Organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, and Keny Galleries, this exhibition will feature more than 50 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 will provide 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.
Art 360°: Contemporary Art Hatching Across OhioNov 2017–Mar 2018
Art 360° showcases the incredible artistic creations of 48 contemporary artists from across Ohio. Each artist started with the same unique canvas: an Ostrich egg. Working in all artistic media from oil, acrylic and watercolor paints to encaustic, fiber, and ceramics, from printmaking, photography, and pen & ink, to light works and sculpture, the Art 360° artists transformed the Ostrich eggs into works of great beauty that refer to traditions in high art — the Imperial Easter eggs crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé — and to folk traditions as well — beeswax-decorated Ukrainian pysanaky eggs. For more information about the evolution of this exhibition, visit www.arthatchingacrossohio.com.
SMoA plans to host a number of events featuring talks by some of the Art 360° artists as well as special programming for children based upon this wonderful exhibition.
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