A graduate of Eastern Michigan University and resident of Ypsilanti, artist and illustrator Jesse Rubenfeld is best known for his ambidextrous “Two-fisted Drawings,” as well as his pop-culture and comic-book themed paintings and illustrations. Rubenfeld draws inspiration from all sorts of sources; art-lovers will spot superheroes, movie characters, and the residents of Sesame Street in his drawings. Also popular are his series of parody paintings, inspired by famous works of art, but with a twist, like Mona Lisa dressed up as Wonder Woman. His work will be on the display on weekends, all month long at the Riverside Art Center, starting Friday, March 4, with an artist reception Friday, March 11, from 5-7pm. Runs through March 26.
“can’t hold on // I can feel time as it bends…” Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can
An essential way to craft a resonant piece of music is to unpack the existential pondering, the fleeting but insistent anxieties, the hard truths and easy reminders, that are swimming around up inside the head of the songwriter. The sublimity of Saline-based folk/Americana artist Monticello Van Odom‘s album is in how its spilling out all
Toledo’s future beat/psy-jazz/hybrid electro duo Heavy Color recently premiered a new music video that commemorates an inspiring musical odyssey charted by one of its songwriters back in 2015. The group formed several years ago around the collaborations of Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. Their Toledo’s answer to cerebral ambient electronica acts like Four Tet, Caribou,
An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays