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Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists

Flashback to Now, on view at the Riffe gallery until October 18, brings together a fascinating assortment of works from 15 artists, each of whom received an Ohio Arts Council fellowship in the 1980s. The works on display represent a wide array of styles and media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, basketry, and […]

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Riffe Gallery To Remain Open After Talk of Closure

Walker Evans Walker Evans Riffe Gallery To Remain Open After Talk of Closure

Late Friday afternoon, some emails were circulating in the local arts community expressing concern about the possible closure of the Riffe Gallery, located at 77 South High Street. The Gallery, established in 1989, is one of the premiere spaces to see the work of Ohio artists, as managed and maintained by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). […]

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Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection

 Jeff Regensburger Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection

Whether by chance or by design, printmaking in all its forms has garnered a fair amount of interest from Columbus museums and galleries this spring. In March, the Keny Galleries presented a terrific selection of American prints in their exhibition The American Experience: Master Prints (1853-2014). On nearly the same schedule, and just a few miles […]

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Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest

 Jeff Regensburger Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest

The current practice among art museums of organizing blockbuster exhibitions by established artists certainly yields dividends in terms of visitors, media attention, and revenue. All of these things have become especially important as economic conditions force cultural institutions to do more with less. When pressure to increase revenue and demonstrate a return on investment mounts […]

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Kleibacker: New York Designer to Ohio Curator

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release wrote The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery Presents a Unique Fashion-Focused Retrospective The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery presents Kleibacker: New York Designer to Ohio Curator from May 8 through July 6, 2008. A retrospective of curatorial and design work by nationally recognized fashion icon Charles Kleibacker, this exhibition brings together original garments, […]

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