Murals, Public Art and the Lure of the Creative Place

Murals, Public Art and the Lure of the Creative Place

Covington is an ‘unapologetically authentic’ place. It’s an island unto itself. No label, declarative statement, or stereotype quite fits the business owners and residents wh...

Systems of Watching: “Eyes on the Street” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 11, 2014-January 4, 2015

Systems of Watching: “Eyes on the Street” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 11, 2014-January 4, 2015

Street photography was a movement initially made possible by cameras that were small, film that was fast, and hands that were steady. It refreshed photography as an art form by ope...

David Benjamin Sherry’s Western Romance

David Benjamin Sherry’s Western Romance

Western Romance aims to create a dialogue between David Benjamin Sherry’s photographs of vast landscapes saturated with synthetic color and the tradition of Western landscape pho...

Letter From Brooklyn

Letter From Brooklyn

There is an old yiddish saying that goes something like “No-one knows whose shoe pinches except the person who is walking in them”. As a child I heard this phrase and conjured ...

Public Art: Mural Month and FotoFocus

Public Art: Mural Month and FotoFocus

October has been a month full of activities in the visual arts.  FotoFocus, the biennial celebration of photography and lens-based art, is still in swing, and it brought an except...

October 2014


Murals, Public Art and the Lure of the Creative Place
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Covington is an ‘unapologetically authentic’ place. It’s an island unto itself. No label, declarative statement, or stereotype quite fits the business owners and residents wh...

Systems of Watching: “Eyes on the Street” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 11, 2014-January 4, 2015
Oct 31, 2014 | by | Read →

Street photography was a movement initially made possible by cameras that were small, film that was fast, and hands that were steady. It refreshed photography as an art form by ope...

David Benjamin Sherry’s Western Romance
Oct 31, 2014 | by | Read →

Western Romance aims to create a dialogue between David Benjamin Sherry’s photographs of vast landscapes saturated with synthetic color and the tradition of Western landscape pho...

Letter From Brooklyn
Oct 31, 2014 | by | Read →

There is an old yiddish saying that goes something like “No-one knows whose shoe pinches except the person who is walking in them”. As a child I heard this phrase and conjured ...

Public Art: Mural Month and FotoFocus
Oct 31, 2014 | by | Read →

October has been a month full of activities in the visual arts.  FotoFocus, the biennial celebration of photography and lens-based art, is still in swing, and it brought an except...

STILLS at Michael Lowe Gallery
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STILLS captivates with sophisticated themes and representative young artists Michael Lowe Gallery. 905 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 Stills is one of six “featured” ...

Cincinnati: Shadow and Light
Oct 31, 2014 | by | Read →

All of us who have read the Cincinnati Enquirer down the years know Michael Keating’s photographs. They are both smart and subjective, they are on the note, they tell us more...

“Building Pictures: Architectural Photographs by Édouard Baldus,” Cincinnati Art Museum
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In 1838 the Prussian-born Édouard Baldus (1813-1889) arrived in Paris with an eye to becoming a painter but met with little success. Instead his “eye” along with a lens led hi...

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at the Reed Gallery, DAAP.
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FotoFocus gifts our region a chance to view 50+ exhibitions of photographic and lens-based art every two years. Some have been curated by FotoFocus (2014’s Biennial by Kevin Moor...

Tradition: The Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art Sept. 12 – Oct. 9, 2014
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The only truly important qualification in realism is the attempt to reach perfection. Traditional art includes rendering, color perspective and the classic application of oil paint...

Constance McClure
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Walnut Hills artist Constance McClure sometimes subconsciously sketches in the air when she’s deep in conversation. Drawing always came naturally, but by now it’s automatic. Sh...

CAL KOWAL: A Profile of the Artist and Educator
Oct 31, 2014 | by | Read →

The day after I called Cal to set up a time to visit his studio and home, I ran into him at the opening of the Taft Museum’s excellent FotoFocus show, “Paris Night and Day”. ...

Across the Ocean and Down the Street: “Envelope” at Visionaries + Voices
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“Envelope,” the show currently up at the Visionaries + Voices (V+V) Gallery in Northside (through November 14, 2014), is a beautiful display of twittering, delicate art from al...

FOTOFOCUS 2014 “Shedding Light”
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FOTOFOCUS 2014 “Shedding Light” Clifton Cultural Art Center Oct 4th through Nov 5th The mushrooming phenomenon of phone and pad picture making has been undeniably outst...

The Peoples’ Art
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An unexpected and rewarding photography exhibition in this photo-saturated fall, mounted by Dan Wheeler, the son of the artist (himself a serious photographer), is in a spot you ar...

Photos of Coney Island By Raymond Adams
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AEQAI has been looking for over a year for a group of photographs that we offer as our own contribution to FotoFocus. Both the amount and quality of photographs we saw from regiona...

Columbus Mural Projects
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In Columbus Ohio we have an area of the city called the Short North, just north of downtown. Thirty years ago this area was filled with drugs, crime and lots of vacant buildings. T...

Letter from the Midwest
Oct 31, 2014 | by | Read →

Letter from the Midwest differs from my previous “Letters.” It is a quick romp through parts of the Midwest where there have been interesting exhibitions. While “there is goo...

FINDING RAYMOND ADAMS IN UNION SQUARE, APRIL 1, 2008 #1
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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD by Saad Ghosn I.              Images For A Better World: Scott DONALDSON, Visual Artist Scott Donaldson graduated in 1982 with an MFA degree in ...

Photos By Emily Kamholtz
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Since FotoFocus continues to have a very strong educational component to everything it presents, and since we are all curious at how younger Americans view their environment artist...

Book Review: Lila by Marilynne Robinson
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If you haven’t read or encountered the great mind of writer /theologian/philosopher Marilynne Robinson, I urge you to read her new novel, Lila, which is the third in a trilog...

October Issue of AEQAI Online
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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 ...

September 2014


One-Eyed Thief
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Intellect and wit are a potent pair, and Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs have both. An exquisite composite of their work, The One-Eyed Thief, showcases the vast expanse of photography...

MK Guth – Making Memories into More
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Museums tend to be places where the public congregates to ruminate over the reminders of past people, places, and objects. Somewhere between holy awe at the importance of the items...

“BINDU – THE FIRST CIRLE: RADHA LAKSHMI,” gallery One One, Brazee Street Studios, through Oct. 9, 2014
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Born in India and now living and working in Cincinnati, Radha Lakshmi is the first artist-in-residence at gallery One One and Brazee Street Studios. Founder and Director Sandy Gros...

BURNHAM REDUX
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The spirit of Daniel Burnham hovers over Fourth Street in Downtown Cincinnati.  The famous Chicago architect and his associates created four commercial office buildings in Cincinn...

The Messy Democracy of Photography: An Interview with FotoFocus’s Kevin Moore and Mary Ellen Goeke
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

1989 was a watershed year for the art of photography in Cincinnati. Kristin Spangenberg published her catalogue Photographic Treasures from the Cincinnati Art Museum, which recorde...

Review of Cody Gunningham at Richard Butz Gallery
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

Cody Gunningham has had a show of new paintings up at the Richard Butz Gallery on Main Street in Over the Rhine for the last month. The show continues until October 26.  Cody is a...

Hybridity: The New Frontier
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

A new frontier has been created at Cincinnati’s 21c Museum Hotel. In both the lobby level and second floor galleries, contemporary artists have represented a world in which natur...

Look Who’s Talking: “Conversations around American Gothic” at Cincinnati Art Museum
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

The painting at the center of “Conversations around American Gothic,” the new exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum (up through November 16, 2014), is a classic, yet has a whispered...

This is the Worst Prints, Drawings, Collage and Installations by Jack Arthur Wood, Jr. August 22 – September 13, 2014
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Far from warm fuzzy art, (no sunset fields here), Jack Arthur Wood, Jr. has hung a scary, shocking, and ferocious show called “This is the Worst” at Clay Street Gallery;  the ...

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

Having gotten lost finding Ash Street to see a six person private exhibition curated by Mary Heider, I finally arrived at 506 Ash Street on this beautiful, sunny, cloudless Saturda...

Seeking to Make “Everyday Objects Shriek Aloud”
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

Why a new exhibition on Magritte? “René Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938,” is the Art Institute of Chicago’s season blockbuster. This stunning exhibition is ...

Christopher Le Brun’s New Paintings at Friedman Benda
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

Le Brun’s paintings have always treaded diverse stylistic ground. They’ve explored classical literature, Wagnerian music, poetry and history through quintessentially romantic ...

LACMA
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

When I found out I would be traveling back to Los Angeles for the first time in 2 years I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and within an hour of landing at LAX I had arrived at m...

Letter from Mantua
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

I am in Mantua (well, Mantova to the home folks), having dinner under a groined and painted ceiling in a square room with remnants of frescoes on the wall. I have spent the day in ...

DOWN RIVER
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DOWN RIVER Early morning commute down river. Golden clouds floating low over my head. Marshland smells in my nose. G.M. Stewart Savannah, GA September 4, 2014 Gregory Michael Stewa...

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

I.              Images For A Better World: Suzanne CHOUTEAU, Visual Artist Suzanne Michele Chouteau is Professor of Art at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She t...

Soul to the Canvas: Cedric Michael Cox
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

“I think probably every student in art school has these fantasies of ‘making it’ as an artist in the art world—the next Picasso, the next Diebenkorn; this is because you ar...

Donna Talerico, Regional Painter of Note
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

It is ironic that painter Donna Talerico’s maiden name is Artis.  Although she doesn’t use it professionally, she ended up pursuing a successful career as an artist after many...

September Issue of ÆQAI Online
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The September ÆQAI has just posted. We apologize that it’s a couple of days late, but we had a lot of writers out of town, a very sick webmaster, and I moved in the middle o...

Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan’s new novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North is highly likely to win this year’s Man Booker Prize in literature. The Booker Prize (which was ...

Book Review: “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

We have learned to  expect both excellence and brilliance from English writer Ian McEwan.  His new novel, The Children Act, may possibly be his finest book yet, although I am not...

The New Season in the Visual Arts: Cincinnati Matures
Oct 4, 2014 | by | Read →

The enthusiasm for the new Fall season in the visual arts is very high.  We are seeing more creative exhibition venues, as well as our regular museums, galleries, non-profits, and...


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