Editor Comments: August Aeqai

Marlene Steele

The hot and hazy days of August signal the end of summer, the busy bustle of back to school and hint at the autumnal changes in store. 

Perfect timing to tour: Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds with Sue Spaid at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Who can dispute the long shadow of Picasso on the landscape of modern art, continuing even through our era. Spaid’s informative and insightful column is accompanied with installation images, as art images are encumbered with copyright issues. Picasso’s love of landscape, experienced firsthand, will prove to be a memorable encounter. We encourage you to plan your visit.

Our writer, Helen Rindsberg issues an invitation to experience two stimulating exhibits at the Dayton Art Institute. Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper  is an astonishing display of the limitless possibilities of paper. Born of Fire: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists introduces talented, imaginative artists who will delight you with their sculptural, decorative and whimsical ceramics. Both exhibits convey how contemporary Japanese works are informed by the aesthetics and traditions of Japanese culture.

Deborah Johnson takes us through Color Breathing: The Work of Lyric Morris-Latchaw and Casey Dressell, at the Kennedy Heights Art Center Gallery. The installations and color abstracts of these two artists transform the gallery experience into one of comforting relaxation. 

This exhibition was on view through August 12th.

Mr. Messer celebrates Black Lives Matter and his personal participation of the renewal of the BLM street mural on Plum street at City Hall. 

I hope you will enjoy our offerings this month. We appreciate your continuing support of Aeqai and its mission of connecting artists with the art consuming public.

Marlene Steele, Editor  Aeqai.org