Celebrate Local Artists

(Columbus, OH) – Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) present Greater Columbus: The 2019 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibition, on view at Columbus Museum of Art June 14 – September 29, 2019.

Highlighting the outstanding talent and ability of Central Ohio artists, the exhibition includes work by the recipients of the Art Council’s 2018 Individual Artist Fellowships including Daric Gill, Cameron Granger, Jared Thorne, and Ryland Wharton. Greater Columbus features their work alongside two artists, Cody Heichel and Andrea Myers, who were selected for residencies in Dresden, Germany as part of the Arts Council’s Artist Exchange Program. Working in various media, these artists represent a diverse range of practices fostered within the region’s artistic community. 

Jurors for the 2019 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards were Jacob Proctor, a New York-based curator and writer; and Matthew Thompson, Director of Advisory, Art Agency Partners, Los Angeles.

Through their partnership on this exhibition, CMA and the Arts Council support the arts and advance cultural development in the Columbus area. The Arts Council’s Individual Artist Fellowships program was established in 1986. Since the inception of the program, hundreds of artists have received awards in a variety of disciplines, including the visual arts, crafts, film and video, creative writing, music composition and choreography/movement arts.

Cameron Granger’s award is supported by Annie’s Fund, which recognizes outstanding artists working with the media and techniques associated with craft arts. Annie’s Fund, created in memory of surgeon, artist, and arts patron Anne Miller, celebrates Miller’s commitment to outstanding artists working in the medium.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: The mission of the Arts Council is to support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org.

About the Columbus Museum of Art: CMA creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Henry D. and Carol B. Clark; Paul-Henri Bourguignon and Erika Bourguignon Fund for Visual Arts; Vada Beetler Memorial; and Robert B. Hurst funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA, Schokko Café and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. General admission is $18 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (18+) and children 4 and older; free for members and children 3 and younger; $5 on Thursday evenings (5-9p.m.). A separate admission fee for special exhibitions may apply. General admission is free for all on Sundays. CMA charges a flat rate of $5 for parking in the Museum’s East Gay lot. CMA members park for free. For additional information, call 614.221.6801 or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @columbusmuseum.

Image: Cameron Granger, Sweet Dreams, 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Tom Hoying. 

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