“If something is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing,” proclaims one of the spunky gals in the current iteration of The Marvelous Wonderettes
at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati this month. ETC apparently agrees, since
this is the fourth consecutive year it has staged one of Roger Bean’s
retro shows featuring music from the ’50s and ’60s.
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
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.
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.
Visionaries and Voices (V&V) has
experienced many changes in the decade since it was first incorporated
as a nonprofit organization...As the organization has evolved, so has its administrators’
approach to curating exhibitions.
The School of Art at the University of
Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning doesn’t
yet offer a specific MFA degree in duct tape, but you have to wonder how
soon before they do after seeing a current DAAP exhibition, Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings by Joe Girandola.
The Contemporary Arts Center is so
excited about a performance piece that musician Jace Clayton will be
doing there in April that it’s bringing him here earlier — Friday — as
an advance introduction to Cincinnati.