An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 10, 2021 12:00 am
One event on April 30, 2021 12:00 am at 12:00 pm
One event on June 12, 2021 12:00 am at 1:00 pm
One event on July 8, 2021 12:00 am at 2:00 pm
One event on May 6, 2021 12:00 am at 12:00 pm
One event on May 20, 2021 12:00 am at 6:00 pm
One event on June 3, 2021 12:00 am at 6:00 pm
One event on June 17, 2021 12:00 am at 6:30 pm
One event on July 1, 2021 12:00 am at 12:00 pm
One event on July 10, 2021 12:00 am at 2:00 pm
The Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery presents After Hours: Artwork by State of Ohio Employees 2021. After Hours is inspired by an exhibition the OAC Riffe Gallery produced in 1990, only a year after the gallery opened its doors. The exhibition displayed artwork utilizing various media made by Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts employees. In this third iteration, the exhibition showcases the creativity of government employees across the Buckeye State. The exhibition’s esteemed juror is Ken Emerick, the OAC’s former director of Artist Programs/Percent for Art Program. After Hours features the work of 44 artists from across the state.
After Hours features artists from Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Hilliard, New Albany, Reynoldsburg and Franklin County.
April 29, 2021 – July 10, 2021
All Riffe Gallery events are free and online, unless otherwise noted.
Juror’s Tour with Ken Emerick
Friday, April 30, Noon – 1 p.m.
Join the gallery on Facebook for a livestreamed tour of After Hours: Artwork from State of Ohio Employees, hosted by juror Ken Emerick, the Ohio Arts Council’s former director of Artist Programs/Percent for Art.
Image Credit: Beth Malchus Stafa, “Pause”
Friends and Family Workshop with Brandon Doup
Saturday, June 12, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Ohio artist Brandon Doup creates pictorial, map-like work from his bank of “mental snapshots” and memories. In this workshop participants can explore their own favorite places and personal histories to create a mixed-media “memory” painting.
Image Credit: Brandon Doup, “2016-18: View from my Cubicle”
Creative Writing Workshop with Chiquita Mullins Lee
Thursday, July 8, 2 – 3 p.m.
Join Chiquita Mullins Lee, writer, performer, and OAC arts learning coordinator, for this reflective Creative Writing Workshop. Participants will explore narrative writing in this virtual workshop through examining the work in the exhibition and focusing their insights on character development and creating a sense of place and story. Image courtesy of the Chiquita Mullins Lee.
Virtual Artist Talks
Hear from artists as they livestream artist talks from the Riffe Gallery and share their creative journeys, processes, and inspirations.
Register at RiffeGallery.EventBrite.com
Jennifer Whitten | Thursday, May 6, Noon – 1 p.m.
Michael Bush | Thursday, May 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Teresa Witt | Thursday, June 3, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Jonathan Grimm | Thursday, June 17, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Robyn Schaffer | Thursday, July 1, Noon – 1 p.m.
After Hours Creative Conversation
Saturday, July 10, 2 – 3 p.m.
Join us as exhibiting artists discuss the importance of maintaining and growing their creative endeavors outside their careers as state employees.