This exciting new exhibition is currently travelling to 6 art museums in Ohio and West Virginia.  Art 360 debuted at the Southern Ohio Museum & Cultural Center (Portsmouth) in the first 3 months of 2016, then travelled to the Columbus Museum of Art where it was on view from April through August 2016.  Right now, Art 360 is on view at the Massillon Museum through February 12, 2017.  

From March 1st thru April 22nd, 2017, Art 360 will be on display at the Parkersburg, WV Arts Center.  Later in 2017, the exhibit will land for a 4 month stay at the Springfield Museum of Art before heading to the Zanesville Art Museum in 2018. 

48 artists from across Ohio, including several recipients of Individual Artists Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, will join forces to create a survey of the best of the contemporary art scene in our state today. Each artist transforms a unique “canvas” into a spectacular artwork.

Working in all artistic media from oil, acrylic and watercolor paints to encaustic, fiber, and ceramics, from printmaking, photography, and pen & ink, to sculpture, light works and sculpture, the artists transform ostrich eggs into works of great beauty that refer to traditions in high art—the Imperial Easter eggs crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé—and to folk traditions as well—beeswax-decorated Ukrainian pysanaky eggs.

Exhibition organizer, Charles Bluestone, hatched the idea in 2007, when he served as a Trustee of The Ohio Art League, which is Ohio’s oldest artist collective.  His service on behalf of the OAL brought him into contact with many of Ohio's best contemporary artists. 

A poster and exhibition catalogue relating to the show are available for purchase through this web site (click on the "Shop" tab).  Net proceeds from the sale of those items will benefit arts organizations designated by the Art 360 artists themselves. 

Support for the show has come from many quarters.  Student interns from the Columbus College of Art & Design designed the exhibition’s social media outlets, including a web site, www.arthatchingacrossohio.com; Facebook page, and Twitter account, #Art360Project.  The capitol city's public broadcasting station, WOSU, have created a 30 minute film and a 20 minute radio program about the artworks and the artists involved.  

The 80-page, full color exhibition catalogue and poster was designed by CCAD students.  The catalogue will feature both a scholarly essay by art historian Ann Bremner, former Publications Editor for the Wexner Center for the Arts, and a poem by Rikki Santer inspired by the artworks and stunning photographs taken by the internationally known team of Brad Feinknopf & Lauren Davis.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council have provided generous financial support for the project.  Additional contributors are invited to follow their lead.

To bring this exhibition to your arts institution please contact:

Charles L. Bluestone   >
141 East Town Street  
Columbus, Ohio 43215  
614.220.5900