Dear Art Loving Friends, It’s with great excitement that I write to you today. The last weeks were wrought with emotional highs, lows and a little bit of everything in between. We were knee deep in preparation for Modern Living: Objects and Context, an exhibition in the works for nine months which BLDG co-curated with […]

President Unless They Hang Him First: Tom Sawyer Through the Eyes of C. F. Payne

Located in the Incline District of East Price Hill, The Flats Art Gallery sits in a renovated apartment building across the street from BLOC Coffee Company, and only a few minute’s walk from the immensely popular Incline Public House­­­­­­.  On an overcast day, in an unseasonably warm December, the neon OPEN signs behind the gallery’s […]

Phyllis Weston: In Memoriam

Phyllis Weston’s recent death, after a very long and singularly fruitful career in the arts in Greater Cincinnati, certainly represents the end of an era, and I think that the era which she helped to define and in which she dominated, may have been a gentler one, certainly one in which the force of a personality […]

Tiny, but Terrific

“Sean Scully Etchingss for Federico Garcia Lorca” Cincinnati Art Museum   Nov. 21, 2015 – Mar. 20, 2016 It’s hidden away so carefully behind the current exhibit “High Style” from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, that I could only find it with the help of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s security staff.  Ah, but it was truly worth […]

"Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie"

In the words of 1970’s hardcore punk band, Black Flag, Gimmie Gimmie Gimme is “a loaded gun.”  Dealing with everything from civil rights to Watergate, from feminist to schizophrenics, the exhibition narrates the human experience on many (many) levels.  With such weighty topics, the gallery makes an even bolder move in toying with the structure […]

Upstairs at the Greenwich…

“Stars Under the Sky” is the title of the latest exhibit curated by Melissa Sammarco at the three room gallery over the Greenwich Jazz Club in Walnut Hills. Recognized multimedia abstractionist Mary Barr Rhodes shows several works.  Glittering iridescence dominates two canvases in the middle room. No recognizable elements here as the stubble studded surface […]

From Memory to Creativity

As the holidays are among us, aeqai’s fashion retrospective moves back a few weeks to early December with Italian fashion house Valentino. The brand was founded in 1959 by world-renowned fashion designer Valentino Garavani and is currently under the creative direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. The two designers have taken Valentino’s […]

Rachel Girard Reisert

Rachel Girard Reisert is an artist and educator working in Cincinnati, OH. Her work combines historic and digital photographic processes to address the complexities of perception and the intersection where personal experience is both unique and universal.  Reisert has exhibited nationally and internationally including, Canada, Italy and Hungary.  Her 6’ x 7’ Genesis piece is […]

Cole Carothers, Pragmatist on the Run

An artist, says artist Cole Carothers, must be patient and inquisitive. Carothers has been a working artist since the 1970s so speaks from experience. For his own paintings and prints, he says it’s a matter of simplifying, simplifying, pushing toward “a reduction of elements, simplicity of masses, trees becoming shapes.” What is happening here is […]

Susan Mahan, Retired Art Teacher in Second Career

Retired art teacher Susan Mahan has found a second career in making art.  She taught all forms of artfrom drawing to jewelry design at Mariemont High School from 1981 to 2006.  She also coached varsity gymnastics, cheerleading and served as scenic art designer for the plays. Her early inspiration came from her mother Bette who […]