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Edgewood: Taking Band Practice Outside as Pandemic Persists

Spectrum News 1 |

Spectrum News 1 came to Edgewood on September 15 to see how student-musicians and band directors have adapted to playing music during the pandemic. Because of COVID-19, numerous restrictions have been placed on schools who want to provide this type of elective class for students. 

Mariemont City Schools Opens Second Annual International Art Show


Partnering with the Cincinnati Kharkiv Sister City Partnership (CKSCP), the show will feature work from 60 Mariemont students and 60 students from Kharkiv’s Lyceum of the Arts Magnet School.

The local exhibit will be on display at the Women’s Art and Cultural Center (WACC) Barn in Mariemont from September 9-16. The theme of the 2020 show is “Transportation” and the the display is free and open to the public.

A farewell to arts? Teachers fear coronavirus budget cuts may target art, music classes


As pressure builds on school districts for more cuts, experts fear the move to single out specials programs portends a nationwide trend that may disrupt the “whole child” approach to education, hinder academic growth and disproportionately hurt low-income families.

School districts struggling to navigate shrinking budgets may ask core subject teachers to incorporate art, music and physical education into their lesson plans to save on salaries, said Kristi Wilson, president of the American Association of School Administrators – an idea she opposes.

Cincinnati Student Helps The Deaf Visualize Music


Aaron Ziegler, a senior at The Seven Hills School, has been working on the Chromatic Music Visualizer for a couple of years now and is currently getting feedback from music educators and the deaf community.

Ziegler programmed the software to associate chord values with different colors. “It’s basically able to show them all the emotions in the music in real time such that they are able to appreciate music with family and friends.”

The idea of color and emotions is not new. It has a name, synesthesia, and Russian composer Alexander Scriabin believed in it, associating colors to feelings and emotions.

Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit shines light on equality, bias

Cincinnati Business Journal |

“Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…“, the first comprehensive midcareer survey of the work of this influential artist, runs Sept. 4-Nov. 8.

Through photography, sculpture, video and collaborative projects, Thomas invites viewers to examine the role of everyday imagery in perpetuating ideas and to become active participants in the process of dismantling bias. 

Art On The Bridge: Student Exhibit Gets New Venue

WVXU Cincinnati |

The Purple People Bridge between Newport and Cincinnati has become an outdoor art gallery this summer. Twenty photographs from local middle and high school students will be on display for the next month. The photographers are all taking part in the Fusion exhibit.

Virtual summer camps provide options for families in southwest Ohio

Journal-News |

Three local arts organizations — ArtWorks, Wave Pool, and The Well — have teamed up with ArtsWave and other local and regional organizations to spearhead a program called Camp cARTwheel, which includes two sets of virtual summer camps that will run in late July.

Middletown Arts Center partners with local schools on virtual exhibits

Journal-News |

“Apart But Together: Art During a Pandemic,” a four-part series, will feature a collection of nearly 200 pieces of art from 9th-12th grade students, beginning on Friday.

The exhibition is a collaborative partnership between Middletown Arts Center and several local high schools, including Lakota East High School, Lakota West High School, Monroe Senior High School, and Middletown High School.