Current Exhibitions

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Faces of the Heartland: James R. Hopkins

Aug 19-Nov 17, 2017

Organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, and Keny Galleries, this exhibition features more than 40 artworks by James Roy Hopkins, including a survey of his figural work and portraits, with a concentration upon the works he did in the Cumberland Falls area of Kentucky a century ago. The exhibition provides an opportunity to appreciate the refined skills Hopkins displayed as a figure painter as well as a chance to re-examine his depictions of Appalachian subjects and the cultural forces that created a demand for such imagery.

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Vanity Deficit (The Black Gallery)

Aug 6-18, 2017

Vanity has been an integral part of the human condition throughout time. However, with the rise of technology and social media, one’s ability to not only focus inward but also to represent oneself has changed. Today, there are two realms of existence: the real and the virtual. This discrepancy between layers of reality has created a new awareness of self-representation, with its cultural impact yet to be fully understood. Featuring four artists from Generation Z, this exhibition directly challenges and considers modern forms of vanity through installation, performance, drawings, and prints. Guest curated by Ryan A. Ramirez.

Artworks by Athena Vincent, Jasmine Owens, Caroline Osborn, Ryan A. Ramirez

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 13th from 1-4 pm
Featuring live performances

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Juneteenth Celebration of Gammon House (Community Room)

Jul 15-Aug 31, 2017

The Gammon House was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The house is newly renovated as an education center.

Ohio Plein Air Society artists painted the house during the Juneteenth festival in June 2017.

Juneteenth is the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

Debbie Loffing | RUDY | ceramic and found objects

Debbie Loffing: Assembled Misfits (Chakeres Interactive Gallery)

Jun 25-Dec 30, 2017

Debbie Loffing: Assembled Misfits features twenty four whimsical characters created from a combination of fired clay and found, assembled materials. Each figurine has a personality of his or her own; Ranger Rick sports a nifty lantern hat, Geoffrey, Keeper of the Blue Bird of Happiness, shares a moment with his friend Birdie, and canine Rudy looks ready to pounce.

Visitors of all ages are invited to create their own assemblage sculptures out of ceramics and found objects in the gallery.

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Stories by Hand: Marianne Rabb Britton (Beach Gallery)

May 27 – late Sep, 2017

At the age of about seven, Marianne Rabb Britton was first introduced to quilting by her Grandmother, Mabel Tomlinson. That quilt was started by both in 1948 and was completed by Marianne in 1971. Her fabric art is a combination of artistic creativity that embodies her life experiences; parents who lived in Arizona, her trip to China, life in Yellow Springs, and a cabin in the hills near Berea, Kentucky. Her art shows her interest in nature, the Indians of the Southwest, horses, and Chinese culture.

She saw the world with an artists eye and gained inspiration from people and places, turning it into beautifully crafted works of art to share with the rest of us.

Opening Reception
Sunday, Jun 25, 5-7pm, in combination with the opening of the 71st Members’ Jurored Exhibition.

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Jennifer Rosengarten: Gardens & Ponds (Deer Gallery)

Apr 22, 2017-Jan 7, 2018

Jennifer Rosengarten on her work: “My work is a visceral and intuitive process of responding to my subject until the surface reveals shifting glimpses of both light and space. Opposing tensions intrigue me: energy and enervation, light and dark, the seen and unseen, the flatness of the surface and its counterpoint – deep illusionistic space, opacity and transparency, geometry and chaos. It is a layering of experiences – perceived, remembered, and imagined through color and line; all the while interacting with the evolving nature of the work itself, thus revealing unexpected complexity and nuance.”

Rosengarten Sponsors

Rhonda Sloan | BAAAH | watercolor | 22 x 30"

Waterworks: Western Ohio Watercolor Society 2017 Exhibition

Mar 4-Sep 24, 2017

The Western Ohio Watercolor Society’s 43rd annual members’ show features 76 new works, all created with watercolor. This juried exhibition explores different interpretations of watercolor as a medium and covers a broad range of themes, including landscape, portraiture, and still life.

Founded in 1974, The Western Ohio Watercolor Society strives to promote the medium of watercolor and provide educational opportunities for the public. This exhibition demonstrates the breadth and relevancy of watercolor as a means of artistic expression and its technical adaptability as a medium.

Juried by award-winning Ohio artist Suzanne Accetta.

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Reid Middle School Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos Online Exhibition

Feb 2017–

Reid Middle Schoolers used the Smithsonian-Harvard Astrophysical Observatory’s robotic telescopes to take images of the cosmos. Students in Matt Warrington's 6th grade STEM class and 7th and 8th graders in art teacher Jessica Karr's digital art class compared how the human eye and the telescopes capture images. The students used robotic telescopes to explore the universe and requested images of those areas they "captured." They colorized their own images of stars and galaxies in the same way professional astronomers do, and wrote poetry inspired by images captured by the Hubble Telescope. As a capstone project, the students created watercolor and acrylic paintings for this on-line exhibit that were inspired by the images they captured through the robotic telescopes.