Profile of Dennis Harrington

Profile of Dennis Harrington

Dennis Harrington hasn’t used his artistic training to create much of his own art lately. He instead makes it his mission to optimize the artistic visions of others. The longtime...

Bukang Kim: The Completed Journey

Bukang Kim: The Completed Journey

All of the arts have been refreshed by waves of painters, writers, musicians and dancers, who fled their countries of origin between approximately 1933 and the present. Often calle...

Put a Bird on It:  “Contemporary Narrative” at Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Put a Bird on It: “Contemporary Narrative” at Clifton Cultural Arts Center

“Contemporary Narrative” is up through January 10, 2014 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, and it’s worth a look just to wander through the big space and appreciate some ea...

Looking Where the Focus Isn’t:  A Profile of Brian Sholis

Looking Where the Focus Isn’t: A Profile of Brian Sholis

Brian Sholis, the new Associate Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum, says from the start that he has no training—“none at all”—in Art History. He sees himse...

The Unbearable Lightness of Neon:  Anthony Luensman’s "C A M P G R O U N D" at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  A New Year's Rumination

The Unbearable Lightness of Neon: Anthony Luensman’s “C A M P G R O U N D” at the Cincinnati Art Museum. A New Year’s Rumination

I. Man Versus Human Nature. “C A M P G R O U N D evokes a billboard one may still discover along a country highway. It advertises with the familiar vacation icons of tire swi...

December 2014


Profile of Dennis Harrington
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Dennis Harrington hasn’t used his artistic training to create much of his own art lately. He instead makes it his mission to optimize the artistic visions of others. The longtime...

Bukang Kim: The Completed Journey
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

All of the arts have been refreshed by waves of painters, writers, musicians and dancers, who fled their countries of origin between approximately 1933 and the present. Often calle...

Put a Bird on It: “Contemporary Narrative” at Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

“Contemporary Narrative” is up through January 10, 2014 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, and it’s worth a look just to wander through the big space and appreciate some ea...

Looking Where the Focus Isn’t: A Profile of Brian Sholis
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Brian Sholis, the new Associate Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum, says from the start that he has no training—“none at all”—in Art History. He sees himse...

The Unbearable Lightness of Neon: Anthony Luensman’s “C A M P G R O U N D” at the Cincinnati Art Museum. A New Year’s Rumination
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

I. Man Versus Human Nature. “C A M P G R O U N D evokes a billboard one may still discover along a country highway. It advertises with the familiar vacation icons of tire swi...

Anthony Luensman: C A M P G R O U N D Video and Interview
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Anthony Luensman: C A M P G R O U N D...

Letter from Miami Beach
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Art Basel Miami, the most flamboyant art fair in North America ran December 3-7, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  More than 70,000 people attended this 17th annual eve...

Lexinton’s Murals and Public Art Scenes
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Over the years, Lexington, Kentucky has come to appreciate the value of art placed in our public realm. It has been a coughing, sort of sputtering-to-life kind of affair. We have h...

Letter From Italy: Christmas Past
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We were in three cars, and two of them had missed a turn. It was foggy, it was dark, it didn’t seem like Italy although that was where we were. The American cell phone, incompati...

Felix O. Eboigbe
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“My artwork is personal.  It is food for your soul,” said Felix O. Eboigbe, a local sculptor still showing his artwork nationally at age 70. Originally from Nigeria in West Af...

Clay Street Press: Cincinnati Portfolio I-IV At The Carnegie
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Mark Patsfall started the Clay Street Press in 1981 as a printer of small edition art prints produced in a variety of media—etching, screen printing, lithography and woodcut. Cla...

Spirit of Art Reigns in Three Solo Shows at Weston Art Gallery through February 22, 2015
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Dennis Harrington, director of the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Downtown at the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Aronoff Center for the Arts, has put together a pr...

Art For a Better World
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I.              Images For A Better World: Halena CLINE, Visual Artist In 1988 Cincinnati-born visual artist Halena Cline visited a retrospective exhibition of Umberto...

THE FOURTH OF JULY PORTRAIT PROJECT, JUNE 15-NOVEMBER 4, 2014
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Poems By Huck Fairman
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Mourning Chant Turning again, yes turning back to the bedroom in late afternoon when the door had closed finally, and seeing again, yes seeing on the end of the bed the white shawl...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
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Guillian-Barre Onset   What a way to wake up! One eye was stuck cocked to the side like a cartoon character who gets whacked in the head with a frying pan. Regardless, I went ...

Athena: Parthenos/Promachus by Huck Fairman
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Huck Fairman takes a look at a declining contemporary American marriage through the lens of a vacation in Greece that is a “let’s give it one more try” getaway.  He uses a f...

Best Fiction of 2014
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1.  Francine Prose, The Chameleon Club, Paris, 1932 Prose creates a club friendly to gay, lesbian and transvestite clienteles, at a time when the Nazi presence is starting to be f...

November 2014


Modernist Directions and Misdirections: “Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray” at the Taft Museum of Art, October 3, 2014-January 11, 2015
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The art historical narratives of the history of photography and the advent of modernism are often intertwined, though in some of those narratives, photography helps facilitate mode...

“Marcus Ratliff: Collages & The Art World: Forty Years of Graphic Design” and “Marcus Ratliff: Collages,” Carl Solway Gallery, through Dec. 20, 2014
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Cincinnati should be proud that it has produced some of the most important artists of the latter half of the 20th century: Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004), Jim Dine (b. 1935), and Marcu...

The Urban Landscape: Six Artists – Six Views Clifton Cultural Arts Center
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How odd – not one of the artists whose works comprise The Urban Landscape: Six Artists – Six Views at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center  through December 5 indicates that peopl...

Profile of Stewart Goldman
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Stewart Goldman’s career has shown many variations during more than 50 years of painting and drawing. Through it all, color has driven his art. Perhaps a bigger force behind his ...

“Beyond Pop: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” at the Cincinnati Art Museum
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I was invited to attend the Founder’s Opening of “Beyond Pop: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, which for me, felt like both a homecoming and a re...

Engine Trouble: “Beyond Pop Art: A Retrospective of Tom Wesselmann” at Cincinnati Museum of Art
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When I think about Andy Warhol, I don’t just think about Liz Taylor.  I often remember his series of car-crash and electric-chair screen-prints (plus those ones of the people ju...

Wesselmann and Women
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To a millennial, the term ‘Feminist’ has negative connotations; it brings up images of Birkenstocks, short hair, and radical views that make most conservative Midwesterners cri...

“Two Buckeyes: Fritz Dreisbach and Paul Marioni,” Atmosphere@Neusole
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The Neusole Glassworks has moved from Walnut Hills to Forest Park, from a neighborhood where police crime scene tape and chalk outlines are common to a verdant college-campus-like ...

Face First, Extremities, and Losing Your Head at Manifest Gallery
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Through a multi-dimensional compilation of works, Manifest Gallery presents a topically divided but conceptually supportive examination of the human form in three exhibitions.  In...

Mark Hanavan: Alone Together Expressions of Estrangement in the Technology World
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Hanavan’s exhibit is titled and marketed to make a statement connecting  the concept of self with the virtual self of social media and internet technologies. While the const...

Transfigurations
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COLUMBUS – Any time you can bask in the presence of 19 superb works by Pablo Picasso within 111 miles of Fountain Square, you should do it. To say nothing of 19 generally better ...

DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON FERGUSON PROTEST, NOVEMBER 25, 2014, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett
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What makes Cincinnati Union Terminal an architectural icon?
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Cincinnatians have heard a lot lately about saving our architectural icons, namely Cincinnati Union Terminal and Music Hall.  A number of people have asked me who and what determi...

A Conversation with Cameron Kitchin
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Cameron Kitchin, the new director of The Cincinnati Art Museum, firmly believes that “public service is in the DNA of this institution”, referring to the museum itself.  He an...

Jane Alden Stevens Photography in Motion
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“Creativity is a lifelong process which requires courage, perseverance and hard work,” said Jane Alden Stevens. Winner of the university-wide Dolly B. Cohen Award for Excellenc...

The Loss of Leisure and Its Social Cost
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Everyone in the working world is busy, overwhelmed. Even students’ days are filled to the brim. Yet if many are living comfortable, engaging lives, is there a problem, a downside...

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
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I.              Images For A Better World: Kelly and Kyle PHELPS, Visual Artists Identical twin brothers Kelly and Kyle Phelps are Associate Professors at private Cath...

Cincinnati Preservation Association Celebrates 50 Years and Makes 2014 Awards
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Cincinnati Preservation Association was founded in 1964 as the Miami Purchase Association.  An attractive exhibition about CPA and its work, “Celebrating 50 Years of Working...

Book Review: Some Luck by Jane Smiley
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Jane Smiley’s novel One Thousand Acres, which won the Pulitzer Prize, is compelling and gripping not only because the book builds to a surprise and horrifying climax, but also be...

Book Review: Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories by Paul Theroux
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Books of short stories are often difficult to review, particularly when the stories do not overlap, one to another, almost like a novel in short stories.  But I have long consider...


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    Aeqai is back with our December issue. We’ve taken this opportunity to give you more profiles this month, as so many galleries and nonprofits are showing their holiday wares/...

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    The November issue of aeqai has just posted. November was a very busy month in the visual arts, with some FotoFocus shows still going strong, and fine offerings from many nonprofit...

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    The month of October has offered Greater Cincinnatians a plethora of superior art exhibitions, as well as lectures, discussions and other adjunct programming as part of the second ...