My sister, Nancy, my husband and I carved out a quick visit to the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati this morning. I most enjoyed the paintings, photographs and video of Marilyn Minter in her "Chewing Color" exhibition. The paintings of enamel on metal were large and had amazing detail, greats colors - my favorite was the extreme closeup of a woman blowing a bubble gum bubble. We also saw an exhibition called "Purchase Not By Moonlight" by Albanian artist Anri Sala. He had one film in which he was drumming while a woman tried to get him to "Answer Me!" The rhythm was catching and real drumsticks on real drums would vibrate nearby. Very interesting.
After cruising the gift shop we stopped by the ice rink on Fountain Square to watch the daredevil kids and the awkward adults. We passed the horse drawn carriages in front of the hotel all lined up in their finery.
It is midnight here in Cincinnati. Merry Christmas, World! Peace on Earth.