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Art: Surrealism and Beyond at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Museum-goers will get the chance to explore the complexities of enigmatic art movements when Surrealism and Beyond: In the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Much of the work comes from the Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection, which the couple donated to the Israel Museum in 1998. Arturo Schwarz, a worldly book and art dealer, scholar and collector, befriended many of the artists. Check it out at the CAM Tuesday-Sunday through May 17. It’s only other stop is Helsinki.  

Practice Makes Perfect

Artists use daily blogs to hone their craft and sell their work

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
In December 2004, Virginia-based artist Duane Keiser began making one small painting a day, posting them on his blog and selling them at very affordable prices. Over the past four years, Keiser's A Painting a Day blog received a flurry of national media attention and. Now local artists are joining the blogging movement.  

The Alternative Field Guide (Review)

The Lloyd Library inspires imaginative works of art

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The Lloyd Library doesn't receive as much foot traffic as the public library a few blocks away. Most people probably don't realize that its quiet Plum Street building houses a phenomenal collection of medical, botanical, natural history and travel books dating as far back as the 15th century. Book artist Kate Kern served as artist-in-residence at the Lloyd Library over the summer, and works of art resulting from her stay, made mostly by non-artists, are now on view through Dec. 30.  

Art: The Alternative Field Guide at the Lloyd Library

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Although it’s highly specialized, the Lloyd Library continues to find ways for non-specialists to engage with their collection. In July, book artist Kate Kern served as artist-in-residence at the Lloyd Library, funded by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. The library invited local educators, scientists, students, artists, librarians and others to take part in Kern’s residency program. Thirteen works of art, made mostly — and remarkably — by non-artists, now represent the workshop participants in The Alternative Field Guide, on view in the Lloyd’s gallery Monday-Friday through Dec. 30.  

Making the Old New Again

Commitment to classical methods pays off for young painter

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Jahaziel Minor's senior exhibition at the Art Academy of Cincinnati last April presented something remarkably different from other recent undergraduate shows. It focused on one large painting and the nearly 20 preparatory drawings and oil paintings he made to develop the final canvas.  

China Design Now (Review)

CAM exhibition reveals the last two decades of design in China

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Many Westerners received their introduction to modern China during the 2008 Olympic games. Television viewers witnessed the results of an architectural explosion in Beijing, and innovative structures like the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube became instant cultural icons.  

Beyond Pictorialism (Review)

Doris Ulmann documented rural Americans in the 1920s and ’30s

0 Comments · Monday, October 20, 2008
Designsmith gallery's 15-photo collection "Beyond Pictorialism" is one of the largest exhibitions mounted in the past 15 years of this little-known photographer’s work.   

Art: Insider/Outsider: Alternative Views of America at the Sanda Small Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Anyone interested in quirky, surreal or cynical art should drop by Sandra Small Gallery before Nov. 7 to see "Insider/Outsider: Alternative Views of America." The show presents artists from as near as Cincinnati to as far away as Maine: Steve Geddes, Michael Ransdell, Matthew Egan, Scott Small, Richard Fruth, Aaron Kent, Sandra Small and the late Raymond Thunder-Sky. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.  

Sasha Maslov

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
In any situation, whether buying coffee or talking with a stranger, it's fun to spin a brief moment in your head. Inspiration for portraits can't really come from anywhere else but the person you're photographing. Otherwise, you're not trying to portray that person.  

Lauren Wells

Inside Artists Heads

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Painter Lauren Wells says, “self-investiga tion is a bi-product of my painting process.” Through her work, she tries to better under stand the motivations behind the external self. “Typically, my stern gaze becomes the focus,” she says.