City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

2017 Exhibit Schedule


On view...

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Central Ohio Glass Masters curated by Hal Stevens
August 28-October 26

Reception October 8 from 2 - 4pm
Featuring the remarkable skill and talent of central Ohio studio glass artists. You will find vessels and sculpture with brilliant, light-catching color and designs unique to the medium of glass.

Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour Site October 7 & 8

Coming up...

Muse Gallery:  Currents
November 1-30   reception
The artists in this show have all been influenced by the sea in this current body of work.  Christina Hall-Strauss when she travelled to Normandy; Lauren Mantecon is from Oregon and her work reflects the influence of the misty landscape and the ocean, and Kevin Keiser has vacation house in Maine.  

Previous Exhibit Schedule
2017

Goodwill "Flight"
January 5-27

The Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery is an innovative fine arts program serving over 80 artists with disabilities and other barriers. This program offers the opportunity for creative self-expression, improved self-esteem, increased life satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment through encouragement and collaboration with professional artists. This process results in the creation of high quality artwork that is original and expressive. The artists gain recognition through exhibitions in local galleries, Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery exhibitions, the Goodwill Columbus website, and social media. Sales of artwork provide income for artists and help us to continue our programming.

Upper Arlington Elementary Schools
February 1-24
Work on display comes from Barrington, Greensview, St. Agatha, St. Andrew, Tremont, Wellington, Wickliffe and Windermere Elementary Schools.

Upper Arlington Middle Schools
March 1-24
Students from Hastings, Jones, St. Agatha, St. Andrew, and Wellington share their artworks in the Concourse Gallery.

Upper Arlington High Schools
April 3-21
Reception April 11 from 5:30-6:30 pm
Students at Upper Arlington High School and Wellington bring their artwork for visitors to view in the Concourse Gallery. 

Interpreting Spaces and Places
May 1-June 23
Architect George Acock and Artist Casey Bradley share a love for the built environment.  Preserving and honoring buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts through art reminds us of a city’s culture and complexity and maintains a sense of history.   Utilizing very different materials these two artists share a common affinity for the world around us and its aesthetic. Join us as we explore the world through these artists’ eyes.

Flux
July 3-August 18
Joseph Van Kerkhove is a traditional printmaker with unconventional methods. By editing, slicing and reassembling the prints and combining them with objects of everyday reality, he creates new images. Kristin Kowalski brings the power of form and surface in her botanical inspired ceramic sculptures. She addresses the concept of personal growth and development with the interaction of abstract forms and floral elements. Her use of textures and color in a three-dimensional space compliments and emphasizes Van Kerkhove’s work, allowing the show to explode with color and meaning.

2016

Focus
January 9-29
The FOCUS Group is a photography club of enthusiastic amateur and professional photographers with varied backgrounds who live in central Ohio.  Since its founding in 1998 by Abdi Roble and Bill Nieberding, the members of this organization have shared their passion for photography with one another in meetings, and with the public through exhibitions.

Upper Arlington Elementary Schools
February 3-26
Work on display comes from Barrington, Greensview, St. Agatha, St. Andrew, Tremont, Wellington, Wickliffe and Windermere Elementary Schools.

Upper Arlington Middle Schools
March 3-30
Students from Hastings, Jones, St. Agatha, St. Andrew, and Wellington share their artworks in the Concourse Gallery.

Upper Arlington High Schools
April 6-28
Students at Upper Arlington High School and Wellington bring their artwork for visitors to view in the Concourse Gallery.

Retrospective, 1980-2015 Yasue Sakaoka
May 4–June 24 
For three decades Yasue Sakaoka has been living and creating in Columbus OH and she has spent her entire career exploring ways to share her passion for the arts. Yasue’s contributions to the arts in our community involve everything from curating exhibitions and engaging artists to conducting Origami workshops for our community’s further engagement in the arts.

Celebrating UA 
July 1-August 19
Reception:July 14, 5–7 p.m.
What do a ceramicist; a painter and a photographer have in common? They are all artists living and creating in Upper Arlington and part of our Celebrating UA exhibit in the Concourse Gallery. Join us as we celebrate creativity in Upper Arlington showcasing two-dimensional and three-dimensional work from artists living and creating in Upper Arlington.

Artful Books
August 24-October 27
Reception: September 17, 1–3 p.mAn altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning.  An altered book artist takes a book (old, new, recycled or multiple) and cuts, tears, glues, burns, folds, paints, adds to, collages, rebinds, gold-leafs, creates pop-ups, rubber-stamps, drills, bolts, and/or be-ribbons it. Some change the shape of the book, or use multiple books in the creation of the finished piece of art.  Altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture. On view in the Concourse Gallery, altered books from artists who take the art form to new places. 

Vessels:
Works by Paul Weber, Kate Menke and Rebecca Rea 

November 1-30
Reception November 4 5-7pm
Three artists explore “vessels” in their work and the resulting pieces span a range of interpretations and techniques. In each case the artist infuses the work with his or her own symbolism and invites the viewer to look beyond the vessel itself and see what meaning it may contain. 


2015
 
Upper Arlington
Elementary Schools
February 5-27
 
Upper Arlington
Middle Schools
March 5-27
 
Upper Arlington
High Schools
April 2-24
 
Beyond Photography
May 1-June 26
This show brought together a diverse group of artists who use photography as an element of their work; from photogravure, encaustic, and iPhone snaps; stretching the traditional view of photography.
 
Divergent Path
July 2-August 14
Frauke Palmer, Daniel King and Sue King interpret their worlds through the tools at hand, scissors, brushes, scanners, threads; the path is there if you look closely.
 
Beyond Limbs and Leaves: Rekindling UA Ash
August 20-October 23
In an effort to remember the Ash trees felled by the Emerald Ash Borer in Ohio, the City of Upper Arlington’s Concourse Gallery invited artists around Ohio to create a piece or two showcasing the characteristics of ash wood. Watch some of our Beyond Limbs & Leaves artists at work in a Columbus Dispatch video here
 
Muse Gallery: An Argentinian View
Nov 2-Dec 4
Muse Gallery is thrilled to represent many international artists, including Argentinian artists Sol Halabi, Tania Abrile, as well as the work of Jorje Chai, Tolosa and Susarte.  As with all countries, turmoil, political upheaval, changes in environment, all work to influence the artists’ work.
 
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