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Impressive Impressions: Selections from the Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection opens May 1


The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection from May 1 to July 13.

Building upon an exhibition curated by Donald Roberts, an Ohio University emeritus professor of art, Impressive Impressions will invite the viewer to not only understand the foundation of the permanent collection but also to reflect on the history of the medium of printmaking. The Riffe Gallery will present more than 50 contemporary prints created between the early 1960s and 2000.

Artists in the show include (Ohio artists are noted in bold type): Josef Albers, Terry Allen, Shusaku Arakawa, Jennifer Bartlett, Georg Baselitz, Richard Bosman, Harvey Breverman, John Buck, Christo, Robert Cottingham, Sue Coe, Laddie John Dill, Leslie Dill, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, David Hockney, Yvonne Jacquette, Jasper Johns, Abner Jonas, Ellsworth Kelly, Karen Kunc, Sol Lewitt, David Ligare, Pam Longobardi, Mary Manusos, James Mcgarrel, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Mimmo Paladino, Philip Perlstein, Judy Pfaff, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Roberts, James Rosenquist, Michael Rothenstein, Edward Ruscha, Lorna Simpson, Steven Sorman, Andrew J. Stasik, Pat Steir, Frank Stella, Wayne Thiebaud, William Wiley and Melanie Yazzie.

Join the Riffe Gallery for the opening of Impressive Impressions on Thursday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., where they also will celebrate the Riffe Gallery's 25th anniversary.

Ohio University's Kennedy Museum Curator, Petra Kralickova will give a free tour of the exhibition from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 2.

Impressive Impressions is presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery with media support from CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine and WCBE 90.5 FM.

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio’s artists and the collections of the state’s museums and galleries. It is located in the Vern Riffe Center for the Government and the Arts, across from the Statehouse on High Street in downtown Columbus.

For more information or to see some of the prints on display, visit http://www.oac.state.oh.us/riffe/exhibitions/2014/ImpressiveImpressions/ImpressiveImpressions.asp.