The Idler and the Crowd:  “Wild West to Gilded Age: American Treasures  from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art”  at the Taft Museum of Art, February 6, 2015-May 24, 2015

The Idler and the Crowd: “Wild West to Gilded Age: American Treasures from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art” at the Taft Museum of Art, February 6, 2015-May 24, 2015

If you had wanted an education in the transition from the 19th to the 20th centuries in American culture, the Taft Museum has been the place to be. In the past year and a half, the...

In Theory: Navigating reimagined territories in Now Here: Theoretical Landscapes at The Carnegie

In Theory: Navigating reimagined territories in Now Here: Theoretical Landscapes at The Carnegie

What is a landscape? What exactly constitutes its borders and ambiguities? “Now Here: Theoretical Landscapes,” a new exhibit at The Carnegie in Covington, explores this complic...

“The Total Look: Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through May 24, 2015

“The Total Look: Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through May 24, 2015

The title of the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition featuring the apparel designs of Rudi Gernreich – notorious for his topless swimsuit — is inspired. “The Total Look” d...

Women in Abstraction:  Phyllis Weston Gallery

Women in Abstraction: Phyllis Weston Gallery

Abstract Art lovers’ Alert! The current exhibit featured at the Phyllis Weston Gallery in O’Bryonville will thrill you. The benign art of collage is taken in several en...

“About Faith:” nine women’s experiences with Judaism through art

“About Faith:” nine women’s experiences with Judaism through art

“About Faith,” does not hide behind a clever name. It is, both on its surface and deep down, about showcasing its artists’ Jewish identities. According to a placard located i...

March 2015


The Idler and the Crowd: “Wild West to Gilded Age: American Treasures from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art” at the Taft Museum of Art, February 6, 2015-May 24, 2015
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If you had wanted an education in the transition from the 19th to the 20th centuries in American culture, the Taft Museum has been the place to be. In the past year and a half, the...

In Theory: Navigating reimagined territories in Now Here: Theoretical Landscapes at The Carnegie
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What is a landscape? What exactly constitutes its borders and ambiguities? “Now Here: Theoretical Landscapes,” a new exhibit at The Carnegie in Covington, explores this complic...

“The Total Look: Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through May 24, 2015
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The title of the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition featuring the apparel designs of Rudi Gernreich – notorious for his topless swimsuit — is inspired. “The Total Look” d...

Women in Abstraction: Phyllis Weston Gallery
Mar 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Abstract Art lovers’ Alert! The current exhibit featured at the Phyllis Weston Gallery in O’Bryonville will thrill you. The benign art of collage is taken in several en...

“About Faith:” nine women’s experiences with Judaism through art
Mar 24, 2015 | by | Read →

“About Faith,” does not hide behind a clever name. It is, both on its surface and deep down, about showcasing its artists’ Jewish identities. According to a placard located i...

“Meditation” at Wash Park Art Shows Evan Hildebrandt and Alison Shepard
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Gorgeous is not a word to be thrown out lightly, and in any case it’s usually not accepted  ArtSpeak, but some of the works in Meditation at Wash Park Art, 1215 Elm Street, ...

Puppet Show: “Baby’s Back: Lindsey Henderson and Mica Smith” at Pear Gallery
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Lindsey Henderson makes oddly familiar and familiarly odd puppet-like things that seem to bleed in and out of reality, like double visions flickering back into three dimensions.  ...

“Modern Voices in Japanese Ceramics and Prints,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through April 26, 2015
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I think the best way – physically and intellectually — to approach the “Modern Voices in Japanese Ceramics and Prints” exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum is throug...

Uncovering 300 Years of Japanese Art At The Cincinnati Art Museum
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When the Cincinnati Art Museum first announced its exhibition schedule for the coming season, I was thrilled to see that Masterpieces of Japanese Art was opening in February. At th...

Figurative Folklore
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“The human figure as depicted in art is more than a study of anatomy and the play of light and dark on the flesh. Human gestures have the capacity to intrigue, unnerve and pe...

Susan Schuler at Malton
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Susan Schuler, abstract painter, has moved to Albuquerque.  For the light. For the glorious southwestern sunlight, clarity intact, that has bedazzled artists since at least the 19...

The New Gucci
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Fashion is art, of this there is no doubt. Like a painter, a fashion designer’s creative abilities come to life on the canvas on which he/she works, a living, breathing canv...

A Vessel Filling Slowly
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This past week I was in New York City and saw West of the Future, a show of oil and distemper paintings by the California and Iceland based artist John Zurier. The paintings are on...

Letter From New York
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Art week in New York has been stereotyped as an endless pit of marketable art floating in a sea of socialites perusing from pier to pier and down to Park Avenue in search of the ne...

Letter from Springfield Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art
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Not every Friday the 13th is as memorable as the opening reception and new exhibition at the Illinois State Museum-Springfield Gallery.  Curated by the museum’s Robert Sill, Pro...

Tom Towhey, Cincinnati Artist
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Several years after I moved to the Cincinnati area in 1992, a friend took me to an art gallery near my house where I saw a work on paper by Tom Towhey.  It was part of a series, t...

February 28, 2015: Reflections at the End of Black History Month. Where We At? Dealing (with) Black Feminism
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By Venise Keys, Edited by Cynthia Kukla In the great tradition of Black Feminism, I have integrated a daily practice of self-love into my lifestyle as a full-time graduate student....

Joyce Phillips Young
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“My art reflects my journey,” said Joyce Phillips Young, an African American artist who has created acrylic paintings for many years.  “I have come to know that life through...

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
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I.              Images For A Better World: Carole WINTERS, Visual Artist Carole Winters, born in Northern Kentucky, spent most of her childhood in Western New York whe...

Poems by Louis Zoellar Bickett
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“…Life gives its whole heart And death gives its secret…” —from The Work of the Painter by Paul Eluard (translated by Samuel Beckett) BUDDHA IN THE BACKYARD (COVERED IN 1...

Poems by Huck Fairman
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      The Year Picture some old man trying to say something profound about the year, about its turnings, its seasons, its existence in the air.   Looking slowly up to th...

Book Review: The Secret Wisdom of Earth by Christopher Scotton
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Another exciting debut novel is out, this one entitled The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, and is written by Christopher Scotton.  It’s very much akin to Smith Henderson’s Fourth ...

Book Review: Outline By Rachel Cusk
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English writer Rachel Cusk’s new novel, titled Outline, is one of the most unusual novels around, and if you give it what’s now called slow time to read it, you’re in for a s...

Winter 2015


Public Art: Where It’s Headed, and Why It Matters to Cincinnati

Editor’s Note: Aeqai asked ArtWorks Executive Director Tamara Harkavy and Communications Director Christine Carli to let our readers know what ArtWorks’ plans for 2015 ...

Word Image Image Word
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“Writing’s just drawing in different apparel, and drawing is another way of writing.”—Jean Cocteau This Cocteau quote was the heart of a recent Word Image Image Word exhibi...

Based on a True Story
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The term “based on a true story” gives promise of an almost reality, while lending full disclosure that what’s before you is not teeming with truth; and herein lies the most ...

Max Unterhaslberger at Phyllis Weston Gallery
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One senses a materiality trying to escape from these paintings. In some of them Unterhaslberger traps the work behind a clear acrylic screen by applying the paint, sometimes thickl...

Profile of Annie Bolling
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

If Annie Bolling and Beverley Lamb reach their highest aspiration for their 1,800-square-foot art gallery on Woodburn Avenue, the art they make will fill the entire 1.96 square mil...

Manifest Open Drawing Sessions: Works on Paper Pursuing the drawing question
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

Why draw? Brazee Street Studio gallery is where one can peruse the efforts of 10 dedicated participants in the Manifest Open Studio live model sessions. This small showing, present...

Seeing Isn’t Believing: Exploring the Contemporary Arts Center’s “Unmade” exhibition featuring Anne Lindberg and Saskia Olde Wolbers
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

To commemorate Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center’s (CAC)’s 75th anniversary, the Steven Matijcio-curated exhibition “Unmade” dissolves vision and purpose, not only in the ...

The Burning Ones, Installation by Anthony Becker at the Eva G. Farris Gallery Thomas Moore College
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

Experiencing an installation, which is typically a temporary endeavor by the artist, requires a different approach than viewing a finished object, sculpture or painting.  In the f...

“On the Road and Into the Woods,” Covington Arts, closed
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

Last fall the Covington Arts Center moved from its Seventh Street space to the corner of Pike and Madison. It was just a block but the difference is gargantuan. Overseen by Cate Be...

East meets West: the Art of Frank Satogata
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Hawaiian born of Japanese ancestry and raised stateside in Western culture, Frank Satogata’s solo exhibition at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center is evidence of his continuing ...

Greg Storer: A Noted Local Artist and Teacher
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

“When I was about five, I was introduced to art,” said Greg Storer, now 58.  “My father was a weekend painter using oils.”  Although Storer took art classes at Moeller Hi...

AUSCHWITZ, FEBRUARY 2009
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Editor’s Note: 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest of all the concentration camps established by Nazi Germany in World War II.  Located in P...

WHAT IS THIS ART THING? by Ruben Morrissey Edited by Cynthia Kukla
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

Read this like you saying, “Homie is a baller.” Swaying would be good too. http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/207/index.html So I says, “Man, look at all those cha...

The Architecture People Love
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

Has  the practice of architecture declined in recent years? Are we seeing more “bad” and “ugly” than “good” and “beautiful” buildin...

Mythic Meeting: Robert Rauschenberg and Will Ryman at New Orleans Museum of Art
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Sometimes walking into and wandering through a museum, not really knowing what’s on view or really why you’re there other than it’s a museum, is one of the most pleasurable e...

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
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Words and Images For A Better World: Aralee STRANGE (1943-2013), Literary Artist, and her Visual Artist Friends Aralee Strange, a poet and playwright, was born December 5, 1943, in...

Some Thoughts on Some Recent Films
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A current trend in Hollywood films this season seems to be the biopic, based on “true” lives, but often manipulative of those stories toward particular social ends. Some are le...

Letter to Mayor Cranley and City Council
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

“When members of a society wish to secure that society’s rich heritage they cherish their arts and respect their artists. The esteem with which we regard the multiple c...

Four Poems By Huck Fairman
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STONE WALL   Old stone, coursed gray granite and mortar crumbling, veins of countless shades like wild rivers caught in mothering molten past now not a few inches from my face...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
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Lust of the Lush     My cheeks rubricate especially with red wine, then turning purple if I also eat pecans, and my eye feels pressure, itching around the lids. I predict...

FEBRUARY
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FEBRUARY   Winter crept in like Sandburg’s fog only to arch up its back again.   February 6, 2015...

SOLUTIONS — HOPE FOR THE FUTURE, THROUGH SELF-UNDERSTANDING A BOOK FOR ALL SEASONS: THE MEANING OF HUMAN EXISTENCE
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“Only three or four books in a life time,” Proust said through his character Swann in Remembrance of Things Past, “give us anything that is of real importance.” While Edwar...

Book Review: Preparation of the Next Life by Atticus Lish
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Atticus Lish’s novel, Preparation for the Next Life, published by Tyrant Books in paperback only, is the finest debut novel I have read in at least 25 years.  Rave reviews are p...

Book Review: Hand to Mouth: Living in the Bootstrap of America by Linda Tirado
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

Barbara Ehrenreich, one of America’s finest journalists, brought contemporary American poverty to this country’s consciousness in two works of non-fiction, first in Nickel and ...


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