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Art Galleries

The Works Art Galleries showcase beautiful works of art in a variety of medium by local, national & international artists.

Art exhibitions are a wonderful way to spark conversations with the entire family. What makes something art? What is your favorite type of art? Visit our galleries and join in the conversation!

The Works Art Galleries offer a variety of art opportunities designed to stimulate creative engagement in the arts for learners of all ages, and strengthen the cultural fabric of our community. Gallery exhibits change frequently and admission is free to most gallery exhibitions. Contact the museum's Art Coordinator for purchase inquiries and additional information.


Main Art Gallery Current Exhibit:  "Story Tellers"

On Display: July 25 - October 11, 2014

Exhibit Overview: "Story Tellers - The art of the story book." 

This unique art exhibition captures technical, whimsical, and educational components of storytelling through illustration. The exhibit includes original illustrations by local, regional, and nationally known artists. Each artist provides a glimpse into their unique creative progression by sharing five themed areas of the design process. To celebrate Licking County’s tradition of children’s book illustration, the show will include a tribute to Mary Sherwood Wright Jones, a Newark native famous for her work with “My Weekly Reader.”

Carlo Lo Raso, a graduate of Sheridan College’s Classical Animation Program, worked at The Walt Disney Company’s Consumer Products Division for nine years. His freelance work focuses on character and toy design, children’s book illustration, packaging illustration, and storyboarding.

Featured Artists Include:  Tim Bowers, George McClements, John Skewes, Mary Sherwood Wright Jones, Carlo Lo Raso, Graham Annable, Antoinette Portis, and Steve Harpster.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.


View/download the official art card for this exhibit.