THE OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM Presents:

EMERGING ARTISTS: Ohio Connections
July 11–August 22, 2010

(Columbus, Ohio)—The Ohio Craft Museum will present “Emerging Artists: Ohio Connections,” an exhibition of fine craft by over 35 young artists working in clay, glass, metal and mixed media. On view July 11–August 22, the show “demonstrates the tremendous promise for the future of the arts in Ohio,” states museum director Betty Talbott. “The caliber of work being made by these young people is impressive, and we are pleased to showcase it at the Ohio Craft Museum.”

“The enthusiasm these artists bring to their work and to the fine craft field is contagious. This is a fantastic opportunity for the central Ohio community to discover new talent.” Among the artists to present their work are Derek Reeverts, a master of fine arts graduate of Miami University of Ohio, who creates figurative clay sculptures, and Bowling Green graduate Amanda Stark, who uses astronomy as a basis for her metal and glass forms. Katie Schutte, a master of fine arts candidate at Miami University, combines crochet and metalworking techniques in her jewelry and vessels; and Kent State graduate Corey Ackelmire makes sculpture and jewelry using commercially produced objects along with her own metal fabrications.

The exhibition opens on Sunday, July 11, with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. During the reception, local artist Daniel Colvin will work with museum visitors to make their own sheets of handmade paper from 1 to 3 p.m. This hands-on activity is offered free of charge with support from Arlington Bank. Pre-registration is required. Telephone (614) 486-4402.

 The Ohio Craft Museum receives ongoing funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Foundation. The museum is located at 1665 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212. Hours are Monday–Friday, 10 A.M.–5 P.M.; and Saturday–Sunday, 1–4 P.M., during exhibitions only. Admission and parking are free. For further information, telephone (614) 486-4402; or see our website at www.ohiocraft.org.