Mansfield Art Center Releases 2019 Exhibition Schedule

Mansfield Art Center Releases 2019 Exhibition Schedule

  • 12/18/2018 9:59:59 AM
  • Tyler Warner
  • National News

MANSFIELD - Art Center Executive Director George Whitten announced his 2019 exhibition series Tuesday and “Scary Toys, Beasts, Bugs & Jugs”, a painting and pottery exhibition starting in January in the upper gallery of the Mansfield Art Center, leads off the art center’s 2019 series. The art center will host a variety of rich and creative experiences for the public to enjoy. All shows are open to the public and admission is free.

2019 will feature Ohio quilt and fiber artist Nancy Crow. She will bring art from her show in Great Britain directly to the Mansfield Art Center’s main gallery this summer. Also on the marquee with Crow, the art center’s lower gallery will feature world-renowned painter and sculptor Wadsworth Aikens Jarrell, who earned his reputation during the Black Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

In January and February California university professor Karen Hampton, a textile, multi-media artist, will illustrate her own family history and stories that tell of the African American experience. During her show “The Light of Freedom”, Hampton will present historical imagery of her family’s journey toward freedom and the abolitionist period of American history. Hampton’s art will be featured during February’s Black History Month with a series of art classes for children and gallery tours.

In August, four Columbus artists will offer an exhibition entitled “Lines and Edges”, including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media art that relate to the show’s title.

Two of the public’s favorite exhibitions will be back in 2019, including the Ohio Regional High School Exhibition starting in March that highlights the area’s young talent with winning art going to the Ohio Governor’s Show. Another favorite is the May Show, a juried competition featuring more than 75 professional Ohio artists, starting in May.

The art center’s 2019 series will conclude starting in November with the 50th annual Holiday Fair, featuring Ohio-made fine arts and fine crafts in the art center’s main and first-floor galleries and in the renovated Gallery Shop.

The art center’s 2019 exhibition schedule:

Jan. 19-Feb. 24 -  “Scary Toys, Beasts, Bugs & Jugs”, by painter Chrissy Donahue and painter-sculptor Richard Donahue, plus “The Light of Freedom” by Karen Hampton, whose artful stories tell of the African American experience. 

March 16-April 24 - Ohio Regional High School Exhibition and Mansfield K-8 Student Art Show. 

May 4-June 2 - 74th Annual May Show featuring more than 75 artists from throughout Ohio. 

June 22-July 21 - Quilts by international artist Nancy Crow, plus painter/sculptor Wadsworth Aikens Jarrell. 

Aug. 10-Sept. 8 - “Lines and Edges” by Columbus artists Sue Cavanaugh, Elsie Sanchez, Barbara Vogel, and Leah Wong. 

Sept. 28-Oct. 27 -  Ohio Watercolor Society Show, the first museum show of a statewide tour. 

Nov. 23-Dec. 29 -  50th Annual Holiday Fair, a special celebration of fine art and fine craft on sale in both galleries and in the Gallery Shop. 

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