Artist from India at Contemporary Arts Center, Now to May 5
Atul Dodiya is one of most prominent figures of contemporary Indian art. His most recent artwork is created on metal shutters of store fronts salvaged from the streets of Mumbai. The artist invites viewers to interact with the pieces – to open and close the shutter with its original pulley mechanism in order to see all of the work since both the front and interior of the shutter is painted. In Mumbai, the shutter is a symbol of security and marks the sharp change in the city between day and night. Atul Dodiya was born in 1959 in Mumbai. He has shown his artwork extensively around the world. This is his first museum solo exhibition in the US.
http://www.contemporaryartscenter.org. 44 East Sixth Street. Free on Mondays from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
In a new exhibition, the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of African American Art at the University of Maryland brings artists such as Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, and Sam Gilliam along with younger talents including Kara Walker, Willie Cole, and Chakaia Booke to the Taft Museum of Art. Approximately 60 works in a great variety of media—paintings, sculpture, prints, collage, photography, and mixed media—present a vivid sampling of the range of expression of these American voices.
http://www.taftmuseum.org 316 Pike Street. Free on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.
OTR Chamber 2013 Annual Star Awards Nominations – due February 21
Each spring, the Over-The-Rhine Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding individuals and businesses in Over-the-Rhine during its Annual Meeting. This year’s luncheon is Tuesday, April 2 at Music Hall featuring keynote speaker, President Santa Ono, University of Cincinnati. Nominate an outstanding individual or business that has had a favorable impact on Over-the-Rhine in the past year that will be recognized at this year’s luncheon. The categories are: New Business of the Year, Architecture Award, Business of the Year, Individual Contribution, Entrepreneur of the Year, Property Development Award, Nonprofit of the Year, and Blogger / Media / Outreach Award. Complete the form at http://www.otrchamber.com and return it to the OTR Chamber via email (email@example.com), or mail 111 East Thirteenth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 by February 21, 2013.
Fabulous at Every Age at Saks Fifth Avenue, February 16
Get Picture-Perfect with Estée Lauder and Harper’s Bazaar. Visit the Estée Lauder counter for a one-on-one consultation and learn how to get ready for your close-up from your makeup, to your clothes, to your pose. Once you are camera ready, enter Harper Bazaar’s Fabulous at Every Age Contest presented by Estée Lauder for a chance to win up to $10,000. Meet visiting Estée Lauder makeup artists on Saturday, February 16 from 11 am to 4 pm. For more information or to book your appointment, call 513.421.6800, ext. 361.
http://www.saks.com/cincinnati 101 W. Fifth Street.
Rev It Up!! Cincinnati Auto Expo Sneak Peek Preview Party – February 20
A Preview Night Party to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Child Passenger Safety Program is Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from
5 to 9 pm at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Tickets are $11 at the door or $8 at any local Kroger in advance. See the Rusty Griswolds live on the Show floor and find the car of your dreams. The Cincinnati Auto Expo continues until February 24.
http://www.gcada.net or call (513) 326-7100. The DECC is at 525 Elm Street.