During its more than four decade span, Associated American Artists created an art series with hundreds of prints by dozens of prominent artist members. Collectors and donors who contributed to this special collection include Ms. Susan Wayne and Miss Leslie Wayne Loftus, Mr. Daniel Summers, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Goldberg, Ms. Helen Bosart Morgan, Mrs. Victoria Cooper and others. These generously donated Associated American Artists prints are now an integral part of the Springfield Museum of Art’s permanent collection and we are pleased to present them to you in this exhibition.
A collaboration between Springfield Museum of Art and Catholic Central Winter Term High School Students, The Carton is on view in the Beach Gallery at SMoA through February.
Winter Term students of Chris Cerone met at the high school and at the Art Museum with museum educator Tricia Tallman to create pieces based on the current Art 360◦: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio exhibition in the McGregor Gallery of the Art Museum.
“At the beginning of this course, none of us really knew what we would be getting in to. When Mr. Cerone told us one word – “Eggs” – most of us were hesitant, but also intrigued at the same time.
“Initially, I thought the idea of painting on eggs was absurd, but it began to grow on me. Pop art only enhanced my love for this project. Although I wouldn’t have thought to put these things together, the fact that we created art in a distinct way that still reflects the socially aware style of pop art was really fun. I’m glad we got the opportunity to work with these materials, and I hope you appreciate the end results.”
– David Henderson, student
Art 360° showcases the incredible artistic creations of 48 contemporary artists from across Ohio. Each artist started with the same unique canvas: an Ostrich egg. Working in all artistic media from oil, acrylic and watercolor paints to encaustic, fiber, and ceramics, from printmaking, photography, and pen & ink, to light works and sculpture, the Art 360° artists transformed the Ostrich eggs into works of great beauty that refer to traditions in high art — the Imperial Easter eggs crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé — and to folk traditions as well — beeswax-decorated Ukrainian pysanaky eggs. For more information about the evolution of this exhibition, visit www.arthatchingacrossohio.com.
SMoA plans to host a number of events featuring talks by some of the Art 360° artists as well as special programming for children based upon this wonderful exhibition.
Opening Reception: 5:30-7pm, Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 (free to members; admission fees apply for non-members)
All photographs © 2016 Feinknopf Photography.
Columbus, Ohio-based artist Christopher Burk creates meticulously painted landscapes of oft-overlooked urban environments. His works impart an engaging atmospheric quality, and encourage the viewer to look at the geography around them in a new way. This exhibition features his newest series, Stillness: Nocturnes, as well as selected paintings and drawings from past bodies of works.
Opening Reception: 5:30-7pm, Saturday, Jan 20
This exhibition features more than twenty works added to our permanent collection over the last year, ranging greatly in medium, time period, and subject matter, and offering insight into the collection practices of museums.