Mary Jo Bole Artist Talk


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery

77 S. High Street

Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts

Columbus, OH 43215


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Join us at the Riffe Gallery on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm to hear Mary Jo Bole speak about her artwork as part of our programming for Women to Watch Ohio - 2018, on view May 3-July 7.


The impermanence of permanence is a recurring theme in Mary Jo Boles sculptures, installations, and other creative projects. She investigates this quality from a perspective shaped by the artifacts of Victorian leftover culture she encountered in her familys home and by the rustbelt decay of Cleveland, where she grew up. She is now based in Columbus, where she was a professor in the department of art at The Ohio State University. Recent solo exhibitions include Tombs and Toilets at Mt. Saint Marys College in Los Angeles (2014) and William Busta Gallery in Cleveland (2015) and Family White Elephant 1860 at the Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design (2015). Her work was also featured in the group exhibition Heavy Metal at the Akron Art Museum (2017). She is currently making a video documentary supported by an artist residency at the Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Studio Program at The Ohio State University.