The Cincinnati Rollergirls have their first game of the season Saturday night at The Cincinnati Gardens. If you’ve never seen them, this is NOT your father’s roller derby, that staple of late-night weekend television. Played on a flat track, the action is up-close, fast, and fun. Team members Sydney Greathouse, player name Big Ugly, Jennifer Damron, Sailor Scary to her teammates, and Amanda Wilson, aka Mama Crass, join us.
The Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty exhibit is now on display at the Taft Museum of Art. The exhibit illustrates the culture of the Qing dynasty and the final days of empire in China through more than 100 rarely seen items, including imperial silk robes, hats, fans, sleeve bands, rank badges, jewelry, shoes, and wall hangings. Lisa Morrisette, Taft Museum manager of School and Docent Programs, gives us an idea of some of the many beautiful pieces on display.
The Cincinnati Arts Association will present Shanti: A Journey of Peace, described as an “Indian-American choral journey” on Saturday, April 5 at the Aronoff Center. Our Barbara Gray gets a preview of this unique production with the show’s music composer, educator and alumnus, Kanniks Kannikeswaran.
The Marta Hewitt Gallery is featuring an exhibit of works in April – Autism Awareness Month - by Lexington, Kentucky artist Lyndsey Fryman, whose work is inspired by her experiences as the mother of an autistic son. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer sat down in the studio with the artist and gallery owner Marta Hewitt to talk about this very personal exhibit.