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Spring Juried Exhibition 2019

Juror: Tyler Cann, Columbus Museum of Art

Denison Art Space

23 West Church Street, Newark Ohio

Exhibition runs from Mar 15th - Apr 16th

First Commonwealth Bank

First Commonwealth Bank is one of OAL's new exhibition partners.  The space is located in the Short North Arts District on the same corner as Hammond Harkins Gallery, Brandt Roberts Gallery, and (Not) Sheep Gallery. The address is 647 N High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Currently on display at the venue are paintings by OAL member Lynda McClanahan. Lynda's work shares qualities with movie still, Byrzantin icons and Persian miniatures. She avoids textured brushwork and perspective, preferring visual stillness instead. The medium is sign painters enamel, a paint once used to produce hand lettered signs and now mostly used in car detailing. She has recently begun moving away from a single-image iconographic style toward multi-paneled layouts inspired by the narrative frescoes in Ethiopian churches and Hindu temples. The image below is her painting Lindsay with Dogs.

FCB - Bank & Exhibition Hours:

Mon - Thu:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fri:  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sat:            10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Gateway to the Arts

Gateway to the Arts is a partnership between OAL and the John Glenn International Airport. 

The space is located at John Glenn International Airport on the ticketing level in a side hallway near Max & Erma’s. 

Tom Baillieul's artwork is the current exhibition. Tom holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Earth Science from the University of Massachusetts. He has worked in such diverse areas as: mineral exploration around the world; preparing environmental impact studies for the U. S. Government; and leading the clean-up of retired nuclear facilities. Behind the scenes, though, he has always created art. Training and experiences in the Earth Sciences have shaped the way Tom perceives the physical world - giving him the ability to think in four dimensions, the three spatial dimensions and “deep time.” A life-long interest in Anthropology and the evolution of abstract reasoning in humans, along with time spent among other cultures in southern Africa informs his integration of cultural symbolism in many artworks.

Tom’s art emerges from the ideas that pop continuously into his mind. Inspiration can come from any source: a gallery exhibition, a word or phrase, a news article, ocean waves, back alleys, satellite images, patterns in tree bark, a wild print dress, a machine, or a circuit diagram. Each idea demands treatment in specific media and styles – whether it be paint, fiber, or a mixture of materials. Nearly every piece he creates is narrative. Viewers are presented with a concept, a snapshot image, or a question - whether addressing issues of social or environmental justice, cosmic connections, travel, or the humor of the surreal. Tom likes to challenge viewers’ perceptions of reality and try to get them to think deeply about who they are in relation to the world around them. They are then encouraged to complete the story from their own experiences.

Tom’s award-winning artwork appears regularly in solo and juried shows around central Ohio, and is found in private collections across the country. Since retiring from the Federal government, he has become the coordinator of exhibitions for the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Art League. Tom is represented by the Terra Gallery, Dublin, Ohio.






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