The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery presents Natural Expressions: A Student Curated Exhibition, on display July 25 – October 19, 2019. Focused on artwork inspired by and concerned with nature, this exhibition is curated by four high school students with guidance by Erin Shapiro, curator of the Springfield Museum of Art.
Featured artists include Julia Christensen (Oberlin), Jean Koeller (New Carlisle), David LaPalombara (Athens), R. Douglas McLarty (Xenia), Taryn McMahon (Ravenna), Emily Hanako Momohara (Cincinnati), Char Norman (Columbus), Jolene Powell (Marietta), Gregory Spaid (Gambier), Emily Sullivan Smith (Kettering), Barry Underwood (Cleveland Heights), and Roscoe Wilson (Hamilton).
ALL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Opening Reception | Thursday, July 25, 5 - 7 p.m.
Get a first look at the OAC Riffe Gallery's newest exhibition while mingling with artists, enthusiasts, and more. Live music by Derek DiCenzo.
Curators' Tour | Friday, July 26, noon - 1 p.m.
Erin Shapiro will join the exhibition's four student curators to give guests a tour of the works in the exhibition. Registrations suggested.
Artist Talk with Gregory Spaid | Tuesday, July 30, noon - 1 p.m.
Learn about Spaid's background and art creation process during a lunchtime hour lecture. Registrations suggested.
Artist Talk with Jolene Powell | Wednesday, August 7, noon - 1 p.m.
Learn about Jolene Powell's background and art creation process during this informational lecture. Registrations suggested.
Drop-In Workshop with Doug McLarty | Tuesday, August 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn from digital artist Doug McLarty during this hands-on workshop. Registrations suggested.
Artist Talk with Char Norman | Wednesday, September 4, noon - 1 p.m.
Learn about Norman's background and art creation process during a lunchtime hour lecture. Registrations suggested.
Friends and Family Workshop with Emily Sullivan Smith | Saturday, September 14, 1 - 3 p.m.
Bring family and friends to this hands-on workshop for participants of all ages! Registrations required.
Artist Talk with David LaPalombara | Wednesday, September 25, noon - 1 p.m.
Learn about LaPalombara's background and artmaking technique during this lunchtime hour artist talk. Registrations suggested.
Creative Writing Workshop with Susann Moeller | Thursday, October 10, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Participants will intertwine themes of nature and their environment into personal writings during this informative workshop. Registrations required.
ABOUT THE OAC RIFFE GALLERY
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries.
The OAC Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.
Hours: Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state holidays.
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ABOUT THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at oac.ohio.gov
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.
CAT SHERIDAN | Director
Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
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