ON VIEW AT THE RIFFE GALLERY 

Creating Identity from Place | July 26 - October 13, 2018
Creating Identity from Place showcases 73 paintings and drawings created from direct observation in nature by 19 members of the Ohio Plein Air Society. Curated by Artistic Director Charlotte Gordon of the Southern Ohio Museum, this exhibition of Midwestern landscapes is a natural reflection on the everyday beauty of Ohio.


Image credit: Robin Roberts, An Evening at Malabar Farm, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 15 1/2" x 19 1/2"

The Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery presents Creating Identity from Place, an exhibition of works created by members of the Ohio Plein Air Society, July 26 – October 13, 2018.

Creating Identity from Place showcases 73 paintings and drawings created from direct observation in nature by 19 members of the Ohio Plein Air Society. Curated by Artistic Director Charlotte Gordon of the Southern Ohio Museum, this exhibition of Midwestern landscapes is a natural reflection on the everyday beauty of Ohio.

The exhibition features artists Jon Browning (Grandview), Ed Charney (New Carlisle), Thomas Cole (Dublin), Nora Daniel (Zanesville), Debra Joyce Dawson (Pataskala), Edie Dean (Columbus), Jim Glover (Worthington), Larry Golba (Toledo), Ray Hassard (Cincinnati), Cody Heichel (Columbus), Ann Ferguson Kah (Macedonia), Karen LaValley (Westerville), Chris Leeper (Canfield), Michael McEwan (Columbus), Robin Roberts (Ashland), Doreen St. John (Hartville), Bridgette Turner (Columbus), Michelle Walker (Wapakoneta), Mary Jane Ward (Columbus).

EVENTS & PROGRAMMING | Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception | Thurs., July 26, 5 - 7 p.m. 
Join us in celebrating the natural beauty of Ohio on display in this gorgeous exhibition, meet the artists and curator, and enjoy classical guitar by Mark Gonzalez and Chris Swanson of The Knot Duo.

Curator’s Tour | Fri., July 27, 12 - 1 p.m. 
Join us during the lunch hour to hear Artistic Director Charlotte Gordon of the Southern Ohio Museum speak about this exhibition.

Pastel Workshops
Doreen St. John | Wed., Aug. 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ray Hassard | Thurs., Sept. 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Draw an outdoor scene of downtown Columbus using pastel pigments in one of two sessions led by artists from the exhibition.
No reservation is necessary; however, space is limited.

Friends & Family Workshop | Sat., Sept. 8, 1 – 3 p.m. 
Paint a simple outdoor scene of downtown Columbus using watercolor pigment with plein air artist Debra Joyce Dawson.
Space is limited, register HERE August 4 - Sept 7

Creative Writing Workshop | Thurs., Oct. 11, 5:30– 8 p.m.
Hone the craft of creative writing focusing on nature and identity with poet and author Diane Kendig.
Space is limited, register HERE August 4 - Sept 7

Drop -In Artist Demonstrations | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Karen LaValley | Wed., Aug. 8 
Cody Heichel | Wed., Aug. 15 
Robin Roberts | Thurs., Sept. 6 
Mary Jane Ward | Wed., Sept. 19 
Michael McEwan | Thurs., Sept. 27 
Michelle Walker | Thurs., Oct. 4

VIEW OUR MEDIA KIT FOR FULL MEDIA RELEASE & HI RES IMAGES

 

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR UPCOMING EXHIBITION: ART EDUCATORS AS ARTISTS, NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - JANUARY 5, 2019


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.

 

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.

FREE ADMISSION

MTWF 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
THUR  10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
SAT  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Sundays and all state holidays.

Contact

MARY GRAY | Riffe Gallery Director
mary.gray@oac.ohio.gov
614-728-2239

Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

 
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