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Necessary Habits Opens Sept. 23 in The Loann Crane Gallery at the Greater Columbus Arts Council

in Press Releases September 22, 2021 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) will open the newest exhibition in The Loann Crane Gallery, Necessary Habits, on Thursday, Sept. 23.

Organized by Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery, the exhibition features work by 18 artists of The Art Studio, all created throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Art Studio provides an environment for both artistic and professional growth by helping artists with disabilities develop creative interests through art-making, community engagement and exhibition opportunities.

The artists featured in the exhibition include Gerald Carter, Rocky Davis, Leslie Fuleky, Beth Garek, Tony Hoover, Larken Janson-Tidd, Ella Mae Johnson, Charles Knueven, Andrea Kontras, Charlotte McGraw, Jeff Meadows, Jackie Montgomery, Bill Pack, Helen Taylor, Jane Taylor, Cade Terry, Judith Vierow and Ciatisa Walker. The work is available for sale.

The exhibition will be up through Dec. 17. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors must wear masks and comply with social distancing guidelines; there will be a limit of four people in the gallery at any time.

The featured artwork will also be available virtually through the gallery website at

In July 2021, the Arts Council named its community gallery The Loann Crane Gallery at the Greater Columbus Arts Council in honor of Crane’s longtime dedication to the arts and social justice in Columbus. Exhibitions in the gallery are focused on showcasing work by artists from historically marginalized communities.

Mission of Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery: To transform the lives of individuals with disabilities and other barriers thorough pathways to independence and the power of work.

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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