Exhibitions

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Come curious and leave inspired with our remarkable art exhibitions, which are always FREE and open to the public! Our galleries are a great place to socialize, as there is always something new on view in an informal, welcoming, family-friendly environment. Come take a look at the artwork or have a seat and enjoy your lunch or a good book!

Much of the artwork on display is available for purchase – for more information, or to buy a specific piece, please contact Cathy Mayhugh, Director of Exhibitions at 513-863-8873 ext. 122 or cathy@fittoncenter.org.

CALL TO ARTISTS

Want to show your art the Fitton Center Galleries?

Get the Exhibition Proposal Form

Deadline August 1, 2016

Did you miss the Alaskan art quilts, suspended squid-inspired woven sculpture, artwork made of 9 years-worth of dryer lint and Texan underwater photos in the Fitton Center’s Anne Ruder Bever Galleries in the past year? Don’t miss out this year! In addition to these exhibitions featuring internationally acclaimed artists, be sure to visit the first floor Community Gallery where local groups of all ages display their artworks. Then spend some time at the ~*CReaTioN STaTioN*~, where you can create and display your own art!

Exhibition Receptions are FREE and open to the public. They include hors d’ouvres, refreshing drinks, and a river view from the patio when weather allows. Our receptions also include a collaborative program called Gallery Gigs in which emerging musicians provide live music as entertainment.

To learn how to propose an exhibition or be placed on our juried competition mailing list, please contact the Director of Exhibitions, Cathy Mayhugh, at 513-863-8873, ext. 122 or cathy@fittoncenter.org.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – Noon
Sunday: Closed, except for special events
*Galleries are open one hour before each
performance

Thank you to our sponsors

Season Beverage Sponsor :
G&J Pepsi Cola Bottlers, Inc.
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Reception Sponsor:
MillerCoors
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~*CReaTioN STaTioN*~ Sponsor:
Jeff and Ellen Pohlman

Community Gallery Sponsor
Cox Media
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Gallery Gigs Sponsor
Butler Tech
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CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

BUILDING

With 6 individual perspectives, art-makers explore how we inhabit forms, structures and spaces.

On view February 6 – April 1, 2016

Premier Sponsor – Gerry Hammond

Jong-un Choi

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Jong-un Choi’s (West Lafayette, Indiana)internal perception of fragmented urban spaces is reflected in abstract paintings in a solo series called Selective Consciousness: Vision in the Present Space.

4 Artists

Building

Integrated works by 4 artists infuse sculptural objects and spaces with layers of human presence.

  • Layered drawings and paintings of rooms suspended in time by Rebeca Calderón Pittman (Mason, Ohio)
  • Finely crafted functional and sculptural ceramic works by Kaname and Sumiko Takada (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Sculpture combining elements of human and architectural form by Patricia Wasserboehr (Greensboro, North Carolina)

Cora Jane Glasser

Cautious Optimism

In her solo installation title Cautious Optimism, Cora Jane Glasser (New York City) utilizes construction materials and painted images to offer the inconvenience of navigating a construction site, while
experiencing the excitement inherent in the building process.

SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES AND SELF EXPRESSION with Oak Hills High School

The Oak Hills High School Art and Design Department showcases artwork created throughout the department curriculum (representing over 27 course offerings) that examine the role of art in communicating social perspectives or addressing societal issues in an effort to affect change. Works selected represent the diversity of student voice through selection of global, social, and environmental issues as well as approaches to artmaking and media selection.

On view March 12 – April 15, 2016
Public Reception April 14, 5:30 to 7:00pm

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5th Biennial Fitton Center Member Showcase

Adult art, heirlooms and children’s art by Fitton Center member families

This show highlights personal and family bonds that are expressed through art-making. Show your own art, kid’s art or family heirlooms in this multi-generational exhibition! You only need to be a Fitton Center member to participate in this non-competitive show. The center will accept art on: Thurs. April 7 (4-6pm), Fri. April 8 (2-4pm) and Sat. April 9 (9am – noon).

Entry form now available

On view May 7 – July 8, 2016
Free Public Reception: 5:30-7:30 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016
Before an 8:00 pm EntertainmentPlus! performance by Geoff Gallante

Premier Sponsor – James K. and Susan A. Fitton
Contributing Sponsor – Butler Tech

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RECENT EXHIBITIONS

TRACE

The works of 3 solo artists hold traces of our identities, our modes of communicating meaning and our impact on the earth.

On view August 28 – October 16, 2015
Free Public Reception: Friday, August 28, 5-7 pm

Premier Sponsor – Penelope H. Brooks

Gray Lyons

Trace

The life-sized deep blue photographic self-portraits of Gray Lyons (South Bend, Indiana) use the body to describe and interpret narratives about female experience.

Nishiki Sugawara-Beda

Trace

In watermedia paintings and paper installation, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda (Moscow, Idaho) follows a cultural and familial path grounded in Japanese
calligraphy as she explores the relationship between written language and visual image.

Heather F. Wetzel

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In an installation of photographs on found metal titled Salvage, Heather F. Wetzel (Columbus, Ohio) presents ghostly images of plants – vestiges of our impact of the environment and a hope of potential regeneration.

LEGEND

A trio of solo artists use the power of visual language to map stories of past, present and future.

On view November 14, 2015 – January 8, 2016
Free Public Reception: Saturday, November 14, 5-7 pm

Premier Sponsor – Penelope H. Brooks

Tyler Bohm

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In three-dimensional plexiglass wall works, Tyler Bohm (Columbus, Ohio) explores evolving technological landscapes animated by an ambiguous, emerging artificial intelligence.

Michael Hower

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In a process that includes learning local history and lore, consultation of maps and place-seeking journeys, Michael Hower (Enola, Pennsylvania)
photographs the ways past generations are writ large onto the environment.

Rob Millard-Mendez

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With sculptures both tragic and comic that use the boat as physical form and as metaphor, Rob Millard-Mendez(Evansville, Indiana)attempts to share his fascination with how ideas are made visual across expanses of time and space.