Last week, Alex Macon sat cross-stitching in a rocking chair, face anonymized with a blaze orange ski mask, casually conversing with friends and visitors of his first DAAP gallery show, “happyface.” He was comfortably tucked away in a tiny, closet-sized room separated by a curtain.

The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) is partnering with an artist-led nonprofit organization to increase inclusive civic participation through its newest gallery exhibit.

Whether you’re working downtown, studying in Clifton or grabbing a bite to eat on the West Side, you’re more than likely to come across at least one of the multitude of murals in the Queen City.

The Cincinnati Art Museum held its monthly “Art After Dark” event March 30. During these events, the museum is opened for extended hours and offers special viewings of the exhibits. There is always at least one highlighted exhibit, and attendees are welcome to refreshments and drink specials…