May 3 - July 7, 2018
10 Ohio Women Working in Metal

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).

The exhibition references an international Women to Watch exhibition held every two to three years in Washington D.C. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, with the support of outreach affiliates and museum curators around the world. This is the second Women to Watch Ohio exhibition initiated by the Ohio Advisory Group and the first to encompass mid-Ohio as well as the northeast and southwest regions of the state.

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

Funding is provided by Elizabeth Crane, Gries Financial LLC, Scott Mueller, and Barbara S. Robinson. Media support is provided by CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington D.C. is the world's only museum solely dedicated to celebrating the creative accomplishments of women. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, NMWA champions women through the arts and advocates for equity. As the exclusive affiliate of NMWA in Ohio, the Ohio Advisory Group (OAG) extends the mission by showcasing women's contributions to our state's rich cultural landscape. Visit ohioadvisorygroup-nmwa.org