Category: Arts

  • Hi/Bye

    From Wilhelm Staehle I’m quite enjoying reasonable and excellent artwork to hang on the wall. This is a new and likely forever favorite from The Bazaarium brings the silhouette masterpiece theatre series home quite attractively. In other news, I’d new brakes put on the car today, and this gives me great comfort.

  • Making a movie about making a world

    Shooting the action from above Today I donned my first wireless microphone… you know the little ones they clip to your shirt for interviews? It was terribly exciting even if I was a bundle of nerves. Here’s how it went down… In July I got a note from a fella named Steve Juras. He’s working […]

  • Westcott House Centennial

    a mighty fine example of prairie style architecture. Dan, at rehearsal up in Springfield Ohio on Friday, texted me to check out the Westcott House website. I’d heard about this Frank Lloyd Wright home and knew it was in Springfield, but not much beyond that. Turns out it has been freshly restored and a centennial […]

  • Drum Corps

    The Troopers from Casper WYO perform at Soaring Sounds 29 I’ve never been to one of these Drum Corp events. My partner has been raving about them for years, and even has a few of those fancy twirling flags packed away with camping supplies. (Because nothing says camp quite like a flag routine.) When we […]

  • Art of Food

    Hot about his product That’s John up there. You might have seen him from time to time pop up on these virtual pages. He married my friend Anne, teaches school, makes art, and can whip up a killer chocolate waffle. (He also made a favorite t-shirt I wear proudly) Now I’ve seen his paintings in […]

  • Wicked

    The dragon above the stage. Aronoff Center. Cincinnati, OH Saw Wicked (again) last night. This time the seats were immensely better than the first time around. (Those box seat balcony things on the side of the theatre look really awesome, but the views are crap.) The view on the ground exposed much of the set […]

  • Monoprint Workshop

    Arting up the plate Second class at the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative. (The first workshop was for lithography). I was without a muse yesterday and instead of exploring the new medium, I tried to make something that attempted to be a cohesive work with a subject and composition. Turned out awful. I’m not sharing it. But […]

  • It’s only embarassing if you tell people

    Schottenstein Center: Value City Arena I saw the Pop-Tarts American Idol tour pass through Ohio on Saturday. I cannot remember my state of mind when the tickets were purchased, but I can assure you I was not sober. I’m still processing what went down, but I think it went something like this: – We had […]

  • Aida

    Cincinnati Opera at Music Hall I’ve written before how I’ve never enjoyed opera. I could be the curmudgeon who compares everything to rock and roll – that bombast with undecipherable lyrics, but I’ll refrain tonight. It was dress rehearsal for Aida. Dan had a pair of tickets as he’s not only performing, but he’s actually […]

  • Lithography Workshop

    July 14th & 15th Good soul Amy, an almost relative up here in Dayton, told me about this Lithography Workshop by the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative a while ago, and I said sign me up. We got there with coffee in hand and our pencils sharpened ready to take notes. Nice small class – nine students […]