December 2012

Welcome to the Hotel Synesthesia: 21C, Downtown Cincinnati

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, December 2012

Welcome to the Hotel Synesthesia:  21C, Downtown Cincinnati

Keith Banner Welcome to the Hotel Synesthesia:  21C, Downtown Cincinnati By Keith Banner “If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland   The day after 21C Cincinnati, the lush hotel/museum right next door to the Contemporary Art Center, opened, I went for a visit.  […]

Landscapes of the Mind: Metaphor, Archetype, and Symbol: 1971-2012

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, December 2012

Landscapes of the Mind:  Metaphor, Archetype, and Symbol: 1971-2012

Landscapes of the Mind:  Metaphor, Archetype, and Symbol: 1971-2012 October 5, 2012 through January 10, 2013 YWCA Women’s Art Gallery By Jonathan Kamholtz In Jane Alden Stevens’s “Windbreak Netting,” a mesh curtain hangs between us and the apples growing on a tree in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The curtain protects the apples, but also serves to […]

Review, Collector’s Art Group Holiday Show

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, December 2012

Review, Collector's Art Group Holiday Show

Review, Collector’s Art Group Holiday Show By Jane Durrell A cheerful holiday exhibition lines the walls at Collector’s Art Group, second floor at 225 Sixth Street, downtown, conveying all sorts of interesting ideas without a Santa Claus to be seen.  That is to say, this annual holiday show is a gathering of the work of […]

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto on the Nature of Things

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, December 2012

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto on the Nature of Things

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto on the Nature of Things By Laura P. Yoo Cincinnati is no stranger to the work of internationally recognized artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto. He marveled viewers with his site-specific Hanging Garden installation (part of his larger Global Tree Project) at the Holy Cross Church in Mt. Adams in 2010. Developing site-specific work is Turner-Yamamoto’s […]

End of the Year Best Fiction of 2012

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, December 2012

End of the Year Best Fiction of 2012

End of the Year Best Fiction of 2012 Although The New York Times Books Review’s editors found 2012 to be an exceptionally exciting year for new fiction, I found the opposite to be the case:  2012 was one of the weakest years , overall, for new fiction in over a decade.  Of course, good and some […]

“NINE” BY THE NUMBER

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

“NINE” BY THE NUMBER

“NINE” BY THE NUMBER by Fran Watson Carnegie Arts Center, 1028 Scott St., Covington, Ky. November 16 – December 21 If you believe you can never have too much of a good thing, you will be feasting on outside-the-box creativity at the Carnegie Arts Center this month. Terri Kernʼs small book-themed pieces are at their […]

Standing in Time’s Flow, Ceramic Sculpture by Robert Pulley

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

Standing in Time’s Flow, Ceramic Sculpture by Robert Pulley

Standing in Time’s Flow, Ceramic Sculpture by Robert Pulley, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery By Karen S. Chambers Robert Pulley has found the perfect medium for his sculptures with their allusions to the earth’s geological history: clay, which is just mud, and perhaps symbolic of the primordial ooze of the beginnings of […]

Boundless Flock

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

Boundless Flock

Boundless Flock  By Stephen Slaughter “A world without rules and controls, without borders and boundaries.  A world where anything is possible where, we go from there is a choice I leave to you.” Keanu Reeves as Neo, The Matrix, Warner Brothers 1999 Art Beyond Boundaries is a gallery on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine whose mission […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Eternal Virgin

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

Geometrically Ordered Design:  The Eternal Virgin

Geometrically Ordered Design:  The Eternal Virgin By: Dustin Pike This is my seventh article pertaining to the design field and its relationship with mathematics. Design in essence cannot be accomplished without specific degrees of control, and almost always has a definitive point to make. How well the ‘point’ can be made is attributed to how […]

“Saint Preaching” Jorge Ingles 1475-1500

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

“Saint Preaching”  Jorge Ingles 1475-1500

  “Saint Preaching”  Jorge Ingles  1475-1500  Oil and Tempera on panel By Kevin Ott If you start your Cincinnati Art Museum trip by heading up the stairs off the lobby and go right and then proceed through the first large room, you will come to a smaller room that contains several great religious paintings, mostly […]

Sarah Vanderlip at the Cincinnati Art Museum

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

Sarah Vanderlip at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Sarah Vanderlip at the Cincinnati Art Museum Review by Emil Robinson Sarah Vanderlip’s show at the Cincinnati Art Museum, September 29, 2012-December 9, 2012, entitled Drawings For Sculptures of Buildings, is the inaugural show for the new triennial competition, The Marjorie Schiele Prize. Marjorie Schiele was a Cincinnati artist who spent her life traveling between […]

A DARK AND ARTY NIGHT: INTRIGUING COLLABORATIONS FEATURE MUSIC AND DANCE INSPIRED BY VISUAL ART

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

A DARK AND ARTY NIGHT: INTRIGUING COLLABORATIONS FEATURE MUSIC AND DANCE INSPIRED BY VISUAL ART

  A DARK AND ARTY NIGHT: INTRIGUING COLLABORATIONS FEATURE MUSIC AND DANCE INSPIRED BY VISUAL ART  – by Kathy Valin On a chilly Cincinnati evening – December 4, 2012 – in the company of two friends, I ascended Mount Adams after being picked up from Over-the-Rhine. We were in search of a dose of seriously […]

New Paintings by Kim Krause – Part of the Exhibition Slide at The Fitton Center (Hamilton)

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

New Paintings by Kim Krause - Part of the Exhibition Slide at The Fitton Center (Hamilton)

New Paintings by Kim Krause – Part of the Exhibition Slide at The Fitton Center (Hamilton) By Cate Yellig In a brief curatorial statement we get the gist of the exhibition Slide: Sculptural Installations by Pamela DeCoker and Alysia Fischer, Paintings by Kim Krause and CK Nichelson. It mingles four Ohio based artists who utilize […]

The Human Side of the American Flag

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

The Human Side of the American Flag

The Human Side of the American Flag  By Shawn Daniell In 1974’s Spence v. Washington, the United States Supreme Court stated, “A person gets from a symbol the meaning he puts into it.” I’m inclined to agree with that statement. For me, the American flag represents a symbol that is open to interpretation, in that […]

Of Magic Mushrooms and Mushroom Clouds: A Merrily Alchemical Christmas from the Lloyd Library and Museum.

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

Of Magic Mushrooms and Mushroom Clouds:  A Merrily Alchemical Christmas from the Lloyd Library and Museum.

Of Magic Mushrooms and Mushroom Clouds:  A Merrily Alchemical Christmas from the Lloyd Library and Museum.  “One of the premier scientific and cultural libraries in the world.”                                                   ―Nicholas P. Money, Miami […]

Best films lists of 2012

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in December 2012

Best films lists of 2012  — David Schloss I’m considering films that showed in Cincinnati this past year, so here are my lists, in order of their playing here– a kind of top 20 playlist of films worth seeing. For the near future, Zero Dark Thirty,  by Kathryn Bigelow, and Rust and Bone by Jacques […]

Letter from the Editor

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements, December 2012

We are pleased to bring you the December issue of aeqai, probably our largest issue ever, and perhaps our most comprehensive.  One of our primary goals is to cover as many aspects of the visual arts communities in Greater Cincinnati as we can, in each issue.  This aeqai again reflects the richness and diversity of programming and […]