October 2014

Murals, Public Art and the Lure of the Creative Place

October 31st, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, October 2014

Murals, Public Art and the Lure of the Creative Place

Covington is an ‘unapologetically authentic’ place. It’s an island unto itself. No label, declarative statement, or stereotype quite fits the business owners and residents who live here. What can be said is what unites them: their belief in community, their value placed on the arts and creativity, and their passion and pride for the city. […]

Systems of Watching: “Eyes on the Street” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 11, 2014-January 4, 2015

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Systems of Watching: “Eyes on the Street” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 11, 2014-January 4, 2015

Street photography was a movement initially made possible by cameras that were small, film that was fast, and hands that were steady. It refreshed photography as an art form by opening up an almost unlimited source of unscripted narrative. It required some skills of the photographer not unlike those needed by an undercover cop: you […]

David Benjamin Sherry’s Western Romance

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David Benjamin Sherry’s Western Romance

Western Romance aims to create a dialogue between David Benjamin Sherry’s photographs of vast landscapes saturated with synthetic color and the tradition of Western landscape photography. The subjects appear at first glance to be similar, but intentions are different. Sherry’s photographs are more about color and light than capturing the grandness of the western frontier. […]

Letter From Brooklyn

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Letter From Brooklyn

There is an old yiddish saying that goes something like “No-one knows whose shoe pinches except the person who is walking in them”. As a child I heard this phrase and conjured up images of my all-white KED sneakers that always gave me blisters, but I heard this phrase again while leaving Brooklyn and the […]

Public Art: Mural Month and FotoFocus

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Public Art: Mural Month and FotoFocus

October has been a month full of activities in the visual arts.  FotoFocus, the biennial celebration of photography and lens-based art, is still in swing, and it brought an exceptionally high level of exhibitions, lectures, and other adjunct programming to Greater Cincinnati.  Mayor Cranley also declared October to be Mural Month, in order to bring […]

STILLS at Michael Lowe Gallery

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STILLS captivates with sophisticated themes and representative young artists Michael Lowe Gallery. 905 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 Stills is one of six “featured” exhibitions created for the October 2012 FotoFocus Biennial. it was curated by San Francisco publisher and collector Nion McEvoy and FotoFocus artistic director Kevin Moore. The pair brought together works by […]

Cincinnati: Shadow and Light

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Cincinnati: Shadow and Light

All of us who have read the Cincinnati Enquirer down the years know Michael Keating’s photographs. They are both smart and subjective, they are on the note, they tell us more than print sometimes can.  But we don’t know them as they can be seen at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center in Cincinnati: Shadow and […]

“Building Pictures: Architectural Photographs by Édouard Baldus,” Cincinnati Art Museum

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“Building Pictures: Architectural Photographs by Édouard Baldus,” Cincinnati Art Museum

In 1838 the Prussian-born Édouard Baldus (1813-1889) arrived in Paris with an eye to becoming a painter but met with little success. Instead his “eye” along with a lens led him to create what Malcolm Daniel of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s department of photographs called “the model for (architectural) photographic representation in genres that […]

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at the Reed Gallery, DAAP.

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The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at the Reed Gallery, DAAP.

FotoFocus gifts our region a chance to view 50+ exhibitions of photographic and lens-based art every two years. Some have been curated by FotoFocus (2014’s Biennial by Kevin Moore) and all have been vetted and supported by the organization. While it can be difficult to interpret the online schedule and determine a game plan for […]

Tradition: The Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art Sept. 12 – Oct. 9, 2014

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Tradition: The Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art Sept. 12 - Oct. 9, 2014

The only truly important qualification in realism is the attempt to reach perfection. Traditional art includes rendering, color perspective and the classic application of oil paint. Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional was recently exhibited at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Fairfax, showcasing fine traditional art. These kinds of paintings are handed down as […]

Constance McClure

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Constance McClure

Walnut Hills artist Constance McClure sometimes subconsciously sketches in the air when she’s deep in conversation. Drawing always came naturally, but by now it’s automatic. She’s been creating art – starting with drawing, and moving on to painting, metalpoint and frescoes – each of her eight decades on earth. Once among a large lunchtime crowd […]

CAL KOWAL: A Profile of the Artist and Educator

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CAL KOWAL: A Profile of the Artist and Educator

The day after I called Cal to set up a time to visit his studio and home, I ran into him at the opening of the Taft Museum’s excellent FotoFocus show, “Paris Night and Day”. He handed me an eyeball. OK, it was cheap plastic with red capillaries and round like a marble. Unintended though […]

Across the Ocean and Down the Street: “Envelope” at Visionaries + Voices

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Across the Ocean and Down the Street:  “Envelope” at Visionaries + Voices

“Envelope,” the show currently up at the Visionaries + Voices (V+V) Gallery in Northside (through November 14, 2014), is a beautiful display of twittering, delicate art from all over the world created solely for the purpose of being mailed back and forth. That simple “back and forth” premise somehow allows the drawings and doodles and […]

FOTOFOCUS 2014 “Shedding Light”

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FOTOFOCUS  2014  "Shedding Light"

FOTOFOCUS 2014 “Shedding Light” Clifton Cultural Art Center Oct 4th through Nov 5th The mushrooming phenomenon of phone and pad picture making has been undeniably outstripping the traditional handheld point and shoot camera as evidenced by the millions of images uploaded to social media and the documented downturn in sales of traditional camera equipment. One […]

The Peoples’ Art

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The Peoples' Art

An unexpected and rewarding photography exhibition in this photo-saturated fall, mounted by Dan Wheeler, the son of the artist (himself a serious photographer), is in a spot you are not likely to run across by chance. “The Art of Grayce F. Wheeler,” in the Event Center at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, 3550 Shaw Avenue […]

Photos of Coney Island By Raymond Adams

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Photos of Coney Island By Raymond Adams

AEQAI has been looking for over a year for a group of photographs that we offer as our own contribution to FotoFocus. Both the amount and quality of photographs we saw from regional, national, and international photographers has been unbelievably strong, consistent with the high quality of work exhibited during FotoFocus 2014 here. Raymond Adams, […]

Columbus Mural Projects

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Columbus Mural Projects

In Columbus Ohio we have an area of the city called the Short North, just north of downtown. Thirty years ago this area was filled with drugs, crime and lots of vacant buildings. The bones of a community existed just beyond High Street. Some people were restoring older, once grand houses, but along High Street […]

Letter from the Midwest

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Letter from the Midwest

Letter from the Midwest differs from my previous “Letters.” It is a quick romp through parts of the Midwest where there have been interesting exhibitions. While “there is good art everywhere” to quote myself, we can’t get everywhere, so I hope this snapshot gives you an impression of some of the exhibitions, or it inspires […]

FINDING RAYMOND ADAMS IN UNION SQUARE, APRIL 1, 2008 #1

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FINDING RAYMOND ADAMS IN UNION SQUARE, APRIL 1, 2008 #1

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD by Saad Ghosn I.              Images For A Better World: Scott DONALDSON, Visual Artist Scott Donaldson graduated in 1982 with an MFA degree in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota. Until 1990 he worked professionally as a set designer, also as a scene painter for 5 years with the Kalamazoo […]

Photos By Emily Kamholtz

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Photos By Emily Kamholtz

Since FotoFocus continues to have a very strong educational component to everything it presents, and since we are all curious at how younger Americans view their environment artistically, AEQAI decided to ask one student, Emily Kamholtz, a senior at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, to share some of her work with our readers, and they […]

Book Review: Lila by Marilynne Robinson

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If you haven’t read or encountered the great mind of writer /theologian/philosopher Marilynne Robinson, I urge you to read her new novel, Lila, which is the third in a trilogy, though entirely possible to read without the first two. Lila actually takes place before the other two novels, Gilead (which won The Pulitzer Prize in […]

October Issue of AEQAI Online

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The month of October has offered Greater Cincinnatians a plethora of superior art exhibitions, as well as lectures, discussions and other adjunct programming as part of the second biennial FotoFocus.  Some of the most sophisticated photographers exhibited their work here, and FotoFocus organizers added an intense series of speakers, conversations between and amongst our own […]