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I Felt, You Paint
JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Bold abstract paintings by Michael Halliday form a colorful backdrop for Judy Rush’s quirky felt sculptures that include large felt bowls you can roll around in. In Michael’s work, the fluid nature of the medium speaks for itself; the fluid, dynamic, sensual, and subtle nature of paint is the driving force behind his painting. Judy sees fiber as a way to connect with people as so much of how we live is related in some fashion to fibers.

Pencil & Paper
FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 17, 2018

Marks made on paper… Paper the receptive understatement... LIFE requires carbon. Marks made by pencil or ink require carbon. From these simple ideas Ann Silverman and Katherine Cox have created a broad ranging exhibition where their mark making opens up the world and touches the human spirit.

Thousand People of Genoa
MARCH 26 - APRIL 14, 2018

Columbus is hosting a multi-site exhibition honoring its Sister City, Genoa, Italy. ‘T studios’ in Genoa has created an exhibition of 1000 portrait photos of that city’s residents. The Cultural Arts Center will host a portion of that show. At the same time, the photographer will be imaging 1000 Columbus residents to create a display that will go on display in Genoa.

The Storytellers
APRIL 20 - May 19, 2018

This exhibition, curated by Barb Vogel, honors the work of printmakers Sid Chafetz, Joan Tallan, and Marge Bender who, for decades, were luminaries of the Columbus Arts scene. The works of these three artists honor historical figures, explore their family and Jewish heritage, and use satire and humor in their messages. The show is also a wonderful testament to a long-standing friendship.

CAC Faculty Show 
MAY 25 - JUNE 16, 2018

Every two years the artists of the Cultural Arts Center (students, staff, and instructors) present their work to the public. This year’s exhibition commemorates the Center’s 40th Anniversary, with recent work by our studio faculty and staff, along with a special display of art created by our first instructors.

Juried CAC Student Show
JUNE 22 - JULY 14, 2018

Continuing our 40th Anniversary celebration, work by the artists taking studio classes will be on display along with pieces by some of our legendary students.

Drawn East
JULY 20 - AUGUST 18, 2018

Artists Michael Guinane, Christopher Burk, and Cody Heichel, known for their intimate cityscapes, traveled to Maine this past summer and fell in love with the land, the water, the people. In this exhibition these artists follow in the footsteps of Ohio greats, like George Bellows, who came under the spell of this rugged land. 

Chiaroscuro: The line in between 
AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

Taha Benadada received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors at The National Institute of Fine Art in Tetouan, Morocco in 1999 before coming to the U.S. in 2009. His work for this exhibition comprises a series of large "Naturescapes" where the strong contrast between light and dark dramatizes his subjects.

Hypotheses: Art Inspired by the Many Worlds of Science
SEPTEMBER 28 - November 10, 2018

Curated by Amandda Tirey, this exhibition of contemporary works by Ohio artists explores how concepts and discoveries from all branches of science inspires the creation of art. A variety of performances are being planned in conjunction with this show.

Generations of Art: The Sunami Family

For over one hundred years, the Sunami family has been involved in creating Art. Soichi Sunami was born in Okayama, Japan, in 1887 and came to the United States in 1907. He became famous both as a photographer of modern dance, and as a photographer of art, working at the Museum of Modern Art.  His son, John Sunami, is an artist living and working in Columbus where he is known for his paintings and sculpture. John’s children, Jennifer, Christopher, and Christopher’s wife, April, carry on the artistic tradition in music, word, design, and multi-media creations. 

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