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Landscapes: Rod Bouc

Inaugural exhibition in Bridge Park Gallery

Opens with public reception Aug. 24

DUBLIN — A collection of landscape paintings by Columbus artist Rod Bouc is now on view in the Bridge Park Gallery located on the first floor lobby of real estate developer Crawford Hoying’s Bridge Park headquarters, 6640 Riverside Dr., in Dublin. The exhibition space, curated by Dublin Arts Council, which will host ongoing installations by local and regional artists, is accessible to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Landscapes: Rod Bouc, the inaugural exhibition in the space, will open with a reception for the artist on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception is free of charge and the public is invited.

The exhibition features a selection of 11 of Bouc’s recent works representing a variety of media, style and subject matter on which the artist has focused for the past 40 years. Bouc, a New Regionalist painter, is an observer of the subtleties of light, color, shape and composition that combine to define natural surroundings. His surfaces, gently worked in charcoal, pastel, monotype and encaustic stick, engulf the viewer and reference the vast open spaces of the Midwestern landscape. Bouc was raised in Todd Valley, Neb., and has resided in the Columbus area since beginning graduate school at The Ohio State University in 1977.

“This Bridge Park Gallery and the Rod Bouc exhibition highlight the passion for public art and the collaborative spirit the Dublin Arts Council has for sharing art with the Dublin community. We at Crawford Hoying could not be more proud to host what we know will be the first of many high quality artwork openings,” said Russ Hunter, director of design and planning for Crawford Hoying.

Landscapes: Rod Bouc remains on view through Oct. 6, 2017. For additional information, contact Dublin Arts Council Executive Director David S. Guion via email guion@dublinarts.org or by phone at 614-889-7444.

About Bridge Park

Bridge Park is the newest and only walkable, mixed-use community in downtown Dublin. Spanning 30 acres along the Scioto River, it is the cornerstone of the city’s long-term vision for the Bridge Street District. The unique community features luxury condos and apartments, a large-format grocery, restaurants, shops, Class A office space, entertainment venues, a hotel and conference center and multiple green spaces. Bridge Park includes 373,000 square feet of executive Class A office space to meet the needs of small and mid-size businesses.

About Crawford Hoying

Crawford Hoying is a leading full-service real estate company based in Dublin, Ohio since 1998. Through excellence in property management and a forward-thinking approach to development, including managing more than 20 apartment communities, developing and building new urban-infill, mixed-use properties and offering a full-service real estate brokerage, Crawford Hoying is leading the charge into the 21st century. For more information on Crawford Hoying, visit www.crawfordhoying.com.

About Dublin Arts Council

Dublin Arts Council (DAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported in part by the City of Dublin’s hotel/motel tax and 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. Dublin Arts Council is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, fundraising events, classes, gallery sales and in-kind contributions. DAC engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts. For more information, call 614.889.7444 or visit www.dublinarts.org.

Needtobreathe now on tour

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Exactly one year since it’s debut, the South Carolina foursome NEEDTOBREATHE announced with Billboard this morning an August 11 exclusive Deluxe Edition vinyl release of their chart topping “standout album” (Billboard) H A R D L O V E featuring four new songs from the award-winning rock band. Accompanying the release will be a six song CD and EP, HARD CUTS: Songs from the H A R D L O V E Sessions, which will include “HARD LOVE feat. Andra Day” – a soulful collaboration with the two-time GRAMMY nominee, three-time BET Award nominee, and Billboard Powerhouse Award winner with whom they also filmed a dynamic music video for the anthem. The vinyl album and EP, available for pre-order here, will also feature “HARD LOVE feat. Serena Ryder” and four new songs, of which two tracks, “WAITING” and “COUNT ON ME” are available now.

“One year ago today, we put out our sixth studio album — H A R D L O V E — and invited our fans into one of the most ambitious and adventurous creative periods we as a band have ever gone through,” the GRAMMY-nominated rock band shared with Billboard. “One of the hardest parts about finishing that record was figuring out what songs we had to cut. We stayed up many, many nights going back and forth on the final track listing and in the end had to make some really tough decisions. We’re excited to unveil those songs today and over the coming weeks as apart of our collector’s edition deluxe vinyl and EP.”

The GRAMMY-nominated rock group NEEDTOBREATHE recently announced their expansive three-leg ALL THE FEELS TOUR: their self-proclaimed “most artistically ambitious” tour yet. The dynamic tour through iconic American venues launches in September with an amphitheater run that will be opened by Nashville rock n’ roll quartet The New Respects and features special guest, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw – with whom the band released their smash hit “Brother” in 2015 – and then takes the South Carolina rockers through a stint of prominent rock clubs that will be joined by opening acts Canadian singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul, Nashville rock n’ roll band The Brummies, or alt-rock band Wilder. The 50+ city tour ends with a string of intimate acoustic shows dubbed “An Evening with NEEDTOBREATHE.”

ALL THE FEELS TOUR has already sold-out multiple stops including both Chicago dates (Nov. 9 at House of Blues and Dec. 9 at Thalia Hall) as well as their three-night hometown acoustic run at Charleston Music Hall (Nov. 29, Dec. 1, and Dec. 2) and both dates at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium (Oct. 16 and Dec. 17).

Armed with a unique sound that has “carved out a niche in rock music” (Billboard) and had Rolling Stone dubbing the group “an anomaly in the pop music landscape,” NEEDTOBREATHE released H A R D L O V E via Atlantic Records last summer. The hit album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Championed by People Magazine as “easy to love” for their unique mix of “infectious pop melodies to their signature Southern rock,” the band then embarked on TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016, the band’s largest headlining tour to date. The tour brought the group to more than 50 cities and included sold-out stops in New York City’s Beacon Theatre, Nashville, Tenn.’s Ascend Amphitheater, a special hometown show at Charleston, S.C.’s Volvo Car Stadium, and a second career sell-out show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.


Saturday, Sept. 16 Memphis, TN Mud Island Amphitheatre*

Sunday, Sept. 17 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory*

Wednesday, Sept. 20 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre*

Thursday, Sept. 21 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino*

Friday, Sept. 22 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre*

Saturday, Sept. 23 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*

Sunday, Sept. 24 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Amphitheatre*

Tuesday, Oct. 3 Richmond, VA The National^

Wednesday, Oct. 4 Norfolk, VA The NorVa^

Thursday, Oct. 5 Washington DC 9:30 Club^

Friday, Oct. 6 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall^

Wednesday, Oct. 11 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre^

Friday, Oct. 13 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues+

Monday, Oct. 16 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium+

Friday, Oct. 20 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre+

Saturday, Oct. 21 St. Louis, MO The Pageant+

Wednesday, Oct. 25 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex+

Thursday, Oct. 26 Boise, ID Knitting Factory+

Friday, Oct. 27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory+

Saturday, Oct. 28 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre+

Monday, Oct. 30 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom+

Wednesday, Nov. 1 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore+

Thursday, Nov. 2 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern+

Friday, Nov. 3 Anaheim, CA House of Blues+

Saturday, Nov. 4 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre+

Wednesday, Nov. 8 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre**

Thursday, Nov. 9 Chicago, IL House of Blues**

Friday, Nov. 10 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Hall**

Saturday, Nov. 11 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live**

Tuesday, Nov. 28 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 29 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall

Friday, Dec. 1 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall

Saturday, Dec. 2 Washington DC Lincoln Theatre

Sunday, Dec. 3 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre

Monday, Dec 4 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre

Tuesday Dec. 5 New York, NY The Town Hall

Saturday, Dec. 9 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall

Monday, Dec. 11 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre

Tuesday, Dec. 12 Greenville, SC Peace Center Concert Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 13 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre

Sunday, Dec. 17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

*Dates joined by Gavin DeGraw and opened by The New Respects

^Opened by Billy Raffoul

+Opened by The Brummies

**Opened by Wilder


NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated rock band hailing from South Carolina, comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals). Their new album H A R D L O V E released summer 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, their greatest debut yet. Their current single – title track “HARD LOVE” – features R&B and soul singer Andra Day.

H A R D L O V E is the follow-up to 2014’s Rivers In the Wasteland, which debuted at No. 3 overall on the Billboard 200 and spawned the RIAA-certified Gold single “Brother (feat. Gavin DeGraw).” The hit earned the group their first GRAMMY nomination as well as a pair of Billboard Music Award nominations.

NEEDTOBREATHE, well known for the aggressive touring schedule and impressive liveshow,have spent the last two years crisscrossing the country on TOUR DE COMPADRES– an extensive, headlining tour featuring the band and their closest musical friends. Highlights include back-to-back sold out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as well as Greek Theatre (Los Angeles), Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville), Aragon Ballroom (Chicago), Verizon Theatre (DFW) and more.

For more information, visit needtobreathe.com.



Though most works of art are static, they reveal a dynamic world. Artists use different techniques to suggest movement such as a quick stroke of a brush or stop motion animation. A highlight of our JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity, MOTION brings together a variety of works in the CMA collection that depict movement. A painting by George Bellows captures the break of a wave. A Harold Edgerton photograph freezes the blast of a bullet through a banana. A carving by Elijah Pierce captures the racing of time. While in MOTION, work with others to build a large mobile, draw a moving image, or join in the body movement challenge and share with #motionCMA on social media.

Red Horizon: Soviet and Russian Art after 1960 from the Neil K. Rector Collection

June 16 – September 24, 2017

Coinciding with the centennial of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Columbus Museum of Art presents an exhibition of Soviet and Russian art drawn from the Neil K. Rector Collection. This is the first time that the Columbus-based Rector Collection will be shown publically. Red Horizon looks at the period shortly after Stalin’s death in 1953 until the late 1980s and beyond, when artists attempted to represent the everyday realities of the USSR and Russia. Mixing a variety of styles, including pop and conceptual art, documentary photography, surrealism and abstraction, these artists explored the growing gap between government-sanctioned orthodoxies and life as it was. Among the artists included are Erik Bulatov, Andrey Chezhin, Francisco Infante, Ilya Kabakov, Komar & Melamid, Alexander Kosolopov, Alexander Lapin, Ernst Neisvestny, Vladimir Nemukhin, Igor Mukhin, Dimitri Prigov, Yuri Rybchinsky, Leonid Sokov, Oleg Vassiliev, Vladimir Yakovlev, and Vladimir Yankilevsky.

Greater Columbus: The 2017 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Awards Exhibition

July 13 – November 26, 2017

Greater Columbus displays work by artists based in central Ohio who have been recognized by the Greater Columbus Arts Council for their outstanding talent and ability. The artists in the exhibition include the recipients of the 2016 Visual Arts Fellowship Awards: Sue Cavanaugh, Paige Früchtnicht, Dani Leventhal (presenting work in collaboration with Sheilah Wilson), and Melissa Vogley Woods. Chosen by jury, these artists represent a diverse range of practices fostered within Columbus’s artistic community. Each with their own voice, they demonstrate the strength and vibrancy of the region’s artistic ecology. This exhibition is a partnership between the Columbus Museum of Art and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Three Chagalls

July 21, 2017 – March 11, 2018

CMA is pleased to exhibit three superb paintings by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) on loan from the collection of Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein. Chagall created his own very personal style of art demonstrating an awareness of the modernist hallmarks of Cubism, Fauvism, and Surrealism but maintaining an artistic vocabulary grounded in the fanciful representation of his experiences and memories of his birthplace of Vitebsk, Belarus, and Paris, his adopted home before and after World War II. Two of the paintings were created during the period Chagall and his family escaped the horrors of war and of Nazism and sought asylum in the United States. These paintings are filled with themes of a bride and groom, bouquets of flowers, polychrome cows, and floating figures with bird heads and reflect a transitional period in Chagall’s life when he suffered the loss of Bella, his childhood sweetheart and wife of thirty years. Memories of Bella and Chagall’s love for her permeate these canvasses. After returning to France, Chagall fell in love with and married Vava (Valentine) Brodsky in 1952. The third painting in this group is from this later period when the artist found peace and happiness with Vava in their Mediterranean home in the south of France.

Sidney Chafetz: Poets and False Prophets

July 24 – December 3, 2017

This exhibition features a sampling of the artist’s prints spanning many decades and including thoughtful depictions of his favorite poets and thinkers and biting parodies of politicians and academics Chafetz considered pompous, self-serving, or dangerous. Combining a masterful expertise in printmaking techniques with piercing and at times good-natured satire, Chafetz produced a vast body of work that documents and critiques life from the academic environment he knew so well to the realm of powerful world leaders, influential philosophers, and literary giants. Created from the 1950s to the early 2000s, these prints are as relevant today as the years in which they were made and contribute to CMA’s concentration on works of social justice. Columbus Museum of Art is a major repository for Chafetz’s work.

Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 1850-1950 From the Donna and Rodney Wasserstrom Collection

July 28, 2017 – March 11, 2018

Botanical Wonders is an explosively tantalizing introduction to Donna and Rodney Wasserstrom’s generous donation to the Museum of some four hundred quilts. The colorful graphics and intricate needlework of many of the quilts reflect the collectors’ keen eye for pattern and appreciation of exquisite execution. In addition, Botanical Wonders methodically surveys a century of floral pattern bedcovers. Highlights include works with extraordinary nineteenth-century one-of-a-kind designs as well as works created with the phenomenally popular and abundantly produced kit appliques of the twentieth century.

Laura Park: 2017 Columbus Comics Residency Exhibition

September 28, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Laura Park is a Chicago- and Paris-based artist whose work has appeared in The Believer, Best American Comics, and the renowned Fantagraphics anthology series MOME. She also illustrated the I, FUNNY series of books for young readers and contributed storyboards and character designs to the Cartoon Network series Over the Garden Wall. Currently she is working on a collection of her comics with publisher Drawn and Quarterly. Park is the winner of the annual Columbus Comics Residency, a partnership between CMA and Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD). Each year, a committee of local comic critics, curators, and creators seek graphic artists from outside Columbus who demonstrate an experimental approach to creating comics and graphic novels. The three-week residency, formerly called the Graphic Novelist Residency, is designed to provide the winner with an opportunity to develop a work-in-progress and to exhibit their work at CMA. Park’s residency also includes a Special Guest appearance at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) and a visiting artist residence at CCAD.

Beyond Impressionism: Paris, Fin de Siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Their Contemporaries

October 20, 2017 – January 21, 2018

In partnership with The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, Columbus Museum of Art presents Beyond Impressionism: The Avant-Gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris. CMA is the only U.S. venue for this extraordinary exhibition.Featuring approximately 100 paintings, drawings, prints, and works on paper, the exhibition explores the Parisian art scene, focusing on the most important French avant-garde artists of the late 19th century, including Paul Signac, Maximilien Luce, Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, Félix Vallotton, Odilon Redon, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The Parisian fin de siècle was a time of political upheaval and intense cultural transformation. Mirroring the many facets of an anxious, unsettled era, this period saw the emergence of a broad spectrum of new artistic movements. Despite the diversity of styles, their subject matter remained largely that of their still-active Impressionist predecessors: landscapes, the modern city, and leisure-time activities, though the avant gardes added introspective scenes and fantastical visions to the repertoire.

Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO

November 10, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Think Outside the Brick is CMA’s annual holiday-season celebration of the creative potential of LEGO® bricks. It a collaborative project with the Ohio LEGO User’s Group (OhioLUG) and highlights an enormous model of Columbus featuring familiar landmarks and imaginative creations, with new additions every year.

James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland

December 1, 2017 – February 18, 2018

Faces of the Heartland spans the career of James Hopkins (1877-1969) and highlights his innovative paintings depicting the Cumberland mountaineers of Appalachian Kentucky, called the Cumberland Suite, which were created between 1915 and 1919 and brought Hopkins national recognition. These works, depicting subsistence farmers, traveling preachers, and children living in the Kentucky mountains south of Cincinnati, prefigure Regionalist and American Scene painting that emerged later in the twentieth century. Hopkins taught at The Ohio State University from 1923–48, becoming chair of the art department and raising its stature to national prominence. He was a well-known, widely exhibited artist during his lifetime; over a dozen museums hold his works today. This is the first Hopkins retrospective since 1977.

William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography

February 16 – May 20, 2018

William Hawkins bold and colorful work reflects a spectacular exuberance that echoes the artists own flamboyance. Drawn from important collections across the U.S. and Europe, this exhibition includes some sixty of Hawkins’ most important paintings. Though the Columbus, Ohio artist has long been at the forefront of self-taught 20th century artists, Hawkins has received less than his fair share of attention. With special emphasis on his use of play, collage practice, and work in series, An Imaginative Geography includes works that highlight Hawkins’ vigorous, swirling brushstrokes and sophisticated techniques such as scumbling. Organized by the Figge Art Museum in collaboration with Susan Mitchell Crawley, formerly Curator of Folk Art at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the exhibition will also travel to the Mingei International Museum.

A Measure of Humanity

June 22 – September 16, 2018

Data points proliferate in the wake of our daily lives. Seemingly every aspect of human identity and behavior may be quantified, measured, and pressed into the service of politics or capital. Charts, diagrams, and maps help form our picture of the social body. Whether to communicate information or subvert its logic, artists, too, make use of the diagram. The exhibition A Measure of Humanity brings together works of art that probe the relationship between information and abstraction, visual form and meaning, the self and social. In various ways, they offer us models for thinking, and feeling, through pictures.

Family Pictures After Roy DeCarava Family Pictures After Roy DeCarava

February 16 – May 20, 2018

Family Pictures After Roy DeCarava traces the ways in which artists have used photographs of family to deftly challenge and transform both artistic and popular images of African-American life since the postwar period. Coming of age in Harlem during the 1940s, Roy DeCarava reacted against what he saw as superficial stereotypes and “sociological” studies of his neighborhood by mostly outsiders, including the Photo League’s “Harlem Document.” With the aid of a Guggenheim Fellowship, DeCarava set out to create expressive photographs of domestic life in his community and eventually published 120 pictures along with text by Langston Hughes in The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955), a powerful commentary on issues of family and racism as well as the particular and universal realities of daily existence. Taking DeCarava’s first project as a jumping off point, this exhibition looks at photographers and artists who have similarly documented family life or their own families, including LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Deana Lawson, Gordon Parks, Sondra Perry, Carrie Mae Weems, and more.

I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

October 19, 2018 – January 20, 2019

I, Too, Sing America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, a period of cultural blossoming that occurred in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem in the 1920-50s. Curated by Columbus native and highly acclaimed writer Wil Haygood, the exhibition includes work by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Beardon, Aaron Douglas, Augusta Savage, and others who interpreted the lives of African Americans during this time. In addition, the exhibition includes unprinted photographs by James Van Der Zee obtained through the artist’s estate and a private collection of vernacular photographs of African American life. A selection of books, sheet music, and print ephemera from this period further showcases the innovative and expansive cultural output produced in Harlem during this unforgettable epoch of American history. The exhibition explores the religious, political, and cultural activism of the period, everyday life, and the extraordinary individuals such as poet Langston Hughes and philosopher Alain Locke whose words and scholarship contributed to the development of this period so rich in art, music, and literature.

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