Anniversary exhibition brings alumni together

Columbus’s Studios on High Gallery (SOHG) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with the help of some of our alumni. Fine Arts alumna Lisa Horkin (CCAD 1985), Illustration alumnus Marty Husted (CCAD 1979), Illustration alumnus Ryan Orewiler (CCAD 2004), and Fine Arts alumna Denise Romecki (CCAD 1976), will all exhibit during Face 2 Face, 25 Years of Art and Community, opening Friday, April 15 from 5:30–9:00 p.m.

Lisa Horkin works as a textile mixed media artist, exhibiting, lecturing, and teaching in the Columbus area. Since 2002, she has been a practicing glass artist, using glass as means of creative expression. Follow her blog here.

Marty Husted is a freelance illustrator and fine artist living in Columbus. His clients include Charlesbridge Publishing Company, Columbus Historical Society, Macmillan McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, and The Ohio State University among other. He is the recipient of PMA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Multicultural Book of the Year (2005), USA Book News’s Best Children’s Picture Book (2004), OFBF Children’s Literature Award Honors List (2003), Great Lakes Book Seller’s Association Pick of the List (1999), and Parent’s Council Award for Excellence (1998). Learn more on his website.

Since 2000, Ryan Orewiler has painted hundreds of cityscapes which have been collected and commissioned by individuals and corporations throughout the United States. His influence is the urban environment of Columbus, Ohio, where he lives, and the cities that he has traveled to around the world including Jakarta, Chicago, Paris, Florence, Berlin, Bali, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. He received a B.F.A. from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Illustration and is a member of the, Roy G Biv, Ohio Art League, German Village Art League, AbX Collective, Oil Painters of America and the Landscape Artists International. Learn more here.

Denise Romecki has been exhibiting since 1978, and her work can be found at Studios on High and the Ohio Craft Museum. She also teaches part-time at the Cultural Arts Center. Her works can be viewed here.

SOHG was opened in 1986 by four Columbus-based artists offering a glimpse of their creative processes along with the opportunity to buy unique handmade pieces. Today, the gallery is comprised of 18 exhibiting artists and hosts daily demonstrations in its Short North facility. The gallery provides an opportunity for education and interaction with painters, ceramic artists, jewelers and glass blowers.

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Lisa Horkin shared the news of this show with us on our Alumni Facebook page. If you are a fellow alumnus or alumna, be sure to “like” us today.