The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present Let’s Get Digital from May 3 – July 8, 2012. Curated by Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum, Let’s Get Digital demonstrates the endless opportunities digital technology offers to the world of art. Whether it be the tool, product, or subject of their artwork, all artists in this exhibition were selected based on their innovative applications of digital technology. To the 15 artists represented in this show, digital technology serves as an avenue for exploring new ideas and relationships that are not possible with traditional media. "Technology is a tool for artists in the same way that a paintbrush, loom, or chisel are," said Curator Coon. "Most of the work represented in this exhibition assumes the visual form of traditional media like painting, weaving, sculpting, with technology assisting the concept to fruition as part of the artistic process."
Featured artists include Janet Ballweg (Bowling Green), Jerry Birchfield (Cleveland), John Branham (Massillon), Kimberly Burleigh (Cincinnati), Guy Michael Davis (Cincinnati), Nicholas Economos (Cleveland), Ronald Geibert (Beavercreek), Brian Harnetty (Columbus), Dan Hernandez (Maumee), Janice Lessman-Moss (Kent), Katie Parker (Cincinnati), Joshua Penrose (Columbus), Andrew Reach (Cleveland), Michele Waalkes (Canton), and Gina Washington (Cleveland).