Category: Profile

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.

Public Relations tips from the pros

At last summer’s Unplug and Play event at TQL Stadium: OneSource CEO Christie Brown, FC Cincinnati Foundation Executive Director Kate Solomon, reporter Clancy Burke of Local 12 with Alyson Best

When we learned that two of our favorite public relations managers in the nonprofit sector were stepping aside to try something new, we saw an opportunity for them to share some perspective and pointers. Ann Stewart and Alyson Best have provided a level of excellence that we in the publishing industry value most highly.

The fantastical world of Thomas Hieronymus Towhey

Thoms Towhey, “Bastard and Bitches” 2000, 44”x60,” oil on canvas

His colorful images are complex, yet carry the viewer to a deep and secret world that begs to be discovered, and in which many recognizable elements connect to nature, to living beings, and to fragments of his subconscious. The result is magical and surrealistic.