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Greater Columbus Arts Council Names Community Gallery in Honor of Loann Crane

in Press Releases July 13, 2021 1 min read

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is naming its community gallery The Loann Crane Gallery at the Greater Columbus Arts Council in honor of Loann Crane’s longtime dedication to the arts and social justice in Columbus.

Crane served on the Arts Council board of trustees from 1981-1998 and as chair from 1988-1990. Most recently her support made possible the Arts Council’s Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Fellowship and Residency, although her outstanding work in the community as benefactor, advisor and friend has had a lasting impact on the Arts Council that extends far beyond those gifts.

“We’ve been so humbled and honored by Loann’s leadership and generosity over the past 30 years,” said Tom Katzenmeyer, president and CEO of the Arts Council. “Her work has benefited the Columbus arts community immeasurably, and we’re proud to name our gallery space after her in appreciation of her support.”

Crane has also served on numerous nonprofit boards including the Columbus Arts Endowment, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus College of Art and Design, the Women’s Fund, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, The Ohio State University College of the Humanities and more.

The Arts Council opened its community meeting room and gallery after moving to its new office at 182 E. Long St. in the spring of 2020. Current and future exhibitions in the gallery are dedicated to showing work by artists from historically marginalized communities.

The Loann Crane Gallery at the Greater Columbus Arts Council is open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. Unvaccinated visitors must wear masks and comply with social distancing guidelines. The current exhibition, Entangled Threads, is curated by the King Arts Complex and is on view through Sept. 2. Upcoming exhibitions, hours and other information can be found at

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 and the Ohio Arts Council.

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