CityBeat - Culture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-255-1-culture.html <![CDATA[Mini Cine - C. Jacqueline Wood’s temporary microcinema looks for permanent impact]]>

C. Jacqueline Wood is trying to address one of the glaring weaknesses in Cincinnati’s cultural offerings — the lack of non-profit venues whose ongoing programming takes film seriously as art.

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<![CDATA[Heart for the People - Art on Vine founder James Jenkins on his “first love”]]>

Summer seems fit to burst with art festivals, enough to fill every weekend. One such festival is Art on Vine, which returns to Fountain Square July 5.

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<![CDATA[Flower to the People - ]]>

In the mid-20th century, British florist, author and educator Constance Spry taught generations of homemakers how to decorate their homes in ways that were unconventional, yet highly accessible.

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<![CDATA[The Elementz of His Style - Youth-center alum returns to teach graffiti art after making a name for himself]]>

As an artist with practically an alphabet for a name, it’s fitting that Max Unterhaslberger hones in on one’s signature as a basis for art.

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<![CDATA[Sealed with a 'Kiss' - Matt Morris dances the line between artist and curator in CAC show]]>

How does an artist simultaneously perform the sometimes-contradictory role of curator, sensitively arranging their own artwork within the framework of an institution, while being deliberately transparent about the slipperiness of holding both roles? 

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<![CDATA[Noble Denim Founders Launch Socially Conscious Athletic Apparel Company - ]]>

Noble Denim conquered the world with their Cincinnati- and Tennessee-based line of handmade denim jeans, and now founders Abby and Chris Sutton and their team are venturing into a collection of organic cotton knit basics called Victor Athletics in hopes to make more of an impact with U.S.-hewn apparel.

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<![CDATA[Comedy Underground - MOTR Pub’s monthly comedy showcase attracts experienced comics and serious fans]]>

With the number of places in which to hone their craft in short supply, it has befallen many comedians to organize their own independent shows. It’s a concept that developed somewhat oddly in comedy club-heavy towns like the aforementioned, and it’s now in Cincinnati.

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<![CDATA[Social Improvement by Design - Studio C’s design thinking workshops reinvigorate the social sector]]> On May 18, in a room equipped with only whiteboards, tables and chairs, branding and innovation consultant Cindy Tripp explains the process she implemented at Procter & Gamble for seven year]]> <![CDATA[Modern Makers - ]]> The Camp Washington-based furniture maker/interior design team of Hayes Shanesy and Rosie Kovacs, known collectively as Brush Factory, recently finished a year-long, three-floor build out for People’s Liberty, a new philanthropic lab from the Haile/U.S. Bank and Johnson foundations, across from Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.
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<![CDATA[Nourishing Community - Stone Soup Collective provides healthy food, exercise and education to those in need]]> Liz Wu is an instigator of goodness. Her nonprofit organization, Stone Soup Collective, works to bring the community together through outreach initiatives, including clothing and food drives, musical enrichment sessions and lifestyle and wellness education.]]> <![CDATA[BANDI Wear Creates an Alternative to Granny's Fanny Pack - ]]> From necessity comes invention, and from the need to store everyday essentials in a convenient and stylish way came BANDI Wear. ]]> <![CDATA[The Art of Beer - Murals showcase past and present Cincinnati brews]]>

While live music has always mixed well with alcohol, visual bar art in Cincinnati is starting to stretch beyond portraits of dogs playing poker and glowing beer signs. 

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<![CDATA[Society Reborn - Latria Roberts is breathing new life into the decades-old Cincinnati Film Society ]]>

Passion almost led Mount Healthy native Latria Roberts to flee Cincinnati for a life in the big(ger) city — somewhere like Los Angeles or New York.

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<![CDATA[He's Flying! - Peter Pan is everywhere these days — including the Cincinnati Playhouse]]>

Peter Pan is a Johnny-come-lately in the world of fairytales.

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<![CDATA[Sole Searching for Ethical Fashion - ]]>

Deciphering the origin of your coffee or fruit and vegetables may be easier today than a decade ago, but accountable apparel companies are still hard to find.

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<![CDATA[Permanent Pop Up - Over-the-Rhine’s Simple Space is a short-term haven for long-term ideas]]>

What does Over-the-Rhine mean to you? Is it a stoplight point on your way to work, just a weekend dining destination, or is it a place you can call home?

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<![CDATA[Good Eggs - Jason Snell’s Globe Gallery installation for People’s Liberty encourages good deeds]]>

Artist/designer Jason Snell’s inaugural installation Good Eggs at People’s Liberty’s Globe Gallery next month will be the first tangible assertion of the organization’s progressive approach to cultivating the work of unconventional creatives.

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<![CDATA[Carnegie Candy Land - Chefs and artists reflect the popular children’s board game at The Carnegie for 'The Art of Food']]>

There is absolutely nothing run-of-the-mill about The Art of Food exhibit opening Friday. The popular event is expected to attract as many as 700 guests. And it’s safe to say that this year’s over-the-top extravaganza with a Candy Land theme might be the zaniest ever.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati’s Lightborne Helped Create Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Show - ]]>

When news came out that Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show was the most-watched and highest-rated of any in history, there was celebration at Lightborne Communications, the video production services company in Over-the-Rhine.

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<![CDATA[Buried Treasure - “Forgotten” Japanese art collection returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum]]>

When an art museum has a collection of more than 65,000 objects, it isn’t surprising that many of them wind up hidden in storage. Sometimes complete collections are stowed there, rarely if ever seen or studied.

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