The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery in collaboration with the Ohio Art Education Foundation presents a juried exhibition showcasing art educators as artists. Members of the Ohio Art Education Association divisions of Elementary, Middle, Secondary, Higher Education, Museum, Supervision Policy and Administration, and Emeritus were invited to participate. Jurors for Art Educators as Artists include Carol Stewart, Elsie Sanchez, and Michael Seiler, who have selected 68 artworks from 46 Ohio educators.
The following artists are featured in this exhibition: Crystal J. Anderson, Susan Ayers, Lauren Bakker, Jessie Barbarich,Cherie K. Bauer, Patricia Boone, R. Darden Bradshaw, Stephanie Clements, Kim Covell Maurer, Sarah Curry, Sylvia Dick,Mary Anne Donovan, Jeanne Efterpe, Jean Gidich-Holbrook, Irene Maginniss, Lisa A. Girlie, Melanie Greiner, Mary Anne Grimwade, Michele Hamsher, Abby Hanser, Vicki Hatfield, Adrian Vance Hawk, Ann S. Hymel, Amelia C. Joynes, Jonathan Juravich, Erica L. Kenny, Sandra Kight, David King, Kristin Kowalski, Margie Meiners Metz, Megan Newton, Mitzi Noland,Ramya Ravisankar, Kurt Reichert, Thad Ricker, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Karen Saunders, Jamie Schorsch, Tera Stockdale, Alice Bordenkircher Tavani, Jane Taylor, Stephen Tornero, Kimberly Waters-Burghy, John Whitman, Susan Washam Witten, and Matt Young.
ALL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Saturday, November 3, 1- 4 p.m.
Meet the artists, jurors, and other art educators and enthusiasts. Live music by artist and educator Jim Ledford. The gallery will be open regular hours on November 1 and 2.
DOWNTOWN ART SUNDAY
Sunday, November 4, noon - 6 p.m.
This event brings together nine downtown art spaces for a day of art with special programming. The OAC Riffe Gallery will offer a hands-on art activity with artist and emeritus educator Kurt Reichert from 1 - 3 p.m.
No reservations necessary; however, space is limited to 15 for each drop-in workshop. Materials supplied.
Wednesday, November 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Create fused-glass collages with artist Irene Maginniss.
Wednesday, November 28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Make sculpture assemblages using natural materials with artist Alice Bordenkircher Tavani.
Wednesday, December 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
So, you think you can't draw? Learn how with artist Susan Washam Witten.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Thursday, November 29, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Inspired by the 68 artworks in the gallery, celebrate your individual creative process through writing about your surroundings, guided by lifelong arts educator Mimi Chenfeld. Space is limited, register at riffegallery.org.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 1, 1 - 3 p.m.
Create unconventional family portraits using inanimate objects that define who we are as individuals with National Teacher of the Year finalist and 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year Jonathan Juravich. Space is limited, register at riffegallery.org.
ABOUT THE OAC RIFFE GALLERY
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. The OAC Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.
Hours: Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state holidays.
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ABOUT THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at oac.ohio.gov.
For more images from current, upcoming, and past exhibitions, visit the OAC's Riffe Gallery Flickr. For more information about past exhibitions, visit our exhibitions archive page.
IN THE VERN RIFFE CENTER LOBBY
Inside Looking Out: Creative Works by Ohio Prison Inmates | Dec. 19, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2018
Inmates from several Ohio prison facilities create works of art with unexpected, imaginative recycled materials in addition to conventional media. The exhibition is presented by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the OAC Riffe Gallery, and the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee.
Closed Sundays and all state holidays.
MARY GRAY | Riffe Gallery Director
Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
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