The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery
Currently on view in the Vern Riffe Center lobby:
The Magic of Monhegan: Seven Women Paint The
April 1–April 24
Featuring Judith B. Carducci, Kimberly S. Moore, Greer
Jennison, Susan Porges, Carol Medhurst, Jeane McKinney,
and Aida Garrity
Judith B. Carducci
All Play, No Work
May 7–July 5, 2015
Image: Carol Griffith
Rollo Plane and Scooters,Conneaut Cycle, 2009
Alkyd on canvas
35" x 59"
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery presents All
Play, No Work May 7 through July 5, 2015.
Curated by Massillon Museum Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon, the exhibition
will display artwork by 13 Ohio artists, exposing the nature of
their private lives through an introspective look at time spent
away from daily routines in various leisure activities.
Artists in the exhibition will include: Ron Anderson
(Columbus), Donna Coleman (Oberlin), Diana Duncan Holmes
(Cincinnati), Carol Griffith (Orient), Helma Groot (Columbus),
Jay Robert Johnston (Marion), Linda Langhorst (Columbus),
Bellamy Printz (Cleveland), Vicki Rulli and Tom Heaphey
(Springfield), Jessica Summers (Findlay), Stephen Tomasko
(Akron), and Eileen K. Woods (Columbus).
us for the public exhibition opening of All Play, No Work
on Thursday, May 7 from 5-7 p.m.
Take a guided tour of the exhibition led by curator
Alexandra Nicholis Coon on Thursday, May 7 from noon-1 p.m.
Family Workshop with Helma Groot
a free family workshop with Columbus artist Helma Groot on
Sunday, June 7 from 2-4 p.m. Participants will construct paper
mobiles using templates of people in motion and decorate the
action-themed shapes with paint, glue, glitter, and other media.
The resulting kinetic sculpture will be yours to enjoy at home.
The workshop is geared towards children ages 6 to 17. All
children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Space is
register here between May 8 and June 3.
Writing Workshop with Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
back the "Queen of Fun," Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, on Thursday,
June 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. for an energy charged creative writing
workshop based on the theme of PLAY! Space is limited to 20
register here between May 8 and June 15.
VSA Ohio's Accessible
June 2-June 28, 2015
and all events are free and open to the public.
All Play, No
Work is presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery
with support from OAC's Individual Artist Grants and Services
Program. Media support provided by CD102.5, CityScene,
Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM.
Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists
July 23–October 18, 2015
Dorothy Gill Barnes
Banded Pine Bark Basket, 1984
8.5" x 6" x 7"
|Dorothy Gill Barnes with
Cherry Blocks with Glass, 2013
Cherry wood with glass
15" x 16" x 8"
The Ohio Arts Council marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2015.
This exhibition honors the occasion by exploring the legacy of
one of the OAC's most distinctive programs: its support for
individual artists. The Council began offering artists'
fellowships in 1979. Over the next eight years, nearly 180
fellowships were awarded to visual artists and craftspeople from
throughout the state. In Flashback to Now: OAC Support for
Individual Artists, curated by
Ann Bremner, visitors to
the Riffe Gallery will have the opportunity to catch up with 15
of the early fellowship recipients. Each artist will exhibit at
least one work from the time of their early fellowship (or, in
several cases, fellowships) along with at least one work that
represents their current art-making interests. In this way,
viewers will be invited to explore changes and continuities
across two very different time periods and 15 unique artistic
About the Riffe Gallery
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, established March 17, 1989, showcases the work of Ohios artists
and the collections of the states museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallery
is located in the Vern Riffe Center for the Government and the Arts, across from
the Statehouse on High Street in Downtown Columbus. Please note: we do not accept
proposals from individual artists. If you are interested in learning more about
our exhibition process, e-mail Mary Gray,
Visiting the Gallery
Tuesday 10 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 10 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 – 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday noon – 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays and state holidays.
Closed Sunday, April 5, 2015
Admission is free.
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