GRANVILLE, Ohio — Denison Art Space in Newark welcomes members of the community to an open house to celebrate their grand opening at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Denison Art Space in Newark (23 West Church, Newark, Ohio). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jonathan Vega at 740-587- 6325 or visit denison.edu/series/Denison-art-space-in-newark.
The evening’s program, titled “Knocking on all the Doors: The Craft Campaign,” will feature a panel discussion with artists-in-residence Jeni Hansen Gard, Joanna Powell, Kelly O’Briant and panel moderator Anna Walker, a Windgate Foundation Curatorial Fellow for Contemporary Craft at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Following the panel discussion, there will be a reception for Kelly O’Briant’s exhibition “Dark Matter . . . and all the space between.”
Located in the newly renovated Thirty-One West development, the Denison Art Space in Newark consists of a flexible gallery area, two music teaching studios, and an artist-in- residence studio that welcomes artists who are looking to take advantage of the rich history of downtown Newark. Denison Art Space in Newark will highlight local artists as well as artists from all around the world, working in new innovative ways across a wide range of mediums. The space will provide free events such as exhibitions, artist talks, hands-on workshops, “lunch and learns” across a variety of subjects and much more, with the goal of bringing together individuals of all generations, disciplines, and backgrounds to stimulate learning about, from, and with one another.
“Denison Art Space in Newark is a gateway to the arts and to connecting surrounding communities by providing a collaborative environment centered on culture, arts and creative expression,” said Michael Morris, director of fine arts at Denison.
Denison Art Space in Newark is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.