Greetings in 2022!

A new beginning on many fronts.This month, Aeqai is offering several excellent reviews of regional shows for our readership to consider.

The fierce poster design of Luba Lukova: Designing Justice, featured at the Freedom Center Skirball Gallery, is evaluated by William Messer. Internationally lauded, Lukova’s iconic images are in the forefront of the issues of racial divide and inclusivity.

Jon Kamholtz will share his reactions to The Regional, a new Midwest Survey at the Contemporary Art Center.

Tour the blockbuster: Through Vincent’s Eyes”  with Cynthia Kukla at the Columbus Art Museum, truly not just another starry night. Mr. Erkan presents the contemplative, contemporary works of Korean artist Kwan Jin Oh at the Kate Oh Gallery.

We cover the exciting 5 Themes Project at the Manifest Gallery, inspiring work in a progressive format.

Ralston Crawford: Air + Space + War. Crawford combines air flight with photography, art and the destructive effects of air warfare in this fascinating feature exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute.

Around Town:

Dayton Art Institute also features a focus exhibition: Norman Rockwell: Stories of Emotion. This opportunity to experience a dozen privately held original paintings, drawings and lithographs that depict emotional dramas from this American master of storytelling.

The Cincinnati Museum Center features an exciting behind the scenes look at Pixar, an interactive exhibition showcasing the boundless limits of STEM and the power of  imagination.

Indian Hill Gallery is featuring a wonderful exhibition: The River and the Thread: Fiber and Woven Forms from the Ohio Valley.

Miller Gallery is featuring 2 very diverse photographers: Isaac Wright and Tyler Shields. Next month, Caza Sykes Gallery will feature the 40 year retrospective of Thomas Towhey.

As we welcome the promise of 2022, we at Aeqai thank our readership for their continuing support for all the arts and artists. Our mission to open an avenue  between artists and the art consuming public remains the same: to stimulate dialogue and participation in support of the arts in our community.

Marlene Steele, Editor, Aeqai

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