The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery presents New Horizons: Rewards of Time and Place, November 8, 2007 – January 6, 2008. New Horizons features work by 11 Ohio artists who participated in the Ohio Arts Council’s domestic residencies program within the last 10 years. The result is artwork that reflects the tangible rewards artists gain from experiencing a new horizon. The OAC domestic residencies program sends artists outside of the state and provides them with a place to sleep, studio space and a stipend for three months. New Horizons is curated by Sara Johnson, director of the Southern Ohio Museum.
The artists in New Horizons studied and worked in at least one of three locations — the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA and the Arts Center / South Florida in Miami. Each of these locales is on a coast, giving artists a new setting from which to draw inspiration. New Horizons brings together a range of work—from painting to sculpture to fiber arts—that was either created at the residency or grew of the residency experience.
Featured artists include Mary Jo Bole (Columbus), Paul Emory (Zanesville), Gerry Fogarty (Yellow Springs), Julie Friedman (Medina), Linda Gall (Zanesville), Laura Lisbon (Columbus), Anthony Luensman (Cincinnati), Laura Sanders (Columbus), Thom Shaw (Cincinnati), Todd Slaughter (Columbus), and Douglas Unger (Peninsula).