Category: Profile

The yin and yang of CSO oboist Dwight Parry

Dwight Parry and CSO oboe section colleagues Richard Johnson, Lon Bussell and Chris Philpotts

According to Dwight Parry, “When you have a lot of interests, you can’t be good at everything. You have to get over that and just enjoy experiencing. I don’t treat other things in my life the way I treat the oboe, where I want to learn everything about it.”

Annual luncheon honors philanthropists and volunteers

John Silverman

The annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals will honor four local philanthropists. Richard Rosenthal will be honored as Philanthropist of the Year. Other honorees include John I. Silverman, Outstanding Volunteer; Katie McElveen, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy; and Wesley Holm, Ambassador of Philanthropy.

FotoFocus Biennial: Meet 5 local lens-based artists

FotoFocus, the region-wide, biennial celebration of lens-based art, returns this month. The theme for 2016 is “Photography – The Undocument,” examining the extent to which photography and videography capture or distort/mask reality. Though national and international talent will be showcased throughout the month, Movers & Makers has focused on five local lens-based artists with solo shows and their approach to this year’s theme.

Cincinnati Ballet’s Zack Grubbs and Sarah Hairston

After 14 years with Cincinnati Ballet, Grubbs – a senior soloist – is retiring. His longtime onstage partner, principal dancer Sarah Hairston, is retiring as well. On Aug. 1, Hairston and Grubbs stepped into new roles as the dean and principal, respectively, of Cincinnati Ballet’s academy.

STAGE: movers & makers of the moment

James Gilmer and Maizyalet Velázquez

Theater is exploding with life in Cincinnati, with record crowds and exciting new venues on the horizon. And the dance season is leaping into the future with a new work by an established local master. Contributor David Lyman shares his thoughts on who and what to watch onstage between now and Thanksgiving.

VISUAL: movers & makers of the moment

21c: Germán Gómez (Spanish), “Drawn VI” (from the Drawn series), mixed media drawing, 2007

While the FotoFocus 2016 Biennial in October will dominate the fall scene, contributions to the rich tapestry of our visual arts landscape continue to emerge from fresh sources. Maria Seda-Reeder shares her thoughts on the artistic movers and makers to watch this autumn season.