Category: Features

Developing FotoFocus

Former FotoFocus staff member Nancy Glier, FotoFocus patron Paul Kreft, FotoFocus Executive Director Mary Ellen Goeke and FotoFocus founder Tom Schiff

It was 2010, and Tom Schiff thought that what Cincinnati really needed was a photography biennial. A huge one, one that had the potential to put Cincinnati on the map of international photography and lens-based hotspots.

Marie Krulewitch-Browne takes on the BLINK parade

Marie Krulewitch-Browne by Tina Gutierrez for Movers and Makers October 2022 cover

“The BLINK parade is unlike any other parade Cincinnati has. It is truly an art parade. It will feel like a magical nighttime performance,” said Krulewitch-Browne. This year’s theme: “Together: a constellation of shared cultures and unique identities; we illuminate joy through creative expression.”

Arts patron Amy Katzman: Doing the thing she loves to the absolute max

Amy Katsman has attended 44 New Orleans Jazz Fests. Disappointed that it was COVID-cancelled in 2021, she celebrated with a friend on her front porch by listening to WWOZ’s Jazz Fest highlights online while wearing some of her old festival passes.

When my husband and I go to concerts or any performance, of course we look around for anyone we know. With amazing regularity, we spot a woman with a familiar head of long gray-red hair, wearing colorful glasses and a flowy dress, using a cane or maybe a rolling walker. Yep, there’s Amy, we’ve said for years, always with amused pleasure at her sheer omnipresence at the cultural events of the city. 

Stoking the flame of Cincinnati’s ‘Black renaissance’

While Cincinnati’s muscular arts infrastructure rivals bigger cities with bigger budgets, the city has struggled to cultivate, retain and elevate Black and Brown performers. Movers & Makers wanted to address the disparity. Meet David Choate, dancer; Gee Horton, visual artist; and Kick Lee, musician and music entrepreneur.

MUST-SEE STAGE: fall 2022

No surprise here. “Hamilton,” Lin Manuel Miranda’s edgy, hip-hop-infused bio-musical of one of our Founding Fathers, was as immense a hit during its first visit to Cincinnati as it had been on Broadway.

Notable leaders in Arts & Culture

Notables in Arts and Culture

Movers & Makers asked the major arts & culture organizations in the region to introduce their “notables” to our readers, part of a new regular feature highlighting influential people in various sectors of Greater Cincinnati’s nonprofit economy. The organizations were invited to identify their notables within three categories or identify their own category.