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Art for Everybody

Chase Public serves up short-order poetry and community collaboration

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Five years ago, graphic facilitator Mike Fleisch and a couple of his friends were on a road trip. Headed to Chicago for a Pixies concert, as they traveled north their on-the-road brainstorming resulted in something that would notably transform the Cincinnati arts scene: Chase Public, a nonprofit collaborative space for art and assembly.   

Visual Arts

Art vs. Craft in Today’s Museums and Galleries

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The theme for CityBeat’s Fall Arts Preview is “Arts & Craft.” But maybe it should be “Art vs. Craft,” because not only are the two different, but there is tension — hostility, even — between the two, especially with the emergence of Modern and Contemporary art in the late 19th and early 20th century.   

Watching Lumenocity From an OTR Porch

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
In 2013 and 2014 I saw Lumenocity up close. Last year I scored free tickets at the last minute. I wasn’t so lucky in 2015, so my wife and I invited friends and neighbors to a “watch party” at our OTR home, just a block east of Washington Park.   

Theater of Follies

A new project in the Mohawk District aims to resurrect the Imperial Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
On a sweltering July morning, a cabal of volunteers ransack the interior of the Imperial Theatre Mohawk, a 102-year-old theater that’s been empty for decades, with the exception of an occasional church service and its stint as a store selling mattresses and furniture.   

A Show-Stopping New Photo at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Normally, the acquisition of a new photograph by the Cincinnati Art Museum wouldn’t be that impactful. But Ryan McGinley’s “Petra (Pieces)” is different.   

The Elementz of His Style

Youth-center alum returns to teach graffiti art after making a name for himself

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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.   

Sealed with a 'Kiss'

Matt Morris dances the line between artist and curator in CAC show

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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?    

Hit the Road

Day-trip worthy destinations for unconventional arts, outdoor adventure and lots of bourbon

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The very name of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, the 14,378-acre nature preserve just 20 miles south of Louisville on Interstate 65, indicates it is far more than just a park or nature center.   

Auction Bloc

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
When Thom Shaw was alive, sometimes I would do a drive-by to see if his little black truck with the ARTWERK license plate was in the parking lot in Essex Studios. If it was and I had some time — because Thom Shaw could talk me under the table — I’d pull in and make my way back to his space.  

Games of Life and Learning: 'Circle Mirror Transformation'

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Wendy Goldberg knows her way around new plays. After two decades of staging them, mostly in Chicago, she moved to Connecticut to lead the O’Neill Theatre Center...  

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