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The Modern Table: Ohio Furniture Designers
Curated by Tim Friar, director of business development at Design Central and owner of Grid Furnishings, The Modern Table: Ohio Furniture Designers showcases the works of 26 artists, including industrial designers, fine artists, furniture makers, engineers, an architect and others. The artists in the exhibition demonstrate how the process of modern furniture design surpasses a functional purpose and results in the construction of art pieces.
"Designers, in whatever time they live, design for their view of function and aesthetic appeal as they see it at that time. Modern furniture, however, has been viewed by many in retrospect as not only highly functional but as art," said Curator Friar. "The common theme in this exhibit is a passion for modern furniture design."
Artists in the show include: Alex Aeschbury, Cincinnati; Jeffrey Alexander, Worthington; John Arthur, Cleveland; Albert Barkman, Millersburg; Virginia Birchfield, Mount Vernon; Wendy Birchfield, Cleveland; Sam Cahill, Cleveland; Chris Comella, Cleveland; Zach Darmanian-Harris, Cincinnati; Jacob Dehus, Worthington; John Dixon, Cincinnati; Jack Garriott, Columbus; Freddy Hill, Lakewood; Michel Ina, Lyndhurst; Tim Karoleff, Cincinnati; Mark Moskovitz, Cleveland Heights; Brad Musuraca, Cincinnati; Jason Radcliffe, Rocky River; Joseph Ribic, Willoughby; Kevin Shahan, Kent; Hayes Shanesy, Cincinnati; Shawn Sowers, Perrysburg; John Strauss, Canton; Tarik Yousef, Raymond; and Stephen Yusko, Lakewood.
Join the Riffe Gallery for the free opening reception of The Modern Table: Ohio Furniture Designers on Thursday, November 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donated food and drink will be available.
On Friday, November 8, Curator Tim Friar will lead a free tour of the exhibition from noon to 1 p.m.
On Sunday, November 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., participate in a Free Family Workshop with Design Central. With inspiration from the exhibition, create a scale table or desk of your own design. Miniature design projects will include assemblage and drawing. All supplies provided. 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 October 30 and November 14, 2013.
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. join Guest Poet Rikki Santer for an hour of readings followed by Open Mic. For more information on Ms. Santer please visit her website. Register for the event online between November 1-20, 2013.
The Modern Table: Ohio Furniture Designers 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.
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Quilt National '13
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery is excited to announce Quilt National '13, the upcoming 18th biennial juried exhibition of innovative art quilts produced by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center. Quilt National '13 will be open to the public from January 30 through April 13, 2014 and features an eclectic collection of never-before exhibited works from talented fiber artists from around the world.
Artists in the show include (Ohio artists in bold): Brooke Atherton, Billings, MT; Susan Brooks, Louisville, CO; Peggy Brown, Nashville, IN; Rachel Brumer, Seattle, WA; Marianne Burr, Coupeville, WA; Christine Chester, Great Britain; Susan Cunningham, Australia; Sheila Frampton-Cooper, Van Nuys, CA; Kate Gorman, Westerville, OH; Sandy Gregg, Cambridge, MA; Leslie A. Hall, Longboat Key, FL; Judy Hooworth, Morisset, Australia; Lisa Kijak, Irvine, CA; Paula Kovarik, Memphis, TN; Denise Linet, Brunswick, ME; Susan Lenz, Columbia, SC; Linda Levin, Wayland, MA; Eleanor McCain, Shalimar, FL; Miriam Nathan-Roberts, Berkeley, CA; Katie Pasquini Masopust, Santa Fe, NM; Mary Rowan Quinn, Albuquerque, NM; Luanne Rimel, Saint Louis, MO; Pam RuBert, Springfield, MO; Dinah Sargeant, Newhall, CA; Barbara Schneider, Woodstock, IL; Anne Smith, Great Britain; Lura Schwarz Smith, Coarsegold, CA; Kate Themel, Cheshire, CT; Martha Warshaw, Cincinnati, OH; Carol Watkins, Lafayette, CO; Kathy Weaver, Highland Park, IL; Marianne Williamson, Miami, FL; Kevin Womack, Forest, VA; and Marian Zielinski, Macon, GA.
The quilts in the collection reflect the artists' interest in using their medium to give voice to a concern for either the world at large the environmental and/or political issues addressed by the works or to express feelings relevant to the particular quilt maker's inner world. For many of today's quilt makers, the graphic and technical elements are the foundations which support the primary concern the content of the quilt's message.
Join the Riffe Gallery for the opening of Quilt National '13 on January 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Quilt National '13 director Kathleen M. Dawson will lead a tour of the exhibition on January 31 from noon to 1 p.m. For more information on Quilt National '13, contact Elizabeth Weinstein at 614/728-4463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilt National '13 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 GalleryThe 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, gallery director.
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