Welcome to the Hotel Synesthesia: 21C, Downtown Cincinnati

Keith Banner Welcome to the Hotel Synesthesia:  21C, Downtown Cincinnati By Keith Banner “If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland   The day after 21C Cincinnati, the lush hotel/museum right next door to the Contemporary Art Center, opened, I went for a visit.  […]

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto on the Nature of Things

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto on the Nature of Things By Laura P. Yoo Cincinnati is no stranger to the work of internationally recognized artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto. He marveled viewers with his site-specific Hanging Garden installation (part of his larger Global Tree Project) at the Holy Cross Church in Mt. Adams in 2010. Developing site-specific work is Turner-Yamamoto’s […]

End of the Year Best Fiction of 2012

End of the Year Best Fiction of 2012 Although The New York Times Books Review’s editors found 2012 to be an exceptionally exciting year for new fiction, I found the opposite to be the case:  2012 was one of the weakest years , overall, for new fiction in over a decade.  Of course, good and some […]


“NINE” BY THE NUMBER by Fran Watson Carnegie Arts Center, 1028 Scott St., Covington, Ky. November 16 – December 21 If you believe you can never have too much of a good thing, you will be feasting on outside-the-box creativity at the Carnegie Arts Center this month. Terri Kernʼs small book-themed pieces are at their […]

Standing in Time’s Flow, Ceramic Sculpture by Robert Pulley

Standing in Time’s Flow, Ceramic Sculpture by Robert Pulley, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery By Karen S. Chambers Robert Pulley has found the perfect medium for his sculptures with their allusions to the earth’s geological history: clay, which is just mud, and perhaps symbolic of the primordial ooze of the beginnings of […]

Boundless Flock

Boundless Flock  By Stephen Slaughter “A world without rules and controls, without borders and boundaries.  A world where anything is possible where, we go from there is a choice I leave to you.” Keanu Reeves as Neo, The Matrix, Warner Brothers 1999 Art Beyond Boundaries is a gallery on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine whose mission […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Eternal Virgin

Geometrically Ordered Design:  The Eternal Virgin By: Dustin Pike This is my seventh article pertaining to the design field and its relationship with mathematics. Design in essence cannot be accomplished without specific degrees of control, and almost always has a definitive point to make. How well the ‘point’ can be made is attributed to how […]

“Saint Preaching” Jorge Ingles 1475-1500

  “Saint Preaching”  Jorge Ingles  1475-1500  Oil and Tempera on panel By Kevin Ott If you start your Cincinnati Art Museum trip by heading up the stairs off the lobby and go right and then proceed through the first large room, you will come to a smaller room that contains several great religious paintings, mostly […]

Sarah Vanderlip at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Sarah Vanderlip at the Cincinnati Art Museum Review by Emil Robinson Sarah Vanderlip’s show at the Cincinnati Art Museum, September 29, 2012-December 9, 2012, entitled Drawings For Sculptures of Buildings, is the inaugural show for the new triennial competition, The Marjorie Schiele Prize. Marjorie Schiele was a Cincinnati artist who spent her life traveling between […]