To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Ohio Arts Council is exploring how accessible arts opportunities enrich the lives of Ohioans of all abilities. I’m honored that they have spotlighted me in a series of interviews “Arts + Accessibility”.
I’m pleased to announce the opening of Let’s Get Digital Exhibition including four works by me and works by 14 other Ohio Artists working in different ways with digital media.
Artists in the show include (hometown noted): Janet Ballweg (Bowling Green), Jerry Birchfield (Cleveland), John Branham (Massillon), Kimberly Burleigh (Cincinnati), Guy Michael Davis (Cincinnati), Nicholas Economos (Cleveland), Ronald Geibert (Beavercreek), Brian Harnetty (Columbus), Dan Hernandez (Maumee), Janice Lessman-Moss (Kent), Katie Parker (Cincinnati), Joshua Penrose (Columbus), Andrew Reach (Cleveland), Michele Waalkes (Canton) and Gina Washington (Cleveland).
I’d like to extend a special thanks to Alex Coon for selecting me to be included in this exhibition and for her support of artists working in digital media. Also, thank you to Mary Gray, director of the Riffe Gallery and to the Ohio Arts Council for making it all possible.
From the Press Release of the Riffe Gallery: The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present “Let’s Get Digital” from May 3 – July 8, 2012. Curated by Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum, “Let’s Get Digital” demonstrates the endless opportunities digital technology offers to the world of art. Whether it be the tool, product, or subject of their artwork, all artists in this exhibition were selected based on their innovative applications of digital technology. To the 15 artists represented in this show, digital technology serves as an avenue for exploring new ideas and relationships that are not possible with traditional media.
screen shot from Arts in Ohio homepage pictured: Detail of “A Fisherman’s Net Strung by the Constellations” by Andrew Reach Archival Digital Pigment Print on Canvas, 54 x 93.75 inches