Quilt National 2017 | January 25 - April 14, 2018
20th Biennial International Juried Art Quilt Exhibition produced by the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio.
Image credit: Rosemary Hoffenberg, Regatta, 2016, cotton, thread, natural batting, 43" x 38"
Produced by the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, Quilt National 2017 is the 20th biennial international juried art quilt competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. Its focus is to provide the viewer with a visual presentation of innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. Artworks were selected by jurors Nancy Crow, Petra Fallaux, and Art Martin. The OAC Riffe Gallery presents 36 of the orginial 86 works in the exhibition.
“Quilt National ’17 is, in the final selections, a celebration of the spirit of the original 1979 exhibition, a declaration of the power and versatility of the quilt as a means of artistic expression.” - Art Martin, Quilt National ’17 juror.
UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMMING | Free and open to the public.
Storytelling Writing Workshop with Omope Carter Daboiku | Thurs., March 29, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Create a story and feel empowered in the traditional art of storytelling with a griot and artist. Click HERE to register, Feb. 28 - March 28.
Family and Friends Playshop with Deborah Griffing | Sat., March 31, 1 – 3 p.m.
Transform fabric remnants into dolls, animals, and lovable monsters through stitches and thread. Click HERE to register, Feb. 28 - March 30.
Pieced Together | Wed., April 4, noon - 1 p.m.
A free screening of the first documentary film about the American quilt square trail movement with an introduction by Producer/Director Julianne Donofrio. Click HERE to register, March 5 - April 3.
Funky Hand-Stitched Scarves with Sue Cavanaugh | Thurs., April 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Re-purpose materials into one of a kind wearable works of art. Click HERE to register, March 5 - April 4.
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.
Curators' Tour | Fri., May 4, 12 - 1 p.m.
Ann Bremner and Matt Distel will lead an in-depth tour about the exhibition.
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.
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
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-equipted studio, educational opportunities, an environment of mutual support, camaraderie, and inspiration for artists, students, and the community.
Image credit: Jennifer Cross, Ascension by Lotus, 2017, woodcut relief print, 25" x 31"
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.
Closed Sundays and all state holidays.
MARY GRAY | Riffe Gallery Director
Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
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