Current Exhibitions

Zac Benson: Among the Perishing (Beach Gallery)

Feb 3-Apr 7, 2019

SMoA is pleased to exhibit two new works by contemporary artist Zac Benson, including a site-specific installation created solely for Beach Gallery. Benson’s work deals with the relationship between his personal faith and engagement with society, while also challenging the viewer through manipulation of scale and form. Benson holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Maryland. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Cedarville University.

In Partnership with Cedarville University Art Department
Cedarville University

Zac Benson: God Help Us All (Chakeres Gallery)

Feb 16-May 24, 2019

SMoA is pleased to exhibit two new works by contemporary artist Zac Benson. Benson’s work deals with the relationship between his personal faith and engagement with society, while also challenging the viewer through manipulation of scale and form. Benson holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Maryland. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Cedarville University.

In Partnership with Cedarville University Art Department.
Cedardville University

Ubi Sunt: Annie Lee and Brian Zimerle (Deer Gallery)

Jan 18-Apr 28, 2019

Ubi Sunt is from the Latin phrase Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt?, meaning “Where are those who were before us?” (Wikipedia). Originating in biblical times, the concept has been used throughout the centuries to represent a meditation on mortality and the temporary nature of life, as well as to convey a sense of nostalgia.
The exhibition features several new works in a variety of media, including prints, paintings, and ceramics. Through prints and paintings, Annie Lee-Zimerle creates narratives that serve as a reflection of her thoughts on cultural identity, domesticity and the role of family. Brian Zimerle’s work utilizes the three dimensional to comment upon the subtle play of what knowledge is and how the interactions between art, artist, object, and viewer functions. Through exhibition of their work in tandem, a new conversation about culture, identity, and one’s relationships is created.

In Partnership with Cedarville University Art Department.
Cedardville University

Ohio Plein Air Society – The Farm (Klein & Halley Galleries)

Dec 8, 2018 – Mar 9, 2019

The Ohio Plein Air Society artists focus on painting, drawing, and other art forms completed on site, from direct observation, and outdoors. Their admiration for the outdoor world leads them to explore the diversity and uniqueness of Ohio’s landscapes, cityscapes, lakes, rivers, and streams through art. The Farm will include recent works inspired by Ohio’s varied farm lands – from vast expanses of crop fields to feisty urban gardens.

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Exhibition Sponsors: Hugh Barnett, The Shawnee Farm, and The Harmony Family Farms

Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

Jan 26 – Jun 1, 2019, McGregor Gallery

Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people worldwide. How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter – global and local, public and private.

Shelter aims to create awareness and open dialogue around an urgent social issue.  The exhibition will validate the human experience by showcasing art infused with personal stories and perspectives, and will demonstrate that art-making is a vehicle for open communication, healing, and compassion.

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