0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
During a time when coloring books are
marketed to both adults and children alike, the therapeutic benefits of
art practice are well appreciated.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
As important as today’s announcement is
that the Contemporary Arts Center will start free admission on Feb. 13
for at least three years, the story of how the museum is underwriting it
is also impressive.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Here is a look at 10 promising shows/art events that will open in the first half (or just after) of 2016.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
From an accessible aquatic-themed show to installations that emphasized the importance of light, the Queen City saw fantastic and diverse exhibits in 2015, some of which are still on view.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
As the Contemporary Arts Center prepares to open After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe this Friday, the show — especially the opening itself — is taking on a much more historical dimension than first planned.
by Steven Rosen
Lekman, the acclaimed Swedish singer-songwriter whose weeklong residency at
Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center is now in its third day, has finished and
posted the first five songs in his Ghostwriting
hear them here.
Thursday, Lekman will be meeting with 11 people (it was supposed to be 12, but
one had to cancel) whose written entries about their experiences were selected
by him for song adaptations.
He will be
discussing their stories with them, creating lyrics and then recording — with a
small combo — songs that he posts for the world to hear. The participants
receive a USB copy in a gift box. Read more information about the project here.
to the five songs posted so far, one can hear that his knack for melody is up
for this challenge. “What Was Worth Saving,” “Cartwheels” and “The Love It
Takes to Get By” are particularly memorable. Because of an issue with one song
on Monday night, Lekman compensated by recording two versions of another,
“Northeastern Ascent.” Three more songs are scheduled to be finished and posted
online tonight and another three on Thursday evening.
at 8 p.m. at the Woodward Theater, Lekman will perform in concert with the
MYCincinnati Ambassador Ensemble, a string section
of Price Hill youth under the direction of local musician/composer Eddy Kwon,
who also adapted the arrangements. Some of the Cincinnati-composed songs will
are available at contemporaryartscenter.org for $20 (or $15 for CAC members) now and should still be
available at the door.
0 Comments · Tuesday, November 10, 2015
curators have each chosen five new works by local artists that reflect
how Mapplethorpe’s The Perfect Moment influences today’s artistic
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
“Cincinnati, in some ways, was the start of
me being an artist,” says Mark Mothersbaugh, relaxing as best he can,
given his constantly enthused, exuberant state, in a meeting room at
downtown’s Contemporary Arts Center. “So there’s something about coming
back here that is this completion of a cycle.”
Cincinnati celebrates photographer Robert Mapplethorpe 25 years after controversy
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
For two days this month — Oct. 23 and 24 — Cincinnati will celebrate the glory of Robert Mapplethorpe’s art and life.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
FotoFocus and the Contemporary Arts
Center (CAC) are tackling the proverbial “elephant in the room” whenever
one talks about Cincinnati’s support of photography — or of the arts in