The Carton (Beach Gallery)

Feb 10-28, 2018

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


Tom Hawley: Lignam Revîvere (Wood Revitalized) in the Beach Gallery

Dec 2, 2017–Jan 31, 2018

Yellow Springs artist Tom Hawley creates sculptural objects from salvaged wood, giving new life to abandoned materials. “I have a fascination with wood, and searching for interesting specimens to work with is like a treasure hunt. It’s like discovering and cutting a diamond out of a lump of coal. When I acquire wood from a fallen tree, I study it for a long time before cutting to try to reveal the most beautiful patterns in the grain. Then, as shapes and patterns emerge, they often compel me to cut and juxtapose to accentuate what I am imagining. If I can find the treasure within a piece of discarded wood and bring it back to life as an evocative dynamic form, I find that very rewarding.”


Edna Boies Hopkins: Life in Print

Oct 7, 2017-Feb 4, 2018

Edna Boies Hopkins: Life in Print offers a unique opportunity to view a wide range of Hopkins’ works spanning several years of her career, from her exquisitely crafted woodcuts of assorted flora, to her illuminating portraits of Appalachian life. Also included are examples of her studio processes including pencil and watercolor drawings as well as a color study for the woodblock print Garden Flowers.

Exhibition sponsors:


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.

Opening Reception and Talk:
Saturday, Sep 23, 5.30-7pm
Talk by Erin R. Corrales-Diaz, Ph.D., Curator of The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 4pm

Exhibition sponsors:


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


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.


71st Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition

Jun 25-Aug 6, 2017

The Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition at the Springfield Museum of Art is always a treat for the museum community. The show provides a unique opportunity for our member artists to connect through art media, subject, and style or simply through shared creative spirit. Everyone who submits work will have at least one piece juried into the show. The work includes painting, sculpture, fiber, clay, photography and mixed media. Our member artists include nationally and internationally recognized artists along with local favorites. Every artist’s voice rings out through this eclectic assemblage of artistic skill. The exhibition is a true celebration of the creative talent in our region.

Opening Reception
Sunday, Jun 25, 5-7pm

Members: Free; Non-members: $5.

Members, get more information about participation here.

Not a member? Join here.

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.


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.