Local Exposure

Local Exposure (LX) is WVXU’s on-location Arts, Events and Culture program that seeks out the known and not-so-well known niches that make Greater Cincinnati such a unique place to visit, live and shop.

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Covington, KY
3:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

The London Police Invade Northern KY

Bob Gibson and Chaz Barrison of The London Police hard at work on thier mural inside CVG

Greater Cincinnati has been synonymous with murals for generations. 

In 1932, Winold Reiss created 23 towering mosaics for Union Terminal -- though 14 of them have since been moved to the airport for preservation.

One of Cincinnati’s most iconic pieces of art is the mural for the Terrace Plaza Hotel, created in 1947 by Joan Miro -- that now sits across from the Terrace Café in the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Cincinnati’s own ArtWorks has been decorating facades and exterior canvases since 1996.

In 2010 muralist Shepard Fairey plastered his imagery – quite literally – all around town. 

And just last March, Irish artist Maser’s mural “Get Up” was installed on the side of a building on Pendleton St.

Now, the London Police are back in town.

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Album Review
3:47 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Moonbow: The End of Time

Moonbow: David McElfresh, Steve Earle, Ryan McAllister and Matt Bischoff
Credit Moonbow Facebook page

The opening strains of Moonbow's debut album, The End of Time, draw you in like the first hill of a monster roller coaster.  The off-tune violin and rustic guitar hint of something yet-to-come; and once the drums and bass kick-in, you're over that first big hill, screaming with a combination of thrill and terror. You're gravity's prisoner now, so you best just hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

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Covington, KY
3:40 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Review: KungFood - Offbeat Food in the Tradition of the Emperor

Johnnyi Chu, General Manager of KungFood Amerasia makes suggestions for a great lunchhtime meal

Quite simply, if you are looking for great Asian cuisine in a fun and funky atmosphere, you must try KungFood Amerasia on Madison Road in Covington, KY.

Where else can you find such dishes as 'Fly Rice,' 'Nunchuck Chicken' and 'Pork “Get in Mah Belly”?' 

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Arts and Culture
1:55 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Rock, Paper, Scissors... SHOP!

Adam Petersen, Alisha Budkie and Lindsay Nehls of Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors is an art supply and local-music record store coming to Over-The-Rhine in September.

Local artists Adam Petersen and Lindsay Nehls from The Marburg Collective have teamed up with Alisha Budkie of Smartfish Studio & Sustainable Supply to create a shop in the heart of the community (1301 Main Street) that will offer a selection of art supplies, designed to suit the needs of art students, local small businesses, and working and commercial artists.  They will also devote a large section of the store to locally-made materials and tools, including handmade charcoals, inks, books, and bags.

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Covington, KY
1:40 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Kiki Live: Fun, Fashion and Friends

Kiki Magazine is written for girls ages 8-14 and was the 2013 winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award

Kiki Magazine is a publication for girls who love life, appreciate creativity, and recognize good ideas.  Contributors to the magazine are professional women with a wide range of disciplines. Each issue of the magazine offers seven separate "departments" that blend style and artistry with knowledge and creativity. 

On July 27 Kiki Magazine is sponsoring Kiki Live! an all-day workshop for girls ages 8-14 who want to build self-confidence and creativity through fashion design.  The workshop, which will be held at Seven Hills School, features unique sessions and activities developed to entertain, enrich, and empower.

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