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Renewal: Works About Hope Opens May 3 in The Loann Crane Gallery

in Press Releases April 26, 2023 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and Fresh A.I.R. Gallery open a new exhibition in GCAC’s Loann Crane Gallery titled Renewal: Works About Hope on May 3, 2023. An opening reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at the gallery located at 182 E. Long St.

Presented in the height of spring, Renewal: Works About Hope is a group exhibition focusing on the strength and creativity of the human spirit. Featuring the work of 27 Ohio-based artists in recovery, the exhibition offers insight into the challenges and triumphs associated with mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and the vital convergence of community, resilience and hope.

Renewal: Works About Hope features original 2D and 3D artwork that showcases unique artistic interpretations of the cycles that color experience. Through the metaphor of springtime, the natural world informs our human world; hope is as essential as fresh air.

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery exhibits the work of artists affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Through art, Fresh A.I.R educates the community and work to break down stigma by bringing focus to the artistic vision. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is a project of Southeast Healthcare. In addition to off-site exhibitions, the organization hosts shows at SEEN Studios inside Chromedge Studios (289 W. Walnut St. in Franklinton). Learn more at

Renewal: Works About Hope will be on view through July 28, 2023. Loann Crane Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday-Friday by appointment only. 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 also be available virtually through 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 offices 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 and the Ohio Arts Council.

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