0 Comments · Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The narrowing eyes glance sideways across the room and seem to ask, “What are you
looking at?” At the same time, they draw you into the small Sinton
Gallery at the Taft Museum of Art. Inside, other young black males meet
your gaze from every direction.
Elvis has entered the art gallery with new Paul Laffoley exhibit
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The strange ways we remember Elvis Presley are best
summed up by the lyrics of the late Warren Zevon’s “Jesus Mentioned,” in
which he imagines traveling to Memphis to see the dead King: “He went
walking on the water … with his pills.”
Iris BookCafé, Michael Wilson, For Musicmakers from These Parts, visual art
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
“I don’t know the people, but I like the way they look,” says longtime Cincinnati Post photojournalist Melvin Grier.
Grier is at Iris BookCafé, surveying
black-and-white photos of local musicians. Some are national names,
others up-and-comers. All were shot by fellow photographer Michael
Wilson, who should be a national name but isn’t.
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Jenny Ustick has always been artistic.
Coming from a family of engineers, carpenters and do-it-yourselfers, she
was encouraged by her parents at an early age to cultivate her skills.
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 · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
“When people ask me what are my
influences, they’re ghosts and magic,” artist and curator Michael
Stillion said during a recent visit to his studio in Evanston.
Artist and CAC gallery attendant Mike Weber travels to Japan for his first international solo art exhibition
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By the time you read this, Patrick Cost —
Direct Support Professional (DSP) for Living Arrangements for the
Developmentally Disabled (LADD) — and his friend and charge, artist Mike
Weber, will be in Japan.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Restrictions can be a powerful impetus
for creativity — parents whose bedtime rules are questioned would agree.
Artists never lose their sense of questioning, but resort to fresh
approaches when boundaries are imposed.
by Alexis O'Brien
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Museum adds Visionaries + Voices artist's work to permanent collection
embraced new in a powerful way when Cincinnati’s oldest art institution, the
Cincinnati Art Museum, purchased a new piece from local, contemporary artist
Courttney Cooper this week.
"Cincinnati Map" is now part of the museum’s
permanent collection and skillfully depicts the buildings, streets, and
roadways that make our city one Cooper never tires of drawing. A piecemeal of
8.5-by-11-inch repurposed papers, "Cincinnati
Map" is a Bic pen line rendition of downtown Cincinnati that Cooper worked
on for a year and brought to life by memory alone.
Cooper is one of the most ambitious and compelling artists working in
Cincinnati,“ says Matt Distel, CAM adjunct curator of contemporary art. “His
work not only speaks to Cincinnati but also addresses more universal concepts
about how people experience their environment.”
of Northside’s Visionaries + Voices studio and gallery, "Cincinnati Map" was shown in Cooper’s first museum show at the
Cincinnati Art Museum last year and will now be exhibited there as curatorial
opportunities for it emerge.
Reptiles+Rainbows design duo walks the line of cute and creepy
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
“Sometimes it’s hard to explain what we do
because it’s still evolving,” says Philip Valois, designer and
co-founder of Reptiles+Rainbows, a multidisciplinary design studio he
began in early 2013 with designer, art director and life partner, Carla