Opening Reception, Creating Identity from Place


5:00 PM to 7:00 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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Opening Reception | Thurs., July 26, 5 - 7 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the natural beauty of Ohio on display in Creating Identity from Place, an exhibition of works created by members of the Ohio Plein Air Society. Meet the artists and curator, and enjoy classical guitar by Mark Gonzalez and Chris Swanson of The Knot Duo.

Creating Identity from Place showcases 73 paintings and drawings created from direct observation in nature by 19 members of the Ohio Plein Air Society. Curated by Artistic Director Charlotte Gordon of the Southern Ohio Museum, this exhibition of Midwestern landscapes is a natural reflection on the everyday beauty of Ohio. 

The exhibition features artists Jon Browning (Grandview), Ed Charney (New Carlisle), Thomas Cole (Dublin), Nora Daniel (Zanesville), Debra Joyce Dawson (Pataskala), Edie Dean (Columbus), Jim Glover (Worthington), Larry Golba (Toledo), Ray Hassard (Cincinnati), Cody Heichel (Columbus), Ann Ferguson Kah (Macedonia), Karen LaValley (Westerville), Chris Leeper (Canfield), Michael McEwan (Columbus), Robin Roberts (Ashland), Doreen St. John (Hartville), Bridgette Turner (Columbus), Michelle Walker (Wapakoneta), Mary Jane Ward (Columbus).