Turning the Leaf: America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and “The Voyage of Life”

Turning the Leaf: America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and “The Voyage of Life”

by Jonathan Kamholtz Taft Musuem of Art, June 13, 2014-September 14, 2014 There is plenty of spiritual energy in the great landscape paintings of 19th century America, but it is us...

Nighttime Belief: “Cries in the Night” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Nighttime Belief: “Cries in the Night” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Keith Banner Posh, intelligent and no-nonsense, “Cries in the Night:  German Expressionist Prints around World War 1” (June 21, 2014 to August 17, 2014 at the Cincinnati Ar...

Directions in the Visual Arts: Thoughts at the End of the Season

by Daniel Brown As we near the end of another art season, which is generally thought to run from September through June, much like the academic year, some patterns have emerged whi...

Creative Expression: Artists’ Works from the Loeb Collection

Creative Expression: Artists’ Works from the Loeb Collection

by Fran Watson from May 5 – August 24, 2014 A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, A Loaf of Bread—and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness— Oh, Wilder...

Beverly Erschell - Internationally Known Painter Located in Northern Kentucky

Beverly Erschell – Internationally Known Painter Located in Northern Kentucky

by Laura A. Hobson A visitor winds her way off interstate roads to reach artist Beverly Erschell’s home, tucked away in a house overlooking the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky. ...

June 2014


Turning the Leaf: America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and “The Voyage of Life”
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by Jonathan Kamholtz Taft Musuem of Art, June 13, 2014-September 14, 2014 There is plenty of spiritual energy in the great landscape paintings of 19th century America, but it is us...

Nighttime Belief: “Cries in the Night” at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Jun 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Keith Banner Posh, intelligent and no-nonsense, “Cries in the Night:  German Expressionist Prints around World War 1” (June 21, 2014 to August 17, 2014 at the Cincinnati Ar...

Directions in the Visual Arts: Thoughts at the End of the Season
Jun 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Daniel Brown As we near the end of another art season, which is generally thought to run from September through June, much like the academic year, some patterns have emerged whi...

Creative Expression: Artists’ Works from the Loeb Collection
Jun 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Fran Watson from May 5 – August 24, 2014 A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, A Loaf of Bread—and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness— Oh, Wilder...

Beverly Erschell – Internationally Known Painter Located in Northern Kentucky
Jun 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Laura A. Hobson A visitor winds her way off interstate roads to reach artist Beverly Erschell’s home, tucked away in a house overlooking the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky. ...

Double Artist Residency Exhibit: Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini at Manifest
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by Marlene Steele The Manifest Artist in Residency Program has been expanded to include a double position this year.  The work of Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Anthony Mancini prod...

MICHAEL WILSON, for Musicmakers (sic) from These Parts
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by Karen S. Chambers When I think of photos of musicians, I immediately visualize them caught up in the performance, on stage, perhaps dramatically lit, with maybe a glimpse of an ...

DEEP IN THE HEART OF YOU-KNOW-WHERE: Letter from Texas
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by Judith Fairly Ah, Texas; is there any place that elicits such polarized opinion as the Lone Star state, regardless of whether one has actually set foot within its borders? Even ...

A Letter from Charleston, South Carolina
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by Kevin Ott The sulfur smell of the marsh, the waves of the Atlantic rolling up onto the surrounding beach communities, afternoon rain showers, the funky smell of the historic dow...

Letter from the Mid-Atlantic
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by Jane Durrell June 18, 2014 We are cutting through calm waters in a ship so large, so superbly engineered that only now and then does a tremor indicate we are at sea.  The Queen...

Toward a Holistic Approach to Art and Design, or To Love a Soup Bowl
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by Matthew Metzger It’s difficult to talk about the unnecessary rift between art, design and craft without being somewhat didactic and hypocritical.  The “disciplines” need ...

No Fear, All Heart, Pure Soul: The Passion of Sculptor Margot Gotoff
Jun 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Elizabeth Teslow I’m staring at a Maker’s Mark glass.  It’s quirky.  It has a red plastic base that gives it the appearance of dipped and dripped wax.  “Oh, Liz, Go a...

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
Jun 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Saad Ghosn I. Images For A Better World: Andrew AU, Visual Artist Andrew Au, a Cincinnati-based artist, was born in1972 in Chicago, IL; he grew up in Keyser, WV. Au has drawn ev...

Clever Girl Book Review
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by Daniel Brown Clever Girl, by English writer Tessa Hadley, establishes her in great tradition of English women writers whose symbolic ancestor remains Jane Austen.  I admit to b...

All The Light We Cannot See Book Review
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by Daniel Brown Just as I had stated last month that Francine Prose’s novel The Chameleon Club is the best novel of 2014 to date, I read Anthony Doerr’s  All the Light We Cann...

Poetry – June
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by Maxwell Redder A Father’s Roof I. Terracotta tiles lain on bamboo stalks; fired earthen rain protectors, decorous and new.  The roof of past was treacherous due to brilli...

Poetry – June
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THREE POEMS BY JANE DURRELL LONG TIME GONE Who cried, in that other time from now, Whose heart hurt, unhealed, until Bliss intruded, out of nowhere, and then was gone again. Old ca...

Art Moderne Clock Acquired by Art Museum
Jun 25, 2014 | by | Read →

By David Smith The Cincinnati Art Museum recently announced the acquisition of a clock by Jean Puiforcat. The c. 1930 desk clock, made of nickel-plated brass and rosewood, is to be...

June Letter from the Editor
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The June issue of aeqai is now ready for your aesthetic pleasure and intellectual enjoyment.  We are just beginning that time of year when the pace of the arts and urban culture r...

May 2014


Cluster-Funk: The 2014 Whitney Biennial
Jun 1, 2014 | by | Read →

by Keith Banner A few months back I went to see the Mike Kelley retrospective at the New York City Museum of Modern Art PS 1 space, and I was floored.  More than floored actually ...

“shape: Circle,” gallery one One, Brazee Street Studios
Jun 1, 2014 | by | Read →

by Karen Chambers For the last three years, gallery one One’s juried summer exhibition has focused on color. This year it’s another basic design element – “shape: Circle....

Drawing, Drawing, Drawn: Drawn at Manifest Gallery
Jun 1, 2014 | by | Read →

by Jonathan Kamholtz April 8, 2014-May 16, 2014 Joomi Chung’s “Atlas 4” (2011) is an acetate scroll of indeterminate length, standing like an elephantine roll of film on one ...

An Eternal People: The Jewish Experience
Jun 1, 2014 | by | Read →

by Laura Hobson Abby S. Schwartz and The Cincinnati Skirball Museum Comprised of seven thematic galleries that portray the cultural, historical and religious heritage of the Jewish...

North by Northside
Jun 1, 2014 | by | Read →

by Christopher Hoeting After a five-year hiatus, the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery turned its compass to the northern side of Cincinnati to revive popular studio tour/a...

Comfortably Numb: “The Moon Show” at Semantics
Jun 1, 2014 | by | Read →

by Keith Banner The exhibit currently haunting Semantics Gallery in Brighton is called “The Moon Show,” and it has the stylish quiet and unnerving grace of a palace right after...

Kay Hurley’s Purely Pastels, Random Acts of Beauty
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Matthew Metzger Kay Hurley’s art has been, quite simply but very profoundly, an exploration of the beautiful. Luminous, tonal, unpeopled landscape has unabashedly been her exc...

Roya Ramezankhani B.F.A. Exhibition
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Christine Huskisson Nearly fifteen panels of translucent silk hung at the entrance of the Tuska Gallery for Contemporary Art on the campus of the University of Kentucky. They ov...

Raveled/Unraveled at Clifton Cultural Arts Center
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Jane Durrell Raveled – Unraveled starts off with a a linguistic challenge. In most usages “ravel” and “unravel” carry the same meaning, but for the purposes of this ex...

Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? Painting Parody and Disguise
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Emil Robinson Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? Painting Parody and Disguise at the Contemporary Arts Center presents a range of painterly practice from sculptural...

Carl Solway Gallery Review
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

By Hannah Leow Story is an unmatched force.  Stories possess the power to transcend time, to connect human experience, to cross cultures, to resonate on both individual and global...

Figurative Extravaganza at Miller Gallery
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Marlene Steele There is a little something for everyone in the Figurative Invitational at Miller Gallery. Their selection of artists, both local and international, accommodates ...

The Un-Gallery
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Fran Watson Once in a great while, people appear who truly care about art and artists.  At 506 Ash this rare miracle has morphed into a highly successful, bottom line-less, mut...

Trifecta Review
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

By Mike Rutledge COVINGTON – Viewing Marc Leone’s hanging artworks, one can almost see a planet being formed. Tectonic plates collide. Mountains rise. Lava oozes from gigan...

Postcard from DC “American Cool”
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Marlene Steele National Portrait Gallery  Feb. 7 – Sept 7 2014 This photography exhibition presents several decades of historic, artistic and contemporary images of Ameri...

The Photo Archive of Louis Zoellar Bickett
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

AARON SKOLNICK’S 20 PAIRS OF SHOES, MAY 5, 2014, The Archive of Louis Zoellar Bickett   SAM FOY IN THE ARCHIVE GARDEN, MAY 5, 2014, The Archive of Louis Zoellar Bickett ...

Photos of Northside Studio Tour on May 18th
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by Jens Rosenkrantz    ...

Shawn Daniell: In Memorial
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Daniel Brown Shawn Daniell: In Memorial Shawn came to see me in 2010, when I had just taken over as Editor of aeqai.  She was shy but certain that she had an idea that would be...

Tribute to Shawn Daniell (Buckenmeyer), 1977-2014
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Robert K. Wallace (submitted for the May 2014 issue of AEQAI) I first met Shawn as a journalist. In February 2011 she covered a lecture by the French artist Claire Illouz for Th...

May Essay
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Daniel Brown The recent trip to New York by our symphony, The May Festival Chorus, The Cincinnati Opera, The Cincinnati Ballet, The Art Museum, The Taft Museum, The Ariel String...

The Contemporary Arts Center Turns 75
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Daniel Brown Aeqai congratulates the CAC as it celebrates its 75 anniversary year.  We have decided to help the festivities by asking two people a month to let us know what the...

CAC 75th Anniversary
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

When we joined the CAC in the 1950s we were just back from two months abroad, having saved our money and quit our jobs to make the trip. CAC was young and so were we, and I think w...

Geometrically Ordered Design: The One Language
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Dustin Pike In this article I will be dissecting the notion that letters and numbers have shared an integral relationship with each other since their very beginnings, which, in ...

Build Your Own Bauhaus (Design and Quality by Ikea of Sweden)
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Danelle Cheney Shortly after World War I in April 1919, Das Staatliche Bauhaus—The State Home for Building—opened under the leadership of 31-year old Walter Gropius. The new...

BLDG: Who or What Are They?
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Kevin Ott Midway through my exploration of BLDG, the Covington based branding/art studio/creative think tank/gallery, Jay Becker said “It all starts with the art”. I was try...

Art for a Better World – May
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Saad Ghosn I. Images For A Better World: Nathan WEIKERT, Visual Artist Nathan Weikert was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University with a BS in art...

Book Review: Three New African Talents
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Daniel Brown A virtual plethora of new African writers is taking the literary world by surprise and by storm.  Last year’s Amerikah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ended up on Th...

Book Review: Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
May 24, 2014 | by | Read →

by Daniel Brown Francine Prose’s newest novel, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, is both her finest to date as well as the best novel of 2014 to date.  The book is writt...

May Poetry
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by Maxwell Redder A Journey to Discover what I Already Know I. Driving North America’s main arteries, I nod to Hudgins’ Cadillac in the Attic while snapping a shutter, ...

May Letter from the Editor
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by Daniel Brown The month of May has been full of art exhibitions, indoor and outdoor, and lots of benefit parties to raise money for them.  We are nearing the end of the official...


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