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Current Exhibitions

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The Sparkle Glitter Club:

The Staff of Passion Works

May 31 - June 30, 2024

Opening Reception

Friday - June 14, 5-8pm

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The Majestic: Intervention 1

Hillary Gattian

June 14 - June 30, 2024

Opening Reception

Friday - June 14, 5-8pm

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Past Exhibitions 2024

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Soft Spots

Textiles + The Self

May 3 - June 2, 2024

Opening Reception

First Friday - May 3, 5-8pm

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Hand Quilting Workshop

with member Selena [Len] Loomis

Curator of "Soft Spots: Textiles + The Self"

Saturday May 11, 2-4pm

free and open to the public

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Upcycled Millipedes

May 3 - June 2, 2024

Member Ross DiPenti collaboration with member Mike Miller's

ART 1200: Image + Design - Ohio University Students

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MFA Thesis Exhibition

Jacq Garcia, Golosa

Mike Miller, Made Man

March 1-24, 2024

Opening Reception March 1 5-8PM

Workshops on March 9th

"One Set of Footprints" with Mike Miller 12-2PM

"Too Sweet To Eat, Cakes That Last!" with Jacq Garcia 3-5PM

Artist Talks and Closing Reception

March 22 5-8PM

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The Majestic Interventions: 1-11 Revisited

Meet Hillary Gattian, Majestic Galleries' new Director in this Pop-Up Exhibition!

January 26, 2024

5-6pm: Gallery Talk 
6-8pm: Exhibition 

Past Exhibitions 2023

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Majestic Member's Show

December 1-17, 2023

Opening Reception December 1st 5-8PM


Adrian Desjardins
Bruce Winn
Chloey Wilburn
Connaught Cullen
Dennis Savage
Grant-Grey Guda
Jacq Garcia
Jim Shirey
Kathy Guest

Mary Popa
Mike Miller
Paul Wilbur
Robert Peppers
Ross DiPenti
Selena Loomis
Stanley Wryszczynski
Steve Mowrey

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Majestic National Juried Exhibition

October 27 - November 26, 2023

Opening Reception October 27 5-8PM

This year's Majestic National was juried by Don Adleta. Adleta is a Professor Emeritus of Graphic Design, Ohio University, a Swiss trained graphic designer, and has lectured on and taught graphic design internationally. Adleta Perpetual Calendar has been recognized internationally and has received multiple design awards worldwide. It is in the permanent collections in Novi Sad Museum of Art and Design, Serbia, in Zurich's Museum für Gestaltung, and was also available at the Museum of Modern Art Bookstore, NY. Don continues to make video documentaries about his designs, his educational process and his mentors from the Basel School of Design, Switzerland. His special interest is in creating a box set of books. He has published: focus, drawing, focus, bookbinding, and focus, visual translation. They each feature art and design education. He has received numerous awards throughout his career for his designs, design thinking and working process. adleta.us features some of Don's recent drawings and other projects.
 

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Storytime

September 29 - October 22, 2023

Opening Reception September 29 5-8PM

Storytime, open through Oct.22, is an examination of the types of books artists produce, including books that challenge our idea of what a book is. This exhibition features items from the Mahn Center at Ohio University's Alden Library Archives and special collections and work from invited artists.  At the opening reception Don Adelta, Professor Emeritus Ohio University Graphic Design, will speak.

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20th Anniversary

August 25 - September 24, 2023

Opening Reception August 25 5-8PM

We are celebrating 20 years of being a gallery! 

Please join us for our 20th anniversary party! There will be live music and lots of food! You will be able to take a look back throughout the years with the exhibition... 

 

come walk down memory lane and maybe dance a little (if you'd like!) this Friday, August 25th from 5-8PM.

Live music generously paid for by an Ohio's Winding Road grant and food generously paid for by an Athens County Tourism Association grant.

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Upcycled Art Show

July 28 - August 20, 2023

Opening Reception July 28 6-8PM

Majestic Galleries would like to invite you to the opening reception of the Upcycled Art Show this Friday, July 28th 6-8PM featuring artwork made from repurposed materials curated by Mary Popa in partnership with Upcycle Ohio, Zero Waste, and the Community Maker Space.

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The Magical World of Sam Sheets and Troy Goins

June 30 - July 23, 2023

Opening Reception June 30 5-8PM

The Magical World of Sam Sheets and Troy Goins, showcasing two amazing artists from Passion Works Studio! The show will be open until July 23rd! Please come by to bask in the magical world of the artists and meet them!

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i want to reach you:

a queer artist invitational

May 26 - June 25, 2023

Opening Reception May 26 5-8PM

Situated during LGBTQ+ Pride Month, i want to reach you showcases twelve regionally-based artists exploring contemporary queer life. The featured works examine points of connection/disconnection and intimacy/isolation in this precarious political present for queer communities. Artworks by Carmelo Amenta, Darian Knapp, Emma Loomis-Amrhein, Felicity Gunn, Jaquelee Chit Yu Chau, Michelle Eisen, Nico Fuentes, Ray Perez, Sarah Doherty, Shockley Traub, Terra Talamh, and Veronica Leto will be on view. Curated by Ohio University MFA Candidates/Majestic Galleries members Jacq Garcia and Selena Loomis, the show is open May 26th-June 25th. Join us for an opening reception, Friday May 26th from 5-8pm. Sturdy seating and ADA accessible, single-stall restrooms available onsite, the reception is fragrance-free and masks are required and provided.

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Jim Shirey &

Federal Hocking Art Students

April 28 - May 21, 2023

Opening Reception April 28 5-8PM

Closing Reception May 21 2-4PM

Jim Shirey is a Majestic Gallery member and below is this artist statement: 
"I was born in Chicago and moved with my family near Gary, Indiana, when I was ten years old. We lived in a boundary region between heavy industry and open farm country. As a child, I explored the creeks and ravines o
f northwest Indiana. As a young man, I worked in the steel mills, where I met my future wife, Sandy. While I attended Purdue University, Sandy attended the University of Chicago. We married upon graduation and moved to Purdue University, where we continued on with grad school and started our family. After finishing there we said goodbye to our friends and moved with our two young boys to Athens, Ohio, where I was employed as a professor of mathematics.
We moved into the old farmhouse long ago. In the years following we grew gardens, raised fruit trees and hiked through the wildlife area adjoining our property. Our boys grew into strong men and went their ways, leaving us with the memory of the natural world we shared as a family. That included the wildflowers growing in odd places, some so tiny they could fit on a pinky nail. During the warm seasons I capture their images when the air falls still and the light is gentle.
Eventually the water leaves the flowers and travels, carrying memories of life. Some of it freezes in caves, and then those memories are locked in place for a few days. If you are clever enough, you can see them.
Sandy and I still live in the farmhouse." https://jimshirey.smugmug.com/

Federal Hocking Art Students show will have mixed media pieces from Federal Hocking High School/Middle School (Ellen Hadley), Coolville and Amesville Elementary Schools (Sharon Tompkins), and West Elementary from Morgan County (Laura Johnson). 

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WORKFLOW

March 31 - April 23, 2023

Opening Reception May 26 5-8PM

Ohio University School of Art + Design

Select Studio Art Adjunct Faculty

 

Zoë Couvillion

Hillary Gattian

Elisa Smith

Shockley Traub

Basil Masri Zada

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Majestic Members Show

February 24 - March 26, 2023

Opening Reception May 26 5-8PM

We are inviting you to join us this Friday, February 24th, from 5-8PM for an opening  reception of our Members Show as well are the final unveiling of the Mural by Terry Fortkamp.

We hope you are able to join us to celebrate our members!


Opening reception on Friday, February 24th from 5-8PM

One of our members, Jacq Garcia, will be doing a performance during the reception- make sure to stop by!

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K-12 Exhibition

January 27 - February 19, 2023

Closing Reception February 19 2-4PM

We are inviting you to join us this upcoming Sunday, February 19th, from 2-4PM for a closing reception of our K12 Show. 

The show features amazing young artists from Jackson, Coolville, and Federal Hocking Schools.

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