KEITH CARTER will lecture and sign his current photography books, Ezekiel's Horse and Holding Venus on Thursday, in a freebie event in the Cincinnati Art Museum Auditorium. He's guaranteed to inspire greater photography. Info: 513-562-8777.
Print Cincinnati, opening Sunday afternoon at the University of Cincinnati's Medical Library, offers a roster of top area printmakers seldom accumulated in one spot. MARK PATSFALL, KEVIN BOOHER, TONI BATCHELOR, MARY MARK, ANDREW AU, HEIDI ENDRS, APRILFOSTER, MARK FOX, ANDREA KNARR, ROBERT KNIPSCHILD, THOM SHAW and more. If they make great prints, they're in there. Through April 28, during regular library hours. But you can rub elbows with these art greats at Sunday's reception. Info: 513-558-5627
Later on Sunday you can race up to the Creative Arts Center at WRIGHT STATEUNIVERSITY for something different. There's a whole society of artists, ZEUXIS, who believe that still-life lives, and they're celebrating with an opening from 4-5:30 p.m. Zeuxis was founded in New York City in 1994 with a mission to be involved with contemporary still-life painting. The exhibit, Serial Thinking, features each artist's exploration of a particular object in a single painting or a series of paintings. After closing on May 6, the exhibit travels on to other cities. Info: 937-775-2978
She's at it again. SUZANNE FISHER is doing the artist-in-residence thing at the Yavneh Day School while creating another of her custom-made mosaics. This one's called "Dedication Wall," for the Boymel Lobby at Meyers Atrium-Middle School Commons. Meet the artist and explore her studio on site on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Bring a piece of broken pottery, glassware or china, and you can "Be Part of Art." Info: 513-984-3770, ext 165.
Ranking right up there with major museum blockbusters are LESLIE SHIELS' Show of Chance and GREG STORER's Notan, on display concurrently at Cincinnati Art Galleries. They offer a perfect partnership of fine painting. Both of these acclaimed Cincinnati artists handle paint with an élan seldom seen anywhere. Be there. It closes April 7.
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