions presented quarterly at Iris since fall 2008, is himself an experienced curator with an international background and a photographer in his own right.  

Verbal Becomes Visual in Textuality

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 20, 2012
At Manifest Creative Research Gallery, ideas for exhibitions are almost an intellectual art form on their own. The little “neighborhood gallery for the world” in East Walnut Hills has a history of dreaming up surprising themes.  

Volcanic Disruption

A Day in Pompeii is a jarring look at a 2,000-year-old catastrophe

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Pompeii is the disaster-grabber of all time. How old were you when that terrible story first drew you in? I was 8, I think, and Pompeii still grips my imagination. For all of us who can’t shake this fascination, A Day in Pompeii, now at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, is a must.  

Event: Seismologist Susan Hough

0 Comments · Monday, March 5, 2012
Two hundred years ago the New Madrid earthquakes shook up our part of the world and still hold our interest. Research scientist Susan Hough, whose books make science accessible to us all, will spea  

Art: Minumental Exhibition

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 28, 2012
 The biggest little show in town is at the Art Academy right now, the 25th Annual Minumental Exhibition, with no work measuring more than two inches in any dimension. Prices are equally small; yo  

Event: A Retelling

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
When photographer McCrystle Wood looks at a plant she sees a person, in a metaphorical way, and with a digital platform 3D modeling computer program she produces the striking photographs now on vie  

Art: Hybrid Structures

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Printmaker Jim Williams sets himself strict limitations of size and color range but proceeds to produce a diverse, intellectually stimulating group of mono-prints for his current Clay Street Pre  

Jim Williams’ Landscapes Suggest a State in Flux

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Printmaker Jim Williams sets himself strict limitations of size and color range but proceeds to produce a diverse, intellectually stimulating group of mono-prints for his current Clay Street Press exhibition. His artist’s statement describes the new work in Hybrid Structures as his “search for a visual equivalent to the daily dynamic interplay that occurs between the man-made and the natural environment.”