COMING SOON! OPENING APRIL 30, Noon — 4 p.m.

 

 The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery Presents:

 

 

Black Life as subject Matter II

Curated by Willis "Bing" Davis 

Produced and circulated by EbonNia Gallery

April 30 - July 8, 2022

 

 

It has been said that we express best that which we know the most about. What we know best is our own life experience. The joy, the sorrow, the pain, and the hopes – in one’s life, the community, or a nation, is often reflected through the creative arts. Artists, musicians, poets, dramatist have always been griots, storytellers. To fully gage the temperature of a community or a nation, we need to listen deeply to the songs it sings, the spoken words it speaks, the dramatic events it performs, the movement of its dancers, and the images that adorn the interior and exterior walls. The arts may not have solutions to all the problems in society, but the arts have the energy and power to identify things to celebrate and preserve, but to also reveal questions worthy of broad consideration and discussion within the community and the nation. BLACK LIFE in all its manifestations is, indeed, a worthy subject MATTER for creative expression by African American visual artists in search of truth and beauty.

 

Pre-register for events online at www.riffegallery.eventrbrite.com

 

Featured artists include: Tracy Ameen, Larry Winston CollinsAbner CopeCedric Cox, Chelsea Craig, Shon Curtis, Dwayne Daniel, Clifford Darrett, Derrick Davis, Willis "Bing" Davis, Gregg DeGroat, Deborah Dixon, Horace Dozier Sr., Lois Fortson-Kirk, Erin Glenn, Dale Goode, Al HardenKevin HarrisMorris T. HowardThomas HudsonJimi JonesCynthia Lockhart, Robert Parkey III, James Pate, Craig Screven, Jared Thorne, Frances Turner, Andrea Walker Cummings, Yvette Walker-Dalton, Evan Williams, Ronnie Williams 

 

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

 

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Images From the Exhibiton:

 

Black Life as subject Matter II

 

 

 

 




The 2020-22 Ohio House of Representatives High School Student Art Virtual Exhibition 

The Ohio House of Representatives High School Student Art Exhibit, also known as “The 99 Show” is a collaboration with the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Art Education Association to mount a student exhibition representing all 99 House Districts in the State of Ohio. The exhibition recognizes the talents, creativity and innovation of students who receive high quality arts education instruction as part of their academic experience in school. It represents art by some of Ohio’s finest high school artists.

The biennial show is displayed in the Statehouse walkway that connects the Riffe Center to the Statehouse in Columbus. This is the same passage legislators take to and from their offices every day. It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the great work of our art students to their representatives in state government.

 

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.

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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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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.

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
 

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.



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

Riffe Gallery Hours:

Open House:
April 30, Noon - 4 p.m.

April 30 - July 8, 2022
Tues. – Fri. 
Noon – 5 p.m.

Hours subject to change based on CDC and state guidelines. Closed for all state holidays. Closed April 11 - 29, May 30, June 20, July 4


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


 

 

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