Archive for February, 2014

A Rookwood Pottery Celebration Saturday March 1st

February 28th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

A Rookwood Pottery Celebration Sessions at 9:30am-12pm or 12:30-3pm Located at: Keller Center at St. Ursula Academy 1322 E. McMillan Street Cincinnati, OH 45206 Maria Longworth Storer founded the Rookwood Pottery Company in 1880, not only to bring the art of pottery to Cincinnati, but also to provide a good wage to working women. We […]

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark: Bling + Beats

February 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Join the Cincinnati Art Museum for Final Friday, February 28th,  for Art After Dark: Bling + Beats as they celebrate their brand new exhibit, From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith, organized by the Brooklyn Museum. The Cincinnati Art Museum is partnering with Urban Arts youth center Elementz for this month’s […]

ROBISCHON GALLERY SHOWCASES EMPIRE FALLING | NEW PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ELENA DORFMAN

February 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

ROBISCHON GALLERY SHOWCASES EMPIRE FALLING | NEW PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ELENA DORFMAN

ROBISCHON GALLERY SHOWCASES EMPIRE FALLING NEW PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ELENA DORFMAN Exhibition on view March 20-May 10 Artist Reception: Thursday, March 20, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm ELENA DORFMAN: EMPIRE FALLING PUBLISHED BY DAMIANI ESSAY BY Kevin Moore Denver, CO — March 20 through May 10, large-scale images from Elena Dorfman’s Empire Falling series are on view at […]

Viewpoints: Murals by Young Professional Working Artists

February 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The Short North Alliance and 11 partner galleries and art institutions with the support of the Create Columbus Commission present the second iteration of the highly popular Short North Temporary Mural Series. The exhibition, titled Viewpoints: Murals by Young Professional Working Artists, with openings at each participating gallery in the Short North Arts District. All […]

CUT: Windows to Eternity at Marta Hewett Gallery Extended

February 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

CUT: Windows to Eternity at Marta Hewett Gallery Extended

The CUT: Windows to Eternity, featuring the artwork of Eric Stanley, at Marta Hewett Gallery is extended through March 15th.

Releasing The Veil

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, On View

Releasing The Veil

by Kevin Muente Recent Paintings by Jason John at Manifest Gallery Manifest Gallery is entering its tenth season in Cincinnati and its reputation continues to grow both nationally and internationally.  Their website states that Jason John’s solo show of eleven works was one of six proposals selected from a pool of 165. John delivers. When […]

Paintings without Irony: Ryan Cobourn’s Pastorale at Nancy Margolis Gallery, in conjunction with a Slow Art talk by Jennifer Samet, Ph.D.

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, On View

Paintings without Irony: Ryan Cobourn’s Pastorale at Nancy Margolis Gallery, in conjunction with a Slow Art talk by Jennifer Samet, Ph.D.

by Matthew Metzger Editor’s Note: Aeqai receives an increasingly large number of press releases for exhibitions in other cities.  So we thought we would experiment, and try to review one from afar, without the direct experience of seeing it live.  The first review, by Matt Metzger, is of a show by Ryan Coburn at the […]

Comics: Art Imitates Art Which Imitates Art

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, February 2014

Comics: Art Imitates Art Which Imitates Art

by Danelle Cheney Comic books firmly straddle the space between visual art and literature. They are unique in format: the visuals are just as important to understanding the story as the words (unlike a traditional book, which may be republished several times with differing sets of illustrations). There are even some which include absolutely no […]

Amy Miller Dehan – Curator of Decorative Arts and Design

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, Profiles

Amy Miller Dehan – Curator of Decorative Arts and Design

by Laura Hobson “I was always interested in art,” says Amy Miller Dehan, 37, curator of decorative arts and design at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  “My father Richard Miller was an artist, but he needed to find a career to support his family so he went into the transportation business in Washington, Pennsylvania.  I remember […]

Threads of Heaven

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, On View

Threads of Heaven

by Jane Durrell It was Mark Twain who told us “Clothes make the man,” adding a Twain-ish thought about the little influence naked men have on society.  Certainly the Manchu, who came roiling in from the northeast to take over the whole of China in the 17th century, bought the sentiment, for both men and […]

Wave of Mutilation: Hollis Hammonds’ “Worthless Matter” at Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery, DAAP

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, On View

Wave of Mutilation: Hollis Hammonds’ “Worthless Matter” at Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery, DAAP

by Keith Banner Hollis Hammonds has close encounters of the terrestrial kind in her new show at DAAP Galleries called “Worthless Matter.”  A stockpile and survey of her recent work, the show displays Hammonds’ skills at drawing and lets us in on a consciousness that is both vividly sedate to the point of entrancement, and […]

Burn Baby Burn

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, Profiles

Burn Baby Burn

by Julie Gross It all started with a Facebook post that read, “Buy or Burn: A one-night, solo art show like none other. All of Joshua Huettig’s paintings must be bought or they will be burned. There will be dancing, fire, music and wine will be served by the gallon!” When I first read this, […]

Layer by Layer: Eric Standley’s CUT at Marta Hewett Gallery

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, On View

Layer by Layer: Eric Standley’s CUT at Marta Hewett Gallery

by Shawn Daniell CUT: Windows to Eternity, the newest exhibition at the Marta Hewett Gallery, features the artwork of Eric Standley. When I first saw Standley’s artwork, I immediately thought of the matryoshka doll, commonly referred to as Russian nesting dolls. Russian nesting dolls are made of wood while Standley’s creations are made of laser […]

Nellie Taft: Odyssey, A Lifelong Journey through Art

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, Profiles

Nellie Taft: Odyssey, A Lifelong Journey through Art

by Karen Chambers Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery through March 22 Nellie Taft was a hometown girl, born in 1937 in Indian Hill and died in 2012 in Boston. She attended Lotspeich and Hillsdale Schools in Cincinnati, which answers the burning question among natives: Where did you go to high school? She […]

Cupid Visits Miller Gallery

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, On View

Cupid Visits Miller Gallery

by Marlene Steele Life is a box of chocolates— You never know what you are going to get. Love letters, love birds, bottled passion and romance — this lighthearted look at the thread of romance in all phases of life and experience is as varied in message and medium as the artists selected to exhibit. […]

Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships – An Opportunity for Cincinnati’s Individual Artists

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, February 2014

Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships - An Opportunity for Cincinnati’s Individual Artists

by Jan Brown Checco If you are a working artist living in Cincinnati, and you don’t have a salaried position within one of our prestigious arts institutions, you know how difficult it is to live from commission to commission, adjunct position to street fair, open studio sales evening to short-term project.  There are thousands of […]

The Centrality of Art Within the Art Industry

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, February 2014

by Daniel Brown We are regularly informed that the arts have become big business; the investment potential of a work of art has become far more important in late capitalist culture than whether the art is any good, what it says, how it’s made, or whether it matters.  It may surprise people under 50 that […]

Letter from Chicago

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, February 2014

Letter from Chicago

by Christopher Hoeting The College Art Association just wrapped up its annual meeting at the Westin Hotel (February 12-15th) inside Chicago’s Loop, just six blocks south from of The Art Institute of Chicago. The conference highlights the academies offering of artist talks, panel discussions, workshops, interviewing sessions, and a book fair among other things. Or […]

Art for a Better World

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, Profiles

Art for a Better World

by Saad Ghosn I.             Images For A Better World: Leigh WALTZ, Visual Artist Born in Dayton, Ohio, Leigh Waltz took drawing lessons at an early age. In high school, he traveled through Europe and spent a year on the island of Borneo. There, he learned photography and darkroom techniques with Amarjit Singh, a local photographer. […]

Letter from Santa Fe

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, February 2014

by Jane Durrell The light!  The light!  No wonder artists, passing through, change their minds and never go away. The town is tucked in an upper layer of mountainous terrain, peaks rising on three sides and the fourth side best essay writing services open toward Albuquerque, sixty-some miles away. We had come for a winter […]

Louis Bickett Photo Essay

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014

Louis Bickett Photo Essay

The Gratz Park Project, November 6, 2009, The Archive of Louis Zoellar Bickett                                                                                     […]

The Artist’s Life

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, February 2014

by Fran Watson Patterson Center was packed to the brim with the most difficult people in the city: artists.  Mostly lady artists. Each of whom knew in her heart of hearts that she was vastly underrated and pushing valiantly  to right this obvious wrong. I was one of these, as determined and convinced of my […]

Book Review – Little Failure

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, On View

by Daniel Brown Gary Shteyngart is a veritable force of nature, a whirlwind of words, anxiety, mania.  Having spent the first seven years of his life in the old Soviet Union, in Leningrad, he and his parents emigrated to America during Carter’s presidency.  Carter traded grain to the Soviet Union in trade for letting millions […]

Book Review – Dept. of Speculation

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, On View

by Daniel Brown In the past two years or so, America has generated some fantastic new young writers, among them Amber Dermott, Jim Gavin, Jamie Quatro, Eleanor Henderson, Chad Harwick all come to mind.  Now, there is the remarkable Jenny Offill, she of the unfortunate name, with her second novel, Dept. of Speculation. When a […]

Poem – Spiritual Home

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014, Uncategorized

by Daniel Brown Our family’s car drove by A small white sign Bordered in black Placed by the side of the road Covered with masses of wildflowers Vermont, it said Green mountains dusted the horizon At fourteen, my soul lept Towards the home I’d just found.

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner – Cardinal and Crow

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, February 2014

by Maxwell Redder I Two cardinals and a murder of crows distinctly chatting between neighboring branches; barren minus twisting auburn vines slunk like somnolent tails, and an occasional jostling squirrel. Snow swallows hooves as a deer herd leaps along my father’s fence.   II True, a fence is like an hourglass: flipped one way to […]

Best Films of 2013

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, February 2014

by David Schloss It was a rather good year for films, to my pleasant surprise. I found myself making meta-value judgments to sort out all the contenders, so many of which had many serious merits. It was a pleasure. 1. American Hustle. Great serious screwball script that sustains its complicated logic throughout. Great ensemble cast, […]

February Letter from the Editor

February 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, February 2014

The February issue of aeqai has just been posted, and we hope that you find some of our new essays informative.  We are attempting to link the reviews we write with other issues going on in our community in the visual arts, with how the city is or isn’t integrating the arts into the wider […]

Taft Museum of Art Unveils Painting by Cincinnati Artist Frank Duveneck in New Exhibition

February 22nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

TAFT MUSEUM OF ART UNVEILS PAINTING BY CINCINNNATI ARTIST FRANK DUVENECK IN NEW EXHIBITION The Taft Museum of Art has unveiled Portrait of an Italian Woman by 19th-century Cincinnati artist Frank Duveneck. A recent gift from Stanley and Frances D. Cohen, this painting is featured in Small Paintings from the Taft Collection, on view until […]

SAVE THE DATE: SHONY RIVNAY “SOFT CORPS”

February 22nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

SAVE THE DATE: SHONY RIVNAY "SOFT CORPS"

            Soft Corps Curated by: Kathy Battista March 4 — April 5, 2014 Opening Reception: March 4, 6 – 9 pm GALLERY HOURS:  Tuesday – Saturday    11 am – 7 pm BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present Soft Corps a solo exhibition by Israeli artist Shony Rivnay. Combining sculpture, photography, […]

#PERFORMANCEART

February 22nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, February 2014

By Drew Klein Performance art is so “in” right now. Just ask Jay Z, or Lady Gaga, or Shia LaBeouf. Each of these figures of contemporary pop culture have recently dipped their toes (or jumped headfirst into a fiery lake of PR hell) into the world of performance art. Or, at least that’s what they […]

From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith at the Cincinnati Art Museum

February 21st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith at the Cincinnati Art Museum February 22, 2014 to May 18, 2014 From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith, organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, features 24 pieces of silver and gold jewelry created by African American artist, Art […]

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS AT THE CARNEGIE IN COVINGTON

February 20th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

You are invited to come this Saturday, February 22  at 3:00 at the Carnegie in Covington to see THE ART CARVERS OF MUSIC HALL by Melissa Godoy.Jan Brown Checco will also be there to speak about the important role of public art in Cincinnati and to announce how to apply for next year’s arts grants. […]

CliftonFest Call to Artists and Artisans

February 20th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

CliftonFest Call to Artists and Artisans Do you know a fine artist, designer, craftsperson who is looking for  opportunities to sell their wares, or earn a nice stipend for a day’s work in the charming setting of Clifton’s Gaslight business district?  CliftonFest 2014 is the ticket! CliftonFest is September 26, 27, 28  located on Ludlow […]

March programs at DAAP Galleries

February 20th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Friends of DAAP Galleries: READ, WATCH, & MAKE with Friends. Educational Program Series for March The DAAP Galleries is proud to introduce the Friends of DAAP Galleries March program schedule, inviting the community to participate in a range of experiences taking place within the Galleries in conjunction with current exhibitions. Imagine the Galleries as the […]

The Department of Visual Arts at Northern Kentucky University presents: The Black Tongue Lexicon by Gary Setzer

February 20th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The Department of Visual Arts at Northern Kentucky University presents: The Black Tongue Lexicon by Gary Setzer THE BLACK TONGUE LEXICON, is a new performance by visual artist, Gary Setzer, currently on tour in the United States. Thursday, Feb 27, 2014  •  5:00 pm at Northern Kentucky University  •  Griffin Hall  •  Digitorium FREE AND […]

ART COMES ALIVE 2014 | JURIED ART SHOW

February 20th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

ART COMES ALIVE 2014 | JURIED ART SHOW

Art Comes Alive (ACA) is an annual, juried arts competition open to artists working in any medium and style. Artists can enter up to four images of their work online. After all the submissions are in, our list of prestigious Jurors from all around the country cast their votes for the top 150 artists. Those […]

CALL FOR ENTRIES – DRAWN: 1st Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing (Deadline March 3)

February 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE: March 3, 2014 (gallery exhibit) www.manifestgallery.org/drawn DRAWN 1st Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing Manifest was founded in-part to stand for the importance of drawing as a process, skill, and discipline, and as a continuing viable product of the creative fine art and design fields. Since its inception the organization has […]

William Messer’s Artist’s Talk at Iris this Sunday

February 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Iris’s curator William Messer gives a rare Artist’s Talk in conjunction with his exhibition Some Women, Some Stories. As a photographer Messer’s work has been presented in exhibitions at museums and galleries in the US and Europe, including the French Museum of Photography, Ohio Silver Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Fine Art, Oakland Museum of […]

Photographers, you’re invited to join EXPOSURE by THIS Friday

February 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Photographers, you're invited to join EXPOSURE by THIS Friday

Photographers of all levels and styles are invited to participate and be considered for over $100,000 in awards, including a world-class NYC Exhibition and a dream getaway to New York determined by our jurors from Monocle Magazine, MILK Studios, Lens Culture, W Hotels & more. EXPOSURE is your chance to show your work in the […]

ECHO ART FAIR 2014 RETURNS TO CENTRAL LIBRARY

February 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

ECHO ART FAIR 2014 RETURNS TO CENTRAL LIBRARY IN BUFFALO, NY Announces jury selection, and call for artists and galleries The organizers of echo Art Fair are pleased to announce the 4th annual echo Art Fair, which will take place on September 6 and 7, 2014 at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Central […]

Collaborative Partnership of Museums and Houses of Worship Explore Spiritual Pilgrimage in Art

February 8th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

A partnership that began in 1995 and continues to this day as The Search for the Spiritual through Art will present “Spiritual Pilgrimage in Art,” a five-part series designed to explore how Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Hindu pilgrimage traditions are manifested through artistic expression, beginning Wednesday, February 19, at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Featuring lectures […]

Cincinnati Art Galleries, LLC Moving to 2nd Floor – Sale on Paintings, Furniture & Books!!

February 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Cincinnati Art Galleries, LLC MOVING UP to a 2nd Floor Gallery After 30 years with a 1st floor retail gallery, we have decided to move upstairs and share space with CAG Framing and Restoration on the 2nd floor of our building. DIFFERENT SPACE – SAME MUSEUM QUALITY PAINTINGS Our address will remain 225 East 6th […]

2 Day Pastel Portraiture Workshop at The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

February 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

2 Day Pastel Portraiture Workshop at The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

                Study proportion, color, drawing techniques and anatomy of the human face. 2 Days ONLY $40 !!! Space is Limited Mondays, March 10 & 17 6:30 – 8:30pm Located at The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center 620 Greenup Street Covington, Kentucky 41011 859.431.0020 More Info & Register […]

CALL FOR ENTRIES – KINGDOM: The Animal in Contemporary Art

February 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

CALL FOR ENTRIES - KINGDOM: The Animal in Contemporary Art

CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE: February 28, 2014                 KINGDOM An International Exhibition Exploring the Animal in Contemporary Art Images of animals in art have existed parallel to those of humans for as long as images (and objects) have been made by people. Our social, creative, and psychological evolution […]

LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition

February 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition Curators: Eve Schillo, LACMA (L.A. County Museum of Art) & Rex Bruce, L.A. Center for Digital Art LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition is accepting submissions for a juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital […]

“The Limit is the Sun” on display at Murray State University.

February 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The Clara M. Eagle Gallery presents the solo exhibit of Tennessee artist Mike Calway-Fagen. The gallery is located at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. The exhibit will include sculpture, collage, video, photography, and found image and object work. A lecture by the artist will be held February 6 at 5 p.m. with the opening […]

“Inspired” on Display at Kennedy Heights Arts Center

February 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

"Inspired" on Display at Kennedy Heights Arts Center

The Inspired Exhibition features artists who created works of art inspired by the people and places that inspire them. Exhibition Located at: Kennedy Heights Arts Center 6546 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213 Exhibition continues through March 1st

“Common Surprise” at Gallery Salveo Opening Reception Wednesday February 5th 5 – 7 pm

February 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Common Surprise features the artwork of Antonio Adams, Cedric Michael Cox, Monique Brent, Vince Gray, Jimi Jones, Marc Lambert, and Nancy Williams Gallery Salveo at Interact for Health 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500 Cincinnati, OH 45209 Opening Reception Wednesday February 5th 5 – 7 pm Exhibition continues through March 28th

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago 2014 “Black Creativity Exhibition”

February 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago 2014 Black Creativity Exhibition This exhibition, one of the longest running events at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, features over 100 works of art from artists around the globe. Location: Museum of Science and Industry Chicago 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637 For more information […]

“I Kan Do Dat” at Skylight Gallery Brooklyn, NY

February 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

"I Kan Do Dat" at Skylight Gallery Brooklyn, NY

              I Kan Do Dat Exhibit features 80-90 artists, at three gallery spaces, in Chelsea and Brooklyn, New York. Local Cincinnati artist Cedric Michael Cox’s artwork will be on exhibit at the Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn. Location: Skylight Gallery 1368 Fulton Street 3rd floor Brooklyn, NY 11216 The exhibition […]

15th Annual WAH Salon Art Exhibition at Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

February 2nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

15th Annual WAH Salon Art Exhibition at Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

15th Annual WAH Salon Art Exhibition Curated by Yuko Nii                 Located: Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) 135 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11211 Gallery Hours: Fri – Mon, 12 noon to 6:00 PM Exhibition continues through February 23rd 2014