Emilio Estevez’s movie, the public, which was completely filmed in Cincinnati last winter, will make its debut at the Santa Barbara Film Festival which opens January 31. Estevez wrote, directed and stars with Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams and Jeffrey Wright.
What began as an effort to create large-scale works of public art and expose young people to creative careers is now a 192-page compendium featuring 88 murals from 37 different neighborhoods. Transforming Cincinnati: How a decade of ArtWorks murals changed people and communities forever tells the stories behind one of our city’s greatest assets in vivid photographs, stylish design, and elegant prose.
David’s Column, a sculpture in neon, created by Matt Kotlarczyk and commissioned by the late arts patron David C. Herriman, was dedicated Wednesday through a joint reception hosted by ArtsWave and ArtWorks.
“Cole Carothers: Cincinnati Time” celebrates more than 40 years of Cole's work created while he was living in Cincinnati. Four decades of exceptional paintings borrowed from private collections, including new and unseen works. Hosted by Caza Sikes in the historic Oakley square district at 3078 Madison Road, the opening exhibition is November 3, 5-9 p.m. The show will run for the month of November.
Four area artists are the recipients of the Aid to Individual Artists (AIA) awards, the annual juried award from Summerfair Cincinnati, one of the oldest continuous art fairs in the country.
Starting next Thursday, October 26 for six performances, the Cincinnati Ballet with a cast of 34 dancers along with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will bring to life Shakespeare’s immortal tale of Romeo and Juliet where emotions collide and families go to war in the tale of two young lovers, told brilliantly through the fusion of dance and drama.
D. Lynn Meyers can sit back and enjoy the moment she has been thinking about for 20 years to revitalize a block on Vine Street. But she won’t. That’s not how the artistic chief at Ensemble Theatre works.
After more than a year of renovations, Music Hall will be open Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the entire region through the RE(NEW)ED Celebration for MUSIC HALL + MORE, presented by ArtsWave, the convener, planner, promoter and fundraiser behind the region’s arts community.
I traveled to the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend and was treated to three film experiences with Cincinnati takes. After a strong showing at the Cannes Film Festival this spring, Film Cincinnati wasted no time making its presence known here on the international cinema scene with one of two Cincinnati-made movies to be shown at TIFF.
Two movies made in Cincinnati during this past year, My Days of Mercy and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, are among the international films to be shown during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, September 7-17 in Toronto.