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Art of Bangladesh Opens Feb. 2 in GCAC’s Loann Crane Gallery

in Press Releases January 26, 2024 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) opens Art of Bangladesh, curated by Dina Zaman, in GCAC’s Loann Crane Gallery on Friday, Feb. 2. The opening reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 at the gallery, located at 182 E. Long St. Art of Bangladesh will be on view through April 30, 2024.

Art of Bangladesh is a group exhibition of nine artists curated by artist Dina Zaman. Artists in the exhibition include:

  • Zakia Sultana
  • Sabhat Abedin
  • Razia Suroor
  • Mosharrat Shams
  • Sylvia Pandit
  • Tania Nur Siddique
  • Mahbuba Yeasmin
  • Manha Shams
  • Dina Zaman

“Everybody in this exhibition has one thing in common,” says Zaman. “We are immigrants, and we share one love: Bangladesh. Although some of us are homemakers, students, accountants or working in cybersecurity, we collectively came together to express our deep-rooted love for Bangladesh’s rich culture through art.”

“As a curator I invited immigrant women of Bangladesh to express and show Bangladeshi culture through their paintings so our community here in Columbus can get an idea about the rich culture of the country,” adds Zaman. “Art over in Bangladesh is very colorful and story based. Women are highly involved in arts and culture. I tried to show a little glimpse of that through this exhibition and also how our diverse community here in Columbus can welcome Bangladeshi culture as a part of Ohioan culture.”

Loann Crane Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday-Friday by appointment. The gallery is also a meeting space and subject to availability for drop-in visits; visitors who are planning a visit are encouraged to contact GCAC at to ensure availability.

The featured artwork will be available virtually on the gallery website at

Named for the long-time benefactor of the arts and social justice in Columbus, the Loann Crane Gallery is located in GCAC’s office building at 182 E. Long St. downtown. Exhibitions in the gallery are focused on showcasing work by artists from historically marginalized communities.

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners, the Ohio Arts Council and The Ohio State University.

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