Carnegie Gallery

MAW Exhibit

Birth. Death. Coming in from recess for math class. A new job. Divorce. Dressing for Ohio weather. Not one of us is a stranger to the process of shifting from one condition to another.

CML and the Friends of the Library are pleased to present Transitions, an exhibit by Mother Artists at Work (MAW). In this show members explore a variety of states of and journeys through change. A diverse range of works are featured, including pieces in 2D & 3D mixed media, painting, enameling, fiber, photography and the written word.

Exhibition dates:  April 4 – May 24

Opening Reception:  April 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (open to the public)

Carnegie Gallery – 2nd floor of Main Library


MAW is a non-profit association of mothers working in the arts.

Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, March 27 as we celebrate a vibrant display of children’s art inspired by Columbus artist Aminah Robinson. The art is the handiwork of children who are 5 to 11 years old and participating in Art in the House — an out-of-school arts program of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education. This reception will be catered with these young artists in mind.

On display now through March 29.

Wednesday, March 27
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Main Library
Carnegie Gallery, 2nd Floor
96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Due to inclement weather, tonight’s opening reception for “We Like Aminah” has been cancelled.

We encourage you to visit the Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery to experience the exhibit, which is on display through March 29.

Please see our previous post for additional details.


Art in the House is an out-of-school time arts program of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education specifically for children 5-11 years old. The children’s art in this show is inspired by the vibrant works of Columbus artist, Aminah Robinson.

March 6, 4:30-6pm, Carnegie Gallery (2nd Floor, Main Library)

March 5 – 29

Curated by Stephanie Rond.

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Now through January 29, the Carnegie Gallery is host to this unique exhibit that focuses on art as a tool for learning among the children enrolled in The Schoenbaum Family Center’s A. Sophie Rogers Laboratory School.

The Carnegie Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library, located at 96 S. Grant Avenue in downtown Columbus.

Now through December 29, visitors to the Carnegie Gallery can experience original works created by Ohio artist who are part of the Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry 77th Annual Juried Show. This juried show presents impressive works in various mediums and solicits visitors to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award through December 1.

The Carnegie Gallery is located on the second floor of the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus.

ArtInformationa Friends-supported Carnegie Gallery exhibit that opens to the public today — explores contemporary artists’ use of research to inspire creativity. These works, featuring various media strategies artists employ in creating their visionary work, are a representation of member artists affiliated with ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists.  

ROY G BIV is an independent, nonprofit art space located in the Short North. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV has presented the work of hundreds of artists wtih an emphasis on Ohio artists.

Exhibition dates:  July 12 – August 24, 2012

Location: Carnegie Gallery (2nd floor of Main Library) 

Carnegie Gallery is open during the Main Library’s standard hours.

Artists on front (left to right): Linda Skelley, Sherry Simone and Brittany Stigler

Creative Arts of Women (CAW), Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Friends of the Library proudly present Strands. The show features visual and performance art about hair, fibers, DNA and other “strands.” Proceeds will be donated to the Hair Theater Fund, helping patients experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy buy wigs or hats.

CAW is open to all women who consider themselves artists and provides mentoring, support and exposure.

Show Dates: September 15 – October 21
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery (2nd floor)

Curated by Stephanie Rond


ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists is an independent, nonprofit art space. Founded in 1989, it has shown the work of hundreds of artists and is known for presenting excellent work by artists from around the country with emphasis on Ohio artists.

Thursday, July 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery (2nd floor) Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave.
Show dates: July 14-September 2

Curated by Stephanie Rond
for more information: 614.297.7694 or online at

One hundred years ago, the Ohio Art League (OAL) held one of its first exhibitions at the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) and will return in May to celebrate its 100th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition. The library wide display will feature a variety of original works by some of Ohio’s leading artists. The selection by Todd Slaughter includes photography, oils, acrylics, sculpture, video and mixed media.

The Friends of the Library is proud to be a partner in sponsoring the OAL Annual Spring Exhibition. Please join us for the opening reception in the Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery (2nd Floor) on Thursday, May 12 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Todd Slaughter is a professor in the Department of Art’s sculpture program. He has held many solo and group exhibitions, both internationally and nationally. His collections can be found in the Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois; Tarifa/Algeciras, Spain; Akron Art Museum; and the Columbus Museum of Art. He is the recipient of several Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship awards, a NEA Individual Artist Fellowship, and a Greater Columbus Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship.

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