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

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

Word Image Image Word

“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

Based on a True Story

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

Max Unterhaslberger at Phyllis Weston Gallery

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

Profile of Annie Bolling

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...

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

“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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

“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
Feb 11, 2015 | by | Read →

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 ...

December 2014


Profile of Dennis Harrington
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Dennis Harrington hasn’t used his artistic training to create much of his own art lately. He instead makes it his mission to optimize the artistic visions of others. The longtime...

Bukang Kim: The Completed Journey
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

All of the arts have been refreshed by waves of painters, writers, musicians and dancers, who fled their countries of origin between approximately 1933 and the present. Often calle...

Put a Bird on It: “Contemporary Narrative” at Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

“Contemporary Narrative” is up through January 10, 2014 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, and it’s worth a look just to wander through the big space and appreciate some ea...

Looking Where the Focus Isn’t: A Profile of Brian Sholis
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Brian Sholis, the new Associate Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum, says from the start that he has no training—“none at all”—in Art History. He sees himse...

The Unbearable Lightness of Neon: Anthony Luensman’s “C A M P G R O U N D” at the Cincinnati Art Museum. A New Year’s Rumination
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

I. Man Versus Human Nature. “C A M P G R O U N D evokes a billboard one may still discover along a country highway. It advertises with the familiar vacation icons of tire swi...

Anthony Luensman: C A M P G R O U N D Video and Interview
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Anthony Luensman: C A M P G R O U N D...

Letter from Miami Beach
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Art Basel Miami, the most flamboyant art fair in North America ran December 3-7, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  More than 70,000 people attended this 17th annual eve...

Lexinton’s Murals and Public Art Scenes
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Over the years, Lexington, Kentucky has come to appreciate the value of art placed in our public realm. It has been a coughing, sort of sputtering-to-life kind of affair. We have h...

Letter From Italy: Christmas Past
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

We were in three cars, and two of them had missed a turn. It was foggy, it was dark, it didn’t seem like Italy although that was where we were. The American cell phone, incompati...

Felix O. Eboigbe
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

“My artwork is personal.  It is food for your soul,” said Felix O. Eboigbe, a local sculptor still showing his artwork nationally at age 70. Originally from Nigeria in West Af...

Clay Street Press: Cincinnati Portfolio I-IV At The Carnegie
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Mark Patsfall started the Clay Street Press in 1981 as a printer of small edition art prints produced in a variety of media—etching, screen printing, lithography and woodcut. Cla...

Spirit of Art Reigns in Three Solo Shows at Weston Art Gallery through February 22, 2015
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Dennis Harrington, director of the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Downtown at the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Aronoff Center for the Arts, has put together a pr...

Art For a Better World
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

I.              Images For A Better World: Halena CLINE, Visual Artist In 1988 Cincinnati-born visual artist Halena Cline visited a retrospective exhibition of Umberto...

THE FOURTH OF JULY PORTRAIT PROJECT, JUNE 15-NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

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Poems By Huck Fairman
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Mourning Chant Turning again, yes turning back to the bedroom in late afternoon when the door had closed finally, and seeing again, yes seeing on the end of the bed the white shawl...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Guillian-Barre Onset   What a way to wake up! One eye was stuck cocked to the side like a cartoon character who gets whacked in the head with a frying pan. Regardless, I went ...

Athena: Parthenos/Promachus by Huck Fairman
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

Huck Fairman takes a look at a declining contemporary American marriage through the lens of a vacation in Greece that is a “let’s give it one more try” getaway.  He uses a f...

Best Fiction of 2014
Dec 30, 2014 | by | Read →

1.  Francine Prose, The Chameleon Club, Paris, 1932 Prose creates a club friendly to gay, lesbian and transvestite clienteles, at a time when the Nazi presence is starting to be f...


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