PHOTOSTREAM: City Stages 2018

Featuring Sidi Toure playing Songhi music from Mali, the former Ohio City Stages becomes simply City Stages and escapes W. 29th this season for Downtown, Glenville and University Circle. But not yet.

The Transformer Station district on W. 29th in Ohio City was alive with west siders and east siders and everyone else. Newish local venues like Saucy Brew Works and Big Mouth Donut Company (with magical mural art by George Kocar- don’t miss it!) were open for hungry and thirsty music mavens.

FRONT International exhibitions were open late at the Transformer Station with Stephen Williat’s installation Human Right. SPACES features A Color Removed, a community that eradicates the color orange, representing the tip of the toy gun Tamir Rice was playing with when he was murdered.

At the nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church, an historic destination on the Underground Railroad, recent MacArthur Genius Grant awardee Dawoud Bey hangs haunting black-on-black photographs in the church pews, pews, making an invisible history visible, with a little effort on the part of the viewer. Stunning.

View the PHOTOSTREAM here.

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