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Iris BookCafe Shows Extraordinary Photographs of Mongolia

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Elaine Ling's compelling photographs of five summer visits to Mongolia, now on the walls of Iris BookCafe, are admirable both as works of art and sociologically.  

Lights, Camera, Action: FotoFocus14 Announces Plans

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
It was always the stated intention of FotoFocus Director Mary Ellen Goeke — and thus presumed fact — that the photography celebration would be a biennial event. Thus, it would be back in October 2014.   

The City As Subject

Cole Carothers and Courttney Cooper share their perspectives at Cincinnati Art Museum

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Cincinnati Everyday shows us our city as seen by two very different living artists, both of whom find the place endlessly interesting. Cole Carothers and Courttney Cooper are each instinctive artists. That is to say, each makes art because it’s his natural response to what he sees, but how they see is as individual as they are themselves.  

No Boundaries On Main Street

OTR gallery promotes artists of all abilities

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Jymi Bolden seems propelled by momentum. A deliberate speaker with a warm smile, Bolden’s Art Beyond Boundaries (ABB) gallery has been exhibiting at its current location on Main Street for more than six years.   

Spring Grove's Civil War Section Is an Artwork and a Memorial

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
On June 20 at 7 p.m., Spring Grove Cemetery will offer a Twilight Tour of what I believe is one of the finest and most prescient war memorials in this region — its Civil War section, where 1,027 soldiers are buried in a manner so subtly unobtrusive to the surroundings that it’s easy to overlook.  

Jim Swill Brings Revolutionary Angst to the CAC

2 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Contemporary Arts Center, through its 2013 Summer Performance Series in “The Living Room” of The Living Room exhibition, kicks off the season with a fascinating performance, Screenage Wasteland, from Jim Swill, an artist known for his spoken word riffs, short films and collage work.  

Daguerreotypes Come to Life in Taft Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Daguerreotypes: someone sitting stiffly, right? Ninety-nine percent of daguerreotypes would fit that description, says Tamera Muente, the Taft Museum of Art’s installing curator for its current show, Photographic Wonders. The surprise of the show, she adds, is that virtually all of it is drawn from that other one percent.  

Selling Short Vine

Creatives look to re-energize Corryville with new gallery, monthly events

1 Comment · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
This Friday, Dotson will debut 71 Gallery, a space for artists and up-and-coming graphic designers. The opening also will kick off Artbeat on Short Vine, a monthly event to encourage people to rediscover a street largely ignored since the mid-1990s.   

CAC's Platow Explains Cutbacks, Talks of New Mapplethorpe Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
On May 20, the CAC announced cutbacks and layoffs to avoid fiscal deficits in the coming years. But there is more exciting news in the offing: A new Robert Mapplethorpe-related exhibition is planned for 2015.   

Navigating the Novelties

The Cincy Fringe Festival returns to Over-the-Rhine in all its fringy glory

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
My first tip: Don’t think you can outwit the Fringe. I like to say that the festival is best described as theater roulette. Give the cylinder a whirl, pull the trigger and see what comes at you. Sometimes it might be what you expect, but more often than not you’ll be surprised.   

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