Category: Profile

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.

MUSIC: movers & makers of the moment

Chick Corea

The jazz and classical music scene in Cincinnati continues to be infused with an infectious dynamism, highlighted by new ideas, new venues, new pairings and new music. Contributor Tom Consolo shares profiles and must-see performances of the fall season.

Richardson rising

Rob Richardson Jr.

Rob Richardson Jr. is chair of the University of Cincinnati’s board of trustees. What’s behind the ascent of this former academic “underachiever” to the summit of power at UC?

Makers on Main

Lindsey Estes

Cincinnati’s Main Street offers its own brand of local flavor and quirkiness, with a varied mix of nightlife, food, retail and services. Meet seven of the creative entrepreneurs who chose to locate their businesses along Main Street, from downtown to OTR…

Marcus Küchle and Annalisa Pappano: RECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES

Marcus Kuchle and Annalisa Pappano

If it’s true, as they say, that opposites attract, Pappano and Küchle are living proof of it. He’s a champion of new music, of pushing – or pulling, perhaps – opera into the 21st century. She, on the other hand, is devoted to early music. For her, 16th- and 17th-century composers like Claudio Monteverdi, Richardo Rogniono and Jacopo Peri are not relics of past cultures. They are very much alive.