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Riffe Gallery Exhibition Includes Work Of Mansfield Artist

17 Nov , 2018  

Through the end of the year, an exhibition at downtown Columbus’ Riffe Gallery will feature the work of a Mansfielder.

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in collaboration with the Ohio Art Education Foundation presents a juried exhibition showcasing art educators as artists. Members of the Ohio Art Education Association divisions of Elementary, Middle, Secondary, Higher Education, Museum, Supervision Policy and Administration, and Emeritus were invited to participate. Jurors for Art Educators as Artists include Carol Stewart, Elsie Sanchez, and Michael Seiler, who have selected 68 artworks from 46 Ohio educators.

Verne Riffe Tower, home to the Riffe Gallery

Those educators so honored include Mansfield’s Irene Maginness.

Maginness is a local artist and retired public school art teacher. She was awarded an individual Artist Fellowship Award in Crafts by the Ohio Arts Council, and her works are included in many public and private collections including those of Hallmark in Kansas City, Missouri and the collection of Olga Hirschhorn of Washington, D.C.. Maginness has also had artwork displayed and has taught at the Mansfield Art Center.

Art Educators as Artists will be on display though January 5, 2019.

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio’s artists and the collections of the state’s museums and galleries. The OAC Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St. in downtown Columbus. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM; Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM; and Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. The Gallery is closed on state holidays, and will be closed on November 22, December 24-25, and January 1.

There is no charge to visit exhibitions at the Riffe Gallery.

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