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COMING SOON:

Sky High
July 31 - October 19, 2014

Curated by Kay Koeninger, Sinclair Community College

SkyHigh

Image credit: Rosemarie Bloch
Dark Matter
Acrylic on canvas
24" diameter

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Sky High from July 31 through October 19, 2014. Sky High is an all-encompassing visual expedition to Earth's vast upper atmosphere known as the sky. The artists in the exhibition use a range of techniques that explore the assorted elements of the sky. From the stunning displays of stars and planets, to clouds and tornadoes, this exhibition will encourage you to "look up."

Artists in the show include: Rosemarie Bloch (Okeana), Rod Bouc (Columbus), Judith Maureen Brandon (Cleveland), Edward M. Charney (New Carlisle), Robert Coates (Fairborn), Netta Bits (Dayton), Susan Danko (Parma), Julie Friedman (Medina), Diana Duncan Holmes (Cincinnati), David LaPalombara (Athens), Jessica Larva (Columbus), Danielle Rante (Columbus), Kate Shannon (Mansfield), Wendy Collin Sorin (Durham, NC), Diane Stemper (Oxford), Joel Whitaker (Dayton) and Sean Wilkinson (Dayton).

Join the Riffe Gallery for the opening of Sky High on Thursday, July 31, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

On Friday, August 1, from noon to 1:00 p.m., join us for a free tour of the exhibition led by exhibition curator Kay Koeninger, a professor of art at Sinclair Community College.

On Thursday, August 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Ohio poet Wendy McVicker will read her works with accompaniment by musician Emily Prince, followed by an Open Mic session. Please register for the event online between August 1-15.

On Sunday, September 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., create mixed media works by melding together science, nature and art with Sky High artist Diane Stemper. Children ages 6 to 17 are welcome to participate with an adult companion. Registration is required as space is limited; all children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online between August 1-September 17.

Sky High will be traveling to the Southern Ohio Museum on November 7 through December 20, 2014.

Image credit: Rosemarie Bloch, "Dark Matter," acrylic on canvas, 24" diameter

Sky High is presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery with media support from CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine and WCBE 90.5 FM.

 

 

The Urban Landscape: A Tale of Grandeur and Abandonment
November 6, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Image credit: Gary Pettigrew
Bye Bye Blackburn
, 2010
Oil on canvas
20" x 26"

The Urban Landscape, curated by Christine Fowler Shearer, explores the perspectives of 16 Ohio artists through original works that reflect on the fundamental nature of city life and how the urban landscape inspires art.

Artists in the show include: Kelley Booze (Springfield), Christopher Burk (Columbus), Cole Carothers (Milford), Laurence Channing (Cleveland Heights), Bonnie Dolin (Aurora), Frederick Fochtman (Columbus), Ruth Gless (Columbus), Don Harvey (Cleveland Heights), Ron Kroutel (Athens), Michelle Muldrow (Cleveland), Michael Nevin (Akron), Ryan Orewiler (Columbus), Gary Pettigrew (Athens), Will Reader (Portsmouth), Thomas Roese (Cleveland) and John Troxell (Cleveland).


About the Riffe Gallery

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery 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.
                                                           

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

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