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.
With degrees in English Literature and a master’s from the University of Cincinnati in Early Modern European History, local author Stacey Roberts was destined to write Trailer Trash, With a Girl’s Name as his first novel. He’s in our studio to talk about his education, career and this book with Barbara Gray.
In the never-ending search for critical adoration and separating moviegoers from their hard-earned dollars, filmmakers seem to embrace the theory that “more IS more.” They try to cram 10 pounds of “stuff” into every two-pound bag to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. That’s to be expected with the blockbuster films, but it sometimes works its way into the smaller, low-key titles as well.