As perhaps yet another nod towards the wonderful book, "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen this current show at the Ohio Art Council's Riffe Gallery has grabbed my attention. The exhibit, Sawdust and Spectacle: Under the Big Top in Small Town America is showing now through April 21, 2010. We've not yet had a chance to see the show but I still wanted to bring it to your attention/calendar. The book left such an impression on me that when I see anything circus related, especially early 20th century, I'm immediately hooked. We're planning to see it in mid March; can't wait. There's something about this imagery that's simultaneously nostalgic and creepy that always draws me in. If you get the chance to see it let us know what you think.