0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Flannery O’Connor could be as proud as a peacock about The Meanest of Them Sparkled, a show in her honor at Thunder-Sky, Inc.
0 Comments · Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A diminutive white-bearded man, Avtar Gill stood out in any crowd despite his humble stature. Always
wearing his oversized, hand-drawn, (typically) all caps messages which
he affixed to a baseball cap with usually no more than a few
strategically placed rubber bands, he documented everyday history in
mundane yet sometimes profound ways.
0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Two grand experiments fusing art, science and technology will be revealed Friday night.
by Jac Kern
If your New Year’s
resolution is to go out more and explore the city in 2013, get started this
weekend by checking out some of these events.
Thunder-Sky Inc. hosts an
opening reception for New Magic and Costume
Shoppe Friday 6-10 p.m. The Northside gallery, which highlights “outsider
art” and supports creatives with disabilities, will display paintings by
Yohana Junker, masks by David Earl Johnson and some beloved clown costumes by Raymond Thunder-Sky himself.
brides-to-be (and psycho girlfriends eager to jump the gun) will flock to Duke
Energy convention center this weekend for Wendy’s Bridal Show. More
than 150 event planners, gown retailers, caterers and other wedding experts
will be on hand to help create your big day from the invitations to the perfect
reception music. Each day features fashion shows with dresses from Wendy’s
Cincinnati Bride. The expo runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday. Get $2 off admission here.Argentinean
pianist Ingrid Fliter joins the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for some
high-energy performances Friday and Saturday. Fliter will perform Ravel’s G Major Piano
Concerto. Additionally, the CSO will present Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
for tickets and more information.
Ohio native and fashion
photographer Rob Deaton has teamed up with Laura Kirkpatrick (America’s Next Top Model runner-up, ANTM All-Stars contestant and Kentucky
native) to present Fashion Angels, a charity event benefiting the Freestore Foodbank, American Cancer Society
and Dyslexia foundation Beautiful Minds. Taking place at Loveland’s Receptions
Banquet Center, Fashion Angels runs Friday-Sunday featuring runway shows by
more than a dozen designers. VIP ticket holders will enjoy cocktail parties and
a meet-and-greet with Deaton and Kirkpatrick.
If bar hopping is
on your schedule this weekend, be sure to read this week’s Drink column for
tips on how to step up your cocktail game this year.
For more art
openings, theater shows, concerts and other events, check out our full
by Jac Kern
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Pride Week is underway, so don your hottest rainbow garb, stay cool and get ready to celebrate the local LGBTQ community. It's been a good year to be gay and there are plenty of events this weekend to cap it all off. You can find a full guide in our Pride Issue, but weekend highlights include Friday's Skyy Vodka Pub Crawl — 4 Shuttle Loops, 16 Stops, & 17 Bars for $10, Saturday's Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival — 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Downtown, and NKY Pride Sunday.What better weekend for the opening of an exhibit called Fly Your Own Freak Flag? Northside's Thunder-Sky, Inc. will display 60 flags created by funky artists from across the city, country and world, beginning with a reception from 6-10 p.m. Friday. The exhibit runs through Aug. 11 and some flags will be featured in Wednesday's Northside Fourth of July Parade.The Madeira Criterium Bike Race invites cyclists of all skill levels to compete Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Bikers will zip around the one-mile course on Laurel and Miami avenues, as onlookers enjoy a street festival with plenty of food, drinks and live music. Cash prizes go to the winners of each race heat. And speaking of heat, if you're going as a competitor or an onlooker, be sure to stay hydrated on this scorcher.The Contemporary Arts Center hosts an interactive film screening and dance party Saturday at 9 p.m. Set to the music from Girl Talk's All Day album, Girl Walk / / All Day is a long-form music video follows three dancers in New York City. After you watch the pros turn the urban landscape into their own stage, bust out your own moves at a DJ dance party. Arrive early for a pre-screening dance class at 8 p.m., where choreographer Heather Britt will teach the routines seen in Girl Walk. Doors open at 7:30. Free for members, all others pay CAC admission.First Sundays May-October mean Tri-State Antique Market in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Ring in July with some bargain hunting and vintage shopping at Indiana's largest antiques market, open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Each month is different, but shoppers can expect fine art, jewelry, pottery, home goods, furniture and more retro knick-knacks than an episode of American Pickers.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Let's hope you won’t be too busy during December preparing for and celebrating the various holidays to get to area museums and galleries for their art exhibits. There are quite a few good ones. Here are my recommendations, based either on seeing them or being familiar with the artists/subject matter.
Different means, same end for two new shows
0 Comments · Tuesday, November 23, 2010
For those viewers willing to go along for the ride, the two intermixed exhibitions now at Thunder-Sky Inc. are post-psychedelic trips into alternative ways of processing thought. The innovative Northside gallery has shows featuring artists interested in outsider or folk art, Bruce Burris and Aaron Oliver Wood.
Area museums and galleries offer cornucopia of exhibitions this fall
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Over the next few months area museums and galleries are presenting a variety of outside-the-box fare, including quilts, wedding dresses, motorcycles and even an installation made of trees. The Taft Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Country Club, Manifest Gallery, Carnegie Center, Weston Art Gallery, Carl Solway Gallery and Thunder-Sky Inc. are pulling out all the stops for patrons.
Northside's Thunder-Sky Inc. encourages new thinking about outsider art
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 13, 2010
When not showing the late Raymond Thunder-Sky's "outsider art" oeuvre, the gallery named for him aims to promote expressive work in the same spirit, regardless of the artist's background: self-taught, art-school graduates, with or without diagnosed disabilities. The current show features Antonio Adams and Tony Dotson, neither of whom have any formal art training.