Archive for December, 2013

KAC announcement – NEA awards more than $200,000 in grants to Kentucky Groups

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Arts organizations, municipalities and educational institutions in Kentucky have been awarded $204,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the federal agency’s first round of grant funding for fiscal year 2014. The NEA awarded 12 grants in the Commonwealth through its various funding opportunities, including the Challenge America Fast-Track and Art Works grants. […]

Nourse: the Painter

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, December 2013

Nourse: the Painter

Nourse: the Painter By Marlene Steele I stood eye to eye with E. Nourse recently at her current exhibition “Rites of Passage” at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The painting: her own lifesized self-portrait. Not given to idealization even when concerned with her own features, she portrays herself actively at work with a clear and unblinking […]

PAIRINGS, Taming the Elements: Contemporary Japanese Prints and Ceramics

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, December 2013

PAIRINGS, Taming the Elements: Contemporary Japanese Prints and Ceramics

PAIRINGS Taming the Elements: Contemporary Japanese Prints and Ceramics Cincinnati Art Museum, October 12, 2-13 – January 5, 2014 By Fran Watson This just may be the perfect meld of mediums. Cool , exciting ceramics perform clay- defying acrobatics in successful combinations with 20th century Japanese woodcuts whose labor intensive prints match for a tempo […]

“Doug Navarra: Marking Time,” Manifest

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, December 2013

“Doug Navarra: Marking Time,” Manifest

“Doug Navarra: Marking Time,” Manifest By Karen Chambers Doug Navarra’s exhibition at Manifest Gallery is called “Marking Time.” It might also be called “Connecting” or “Making History Now.” Let me begin by describing some of the 11 drawings and two books* on view. On reclaimed antique documents, which are the support (literally and figuratively) of […]

Artists Robert Off and John Stobart Collaborate in Exhibit

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, December 2013

Artists Robert Off and John Stobart Collaborate in Exhibit

Artists Robert Off and John Stobart Collaborate in Exhibit By Laura A. Hobson With a collaborative spirit, John Stobart, Robert Off and John A. Ruthven are exhibiting their recent works at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art located in Fairfax, Ohio from November 15 through December 29. All artists, they focus on different themes: John Stobart […]

Iconoclast’s Dilemma: Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, December 2013

Iconoclast’s Dilemma:  Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Iconoclast’s Dilemma: Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum Dayton Art Institute
October 26, 2013-January 5, 2014 By Jonathan Kamholtz In “Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem,” sculpted in alabaster in England sometime between 1450 and 1470, eight carved figures, full or fully suggested, greet Christ as he arrives on his donkey. […]

“Repartee” at the Phyllis Weston Gallery

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

“Repartee” at the Phyllis Weston Gallery By Lily Mulberry ‏In Repartee, the current exhibition at the Phyllis Weston Gallery, the gallery brings together the work of classic, modern, and contemporary artists which appear to come mostly from the gallery’s existing inventory, a display of mostly paintings spanning both eras and regions. Although it bears mentioning […]

“The Modern Table” at The Riffe Gallery

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

“The Modern Table” at The Riffe Gallery

“The Modern Table” at The Riffe Gallery By Sara Pearce Workmen were setting up large, plastic-topped folding tables outside the Riffe Gallery in Columbus just as I began wandering through “The Modern Table” exhibition. I could see them through the gallery’s large glass windows. The sight provided a perfect juxtaposition: ugly, mass-produced tables versus beautifully […]

Three Young Furniture Designers Make Their Mark in Cincinnati

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

Three Young Furniture Designers Make Their Mark in Cincinnati

Three Young Furniture Designers Make Their Mark in Cincinnati By Laura A. Hobson Three young furniture designers in Cincinnati are making their mark.  Here are their stories. How does a man with a law degree become a furniture designer?  It was a gradual process for Matthew C. Metzger, now 31, who made the transition from three years […]

A Farewell to J.D. Biggs

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

A Farewell to J.D. Biggs

A Farewell to J.D. Biggs by Kevin T. Kelly A quarter century ago I hitched a ride upon a comet. And although I didn’t realize it at the time, this ride would take me to the deepest recesses of inner space that I never even knew existed. Today we watch that wonderful, beautiful spark of […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Solids of Plato

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Solids of Plato

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Solids of Plato By Dustin Pike “The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.” -The Republic, Plato With this installment I will be covering the ubiquitous ‘Platonic Solids’, named after the one and only Plato of Ancient Greece. From a strict and logical standpoint, these forms are […]

Fifty Shades of Slave.

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

Fifty Shades of Slave.

Fifty Shades of Slave. by Regan Brown I. From Freedom to Bondage in the Blink of an I. ” ‘Master thyself, then others shall thee beare/ 
Pull down thy vanity”. —Ezra Pound “Canto 81”. “I try to keep a lid/ On my crazy id/ I don’t know what I did/ Let go my ego!” —Dead […]

The Teacher and His Student: Johann Schmitt and Frank Duvenek: A Look at Their Church Murals

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

The Teacher and His Student: Johann Schmitt and Frank Duvenek:   A Look at Their Church Murals

The Teacher and His Student: Johann Schmitt and Frank Duvenek: A Look at Their Church Murals By Kevin Ott In 1859 Johann Schmitt painted the murals inside the Church of the Immaculata in Mt. Adams. Fifty years later, in 1909, Frank Duvenek painted his 3 murals in St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in […]

Speaking of Color: Trish Weeks at The Carnegie

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

Speaking of Color:  Trish Weeks at The Carnegie

Speaking of Color: Trish Weeks at The Carnegie By Jane Durrell Trish Weeks calls her show at The Carnegie Speaking of Color, a topic her work explores with zest and spirit. Weeks is enamored of color, besotted by it, can’t get enough of marvelous shades. She slips easily from almost naturalism (a couple of renditions […]

The Marriage of Nature and Machine

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

The Marriage of Nature and Machine

The Marriage of Nature and Machine By  Shawn Daniell Andrew Dailey’s illustrations take viewers into a world populated by hybrid creatures, part machine and part animal oddities. Genus Machina, on display in the Hutson Gallery, one of six galleries housed in the Carnegie, consists of sixteen drawings focused on the idea of manmade versus animal. […]

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD by Saad Ghosn   • Images For A Better World: Roscoe WILSON, Visual Artist Roscoe Wilson was born and raised in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. His environmental values were shaped in this mostly rural Mid-western setting which enabled him to experience nature and discover an awareness that only a […]

Best of Fiction 2013

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

Best of Fiction 2013 Daniel Brown 2013 was an odd year for new fiction: months of mediocre offerings were mitigated by the occasional novel of excellence and/or excitement. Although I can almost always fill this annual list with at least ten new offerings, and will again now, 2013’s dominant themes were frequently redundant and/or too […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in December 2013

Poetry by Maxwell Redder   City Walks (Winter) I. Hypnotic eyes watch passing strangers whistle tunes of new pop culture, lugging thirty packs like a mother a lulling baby – careful not to drop or shake it for fear it might explode. Hypnotic sunset splendor igniting clouds gorgeously with chemical pinks and elegant golds, carefully […]

Letter from the Editor

December 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements, December 2013

Letter from the Editor The December aeqai is now ready for your holiday reading; we apologize that it’s a couple of days late. December/the holiday period is an odd one in the visual arts (we have no “Nutcracker”, for example, though we do recommend the annual holiday show at The Taft Museum of Art; it’s […]

Artist Supper Club this Sunday. Get fed. Get funded.

December 13th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Calling all artists! Do you have a project you’ve been wanting to do, but you need a little extra cash to make it possible? The Artist Supper Club is here for you. The Supper Club is a quarterly potluck dinner where artists pitch ideas, everyone votes on the project they most want to see accomplished, […]

Cincinnati Art Museum Receives National Endowment for the Arts ArtWorks Grant in support of Cincinnati Silver Exhibition

December 13th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of 895 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA ArtWorks grant. The NEA has awarded the Cincinnati Art Museum a $40,000 grant to support its 2014 Cincinnati Silver exhibition. The exhibition Cincinnati Silver, on view June 14-August 17, 2014, developed by Amy Dehan Curator of  Decorative Arts and Design […]

Landor Decks the Halls & Activates Fountain Square This Holiday Season

December 12th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Landor Associates is bringing Santa into the 21st Century with their hi-tech, interactive windows this holiday season. People passing by can Instagram their selfies with the tag #LandorXMAS and be sorted as Naughty or Nice in one of Landor’s 4 Christmas windows. The windows tell a contemporary Christmas narrative, taking viewers along a magically modern […]

JuicyCanvas Helps Customers Customize Art

December 12th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

We are JuicyCanvas, the first online marketplace that enables art consumers to finally be involved in the creative process and customize, aka Remix, copyrighted artworks that can then be printed onto fine-quality framed art prints, apparel, and other select lifestyle ‘canvases’. JuicyCanvas takes an artist’s finished artwork and unlocks it for further personalization and experimentation. […]

Dacia Gallery proudly presents its Annual Holiday Celebration and Black & White Group Exhibition

December 8th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Dacia Gallery proudly presents its Annual Holiday Celebration and Black & White Group Exhibition

Lower East Side, NEW YORK CITY: December 12-January 17, 2014 xxx Dacia Gallery proudly presents its Annual Holiday Celebration and Black & White Group Exhibition: This show offers an eclectic mix of contemporary artists working only in black & white, from renowned realist painters to rising stars in the art world. The selection encompasses a […]

21C@CAC JOINT TOURS Saturdays in December, 4 pm

December 6th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

21C@CAC JOINT TOURS Saturdays in December, 4 pm

  Free CAC Docent-led tours of the 21C and the CAC have been so successful they’ve decided to continue them through December. Meet at the 21C at 4 pm and enjoy a half hour tour of the 21C galleries followed by a half hour tour of the CAC. FREE.

Give the Gift of the ArtsPass

December 6th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Give the Gift of the ArtsPass

                                                  You can purchase the ArtsPass here.

7th Street Makers Market to Open Tomorrow Despite Weather Predictions

December 6th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Take a Walk in the Snow and Shop for the Holidays! The 7th Street Makers Market will take place at Covington Arts, 27 W. 7th Street in downtown Covington on Saturday, December 7, 11 am to 7 pm. The market hosts approximately 20 vendors selling unique items including embellished antique frames, custom jewelry, candles and […]

December Essex Art Walk

December 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Still trying to find the perfect Christmas gift? For one of a kind gifts created by local artists try the Essex Art Walk this weekend located at the corner of McMillan and Essex. Essex Art Walk Friday – 12/6/13 and Saturday – 12/7/13 6 to 10 pm

Manifest presents first REGIONAL SHOWCASE EXHIBITION

December 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Manifest presents first REGIONAL SHOWCASE EXHIBITION

REGIONAL SHOWCASE: WORKS ON PAPER from Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana Opening Reception: Friday, December 13, 2013,  6-9pm during Walk On Woodburn North Gallery Exhibit continues: December 14, 2013 – January 10, 2014 In 9 seasons Manifest’s projects have included works by artists in 49 states and 37 countries (culled from entries from 87 countries and […]