Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends

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Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends

April 7 – May 16, 2015

Opening Reception April 7, 6-8pm 

Location: Dublin Arts Council 

Address: 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43016

Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends offers a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives: those with our families and friends. Bender and Vogel have both exhibited extensively in the Columbus area. Bender is best known for her clay sculptures, but also produces and exhibits drawings and paintings. Vogel’s background is in photography. Many of her works continue to connect to photographic images, often in unexpected ways. The artists excel in conveying the many dimensions of our closest relationships and in utilizing humor — sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark — to undercut sentimentality. Family and Friends brings together earlier and more recent works by both artists and will feature a new collaborative project that pays homage to a number of their mutual friends and mentors.

A free public reception will be held Tuesday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Exhibition and public reception are free of charge.

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“The Hive”

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We would like to congratulate OAL member, Walter Herrmann, on his very successful solo exhibition “The Hive” which was shown at the Cultural Arts Center.

The show is now over but if you missed it you can read about it on Columbus Live or at the Ohio Crafters and Artisans WordPress!

Check out his website here

Once again, congratulations to Walter on a very excellent show!

Majority Rising: Opening Reception Tomorrow!

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Majority Rising
Cleveland’s Female Gaze

OAL member,Judy Takács, is debuting her curatorial skills at the Majority Rising: Cleveland’s Female Gaze Exhibition.  The exhibition showcases the work of some of Cleveland’s most famous female artists such as: Shirley Aley Campbell, Lee Heinen, Kathleen McKenna, Marsha Sweet and Marilyn Szalay.  Judy will also be including her paintings of the other artists as her contribution to the exhibition.  Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition of some of Cleveland’s most talented and legendary artists!

Public Opening Reception: Thursday March 12, 5:30 to 8:00
Show dates March 12 through May 2

Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Private Studio tours in conjunction with the exhibit:

Lee Heinen Studio Tour, March 21, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Judy Takács Studio Tour, April 11, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Kathleen McKenna Studio Tour, April 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Individual $20
AAWR Member $15

To reserve your spot and buy your ticket to any of the studio tours, email Katelyn Gainer, Gallery and Administrative Assistant at kgainer@artistsarchives.org or call 216.721.9020.

 

OAL’s Spring Juried Exhibition Opening Reception next Friday!

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Join the Ohio Art League staff, members and selected artists for our Spring Juried Exhibition’s Opening Reception Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 PM!!

This year’s Spring Juried Exhibition (SJE) is to be held at Mount Vernon Nazarene University‘s Schnormeier Gallery from March 5 through April 15, 2015.

OAL would like to congratulate the selected artists – members and non-members – for their exemplary works in the 2015 SJE:

Ginny Baughman, Andreas Baumgartner (1st Place Winner- Renee Steidle Primary Award), Brittany Bergamo, Tyler Bohm, Christopher Burk, Louise Captein, Zach Coneybeer, Connaught Cullen, Deborah Davis-Livaich, Adena Griffith, Darren Grundey, Julia Hamiliton, Alex Hibbitt (3rd Place Winner- OAL SJE Tertiary Award), Andy Hudson, Polina Isurin, Morris Jackson, Tala Kanani, Haley Kedziora, Kevin Keiser, Daniel King, Lisa Letostak, Andrew McCauley (2nd Place Winner- SJE Secondary Award), Ronald Mlicki, Kate Morgan, Sara Neuhoff, Kelly Nye, Frank Oriti (Recipient of Bad Girls for Good Art Award), Robert Porreca, Nevin Price-Meader, Jeff Regensburger, Michael Reilly, Christine Ryan-Guillot, Molly Savage, Jason Schwab, David Stichweh, Nicki Strouss, Jayne Struble, Evie Zimmer

Keep up the great work!

CCAD’s own professor and director of Graduate Studies, Richard Petry, will be our juror of esteem, so you won’t want to miss the works he selected!

Artists, don’t forget, drop off for artwork is Feb. 28 and March 1st from 10 am to 4 pm at the MVNU gallery.

 

Barbara Vogel to appear at Dublin Arts Center Gallery in April

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Ohio Art League member-artist extraordinaire Barbara Vogel, along with Marjorie Bender, will hostFamily and Friends, a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives and the people within them.
Family and Friends will be on display at the Dublin Arts Council from April 7 through May 16, 2015, with a public Opening Reception April 7 from 6- 8 PM.
Bender is best known for her clay sculptures, but also produces and exhibits drawings and paintings. Vogel’s background is in photography. Many of her works continue to connect to photographic images, often in unexpected ways. Vogel also was awarded for her accomplishments among the community at the Ohio Made festival the previous summer.
The artists excel in conveying the many dimensions of our closest relationships and in utilizing humor — sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark — to undercut sentimentality. Family and Friendsbrings together earlier and more recent works by both artists and will feature a new collaborative project that pays homage to a number of their mutual friends and mentors.
For more information on the Dublin Arts Council or to check out their line-up of exhibitions and events, head on over to the DAC homepage!
Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

OAL member-artist Judy Takacs upcoming exhibitions

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Ohio Art League member Judy Takacs (Chicks with Balls) will be exhibiting throughout Ohio and a few places in Pennsylvania from now through early December.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Valley Art Center
43rd Annual Juried Show
Opening Reception: Friday November 7th from 6:00 to 8:00
Showing through December 17th

Zanesville, Ohio
Zanesville Museum of Art
70th Ohio Annual Juried Show
Showing through January 1st

Cincinnati, Ohio
Manifest Gallery
“Face First” Juried show
Opening Reception: Friday November 7th from 5:00 to 9:00
Showing through December 10th

Sellinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Lore Degenstein Gallery
Susquehanna University
Sixth Annual Figure Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition
Showing through December 5th

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Schulman Gallery
Luzerne County Community College
“Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes”
Her solo show, which consists of 21 paintings, 8 of which are new and never before exhibitedChickspaintings will be showing through December 8th

 

Way to Go, Luke Ahern!

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Ohio Art League would like to congratulate our ever-so-talented member artist Luke Ahern for his past exhibition at ROY G BIV Gallery!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out some of Luke’s work, you’re missing out!

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The system at play in this work is bound by my own intuition and furthered by chance, action and improvisation.”

Get a peek at some of the works Luke exhibited this past month.

New classes at Clayspace!

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Clayspace is offering a four week Raku class on Mondays from 6:30 to 9 pm from Oct. 20 through Nov. 10!

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or would like to expand your horizons in the artistic world, join OAL member and Clayspace instructor/ resident artist Todd Hickerson through the 4-week journey to the raku kiln!

Raku is an exciting and rewarding way to fire your work, and the fire and smoke from the reduction chambers add drama to the process and create stunning surfaces on the work! It’s a skill that will last you a lifetime, and who knows, it could be your calling. At only $150 a person, why miss the opportunity to find out?

Spend 3 weeks making work to raku, and spend the last class firing the raku kiln. Work can be made on or off the potter’s wheel and textured for the kiln. The 3rd class will focus on glazing and the final class will focus on the firing process.

Do yourself a favor and sign up now!

If the idea of raku firing is a bit too intimidating, that’s okay! Clayspace is also offering Daytime Potter’s Wheel on Wednesdays from 11:30- 2 pm! This eight-week course (Oct. 20- Dec. 12) covers basic wheel throwing techniques and those for the more advanced. Students work at their own pace with one-on-one support. This workshop is $280/ person, and trust me, you’ll never be more zen.

 

OAL Member Austin Burnside’s “Blue Molly” at MadLab!

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Thanks to the generosity of MadLab Theatre and Gallery collaboration, Ohio Art League is able to exhibit some of our members in the gallery space! From October 16 through November 1, you can catch CCAD Fine Arts student Austin Burnside’s Blue Molly exhibition.

Click here to find out more about MadLab Theatre and their one-of-a-kind productions!

Stop by this month to see Burnside’s use of industrial materials and how he combines them with his “knowledge of building to bring a new light in an unconventional and mostly corky manner.”

My work is more about the materials. My motivations for these works deals with labor and ingenuity. I want these pieces to talk about the livelihood for blue-collar men and women by using their trades to describe their personality and who they are beyond face value. I engineer these sculptures and paintings to become fun, intriguing, or unique to describe more of a complex situation in a simplistic understanding of materials and gravity. -AB

Stay up to date with OAL and our fabulous members via Twitter, Facebook, our website, or find out how to become a member here!

Brian Riegel and Barbara Vogel pieces in One Night Live Auction!

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If you have yet to get your tickets for Ohio Art League’s One Night fundraising event of the year, now is the time! We are receiving all kinds of one-of-a-kind works created by local Ohio artists that you know and love, not to mention some of the greatest deals in our Silent Auction from businesses around town. Did we forget to mention that Jeni’s Ice Cream will be there? Yeah, you definitely don’t want to miss that.

Get your tickets here!

Keep reading to hear about Brian Riegel and Barbara Vogel, two of our esteemed artists who have submitted works for our One Night Live Auction!

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Recently, Brian Riegel had 18 works on display at Port Columbus Airport, won “best in show” at OAL’s Ohio Made (piece on display at Ohio History Center until Oct. 20th), and was featured in Sept. 2014 issue Stock and Barrel magazine. This winter, Riegel’s body of work will be on display at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. The artist states that his work often “evokes nostalgia as one recognizes familiar items from the past, and the composition forces viewers to see the familiar pieces as something mysterious, new and unfamiliar.” Riegel’s “favorite challenge is to take peoples’ once beloved, … outmoded objects and create something valuable that requires them to see the objects with a new perspective.” His evaluation of his work is evident in the piece Celtic Chain Drive displayed above.

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Vogel received a B.F.A. And M.F.A. from the Ohio State University and was part of OAL’s 100th anniversary exhibit at the Riffe Galleryandthe recipient of an Ohio Arts Council individual Excellence Award! She is represented by Sherrie Gallery, is a member of CAW, and a trustee at the Ohio Designer Craftsman Museum. You may remember her impression and honorary award at our Ohio Made festival on Sept. 27. One of her One Night works,Flattop, is featured above.  

 

Members who have yet to submit, get on it! The deadline for One Night artwork submission is Monday, October 6 by 11:59 pm!