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How the Arts Make An Impact

Check here for new blog posts, podcasts and more that point to how the arts make an impact on our community. 

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    Warsaw Federal Incline Theater Brings New Audiences to East Price Hill

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Oct 27, 2015
    The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater brings new audiences to East Price Hill. We talked to Cincinnati Landmark Productions' Rodger Pille about the theater's sold-out first summer and what's coming up for this exciting new space.

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    History Lessons

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 13, 2015
    Arts organizations are not creating art in a vacuum. Throughout our history, the arts have been an integral part of the community, helping to bridge differences, and sometimes, provoking dialogue and debate. Twenty-five years ago, that debate brought national attention to the region.

  • Looking for a Happy Haunt? Check out Spooky Arts!

    posted by Samantha Wines On Oct 12, 2015
    If you listen closely, you can hear witches cackling, ghouls moaning, and werewolves howling. This can only mean one thing: Halloween is drawing near. Arts organizations throughout Cincinnati have many different ways to thrill you this Halloween season, and ArtsWave has all the details.

  • Fall Arts Preview: Contemporary Arts Center

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Oct 09, 2015
    Raphaela Platow, the Alice & Harris Weston Director at the Contemporary Arts Center, caught us up on the latest happenings at the CAC this fall and beyond.

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    You Only Have Two Feet (But That is Enough of a Plan)

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 22, 2015
    One of my favorite memories in the arts is also one of my favorite professional memories, the chance to cover the first-ever master class by legendary modern dance choreographer Merce Cunningham in Russia for the Moscow Times.

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    Fall Arts Preview: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Sep 22, 2015
    Brian Isaac Phillips, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Producing Artistic Director, briefly stepped away from directing rehearsals to fill us in on what we can expect this fall during the company's 23rd season.

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    ArtsWave Launches

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Sep 22, 2015
    ArtsWave, the greater Cincinnati region’s leading local arts agency, launched a new service to the community today with its online arts calendar, Cincy Arts Guide. Designed to increase all kinds of community participation in the arts, Cincy Arts Guide provides detailed listings on performances, exhibitions, classes, fundraisers and other arts events from arts organizations across the region.

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    ArtsWave Announces Ten-Year Blueprint for Collective Action

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Sep 13, 2015
    Designed to advance ArtsWave’s vision of a more vibrant regional economy and more connected community for all, the Blueprint identifies five community goals that leverage the power of the arts. The Blueprint will provide a focus for ArtsWave’s community investments and strategic initiatives for the next ten years.

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    Advocating for Arts Education to Boost Achievement

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 08, 2015
    In many schools across our region just like across the country, there is no choice, just a struggle to keep arts as part of the curriculum, or included in extracurricular programs. There are competing demands for funding, for time in the day, or a scarcity of other resources. And it’s abundantly clear that kids and youth in underserved or low-income communities suffer the most from program cuts, even though research shows consistently that they benefit most from arts engagement in school. Next week is National Arts Education Week, and it’s a great time to call attention to why this matters.

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    Five 21st Century Skills Kids Learn Through the Arts

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Sep 08, 2015
    Arts education in the 21st century is an unmistakably vital tool for success, a catalyst for skill development in the business world and beyond. In celebration of Arts in Education Week September 13 – 19, here’s our list of five key life skills that kids learn when they make, study, and learn through art.

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    Fall Arts Preview: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Sep 08, 2015
    In this week's Fall Arts Preview, Artistic Director Blake Robison gives us a preview of the upcoming season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

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    Fall Arts Preview: Cincinnati Pops

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Sep 08, 2015
    Next up in our Fall Arts Preview series, Cincinnati Pops’ exuberant conductor John Morris Russell takes a moment out of his busy season preparation to fill us in on the sweet sounds we can hear at Music Hall this fall!

  • Summer Painting

    An S.A. on What's Important and A Challenge

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Aug 25, 2015
    I find the last days of summer to be highly reflective. My dad used to take the entire month of August as vacation, a time of restoration and planning for a highly demanding year ahead. For a kid, this was a great thing: consecutive weeks with parents in a place of serenity, away from the stresses of the normal routine. I will treasure the memory of painting side-by-side with my daughter...

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    Fall Arts Preview: Taft Museum of Art

    posted by Katherine Masterson On Aug 24, 2015
    Fall means a new season of music, theatre, dance, and art exhibitions to explore. As part of our Fall Arts Preview, ArtsWave spoke with local organizations about their programming for the coming year. This week, we connected with Emma Caro, Director of PR and Marketing for the Taft Museum of Art.

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    Fall Arts Preview: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

    posted by Katherine Masterson On Aug 24, 2015
    As part of our Fall Arts Preview, ArtsWave spoke with local artistic directors about their programming for the coming year. This week, we connected with Lynn Meyers, Producing Artistic Director of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

  • Shakespeare Summer Camp

    Arts Summer Camps Fuel Learning All Year Long

    posted by Katherine Masterson On Aug 24, 2015
    As kids head back to school, teachers and friends are bound to ask “What did you do on your summer vacation?” Kids may perceive their weeks at camp as being a break from lessons, but parents know that learning and developing important life skills is a big part of the summer camp experience.

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    Art in the Park Returns August 23

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Aug 03, 2015
    ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Reds are teaming up for the third annual ‘Art in the Park’ day on Sunday, Aug. 23. Fans can experience music, dance, theater and hands-on art activities in the Kroger Fan Zone for 90 minutes before the 1:10 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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    Fitton Center's New Director Creates Opportunities to Connect

    posted by Cecilia Long On Jul 28, 2015
    The Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton provides a hub of activity for the community. New Executive Director Ian Mackenzie-Thurley shares his excitement for upcoming season.

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    Sharing Recipes

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jul 28, 2015
    At home and at work, it’s all about the right recipe. Of course, recipes do best when you have high quality and abundant ingredients on hand. At ArtsWave, we’ve been thinking about what happens when you add Cincinnati’s high quality and abundant arts experiences into the mix of other civic and regional priorities.

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    NewCo Cincinnati Showcase Innovation and the Arts

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jul 27, 2015
    NewCo Cincinnati highlighted the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit of the region, including the creative energy of local arts organizations.