Archive for January, 2014

Cincinnati artist Kay Hurley has been asked to be The University Club’s Artist-in-Residence.

January 29th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Cincinnati artist Kay Hurley has just been asked to be The University Club’s Artist-in-Residence. The private club downtown, at 4th and Broadway, is unique in Cincinnati in having such a position; it is a three year appointment for one of our region’s best known artists. Her work is currently on display at LaPoste Eatery in […]

Cincinnati Art Museum names Russell Reynolds to assist in search for new director

January 29th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Cincinnati Art Museum announced today it has selected the executive search firm of Russell Reynolds to help choose a new director after the announcement that current Director Aaron Betsky is stepping down. Betsky announced to staff January 2nd he would step down after his successor is named. Russell Reynolds is a global firm that provides […]

“All for One”: Autism and Visual Art Exhibit Opening Reception at WMU

January 28th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services Professor Gay Walker and Frostic School of Art Professor Bill Davis are partnering to host a Grand Rounds panel and the second KRESA/WMU Autism and Visual Art Exhibit in Kalamazoo, MI. Davis, a photographer and former Cincinnatian, has artwork in the permanent collection of the […]

Gallery Talk with Melissa Vogley Woods at the Weston Art Gallery January 29 at 7PM

January 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Gallery Talk with Melissa Vogley Woods on Wednesday, January 29 at 7.p.m. Melissa Vogley Woods: Grammatical Errors Now through February 23, 2014 Exhibition Sponsor: Susan and William Friedlander Please join us! Refreshments are provided. Seating is limited. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.977.4165 www.westonartgallery.com

Glass Houses: Rob Anderson’s “A Place in Time” at the Hiestand Gallery, Miami University

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014, On View

Glass Houses: Rob Anderson’s “A Place in Time” at the Hiestand Gallery, Miami University

by Jonathan Kamholtz December 12, 2013-February 3, 2014 If you look to your left when you walk into Miami University’s cozy Hiestand Gallery, you’ll see “Lucy” (2013), a statuesque portrait of a standing baby. She is turning away from us, pleasurably but implacably following some agenda of her own. She could be a guardian figure […]

Robert Kushner: Paintings 2010-2013 & The Four Seasons Commissioned in 1990 for Tower Place in Cincinnati

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, January 2014

Robert Kushner: Paintings 2010-2013 & The Four Seasons Commissioned in 1990 for Tower Place in Cincinnati

by Karen Chambers Before I get to Robert Kushner’s exhibition at the Solway Gallery, let’s take a look at the Pattern and Decoration (P&D) Movement1, which he helped found. Ben Johnson’s curatorial notes for the 2012 exhibition “ReFocus: Art of the 70’s: Pattern and Decoration” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL, sums […]

Ron Thomas’ Take it from Me at The Carnegie and Kim Krause’s The Eleusinian Mysteries at Marta Hewitt Gallery

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014, On View

Ron Thomas’ Take it from Me at The Carnegie and Kim Krause’s The Eleusinian Mysteries at Marta Hewitt Gallery

by Matthew Metzger Ron Thomas’ Take if from Me and Kim Krause’s The Eleusinian Mysteries ran concurrently at The Carnegie and Marta Hewett Gallery, offering a nice opportunity for a symposium (at least in writing) of two very different types of abstraction. I provide a bit more coverage for Thomas’ work simply because, to my […]

NKU’s FE14: Full and Part-time Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014, On View

NKU's FE14: Full and Part-time Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

by Shawn Daniell When I was in art school at The College of Brockport in Brockport, New York, ten years gone by now, I often wondered what kind of artwork my art professors were creating in their own studios, or if they were even creating at all. Students put a lot of money and trust […]

Ideas on Hiring Museum Directors

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, January 2014

Ideas on Hiring Museum Directors

by Daniel Brown Aaron Betsky’s imminent departure as Director of The Cincinnati Art Museum brings up questions, in my mind, that have less to do with the pros and cons of his directorship, than of the methods by which directors are hired here in the first place.  I believe that the processes have been flawed […]

Letter from Chicago: Focus on Five Artists and a Nod to Leyster

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, January 2014

Letter from Chicago: Focus on Five Artists and a Nod to Leyster

by Cynthia Kukla               Twenty years ago, in 1993, the Frans Hals Museum mounted an exhibition of the dozen authentic oil paintings of the ‘lost’ Judith Leyster (1609-1660).  Banners throughout the city of Amsterdam proclaimed and celebrated this centennial of Leyster’s rediscovery.  Why was this significant?  Judith Leyster was […]

Say Something: Diane Landry’s “by every wind that blows” at the Contemporary Arts Center

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014, On View

Say Something: Diane Landry’s “by every wind that blows” at the Contemporary Arts Center

by Keith Banner Diane Landry’s “by every wind that blows” at the Contemporary Arts Center downtown (up through March 2, 2014) is revelatory and mundane at the same time, a beautiful mix of thought and action that shimmers in your mind a long time after witnessing it. Landry uses banal objects like empty water-bottles, plastic […]

Ron Kroutel: Conceptualist Redux

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014, Profiles

Ron Kroutel: Conceptualist Redux

by Marlene Steele Suited man steps onto a roadway in a low level lilliputian landscape. A nubile intrigante strides openly along a residence-obscuring hedge. Nude male, barefoot in the waning light, apprehensively considers a dismal deserted industrial plant. Leaps of faith and expressions of ecstasy, escapes and admonitions, reactions to the unseen and the unforeseeable, […]

The Medium is the Message

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014, On View

The Medium is the Message

by Jane Durrell The Medium is the Message is a fitting title for the new show at downtown’s YWCA. In it four artists, each besotted by color, express themselves in individual mediums.  Even the two painters use markedly different methods, contrasting with each other as well as with the fabric artist and the glass artist. […]

Dixie Selden at Eisele Gallery

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014, On View

Dixie Selden at Eisele Gallery

by Kevin Ott Although this is not a proper “show” of Selden’s work, there are 5 paintings displayed at the Eisele Gallery, more than one can usually find in one location by this respected Cincinnati artist and favorite student of Frank Duvenek. First the gallery: Eisele Gallery specializes in 19th and 20th Century paintings (and […]

As Lovely As A Tree

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014, On View

As Lovely As A Tree

by Fran Watson “The Tree of Life”, Cincinnati Art Museum, November 29, 2013 – January 1, 2014 In a straight line  from the main entrance of the Cincinnati Art Museum, past the sequestered  “Icons” spotlighted in black caves, through the spacious hallway, footsteps echoing loudly, stood  the very dead “Tree of Life”; its  roots unlaced […]

Art For a Better World

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014, Profiles

Art For a Better World

by Saad Ghosn I.              Images For A Better World: Paige WIDEMAN, Visual Artist Paige Wideman, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a BFA degree in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute (1989), and an MFA degree, also in sculpture, from the University of Cincinnati (1999). Wideman took 10 years […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Lords of the Skies

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, January 2014

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Lords of the Skies

by Dustin Pike “The phenomenon of UFOs does exist, and it must be treated seriously.” –Mikhail Gorbachev There is an old parable devised by Plato in his Republic wherein the pre-enlightened man and woman are taught the ways of the world only through the play of shadows projected onto the walls of a cave. After […]

Summerfair Awards Local Artists

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, January 2014

Summerfair Awards Local Artists

By Laura A. Hobson Over the last two decades, Summerfair has contributed more than $500,000 in awards and scholarships to individual artists as well as additional support to events and exhibitions, particularly small arts institutions. “Word is starting to spread about what we are doing,” says Sharon K. Strubbe, executive director since 2006.  “We are […]

Postmodern Publication Design

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, January 2014

Postmodern Publication Design

by Danelle Cheney Graphic designers are taught to confront and reconcile the relationship between form and content. Is one more important than the other, or equally so? Does personal expression, emotion, and humanity have a place in design, or should designers focus on legibility, clarity, and unity of content? The first Bauhaus manifesto states: “Together, […]

Book Review: The Exiles Return, by Elisabeth de Waal

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, January 2014

by Daniel Brown Edward de Waal’s award winning memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, published about three years ago, traces the ownership of a large group of Japanese netsukes from its original owner, the author’s great-great uncle, to the author himself.  De Waal uses the history of these objects to explore and discover his own […]

Maxwell Redder – January Poetry

January 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, January 2014

by Maxwell Redder Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Crumpled Paper –Inspired by Wallace Stevens: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird I. Crumpled and torn the paper’s fluidity, like a loincloth draped against breasts, stiffened, becoming  jagged, rigid, recyclable. II. Performing gymnastics, a piece of plain white dropped from a vibrantly checkered hot-air balloon […]

“Republika” Exhibition at BOSI Contemporary in New York, New York

January 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

  "Republika" Exhibition at BOSI Contemporary in New York, New York

“Republika” Solo Exhibit of Serbian Performance Artist Marta Jovanovic Curated by Kathy Battista January 29 – March 1 BOSI Contemporary 48 Orchard Street New York, New York 10002 t/f: +1 212 9665686 email: press@bosicontemporary.com web: www.bosicontemporary.com     The exhibition features selected works from the artist presented for the first time in the U.S. The […]

Iris’ Artist Talk and Second Sunday Crits

January 21st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

 Some Women, Some Stories, Artist’s Talk by William Messer [Sunday, February 16 @ 2 PM]: The photographer will discuss the diaristic image/text pieces currently installed at Iris BookCafe & Gallery, 1331 Main Street, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, OH 45202. More info at 513.381.2665 & www.irisbookcafe.com. Second Sunday Crits [Sunday, February 9 @ 2 PM] an open group forum in which photographers freely share their […]

A Call to Greater Cincinnati Poets For the 2014 annual Book of Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice

January 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

A Call to Greater Cincinnati Poets For the 2014 annual Book of Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice Submission Guidelines 1)Call for poems from any poet from or connected to the Greater Cincinnati area. 2)Poems to relate to themes of peace and justice. 3)Poet may submit up to 3 poems. 4)All submissions will be […]

Winter Offerings at the Manifest Drawing Center

January 14th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

WINTER OFFERINGS THE FIGURE IN PLACE WORKSHOP FREE CAST DRAWING DAY DRAWING MACHINES (Visiting Artist Pablo Garcia) EXPRESSING GESTURE DRAWING LAB OPEN LIFE DRAWING UPCOMING SPECIAL WORKSHOPS & DEMONSTRATIONS PRIVATE ATELIER GIFT CERTIFICATES See website for complete schedule of offerings www.manifestdrawingcenter.org

CALL FOR ENTRIES REGIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS IN OHIO, KENTUCKY, & INDIANA DEADLINE: JANUARY 24, 2014

January 14th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

REGIONAL SHOWCASE: WORKS OF PHOTOGRAPHY by Artists in Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria for entry is that works must qualify as works of […]

Artist Marlene Steele Appointed Arts Ambassador of the State of Ohio

January 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Portrait and Figurative Artist, Marlene Steele has been nominated and approved by the board of the Portrait Society of America for the position of Arts Ambassador of the State of Ohio. The mission of the State Ambassador program is to foster greater awareness of the Portrait and Figurative Art and to inspire interested artists toward […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED! An Open Call for Drawing of all Types: Manifest’s INDA 9!

January 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Deadline for Submissions: EXTENDED to January 10, 2014 Due to an extensive webhost server outage on December 31, and to many requests for a slight deadline extension due to holiday travel conflicts, we are extending the deadline for submission to the INDA 9 to midnight January 10, 2014. We wish to thank those who worked […]