Provided, image by Lisa Kristine

Humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine, who specializes in indigenous peoples worldwide, uses her powerful images and intimate portrayals to elevate awareness of social causes such as modern slavery. The United Nations estimates there are approximately 27 to 30 million individuals caught in the slave trade industry today.

The Cincinnati Museum Center at historic Union Terminal is currently exhibiting some of its world-class collection of invertebrate fossils from the Ordovician Period, called Cincinnati Under the Sea. Dr. Brenda Hunda, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the center, joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about this collection and this particular period in our history.

Ron Esposito talks with Art Academy of Cincinnati professor and artist Ken Henson about his solo exhibit at the Lloyd Library downtown. The Emerald Tablet explores the theme of alchemy and astral projection, driven by his interests in magic and mysticism, of which alchemy is a part.

The Betts House in Cincinnati’s west end has just opened its newest, major exhibition called Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries. With the explosion of new and historic breweries throughout the city, this could not be a timelier exhibit as Dayle Dearduff, interim executive director, tells our Jane Durrell.

Local music legend and nightclub owner Bobby Mackey joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about a new exhibit at Devou Park’s Behringer Crawford Museum entitled Northern Kentucky Music Legends. The exhibit pays tribute to local musicians, composers and others who successfully spent their lives in the music business.

It’s time again for the 20th Century Cincinnati Show, your yearly chance to see and purchase vintage clothing, furniture, art and more. The show runs February 23-24 at the Sharonville Convention Center where 60 separate dealers will fill 20,000 square feet of exhibit space. Lee Hay talks with Pam Forsee Hogue of the show about a special attraction this year, an exhibit of works by Russel Wright, born and raised in Lebanon, Ohio but went on to become one of the finest Modern designers of the Art Deco era in the 30’s.

An important part of human history is now on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibition Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times opened recently and will be in Cincinnati through mid-April. Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn, co-curator of this exhibition and professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaism at San Diego State University, recently sat down with Mark Perzel to discuss the importance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, what visitors can expect to see when they visit, and the extreme care that is taken to preserve these artifacts.

Artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto

Nov 9, 2012

Cincinnati’s Phyllis Weston Gallery is currently featuring the work of internationally acclaimed artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto. Anne Arenstein welcomes the artist, who discusses his exhibit at the Phyllis Weston Gallery as well as the site-specific installations he’s done around the world and his Global Tree Project.

Edward Steichen Exhibit

Oct 19, 2012

Nancy Huth, Curator of Education and Installation Curator from the Taft Museum of Art talks about the new exhibit Star Power: Edward Steichen's Glamour Photography. As she tells Mark Perzel, Star Power features iconic portraits of famous actors, actresses, painter, producers, etc. and most of these photographs originally appeared in the Conde Nast publications Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Jazz Guitar Great Bill Frisell

Oct 5, 2012
Michael Wilson

A brief word from Frank Johnson regarding jazz guitarist Bill Frisell & the 858 String Quartet's  appearance on October 10 at the historic Emery Theatre .  In conjunction with a FotoFocus exhibiton, they will be performing the world premiere of Musical Portraits from Heber Springs.   

Mark Perzel welcomes to the studio James Crump, chief curator at the Cincinnati Art Museum and co-chair of the city-wide FotoFocus event, and the director of the FotoFocus organization, Mary Ellen Goeke. They discuss the origins of this festival of photographic arts and some of the many events happening this month.

Herb Ritts: LA Style

Sep 28, 2012

FotoFocus is starting it’s month-long celebration of the photographic arts here in Cincinnati with a very special Herb Ritts exhibition opening at the Cincinnati Arts Museum on October 6. David Delegator learns more about the event and this particular exhibit from James Crump, co-chair of FotoFocus and chief curator at the Art Museum.

Local Artist Featured in ArtPrize 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Sylvia Rombus from the Malton Gallery and artist Edward Cassagrande are taking their recent Bridging Humanity exhibition to ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan where, for the first time, one exhibit will be featured on the city’s Gillette Bridge. Jane Durrell welcomes them and learns more about this honor and this well-known citywide art event.

Cincinnati Library Hosts Steamboat Exhibit

Sep 7, 2012

Steamboats through an Early Lens is the newest exhibit at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s main branch downtown. Jane Durrell welcomes Patricia van Skaik from the Library’s Genealogy and Local History Department to discuss this fascinating photographic exhibition and the history of steamboats in Cincinnati.

A Blessing to One Another

Sep 7, 2012

Returning to Cincinnati after seven years touring the country is A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People. This interfaith exhibit will be on display in the Skirball Museum at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion beginning September 10. Lee Hay speaks with one of the exhibit’s creators, Dr. James Buchanan, and the Skirball Museum’s curator, Jennifer Jensen