Sunday, December 14, 2003

Series for Dummies debuts

The arts

Jackie Demaline

The 20/20 Festival will be back, promises Enjoy the Arts/START. The almost three-week arty party, targeted to the young and the young at heart, drew 12,000 for its 2003 edition.

The dates are Sept. 17-Oct. 6. Mark your calendars.

For now, get ready to sign up for Enjoy the Arts/START's new Arts and Culture for Dummies, a six-month series of monthly gatherings starting in January that answer those questions we've been afraid to ask:

Why is it always cold in museums?

What's a green room?

What does a concertmaster do?

I did something that looked/sounded just like that when I was in third grade - why is it art?

The sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. It's Enjoy the Arts, so things get going with a greet, meet and eat. Tour-and-tips starts at 6:15 p.m. Then it's off for post-session libations.

The schedule: Jan. 14, visual art at Cincinnati Art Museum; Feb. 11, classical music at Music Hall; March 10, ballet at Cincinnati Ballet Studios; April 14, architecture and downtown art venues; May 12, theater at Playhouse in the Park; June 10, the Taft Museum of Art.

Art for Dummies ($50 for the six-part course) will be limited to 50 eager-to-learn arts hounds per session. All adult ages welcome. Pending availability, individual sessions will be $10 per person.

Reservations and information: 621-4700 by Jan. 7.

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