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noves histories

Noves Històries, Ohio Art League 2016 Spring Juried Exhibition 

OSU Urban Arts Space (50 W. Town St. Columbus, OH 43215) 


Exhibition duration: May 24 - July 9, 2016

Closing reception, jurors talk, and award ceremony: July 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Since 1910, Ohio Art League’s annual juried exhibitions have been the backbone of the organization's artistic programming, showcasing contemporary work by Ohio artists. Noves Històries, Catalan for New Histories celebrates the Ohio Art League's reemergence and features some of the most outstanding recent work from 40 Ohio artists. The exhibition is juried by Sophie Blais, Artist and Director of Can Serrat in Barcelona, Spain and Robert Banks, Experimental Film maker of Cleveland, Ohio.

Founded in 1909, Ohio Art League is a member-based non-profit organization formed by artists for the mutual and public benefit of artists.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Columbus College of Art & Design, The Columbus Foundation, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council.

Exhibiting Artists:
Luke Ahern, Eva Ball, Andreas Baumgartner, Adam Brouillette, Richard Duarte Brown, Brittany Campbell, Lisa Di Giacomo, Mark Fohl, Bryan Ghiloni, Daric Gill, Scott Goss, Alex Hibbitt, Tamrin Ingram, Amery Kessler, Daniel King, Virginia Kistler, George Kocar, Irina Koukhanova, Annie Lee-Zimerle, Amy Leibrand, Katherine Menke, Sean Merchant, Ardine Nelson, eve Warnock/OBLSK, Elena Osterwalder, Judith Steele, Leah Storrs, Fan Su, Stephen Takacs, Robert Tavani, Christopher Taylor, Crystal Tursich, Nathaniel Underwood, Margarita Vilshanetskaya, Chris Waldron, Mary Jane Ward, Leah Wong, Jennifer Wood, Jeremy Wood, Brian Zimerle

Thank you to OSU Urban Arts Space for hosting OAL!

Spring Juried Exhibition Jurors of Esteem:

Sophie Blais, Artist and Director of Can Serrat Artist Residency
Sophie Blais has a Bachelors in Visual Art and a Master's degree in Mediation and Art Project Coordination from the University of Louis Lumière, LYON 2 and she also studied photography at ICART PHOTO school in Paris, after graduation she worked for RIP, an international photography festival in (
Arles, France), Nicephore Niepce Museum (Chalon sur Saône, France) and LUX National Scene (Valence, France) as their arts mediator. Following the completion of her contract with LE CREUX DE L’ENFER (Thiers, France) ­ where she was responsible for public actions and events ­ she took time to reflect and build on her own projects as a visual artist.

She now works as the Director of the art residence, CAN SERRAT in Spain. Where she is, among other duties, hosting selected artists and writers; monitoring creative projects; organizing concerts, performances, and theatre and developing an arts education program


Robert Banks, Experimental Filmmaker
Robert Banks is an award-winning experimental filmmaker who makes Cleveland his home. For his own short films, Robert often utilizes hands-on techniques such as painting on the film. Thematically, he is often drawn to social issues involving race and gender. He also has worked as a cinematographer. Robert continues to create movies that screen in major cities such as New York, Chicago, the West Coast and overseas.

Robert’s best-known work is his 1992 short film “X: The Baby Cinema,” which chronicled the commercial appropriation of the image of Malcolm X. His 1995 documentary, “You Can’t Get a Piece of Mind,” explored the world of Cleveland musician, Dan “Supie T” Theman. His films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, in 2000 he was the honored guest filmmaker in London at the BBC British Short Film Festival, and was named Filmmaker of the Year at the 2001 Midwest Filmmakers Conference.

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