“Identity: (un)real”  2021 Taft Museum Artists Reaching Classrooms Annual Exhibition  The Annex Gallery, 1310 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati, OH through May 29, 2011

“Identity: (un)real” 2021 Taft Museum Artists Reaching Classrooms Annual Exhibition The Annex Gallery, 1310 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati, OH through May 29, 2011

While reading this review, I invite you to consider how to ­­continue the rich tradition of art in Cincinnati. The exhibition Identity: (un)real presents artwork created by high ...

“The Sound of Still: Tina Tammaro & Leslie Daly,” Indian Hill Gallery, through June 6

“The Sound of Still: Tina Tammaro & Leslie Daly,” Indian Hill Gallery, through June 6

The enchantment begins with the title of the two-person show at the Indian Hill Gallery: “The Sound of Still.” (The curator and exhibition coordinator, Casey Dressel, wisely st...

Collective Impact: Females Joining Forces at KHAC

Collective Impact: Females Joining Forces at KHAC

A knitted banner that says “Stronger Together” stretches over the steps on the front porch of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center (KHAC). With its quirky multicolor letters, pompom...

Some Things Cosmic: Cauleen Smith’s Black Feminist Utopia

Some Things Cosmic: Cauleen Smith’s Black Feminist Utopia

Give It Or Leave It is on view at the LACMA until October 31, 2021 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic my visit to the newly reopened Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) felt a bit u...

A Young African-American Woman Makes Her Mark at the White House

A Young African-American Woman Makes Her Mark at the White House

Carahna Magood, a single African American mother of 27, serves as creative director of the digital team for the White House.  How does someone that young get to that position in W...

April 2021


“Identity: (un)real” 2021 Taft Museum Artists Reaching Classrooms Annual Exhibition The Annex Gallery, 1310 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati, OH through May 29, 2011
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

While reading this review, I invite you to consider how to ­­continue the rich tradition of art in Cincinnati. The exhibition Identity: (un)real presents artwork created by high ...

“The Sound of Still: Tina Tammaro & Leslie Daly,” Indian Hill Gallery, through June 6
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

The enchantment begins with the title of the two-person show at the Indian Hill Gallery: “The Sound of Still.” (The curator and exhibition coordinator, Casey Dressel, wisely st...

Collective Impact: Females Joining Forces at KHAC
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

A knitted banner that says “Stronger Together” stretches over the steps on the front porch of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center (KHAC). With its quirky multicolor letters, pompom...

Some Things Cosmic: Cauleen Smith’s Black Feminist Utopia
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

Give It Or Leave It is on view at the LACMA until October 31, 2021 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic my visit to the newly reopened Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) felt a bit u...

A Young African-American Woman Makes Her Mark at the White House
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

Carahna Magood, a single African American mother of 27, serves as creative director of the digital team for the White House.  How does someone that young get to that position in W...

Off Ludlow Gallery: “What’s Left Unsaid…”
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

The ironic fact that this exhibition, delving into the current state of communication today, is sited in a repurposed community postal office, is not lost on this writer. Netherlan...

A Walk Through Time
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

When one walks through the hallowed halls of the Taft Museum of Art, you are instantly transformed to a different time. One of majesty, where stately homes set the standard, and th...

A New Book, “Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment,” Shines Light on an Underrecognized, Pioneering Artist
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

Chimerical figures and nebulous forms sprout, mutate, and dance through the delirious dreamlike realms of Sara Kathryn Arledge’s films and paintings, which, once seen, are imposs...

A Wing and a Prayer
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

He was a quiet and unassuming man. Admittedly shy, he leaned toward President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy: “speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far....

“The Committed” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

Viet Thanh Nguyen burst onto the literary scene about three years ago with his brilliant, Pulitzer-prize winning novel “The Sympathizer”, which dealt with The Vietnam W...

“Fields of Fire” by John Young
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

A couple of years ago I reviewed John Young’s first novel, “When The Coin Is in the Air”, not knowing that the author lived here in Cincinnati.  It was a very st...

March 2021


Two Of A Kind: Future Retrieval’s “Close Parallel” at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

In mid-March, the 2021 National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) annual conference was to be held in Cincinnati. Due to the pandemic, this highly anticipated event ...

Ceramics Shows at Weston Gallery, DAAP Meyers Gallery, Manifest Gallery, and the Contemporary Arts Center
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

Clay and the Human Imprint: “Social Recession” at the Weston Gallery March 13-April 24, 2021; “Multi-Cultural Fellowship Exhibition” at DAAP Meyers Gallery, February 22-Mar...

Once Again, Painting’s Invincibility: American Painting: The Eighties Revisited Cincinnati Art Museum, March 12–July 11, 2021 Cynthia M. Kukla
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

Every past era offers us a view of the cultural riches deemed significant in its time.  Looking back on an era gives us a glimpse into the thinking of the era’s makers and those...

Space to Dream: “Reflections of the Harlem Renaissance” at Kennedy Heights
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

Featuring one or two works by twelve artists, Reflections of the Harlem Renaissance might at first seem a small show. But stopping to dwell with any piece reveals a vast and at tim...

“Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes,” Taft Art Museum through June 6, 2021
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

Organized by the New-York Historical Society, “Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes” is a delight, sure to tantalize everyone with a ...

An NFT Sold for $69.3 Million in the Name of Art. Who’s Paying for It?
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

Few had heard of Mike Winkelmann until reports of the $69.3 million sale of his digital collage, Everydays: The First 5000 Days, catapulted him to star level overnight, landing his...

Cincinnati Art Galleries: “Provenance”
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

Cincinnati Art Galleries, at 225 East 6th Street, is presenting new acquisitions including small and medium sized paintings including sixty pieces from the collection of Charles an...

“Cocoon: Fibers of Home 1 1An Exhibition of Female Fiber Artists,” 1628 Ltd., through May 21, 2021
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

“Cocoon: Fibers of Home” at 1628 Ltd. suits the time. The exhibition’s title perfectly describes the concept behind the show that features the work of Annabel Biernat, R. Dar...

Confronting Greatness: A Celebration of Women Artists
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

January 25 through June 11, 2021 Miami University Art Museum (MUMA), Oxford, Ohio Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm (Check for current hours) I would like to celebrate the exhibit ...

Exploring the Figure, Inside and Out
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

The development of an artist is a mysterious thing. The yoking of hand and mind, style and subject matter, conscious and subconscious — all can happen in any way, at any speed, w...

New Gallery Update
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

Aeqai visited several galleries as they have changed, including names, locations, staff, space, interiors, art, artists, buyers, technology, services, COVID issues and focus.  Lea...

“The Smash-Up” by Ali Benjamin
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

Of the many novels published so far in 2021, few stand out for overall excellence; many are overpraised and veer into the whiny.  Ali Benjamin’s first novel for adults, R...

“Fake Accounts” by Lauren Oyler
Mar 27, 2021 | by | Read →

Although I am leery of, and usually bored by, novels about the internet, a world in which I have little to zero interest, Lauren Oyler’s debut novel “Fake Accounts̶...


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