LIMA — Ready for something completely different? ArtSpace/Lima is ready to provide that something different with a first-of-a-kind exhibit, “Industrial Ohio.”
“I thought this would be a good idea. We like to have thematic shows from time to time, and we were interested in everyone working on the same subject matter. It’s where that subject matter takes each artist that it gets interesting,” said Bill Sullivan, operations manager for ArtSpace.
In fact, this show asked artists to interpret, envision or relate their notion of industry, manufacturing and agribusiness. In doing so, the 14 artists showing entered both 2D and 3D works in a variety of media, including oils, lithographs, photographs, a brass-copper-lead wood construction, earthenware, digital photography and forged steel.
“About half of the artists are from Ohio, and of that number, about half are from this area. We had artists submit entries from as far away as Wyoming. We considered changing the exhibit name to just Industrial, but didn’t think that would be fair,” Sullivan said.
“The artists really stretched the limits of industry, and their focus went beyond the boundaries. It’s really superb work,” Sullivan added.
Along with this exhibit, ArtSpace is also taking reservations for its next Soup and Salad Lecture, set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at ArtSpace. At that time, Mary Ann Sullivan will discuss “Industry in Art.” Cost for that is $15, with reservations taken until Saturday at 419-222-1721.