Past Exhibits

River Currents 2.0: Works by Carole Estepp, Charlie Haskins, and Kevin Lyles

November 18, 2016 to January 14, 2017

This annual exhibition brings together artists that are currently living and working in the Ohio River region. The unique landscape, Appalachian influences, climate, and pace of life contribute to the forming of the creative voices of the region. These three artists, working in diverse media, have developed their own distinct, creative response to the Appalachian […]

The Eloquent Object: Works by Ray Kleinlein and Jennifer Holt

August 27 – November 4, 2016

An exhibition that invites us to see everyday objects in fascinating ways!

TWO ARTISTS RETURN TO THEIR OHIO ROOTS! Tennessee painter Ray Kleinlein and Arizona ceramic sculptor Jennifer Holt explore the world of the commonplace. What we normally overlook becomes paramount as we discover the beauty of the everyday objects around us. Kleinlein’s realistic paintings are lush and rich. He renders towels you can reach for, a […]

Cream of the Crop 2016

June 11 through August 12

The Southern Ohio Museum is pleased to invite area artists to participate in the summer exhibition entitled Cream of the Crop 2016. This is the fifteenth biennial juried exhibition of works by artists living and working within an 85 mile radius of Portsmouth and an exciting showcase for the finest art in the region. There […]

Moving Toward the Light: Watercolors by Joseph Raffael

Opening April 15, 2016

  Since Joseph Raffael’s move to France from California, almost 30 years ago, the artist has focused exclusively on watercolor, using it in ways unique to him, working wet into wet, as if he were painting in oil. Serendipitous events occur as the paint flows fluidly through what Robert Hughes, the former Times magazine critic, […]

Elijah Pierce’s Woodcarvings: Salvation and Community

January 29 through March 26

Curated by: John F. Moe, Ph.D. Department of English, The Ohio State University The title of this exhibit, “Troubling the Waters”, illustrates one focus of Elijah Pierce’s art work. Mr. Pierce, as nearly everyone called him, believed that people had a moral responsibility to actively work toward making a better world.  In the course of […]

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