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Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Artwork by State of Ohio Employees.

Inspired by the gallery's 1989 exhibition showcasing the work of Vern Riffe Center employees, the 2017 exhibition will feature artwork by 43 state employees across Ohio. Photography, sculpture, textiles, and painting highlight the diversity of state of Ohio employees’ artistic voices. 

Mary Cusick | Director of TourismOhio, State of Ohio
Kevin Milstead | Assistant Deputy Director, DAS/Human Resources Division, State of Ohio
Stephanie Rond | Visual Artist and Exhibition Consultant

EVENTS & PROGRAMMING | Free and open to the public

Opening Reception | Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m.
Join us for the public reception, meet the artists and jurors, and be the first to view this exhibition. Live music by Derek DiCenzo Duo.

Exhibition Tour | Friday, May 5, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Hear from After Hours Exhibition Consultant Stephanie Rond and several featured artists about their work.

Family and Friends Playshop with Cyrus Fire | Saturday, May 13, 2 – 4 p.m.
Scribble Jam, an exploration of the imagination through the subconscious art of scribbling. Register at from April 27 – May 11.

Writing Workshop with Chris Shaw Swanson | Thursday, June 1, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Tackling the Ten-Minute Play, tips on creating your short story and getting it on stage. Register at from April 27 – May 30.

DAYTIME DROP-IN WORKSHOPS | Everyone is welcome

Embroidery with Amanda Knapp | Friday, May 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Compose a work of art using thread as your medium.

Polymer Clay Sculptures with Dana Lynn Harper | Thursday, May 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Create a colorful succulent garden or an underwater coral seascape.

Beading with Jennifer Whitten | Thursday, June 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn bead embroidery techniques to create a tiny wearable work of art.

Angela Adkins | Environmental Specialist II, EPA
Christina Andrews | Paralegal, Ohio Attorney General's Office
John Arcaro | HT3 C/M, O.D.O.T.
Petey Atkinson | Assistant Sergeant at Arms, House of Representatives
Bethany Bass | Disability Claims Adjudicator 3, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Wendi Boggs | Project Manager, Administrative Services
Preston Boone | Energy Program Analyst, Ohio Development Services Agency
Lindsay Boyd | Electronic Design Specialist, Ohio Industrial Commission
Michael Bush | Member Services Rep., Ohio Public Employee Retirement Service
Linda Cochran | Clerk II, Development Agency Services
Peggy Day | Medicaid Health systems administrator 1, Medicaid
Barbara Dysart | Clerk 3, Ohio Dept. of Health
Cyrus Fire | Mail Clerk Messenger, Dept. Administrative Services
Russell Gibson | Environmental Manager, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Jonathan Grimm | Claims Examiner 2, Ohio Industrial Commission
Janet Hall | Consumer Protection Specialist, Attorney General
Bruce Hull | Electronic Design Specialist, ODOT
Sarah Jan Tausch | Competency-Based Education Program Administrator, Ohio Department of Education
Jon Keller | Professional Land Surveyor, Ohio Department of Transportation
Cindy Kelly | Researcher II, Commerce
Amanda Knapp | Library Consultant, State Library of Ohio
Kirstin Krumsee | Library Consultant, State Library of Ohio
James Lake | Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor, Opportunities For Ohioans With Disabilities
Jennifer Landau | HSPC/Medical Case Management Trainer, The Ohio Department of Health
Wenton Lin | Environmental Specialist, Ohio EPA
Lauren Lopez | Economist, Ohio Office of Budget and Management
Megan  Massara | Member Services Specialist I - Benefits Processing, School Emlpoyees Retirement System of Ohio
Saundra McPherson | CSA 2, PUCO
Andrew Miller | Analyst DAS OIT
Carl Mussenden | Environmental Specialist, Ohio EPA
Steve Nassano | Correctional Officer, L.E.C.I. Lebanon Correctional / Custody / Security
Chaz O'Neil | Assistant Director, Fine Arts, Ohio State Fair & Expo
Kelly Pickett | Assistant Librarian, Legislative Service Commission
Fritz Rauschenberg | Member, Ohio Parole Board, Rehabilitation and Correction
James Richardson | IT3, EPA
Michael Rodgers | PreGED/GED Teacher4, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Janus Koziak | Tax Examiner Agent, Ohio Department of Taxation            
Robyn Schaffer | Psychologist, Ohio Depart. of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Peter Simcic | Attorney, Ohio EPA
Laurie Stevenson | Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Amy Summers | Office Manager, TourismOhio - Development Services Agency
Ian Thomas | Planner 3, Development Services Agency
Karen Unroe | Administrative Professional 3, Ohio Board of Nursing
Jennifer Whitten | Human Service Program Administrator 3, ODRC/ Grafton Correctional Institution

After Hours is produced by the OAC Riffe Gallery. Media support is provided by CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM.


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When and Where

Date / Time
Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA

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