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The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery Presents Photography's Back to the Future
by Kaitlin Armocida

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Photography's Back to the Future from May 2 - July 7, 2013

Curated by Catherine Evans, the William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Columbus Museum of Art, Photography's Back to the Future showcases 10 contemporary artists who illustrate the variety and complexity of the medium by using everything from the earliest photographic processes to the latest digital technologies.

In this unprecedented era of smart phone technology, which makes taking pictures more accessible than ever, the artists in Photography's Back to the Future contemplate the medium's history and reassert photography's role in both contemporary culture and the artistic realm.

Artists in the show include: Amanda H. Cook, Columbus; Dennison W. Griffith, Columbus; Lori Kella, Cleveland; Tracy Longley-Cook, Dayton; Rachel Girard Reisert, Cincinnati; Francis Schanberger, Dayton; Jordan Tate, Cincinnati; Garie Waltzer, Cleveland Heights; Janelle Young, Dayton; and Christine Zuercher, Dayton.

Join the Riffe Gallery for the free opening reception of Photography's Back to the Future on Thursday, May 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donated food and drink will be available.

On Friday, May 3, curator Catherine Evans will lead a free tour of the exhibition from noon to 1 p.m.

On Thursday, June 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., poetry readings by Rose M. Smith, a three-time member of Ohios National Poetry Slam team, followed by Open Mic. Register online May 8 through June 10.

Photography's Back to the Future is presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery with media support from CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, Ohio Magazine, Time Warner Cable and WCBE 90.5 FM.

About the Riffe Gallery:
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio artists and curators, and collections from the region's museums and galleries. The gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts at 77 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

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.

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