Archive for September, 2012

Covington’s 8th annual Art Off Pike urban art show this Sunday

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

This Sunday, Sept. 30th, 11-5pm 7th Street btn Madison/Washington This Sunday, Covington’s 8th annual Art Off Pike urban art show – the show that supports artists and downtown Covington as a great place to live, play and work, wholly staffed by volunteers and is just generally a great creative day in the city – commences […]

Art of Bonsai at the Taft Museum of Art

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Saturday, October 21, 12-4 p.m. The art of bonsai is the fusion of what nature provides in the trunk, roots, branches, and leaves of the tree with the guidance and vision of the bonsai master who seeks to expose the essence of the tree. Learn more about this ancient art at The Art of Bonsai […]

accepting submissions for the Fifth Love Unlimited Film Festival

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Now accepting submissions for the Fifth Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition in the following categories: art, film, poetry, mix media, and much more. Deadline October 18th 2012. For more information, please visit us here: http://lovefilmandart.org/page/art-submissions

ArtsWave Announces New Chief Operating Officer Alecia Kintner

September 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Cincinnati, OH-September 30, 2012: ArtsWave is pleased to announce the addition of Alecia Kintner to its leadership team as Chief Operating Officer. An experienced administrator and fundraiser, Ms. Kintner comes to Cincinnati from Hartford, Connecticut. As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Kintner will work side-by-side with ArtsWave’s President & CEO to manage ArtsWave staff and volunteers, […]

Blindfold Gallery press release

September 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Blindfold Gallery press release

Blindfold Gallery is pleased to present the paintings of Marcus Michels, Assistant Professor at The University of Southern Mississippi and Todd Podolsky of St. Louis, MO. Todd and Marcus graduated together from Indiana University with MFAs in 2004. Although separated by geography and time, their figurative painting continues to maintain a dialog–pushing and pulling each […]

Art Academy of Cincinnati & Public Library Teen Photography Contest

September 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT:phyllis.hegner@cincinnatilibrary.org, 513.369.4571 lisa.mauch@cincinnatilibrary.org 513.369.6959 Visit our press room at: http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/press/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 20, 2012 It’s a snap to enter the Teen Photo Contest at the Public Library The Public Library’s 11th annual Teen Photography Contest is running Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 and offers teens an opportunity to show their creative […]

DAAP Welcomes New School of Art Director

September 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

reproduced from http://www.uc.edu/profiles/profile.asp?id=16450 After an arts career on the West Coast and in the Southwest, Kate Bonansinga returns to her hometown of Cincinnati as new director of UC’s School of Art. Date: 9/10/2012 By: M.B. Reilly Phone: (513) 556-1824 Photos By: Peter Svarzbein and Michael Everett Cincinnati native Kate Bonansinga, who grew up in the […]

Hatton Foundation Joins Local Nonprofits in Bringing National Film Festival to Cincinnati

September 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

$25,000 Gift to help fund ReelAbilities: Cincinnati Disability Film Festival A gift from the Hatton Foundation will be contributing toward bringing a national film festival, focused on films by and about individuals with disabilities, to Cincinnati. Founded in 2007 in New York, ReelAbilities is the largest national film festival dedicated to sharing the stories, lives […]

LACDA 2012 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

September 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

LACDA 2012 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION Jurors: Peter Frank, Riverside Art Museum Rex Bruce, L.A. Center for Digital Art Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images […]

Sharonville studio space available

September 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Artist Studio space available at Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Sharonville, Ohio. Call 554-1014 to arrange a tour

Sharonville Fine Art Competition

September 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Sharonville Fine Arts Center announces it’s 1st Annual Fine Art Competition. Eligible for artists 18 years and older and only 2-D work is accepted. Entry Deadline December 15, 2012. Show dates February 2-23 2013. $300 1st place, $100 2nd, $50 3rd. More information at www.sharonvillefinearts.org.

YWCA “Landscapes of the Mind” press release

September 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

News Release For immediate release September 17, 2012 Contact: Charlene Ventura YWCA President & CEO (513) 241-7090 The YWCA Women’s Art Gallery presents as part of the FotoFocus Celebration LANDSCAPES OF THE MIND METAPHOR, ARTCHETYPE & SYMBOL Photography by Nancy Rexroth, Judi Parks, Jane Alden Stevens YWCA Women’s Art Gallery 898 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH […]

Fitton Center lectures/discussions (Sept 19)

September 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Arts & Community – Fall 2012 Greetings! The Fitton Center for Creative Arts and the Michael J. Colligan History Project are partnering for a series of discussions about the role of the arts in Hamilton’s past and future. All events are free and open to the public. Culture, Politics, and the Creative Economy Robert Lynch, […]

FARGO HOUSE project

September 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Greetings! I am happy to announce the launch of the FARGO HOUSE project in Buffalo, which aims to invigorate the collective imagination of place through built projects, workshops, exhibitions and residency opportunities. As part of the project, I have officially begun my residency as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s 2012 Artist-in-Residence, and am working with local […]

The Dayton Art Institute has announced the appointment of Aimee Marcereau DeGalan as the museum’s Curator of Collections and Exhibitions.

September 16th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Marcereau DeGalan will join the museum staff in late October. For more information about The Dayton Art Institute, please visit www.daytonartinstitute.org or call the museum at 937-223-5277.

September Issue Now Online

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Letter from the Editor ÆQAI resumes its regular monthly edition with this September issue.  We welcome everyone to a new and fresh fall art season, and are pleased to offer a number of reviews, essays, profiles and special guest columns.  The entire visual arts community is now preparing for the region-wide celebration of photography, fotofocus, […]

Going Baroque: Guercino’s “Mars with Cupid” (1649) at the CAM

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, Digest, September 2012

Going Baroque: Guercino’s “Mars with Cupid” (1649) at the CAM

Editor’s Note:  Aeqai is pleased to announce to our readers that long-time critic and collector Jon Kamholtz has joined aeqai as a regular critic.  Kamholtz teaches in the English Deparment at The University of Cincinnati, and begins with our September issue by selecting a painting from the permanent collection of the  Cincinnati Art Museum for […]

Historical Perspectives on Aesthetics

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, September 2012

The ancient Greeks were the pioneers in establishing the fundamentals of many areas of human inquiry. They were the first to write history in an analytical sense. Likewise, in philosophy, mathematics, and science the Greeks believed that human intelligence could explain the unknown. Plato and Aristotle created the first and most important viewpoints on aesthetics. […]

Summers in Connecticut with Marilyn Monroe

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, September 2012

Summers in Connecticut with Marilyn Monroe

Editor’s note: Since this is the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, and since her fame continues to grow ( a new twist includes some feminist writers  claiming her as one of theirs ex post facto), aeqai is reprinting an article I wrote in 2004 and was picked up by Weston (Conn.) Monthly, where the […]

Jonathan Queen’s “Fresh Harvest” Mural at Kroger Headquarters

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, September 2012

Jonathan Queen’s “Fresh Harvest” Mural at Kroger Headquarters

Size matters. Seeing Jonathan Queen’s mural, “Fresh Harvest,” on Kroger’s corporate headquarters downtown in reproduction is nothing like standing in front of it. (It’s visible from Walnut and Central Parkway.) Queen, who is represented by Miller Gallery, is primarily known for his small-scale still life paintings. When asked to submit a design for the commission, […]

Profile of Walt Burton

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, Features, September 2012

Profile of Walt Burton

It’s probably inaccurate to call Walt Burton a gadfly, even though a run-down of his career might suggest that. He’s been a photographer, a dealer in historic photographs, a teacher, a guest lecturer, non prescription cialis from canada produced books (two of them autobiographical) and now, after two strokes and a heart attack,  is making […]

We Don’t Need Another Hero: “You Are My Superhero” at the Dayton Art Institute

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in September 2012

We Don’t Need Another Hero: “You Are My Superhero” at the Dayton Art Institute

Superheroes get on my nerves.  Enough already.  In our fan-boy, Big-Baby-Man culture, where Batman and Spiderman are given as much significance and gravitas as King Lear and Hamlet, action figures have become prized status symbols, cialis online pharmacy and Comic-Con has become the main place to measure pop-culture significance, it’s easy to see why. But […]

bi-Lateral Thinking

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in On View, September 2012

bi-Lateral Thinking

Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to have plans, and luckier still those plans included attending a multi media event at Third Party Gallery in Cincinnati’s West End.  The performance was the zenith of the annual art exhibition Autumedia, a show held, in part, at Semantics Gallery, featuring local sound and video artists whose current […]

Historical Rabbit Hash

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in On View, September 2012

Historical Rabbit Hash

Take a stroll down the main drag of Historical Rabbit Hash, Kentucky and you never know what you may find, whether it is motorcyclists, hippies, artists, musicians or a local relaxing on the porch of the general store. Recently, on a late summer day my fiancée and I decided to take an afternoon adventure on […]

Letter From Richmond, VA: Judith Godwin and Arlene Shechet at the Anderson Gallery

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Digest, September 2012

Letter From Richmond, VA:  Judith Godwin and Arlene Shechet at the Anderson Gallery

Pairing the work of Judith Godwin and Arlene Shechet seems odd.  But that’s just what Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts has done in Judith Godwin:  Early Abstractions and Arlene Shechet:  That Time at the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.  The two rooms on the first floor feature Shechet’s work while Godwin garners the […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: The High Five

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Features, September 2012

Geometrically Ordered Design: The High Five

“It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families.” -Pythagoras This article is my fifth article pertaining to the design field. Design in essence cannot be […]

Adventure in Dimensions

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in On View, September 2012

“Shape to Shape” Paintings and sculpture by Stuart Fink Brazee Street studios, 4426 Brazee Street in Oakley Reception: September 14, 6-9 p.m.  Showing through September 21 I was a bit confused at first glimpse of Stuart Fink’s current show at Gallery One One at Brazee Street studios.  His name is so well known in the […]

Be Easy: Ceramics by Katie Swartz, 1305 Gallery

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in On View, September 2012

Be Easy: Ceramics by Katie Swartz, 1305 Gallery

I first encountered Katie Swartz’s work in “All the Usual Suspects” at Thompson House Shooting Gallery (see aeqai.com, July 2012). She showed three crocheted animals: “Bartholomew,” 2010, an 11” tall, cuddly bear, and two friendly octopi: “Mario,” 11” tall, and “Myron,” 9” tall, both 2011. In that review, I placed her work in the context […]

“Lionel ASBO: State of England” By Martin Amis

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in September 2012

The much–and deservedly–praised English writer Martin Amis, newly moved to Brookyln (his wife is American), offers his latest novel, Lionel ASBO:  State of England.  Although it’s nearly impossible to critique or argue the quality of Amis’ prose, and one delights in his splendid word choices and tight structures, this novel falls flat and is a […]

Two New English Novelists

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in September 2012

I remember when Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, and Julian Barnes were still the angry young men of English literature.  All three are now in their sixties, and their early promise has more than panned out.  But England is still giving us young writers of great merit; two of them, Jo Baker and Harriet Lane, have […]

Poetry Corner

September 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Digest, September 2012

Editor’s note: Aeqai welcomes Maxwell Redder to its stable of writers and critics.  Redder, a recent DAAP graduate, is an outstanding poet, and since art and poetry often intertwine, we are introducing Maxwell’s Poetry Corner as a regular aeqai feature.  For awhile, all the poems will be Redder’s.   The Sound     The sound […]

Peripheral Vision: A View From Ohio Printmaking Cooperatives

September 10th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Peripheral Vision: A View From Ohio Printmaking Cooperatives Reception: Friday | September 21 | 5 to 8pm OSU Urban Arts Space | 50 W. Town St. Suite 130 | Columbus, Ohio 43215 Parking: Metered on-street parking available, meters accept credit cards. A reflection on perspective, Peripheral Vision features works by artists associated with each of […]

Jen Stark: To the Power Of

September 6th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Jen Stark: To the Power Of

Jen Stark To the Power Of Opening reception: Friday, September 28th from 6 to 9pm September 28 – November 3, 2012 Martha Otero Gallery is pleased to present Jen Stark’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, To the Power Of. Jen Stark’s work is instantly recognizable for its breathtaking color spectrums rendered in mind-bending forms […]

Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission Approves $1,500,000 for the Cincinnati Art Museum

September 5th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission approved $1,500,000 at its quarterly meeting today for the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Cincinnati Museum Association has operated the Cincinnati Art Museum since the 1880s. Located in Eden Park, the museum consists of the Art Museum proper and the adjacent former Art Academy building, which has been […]