Archive for March, 2014

Covington Businesses, Artists and Designers Come Together for CoSign

March 29th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Queen City Project :: CoSign 2013 from the Queen City Project on Vimeo. Covington Businesses, Artists and Designers Come Together for CoSign Prestigeous NEA supported collaborative program seeks participants The American Sign Mueseum’s creative placemaking project, CoSign, launches in Covington on March 27. A rigorous competition, CoSign offers a unique opportunity for artists and designers […]

2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship – Applications Now Available

March 29th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship Guidelines Released: Five Contemporary Visual Artists in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin to Receive $25,000 Fellowships EfroymsonFF-4colorAbout the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship Now in its 9th year, the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships were established to increase public awareness of contemporary visual art in the Midwest. The intent of the […]

The Manifest Artist Residency Award (MAR) Call for Applications – Deadline April 9

March 29th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: April 9, 2014 For complete details and to apply visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/mar Notification of Selection:   On or around May 1, 2014 Residency Term:   Starting by July 1, 2014, and running for one calendar year. Manifest is excited to continue the fourth leg of our programing, rounding out our already robust Gallery, Drawing […]

AEQAI Spring Benefit

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

AEQAI Spring Benefit

AEQAI SPRING BENEFIT Thursday, April 17th 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEQAI, one of the fastest growing online art journals in America, offers critical reviews, informative profiles and features, and insightful essays and analyses. Join us as we celebrate four years of success and help to support another year of critical reviews, informative reports and […]

Love for Sale: Genius and Grace: Francois Boucher and the Generation of 1700

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

Love for Sale: Genius and Grace: Francois Boucher and the Generation of 1700

by Jonathan Kamholtz Cincinnati Art Museum February 14, 2014-May 11, 2014 In Jean Restout’s “Pygmalion and Galatea,” the statue of Galatea, newly come to life, spreads her arms and bares her breasts to the adoring sculptor. She seems less surprised at her new incarnation than he does; he gazes at him with a sophisticated, impish […]

Ain’t Misbehavin’

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

Ain’t Misbehavin’

by Stephen Slaughter “Buildering, Misbehaving the City” and KniveandFork Questions and Answers Space and Place The Ordinary and the Banal The objective of architecture is works of art that are lived in.  The city is the largest, and at present the worst of such works of art. Functionalism (to speak roughly of the heroic period […]

A Group Exhibition Curated by Yvonne Van Eijden

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

A Group Exhibition Curated by Yvonne Van Eijden

by Karen Chambers “CCAC (Clifton Cultural Arts Center) will have a beautiful show with these five artists.” That’s how the curator, Yvonne van Eitjden, described the exhibition of two photographers, two wood sculptors, and one painter (herself [Why, oh why, do curators include their own work in exhibitions? How about they make a pact with […]

Erwin’s Pastels: Recent Portraits Studies of Estrangement and Reconciliation

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

Erwin's Pastels: Recent Portraits Studies of Estrangement and Reconciliation

by Marlene Steele Gaela Erwin, Manifest Gallery Cincinnati Ohio Chi.a.ro.scu.ro: An effect of contrasted light and shadow. Origin Latin: chiaro ‘clear,bright’ + oscuro ‘dark, obscure’ Pas.tel  pastel: noun:  a crayon made of powdered pigments bound with gum or resin. adjective: of a soft and delicate shade or color. The interlude where I met Gaela Erwin […]

Epic Epicene: Michael Combs at 21C (Cincinnati)

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

Epic Epicene: Michael Combs at 21C (Cincinnati)

by Keith Banner In 1964, Susan Sontag wrote an essay called “Notes on ‘Camp’” that still wraps and winds its tentacles throughout culture today.  Basically a survey of “Camp’s” meanings, practices and perversions, the essay reads like a Bible for drag, piss-elegance and artful political incorrectness used to both disembowel and deconstruct the mainstream.  When […]

Expanded Manliness Capsizes Duck Boat at 21c Museum

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

Expanded Manliness Capsizes Duck Boat at 21c Museum

by Robert K. Wallace Wild Card: The Art of Michael Combs, A Fifteen-Year Survey. One of the attractions Newport-on-the-Levee has brought to Greater Cincinnati is the tourist version of the World War II “duck boat” on which you can cruise the Ohio River.  Those of us who remember the “duck boat” that got run over […]

Xavier University Faculty Exhibit: Artisans of Cultural Change

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

Xavier University Faculty Exhibit: Artisans of Cultural Change

by Trish Richter February 14 – March 14 Trailing behind the phenomenon of globalization is the individual’s growing awareness of its identity within a politically, socially, and environmentally global community. Old news, yes, but this concept is exponentially significant as the world continues to shift at the expense of both humans and the natural world. […]

The Parable of the Conceptual Artist

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

The Parable of the Conceptual Artist

by Julie Gross A recent graduate art student was contemplating the ideas set forth in the Bible. As he pondered the depth of the mysterious mind of God he reached for his plenty pack of chewing gum, unwrapped a thin stick of refreshment and carefully folded it into his mouth. As his thoughts were preoccupied […]

High Bespoke

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

High Bespoke

by Fran Watson From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith February 14, 2014 – May 11, 2014 Cincinnati Art Museum “Bespoke” was hardly an often-used description of jewelry during the ’60’s when Art Smith created the highly original pieces seen in his current display at CAM, but it now seems to […]

Review of M. Katherine Hurley’s “Returning Home,” La Poste Eatery

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

Review of M. Katherine Hurley's “Returning Home,” La Poste Eatery

by Jane Durrell At La Poste Eatery in Clifton, artist M. Katherine Hurley is telling a story over dinner.  Her story, “Returning Home,” is on the walls, in colors good enough to eat – if she will forgive me for saying that – in a series of ten works that reflect a trip from Ohio […]

Art of Food Leaves Viewers Hungry

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

Art of Food Leaves Viewers Hungry

by Shawn Daniell The Carnegie’s eighth installment of The Art of Food has become an extravagant opening night affair. But in the days that follow, the viewing experience becomes anticlimactic and sadly underwhelming. I’ve perused photos of the opening night online. I’ve seen the Alice and Wonderland costumed characters. I’ve seen the exquisite food creations […]

William Messer: Some Women, Some Stories

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

William Messer: Some Women, Some Stories

by Kevin Ott Iris BookCafe and Gallery is an uncluttered but homey café/gallery on upper Main Street. Main between Central Parkway and Liberty has retained its DYI vibe, the bars, restaurants, cafes and retail still feeling a bit less polished than its more 3CDC-ish neighbor, Vine Street. Both are great, but Main Street and places […]

The Emerald Tablet: Ken Henson at the Lloyd Library and Museum

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

The Emerald Tablet: Ken Henson at the Lloyd Library and Museum

by Dustin Pike In the city we call Cincinnati, there lies nestled a hidden gem of a library founded by three brothers, John Uri, Nelson Ashley, and Curtis Gates Lloyd. They ventured here first and foremost, to further their knowledge and practice of pharmaceuticals, and as it turned out they were quite successful. Their combined […]

What Do We Expect from Museum Directors?

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

by Daniel Brown As the search for a new director of the Art Museum continues, we have been made aware that the museum board places high priority on the director being part of the international art scene, known internationally.  I wish that the board would be more specific in telling us why that is a […]

Gutenberg vs. The Internet

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

Gutenberg vs. The Internet

by Danelle Cheney 1455: Mainz, Germany. Johannes Gutenberg nears completion on the first edition of the forty-two line bible with moveable type and machinery he’s spent years developing. 1969: Los Angeles, USA. Charley S. Kline sends the first message across an early version of the internet: “LO.” He was attempting to type “LOGIN,” which he […]

Two Artists, Two Profiles: Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini, the 2013-2014 Manifest Artists in Residence

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

Two Artists, Two Profiles: Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini, the 2013-2014 Manifest Artists in Residence

by Elizabeth Teslow “Be open for growth and the unexpected nature of art-making.” Jeremy Plunkett “The year goes by fast.  You cannot take a week for granted.” Nicholas Mancini After I completed my interviews with Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini, Manifest’s second-year Artists in Residence, I was mentally exhausted.  For two enlightening hours, Jeremy and […]

The Eisele Gallery of Fine Art: A Cincinnati Tradition

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

by Laura Hobson From “The Indian Chief” by Henry Farny to “Mending the Nets” by Dixie Selden, The Eisele Gallery of Fine Art offers outstanding paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Owned and operated by President/Chief Executive Officer Doug Eisele since 2005, the gallery features works by both living and deceased artists. In addition, […]

Art for a Better World – March

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

Art for a Better World - March

by Saad Ghosn I.  Images For A Better World: Kimberly HENSON, Visual Artist Kymberly Henson has been working in the arts for over 30 years. After graduating with an art degree from Edgecliff College she owned and operated a wearable art studio called “Kymber Originals”, producing one of a kind and limited edition hand-painted and […]

Louis Bickett Photo Essays – March

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

Louis Bickett Photo Essays - March

from the Louis Bickett Photo Archive What I Read Collection     Daddy Collects Collection     I IMAGINE THE OLD NIGGER WILL BE CHEAPER’, VINTAGE LETTER, 17 FEBRUARY 2011  

Letter from Wyoming – There Is Good Art Everywhere

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

Letter from Wyoming - There Is Good Art Everywhere

By Cynthia Kukla There is good art everywhere, just look.  Look a little harder and you will find great art just about anywhere.  Such is the case with the exhibition of Robert Motherwell and Lee Hall in Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s big ski country.  Great art indeed. Tayloe Piggott, owner and namesake of her gallery, presented/paired […]

Letter from Roanoke – March

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

Letter from Roanoke - March

By Judith Fairly The contrast between the gray people-moving facility I’d left in Dallas-Fort Worth and the airy concourse into which I disembarked at the Roanoke Regional Airport that the architect Ron Price envisioned as a “transition between earth and air” could not have been greater. Price’s design utilizes materials that look to both the […]

Book Review: The Apartment

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

by Daniel Brown The Apartment, a new novel by Greg Baxter, is a very compelling, beautifully crafted and written book wherein all the action takes place on one single day in an unnamed Eastern European capital, most likely but not necessarily, Prague.  The American narrator is a forty-one year old former Navy man with experience […]

Poetry by Daniel Brown

March 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, March 2014, Poetry

by Daniel Brown Lucy Her eyes of sapphire blue Challenge you under quizzical brows. Like a Vermont wildflower, She was tough and unspoiled. Plucked, She might fail to survive. The girl from those green hills Wanted to try art school. She was our daily server At an elegant small mountain resort. I helped her to […]

Poetry by Maxwell Redder – March

March 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, March 2014, Poetry

by Maxwell Redder But Little Blips I. Seeping from my brain like sap from a pine, slowly building into a sticky clump. I clean the wax from my ear and ponder is it formed from wasted energy of my pale thoughts — never written on paper — the ones but little blips, like rain particles […]

Letter from the Editor – March

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

The March issue of aeqai has just posted, and it’s a very large issue, full of reviews and essays and profiles and Letters from other cities. We are trying to put these different categories of article into groups, and the headings should help our readers go directly to what they want to read, and, too, […]

Call to artists for SOS ART 2014, May 30-June 8 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati

March 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

CALL TO GREATER CINCINNATI ARTISTS SOS ART 2014 May 30 – June 8 The Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 1) “SOS ART 2014”, a group art show and event of sociopolitical expressions for peace and justice, in its 12th consecutive year, will take place at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, […]

Call for artists for gallery One One

March 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

gallery One One Announces shape:CIRCLE Call for Entry Deadline to apply: April 14, 2014 Brazee Street Studios’ gallery One One has opened its annual summer call for entry. For the last 3 years, the Summer group show at gallery One One has focused on Color through the “hue” exhibitions. This year’s exhibit shifts away from […]

Art After Dark: Rococo Vibrations & VIP Giveaway

March 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Cincinnati Art Museum Art After Dark: Rococo Vibrations Friday, March 28, 2014 5pm to 9pm CINCINNATI (3-19-2014)- More than 900 people joined us for our February Art After Dark, come experience what everyone is discovering!  After After Dark is the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Final Friday Happy Hour. This month join us for Art After Dark: […]

Support 100 Local Arts Organization with One Gift

March 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Support 100 Local Arts Organization with One Gift

We’ve reached the halfway point in our 2014 ArtsWave Community Campaign and we’re just over halfway to our $12 million goal. If you enjoyed Macy’s Arts Sampler this past weekend or any of the amazing arts events happening all over our region, we hope you’ll consider making a gift today. Got questions about ArtsWave and […]

Roppongi Art Night 2014 Will Turn Tokyo into Huge All-night Celebration

March 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

After drawing 830,000 visitors last year, Roppongi Art Night 2014, an all-night extravaganza presenting art exhibitions and performances throughout central Tokyo’s iconic Roppongi entertainment district, is gearing up to welcome another huge crowd of joyous spectators between 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014. This fifth edition of […]

CAC ART TRIP TO CLEVELAND

March 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

CAC ART TRIP TO CLEVELAND

                        Dear Friends of the CAC: Please join Raphaela Platow, Director and Chief Curator and Steven Matijcio, Curator for a CAC Art Trip to Cleveland the weekend of April 4, 5 and 6, 2014. We have chosen Cleveland for its proximity and outstanding resources […]

Cincinnati Art Galleries, LLC Moving Sale Continues

March 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The Cincinnati Art Galleries Moving Sale Continues New Items Added Every Day! SAVE AN EXTRA 20% OFF THE LISTED SALE PRICES ON REMAINING FURNITURE EXAMPLE – ELLIS ARM CHAIR – SALE PRICE $900  NOW $720 For more information visit their website. The first show in the new space will be works by Wolfgang Ritschel – […]

Clifton Cultural Arts Center Spring Classes Available Online Now.

March 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center has brand new classes for the spring season. They have classes for all people of all ages including: Young Yogis, Classical Guitar for the Lifelong Beginner, African Drumming, Tap 1 & Tap II, Fiction Workshop, Pilates, Mosaic Garden Art, Tai Chi, and much more. For more information about their class […]

New Opportunities for Artists from Art Design Consultants

March 14th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

New Opportunities for Artists from Art Design Consultants

        Exciting opportunities for artists! 1. Blink Art Resource gets your artwork directly into the hands of the people who buy artwork and create beautiful environments everyday for a living. We’ll connect you with over 50,000 interior designers, architects, high-end galleries, and art consultants. Get 20% off until March 31 with promo […]

Cornelia Arts SPRING Open Studios

March 14th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Cornelia Arts SPRING Open Studios

                        Photographer Doug Birkenheuer will also have an array of Framed Originals as well as a few BRAND NEW one-of-a-kind hand-built works on display during the open studio.

The Manifest Artist Residency Award (MAR) Call for Applications – Deadline April 9

March 13th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The Manifest Artist Residency Award (MAR) Call for Applications - Deadline April 9

A STUDIO FREE FOR A YEAR at the heart of Manifest: M.A.R. Manifest Artist Residency                     CALL FOR APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: April 9, 2014 For complete details and to apply visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/mar Notification of Selection:   On or around May 1, 2014 Residency Term:   Starting by July 1, […]

Macy’s Arts Sampler Returns March 15

March 13th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Macy's Arts Sampler Returns March 15

Our second Macy’s Arts Sampler Saturday features an amazing line-up of FREE events Downtown and in Over-the-Rhine, including a special concert at Music Hall at 1 p.m. featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  Plus, there’s activities and music at the Main Library, choral music at […]

JE SOUTIENS LE MUSEE NATIONAL D’ART CONTEMPORAIN (SMCA) THESSALONIQUE-GRECE

March 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

 JE SOUTIENS LE MUSEE NATIONAL D’ART CONTEMPORAIN (SMCA) THESSALONIQUE-GRECE

Le SMCA a besoin de vous et de votre soutien pour mener à bien ses projets. Nous cherchons à maintenir la programmation d’expositions et d’événements à l’échelle internationale, programmation dotée d’un riche contenu scientifique dans les domaines de la production d’événements innovants et de la promotion de l’art contemporain. Cependant notre programmation est menacée par […]

ECHO ART FAIR 2014 OPENS SUBMISSION PERIOD For Artists and Galleries

March 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

ECHO ART FAIR 2014 OPENS SUBMISSION PERIOD For Artists and Galleries

        The submission period for the 4th annual echo Art Fair, www.echoartfair.com, scheduled for September 6 and 7, 2014 at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Central Library (BECPL) in downtown Buffalo, New York, is officially open. Artists and galleries are invited to submit their works for consideration through Friday, May […]

18th Annual Kreines Lecture! Sunday, March 9 @ 2pm

March 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

18th Annual Kreines Lecture! Sunday, March 9 @ 2pm

                          Shining from Sea to Sea: American Silver from the Nineteenth Century to the Present With Elizabeth A. Williams From gleaming silverware on an elegantly set table to a shining trophy held high above the winner’s head, silver speaks volumes about American style, […]

“Rejoice!: A Retrospective of Avtar Gill, the Cincinnati Hat-Man” opens April 25, 2014 at Thunder-Sky, Inc

March 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

“Rejoice!:  A Retrospective of Avtar Gill, the Cincinnati Hat-Man” opens April 25, 2014 at Thunder-Sky, Inc. with a reception 6 to 10 pm.  The show closes June 13, 2014.  Avtar Gill, known by many downtowners as The Hat Man, passed away early 2013, but he will always be remembered (like Raymond Thunder-Sky) as a Cincinnati […]

2014 Betts House Walking Tour offered monthly starting in March

March 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Walking Tour Explores Betts Longworth Historic District The Betts House is proud to announce our 2014 Betts Longworth Historic District (BLHD) Walking Tours, offered each month from March through October.  This guided walking tour of the Betts Longworth Historic District (BLHD) will explore the architecture and history of this unique neighborhood. The tour will occur […]