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.
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.
Cincinnati as far back as the early 1800s was considered a haven for artists. Born in Covington, Frank Duveneck was a celebrated artist at 27, went on to teach in Europe, and in Cincinnati, and influenced generations of future artists. We talk with Taft Museum of Art Assistant Curator Tamera Muente about the life and work of Frank Duveneck, and his paintings now on display at the Taft.
While the Cincinnati Art Museum is closed, a sniper fires 19 rounds into a bronze cube. Video and still cameras record the bullets as they make their way from the sniper’s rifle in the museum’s front lobby, travel past more traditional works of art, and pierce the metal cube, mounted in the Great Hall. “Crown,” the work of conceptual artist Todd Pavlisko, now on display at the museum, has generated discussion and some controversy. Matt Distel, Art Museum adjunct curator of contemporary art, joins us to discuss “Crown” and its place in the world of art.