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Matthew Shelton Brings His Lightboxes and Music Home

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I first met Matthew Shelton in the bottom of a swimming pool. It was a program in which musicians performed on the floor of the empty Ziegler Pool in Over-the-Rhine. Shelton, with his deep resonant voice and wry, smart songs, made an immediate impression playing guitar in the pool’s deep end. He towered above — or, rather, below — his surroundings.  

Stuart Fink: A Welcome Return

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Stuart Fink’s Shape to Shape at Brazee Street Studios’ gallery One One bristles with energy, mostly dispenses with narrative (who needs it?) and includes paintings as well as sculpture. Best known as a sculptor, Fink studied to be a painter and never really gave it up.  

Antonio Adams Gives Celebrities a Reality Check

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
See Unrealized and Unforeseen, Antonio Adams’ solo show at Thunder-Sky Inc., and leave feeling a bit more special, even if you aren’t on his list of “good celebrities,” superstars and Divas of Pride. Just witness the transformative power of art.  

Searching for the ‘Now Factor’ at a Color Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Amid busy, vibrant abstract canvases and panels, the stark simplicity of a paperboard sculpture captures extra attention at Phyllis Weston Gallery’s Color NOW!, on display through Sept. 1.  

Power of Music Celebrated in ‘Music of Change’

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Music of Change: Hymns, Blues & Rock at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center ultimately succeeds in providing a fascinating journey through the roles black music have played in America’s history, eloquently showing how African-American music has been celebration, protest, spiritual uplift, a means of communication and information sharing … sometimes all at once.  

Where The Vintage Things Are

Emily Buddendeck’s retail shop/exhibition space is itself a quirky work of art

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
NVISION, Emily Buddendeck's quirky venture at 4577 Hamilton Ave. in Northside, has grown steadily during its four-and-a-half years of existence. “I opened on Leap Day of Leap year, Feb. 29, 2008. The day seemed appropriate because the shop was even more of a leap during a recession, but it really merged the various things I had been doing, career-wise,” she says.   

Bringing The Outdoors In

1 Comment · Tuesday, June 26, 2012
In a space dedicated to interiors, the expansive second floor of Bromwell’s downtown, Celene Hawkins brings together several of the city’s most accomplished artists with works “in which nature is found, observed and re-made in elegant and subtle ways,” for Flora and Fauna. So, the outside comes into these high-ceilinged, fireplace-studded display rooms to mutual benefit.   

King Records Museum Would Draw Tourists

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Cincinnati’s King Records has an important enough history to merit a museum, especially since the original building is still standing at 1540 Brewster Ave. in Evanston. While it would take a lot of work to restore that site, it’s essential to save it. The most active supporters of a King Museum want a location in Evanston’s business district as an economic development tool.   

Ninth Annual Cincy Fringe Sets Records

Freaky fixture in local arts scene brings creativity, community

2 Comments · Monday, June 11, 2012
The most successful Cincinnati Fringe Festival since the annual event’s launch in 2004 wrapped up on June 9, boasting a nearly 9 percent increase in overall attendance compared to 2011, from 7,177 to 7,728. More than 230 artists performed, and the number of sold-out performances, 24, set a new record.  

The Way We Were: Cincinnati’s Historic Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2012
When the Cincinnati History Museum delves into its attic, or “storage,” as museums are more likely to call their collection of out-of-sight possessions, it has at hand treasures from some of the best attics in the city, among other sources.   

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