Lovers of red are empowered. They are go-getters; full of energy, strength, and passion. Intensely passionate people openly show their love, excitement, and desire in relationships, work habits, and beliefs. Red lovers are fabulously fierce.
If pink is one of your favorite colors you are tender, caring, and of course-romantic. Pink is like flowers, sunsets, and sweet treats which is why you’re so sweet! Pink lovers, although sometimes shy, are calm and accepting, and exceptionally kind.
Yellow, like red, is a color loved by the energetic. Yellow is a joyful and optimistic energy that fills a room with the brightness of sunshine. Yellow lovers make great friends, because they are honest, dedicated, and caring.
Those who favor blue are confident, secure, and stable…the kind of person you would seek advice from. Blue lovers maintain a good balance; work & family, rest & productivity. With their combination of loyalty and trustworthiness, it would be wise to befriend lovers of blue.
If your favorite color is purple, you are extremely good at remaining mysterious to those around you- in a good way. You are confident, but not cocky, intelligent, but not arrogant. You come across sophisticated and spiritually rich because you are sure of your tastes and your personality. You’re not afraid to be yourself, and you’re admired for it.
Orang-ies love to be loved. You’re nice to everyone; vibrant, warm, and welcoming. Your enthusiasm rubs off on those you are around, creating positive energy. You’re never done growing. You are constantly stretching to become a better version of your former self.
If your favorite color is green, you are well known for your laid back, calm nature. You are not easily upset or offended. You are confident and youthful in spirit. You take good care of yourself, inside and out and you have a strong appreciation for beautiful things.
Those who love white, love peacefulness, cleanliness, and simplicity. They don’t overcomplicate and over-clutter their lives with unnecessary things or unnecessary people. They surround themselves with things that influence them for the better, and never take their moments of rest & relaxation for granted.
Ooh, black. If you adore black you are elegant, sophisticated, and (yes) sexy. As the color black can scare off many, you are bold & brave and we love you for it. Black is a powerful and often essential color for achieving balance. And just like, black…so are you reliable and classic.
I’m excited to let you all know that I was just appointed to Board of Trustees of one of my favorite organizations -The Cincinnati Opera!
I remember my first opera. I saw Carmen when I was only in my twenties. Although its tragic ending brought me to tears, I truly fell in love with the entire opera experience; the singers glorious voices, the beautiful sets, the stunning productions, and of course, the thrill of meeting opera enthusiasts all around me. It was a night I’ll never forget and I want you -all my art loving friends- to experience it. I even converted my “football fanatic” husband into an opera enthusiast!
After many years of working and getting to know everyone at the Opera, while exposing them to our talented local visual artists, I’m now officially “on the team.”
A special thanks to General Director/CEO, Patty Beggs for nominating me. Your dedication to the arts in Cincinnati is inspirational!
Join me at the Cincinnati Opera for the 2013 Summer Season:
Join us as we kick off the season with a magical evening of music in the newly-renovated Washington Park. This free outdoor concert for the community will feature a selection of opera favorites performed by stars from the 2013 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Music includes excerpts from Carmen, Don Giovanni, West Side Story, Turandot, and La Traviata, to name a few.
When: Sunday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.
Food trucks and on-site concessions will be available.
Parking is available for $1 per hour with a $3 maximum in the underground Washington Park Garage.
“Console yourself, for you neither are, nor were,
nor will be, the first or the last of them …
Every village, every town, every country
bears witness to his amorous adventures.”
- Leporello, Act I
Legendary lover. Sadistic manipulator. Cold-blooded villain. Has there ever been a more irrepressible rogue than Don Giovanni? Mozart’s 1787 opera, subtitled “Il Dissoluto Punito” (“the reprobate punished”), follows Giovanni as he forces his way into the hearts of women and taunts the men who love them. When an attempted conquest ends in murder, Giovanni receives a spectral visitor who delivers his comeuppance. This time, love is hell.
Mozart’s beloved opera was last seen at Music Hall in 2004. Suave American baritone Lucas Meachem will make his company debut in the title role. The Financial Times has called his portrayal “both dangerous and alluring, with daredevil charm matched by vocal noblesse.” Cincinnati favorite soprano Nicole Cabell lends her “luminous voice” (The New York Times) to the role of Donna Elvira, while rising soprano Angela Meade, proclaimed “astounding” by The New Yorker, sings Donna Anna. Turkish bass Burak Bilgili is Giovanni’s reluctant wingman, Leporello.
“I want to hide myself in him, and know no more of this world.
When he holds me like this in his arms, nothing ugly can harm me.”
- Sophie, Act II
It starts off simply enough: Boy meets girl and falls head over heels. But in opera—as in life—the path to happily-ever-after can be a thorny one. A Viennese noblewoman relishes in the affections of her young lover, Octavian, but quietly dreads the day his heart finds true love. And then, it happens: Octavian spies the lovely Sophie, and he’s forever changed. After learning she’s promised to an oafish, old baron, Octavian hatches a hilarious plot to set her free, with the help of a surprising ally.
If you’ve loved The Marriage of Figaro or The Elixir of Love, you’ll adore Der Rosenkavalier (“the knight of the rose”), which blossoms with sublime music and bittersweet charm. At its heart is a trio of extraordinary singers, here sung by three Cincinnati favorites. As the Marschallin, soprano Twyla Robinson offers a voice of “easy grace and beauty” (San Diego Union-Tribune). Sarah Coburn, the “sweet … radiant … flawless” soprano (The Washington Post), is Sophie, with mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose lending her “bright, supple voice” (Musical America) to the “pants” role of Octavian.
“All those years I looked so hard …
At the lessons of the stars above,
Missing the lessons below.”
- Galileo, Scene 1
On the verge of death and blind from years of staring heavenward, Galileo pieces together the visions, dreams, and questions that have brought him to this place. And so begins a journey in reverse through the remarkable events of Galileo’s extraordinary life: his imprisonment for heresy, his defense of science through the Inquisition, and back to his earliest days of inspiration, invention, and discovery. Through the lens of one man’s incredible life, Galileo Galilei explores questions of religion and science, faith and truth.
At its 2002 premiere at BAM’s Next Wave Festival, the New York Times called Galileo Galilei “invigorating” with “sweetly lyrical touches.” Cincinnati Opera is thrilled to present a brand-new production of the opera from composer Philip Glass, one of the most influential musicians of our time. This production will also mark the first in our new, second performance home: the intimate Corbett Theater at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts.
“Can I forget this ardent love which, like a shaft of sunlight,
made me happy here, though I am captive and a slave?”
- Aida, Act I
Loyalty or love–which should prevail when everything is at stake? Aida, an Ethiopian princess enslaved by her enemy Egypt, finds herself helplessly drawn to Radames, her captor. Caught between warring nations, she faces an impossible choice. Should she betray Radames to protect her beloved homeland? Or surrender completely to true love?
With its soaring music, exotic setting, and parade of live horses during the Act II “Triumphal March,” Aida gloriously delivers on all that opera’s meant to be; the Cincinnati Enquirer hailed it as “the most sensational production this city has ever seen.”
Our powerhouse cast stars soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. After her surprise Met debut as Aida last season, the New York Times raved that “the audience loved her.” Antonello Palombi, “one of today’s finest dramatic tenors” (Music in Cincinnati), sings Radames, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung brings her “dark-hued, angelic voice” (New York Times) to the role of Amneris. Esteemed conductor Carlo Rizzi leads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
You’ve heard us say it before, and we’ll say it again…when it comes to finding a work of art that you love, it helps to first look to the things your sure of. Look to other forms of artwork to help you find your fine art style. Whether it’s fabrics you love, your favorite “go-to” outfit, or even the ads in magazine you find so aesthetically awe-inspiring you have to rip them out and save them; when it comes to fashion all the same elements & principles of design you are drawn to are present in fine art. Textures, patterns, jewels, shapes, colors, and movement that can be found in the world of fashion and fine art! Once you figure out what your list of loves are, it’s easy to find a work of art meant for you.
After receiving several messages from artists creating new works solely for the Art Comes Alive 2013 competition, many of whom are considering waiting until next year to enter due to time constraints, we are happy to announce that we have extended the ACA deadline to allow artists this weekend to complete their entries.
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at midnight: Deadline for entries
Tuesday, May 14, 2013: Results announced (either way) via email
*This email announces whether your artwork will be showcased in the final exhibit only, and does not include a list of the award winners
Week of May 20-May 24, 2013: Each artist s will be contacted individually letting them know which specific works of art will be showcased in the final exhibit.
Friday, May 24, 2013: Award winners notified via email
*this does not include Purchase Award Winners
Friday, June 14, 2013: All ACA artwork for the final exhibit must be at the ADC Gallery by 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 20, 2013: VIP Pre-Exhibit Open House for ADC clients
Saturday, June 22, 2013: Art Comes Alive 2013 Opening Night Awards Ceremony
Friday, July 26, 2013: ACA 2013 Final Exhibit Closes
Week of July 29-August 2, 2013: ADC will box up and ship back any artwork that did not sell, back to artist
Here are a few tips & suggestions…
Tip #1: Better Quality Image, Better Understanding of Your Work
Quality photographs of your work go a long way. The higher the resolution your images are, the better your chances of being well received by the Jurors. Beautiful details in works of art are often lost in poor quality photographs, and these details are studied & appreciated by the ACA jurors. Try to photograph your work with a decent camera, and good lighting so that the colors in the image are as true to life as possible.
Tip #2: Galleries Look for a Cohesive Body of Work
Entering more than one piece of artwork into ACA can greatly increase your chances of appealing to the Jurors. Gallery owners love to discover artists with a cohesive look, and a unified body of work. Art consultants rely on attaining more artwork stylized in a similar technique to the first they see. When a gallery sells your work, they like to know they have an inventory with a cohesive “personality” to pull from as necessary. Just as art enthusiasts know a Van Gogh from a Picasso, artist’s representatives & their clients want to know your work when they see it.
Tip #3: Showcasing Dimensional Works
During the entry process, each entrant is allowed five uploads (max of four images and the fifth for Lifetime Achievement or Emerging Artist Applications at no additional charge). In the past, we’ve been asked several times how to showcase a work of art from different perspectives without using all four uploads (since it is the same work of art, just from a different vantage point.) This can easily be done from your computer at home using the Paint application by simply pasting two images together, side by side, or one above the other and save as one image to then upload.
Tip #4: Shipping Your Artwork To & From Cincinnati
It is the applicants responsibility to ship their artwork to Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati, OH and also provide a return shipping label for the journey home after the exhibit has closed. We highly suggest UPS & FedEx, because they are credible, safe, and make return shipping incredibly easy. Instructions for creating a return shipping label online are below, however if you go to a FedEx or UPS location just ask them to also provide a return shipping label with your original shipment.
Check the “create a return shipment” box on the online form at the same step you create your original shipment.
After creating your original shipment online, hit next to review your shipment. Once you approve the shipment, you will come to a confirmation page where you will have the option to “create a return shipment.”