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March 17-April 15, 2017

June 28-August 16, 2017


Exhibiting at an institution inside of Columbus proper reminded CAW’s ardent, local supporters of the strength of CAW’s multifaceted artistic output. A few short months later, CAW finished the artistic conversation started in Columbus with their first ever exhibition outside of the city. OUTSIDE was on view at the Schnormeier Gallery in Mount Vernon, Ohio. This exhibition consisted of partner works that reveal the exterior of the theme each artist began in their work for INSIDE at the Cultural Arts Center. Each exhibition featured the same set of exhibiting artists, assuring continuity between the paired works that were exhibited in the two cities. Each artist wrestled with the themes of INSIDE/OUTSIDE through their own lens. INSIDE (at the Cultural Arts Center) was an exhibition that reflected upon the multiple meanings of interior spaces – whether architectural, anatomical, or metaphysical. OUTSIDE (at the Schnormeier Gallery) explored the external forces and exterior surfaces that make up our world.

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EXHIBITING ARTISTS (alpha order) Juna Amano Carmen Ambrosio Catherine Bell Smith J Clark Gretchen Cochran Megan Evans Christine Guillot Ryan Dana Lynn Harper Katerina Harris Lisa Horkin Elaine Ireland Janette Jones-Ball Joyce Kwasnik Jennifer Landau Amy Leibrand Linda Leviton Heidi Madsen Julieta Manrique Donna McCarty-Estep Lynda McClanahan Kate Menke Kate Morgan Kristin Morris Evelyn Rivera Melinda Eliza Sabo Gaynelle Walker Sloman Claire Smith Roxanne Smith-Mansell Allison Sponhaltz Mindy Staley April Sunami Liz Volpe

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Juna Amano

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Both Room #3 (INSIDE) and #2 (OUTSIDE) are private spaces in public. #3 is closed on two sides with screens made with audiotape. Inside, one may decide what s/he wishes. #2 is a closed hexagonal room. It may reflect our early ages because of its similarity to a play yard. Stretching acoustic medium over physical space, structures encourage anyone to listen to the internal voice through the passing of time.

Room #3, mixed media INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Room #2, wood, magnetic tape SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Carmen Ambrosio ambrosart.com

I‘m a digital photographic artist living with multiple sclerosis. For the INSIDE exhibition, I layered colorful abstract images atop a photo of bare tree branches to depict malfunctioning, inflamed nerves within the body. I created a textured, monochromatic, layered image for the OUTSIDE show to convey the sadness I sometimes feel (but try to hide) now that I use a cane. The landscape ahead is rutted with uncertainty.

Branches Kaleidoscope Amplified, abstract digital photography

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Tripped Over Memories of Walking Well, abstract digital photography

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Catherine Bell Smith catherinebellsmith.com

Smoketree blossoms at the mercy of the wind are tumbled across the land, shedding seeds like ideas, which will flourish or perish. Upheld by elemental trees of strength and endurance, the fragile constructs of my inner dialogue are visible but contained, present but protected, In the Bell Jar. Released and given voice, those fragile inner constructs gather momentum and structure to withstand the exposure On Display. Inside and out – a self-portrait.

In the Bell Jar, copper, wood, glass, smoketree seeds INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


On Display, wood, glass, vellum, smoketree seeds SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


J Clark

Queen Black Acid, wood, paint, frames, photographs

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Garmonbozia, wood, photographs, frames

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Gretchen Cochran gretchenstevenscochran.com

Situated in front of a full-length window in my yoga studio, I am able to plumb internal space and visually visit - but not touch - the outside world. This little slip of land has led me comfortably through the same seasons that challenge homeless people who live near me and led to the creation of work for INSIDE/OUTSIDE. For INSIDE, four disks representing the seasonal changes that impact the insider viewer, are created from hand fritted glass. For OUTSIDE, four disks interpret the internal environment of outsiders. Each disk has an inclusion of “street people” wire, copper wire harvested from electronics and sold. Unraveling and raveling this wire led me to consider the experience of urban campers and deepen my sense of being in their place. The fourth disc includes a small reference to the figure who escapes from the bramble, Like a Bird on the Wire…

Insulation/Isolation, fused fritted glass

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Bramble 2017, fused glass, “street people wire”

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Megan Evans meganevansart.us

Have you ever stopped to consider if our home functions similarly to insects or if they become excited about heading out on an adventure? Home and Traveling investigate these questions and more broadly consider the parallel relationship between our life circumstances and the cycles found in nature. I find that as nature is ever changing, so are we, with each life experience altering us.

Home, acrylic paint with vellum, paper, gold thread, and straight pins INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Traveling, acrylic paint, gold thread, vellum SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Christine Guillot Ryan GuillotRyan.com

My video installations for the INSIDE/ OUTSIDE exhibits communicate very different concepts. Interior POV [room for 3] is an exploration of visualizing thought, and the distortions of memory and the layers of cultural context. Exterior POV [drive-by divide] is a simultaneous depiction of a drive between the areas in Columbus with the greatest wealth disparity, the abstractions of numbers and the weight of material consequences of the divide for real people.

INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017

Interior POV [room for 3], mixed motion media


Exterior POV [drive-by divide], mixed motion media

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Dana Lynn Harper danalynnharper.com

When thinking about the concept of INSIDE, I thought about the internal workings of the human spirit and how spiritual growth pushes our internal beings towards new dimensions. This work inspired my OUTSIDE piece, how we use this new-found light to uplift others, like clouds made of love and power.

Inner Dimension, plexiglass, resin, holographic vinyl, theater gels INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Cloudscape, plexiglass, theater gel, vinyl, paper, resin, found plastics SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Katerina Harris katerinaarmeria.com

My paintings are my diary entries. The two images in this exhibition are expressions of two issues in my life - one internal and one external. Little Lost Ones deals with the loss and pain of having a miscarriage and the struggle to come to terms. Becoming What I Feared is the representation of fears with gaining weight after years of struggling with bulimia and learning to love myself.

Little Lost One, mixed media on canvas INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Becoming What I Feared, mixed media on canvas SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Lisa Horkin horkover.com

At four years old, during swimming lessons, I was invited to dive into the deep end of the pool. The water transitioned from very sunny light blue to an ominous dark blue. The color itself elicited fear in me. Even when the instructor got in the water and asked me to dive, I couldn’t do it. How must that have looked from the outside? Very different from the view of a child. Could the teacher ever have imagined a four-year-old being afraid of dark blue?

Fear Of Dark Blue, blown glass INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Fear Of Dark Blue 2, blown glass SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Elaine Ireland elaineireland.com

For INSIDE, ONE (Study 1) reflects my belief for the viewer to consider that everything is connected. My piece for OUTSIDE, SEEING. BELIEVING. IMAGINING. asks what assumptions and personal stories are we bringing to the experience? With the concave mirrors, the viewer becomes an integral part of this painting.

ONE (Study 1), acrylic and collage on canvas & board

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SEEING. BELIEVING. IMAGINING. acrylic, mixed media on canvas and board

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Janette Jones-Ball janetteArtist.com

CAUGHT is a painting of my state of mind “inside” a partial seizure. Much like a storm, my seizures create sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance. I am the palm tree and I can weather any storm. CLEAR is a painting of my state of mind “outside” (not having) a seizure. After the storm, my point of view is like the sun focusing through the raindrops. Then, I can see clearly.

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Caught, water soluble oil


Clear, acrylic on canvas

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Joyce Kwasnik

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For me, INSIDE/OUTSIDE was an opportunity to contemplate the effects time has on us. Inwardly, because of time, we gain wisdom and can reflect on the many facets and richness of life experiences. Outwardly, physical changes are evident and not always welcome, yet they are indicators that we don’t stay the same and aren’t meant to. Seeing this has helped me understand that as time is developing us physically, it also allows our spiritual side to develop too.

Story of Days, acrylic on paper, collage

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Veil of Time, acrylic on paper, collage

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Jennifer Landau

Woman's Work/Man's Work, fabric, hardware cloth INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Grandmother's Garden? metal mesh, recycled fabrics and plastics, paper SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Amy Leibrand thisspaceisrented.com

My work presented in INSIDE/OUTSIDE speaks to the roles and expectations of the woman. The woman as reproductive medium. The woman as provider. The woman as nurturer. The woman as timekeeper, protector, communicator. The woman as the primary connection, connector. Our fragility, yet our strength. The every woman.

An Unblemishing, film emulsion lift on eggshell

INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


We Cannot See Beyond a Certain Magnification, polaroid film emulsion, eggshells

SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Linda Leviton lindaleviton.com

The two quilts express the disparity between the internal feelings and external appearances learned in childhood. Nothing to Talk About explores how sexuality is shamefully communicated to children by not being talked about. As Long as it Looks Good describes how girls are led to understand that appearances are more important than how you feel. Both quilts are based on a vintage quilt made from dresses from the older generation of women that pass on the legacy of misinformation.

Nothing to Talk About, fabric

INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


As Long As It Looks Good, fiber

SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Heidi Madsen

columbusmakesart.com/artist/6270-heidi-madsen

GRACE vs GRIT embodies what it means to be human. TRUE GRIT projects Plucky the Flying Squirrel wrestling with her weaknesses. With the help of Love, Plucky learns to live in harmony with these characters and their kerfuffles. Her Open Heart quells Fear. Her Open Mind seduces Judgment. And, her Open Will tangos with Doubt. As Plucky transcends her weaknesses, transforming them into strengths, she is able to fly.

Grace vs Grit, mixed media sculpture INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


True Grit, mixed media sculpture with video (filming & editing Sue B Gahn) SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Julieta Manrique julietamanrique.com

The work for INSIDE references my endurance of medical conditions with regards to how my body (internally) acts as a vessel for this water, my female body. For OUTSIDE, I used my experience with seizures and the subsequent tests and appointments that I have endured. The idea was to show how the health system’s bureaucracy impacted this vessel of water (my female body) while awaiting a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Al Sad, Sondos and McCamey Kendra, MD, acrylic on canvas

INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Inside and Outside the Medical System After Two Seizures (Diptych), acrylic, glow in the dark acrylic on canvas

SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Donna McCarty-Estep donnamccartyestep.blogspot.com

What we show outside and what is trapped inside are often very different. I attempted to create pieces that show this in my style. For INSIDE, I used my favorite icon Frankenstein to show the monster within. For OUTSIDE, I created a portrait of my husband yelling...pushing the feelings inside to the outside.

Inside (Love & Rage), acrylic INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Let it Out, acrylic and aerosol

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Lynda McClanahan lyndamcclanahanart.com

Oak Tree With Cow is a meditation on who or what should rule the inside of the female body. When interests such as established life and potential life come into conflict, what should win and what should lose? Suit With Showgirls is the imagined deity of market forces. How does the default position of greed as a source of morality and ethics demean and control us?

Oak Tree with Cow, oil enamel on plywood INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Suit With Show Girls, oil enamel on plywood SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Kate Menke

These pieces are a before and after of one moment in my life. They are autobiographical but speak to the universal struggle within all of us. To contain the madness, the urge to scream or the overwhelming emotions we feel every day is a battle many of us face. These are a reminder that what you see on the outside does not always correspond with what is on the inside.

What You See isn’t Always What You Get (part 1), ceramic, barbed wire INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


The Saint, ceramic, stain, glaze and 22k gold SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Kate Morgan

katemorganimagedesign.com

I chose to create two ceramic pieces to convey my interpretation of INSIDE/ OUTSIDE. I created a figural reliquary (a container or shrine in which sacred relics are kept) for my INSIDE piece; to convey the internal need to hold on to things, people, memories. By making several compartments for storage in her hair, it is a literal translation for holding onto memories. For OUTSIDE I created a more open version of a reliquary in the shape of a figural bowl to suggest the necessity of exploration and experience to gain these memories.

Reliquary, ceramic INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Relinquish, ceramic SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Kristin Morris klmorrisstudios.com

Lizard In The Boy Suit and Boy In The Lizard Suit address the INSIDE/OUTSIDE subject as one creature being like a “skin” on the outside and enclosing a totally different “being” on the inside. The boy was clothed in an animal skin and the lizard had a human shell. This is a common theme that plays through other ceramic sculptures that I have created.

INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


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Evelyn Rivera

Inside Rosemary’s Garden, oil on canvas

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Outside Eden, oil on linen panel

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Melinda Eliza Sabo MelindaEliza.com

The Guide depicts the sanctity of the inner landscape. The Dancer contrasts as a piece full of movement and ecstatic joy. These paintings are an exploration of inner and outer selves. The experiences and adventures of life mark us in mysterious and wonderful ways. Both paintings contain pieces of an antique map of London and so are linked in discourse about how travel indelibly changes us.

The Guide, mixed media INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


The Dancer, mixed media SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Gaynelle Walker Sloman

The work for INSIDE, Chloe’s Journey, was inspired by the passing of my sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The mixed media work was very emotionally charged but cathartic and healing. It depicts her life journey through an abstract expressionist style. The energy of birth, the joy and beauty of life, and the decline and sadness of death. For OUTSIDE, Chloe’s Message depicts “The Rainbow Bridge,” where all beloved pets go to play in the meadows while waiting to be reunited with their humans.

Chloe’s Journey, acrylic, mixed media INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Chloe’s Legacy, acrylic, mixed media SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Claire Smith

Body of Water is meant to represent an animate body of water. It is made up of rivers and lakes that are buttoned up in a clear pelt, the individual water pillows become water droplets that make up a whole, displayed on four wobbly legs. Surface Tension is a reorganization of the water pillows, spread out to become a surface of water droplets. Displayed floating above the ground the meniscus and gravity is evident as the piece drops in the middle.

Body of Water, wood, plastic, fabric, acrylic, sand

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Surface Tension, felt, polyester, cotton, nylon

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Roxanne Smith-Mansell roxartist.com

Shelf Still Life was painted for INSIDE. It is an accidental still life that formed as objects I found interesting and that have meaning to me accumulated on top of a shelf inside my studio. Onekama Woods was painted for OUTSIDE. It is based on a photo of fall foliage I took while on vacation in Michigan. Both pieces are watercolors.

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Shelf Still Life, watercolor Onekama Woods, watercolor

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Allison Sponhaltz allisonmetalworks.com

We all have private and public spaces within our homes. Many of us also have a space inside ourselves that differs from the outside that we choose to share with the world. We learn a lot about ourselves by examining these private and public spaces and how they change over time and circumstance.

Cracked, mixed media INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Pulling Back the Layers, mixed media SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Mindy Staley

mindystaley.weebly.com

As an introvert, criticism has fed my doubt, fear, and uncertainty as an artist. The rhino represents the tough outer shell that protects my inner self. I step outside and tackle my fear of heights in the bridge paintings.

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Unreasonable, acrylic Limited Reach, acrylic


Bridge, acrylic

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April Sunami aprilsunami.com

My work is a commentary on the real and perceived costs of personal and societal consumerism. All That Glitters is a statement about personal wealth and debt signified through the use of Swarovski crystals on the outside while the interior consists of cut and collaged credit cards. The Other Side references the exploitation and poverty that maintains the first world’s collective wealth. Images of the world’s most notorious slums are intermixed with bar codes.

All That Glitters, oil, acrylic, Swarovski crystals, leaf, plastic, paper on canvas

INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


The Other Half, oil, acrylic, Swarovski crystals, metal leaf, plastic, and paper on canvas

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Liz Volpe

Arches, photograph

INSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2017


Under the Boardwalk, photograph

SCHNORMEIER GALLERY 2017 OUTSIDE


Juna Amano Carmen Ambrosio Catherine Bell Smith J Clark Gretchen Cochran Megan Evans Christine Guillot Ryan Dana Lynn Harper Katerina Harris Lisa Horkin Elaine Ireland Janette Jones-Ball Joyce Kwasnik Jennifer Landau Amy Leibrand Linda Leviton Heidi Madsen Julieta Manrique Donna McCarty-Estep Lynda McClanahan Kate Menke Kate Morgan Kristin Morris Evelyn Rivera Melinda Eliza Sabo Gaynelle Walker Sloman Claire Smith Roxanne Smith-Mansell Allison Sponhaltz Mindy Staley April Sunami Liz Volpe

CAW DESIGN & PRODUCTION: Amy Leibrand: photography / editing Catherine Bell-Smith: copy / editing

Stephanie Rond: copy / editing Lisa McLymont: design

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CAW INSIDE OUTSIDE Exhibition Catalog  

Exhibiting at an institution inside of Columbus proper reminded CAW’s ardent, local supporters of the strength of CAW’s multi-faceted artist...

CAW INSIDE OUTSIDE Exhibition Catalog  

Exhibiting at an institution inside of Columbus proper reminded CAW’s ardent, local supporters of the strength of CAW’s multi-faceted artist...