River Currents 4.0
December 5, 2019 – February 1, 2020
New work by Katherine Cox, Lacy Golden Davis, and Santha Gwyn
An in-depth look at the work of three local artists. While working in different media, they each reflect a personal narrative of the region.
Grace Martin Taylor:
February 15 – April 11, 2020….In the Kricker Gallery
A Life in Art
Born in Morgantown, WV in 1903, Taylor studied at WVU, and then at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Taylor spent a lifetime exploring printmaking, painting, and collage, reflecting a unique Appalachian sentiment throughout her work. Her work is in many public collections, including the Smithsonian, Boston Museum of Art, and the British Museum.
January 15 – June 10, 2020….In the Richards Gallery
Coming to art later in life, Queen Brooks has wasted no time in developing her own, unique voice. Working in multi-media, and often forming constructions, Brooks’ work is refreshing, honest, and captivating. Holding an MFA from OSU, Brooks has received the Lila Wallace, Readers Digest International Artist Award, granting an artist-in-residence in the French port city of Abidjan on the Ivory Coast. She has received many awards, including the Ohioana Career Award.
CCM Chamber Music Comp. Winners
Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm…In the Theatre
Witness the renowned talent Cincinnati Chamber Music Competition winners.
The Pattern of Love: The Work of Sumiko and Kaname Takada
April 25 – June 10….In the Kricker Gallery
Husband and wife artists Sumiko and Kaname Takada share a life in clay. Each, in very different ways, explores the intricasies of complex geometric designs integrated into, and onto, elegant vessel forms; she inlays colored clays into carved designs while he layers glazes in complex geometric patterns over the surface.
Curtis Taylor – Jazz Concert
May 29, 7:00pm
For this year’s Plaza Party, Grammy Award Winning Trumpet Player CURTIS TAYLOR will be performing. We’re fortunate to have such unique talent at a FREE concert here in Portsmouth.
Cream of the Crop
June 27 – August 25, 2020
In the Kricker and Richards Galleries.
The best of the region! Open to artists who reside within an 85 mile radius of Portsmouth, the Cream of the Crop is a competitive, juried exhibition that showcases the best of the region.
It is the time when our community embraces the unique voices of creativity from our distinct area.
Artwork due June 13 – 16.
Opening reception and awards June 27, 6:00 pm.
PENDING – Farmer and Adele on The Roy Rogers Esplanade
You’ve seen them at the Museum for our County Western Christmas Spectacular! Now witness them in all their yipping yehawing glory on the Roy Rogers Esplanade! Yip!
River Rats Concert
September 24th, 7:00pm
Our fabled local music concert of only the best local river talent ears can hear. Lineup Pending!