“Until We Meet Again,” Acrylic Painting, 12.75in x 21in, 2015 by Todd Buscher (courtesy of the artist)
“Until We Meet Again,” Acrylic Painting, 12.75in x 21in, 2015 by Todd Buscher (courtesy of the artist)

“State of the Arts” Exhibit Showcases Ohio Schoolteachers

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The Ohio University School of Art + Design is presenting a juried selection of art from visual art educators across the state in OU’s third annual “State of the Arts” exhibition, on view through Oct. 31 in Seigfred Hall’s Art Gallery.

This year’s exhibition includes a spectrum of creative practice and work from artists hailing from over a dozen cities across the state. Representing a growing network of high school art teachers currently working in Ohio and the surrounding region, State of the Arts provides a unique platform for recognizing the professionalism, diversity and clear commitment to art found throughout the state.

Artists were invited to submit up to three works for consideration. The pieces featured in the exhibition were selected by the faculty and graduate students in the School of Art + Design, and include approximately 25 works from 17 artists, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media pieces.

“We invite high school art teachers to participate in this show as a way to showcase their work, to support the teacher as a working artist, to their students,” says Rosemarie Basile, assistant director of Student Services for the School of Art + Design.

The School of Art + Design is the only school in Ohio that supports this type of exhibition geared towards High School teachers.

“At Ohio University, we understand that many talented students continue to pursue their art careers with us because of the excellent training and inspiration they receive from their high school art teachers,” says David LaPalombara, director of the School of Art + Design. “This seems like an appropriate recognition of that important relationship.”

The exhibition can be viewed in the Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall 536 through Oct. 31, with open gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

This College of Fine Arts event is made possible through support from Arts for Ohio.