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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.   

Back Again: Figurative Painting

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 21, 2013
We’ve been here before, but it wasn’t quite the same. The frequently sun-struck paintings in the engaging exhibition, Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Painting, now at Cincinnati Art Galleries, are the work of seven area artists...  

Local Designers Participate in Annual Re-Purposing Contest

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
For the past three years, Building Value has included a “designer challenge” element at their ReUse-apalooza fundraiser, which demonstrates the remarkable work that artists and creative types can make out of the materials the nonprofit acquires from various deconstruction jobs, donations and retail recycling projects.  

A Room with a View

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Not many libraries can claim to be a room with a view. The Mary R. Schiff Library of the Cincinnati Art Museum, now in its new space and again open to the public, has a spectacular one.  

Reflections Eternal

The quintessential Patti Smith discusses Mapplethorpe, her time in Cincinnati and an upcoming Contemporary Arts Center exhibition and concert

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Both Smith and Mapplethorpe found their place, of course, and became famous — she as a quintessential alternative-rocker and he as one of the country’s top fine-art photographers.   

Organically Grown

The Hilton Brothers' photography focuses on fresh and natural collaborations

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Hilton Brothers — photographers Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg — have arrived in Cincinnati with food on their minds. They don’t specify that it needs to be organic, but it might as well be. The term pops up repeatedly as the New Yorkers discuss their natural, open-ended approach to life, art and collaboration.   

Art Freaks Meet Geeks in Two Must-See Shows

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Two grand experiments fusing art, science and technology will be revealed Friday night.   

'Falling' For Photos

Elena Dorfman exhibits her surreal photographs of quarries at Phyllis Weston Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The huge stone quarries that hide in the landscapes of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are strange things, monsters of ruggedly carved-out negative space that — when abandoned and filled with water — attract illicit swimmers and divers.   

Patti Smith's CAC Show: A Mapplethorpe Tribute

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In advance of last year’s FotoFocus festival, probably the largest photography-related event in Cincinnati’s history, I asked James Crump — the festival’s co-chair and then chief curator/curator-at-large at Cincinnati Art Museum — if there wasn’t an unspoken spirit hovering over the proceedings: Robert Mapplethorpe.  

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