Goodwill Columbus Art Studio & Gallery Exhibitions Will Showcase Artists With Disabilities
The creative work of artists with disabilities will be the focus of six planned exhibitions at the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery as Goodwill Columbus continues to celebrate its 75th year in central Ohio.
“We hope the exhibitions will entice more people to visit our Edgehill Road gallery and to open their minds to our artists’ work,” said Holly Adkins-Ardrey, Director of the Goodwill Columbus Art Studio and Gallery.
The Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery is an innovative fine arts program serving more than 80 people with developmental disabilities and other barriers each year. The first exhibition, “A Place To Call Home,” features the work of more than 12 individuals.
The Goodwill Art Gallery, located at 1331 Edgehill Road in Grandview, has recently undergone major renovation to allow for better presentation of the work made in the studio.
“We’re offering our participants a chance to not only express themselves artistically, but to be financially compensated for their work that is sold,” Adkins-Ardrey said. “For many, it is the first time they’ve ever received a paycheck. We want to get their work in front of as many eyes as possible.”
In addition to the gallery, individuals may purchase original art and products such as mugs, clothing and other goods on the Gallery’s web page at www.goodwillart.org.
“Some of our artists have developed a following, and their work has been featured in art contests and exhibitions around central Ohio,” Adkins-Ardrey said. “This is a chance for other artists in the studio to gain exposure and find their creative voice.” Please see the attached listing of upcoming exhibitions at the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery.
ABOUT GOODWILL COLUMBUS:
Goodwill Columbus has been proudly serving the local community for 75 years. Since 1939 the organization has dedicated itself to building independence, quality of life and work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers. Goodwill Columbus is the sixth largest nonprofit in central Ohio and is among the top 50 largest employers central Ohio. Goodwill Columbus provides nearly 1.2 million hours of service to more than 4,100 participants with disabilities and other barriers through day habilitation programs, community-based supported living services, employment training and job placement services. For more information on Goodwill Columbus, please visit our website at www.goodwillcolumbus.org.
Goodwill Columbus Art Studio & Gallery Schedule Exhibition Schedule:
All exhibitions will be held at the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery, located at 1331 Edgehill Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43212
A Place To Call Home
“A Place to Call Home” features the work of 12 individuals with disabilities.
Exhibition runs February 4 – March 27
Open House: Thursday, March 27, 4:00 -7:00 p.m.
The “Po Po” series features the work of artist Charlotte McGraw.
Exhibition runs April 1- May 29.
Reception: Thursday, May 29, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Work of Ciatisa Walker
Exhibition runs June 3- July 31
Reception: Thursday, July 31, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Up In The Air
“Up In The Air” features the work of collective artists of the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery.
Exhibition runs August 5- September 25
Reception: Thursday, September 25, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
“Synchronicity” is a group exhibition featuring a collaboration of work.
Exhibition runs September 30 – October 30.
Reception: Thursday, October 23, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Festival of Lamps
The “Festival of Lamps” is a group exhibition featuring hand painted lamp shades.
Exhibition runs November 4 – December 31.
Reception: Thursday, December 4, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.