The Art Connect High School Exhibit is a unique display of work from high achieving art students in Clark County. The exhibit is hosted by the Springfield Museum of Art in the Beach Gallery from April 1-29. Exemplary student artwork is featured from three Clark County high schools: Springfield High School, Shawnee High School, and Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center (CTC). These schools are members of the Greater Springfield CareerConnectED Consortium. The exhibit is free and open to the public during Museum hours (admission fees for the main suite of galleries apply).
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.”
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.
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.
Michelle Stitzlein creates large scale sculpture from recycled materials. She works in a large studio converted from a former grange hall in Baltimore, Ohio. See video of the work for this exhibition in progress at Michelle’s studio.
Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in galleries and museums nationwide, including the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY; Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL; Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL; Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS; Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA; Carnegie Mellon University / Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; COSI, Columbus, OH; and the Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OH.
Support for this exhibition comes, in part, from Clark County Solid Waste District, Meadow View Growers, Far North Computers and Courtyard by Marriott.
Story Retold: Prints by Annie Lee-Zimerle (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab)Nov 11, 2016-May 21, 2017
Through printmaking and painting, Annie Lee-Zimerle retells popular narratives via personal experiences. While watching her children play dress-up she wonders what compels children to act as others and explores this play by positioning herself as popular characters.
Lee-Zimerle is an assistant professor and currently teaches drawing and printmaking at Cedarville University.