Arts

Arts and culture from around the Tri-State, including theater, music and poetry.

The annual Clay Alliance Holiday Pottery Fair, featuring local ceramic artists who exhibit regionally and nationally, has found a new home for 2017. 

Cincinnati's Sunset Players is celebrating the holiday with a new play that takes a sideways look at the story of The Three Bears. 

Mikki Schaffner Photography

Actor Frank Ferrante has created an indelible, and career-defining, performance as the comedy icon Groucho Marx. 

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Nov 17, 2017

Poetry Reading: Local poet Roberta Schultz recites Forbidden Fruit from her chapbook, Songs from the Shapers Harp, published by Finishing Line Press. 

Artists In The Justice System

Nov 16, 2017
Marlene Steele

In the process of solving a crime and prosecuting a suspect, artists can play a key role in the criminal justice system. Police sketch artists interpret what can be vague descriptions from traumatized witnesses or victims, to help flesh out an image of a perpetrator. During trials where cameras are banned, artists are the eyes inside the courtroom. In both cases, the work can be extremely challenging and the stakes can be high.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has just opened a new exhibition of privately owned African American art. 

Cincinnati Opera Prepares For Its 2017 Gala

Nov 10, 2017

Cincinnati Opera's annual gala returns to historic Music Hall, with the theme of Beauty and the Brick

Matt Zory really knows Music Hall. Not only is he a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, but he's also an acclaimed photographer who chronicled the recent renovation of the historic venue. 

Poetry Reading: David Lee Garrison recites "First Date" from his new book, Carpeing the Diem: Poems About High School.

Northside is home to one of the area's most impressive art galleries, Joseph Clark Gallery Arts of Africa on Hamilton Avenue. 

The stage version of the life and music of one of our area's favorite daughters, Rosemary Clooney, is coming to the stage at The Carnegie in Covington. 

Fast becoming a popular OTR destination is The Mini Microcinema, which shares smaller, outside-the-mainstream films with the broader community. 

Holiday shopping in our area would be incomplete without a stop at the Weaver's Guild of Greater Cincinnati Fiber Arts Sale and the Studio Collection Holiday Sale

Musicians Turning Creativity Into Business Savvy

Oct 30, 2017
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Cincinnati Music Accelerator, which calls itself Ohio’s first career accelerator program for musicians and recording artists, graduated its first class this fall. Program Founder Kick Lee knows firsthand how cut-throat the recording industry can be. That's why the accelerator arms musicians and recording artists with business savvy. In the six-week course they learn to monetize their talents and license their creative work. Lee launched the first session this summer with a grant from People's Liberty and the second session begins this November.

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Oct 23, 2017

Saad Ghosn, founder of SOS Art, is curating the current exhibit at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Voices from Oaxaca, Social and Cultural Reflections

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Oct 20, 2017

Poetry Reading: Around Cincinnati contributor Roberta Schultz reads the poem, “Iona,” from her  new chapbook, Songs from the Shapers Harppublished by Finishing Line Press.

Queen City Opera Presents Rossini's "Cinderella"

Oct 13, 2017

Queen City Opera returns to the Arts Center at Dunham with a production of Rossini's "Cinderella."

The longest-running theatre company in Over the Rhine, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, has just completed an expansion and renovation to add comfort and amenities to their space on Vine Street. 

Westwood's New Basketshop Gallery

Oct 6, 2017

Two artists recently left Dallas to open a gallery space in Cincinnati's Westwood neighborhood. 

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