This Just In – March 2014 Issue

(Updated Feb. 26, 2014)

“Mario” entry to be constructed by Danis & KZF Design

“Mario” entry to be constructed by Danis & KZF Design

Canstruction contest starting

Canstruction competition kicks off Wednesday, March 5, at the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Eleven teams will create giant displays up to 8 feet high, made of canned and packaged food goods, which are donated to the Freestore Foodbank at the end of the three-week display. The competition is sponsored by the Cincinnati chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration. Teams will begin constructing displays at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Weston gallery and six satellite locations. Judging is Thursday, March 6. A ticketed awards gala is at the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Bank Theater on Friday, March 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Three Saturday morning tours (March 8, 15, and 22) will start at 10 a.m. at the Weston Art Gallery and five satellite sites. Satellite locations are at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County downtown branch, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Scripps Center on Walnut Street, 600 Vine, and the Hyatt Hotel on Fifth Street.

Life Learning Center launches capital campaign

The public phase of a $3.2 capital campaign for Life Learning Center has begun. Funds will go towards renovation of the historic Stewart Iron Works Building on 18th and Madison Avenue in Covington. The Center has already raised $850,000, and an anonymous donor has offered $1 million in a challenge grant. For every $1.50 donation, $1 in challenge funds will be awarded. Bill Butler, chair of Corporex Companies, is chairing the campaign. To donate, visit or send donation to: Life Learning Center, 315 E. 15th St., Covington, KY 41011.

Time to donate that lonely trumpet?

Do you have a trumpet that’s collecting dust? A guitar that’s been sitting in the closet for years? The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is collecting the unused instruments through its Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids (LINKS) program. Instruments may be taken to Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, March 16, noon-5 p.m. Donors will get a tax deduction. LINKS will also get an amount equal to 20 percent of any purchases donors make at J-B that day.

Date change for Redtree opening

Redtree Gallery has announced a date change for its “Black and White” opening reception. Previously scheduled for March 14, the opening has been moved to Friday, March 21, 6-9 p.m. The gallery is at 3210 Madison Road.