The Riffe Gallery
All Riffe Gallery events are free and open to the public
A Century of Ohio Watercolor
January 29–April 15, 2015
Image: Robert King
Two Women on a Beach, 1940
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.
Join us for the public
exhibiton opening on Thursday, January 29, 5–7
Take a guided tour of
A Century of Ohio Watercolor with curator Charlotte Gordon
on Friday, January 30, noon–1
Family Workshop with Kelley Booze
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.
The Collage of Women
January 29–March 1
Oil on linen
16" x 12"
All events are free and open to the public.
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: Eileen Kay Woods
Fish are Jumpin', 2011
Fabric, acrylic, colored pencil, bamboo stick, photo
collage on wood
12" x 12"
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present, 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 Heaphy
(Springfield), Jessica Summers (Findlay), Stephen Tomasko
(Akron), and Eileen 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 showcases the work of Ohios artists
and the collections of the states 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,
Visiting the Gallery
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.
Admission is free.
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