Photographer Laci Coppins is the Taft Museum of Art's 28th Duncanson Artist-in-Residence. Coppins captures narrative images and nontraditional portraiture through her photography. She also creates photographic mixed media and installation pieces using image, text, and recycled/re-purposed materials. More information on the artist can be found here.
JOIN THESE FREE EVENTS
Opening Reception and Exhibition Preview Wednesday, October 29, 5-7 p.m. Reception with the artist, cash bar, and light refreshments. Click here by October 23.
Family Workshop with Laci Coppins Sunday, November 2, 2-4 p.m. Create photo transfers with images of "home" in this family-friendly workshop. Materials included; no experience necessary. Ages 4 and up. Register here by October 30.
Laci Coppins at Elementz: Youth Hip Hop Arts Center Monday, November 3, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 1100 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 An interactive workshop focusing on posing, facial expression, body position, dress, and backdrop to create the "ultimate selfie." Appropriate for ages 13-19. Cell phones with cameras encouraged. Register here by October 30.
Photo Talks: A Conversation with Laci Coppins Wednesday, November 5, 5-7 p.m. Tracy Longley-Cook, MFA, associate professor of art and art history at Wright State University, joins Laci Coppins in a dialogue about her works. Register here by October 30.
All programs are free, but reservations are required. Call (513) 684-4528 or register using links above.
As part of Robin’s Walktober, welcome to Loveland, the town where my wife and I reside. Instead of sharing our beauty fall colors, I’ve chosen to take you for a town walk of this northeastern Cincinnati suburb.
Loveland Woman's Club received two new members, Melody Beatty-Darnell and Sally Gammon, at their October 14 meeting. Guest speaker for the meeting was author and longtime Loveland resident, Joe Shickel.
Alice holding her Americanism poster with John H. Bredenfoerder, secretary of the Cincinnati chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
Little Miami seventh-grader Alice Yoshida placed fifth in the National Americanism Poster Contest, sponsored by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. This national achievement follows best-in-Ohio honors for this and another poster she designed.
Alice had earned top honors in Ohio this spring in the Americanism Poster Contest, advancing her to national judging. Her poster about Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War soldier, included several written pages about Marion's life, and an original artwork of Marion on a horse.
“This award shows she’s a talented young lady with a bright future,” said sixth grade teacher Erin Dipzinski, who this spring encouraged Alice to enter that contest.
Last month, Alice also won top honors statewide in a weather-awareness poster contest sponsored by the Ohio Committee on Severe Weather Awareness. She depicted a lion roaring during a storm, with the slogan “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.”
Officials from the Ohio Committee on Severe Weather Awareness recognized her publicly last Friday during a pep rally at Little Miami Junior High School.
That makes her 2-for-2 in contests she has entered. Clearly, Alice has a knack for expressing herself.
“It’s just my way to escape life for a few moments, when I’m interpreting the world onto paper,” she said of her passion for art. “Sometimes school isn’t easy and I feel stressed, so then I draw and relax.”
Dipzinski said she heard about the Americanism Poster Contest and gave Alice only the initial encouragement. Alice did extensive research and all the artwork herself.
“Doing all that on her own, she’s got the drive and the passion for it,” Dipzinski said. “If she continues to pursue art, she certainly can accomplish a lot with it.”
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As one of the busiest libraries in the country, our readers know a thing or two about finding a good read. Browse our list of the Top Ten Borrowed Books to see what is most popular with our readers each month. Then find out what all the buzz is about and place a hold on one of the hot titles!
Haunted houses, spooky carved pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and scary books go hand in hand for Halloween! From mystery to suspense to horrifying, there is no better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than by reading one of these great books picked by our staff!
Follow a pumpkin seed from germination to jack-o-latern and eventually back to seed again; tracking the life cycle and illustrating plant heredity! After reading about pumpkins the children will be given supplies to create their own paper jack-o-latern to take home.
Singing bowls connect us to past generations and civilizations dating as far back as the Bronze Age, more than 3,000 years ago. In Buddhist practice, singing bowls are used as a signal to begin and end meditation. In some Asian countries, singing bowls are used during chanting and may also mark the passage of time, signal a change in activity or used in traditional ceremonies and rites. The bowls' multiphonicsound – their ability to produce multiple harmonic overtones simultaneously – is used as a healing tool by psychotherapists, massage therapists, recovery, stress and meditation specialists.
Join Sangha Yoga Studio for a special, sacred evening with Ron Esposito and enter the magic of the signing bowls and their transformative frequencies.
About Ron: Ron Esposito, M.A. plays Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls and is a certified Life Coach and Enneagram Teacher at the Conscious Living Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has released four CDs: “Lifting The Veil: Enneagram Meditations” (with Deborah Ooten), 2008; “Open Heart”, 2009; “We Are One”, 2011 and his latest, “Soul Burst”, 2013. In addition to singing bowls, the new CD features vocal, throat singing, tabla, bansuri flutes, acoustic bass, sitar and percussion.
The author heading out for a spin on the Loveland Bike Trail. (Image: Sherry Lachelle Photography)
A photo essay about Loveland, Ohio
You know what they say: “Once you’ve spent a day here, you’ll fall in love!” (… They do say that, right? If not, they should start.) Let’s pop over and see why this little gem more than lives up to its reputation as the “Sweetheart of Ohio.” Read Sherry's story and see her photography...