The Art Concern

Members of the Grove City Council are proud to sponsor The Art Concern which features artists throughout Grove City and central Ohio. The Art Concern was created for the expressed purpose of promoting culture in the Grove City community.

We invite you to visit each exhibit, in City Hall, 4035 Broadway, in the Grove City Town Center. City Hall is open, for the exhibit, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can schedule an appointment by contacting Tami Kelly at 614-277-3065.

Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Contact Curator Lucila Linik at 614-357-3593 or email Tami Kelly, Clerk of Council for additional information.

In Memoriam: Special thanks to founder and curator of the Art Concern, Ray Kline, for his years of dedicated service to the Grove City cultural arts community.

Grove City Art Concern Exhibit

Grove City Council’s Art Concern presents “Explorations,” an exhibit of artwork by Craig W. Murdick, on display and for purchase through Friday, July 1 at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, in historic Grove City Town Center. The community is invited to meet the artist at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, June 3.

Although he enjoys a successful career as an architect, Murdick is exploring other creative endeavors, focusing on three areas of artistic interest: 3D modeling, the built and natural landscape around us, and images of farming.

Using 3D modeling to explore forms, light and space, Murdick’s work is a study of how these elements bring out an emotional response.  His shapes can be soothing or harsh and exhibit depth and movement, which invoke reactions of warmth of the morning light and calm from the late daylight fading into the blue hour. Murdick accentuates colors, forms and textures while striving to capture the beauty often overlooked in everyday scenes of buildings, bridges, streets and wires crisscrossing the natural environment of the countryside.

Spending time on his grandfather’s farm in northwest Ohio was influential to him and can be seen as the inspiration for many of his rural, pastoral scenes.

The exhibit is open to the public weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or appointment by calling Clerk of Council Tami Kelly at 614-277-3065. Those interested in displaying or purchasing art on exhibit, please contact curator Tami Kelly.

Find the Art Concern exhibit videos on the Grove City YouTube channel.