Visions of Mexico: Bernard Plossu’s Photographic Road Trip

Visions of Mexico: Bernard Plossu’s Photographic Road Trip

Perhaps the first stanza of the 113th chorus in Jack Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues (1959)—his both critically praised and abhorred epic poem of scat-sung, jazz-imbued stanzas—m...

Paul Muller, the CPA, and the Rauh House

Paul Muller, the CPA, and the Rauh House

Paul Muller, AIA, the Executive Director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA), was trained as an architect.  His profession, along with his experience with, and passio...

“Journey of the Spirit: Landscapes by Kevin T. Kelly,” Cincinnati Art Galleries.

“Journey of the Spirit: Landscapes by Kevin T. Kelly,” Cincinnati Art Galleries.

Hometown boy Kevin T. Kelly’s earlier work has been called as “Neo Pop” or “Post-Pop,” and described as “Roy Lichtenstein meets Dennis Hopper on Steroids.” Using what...

Run-On, Rambling Letter from New York

Run-On, Rambling Letter from New York

From LGA, cab to the Bowery via the Williamsburg bridge (that much I’ve learned), the 6 train to 51st, walk to D. Wigmore Gallery in the Crown Building on 5th Avenue at 57th to s...

A River Runs Between:  “American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony”  at the Dayton Art Institute, March 7, 2015-May 31, 2015

A River Runs Between: “American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony” at the Dayton Art Institute, March 7, 2015-May 31, 2015

Frank Benson, an artist probably best known today for an oeuvre of duck hunting etchings that are, oddly, both academic and commercial, self-identified enthusiastically as an Impre...

May 2015


Visions of Mexico: Bernard Plossu’s Photographic Road Trip
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Perhaps the first stanza of the 113th chorus in Jack Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues (1959)—his both critically praised and abhorred epic poem of scat-sung, jazz-imbued stanzas—m...

Paul Muller, the CPA, and the Rauh House
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Paul Muller, AIA, the Executive Director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA), was trained as an architect.  His profession, along with his experience with, and passio...

“Journey of the Spirit: Landscapes by Kevin T. Kelly,” Cincinnati Art Galleries.
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Hometown boy Kevin T. Kelly’s earlier work has been called as “Neo Pop” or “Post-Pop,” and described as “Roy Lichtenstein meets Dennis Hopper on Steroids.” Using what...

Run-On, Rambling Letter from New York
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

From LGA, cab to the Bowery via the Williamsburg bridge (that much I’ve learned), the 6 train to 51st, walk to D. Wigmore Gallery in the Crown Building on 5th Avenue at 57th to s...

A River Runs Between: “American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony” at the Dayton Art Institute, March 7, 2015-May 31, 2015
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Frank Benson, an artist probably best known today for an oeuvre of duck hunting etchings that are, oddly, both academic and commercial, self-identified enthusiastically as an Impre...

The Clean Edge May 8 – June 4 C-Link Gallery, Brazee Street Gallery
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Varieties of abstract art work are too wild and woolly to begin to try to categorize them, yet the one constant is its unmistakable opposition represental realism.  The real world...

Review of Kim Flora, Mike Hancock, and Bill Renschler at Aisle Gallery
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Aisle Gallery on the third floor at 424 Findlay has a reputation for presenting high quality exhibits of local artists’ work. Spaces such as Aisle and Semantics in adjacent Brigh...

Not Your Everyday Sightseeing Tour of Cincinnati Review of Peter Waite’s The Cincinnati Series
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Artist Peter Waite approaches architectural panel painting as an experienced tourist explores a new city. He takes in the recommended key sights and then discovers the fascinating ...

Returning To Our Beginnings
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

In the 1980s the support staff at the Cincinnati Art Museum, like others before them and after them,was engaged with the collection, with the Museum, and with the idea of visual ar...

Velma J. Morris Artist Still Working at 77
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

“I love what I do,” said Velma J. Morris, an artist who paints with acrylics, and who continues to paint and exhibit her work at age 77.  “It affords me the opportunity to m...

Echo Lew’s New Works Reflect a Life Based in Aesthetics as Much as Utility
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

After working with traditional mediums for nearly twenty-eight years, Los Angeles based artist Echo Lew grew curious about the effects of light in motion and began experimenting ...

Le Palais Bulles
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Over the past several weeks, luxury brands have traveled from one end of the world to another, showcasing the new batch of cruise collections. Cruise or resort wear were originally...

Sonja Schenk Reinterprets Landscape in “Hovenweep”
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

It makes sense that Sonja Schenk’s latest body of work provides a perspective that only a few would even consider. Absent of a horizon line, the improvised landscapes that compri...

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

I.              Images For A Better World: Ellen Jean PRICE, Visual Artist Ellen Jean Price was born in New York City and grew up in Queens. She studied life drawing a...

Director Sees Upside to (Relatively) Young Springfield Museum of Art
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

While many large American arts institutions, such as Cincinnati Music Hall and the Cincinnati Art Museum, were founded in the 19th century, it wasn’t until just before and after ...

Poems by Huck Fairman
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

City Of Brotherly Love   Blocks of reddish brownstones and brownish red blocks measure flat black streets and white walks where sooted particles, urban eddies of them, sweep t...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Framing on Liberty [the Journey of Dust]   Beginning from the saw teeth, the wily bits skip pass the vents.   Fine particulates floating like a plastic bag in the wind &n...

Book Review: After Birth by Elisa Albert
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

I am ongoingly impressed and reassured by the very high quality of fiction written by younger generations of writers, both American and internationally, from countries including En...

Book Review: Migrating Animals by Mary Helen Specht
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Another splendid novel by a virtually unknown young American woman, Migratory Animals is a fine look at a group of friends who met in college, who are now in their late twenties/ea...

Book Review: Early Warning by Jane Smiley
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

The admirable Jane Smiley has returned with the second of three novels of a trilogy, about a family from Iowa; the triology follows three generations of this family from the twenti...

April 2015


Profile of Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis live a life that’s an intriguing combination of postmodern and ancient. Even as they work daily to innovate with ceramics and multi-media decor...

Switch Hitter: “Up at Bat” at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Andy Warhol didn’t know who Pete Rose was, and Rose didn’t know who Warhol was.  They never met.  Warhol chose the photo on which he based his now Cincinnati-famous screen-pr...

Post Fabrication at Wave Pool Gallery
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Entering a new space is always an interesting experience.  Whether it is a friend’s home or public building, you are faced with the task of conjuring up conclusions about that p...

On Human-Altered Beauty: New and Newer Topographics at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

The art of photography changed forever in 1975, the year that William Jenkins curated “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape” at the International Museum of ...

Encompass: encircle: embrace: A Fusing of the Imaginary with the Real
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

One feels the unlocking of something amidst Barbara Ahlbrand’s paintings. Energy, chaos, tranquility. The atmosphere in the gallery at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, where a n...

Barb Ahlbrand Still Painting at 74
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

At 74, Barb Ahlbrand is still painting and exhibiting.  She won Best of Show with the painting “Shirt 2” at the Golden Ticket Artists Exhibition at Clifton Cultural Arts Cente...

Interview with Christopher Hoeting, co-curator of “The Weight of Water: too shallow for diving” at the Weston Gallery
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Christopher Hoeting is an artist and Cincinnati native who has curated several exhibitions here, including two shipping container-based shows in public spaces. He recently co-curat...

Anthony Caro: Works from the 1960s Stimulates the Senses and Invigorates the Intellect
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Now on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills is a select collection of fourteen early works by one of Britain’s most influential practitioners of modern sculpture, the late Sir Anthony ...

“Flight,” Covington Arts Center
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

In addition to being an activist, artist, U. C. professor, director of the VA’s Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, and writing a monthly column for Aeqai (“Art for a Be...

Daniel Arsham – “Remember the Future”
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

We are shaped by the events of our childhood and Daniel Arsham is no exception. During his youth in Miami, the house in which he lived came under attack from environmental forces a...

Elder High Alumni Display Art at East Price Hill Gallery
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

The Flats Gallery is easy to miss. Located on a nondescript corner in East Price Hill, the Mount St. Joseph-owned gallery is currently hosting “Elder High School Alumni: Art &...

“HANDSOME” IN CHINA
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Handmade in China II: Stay Handsome Clay Street Gallery, 1312 Clay Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. Open 6-9 pm Final Friday, April 24 Exhibition continues till May 9, 2015 Surprisingly, ...

Albano Afonso – “Self Portrait as Light”
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Looking past the light, and gazing deeply into the photography to discern the eyes, mouth, nose, and lips behind and was unable to bring the artist identity into focus. Albano Afon...

Butler Institute: A Pastel Solo in many keys
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

My recent visit to the Butler Institute of American Art included viewing the work of Ohio pastelist Judith Carducci. Carducci’s prize winning work is recognized for her good ...

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

We lived in The District – Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia) – when our youngest child went off to kindergarten.  I went right down to the Smithsonian and said “I volu...

Letter from Savannah
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Going to Savannah during the off-season felt like walking on the beach during low tide; something was missing. All the lawns were still perfectly kept, the architectural gems were ...

The Legacy of Michael Graves. FAIA
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Michael Graves, the most celebrated graduate of the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture, died at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, March 12, 2015.  Graves, who was 80...

From Salzburg to New York
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Karl Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director of the House of Chanel, serves as ringmaster in a circus of fashion shows and presentations which occur annually like clockwork....

SAM FOY WITH BROOM, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

I.              Images For A Better World: Albert WEBB, Visual Artist Albert Webb, born in Barbourville, Kentucky, spent his youth in the rural community of Rockholds....

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Gold & Yolk     I cannot claim to know about death, but I have seen the way it makes a mother tremble and a father crack the hard shell he had spent years perfecting....

Poems by Huck Fairman
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Early Morning   It seems an endless time in my life when stars shine, and music and light dance burning yellow, not quite as bright as my eyes would like. Tears cloud them, ar...

Book Review: The Wall by H.G. Adler
Apr 24, 2015 | by | Read →

Little known in America, H.G. Adler is becoming one of the towering figures of modernist literature, and deservedly so.  The third novel of his Holocaust trilogy, The Wall, was re...


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