Archive for June, 2014

Turning the Leaf: America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and “The Voyage of Life”

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

Turning the Leaf: America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and “The Voyage of Life”

by Jonathan Kamholtz Taft Musuem of Art, June 13, 2014-September 14, 2014 There is plenty of spiritual energy in the great landscape paintings of 19th century America, but it is usually Emersonian in nature–Christian by implication and default rather than intention. That spirit is sometimes dreamy and solitary, and sometimes busy with life and labor. […]

Nighttime Belief: “Cries in the Night” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

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

Nighttime Belief: “Cries in the Night” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Keith Banner Posh, intelligent and no-nonsense, “Cries in the Night:  German Expressionist Prints around World War 1” (June 21, 2014 to August 17, 2014 at the Cincinnati Art Museum) is both a scholarly tour de force and a pleasure just to look at.  Curated simply with blocks of necessary wall texts contextualizing and expanding […]

Directions in the Visual Arts: Thoughts at the End of the Season

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

by Daniel Brown As we near the end of another art season, which is generally thought to run from September through June, much like the academic year, some patterns have emerged which we should note.  The predominant movement seems to be towards a near complete domination of the visual arts by non-profits, and the very […]

Creative Expression: Artists’ Works from the Loeb Collection

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

Creative Expression: Artists’ Works from the Loeb Collection

by Fran Watson from May 5 – August 24, 2014 A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, A Loaf of Bread—and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness— Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow! Nothing could be more natural than the mix of art and books.  Both benefit, and the public is […]

Beverly Erschell – Internationally Known Painter Located in Northern Kentucky

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

Beverly Erschell - Internationally Known Painter Located in Northern Kentucky

by Laura A. Hobson A visitor winds her way off interstate roads to reach artist Beverly Erschell’s home, tucked away in a house overlooking the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky.  There, Erschell, 79, paints in a home studio.  “All my paintings are discoveries,” she said.  “I paint to learn.”  Her preferred medium is oils, but […]

Double Artist Residency Exhibit: Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini at Manifest

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

Double Artist Residency Exhibit: Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini at Manifest

by Marlene Steele The Manifest Artist in Residency Program has been expanded to include a double position this year.  The work of Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Anthony Mancini produced during this residency term is exhibited at the Woodburn avenue gallery. ” ‘Container’ speaks of both the act of containing and a vessel that…holds or transports […]

MICHAEL WILSON, for Musicmakers (sic) from These Parts

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

MICHAEL WILSON, for Musicmakers (sic) from These Parts

by Karen S. Chambers When I think of photos of musicians, I immediately visualize them caught up in the performance, on stage, perhaps dramatically lit, with maybe a glimpse of an appreciative audience – raucous or captivated. legal pharmacy online Don’t go to the Iris Bookcafé and Gallery expecting that. In fact, there are really […]

DEEP IN THE HEART OF YOU-KNOW-WHERE: Letter from Texas

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

DEEP IN THE HEART OF YOU-KNOW-WHERE: Letter from Texas

by Judith Fairly Ah, Texas; is there any place that elicits such polarized opinion as the Lone Star state, regardless of whether one has actually set foot within its borders? Even my dad, whose Scottish forebears were in Texas for three generations before his parents left to start a school next door in New Mexico, […]

A Letter from Charleston, South Carolina

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

A Letter from Charleston, South Carolina

by Kevin Ott The sulfur smell of the marsh, the waves of the Atlantic rolling up onto the surrounding beach communities, afternoon rain showers, the funky smell of the historic downtown streets on a hot, humid day…oh, and the restaurants, and of course, Spoleto. There is much to recommend in a visit to the Low […]

Letter from the Mid-Atlantic

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

by Jane Durrell June 18, 2014 We are cutting through calm waters in a ship so large, so superbly engineered that only now and then does a tremor indicate we are at sea.  The Queen Mary II is majestic indeed, elegantly Art Deco in most respects and staffed by people so obliging they seem to […]

Toward a Holistic Approach to Art and Design, or To Love a Soup Bowl

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

Toward a Holistic Approach to Art and Design, or To Love a Soup Bowl

by Matthew Metzger It’s difficult to talk about the unnecessary rift between art, design and craft without being somewhat didactic and hypocritical.  The “disciplines” need to be separated to some degree to begin a conversation about them in the first place. It’s ambiguous at best to later backpedal and claim that art, design and craft […]

No Fear, All Heart, Pure Soul: The Passion of Sculptor Margot Gotoff

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

No Fear, All Heart, Pure Soul: The Passion of Sculptor Margot Gotoff

by Elizabeth Teslow I’m staring at a Maker’s Mark glass.  It’s quirky.  It has a red plastic base that gives it the appearance of dipped and dripped wax.  “Oh, Liz, Go ahead, take it.  It’s a great souvenir.”  It did make sense to take it home.   It wasn’t exactly in perfect condition, but that was […]

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

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

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

by Saad Ghosn I. Images For A Better World: Andrew AU, Visual Artist Andrew Au, a Cincinnati-based artist, was born in1972 in Chicago, IL; he grew up in Keyser, WV. Au has drawn ever since he was able to put pen to paper, influenced from an early age by science fiction, religion, reading and art. […]

Clever Girl Book Review

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

by Daniel Brown Clever Girl, by English writer Tessa Hadley, establishes her in great tradition of English women writers whose symbolic ancestor remains Jane Austen.  I admit to being something of a sucker for family sagas, including The Forsythe Saga by John Galsworthy, and Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann.  Contemporary writers in this genre, which expands […]

All The Light We Cannot See Book Review

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

by Daniel Brown Just as I had stated last month that Francine Prose’s novel The Chameleon Club is the best novel of 2014 to date, I read Anthony Doerr’s  All the Light We Cannot See, which I think it’s safe to call a masterpiece.  Written over a ten year period but just published, Doerr’s novel […]

Poetry – June

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

by Maxwell Redder A Father’s Roof I. Terracotta tiles lain on bamboo stalks; fired earthen rain protectors, decorous and new.  The roof of past was treacherous due to brilliant swoops of egret flocks landing, loosening grass ties as they gawked, waiting while others caught up.  Cankerous, thwarted surreptitiously; cancerous, the rotted old roof was carefully […]

Poetry – June

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

THREE POEMS BY JANE DURRELL LONG TIME GONE Who cried, in that other time from now, Whose heart hurt, unhealed, until Bliss intruded, out of nowhere, and then was gone again. Old carings, rustling like cicada shells Form intact, being gone Remembering remembering. THOUGHTS GOING SOUTH ON I-75 I cannot read in Tennessee The mountains […]

Art Moderne Clock Acquired by Art Museum

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

Art Moderne Clock Acquired by Art Museum

By David Smith The Cincinnati Art Museum recently announced the acquisition of a clock by Jean Puiforcat. The c. 1930 desk clock, made of nickel-plated brass and rosewood, is to be installed in the museum’s Gallery 211 by the end of June 2014. The design is a tour-de-force of late Art Deco/Art Moderne aesthetic and […]

June Letter from the Editor

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

The June issue of aeqai is now ready for your aesthetic pleasure and intellectual enjoyment.  We are just beginning that time of year when the pace of the arts and urban culture relaxes a little, so this is a smaller edition of aeqai. Two of the most important shows at area museums have just recently […]

CAM Announces Exhibition Schedule for 2014-2015

June 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

CAM Announces Exhibition Schedule for 2014-2015 View this email in your browser FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jessica Stringfield Marketing and Communications Associate (513) 639-2872,  jessica.stringfield@cincyart.org *High Res Images Available Upon Request  Website: www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org Address: 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 General Info: 513-639-2995 Cincinnati Art Museum  Announces 2014-2015 Exhibition Schedule Conversations around American Gothic Aug. 30 […]

The Golden Ticket Call to Artists

June 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

The Golden Ticket Call to Artists

HOME ABOUT CLASSES EXHIBITS EVENTS SUPPORT US VISITOR INFO It’s that time of year again! The Clifton Cultural Arts Center is honored to celebrate the talented artists in our region and warmly encourages all artists of fine arts disciplines living and working within 25 miles of CCAC to participate in year five of The Golden […]

America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and “The Voyage of Life”

June 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

America's Eden: Thomas Cole and "The Voyage of Life"

America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and “The Voyage of Life” Opens Today On view through September 14 Discover a landmark of American art by Thomas Cole, a leader of the Hudson River School. Cole’s allegorical paintings, The Voyage of Life, depict the course of a man’s life as a river journey through four magical landscapes. Cole’s […]

Willi Dorner Dance Company Presents: Bodies in Urban Spaces

June 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

Willi Dorner Dance Company Presents: Bodies in Urban Spaces

Sunday, June 15, 2:00PM – 3:00PM and 6:00PM – 7:00PM Note: Meet at the band stand at Washington Park! Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner will work with Cincinnati area dancers to present Bodies in Urban Spaces in downtown Cincinnati for two performances. Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail of site-specific interventions, choreographed for a […]

Convergence

June 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

Convergence

Come (in person or in spirit!) to the opening reception this Saturday for “Convergence” at the Korean Cultural Art Center of Chicago. 5 – 8PM. This is a curated, invitational group exhibition. Pictured is one of my first 2013-2014 sabbatical paintings from my “Arcadia” series which is among the four paintings of mine that will […]

Old Town Art Fair this weekend

June 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

Old Town Art Fair this weekend

  “He Bites”   6×6   Oil on Panel   2014 Old Town Art Fair this weekend (June 14-15) My annual journey to downtown Chicago is upon me. To all of my Chicagoan collectors and friends, I hope to see you this weekend for another great Old Town Art Fair in Old Town Chicago. To all […]

Call for entries for Works Exploring the Uncovered Human Form

June 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

Call for entries for Works Exploring the Uncovered Human Form

Manifest is an internationally recognized award-winning non-profit organization founded in 2004 by students and professors dedicated to creating high quality experiences of visual art through exhibition, publication, artist-support, and education. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR WORKS EXPLORING THE UNCOVERED HUMAN FORM DEADLINE: Friday, June 27, 2014 (gallery exhibit) http://www.manifestgallery.org/nude NUDE 6th Annual Exhibition Exploring the Uncovered […]

Regional Call for Artists in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, June 30 Deadline

June 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

Regional Call for Artists in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, June 30 Deadline

Manifest is an internationally recognized Cincinnati-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 by students and professors dedicated to creating high quality experiences of visual art through exhibition, publication, artist-support, and education. CALL FOR ENTRIES REGIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS IN OHIO, KENTUCKY, & INDIANA ENTRY DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014 http://www.manifestgallery.org/regional REGIONAL SHOWCASE WORKS OF SCULPTURE by Artists […]

Visionaries + Voices OPEN STUDIO INVITATION

June 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

Visionaries + Voices OPEN STUDIO INVITATION

COLLECTIVE VISION: OPEN STUDIO THURSDAY JUNE 19 6-8PM NORTHSIDE You are invited to the Visionaries + Voices Northside Studio on Thursday, June 19 from 6-8 pm for the inaugural event in our series of Open Studio Art Making Evenings.Please come to our studio to make art + participate in our Fall exhibition:  “Envelope:  A Mail […]

CALL FOR PAINTING for the 5th International Painting Annual – Deadline June 30

June 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

CALL FOR PAINTING for the 5th International Painting Annual - Deadline June 30

Manifest is an internationally recognized award-winning non-profit organization founded in 2004 by students and professors dedicated to creating high quality experiences of visual art through exhibition, publication, artist-support, and education. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR NON-PROFIT JURIED PUBLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2014 (publication + cash awards) For details and online entry visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/inpa5 INPA 5 The 5th […]

The Sub-Mission

June 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

The Sub-Mission

  THE SUB-MISSION: CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2015 APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN THE MISSION presents: THE SUB-MISSION, an alternative installation project space dedicated to the development of artists living and working in Chicago. Located below the main gallery, THE SUB-MISSION is a natural progression toward fulfilling our mission statement. Specifically, THE SUB-MISSION was created to showcase […]

Art Off Pike

June 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

Art Off Pike

Art Off Pike is Covington’s creative urban arts festival and it’s a perfect opportunity to sell your artwork in Northern Kentucky! This year, we celebrate our 10th Anniversary and you won’t want to miss what’s in store for September 28th. For more information and to apply click https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=3354. Deadline to apply is August 4, 2014. In […]

VISIONARIES + VOICES ANNOUNCES COURTTNEY COOPER “CINCINNATI MAP” ACQUISITION BY THE CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM

June 2nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

VISIONARIES + VOICES ANNOUNCES COURTTNEY COOPER “CINCINNATI MAP” ACQUISITION BY THE CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM

  Visionaries + Voices in conjunction with Western Exhibitions, Chicago, is proud to announce the Cincinnati Art Museum’s purchase of Courttney Cooper’s “Cincinnati Map”.  This piece was shown in connection with Courttney’s first museum show, “Cincinnati Everyday”; on view at the Cincinnati Museum of Art last May-September 2013. The piece will reside in the Museum’s […]

ΚΜΣΤ-ΕΚΘΕΣΗ: ΝΙΚΡΙΤΙΝ-ΓΚΡΟΣ/SMCA-EXHIBITION: NIKRITIN-GROSZ

June 2nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

ΚΜΣΤ-ΕΚΘΕΣΗ: ΝΙΚΡΙΤΙΝ-ΓΚΡΟΣ/SMCA-EXHIBITION: NIKRITIN-GROSZ

ΣΟΛΟΜΩΝ ΝΙΚΡΙΤΙΝ – ΤΖΟΡΤΖ ΓΚΡΟΣ. ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΡΟΜΟΣ & ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΑΚΜΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΥΡΩΠΗ ΤΟΥ ΜΕΣΟΠΟΛΕΜΟΥ Σχέδια & Χαρακτικά   SOLOMON NIKRITIN – GEORGE GROSZ. POLITICAL TERROR AND SOCIAL DECADENCE IN EUROPE BETWEEN THE WARS Drawings & Prints   Σολομών Νικρίτιν, “Μνημείο” 1930, ΚΜΣΤ- συλλογή Κωστάκη / Solomon Nikritin, “Monument”, 1930, SMCA-Costakis collestion Τζορτζ Γρος, “Η Συνάντηση” […]

High Museum of Art+Eric Mack+Recent Acquisition

June 2nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

High Museum of Art+Eric Mack+Recent Acquisition

THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART/ATLANTA HAS RECENTLY ADDED CONTEMPORARY ARTIST ERIC MACK TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION!

Cluster-Funk: The 2014 Whitney Biennial

June 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, May 2014, On View

Cluster-Funk: The 2014 Whitney Biennial

by Keith Banner A few months back I went to see the Mike Kelley retrospective at the New York City Museum of Modern Art PS 1 space, and I was floored.  More than floored actually – more like cosmically overwhelmed.   The show was exhaustive and high-style and punk and stupid and hyper-intelligent and mean-spirited and […]

“shape: Circle,” gallery one One, Brazee Street Studios

June 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, May 2014, On View

“shape: Circle,” gallery one One, Brazee Street Studios

by Karen Chambers For the last three years, gallery one One’s juried summer exhibition has focused on color. This year it’s another basic design element – “shape: Circle.” The circle represents “perfection, completeness, and freedom from distinction or separation.”1 It’s the cosmos, creation, and time. The circle is perhaps the most universal of shapes, appearing […]

Drawing, Drawing, Drawn: Drawn at Manifest Gallery

June 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, May 2014, On View

Drawing, Drawing, Drawn: Drawn at Manifest Gallery

by Jonathan Kamholtz April 8, 2014-May 16, 2014 Joomi Chung’s “Atlas 4” (2011) is an acetate scroll of indeterminate length, standing like an elephantine roll of film on one of its edges, allowing us to scrutinize some of its intricate webs of markings. It has been covered with networks of (mostly) black ink, some of […]

An Eternal People: The Jewish Experience

June 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, May 2014, Profiles

An Eternal People: The Jewish Experience

by Laura Hobson Abby S. Schwartz and The Cincinnati Skirball Museum Comprised of seven thematic galleries that portray the cultural, historical and religious heritage of the Jewish people, the Cincinnati Skirball Museum has a long history as one of the oldest repositories of Jewish cultural artifacts in America, according to its website.  The seeds for the museum […]

North by Northside

June 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, May 2014

North by Northside

by Christopher Hoeting After a five-year hiatus, the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery turned its compass to the northern side of Cincinnati to revive popular studio tour/art walk North By Northside. On May 18, 2014, event organizers Dennis Harrington and Kelly O’Donnell produced a rare opportunity to experience a comprehensive look at […]

Comfortably Numb: “The Moon Show” at Semantics

June 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, May 2014, On View

Comfortably Numb:  “The Moon Show” at Semantics

by Keith Banner The exhibit currently haunting Semantics Gallery in Brighton is called “The Moon Show,” and it has the stylish quiet and unnerving grace of a palace right after a coup, or a vast suburban mall that’s just about kaput.  The whole thing is about a lot of stuff (fiction vs. nonfiction, art vs. […]

Blast Off, an exhibition at Arcilesi/Homberg Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

June 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Announcements

Blast Off, an exhibition at Arcilesi/Homberg Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Blast Off an exhibition at Arcilesi / Homberg Fine Art Opening Reception Thursday June 5th 6 – 9pm Blast Off Arcilesi / Homberg Fine Art Opening Reception Thursday June 5th 6 – 9pm Regular Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 6pm and by appointment. 111 Front Street, Suite 222, Brooklyn, NY 11201 For more information, follow this link