Current Exhibitions

Ohio Designer Craftsmen: Best of 2019 (McGregor Gallery)

Sep 20 – Dec 15, 2019

Ohio Designer Craftsmen: The Best of 2019, Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition showcases 88 contemporary works of fine craft by 74 artists, with sixteen pieces selected for awards of excellence. Now in its 35th year, the exhibition features a wide array of mediums, including textiles, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, glass, and furniture design. This year’s juror, Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, states, “Craft has a rich background of production and functionality alongside a means of expression…. In this exhibition, there are masterfully designed objects that introduce non-traditional materials and use traditional techniques in unexpected ways.”

Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 5, 5:30-7pm

Exhibition Sponsor:
Mercy Health


Paintings by Wendy Cross (Halley & Klein Galleries)

Oct 18, 2019 –Jan 12, 2020

Athens, Ohio artist Wendy Cross creates large-scale oil on canvas paintings depicting contemporary culture and its relation to our past human history. The exhibition features a diverse selection of her works, including recently completed paintings.

Packed: Works by Nicki Crock (Deer Gallery & Chakeres Gallery)

Sep 13–Dec 8, 2019 in Deer Oct 12, 2019–Feb 9, 2020 in Chakeres Gallery

This solo exhibition features a range of works from Columbus, Ohio artist Nicki Crock. Through installation, sculpture, and performance, she explores issues of home and community as well as the role of place and transformation. Having lived in one home for the majority of her childhood, it wasn’t until her later teen years that she embarked on a nomadic lifestyle, searching to recreate a sense of the familiar while also embracing the differences of each new domicile. Her art reflects this push and pull, evoking at once a sense of nostalgia while also suggesting the excitement of the unknown.

Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 5, 5:30-7pm

Exhibition Sponsor:

Lois Lenski: Storied Prints (Beach Gallery)

Jul 12-Dec 31, 2019

Springfield-born illustrator and children’s book author Lois Lenski (Oct 14, 1893- Sep 11, 1974) was a Newbery Medal award recipient, publishing more than 98 books during her lifetime. Her works, such as Strawberry Girl, Phebe Fairchild, and Indian Captive, are beloved by children and adults alike. This exhibition features prints, illustrations, and manuscripts spanning the entirety of her career curated from the collections of the Springfield Museum of Art and the Clark County Public Library.

Exhibition partners:
Westcott HouseClark County Public Library