Dick Waller is a familiar face and name around the Cincinnati music community. He was the principal clarinetist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for many years, and during that time, he founded the Linton Chamber Music Series. But what many did not know was that, starting in 1974, he began painting as a stress reliever from his work with the symphony. Now, in retirement, he’s decided to begin exhibiting his paintings. Sunday afternoon will be the opening of Music at an Exhibition, showcasing over 100 of his works, at theClifton Cultural Arts Center. Dick Waller is in our studio with Mark Perzel to talk about his passion for painting and why he is now ready to share them with the rest of the community.
The College of Mt. St. Joseph’s Studio San Giuseppe Gallerywill host an exhibition featuring works by local couples who are each individual artists. Two of the artists who helped create “Confluence,” and a couple themselves, Pam KorteandRichard Hague, join Jane Durrell to discuss the genesis of this idea and some of the couples who are featured in the exhibit, which opens February 24.
As part of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Women Hold Up the Sky exhibit, local artist and educatorAnnie Ruth has curated Dada Rafiki: Sisters of Legacy, an exhibit that features 40 trailblazing Cincinnati women age 65 and older from different races, backgrounds and professions. Jane Durrell speaks with Annie Ruth about these extraordinary women and this celebration of National Women’s History Month in March.
Robyn Carey-Allgeyer welcomes to the studio Jennifer Jensen, director of The Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College; and children’s author Linda Leopold Strauss, whose book about Passover, The Elijah Door, will be the focus of a six-week exhibition of the book’s illustrations at The Skirball. The exhibit runs through March 31, and that day will feature a family-friendly talk by the author at the museum.
Covington is fast becoming another go-to destination for artist studios, gallery shows, and more importantly, an organization that provides support services to local artists. Jane Durrell welcomes Natalie Bowers and Cate Yellig from the Artisans Enterprise Center to talk about the center’s mission and upcoming activities.