Women of Purpose
The May exhibit in Columbus State's library show several paintings and dolls created by two generations of artists, mother, Barbara Thomas, and daughter Vivian L. Pitman. Their works are mixed together.
My name is Barbara Thomas. I am the fifth child of fourteen children. I have been making art since the age of six. Now that I am older, I can not produce a lot of art work the way I would love to. I made a doll out of old material, and had it exhibited in the Ohio Arts Council. They thought it was my grandmother's doll. The doll was faceless.
I am a painter and a children's story writer. I gave some of my art work away. I love to put art work on display for the public to enjoy.
Yes, my name is Vivian Pitman. I come from a family of eight. I'm the second oldest sister. I have a passion and love for art. Whether building or creating, I am a part of art. I have been making art for about 12 years. I seem to have a third eye, meaning, I will visualize it and create it. The way I see it comes out 99 percent of the time, the way I see and feel it.
Being an artist is fun and exciting to me. Working on a project will seem like minutes until I realize that hours have passed by. I love color and movement. I had several shows in the Columbus Area. I also write plays and make props and costumes. I directed two plays at our church. Mom helped with some costumes. Being an artist, I learn I put out a lot of energy.
January - Marvin Taylor - Paintings and Car Models
February - Kimberly Colleen Rhyan -- Widening the Solstice of the Soul
March through April - Cecilia Román - Abstract Realism - Paintings
(View prior months' exhibits in Gallery Archives)
May - Vivian Pitman and Barbara Thomas - Women of Purpose: Paintings and Dolls
June - William Hemming - Acrylic Paintings
July - Mark Fohl - Photography
August - Briana Olsen
September - Nelson Reinhardt
October - Lori Trent and Tiffany McClair
November - Wilfred Calvo Bono
December - No Artist Scheduled
Here's a prezi presentation of the works exhibited for Women of Purpose!
Are you an artist living and working in the Columbus, Ohio area?
Are you interested in exhibiting your artwork in the Columbus State Library?
For more information, contact Shona Nicol
by phone at (614) 287-2461 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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