Out of an abundance of caution, the Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OAC Riffe Gallery has an extensive offering of digital art archives both on our website and our social media pages. Recordings of past artist talks and exhibition tours are available at any time on our Facebook  page.

OAC RIFFE GALLERY:
OHIO DIASPORA: ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER AND OHIO ARTISTS

 

This brief video gives viewers a taste of some of the artwork and stories shared in Ohio Diaspora: Art from the Collection of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery. A virtual gallery experience will be shared here soon so guests can explore this exhibition in full. Thank you for your patience.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery presents Ohio Diaspora: Art from the Collection of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists. The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center educates the public about African American history and culture, from African origins to the present by collecting, preserving, and interpreting material evidence of the Black experience. The exhibition was curated by Rosa Rojas. 

Featured artists include Tracy Ameen (Chagrin Falls), Ron Anderson (Columbus), Talle Bamazi (Columbus), Queen Brooks (Columbus), Johnny Coleman (Oberlin), Bing Davis (Dayton), Joe F. Howard (Columbus), Morris T. Howard (Dayton), Jimi Jones (Cincinnati), Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi (West Chester), Lisa McLymont (Columbus), Faith Moore (Columbus), James A. Padgett (Wilberforce), Bruce Robinson (Columbus), April Sunami (Columbus), Tariq Tarey (New Albany), and Shirley Tucker (Dayton).

 

All Riffe Gallery events have been postponed until further notice.

 

Colorful, bright artwork

Wood Burning Symbology with Queen Brooks | POSTPONED

Participants will use colored pencils and wood burning tools to create art incorporating symbols on wood. Image credit: Queen Brooks, "Abidjan Memories," 2006

 

Artwork depicting two women

Friends and Family Workshop with April Sunami | POSTPONED

Participants will show how one object can become two different canvases –one for a concept on the outside, and the other for the opposite concept on the inside. Image credit: April Sunami, "Love Dialectic," 2016

 

Black and white artwork depicting tow boys, one in a wheelbarrow

Artist Talk with Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi | POSTPONED

Learn about the artist's inspirations, journey, and creative process in this educational artist talk. Image credit: "I am my Brother's Keeper"

 

Photograph of a smiling woman

Creative Writing Workshop with Rose Smith | POSTPONED

Grow your creative writing skills with award-winning performance poet, author, and Cave Canem fellow Rose Smith as she guides participants through this educational workshop. Image courtesy of woub.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 committed to accessibility. For more information, click here

The gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

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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 exhibitionsvisit our exhibitions archive page

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.



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riffegallery@oac.ohio.gov
614-644-9624

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


 

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