SHIFT: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

 July 31 - October 9, 2021

SHIFT: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally is a snapshot of artists living and working in Ohio who embody an art practice that prioritizes universal transformation by starting from within their immediate purview. The exhibition is curated by Maria Seda Reeder.

Concepts and approaches to art making that are both intimately distinctive as well as internationally conscious can support and become a catalyst for radical change at all levels of society. In this moment of environmental crisis, ongoing social unrest and political upheaval in the United States as well as abroad, the arenas in which artists might be able to affect change are severely contracted yet have profound implications. The twelve artists in SHIFT create art with the understanding that a commitment to the collective begins with a devotion to the intimately personal.

Featured artists include Amber J. Anderson, Autumn Bland, Alison Crocetta, Lauren Davies, Tracy Featherstone, Terrance Hammonds, Kevin Harris, M. Carmen Lane, Lorena Molina, Danielle Julian Norton, and Xia Zhang. 

Media support is provided by CD92.9CitySceneOhio Channel, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM.



2021 Riffe Biennial Juried Exhibition 
Oct. 29, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Opening reception: Oct. 30, 2021
Quilt National 2021 Traveling Exhibition
Jan. 28, 2022 - April 9, 2022
Opening reception: Jan. 29, 2022
Black Life as Subject Matter
April 29, 2022 - July 9, 2022
Opening reception: April 30, 2022
2022 Ohio Watercolor Society
July 29 - Oct. 8., 2022
Opening reception: July 30, 2022
Ohio Lake Erie Commission,  Sept. 14 - Oct 21, 2021
National League of American Pen Women, Feb. 22 - April 9, 2022
Dublin Area Art League, May 24 - July 9, 2022 
Appalachia Project, Aug. 23 - Oct. 8, 2022


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.

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