Main Gallery

"Boundary Lines"

January 7th – February 12th
Closing reception February 11th, 2022 6-8PM

This show brings together four artists working in different mediums that connect over the idea of boundaries. All of them test the boundaries of their materials, as well as boundaries of domestic spaces and the roles we play within those spaces, especially those that have been stretched over the course of the pandemic. How can domestic spaces become sanctuary? How can a domestic object become something sacred and other? How can a parent become a goddess in the midst of laundry and sheltering in place?

Fine Art Exhibitions

The Main Gallery hosts group, individual and juried art exhibitions. The exhibitions typically run 5-6 weeks, with a wide range of themes and media. Artists from across the state of Ohio, United States, and beyond feature their work in this beautiful and unique space.

2022 Main Gallery Exhibition Schedule

Boundary Lines

January 7th – February 12

This show brings together four artists – Erin Furimsky, Nathan Gorgen, Molly Jo Burke, and Katie Davis. All of them test the boundaries of their materials, as well as boundaries of domestic spaces and the roles we play within those spaces, especially those that have been stretched over the course of the pandemic. How can domestic spaces become sanctuary? How can a domestic object become something sacred and other? How can a parent become a goddess in the midst of laundry and sheltering in place?

Frayed

February 18th – March 26th

Artists Helen Hoffelt and Char Norman have traveled extensively together, gathering inspiration and materials from the environment. This exhibition is the result of a trip to Ecuador, specifically, Selva Vida Sin Fronteras – Amazon Reserve for Peace. The artists’ intent is to bring awareness to the issues and impacts and human responses to the environment. The work comprises a combination of materials and techniques, relating to the expertise of each individual artist as well as joint explorations and discoveries.

John Wahling Retrospective

April 1st – May 7th

A long-time weaving and fiber arts instructor at the Cultural Arts Center is remembered in this exhibition which presents the incredible breadth of his artistry in wood, fiber, paper, dye, and paint.

Art at the Center - Student and Faculty Show

May 13th – June 18th

Every 2 years, the artists of the Cultural Arts Center (students, faculty, and staff) show off the results of their creative efforts. Classes from 9 different studios present an amazing range of media and styles.

Evie Zimmer: Floral Arrangement

June 24th – July 30th

An analytical thinker, Evie Zimmer plans and executes her painting with thoughtful intention. Her large works in oil abstract floral and organic forms in striking complexity. She finds the visual energy of vivid colors and intricate designs mesmerizing and hopes the viewer also senses that energy.

Ancestral Voices: Dynamic Females of Greek Myth, History and Family

Augus 5th – September 10th

Born and raised in the shadow of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, Evangelia Philippidis considers herself a daughter of the ancient goddesses and historical female heroes of her beloved homeland. These impressive women were mirrored in the feminine community who surrounded her as a child, and fired her imagination.

The Earth is Us: Forging a New Relationship

September 16th – October 29th

As we face critical issues affecting the Earth, we need to develop a better understanding of humans’ relationship with our planet. Artists invited to participate in this exhibition explore the importance of environmental stewardship from personal perspectives. Their work draws from the wisdom of both ancient peoples and modern science; and seeks to show how what happens within the ground beneath our feet, and in the air we breathe, is mirrored within our bodies.

Best Served Cold / Memento: Time and Place

November 4th – December 17th

With “Best Served Cold”, artist Shelley Baird presents a delightfully macabre exhibition of table settings with newspaper stories of murder printed on napkins – all involving food. Balancing these works, Anita Dawson brings us “Memento: Time and Place”, work representing her thinking about a kind of “Golden Age” in American life and the possibility of its loss. Messages from nature in the form of birds, rabbits, frogs and the consolation of beauty iin moments like a summer afternoon or dusk in a garden create scenarios for quiet reflection.

Gallery Proposal Guidelines

The Main Gallery comprises approximately 2800 sq. ft. We feature several types of exhibits – invitational shows, theme shows, and responses to an open call to individuals artists, artist teams and arts organizations. Requests for proposals are sent out periodically through a variety of opportunity notices. Proposals may be sent at any time to the address below, and they will be considered in the next review cycle. We typically schedule exhibitions 12 to 18 months in advance.

We have a set of comprehensive guidelines for artists interested in being featured the Main Gallery:


To find out more about our Main Gallery exhibitions and space, contact the Cultural Arts Center today!
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