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Art and music have long been drivers for community development and there's a celebration of this coming to Price Hill on August 3 & 4. 

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June is here, which means you've got 13 weekends left to make the most of your summer. Ready to get started? 

A Dayton artist is working on a new way to memorialize victims of the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic.

The project would create a memorial wall made of hand-cut mosaic tiles, called the  “Wall of Perseverance.”

The memorial is the brainchild of mosaic artist Jes McMillan, founder of the Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton

A Chinese archaeologist who identified a long-lost clay army consisting of 8,000 soldiers died Wednesday, according to China's state media.

Zhao Kangmin first laid eyes on fragments of terra cotta warriors in 1974. Farmers some 20 miles from China's central city of Xi'an were digging a well and struck into the pieces.

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Some years ago, a collector took an old Confederate bank note into a North Charleston blueprint shop and asked an employee to have it enlarged. The employee, John W. Jones, was also an artist. Taking a magnifying glass to the bank note he noticed an image of a black field hand picking cotton. Through subsequent research, he discovered that scenes of slave labor were used on Southern currency in the mid-19th century as a response to abolition. Jones began painting the images he saw on these bank notes.

In 1974, farmers digging a well near Xi’an, China, uncovered bronze arrow heads and shards of pottery. Their discoveries led archeologists to the tomb of Ying Zheng (259-210 B.C.) first emperor of China. It’s been called the greatest archeological discovery of the 20th century: an army of 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses. Now, some of these warriors are in Cincinnati for the first time.

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Curators reviewed more than 600 books by African-American authors and illustrators while creating Telling a People's Story: African-American Children's Illustrated Literature, an exhibition underway at the Miami University Art Museum.

From Art Deco to Mid-Century Modern, the annual 20th Century Cincinnati show featuring unique furniture and accessories will return to the Sharonville Convention Center on February 24 and 25. 

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The Cincinnati Art Museum has two Japanese displays opening this weekend. Dressed to Kill features samurai armor and weaponry from the 16th to 19th centuries.  The other exhibit is a collection of woodcut prints by 20th century artist Kosaka Gajin.

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You’ll find feathers, paint, wood chips, natural materials, yarn and more at Indigo Hippo, a first-of-its-kind creative reuse center located in Over-the-Rhine. The items are donated, cleaned up and sold at affordable prices so that anyone – students, artists and community members alike – can utilize art supplies. This is also good for the environment, as these items stay out of the waste stream.

Starting April 15, the Constella Festival brings a diverse schedule or art and music back to an array of venues around the city.

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An art project to feed the hungry started Tuesday morning in eight Downtown locations.

Canstruction is a benefit for the Freestore Foodbank and features the work of 16 construction, design, architecture, and engineering firms, as well as student groups.

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In our age of inexpensive snap-together or assemble-yourself furniture and high-tech 3D printing, you might wonder why anyone would spend the time and effort to make furniture by hand. But woodworking is still very much alive, with more than five million professional and hobbyist woodworkers in America. Yet many worry that too-few young people are being taught how to work with their hands or the skills involved in woodworking. 

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It's something new everyday for employees of the Skirball Museum on the campus of Hebrew Union College as they unbox 1,500 to 3,000 ancient and modern art pieces donated by the now closed B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C.

The collection acquired in May, 2015 is more than quadrupling the size of the museum's holdings, making it one of the largest and most important Jewish museums in the Midwest.

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Dubbed the world's largest display of LEGO art, The Art of the Brick opens Friday at the Cincinnati Museum Center. It features more than 100 pieces of art created entirely from LEGOs.

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The arts collaborative Pop-Up Cincy has its latest show Thursday night on Short Vine in Clifton.  The Pop-Up Photo Shop features works from UC DAAP students.  But, organizer Catherine Richards says the event is about more than just showing art.  She says Pop-Up Cincy wants to transform communities.

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Crews are putting the finishing touches on the remodeled Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) lobby.  There's a new entrance sign, new lighting, and a coffee bar and kitchen.

Jim Stapleton with the design team of FRCH says while the area around 6th and Walnut has prospered, it didn't feel like the CAC had kept up.  He says one change is color changing LED lights that have been added to the supporting columns in the lobby.

Cincy Fringe Festival Starts Tuesday

May 25, 2014
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The Cincy Fringe Festival kicks off May 27, twelve days, 160 performances of 36 unique productions in10 different Over the Rhine locations. Fringe artists represent a variety of media including theatre, dance, music, poetry, visual art, and film, push the boundaries of the “norm” and experiment with style and content. Joining us to explore the 11nth anniversary Fringe Festival offerings are Unity Productions’ Jon Kovach, Nathan Singer and Regina Pugh from Performance Gallery, and Festival producer Eric Vosemeier.

ArtWorks CO.STARTERS Big Pitch

May 13, 2014

 

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  John A. Ruthven, naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art, was fascinated by nature as a young boy growing up in Cincinnati. The man often called the "20th Century Audubon," is still fascinated, with nature and art, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with young artists. We talk with John Ruthven and Teresa Hoelle, vice president of Development & External Affairs for ArtWorks. Mr.

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