The Riffe Gallery
All Riffe Gallery events are free and open to the public
July 31 - October 19, 2014
Curated by Kay Koeninger, Sinclair Community College
Image credit: Rosemarie Bloch
Acrylic on canvas
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.
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
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,
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 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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