ON VIEW AT THE VERN RIFFE CENTER LOBBY

Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative | April 12 - May 10, 2018
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to promoting the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities, an environment of mutual support, camaraderie, and inspiration for artists, students, and the community.


Image credit: Judith Steele, Samara Range, 2017, Ink on paper, monoprint and relief, 30 x 22 in.

 

COMING SOON TO THE RIFFE GALLERY 

Women to Watch Ohio - 2018 | May 3 - July 7, 2018
This exhibition of women working in metal is developed in collabortion with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is curated by Ann Bremner and Matt Distel.


Image credit: Carol Boram-Hays, WHOOSH (detail), 2017, steel, duct tape, 114" x 80" x 48"

Women to Watch Ohio – 2018 showcases the work of 10 Ohio women working with metal through sculpture, installation, jewelry, and two-dimensional works. The exhibition is developed in collaboration with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is curated by Ann Bremner and Matt Distel.

The exhibition features artists Mary Jo Bole (Columbus), Carol Boram-Hays (Columbus), Carmel Buckley (Cincinnati), Susan Ewing (Oxford), Tracy Featherstone (Hamilton), Llewelynn Fletcher (Cincinnati), Leila Khoury (Cleveland), Kelly Malec-Kosak (Columbus), Marissa Saneholtz (Bowling Green), and Olga Ziemska (Cleveland).

EVENTS & PROGRAMMING | Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception | Thurs., May 3, 5 - 7 p.m.
Be the first to see the exhibition, meet the artists, curators, and other art enthusiasts. Live music by Cherry Chrome.
Click HERE for more info about the opening reception.

Curators' Tour | Fri., May 4, 12 - 1 p.m.
Ann Bremner and Matt Distel will lead an in-depth tour about the exhibition.
Click HERE for more info about the Curator's Tour.

Wire Drawing in Space with Carmel Buckley | Fri., May 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bend and join wire to create portrait sculptures. Click HERE to register
, April 23 – May 10.

Byzantine Bracelet Making with Kelly Malec-Kosak | Wed., May 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn to create a woven bracelet using metal jump rings. Click HERE to register
, May 4 – May 22.

Family and Friends Playshop with Olga Ziemska | Sat., June 23, 1 – 3 p.m.
Use natural materials to build a bas-relief sculpture utilizing positive and negative space. Click HERE to register
, May 23 – June 22.

Artist Talks | noon – 1 p.m.
Click on the artist's name for more info about each artist talk.
Llewelynn Fletcher | Tue., May 22 
Susan Ewing | Wed., May 30
Mary Jo Bole | Wed., June 13
Marissa Saneholtz | Thurs., June 14
Leila Khoury | Tue., June 19
Tracy Featherstone | Wed., June 20
Carol Boram-Hays | Wed., June 27

Click HERE for Women to Watch Ohio - 2018 webpage and media kit with images

 

COMING SOON TO THE VERN RIFFE CENTER LOBBY

Accessible Expressions Ohio, VSA Ohio | June 13 - July 11, 2018
Started in 1996, Accessible Expressions Ohio is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of visual art for artists of all ages with disabilities. This professional development opportunity helps raise awareness about art and disability by presenting the art in inclusive settings. 


Image credit: Kerri Applin, Grandpa's Flapjacks, air dry clay, acrylic paint


For more images from current, upcoming, and past exhibitions--visit the OAC's Riffe Gallery Flickr. For more information about past exhibitions--visit our exhibitions archive page

 

IN THE VERN RIFFE CENTER LOBBY

Inside Looking Out: Creative Works by Ohio Prison Inmates | Dec. 19, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2018

Inmates from several Ohio prison facilities create works of art with unexpected, imaginative recycled materials in addition to conventional media. The exhibition is presented by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the OAC Riffe Gallery, and the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee.

 

IN THE VERN RIFFE CENTER LOBBY

Inside Looking Out: Creative Works by Ohio Prison Inmates | Dec. 19, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2018

Inmates from several Ohio prison facilities create works of art with unexpected, imaginative recycled materials in addition to conventional media. The exhibition is presented by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the OAC Riffe Gallery, and the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee.

FREE ADMISSION

MTWF 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
THUR  10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
SAT  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Riffe Gallery is temporarily closed to the public April 15-May 2, as we prepare for our upcoming exhibition. 
We will resume normal gallery hours listed above on May 3. Closed Sundays and all state holidays.

Contact

MARY GRAY | Riffe Gallery Director
mary.gray@oac.ohio.gov
614-728-2239

Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

 
Front Desk: 614-644-9624
TTY/TDD use Ohio Relay Service: 800-750-0750
 

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