Past Exhibits

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, 2016 to March 26, 2016

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 […]

Art 360°: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio

January 29 through March 26

The egg symbolizes life and plays a part in both Jewish and Christian religious holidays in springtime, be it the roasted egg on a Passover Seder plate, or the Easter egg acting as a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave. The decorated ostrich eggs in the gallery are the vision of collector Charles Bluestone. Moved […]

Images of Steel in Portsmouth & New Boston: The 1920s and ‘30s

January 29 through March 26

An Ackerman Collection Exhibition

The Portsmouth Steel Works employed some 5,000 workers who toiled at ovens and furnaces, making products for worldwide markets. These images document the scale of operations at the time of the 1936 strike, which left one dead, others injured, made national headlines, and contributed to the unionization of American industry. Exhibit curated by Andrew Feight, Ph.D.

The Space Between: The Work of Clara Crockett and Alan Crockett

When two people co-exist, living and working side by side, there exists between them a space. This space, much like the interval between objects oriented in close proximity, contains a spark, a charge, where a world of possibility awaits. Some call it spatial tension, where an invisible force attracts objects that are so close, yet […]

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