Dr. Arthur Townley , a Michigan dentist and pottery lover, is the man who rescued Rookwood Pottery by using his life savings to purchase all the assets of the historic Cincinnati company prior to its sale to overseas interests. Rookwood expertRiley Humlerand George Hibben from today’s Rookwood join Stuart Holman to share the story of Dr. Townley and his determination to see the company returned to Cincinnati and to producing its classic pottery.
Internationally renowned American artist Hunt Slonem currently has a one-man show on exhibit at the Miller Gallery in Hyde Park. His pieces can be found in permanent collections at more than 100 museums and privately by such notables as Jimmy Fallon, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and others. He visited our studio while in town to discuss his work and this exhibit with our Jane Durrell.
Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated has created an online database of public art that features the city's fountains, monuments, murals and architecture. It's all the things that DCI says make the streets of downtown an outdoor gallery on view 24/7.
The website also includes itineraries for five walking tours with a focus on specific artworks, shops and eateries along each route:
red, black & GREEN: a blues (rbGb) is a moving hybrid work that brings the stories and voices of Black America into the center of a timely conversation about race, class, culture and the environment. Award-winning performance artist, educator and essayist Marc Bamuthi Joseph uses his work to create opportunities to engage the local community and stimulate social change. He joins us, along with Dr. Victor Garcia, founding director of Trauma Services of Children’s Hospital and founder of CoreChange, to discuss rbGb and the power of art to create positive change in a community.