CityBeat - Culture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-255-1-culture.html <![CDATA[Poetic Justice - Meet Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati’s first poet laureate ]]> On the ides of April, despite a forgivingly warm day, it seemed that the entirety of Cincinnati’s poetry scene cloistered itself in the Mercantile Library to witness the inauguration of poet laureate Pauletta Hansel.]]> <![CDATA[Seeing and Being Seen - Radically Visible at Thunder-Sky, Inc. empowers and celebrates transgender people ]]> Radically Visible at Thunder-Sky (closing June 11) features the work of four interdisciplinary artists and is a testimony to the lives and voices of people who do not or cannot conform to traditional societal identities. 
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<![CDATA[Connecting Art, Communications and Politics - ]]> Since 2014, Reverb Art + Design has predominantly offered graphic design and communications services, but its co-owners and life partners have also been taking action to go beyond the basic definition of those lines of work.]]> <![CDATA[Break the System - Saul Williams believes in music as a progressive force]]> Saul Williams — poet, actor, vocalist and alt-Hip Hop musician — has a worldwide following that includes one unusual Classical composer in Switzerland. ]]> <![CDATA[Affordable Pet Care for Low-Income Locals - ]]> In April 2013, Pets in Need opened its very own spacious facility, providing biweekly clinics and serving more than 200 animals. Today, the number of pets enrolled in the organization has reached more than 4,000.
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<![CDATA[Spring Greening - Urban Blooms’ artful “living walls” incorporate technology, sustainability and community development]]> As freshly poured concrete floors glisten in a new home in Mount Adams, a local startup is hard at work bringing one of the house’s two-story walls to life.]]> <![CDATA[Covington’s CGN Creates Community Opportunity - ]]> The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington (CGN) is celebrating 40 years of formulating positive growth in the neighborhood, and it has big plans for the future.]]> <![CDATA[Indigo Girl - Alisha Budkie’s creative reuse center turns trash into treasured art supplies]]> Imagine an artist’s dream garage sale. Mix in feathers, buttons, wood scraps, natural materials, yarn — anything offbeat you might uncover in an attic — and you have Indigo Hippo. 
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<![CDATA[The Observatory Wows Generations of Visitors - ]]> To the naked eye, there are not very many stars visible in the Cincinnati night sky. However, a look through one of Cincinnati Observatory’s telescopes on a clear evening makes it possible to catch a glimpse of the galaxy.]]> <![CDATA[Social Justice Warriors - Students organize first-ever UC QueerCon]]> If you search “social justice warrior” or “SJW” online, chances are you’ll see a lot of hate surrounding the term. But that’s not what Kyle Shupe has in mind when it comes to the theme of the inaugural QueerCon 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Artist-Centered Conversations - Greg Swiger’s Final Friday podcast shifts focus of critical art discourse back to artists]]> But by setting aside a public, albeit virtual, space for the voices of other artists to discuss motives, process and inspirations, Swiger pushes his own work into realms of “dialogical aesthetics.” ]]> <![CDATA[Dream Weaver - ]]> While living in Kenya, Sylvia NebSa Harmon witnessed poverty firsthand and answered her call to social justice by making beads out of paper and teaching Kenyan artists how to make and distribute them for income.]]> <![CDATA[Local Creators Revamp Wine Bottle Candle - ]]> If Andy Worley were a candle, he would radiate a blend of basil, sage, mint and bergamot. His aromatic attribute is a smooth, revitalizing fragrance with a menthol boost called “Enliven,” and it’s one of 12 original scents created by A Squared Decor.]]> <![CDATA[Music with Motivation - How Ryan Hall’s Heligator Records helps fund an African refugee camp library ]]> As a case manager for homeless youth, Ryan Hall chats with minors in homeless camps about all sorts of topics. Sometimes that includes popular rapper Young Thug. 
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<![CDATA[NYC Tenement Museum Sets Example for OTR - ]]>

When Ruth Abram speaks Friday at the Mercantile Library about how she founded New York’s successful Lower East Side Tenement Museum, many in attendance will be wondering if they can do here what she did there.


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<![CDATA[Piqued Interest - New open-ended experimental space in Covington offers the opportunity to view, collaborate and live with art ]]> A new gallery and “open-ended art experiment” known simply as Pique, where guests can view and even temporarily lodge with artwork, opened this past fall out of a two-unit storefront space in Covington, Ky.]]> <![CDATA[Sweet Honey in the Rhine - Over-the-Rhine’s Sweet Sistah Splash is a one-stop shop for cultural and community linkages]]> The multicultural boutique doubles as a community program space where, on any given day, there may be a yoga fitness or belly dancing session, a couple’s date night, a real estate investment workshop or a children’s reading circle. ]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Road - These roadtrip-worthy Midwest towns celebrate Christmas year-round]]> There’s no place like home for the holidays, but sometimes you’re overcome with a sense of wanderlust — even this time of year. ]]> <![CDATA[Stories That Must be Told - SCPA alumnus explores black-on-black violence in Freedom Center exhibit]]> There’s no denying that violence in the African-American community has been a hot-button issue the last few years, with American media coverage increasing constantly. Kin Killin’ Kin is the product of a drive to effect change. ]]> <![CDATA[Visionaries at Work - Artists at Visionaries + Voices prepare for the nonprofit’s major annual event, Double Vision]]> For the nonprofit organization Visionaries + Voices, the upcoming Double Vision auction of art is a crucial event. Held annually, it’s the organization’s biggest and most high-profile public fundraiser.]]>