#MakersMobile repurposes shipping containers as traveling art spaces
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Behind any successful organization is a
leader with a vision. Jonathan Sears, executive director of Professional
Artistic Research Projects (parProjects), is in his fourth year of
steering the Northside-based arts organization with a mission of
financial and environmental sustainability.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Cincinnati Art Museum lately has been
concentrating on what it calls “node” shows — small-to-medium-size
exhibitions and gallery changes highlighting its collection or local
angles. The bigger shows with a
national/international focus will return in a year or so when the new
Western & Southern Gallery for special exhibitions is complete.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Northside’s Thunder-Sky, Inc. wrestles
with the term “outsider” art. Though it’s a marketable label, it can
heap sometimes-false assumptions upon artists. They’re presumed to be
uneducated, untrained, isolated, developmentally disabled and/or
indifferent to profit. Thunder-Sky, Inc. co-founders Keith Banner and
Bill Ross prefer “unconventional” to describe the works.
1 Comment · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Shawn Patrick Tubb’s Master of
Architecture thesis at University of Cincinnati’s College of Design,
Architecture, Art and Planning was to develop a reuse for Downtown’s
Modernist landmark, the Terrace Plaza. Except for some arcade-level
shops, it had closed to the public as he was beginning his work in 2008.
1 Comment · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On the first Wednesday of each month, a
group of special visitors gathers in one of three participating
Cincinnati museums for a tour designed expressly for them. The group
includes people whose memories are fragile in the extreme and their
guests, the family members or others who accompany them.
Shared art spaces enhance community and opportunity for local creative professionals
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
While co-working sites are the newest
trend for freelance office-goers looking for cubicle-free workspaces
with shareable materials, it’s
nothing new for the visual artist. Community has connected with art
since the coliseum was erected in Ancient Rome for public events, or
since the term “community art” was birthed in the 1960s to mirror the
era’s social change.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Artists have long had an interest in
serial imagery — repeatedly painting or making prints of such objects as
haystacks (Monet), numerals (Jasper Johns) or flowers (Warhol). For the
artist, it isn’t a rote, repetitious action — seeing how color, light
or perspective changes the way you see an object makes one artwork as
different from another as, well, night and day.
by Jac Kern
Queen City again recognized on popular list-icle site
BuzzFeed — a
popular source for news bits, pop culture stories and “list-icles” such as “19
Relics From The ’90s Hologram Epidemic — has published many stories about
Cincinnati this year alone. There's “15 Gorgeous Photos Of The Old Cincinnati Library,”
which compiles swoon-worthy photographs of our Main Library’s past, as well as “11
Cincinnati Foods That Are Better Than Yours”
and “31 Ways To Tell You’re From Cincinnati,”
both of which have been shared on social media by countless locals — and
mocked/criticized for being outdated and overly-generalizing (some of us
actually subsist on a diet of foods that are not covered with runny chili and
Chris Breeden, promotions director at Arnold's Bar and Grill, recently added another local list-icle to the site (on BuzzFeed’s
Community page), highlighting the city’s bevy of public art created by
globally recognized street artists. Breeden's “9 World Famous Street Artists (You Never Would
Have Guessed Are) Up In Cincinnati, OH”
features photos of work by Shepard Fairey, Vhils, The London Police and other
street artists that have adorned Cincinnati surfaces. Also on the list is
French artist JR, who was recently in town for his exhibit at the Contemporary
Arts Center (on view through Feb. 2, 2014).
Street art featured in the list can be seen everywhere from Arnold's downtown and Amerasia in Covington, Ky. The story details
each artist’s background and home base as well as how to find each
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
In 1850, when Robert S. Duncanson was
painting landscapes on the hallways of what is now the Taft Museum of
Art, art itself had a somewhat different place in popular culture than
it has today. Duncanson’s landscapes are idealized scenes of nature and,
as such, are considered uplifting.
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The current Martin Tucker: Remembered
exhibit at the DAAP Galleries on the University of Cincinnati campus
spotlights a local artist — a retired art professor who died this year —
whose work showed a keen eye for the seductive, colorful quality of
American consumer culture.