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Without Words: Bringing the Big Apple to Appalachia

February 6 – March 8, 2015

Transcending cultural and geographical boundaries, this exhibition unifies students of varying ages through the universal language of iconography. Elementary school students of Scribble Art Workshop in New York City collaborate with Ohio University art students to create a visual dialogue. Rather than pen pals this partnership paired students of various ages as paint pals to cultivate creativity and communication.

Exhibition Reception: February 6, 6-8 PM

Scribble Art Workshop, New York City, 2014

Scribble Art Workshop, New York City, 2014

Prime Collective

February 6 – March 8, 2015

This exhibition brings 17 works of art by 17 artists who combine traditional methods such as painting and drawing, as well as mixed and digital media. Influenced by individual cultures and upbringing, these works question identity, race, sexuality, and authenticity. Artists in the exhibition are Megan Beerse, Rachel Bender, Grace Brewer, John Brown VI, Isabel Castillo, Alayna Coverly, Clarissa Gucwa, Jolena Hansbarger, Hongmo Liu Emily Mantell, Adam Mayhall, Johnna Miska, Ben Piper, Asher Pollock, Tiffany Roenigk, Becky Sirc, Samantha Slone.

Exhibition Reception: February 6, 6-8 PM

Alayna Coverly, Suffocate, 2015

Alayna Coverly, Suffocate, 2015

Navajo Wearing Blankets

January 16 – March 29, 2015

This exhibition explores Navajo wearing blankets from the Museum’s collection, dating from the mid 19th century to early 20th century. By the early 1800s Navajo blankets were valuable trade items, and for this reason became known as “Chief blankets.” Navajo wearing blankets are categorized into phases, according to their design elements and when they were woven. With many variations within the phases, wearing blankets are wider than they are long, and were worn over the shoulder by both men and women.

Opening Reception: February 6, 6-8 PM

Unknown weaver, Third Phase Chief Blanket, c. 1900-10

Unknown weaver,
Third Phase Chief Blanket,
c. 1900-10

Gregory Hatch
Rainbow’s End: Quilting as You Go

January 20 – February 15, 2015

Installed in the museum’s foyer, Gregory Hatch shares a project to explore his relationship with his immediate family as a gay man. Using sewing as his artistic medium, Hatch explores his family lineage through his Midwestern identity. Aside from the works on view, the exhibition also consist of live performance during which the artist is present in his exhibition on Saturdays from 1-3 PM on January 24, 31, February 7, 14 and on Friday January 30, 6-8 PM.

Opening Reception: February 6, 6-8 PM

Gregory Hatch, Quilting as You Go, 2015

Gregory Hatch, Quilting as You Go, 2015

American Studio Art Glass
1970 – 1990

January 30 - June 28, 2015

This exhibition presents a selection of influential contemporary glass artists who made sculptures outside of the factory setting. Making one-of-a-kind objects during the American Studio Glass Movement, these artists were among the first to use molted glass in their private studios. In 1962 Harvey Littleton, known as the Father of The Studio Glass Movement, organized two workshops at Toledo Museum of Art and introduced a prototype studio furnace, which opened up new possibilities for artists using glass. Drawn from the collections of Huntington Museum of Art and Kennedy Museum of Art, the exhibition includes works by artists Dale Chihuly, Michael Cohn, Jon Kuhn, Michael Glancy, Howard Ben Tre, John Kuhn, Mary Shaffer, Jon Kuhn, Robert Kehlmann, Stephen Dee Edwards, Marvin Lipofsky, Concentta Mason, Toots Zynsky, Don Shepherd, Henry Halem, and Robert Willson.

Opening Reception: February 6, 6-8 PM

Toots Zynsky, The Exotic Birds, American Dream Series, 1985

Toots Zynsky,
The Exotic Birds,
American Dream Series,
1985

The Bridge Club
The Trailer

September 19, 2014 – March 1, 2015

The Bridge Club is a collective consisting of artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens and Julie Wills. Their work investigates specific local histories, populations, contexts, stereotypes, expectations and conflicts. The Trailer is a mobile installation and touring series of live performances centered around and inside of a vintage camping trailer and addresses simultaneous and conflicting desires for adventure and security, experience and memory.
The Trailer performance in Athens, Ohio: April 22, 23 (time and schedule TBD)

The Bridge Club, The Trailer, 2013

The Bridge Club, The Trailer, 2013

Color: Geometric Variations
Prints of Sheldon Berlyn

January 7 – April 19, 2015

Featuring a selection of prints by Sheldon Berlyn who was influenced by the principles of color theory in the work of artists Johannes Itten and Joseph Albers. During a productive period between 1970 and 1980, Berlyn experimented with color and geometric shapes. Using rectilinear shapes, Berlyn’s choice of hue, intensity and value produced illusions of projecting and receding planes. The works in this exhibition speak of the artist’s choice of physiological and psychological principles of color to evoke ocular vibration and afterimage.

Opening Reception: February 6, 6-8 PM

Sheldon Berlyn, Untitled, 1980

Sheldon Berlyn, Untitled, 1980

Zuni Fetish Carvings

December 19, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Drawn from the Museum’s collection, this exhibition showcases Zuni animal carvings, often believed to house the spirit of the animal they represent. A fetish is an object, natural or hand made, that is believed to possess a greater power than just the object itself. Animal fetishes have long been part of Zuni culture made in home-base-workshops where each family member is assigned an important and specialized role in production of jewelry-making and stone carving.

Opening Reception: February 6, 6-8 PM

Stewart Quandelacy, Zuni Fetish Bear Carving, 2006

Stewart Quandelacy,
Zuni Fetish Bear Carving, 2006