by Jac Kern
Photography’s bad boy, Tyler Shields, returns
to Cincinnati for another exhibit at Miller Gallery, kicked off with an opening
reception in Over-the-Rhine Friday. Known for his controversial celebrity
photos, Shields last exhibited at Miller Gallery in October as part of
FotoFocus. Now he’s back showing off his latest collection of photos, Suspense, featuring images of people
falling, floating and flipping across striking backgrounds. Friday’s opening is
a pop-up gallery party at the Hanke Building (1130 Main St., OTR). VIP $50
tickets grant 8 p.m. admission, free valet parking, an open bar and photo op
with Shields. General admission from 9 p.m.-midnight is $10 and includes three
drink tickets. It’s
sure to be a super party and a great chance to brush shoulders with the “who’s
who” of the art community. Proceeds benefit Flashes of Hope, a national nonprofit with the
mission to photograph every child with cancer until every child is cured. Buy tickets here or bring cash at the door.
Across the river in Newport, Powerhouse
Factories celebrates music festival season with a Summer
Shindig Friday. Enjoy live music from The Pinstripes, a great view from
Powerhouse’s patio, great deals on the factory’s excellent assortment music
posters (BOGO half-off) and frosty beers from MadTree Brewery. The free party
runs 6 p.m.-midnight.
The Fringe Festival continues this weekend
(through June 8), with plenty of original, unusual and just plan weird theater performances throughout the city. Go here
for performance reviews, a complete
festival schedule and the official festival guide. And getcho Fringe on!
The 46th annual Summerfair takes
over Coney Island Friday-Sunday. This festival, one of the oldest continuous
art fairs in the country, features more than 300 fine artists, crafters, youth
arts organizations and performers exhibiting and selling photographs, pottery,
textiles, jewelry and much more.
a Shark or a Jet? A Greaser or a Soc? A Mod or a Rocker? Do you rock a scooter
or a motorcycle? Either way, folks from “both sides of the tracks” will come
together this weekend for the Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally, a
weekend-long event to promote unity between both types of motor enthusiasts.
Events include family-friendly rides, a pin-up girl contest, a bike rally,
happy hour, a group breakfast and more. A $30 pass gets you admission to all
the three-day events. Go here
for more info.
For more art, shows, festivals, concerts and
events to check out this weekend, peep our To Do picks
The Hilton Brothers' photography focuses on fresh and natural collaborations
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Hilton Brothers — photographers
Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg — have arrived in Cincinnati with
food on their minds. They don’t specify that it needs to be organic, but
it might as well be. The term pops up repeatedly as the New Yorkers
discuss their natural, open-ended approach to life, art and
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With Cinco de Mayo
falling on a weekend this year, you can bet the margaritas will be a-flowing at
your favorite watering hole. Join us for our fourth annual Cantina Crawl
Saturday for plenty of cerveza and swag at Bakersfield (6 p.m.), Nada (7 p.m.),
El Coyle (8 p.m.), Pirate’s Cove (9 p.m.) and Tostado’s (10 p.m.) WARNING:
Actually trying to drink at each location is probably unwise. Be safe and get
yourself a designated driver! Find a full list of participating cantinas here.
The Hilton Brothers, Paul Solberg and Christopher Makos, are in town for the
opening of their FotoFocus-sponsored exhibit at Miller Gallery
Friday. The show features diptych photos
of flowers, horses and the late, great Andy Warhol in drag. Meet the artists at
Friday’s reception, 7-9 p.m. and look out for our interview with them in next
They say April
showers bring May flowers, so it makes perfect sense that this month’s Essex
Studios Art Walk is themed “Bloom.” From 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, more
than 120 artists will show off their floral-inspired artwork of various mediums
throughout the studios. Go here for
Symphony Orchestra has dubbed Friday Over-the-Rhine Night with its "Fanfare for
Cincinnati" concert in Washington Park. The night kicks off with a bike ride
starting at the park at 6 p.m., a comedy show by OTRimprov and plenty of
on-site food trucks and vendors. The CSO concert runs 8-10 p.m., followed by
more eats and a performance by Young Heirlooms until 11 p.m. Find a full event
lineup and ticket info here.
Comic books are
making a comeback! With the popularization of superhero culture and hits like The Walking Dead, the old-school media
is cool once again. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day Saturday at one of many local
comic shops (search here)
and swing by the Main Library downtown as it presents its first ComicCon Sunday.
Local writer/musician Chris Charlton will be on hand at Covedale comic book
shop, Rockin’ Rooster, Saturday and at the library’s panel discussion Sunday
along with many other notable local comic writers, publishers and illustrators.
Check out our interview with Charlton here.For more stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks,
full calendar and Rick
Door for weekend theater offerings.
Celebrity photographer Tyler Shields dominates the art world of the Internet age
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tyler Shields’ Klout Score is probably through the roof. Although he is prone to superlatives,
someone less familiar with his work might find this statement mere
braggadocio. But Shields credits his online presence as the reason he is
so successful as a multi-disciplinary artist.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The god in Manifest Gallery’s Deus Ex Machina does
not arise from the traditional machine (that crane elevating a Greek
actor of ancient times to meet a plot need for divine intervention), but
instead from our handy modern device, the camera.
Remembering the maker of provocative, beautiful art with the power to shift perspectives
0 Comments · Tuesday, August 3, 2010
News that a great artist has died always raises the stakes for me; the responsibility of creating moving art and important discussions surrounding it is more immense, because there is one less innovator sharing the weight. Thom Shaw — one of Cincinnati's best known and most admired contemporary artists — passed away on July 6, 2010, due to complications from diabetes.