SHIFT: Artists Thinking Globally and Acting Locally is a snapshot of artists living and working in Ohio who embody an art practice that prioritizes universal transformation by starting from within their immediate purview.
Concepts and approaches to artmaking that are both intimately distinctive as well as internationally conscious can support and become a catalyst for change at all levels of society. In this moment of environmental crisis, ongoing social unrest, and political upheaval in the United States as well as abroad, the arenas in which artists might be able to affect change are severely contracted yet have profound implications. The 11 artists in SHIFT create art with the understanding that a commitment to the collective begins with a devotion to the intimately personal.
SHIFT features artists Alison Crocetta and Danielle Julian Norton
from Columbus, Ohio.
July 31 – October 9, 2021
All Riffe Gallery events are free and online, unless otherwise noted.
Curator’s Tour with Maria Seda Reeder
Friday, July 30, Noon – 1 p.m.
Join the gallery on Facebook for a livestreamed tour of SHIFT: Artists Thinking Globally and Acting Locally. Maria Seda Reeder, curator, writer, and contemporary art lecturer, will lead guests through a tour of the exhibition and share her curatorial process.
Image credit: Autumn Bland, “ROBBYGEE, West Akron”
Friends and Family Workshop
with Tracy Featherstone
Saturday, September 11, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Artist and arts educator Tracy Featherstone uses a variety of sustainable practices and materials to create her “Overspray” print-paintings. Participants will explore pochoir printmaking through stencil and layering techniques to create their own “Overspray” artwork.
Image Credit: Tracy Featherstone, “Overspray: Machanize”
Creative Writing Workshop with
Thu, October 7, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Join Kari Gunter-Seymour, the 2020 Ohio Poet of the Year and Ohio Poet Laureate, for an introspective writers workshop. Kari will use the free-writing technique and a series of sensory exercises and prompts focused on bringing participants to a state of mindfulness as we consider how to unite our sense of place with our role as global citizens.
SHIFT Creative Conversation
Wednesday, August 4, Noon – 1 p.m.
Join us on Zoom as exhibiting artists discuss their work in the exhibition and how their practices incorporate local and global perspectives.
Image Credit: Kevin Harris, “Agua De Beber”
Virtual Artist Talks
Hear from artists as they livestream artist talks from the Riffe Gallery and share their creative journeys, processes, and inspirations.
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