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Open Studio

Manifest Gallery welcomes its first artist-in-residence

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Manifest’s latest addition is the Manifest Artist Residency. Annually, beginning in July each year, Manifest will host a working artist in the studio facility inside the gallery building.  

Meet the Penguins

Penguin Encounters offer up-close experience with those lovable birds

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 30, 2011
When we were kids, my sister collected penguins. Plush penguins, ceramic penguins, penguins wearing knit hats and scarves, penguins ice skating and more. Now even the most hardcore penguin enthusiasts can indulge their obsession with the Newport Aquarium’s Penguin Encounters.   

Planet of the Apes

Artist John Bavaro reminds us we’re all primates

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Could art be the missing link? Oxford, Ohio, native John Bavaro would probably say yes. His current exhibition in the Duveneck Gallery at the Carnegie Center Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington uses both traditional and digital painting to examine the similarities between humans and non-human primates. The exhibition is a sort of homecoming for Bavaro, who left Cincinnati in 2001 for a faculty post at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.   

Rites of Passage and Magnitude 7 (Review)

Manifest highlights student work and tiny treasures in its first shows of the summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Manifest Creative Research Gallery kicked off the summer with the college student show Rites of Passage and its seventh-annual Magnitude 7 exhibition of small works. Both exhibitions offer an exciting mix of creative endeavors, both large and small.  

Art: Rites of Passage and Magnitude 7

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Manifest Creative Research Gallery kicked off the summer with the college student show Rites of Passage and its seventh-annual Magnitude 7 exhibition of small works. Both exhibitions offer an exciting mix of creative endeavors, both large and small. Rites of Passage, an annual exhibition of work by college juniors, seniors and recent grads, reaches beyond its framework as a student show.  

Jonpaul Smith's Consumer Trends

Weaving together product packaging into fine art

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Visitors to the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center’s annual exhibition The Art of Food, which is up now through April 15, have come to expect a particular brand of art — that which is made from or inspired by food. So, at first glance, the woven paper constructions of Jonpaul Smith come as a surprise. A closer examination, however, reveals his medium: The ubiquitous processed food packaging that permeates American culture.  

Art: The Art of Food

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Visitors to the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center's annual exhibition 'The Art of Food,' which is up now through April 15, have come to expect a particular brand of art — that which is made from or inspired by food. So, at first glance, the woven paper constructions of Jonpaul Smith come as a surprise. A closer examination reveals his medium: The ubiquitous processed food packaging that permeates American culture.  

The Creatively Conscious Donald Deskey (Review)

DAAP exhibition highlights work of design pioneer Donald Deskey

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Though he’s not a household name, it’s likely you have something designed by Donald Deskey inside your home right now. The current exhibition at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) thoroughly outlines the life of this modern Renaissance man.  

Art: A Shared Window at Calvary Episcopal Church

0 Comments · Monday, November 8, 2010
War veteran artists, musicians and writers offer perspectives on their experiences with military service, war and the return to civilian life this Veterans' Day. A Shared Window at Calvary Episcopal Church (3766 Clifton Ave.) combines an art exhibition with a concert and reading. The opening reception is 5-10 p.m. Thursday; concert and reading begin at 7 p.m. The exhibition is on view daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 28.  

Artful Menagerie

Artist/taxidermist Jeremy Johnson meddles with nature at Prairie

1 Comments · Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Never before have I seen such a menagerie in an art gallery. An iridescent blue peacock, its feathers spreading at least 8 feet, stands in full glory near the entrance to Prairie gallery in Northside. Artists have long looked to nature for inspiration, but with his exhibition Meddling with Nature, Jeremy Johnson takes this tradition to another level. He observes, preserves and presents animals that once flew, ran and roamed about our natural environment.