Most of us can name a fair number of American composers – Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams. All have written great music which has become part of the musical landscape. How about these composers? Nico Muhly, Amy Wurtz, Michael Daugherty, Augusta Read Thomas and Joan Tower? Possibly not so familiar.That will [...]
ArtZine Archives For June 2012
Between the years of 1936 and 1951 America began to look inward.Â Poverty, racism, hunger and injustice prowled the streets.Â New portable cameras became a radical tool for awareness. The New York Photo League, a group of New York photographers joined together with the intention of exposing social issues through their images. Photographs were taken [...]
Some say that the houses you have lived in determine your worldview.Â Maybe you moved around the globe.Â Maybe you stayed in one spot.Â Either way, the walls that surround you might have something to do with how you understand what lies outside of them. A new exhibit at the Thurber House examines this theory.Â [...]
The nature of life is so fleeting, and yet the nature of what we leave behind is so solid; be it an artifact, a piece of art, or even just our corpse. The flux between the permanence and impermanence of the human body is where Alina Szapocznikowâ€™s art lives and breathes so fully.
Itâ€™s time to introduce Ohioâ€™s very own Superman of Art. Recent recipient of a Governorâ€™s Award for the Arts is sculptor, Emmy-nominated musician, performer, arts educator, and all around interesting guy Michael Jerome Bashaw.