Art Connect High School Exhibition (Beach Gallery)

Apr 1-29, 2017

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).


Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein

Jan 21-May 28, 2017

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.


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.”

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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.


Springfield City School District Student Exhibition (Beach Gallery)

Feb-Early Mar 4, 2017

A Springfield City School District exhibition of work in celebration of the upcoming Youth Art Month. Opening in February. Students and art teachers took an advance look at Michelle Stitzlein’s work in her Industrial Nature exhibition and created individual or collaborative pieces inspired by her art.


State of Mind (Beach Gallery)

Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2017

Come and see what happens when high school students study English, social studies, and art together at the opening reception at the Museum on Saturday, Jan 28, from 3-4:30pm for “State of Mind,” a collection of prints created by Catholic Central high school students. The students’ prints are inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition STORM and a response to the “state of mind” that comes from deep reflection.

This annual exhibit and month-long art education program is a partnership between the Museum and Catholic Central High School funded by a generous grant from the Wilson Sheehan Foundation.


Story Retold: Prints by Annie Lee-Zimerle (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab)

Nov 11, 2016-Jun 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.


Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas

Sep 24-Dec 31, 2016

Norman Rockwell’s work has been re-discovered by a new generation of Americans seeing the 100 Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations featured in this exhibition as more accurate pictures of the American experience compared to previous generations who lived during Rockwell’s time and viewed them as idealized or stylized representations of small town America in the mid-20th century. 100 photographs taken by his trusted friend and assistant, Louis Lamone, also present candid moments of Rockwell’s everyday experiences that help us to better understand his fascination with small towns and representations of an idealized American experience.

Opening Reception
5:30-7pm, Saturday, Sep 24, 2016
Free to members; admission fees apply for non-members.

Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas, originated from the LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange GA.


A Place for All People (in the Beach Gallery)

Sep 20, 2016 – Jan 18, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture present A Place for All People:  Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a set of unique and highly informative posters designed to engage and inspire visitors and students and to help celebrate the historic opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. It is a multi-disciplinary tribute to the best ideals of the American philosophy. A Place for All People evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression. In addition to profiling the long struggle to create the museum, the building’s architectural design and its prominent location on the National Mall, the poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community’s deep and lasting contributions to the American story.