The June issue of aeqai has just posted, and we think it’s another outstanding issue. We begin with Zack Hatfield’s brilliant analysis of the work of Tomas Saraceno, which look like kites, and are called “Solar Bell”, installed hanging in the Contemporary Arts Center downtown. Hackfield’s analysis includes how the work interacts with the late architect Zaha Hadid’s building. Jack Wood was in town for a couple of weeks, and managed to review both the opening show (installation by the collaborative team of TODT) in the new HudsonJones Gallery, and also drawings by Lexington artist Aaron Skolnick at Glacier Gallery in Brighton. Karen Chambers looks at Kate Kern’s work in an installation/exhibtion at Kennedy Heights Art Center (we’ve featured work by Kern several times before, as her work is exceptional). And Susan Byrnes reviews the sculptural installation of works by Christian Schmit at The Weston Gallery in the Aronoff Center downtown; the Schmit show is a definite must-see.

Dan Burr reviews the other show recently opened at The Weston downtown, paintings by the late Dennison Griffith, former President of The Columbus College of Art and Design. Fran Watson’s review of the 30 Americans exhibition at The Meyers Gallery at UC/DAAP is an excellent look at work by regional African-American artists and is an offshoot of the national show by the same name at The Cincinnati Art Museum, which Keith Banner reviewed for aeqai several months ago. (Our attempt to review the other show, similarly titled and themed, at The Art Academy, was , alas, unsuccessful). Marlene Steele looks at the work of the two artists in residence at Manifest Gallery; their time as such is over, and this show represents their year’s residencies.

Robert Wallace, whose books and research about the novel Moby Dick is celebrated/interpreted in two shows (Contemporary Arts Center and Marta Hewett Gallery) was in New York, and wrote us a Letter from New York, and reviews the Turner painting show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art there; his own research, again, was used in this exhibition of images of sailing ships, some of which were whalers. Jack Wood’s other review is of work in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he’s a graduate student in printmaking. We are still awaiting the review of the CAC show about Moby Dick by Keith Banner as we go to press.

Jane Durrell’s profile of artist/singer-songwriter Ellie Fabe appears in tandem with my own review of Fabe’s own watercolor/collages in her interpretation of Jane Austen’s much-adored novel Pride and Prejudice. Kent Krugh’s fotofolio shows us beautiful , romantic black-and-white photographs by Max Kellenberger. Jenny Perusek takes a look at many new designer lines of Resortwear for the 2017 season with her usual insights and aplomb, and Steven Havira reviews a 2005 film about Muhammed Ali, in the light of that great athlete/role model’s recent death and outpouring of affection of affection generated by it. We have three new poems by Maxwell Redder, and quite a few by Lexington artist/writer Louis Z. Bickett.

I offer two other book reviews, new novels High Dive and The Association of Small Bombs, both of which investigate the minds of terrorists, those who make and plant the bombs; fiction can do a wondrous job of getting into the minds of these people, probably better than journalism can.

A number of our writers were unavailable this month; most will be back in time for our summer issue: let us remind you that our next issue, July/August, won’t post til about mid-August, as the season slows and we all try to take some time off. We hope your summer’s a good one, and we encourage your comments and thoughts, as always.

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