No Fear, All Heart, Pure Soul: The Passion of Sculptor Margot Gotoff

by Elizabeth Teslow I’m staring at a Maker’s Mark glass.  It’s quirky.  It has a red plastic base that gives it the appearance of dipped and dripped wax.  “Oh, Liz, Go ahead, take it.  It’s a great souvenir.”  It did make sense to take it home.   It wasn’t exactly in perfect condition, but that was […]

High Bespoke

by Fran Watson From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith February 14, 2014 – May 11, 2014 Cincinnati Art Museum “Bespoke” was hardly an often-used description of jewelry during the ’60’s when Art Smith created the highly original pieces seen in his current display at CAM, but it now seems to […]

Burn Baby Burn

by Julie Gross It all started with a Facebook post that read, “Buy or Burn: A one-night, solo art show like none other. All of Joshua Huettig’s paintings must be bought or they will be burned. There will be dancing, fire, music and wine will be served by the gallon!” When I first read this, […]

Art for a Better World

by Saad Ghosn I.             Images For A Better World: Leigh WALTZ, Visual Artist Born in Dayton, Ohio, Leigh Waltz took drawing lessons at an early age. In high school, he traveled through Europe and spent a year on the island of Borneo. There, he learned photography and darkroom techniques with Amarjit Singh, a local photographer. […]

Ron Kroutel: Conceptualist Redux

by Marlene Steele Suited man steps onto a roadway in a low level lilliputian landscape. A nubile intrigante strides openly along a residence-obscuring hedge. Nude male, barefoot in the waning light, apprehensively considers a dismal deserted industrial plant. Leaps of faith and expressions of ecstasy, escapes and admonitions, reactions to the unseen and the unforeseeable, […]

Art For a Better World

by Saad Ghosn I.              Images For A Better World: Paige WIDEMAN, Visual Artist Paige Wideman, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a BFA degree in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute (1989), and an MFA degree, also in sculpture, from the University of Cincinnati (1999). Wideman took 10 years […]

The Thompson House Shooting Gallery Offers New Opportunities for Emerging Artists

By: Shawn Daniell As an emerging artist in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, you may be asking yourself what your options are when it comes to gallery spaces that will showcase your artwork. The Thompson House in Newport, Kentucky and the former location of the Southgate House offers up a new option for […]

Hidden Architect

Althea Thompson shapes generations of young artists at the School for Creative and Performing Arts   On a rainy day in Over-the-Rhine I arrive at the school. It is an odd feeling pulling over on Central Parkway alongside parents dropping off children in front of this colossal feat of modern architecture. It is not the […]

The Domain of Cynthia Amnéus, a Collection of Human Adornment

To access the Costume and Textile Department at the Cincinnati Art Museum, you walk in one door of the elevator and later, out the opposite side. With Cynthia Amnéus, The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles since 1998, in the lead, I emerge to look down a shadowy hallway filled with white […]