“For as long as humans have made art, artists have used it to affect the health and well-being of the body. From apotropaic imagery adorning the tools of healers, to fine art installed in hospital settings, the connection between the visual arts and healing is well established. In this exhibition, 15 artists approach the connection between art and health in distinct ways. Although each approach is deeply personal, they can be loosely grouped into interconnected ideas: medicine and science, personal health, and the COVID-19 pandemic. We each have a personal health journey; our relationship to medicine, care, and wellness is as distinct as our DNA. The artists in this exhibition all use their unique artistic voices to explore how medicine and health interact with their lives and propose ways to explore its implications for us all.” —Sienna Brown, Curator
Featured Artists: Shelley Brenner Baird, Susan Danko, Glen Holland, Sarah Kabot,
Suki Kwon, Andrea Leblond, Cynthia Lockhart, Sean Merchant, Lisa Merida-Paytes,
Nate Ricciuto, Yani Sheng, Kate Snow, Brinsley Tyrell, Laura Vinnedge, Aaron Williams
Media support is provided by CD92.9, CityScene, Ohio Channel, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM.
Riffe Gallery Hours:
Oct. 29 – Jan. 6, 2023
Tues. – Fri.
Noon - 5 p.m.
Hours subject to change based on CDC and state guidelines. Closed for all state holidays.
All programming remains free and online unless otherwise noted. Please prepare to follow all Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts guidelines for masks and social distancing.
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77 S. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
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