Our World and Others: “Art Ascendant: Creativity Triumphs Over Chaos,”  at Cincinnati Art Galleries, October 23, 2020-November 27, 2020

Our World and Others: “Art Ascendant: Creativity Triumphs Over Chaos,” at Cincinnati Art Galleries, October 23, 2020-November 27, 2020

“Art Ascendant” at Cincinnati Art Galleries on 6th Street is a great show to see on a fall day. It’s a full show, with about 100 works on display by about 20 artists covering...

Weary, but Awake: Black and Brown Faces at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Weary, but Awake: Black and Brown Faces at the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati-based Paloozanoire organization dedicates itself to creative collaborations and community health, linking the arts to the pursuit of mental wellness. In 2020, when t...

Issues of the Day:  How They Relate to Art

Issues of the Day: How They Relate to Art

Emerging Arts Leaders had a creative and Facebook conversation about The Catalyst of Black Art on October 28.  Participants included Emmitt Rider, education and community engageme...

Allora & Calzadilla’s “Specters of Noon” at The Menil Collection, Houston

Allora & Calzadilla’s “Specters of Noon” at The Menil Collection, Houston

Like the skies’ lightning, a flash of energy has come … to infuse its magic into history’s wavering course. …Then the gates of the possible swung wide. – Georges Bataille...

“War Zone” at Gallery Askew, 2868 Colerain Ave. Hours: 12:00-4:00pm Friday and Saturday. October 10 – November 21, 2020

“War Zone” at Gallery Askew, 2868 Colerain Ave. Hours: 12:00-4:00pm Friday and Saturday. October 10 – November 21, 2020

On a dry breezy November Saturday morning I was greeted at the door of Gallery Askew by Stewart Goldman, creator of “War Zone.” The exhibit had opened October 10th during Camp ...

November 2020


Our World and Others: “Art Ascendant: Creativity Triumphs Over Chaos,” at Cincinnati Art Galleries, October 23, 2020-November 27, 2020
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“Art Ascendant” at Cincinnati Art Galleries on 6th Street is a great show to see on a fall day. It’s a full show, with about 100 works on display by about 20 artists covering...

Weary, but Awake: Black and Brown Faces at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

The Cincinnati-based Paloozanoire organization dedicates itself to creative collaborations and community health, linking the arts to the pursuit of mental wellness. In 2020, when t...

Issues of the Day: How They Relate to Art
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Emerging Arts Leaders had a creative and Facebook conversation about The Catalyst of Black Art on October 28.  Participants included Emmitt Rider, education and community engageme...

Allora & Calzadilla’s “Specters of Noon” at The Menil Collection, Houston
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Like the skies’ lightning, a flash of energy has come … to infuse its magic into history’s wavering course. …Then the gates of the possible swung wide. – Georges Bataille...

“War Zone” at Gallery Askew, 2868 Colerain Ave. Hours: 12:00-4:00pm Friday and Saturday. October 10 – November 21, 2020
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

On a dry breezy November Saturday morning I was greeted at the door of Gallery Askew by Stewart Goldman, creator of “War Zone.” The exhibit had opened October 10th during Camp ...

Archie Rand: 60 Paintings from the Bible
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Whenever you are doing a painting or a series, you have to leave something electric in the picture, something horrifying on a personal level.”  casual quote by Rand f...

New Religion in the Wake: Mark Steven Greenfield fights White Supremacists with “Black Madonna” and Baby Jesus
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Tucked within a plaza of galleries you’ll find the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica. On view until November 28th is the Black Madonna exhibition by Mark Steven Greenfield, ...

Milano Chow Pulls Back the Curtain of Society’s Window Dressing, Peeking into Strangers’ Inner Lives
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Milano Chow’s intricate black-and-white drawings at Bel Ami depict a dreamy world where decorous women peer out of elegant townhouses and pose languidly against ornate clocks tha...

Mindful Comparisons: Jennifer Grote at Indian Hill Gallery
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Jennifer Grote’s work on display at Indian Hill Gallery is an exhibit for our time, for the very moment in which we are living.  A large number of the works were completed in 20...

The Queen and The Crown
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Let’s meet digitally” … the phrase many  hear most often these days. In addition to work meetings and social gatherings being moved to virtual formats, so have many fashi...

“Landscapes of America: Joseph Orr” at Eisele Gallery
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

As leaves of autumn transition in our try-state region, Eisele Gallery presents twelve descriptive plein air paintings by Joseph Orr. Orr’s contemporary depictions of rural A...

“Metamorphosis,” Kennedy Heights Art Center, through Dec. 23
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Kennedy Heights Art Center’s holiday exhibition is “Metamorphosis.” Featuring artists from the Kennedy Artist Collective, Mallory Feltz, director of exhibitions and public ar...

Fotofolio: John Chakeres
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Planar” John’s statement and bio: I see the world as an image from which I choose parts to create my photographs. For me, a wall begins as a canvas, a two-dimensional surfac...

“Cold Millions” by Jess Walter
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Among the finest historical fiction of 2020, Jess Walter’s novel “The Cold Millions” is one of the very best (the other two I’ve read this year that are as ...

“Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Julia Alvarez’s new novel, “Afterlife”, is one of those relatively short but nearly perfect novels that I used to associate so strongly with the late Anita Brookn...

“Shuggie Bain” by Douglas Stuart
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Shuggie Bain”, by Douglas Stuart, just won the prestigious Booker Award for fiction; I read it a couple of months ago, and it is an astonishing first novel. The narrat...

October 2020


More to the Story: “A Splendid Century: Cincinnati Art 1820-1920,” at the Taft Museum of Art, October 3, 2020-January 24, 2021
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In the 18th and 19th centuries, there was a popular genre of fiction known as “It-Narratives” or “Novels of Circulation,” which told their stories in the voice of some obje...

Marjolijn Dijkman’s ‘Earthing Discharge’ at the Contemporary Arts Center
Oct 25, 2020 | by | Read →

A few weeks ago I made my first visit to the Contemporary Arts Center since the pandemic’s beginning. After holding up my phone so the visitor staff could scan the QR code of my ...

Archiving Eden: Dornith Doherty at the Dayton Art Institute
Oct 25, 2020 | by | Read →

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault on Spitsbergen Island, Norway opened in 2008 as the world’s largest secure seed storage. Located above the Arctic Circle, it is designed to remain ...

Social Justice and Art: How Do They Interact
Oct 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Continuing my behind-the-scenes series is a look at smaller arts organizations and how they interact with the social justice movement. Starting off is Wave Pool, a contemporary art...

“Stillness and Receptivity: Modes in Contemporary Photography and Painting” Indian Hill Gallery, September 18th through November 1st, 2020.
Oct 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Stillness and Receptivity: Modes in Contemporary Photography and Painting” Indian Hill Gallery, September 18th through November 1st, 2020.   Participating Artists: Jonath...

Interview with Jymi Bolden
Oct 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Art is one of the oldest forms of creative expression. . .but often everything is explained in terms of the white male,” Jymi Bolden, black and male and himself an artist, tol...

Down the Rabbit Hole in Lesley Vance’s Surreal Abstractions
Oct 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Evoking Modernist abstractions refracted through surreal prisms, Lesley Vance’s 13 paintings in “A Zebra Races Counterclockwise” showcase her brilliance as a colo...

“Think Square 3: Virtual + In-Person Art Exhibit,” Cincinnati Learning Collaborative, through October 31, 2020
Oct 25, 2020 | by | Read →

For “Think Square 3: Virtual + In-Person Art Exhibit” at the Cincinnati Learning Collaborative, 60 artists contributed 5” x 5” pieces, all presented in 12” x 12” frames...

Mary Gordon’s “Payback”
Oct 25, 2020 | by | Read →

The joys of reading fiction by Mary Gordon seem endless, and her newest novel, “Payback”, is one of her finest to date.  I’ve been reading Gordon for at least th...

Marilynne Robinson’s “Jack”
Oct 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Opinions vary wildly about the writer Marilynne Robinson.  I generally find her to be commandingly brilliant, one of America’s leading Christian theologians and most excitin...


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  • Aeqai Benefit Art Sale

    Aeqai is pleased to offer the following works for sale as part of our Annual Benefit.  To purchase, please contact Cedric Cox at 513 485 0180 or cedricmichaelcox@cedricmichaelcox....