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A Century of Ohio Watercolor
January 29–April 15, 2015 *

Image: Robert King
Two Women on a Beach, 1940
Water medium
22" x 28"

In a tribute to the Ohio Arts Council's (OAC) 50th anniversary, OAC's Riffe Gallery kicks off 2015 with a milestone exhibition: A Century of Ohio Watercolor, January 29 through April 15, 2015. Produced by the Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth (SOM) and curated by SOM Artistic Director Charlotte Gordon, the exhibition will span the years 1915–2015 and showcase over 45 Ohio artists working in the versatile medium of watercolor. Artists include August Biehle, Emerson Burkhardt, Clarence Carter, Cody Heichel, Alice Schille, and many more.

Opening Reception
Join us for the public exhibiton opening on Thursday, January 29, 5–7 p.m.

Curator's Tour
Take a guided tour of A Century of Ohio Watercolor with curator Charlotte Gordon on Friday, January 30, noon–1 p.m.

Family Workshop with Kelley Booze
Join Kelley Booze, Springfield artist and Columbus College of Art & Design Graduate, on Sunday, February 22, 2–4 p.m. to learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting from drawing to various application techniques. The workshop is geared toward children 6 to17. ALl children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Space is limited; register here January 29–February 20.

Writing Workshop with Lucrecia Guerrero
Award-winning author Lucrecia Guerrero will lead an adult writing workshop on Thursday, April 2, 5:30–8:30 p.m. that will help bring personal experiences and memories to life using senses to recall details. Please register in advance here, January 29–March 31. 

Lobby Exhibition
The Magic of Monhegan: Seven Women Paint The Island's Charm
April 1–April 24
Judith B. Carducci, Kimberly S. Moore, Greer Jennison, Susan Porges, Carol Medhurst, Jeane McKinney, and Aida Garrity

Judith B. Carducci
Monhegan School, 2014

All events are free and open to the public.

*The Riffe Gallery will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.

A Century of Ohio Watercolor is produced by the Southern Ohio Museum and presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery. Educational offerings are sponsored by OAC's Arts Learning Program. Media support from CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM.


All Play, No Work
May 7–July 5, 2015

Image: Carol Griffith 
Rollo Plane and Scooters,Conneaut Cycle, 2009
Alkyd on canvas
35" x 59"

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery presents All Play, No Work May 7 through July 5, 2015. Curated by Massillon Museum Director Alex Coon, the exhibition will display artwork by 13 Ohio artists, exposing the nature of their private lives through an introspective look at time spent away from daily routines in various leisure activities.

Artists in the exhibition will include: Ron Anderson (Columbus), Donna Coleman (Oberlin), Diana Duncan Holmes (Cincinnati), Carol Griffith (Orient), Helma Groot (Columbus), Jay Robert Johnston (Marion), Linda Langhorst (Columbus), Bellamy Printz (Cleveland), Vicki Rulli and Tom Heaphey (Springfield), Jessica Summers (Findlay), Stephen Tomasko (Akron), and Eileen K. Woods (Columbus).

All Play, No Work is presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery with support from OAC's Individual Artist Grants and Services Program. Media support provided by CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM.

About the Riffe Gallery

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, established March 17, 1989, showcases the work of Ohio’s artists and the collections of the state’s museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for the Government and the Arts, across from the Statehouse on High Street in Downtown Columbus. Please note: we do not accept proposals from individual artists. If you are interested in learning more about our exhibition process, e-mail Mary Gray, gallery director.


Visiting the Gallery

Gallery Hours
Tuesday 10 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 10 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 – 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday noon – 4 p.m.

Closed Mondays and state holidays. Closed Sunday, April 5, 2015

Admission is free.
Phone: 614/644-9624

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