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 […]