Upcoming fall events offer a simple way for Cincinnatians to spread their cultural wings. But what about culture that speaks to a more soulful spirit? While you may find a few soulfully influenced events on Cincinnati’s mainstream calendars, you’ll have to dig a little deeper for information about “Second Life” and “Two Bobs on Main.”
Second Life - A Visual and Audio Art Experience
September 7- 7-9 p.m The Greenwich, 2442 Gilbert Ave.
Second Life will take you into the multifaceted lives of five local personalities. The exhibit will explore the creative sides you probably never knew about.
Some people will recognize the visual artists in this show from their daytime careers-- one is a computer professional, another is a fireman. Others will know them from their local entertainment activities as nightlife photographer, musician, Deejay. This show will present a “Second Life” view of the creative careers that consume them when they’re off the clock.
Ingrid Woode, is a classically trained violinist. She’s performed with Queen Latifah and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She calls her music “... acoustic soul, electronic soul, folk soul, R&B soul…shoot, Hip Hop soul." Gregory Reese Is a stay-at-home dad, who wields a camera in his off hours. His social, political, cultural, and nightlife photos and videos have aired on CNN, Headline News, Local Fox19 and others.
Butch Gibson, a computer professional/DJ well known for his "Stepchild Radio" on air days, will display his photographic art. Jade West, a local Radio Program Director, and Kenyatta Smith, a Firefighter/Paramedic and Vice President Of International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, will also be featured in the art show.
If you’re in the mood for music
Ingrid Woode and her band, EleventwelvE, will perform downstairs after the “Second Life” art exhibit. Admission is free for the art exhibit, but there will be a small cover charge for the concert.
Two Bobs on Main - Opening Reception
September 13 - 6 - 9 p.m.
Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery, 1410 Main St., Over the Rhine
Two Bobs, Robert Harris and Robert O’Neal have lived artististic lives worthy of celebration. Harris is wheelchair bound. O'Neal walks with a cane, but after decades as respected and inspirational leaders of Cincinnati's artistic community, it’s hard to see anything but their successes.
“Two Bobs on Main” is a visual celebration of two men with a lengthy history of talent and community contributions. Art Beyond Boundaries will host the exhibit through October 25, 2013.