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Aeqai: April/ May 2022 – Editor’s comments

We have several exciting reviews for you to enjoy in our Spring double posting! Jon Kamholtz brings us two exhibits from the University of Kentucky Art Museum: Goya’s enigmatic series of etchings Los Disparates from the museum’s permanent collection and the titillating allure of Tom Hido: The Poetry of Darkness.

Dear Readership 

We have several exciting reviews for you to enjoy in our Spring double posting!

Jon Kamholtz brings us two exhibits from the University of Kentucky Art Museum: Goya’s enigmatic series of etchings Los Disparates from the museum’s permanent collection and the titillating allure of Tom Hido: The Poetry of Darkness.

The Contemporary Art Center dives into Breaking Water: a pool of fourteen contemporary artists explore themes of fluidity, connectivity, the politics of environmental art and feminism, through the eyes of Cynthia Kukla.

Hannah Loew exposes an interesting collaborative with the Visionaries & Voices artists, exhibited as “Cherished”. Photographer Michael Wilson documents this underserved artist community while rewriting the rules of the gallery culture.

Josh Beckelhimer’s review is a provocative teaser—walk with him on Santa Monica boulevard to investigate Kevin Beasley’s vital materials concepts in On Site.

Experience the essence of Spring when floral artistry is combined with artistic expression in Art in Bloom, as reviewed by Eileen Carr and

Laura Hobson takes us to Augusta, Kentucky for their annual festival “Art in the Garden”, along the banks of the Ohio River.

We also remember the brilliant career and spirit of Art Educator and advocate, Dr. Laura Chapman.

As always, we thank you for your continuing support.

Marlene Steele

Editor, Aeqai

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Aeqai: July 2022 – Editor’s comments

Editor’s Comments. June 2022. The summer season is visiting upon us both the glories of nature and its furies. In these turbulent times of war, rumors of war, disasters and upheaval, one might enjoy a reasonable respite in the columns posted here that invoke the timelessness of nature’s seasonal cycles.

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Michael Scott: Preternatural

What’s in a number? We learn to count. But beyond counting begins an associative relationship with this abstract process. There is 1, 2 sides, trinity, 4 corners, five fingers (counting the thumb), 6 swans-a-swimming, seven days to the week, figure eight’s, “number 9… number 9” and then, we add a zero – 10.

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Contemporary Art Center: Creativity center and UnMuseum

Contemporary Arts Center Opens Creativity Center. By Laura A. Hobson. A new horizon opens at the Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth Street, on Oct. 8 after seven years of planning. Begun in 2021, construction for a new Creativity Center will be finished in late August. During September, staff will install nine works of art.

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