Trail of Tears: “Motel X: A Multimedia Human Trafficking Prevention Art Installation” at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, January 11-April 4, 2020

Trail of Tears: “Motel X: A Multimedia Human Trafficking Prevention Art Installation” at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, January 11-April 4, 2020

When I first came to Cincinnati, I was told that I-75 had been designed by someone who had heard of an interstate highway but never actually seen one. At times, it feels like it wa...

Refusals and Offerings: Revolutionary Identity at the Kennedy Heights Art Center

Refusals and Offerings: Revolutionary Identity at the Kennedy Heights Art Center

Revolutionary: Being American Today advances a poignant, collaborative statement about the contradictions of contemporary U.S. citizenship. At once historically dense and urgently ...

"Pop Supernatural" at The Weston Art Gallery

“Pop Supernatural” at The Weston Art Gallery

On view through April 5th at the Weston is an exhibition by a Cincinnati native and current New York dweller, Todd Pavlisko. Pavlisko’s “Pop Supernatural,” is – as you migh...

Art Education for All at the Contemporary Arts Center,  Taft Museum of Art and the Cincinnati Art Museum

Art Education for All at the Contemporary Arts Center, Taft Museum of Art and the Cincinnati Art Museum

“The city has room for three different art centers,” said Elise Solomon, director of learning and engagement at the Taft Museum of Art.  Shawnee Turner, Elizabeth Hardin-Klink...

Where The Sidewalk Begins

Where The Sidewalk Begins

In the midst of Downtown Cincinnati, there is a much beloved architecturally and historically significant building celebrating its 200th birthday. With the exception of a few other...

January/February 2020


Trail of Tears: “Motel X: A Multimedia Human Trafficking Prevention Art Installation” at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, January 11-April 4, 2020
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

When I first came to Cincinnati, I was told that I-75 had been designed by someone who had heard of an interstate highway but never actually seen one. At times, it feels like it wa...

Refusals and Offerings: Revolutionary Identity at the Kennedy Heights Art Center
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

Revolutionary: Being American Today advances a poignant, collaborative statement about the contradictions of contemporary U.S. citizenship. At once historically dense and urgently ...

“Pop Supernatural” at The Weston Art Gallery
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

On view through April 5th at the Weston is an exhibition by a Cincinnati native and current New York dweller, Todd Pavlisko. Pavlisko’s “Pop Supernatural,” is – as you migh...

Art Education for All at the Contemporary Arts Center, Taft Museum of Art and the Cincinnati Art Museum
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

“The city has room for three different art centers,” said Elise Solomon, director of learning and engagement at the Taft Museum of Art.  Shawnee Turner, Elizabeth Hardin-Klink...

Where The Sidewalk Begins
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

In the midst of Downtown Cincinnati, there is a much beloved architecturally and historically significant building celebrating its 200th birthday. With the exception of a few other...

MIDWESTHETICS: “Sentiments of Here” at Wave Pool and “Leap Year Cake Farm” at Thunder-Sky
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

As a longtime resident of the Midwest I’ve come to know the region less as a single place but rather as a transient crossroads of many contradictory things. Maybe that’s why I...

“We Don’t Have Anesthesia But We Have Music. . .” Feras Fayyad’s “The Cave” (2019) at Speed Museum Cinema
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

There is tragedy in losing control where control has been sought as a defense.  “The Cave” of the title is the nickname for an underground hospital in Ghouta, a district not f...

ON THE BASIS OF SEX
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

By Sara M. Vance Waddell Edited by Michelle Vance Waddell There have been numerous women pioneers that have made strides for themselves and their gender over the years to garner eq...

Craig Britton, Ruth’s Parkside Café, through March 1, 2020
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At Ruth’s Parkside Café, a popular eatery in Northside (try the salmon), co-owner David Tape continues his commitment to showing local artists. He’s be Born in Chicago in 1955...

WILD TALES IN OAKLEY
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

Two exciting artists are exhibiting at Caza Sikes Gallery in Oakley and their work is well married in a number of ways.  Jan Wiesner continues her series of female fables and envi...

Along the Line Holland Davidson at the Indian Hill Gallery
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

Holland Davidson’s paintings have a compulsive quality; it is as if she cannot not help but paint them and we cannot help but try to fathom the intricate patterns and unsettling ...

CAROLYN SHINE: IN MEMORIUM
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

Carolyn Shine, who died late last year at the age of 101,  lived a life illuminated by visual arts and illuminated those arts for others. She was my colleague at the Cincinnati Ar...

Two Photographers: A Personal Appreciation Part One
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

In the autumn of 2019, two giants of American photographic arts died, a mere seven days apart from each other. They were close friends and neighbors in the New York of the ‘50s, ...

Two Photographers: A Personal Appreciation Part Two
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

New York City in the 1950s and early ’60s was alive with art and music. The Abstract Expressionists were painting, the Beats were writing and reading poetry, performance art was ...

Within The Walls, The Beach! – Alexander Squier’s “Earthly Bodies: The Houston Brick Archive”
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

“Sous les pavés, la plage!” (“Under the paving stones, the beach!”) went the rallying cry of French students in the protests of May ‘68. Referring to the sand found bene...

Letter from Reykjavik: Erró: Mao‘s World Tour Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus May 1, 2019-January 26, 2020
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

Located just below the Artic Circle, Iceland is the Land of Fire and Ice: a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic defined by its dramatic landscape with one-hundred thirty vo...

The Task of the Curator: “Everything is Rhythm” at the Toledo Museum of Art
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

A dilemma faced by any art museum is how to keep the public consistently engaged. One way to do this is through visiting exhibitions, which are essential to the vibrancy of the mus...

I R E M E M B E R F E E L I N G F A R
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

Carried across the country by a Seattle transplant, a little piece of Cincinnati finds its way into the Emerald City’s soil.  Now on display at Specialist, a gallery and artist-...

Fashion for Life – La Mode Pour La Vie
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

176 looks. 50 years of fashion. One iconic runway show. That’s how you end a career. Or, more aptly, that’s how iconic fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier retires. The final co...

“American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

“American Dirt”, the new and much anticipated novel by Jeanine Cummins, has caused a huge kerfluffle in leftist literary circles and amongst a number of writers of Mexi...

“This is Happiness” by Niall Williams
Feb 15, 2020 | by | Read →

A very good friend of mine recently observed that I probably read more than most people do; I’ve been a serious reader of mostly fiction since my junior year in high school w...

December 2019


“Tell Me What’s Beyond the Levee”: “The Levee: A Photographer in the American South” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 5, 2019-February 2, 2020
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Sohrab Hura is a young Indian photographer (b. 1981) who in 2016 came to the cities, towns, and countryside that stretch along the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois, down to t...

Semiotic Overloads and Proxy Dimensions: Joomi Chung and John Humphries at the Weston Art Gallery
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Changes of shape, new forms, are the theme which my spirit impels me now to recite. Inspire me, O gods, and spin me a thread from the world’s beginning… —Ovid, Prologue to Me...

Henry Lawrence Faulkner
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

The bohemian life and creative mission that drove Henry Lawrence Faulkner encompassed more than visual art, but it is perhaps his stylized and sometimes colorist work that most ind...

Art of Ernest Blumenschein
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

The Dayton Art Institute continues its celebration of its Centennial year by highlighting the career of one of Dayton’s most successful 20th century artists: Ernest Blumensch...

Best Fiction of 2019
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

2019 was an exceptionally fine year for new fiction.  My list of the best fiction of this year was difficult to make, as so many excellent choices are available.  In reading othe...

Two Photographers: A Personal Appreciation
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Part One In the autumn of 2019, two giants of American photographic arts died, a mere seven days apart from each other. They were close friends and neighbors in the New York of the...

Intervening on the Museum – Lauren Henkin’s “Props”
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

When you visit the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center within the next few months, you’ll notice some oddities hiding in the buildings’ nooks and crannies. If you’ve visited ...

“A Celebration of Life,” YWCA Greater Cincinnati Women’s Art Gallery, through January 10, 2020
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

The Women’s Art Gallery at the Greater Cincinnati YWCA ends the year with “A Celebration of Life,” which was co-curated by Ricci Michaels, Urban Expression 101 Project, and E...

Kienholz’ Fortune-Telling Carousel Revolves Around Empathy and Chance
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Currently on view at LA Louver, Ed and Nancy Kienholz’ playfully eerie mixed-media tableau, The Merry-Go-World or Begat by Chance and the Wonder Horse Trigger (1988-92), evok...

Gerhard Richter’s Distorted Fields of Vision and Allen Feldman’s “Photopolitics”
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

A collection of Gerhard Richter’s prints are currently being exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City’s Upper East Side. The works include two more recent pieces̵...

15 ͤBiennale de Lyon – Art Contemporain – Là où les eaux se mêlent
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

  This past October, I spent three serendipitous days in Lyon, France where the 15th Biennale de Lyon Art Contemporain Là où les eaux se mêlent (Where Water Comes Together ...

Profile of Patricia Olding
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Patricia Olding says she likes to paint something others might miss. To call attention to it. “Not an apple, but this particular thing about apples. I believe the unnoticed needs...

Harmon Museum and Art Gallery in Lebanon, Ohio
Dec 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Big is not always better.  Look no further than Lebanon, Ohio’s Harmon Museum and Art Gallery, 105 S. Broadway, not well known, but with distinctive offerings. The greatest joy,...


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