An exhibition titled "Natural Insights," featuring works by printmaker Nicholas Hill and ceramicist Denise Romecki, is on display through July 23 in the Concourse Gallery, Municipal Services Center 3600 Tremont Road.

An exhibition titled "Natural Insights," featuring works by printmaker Nicholas Hill and ceramicist Denise Romecki, is on display through July 23 in the Concourse Gallery, Municipal Services Center 3600 Tremont Road.

The exhibition, free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is sponsored by the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission.

Developed after a sabbatical to Japan, Hill's newest series of 20 large scale works of cyanotype and drawings, "Kyoto Calligraphy Lessons," combines his drawings and photographs informed by impressions of Japan.

Romecki's organic sculptures draw upon the blend of science and art found in the cycle of life in nature.

Nicholas Hill is professor of art at Otterbein College, where he chaired the Department of Art for 10 years. He teaches printmaking and drawing classes and directs the Frank Museum of Art.

He earned the BFA degree from Michigan State University and the MA and MFA degrees from the University of Iowa. Widely exhibited, Hill is represented by Printworks Gallery in Chicago.

Romecki's nature oriented ceramic art ranges from finely detailed wall pieces to five-foot free-standing sculptures.

She received her BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and MFA from Ohio State University. She has been exhibiting her work since 1978, and has participated in national and international shows and won numerous awards. Currently, Romecki teaches sculpture at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.

This program is financially supported by the Ohio Arts Council. More information is available from the Cultural Arts Division online at www.uaoh.net, under Departments/Cultural Arts, email arts@uaoh.net or by calling 614-583-5310.

"Encountering the Sacred Through Art," 2D and 3D paintings and mixed media works by Suanne M. Goings, is an exhibition put on as part of the Arts in Work Spaces program, July 7 through Sept. 30.

Arts in Work Spaces is an art-lending program of the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division.

Works will be on display at Nurtur the Salon, the Caspian II building and the Ohio Orthopedic Center.

Goings' exhibition contains three chapters of work on display, all relating to coming to terms with expressing her feelings following the death of her only child in an automobile accident.

Suanne M. Goings is a painter and artist working with groups throughout central Ohio and Appalachia. She has written and facilitated art-based programs working with youthful and adult offenders in several Ohio adult and juvenile correctional institutions.

She has had artist residencies with the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University. She has volunteered on committees for several central Ohio community and arts organizations.

Co-owner of The Art Loft, a gallery and studio in Delaware, Ohio, Goings is illustrating a children's book and working on an interactive guide on an artist's journey through the loss of a child.

Arts in Work Spaces location are: Caspian II building, 3518 Riverside Drive; Nurtur the Salon, 1581 W. Lane Avenue; and Ohio Orthopedic Center, 4605 Sawmill Road. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at most locations and are free to the public.

Nurtur the Salon is open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.