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Thin Air Studio transforms nature at the Weston Gallery and vise versa

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Gnarled tree limbs arc above each entrance of downtown's Weston Art Gallery. Lashed together with twine, the limbs create a web-like mass that spreads throughout the Weston's lobby, soaring above in great domes, coiling around pillars, growing up and out of the stairwell.  

Art: Thin Air Studio at the Weston

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Gnarled tree limbs arc above each entrance of downtown’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery. Lashed together with twine, the limbs create a web-like mass that spreads throughout the Weston’s lobby, soaring above in great domes, coiling around pillars, growing up and out of the stairwell. An earthy, wooden smell permeates the glass, steel and brick interior. The installation can be seen at the gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts through August 30.  

Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women (Review)

Pioneer succeeded as a 19th-century 'sculptor of women'

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2009
At the turn of the 20th Century, when a woman's most acceptable occupation was motherhood, Bessie Potter Vonnoh succeeded professionally as a sculptor, flouting convention by focusing on a career instead of raising children. Her success as an independent working artist rested on subject matter that supported traditional notions of women, which makes the Cincinnati Art Museum's current exhibition of her work all the more fascinating.   

Art: Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 30, 2009
At the turn of the 20th Century, when a woman's most acceptable occupation was motherhood, Bessie Potter Vonnoh succeeded professionally as a sculptor, flouting convention by focusing on a career instead of raising children. Her success as an independent, working artist rested on subject matter that supported traditional notions of women. This irony makes the Cincinnati Art Museum's current Vonnoh exhibition all the more fascinating. On view through Sept. 6.  

Step Back in Time

Historic homes in two neighborhoods open their doors this weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This weekend, the owners of several historic homes in the area are flinging their doors open to visitors. Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) and Clifton Town Meeting are offering rare opportunities to see the interiors of some of Cincinnati’s most regal homes in two of the area’s grandest neighborhoods. On Saturday, the Cincinnati Preservation Association will hold a tour of East Walnut Hills homes, and Sunday is the Clifton House Tour.  

Events: Historic House Tours

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Historic home tours take over Cincinnati this weekend. Stop by “Upstairs, Downstairs,” a series of self-guided tours of architectural gems in the Beechcrest-Madison Road area of East Walnut Hills, from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and the Clifton House Tour on Sunday from 1–5 p.m.  

Art: Everyday at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Some artists make work every single day, a ritualistic endeavor with cumulative results that often document the passage of time and the daily life of the artist. Everyday, an exhibition of art that centers in this kind of daily practice, is on view at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. These objects serve as visual diaries, artifacts that preserve the artists’ existence or chart particular moments in space and time. Through April 25.  

American Grit

Cheryl Dunn documents the irony of life in the U.S.

1 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The young blonde girl in the photograph looks perplexed. She's standing in front of a bus called "Willie's Wiener Wagon," which is plastered with signs that read, 'If You Don't Support Victory, You Don't Support Our Troops" and "Proud to be an American." Cheryl Dunn, who took the photograph during the Bush years, doesn't flinch from the gritty, difficult side of life, as suggested by the title of her current show, 'Spit & Peanut Shells: American Pictures,' at Country Club gallery.  

Art: Spit & Peanut Shells at Country Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Documentary photographer Cheryl Dunn doesn’t flinch from the gritty, difficult side of life, as suggested by the title of her current show Spit & Peanut Shells: American Pictures at Country Club gallery. Dunn is an incisive documentarian of what’s happening around her. She considers herself more storyteller than photographer, in part because of her filmmaker side. Her show weaves narratives through images. Thursday-Saturday through May 16.  

Art of Dreams and Desire

Dada and Surrealism take over the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Like many angst-ridden teenagers in the 1980s, I was a huge fan of Surrealism. Most idolized Salvador Dali, but I loved Rene Magritte and his paintings of massive boulders hovering over the sea, the locomotive that churned forth from a fireplace and the pipe that wasn't a pipe at all. Museum-goers will get the chance to explore the complexities of this art movement when 'Surrealism and Beyond: In the Israel Museum, Jerusalem' at the Cincinnati Art Museum through May 17.