The Riffe Gallery
All Riffe Gallery events are free and open to the public
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 Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present The
Urban Landscape: A Tale of Grandeur and Abandonment
November 6, 2014 through January 11, 2015.
The Urban Landscape, curated by Christine Fowler Shearer,
explores a variety of artistic perspectives by 16 Ohio artists
through original works. The 63 pieces reflect the fundamental
nature of city life, focusing primarily on Ohio.
Click here for the curator's essay.
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).
- Join the Riffe Gallery for the opening of The Urban Landscape on Thursday, November 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- On Friday, November 7, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., enjoy a free guided tour of the exhibition led by exhibition curator Christine Fowler Shearer.
- Join us in the Riffe Gallery for a reading by northeast Ohio poet, author and performer Ray McNiece, followed by an Open Mic session on Thursday, November 20, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Please
register for the Open Mic online Nov. 6 - Nov. 18. For more formation about Ray McNiece, visit his website.
- Enjoy a positive experience exploring negative space in a free family workshop with Athens-based artist Ron Kroutel on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ron will lead children ages 6 to 17 and their adult companions in the art of subtractive drawing using photos, memory and objects around us. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Space is limited;
register online Nov. 6 - Dec. 4. For more information about Ron Kroutel, visit his website.
The Urban Landscape 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.
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, Earl Jack, Cody Heichel, Alice Schille, and many more.
A Century of Ohio Watercolor is produced by the Southern Ohio Museum and presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery with
support from OAC's Individual Artist Grants and services
Program. 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.
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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