Maps are the gift that keeps on giving. Besides getting you from point A to point Z, the visual practicality of their grids, lines and colors also explains their ongoing appeal to artists ranging from spunky DIY-ers to the likes of Mark Bradford.

Maps are the gift that keeps on giving. Besides getting you from point A to point Z, the visual practicality of their grids, lines and colors also explains their ongoing appeal to artists ranging from spunky DIY-ers to the likes of Mark Bradford.

This month at the Ohio Art League, CCAD grad Jen Adrion delves into the map world with "Amateur Cartography," part of an ongoing OAL Member Curated Exhibition.

Adrion's known best for vibrantly spare works, and she applies a similar minimalism to the state of Ohio. Stripped down to a series of undulating lines, graphic patterns and bold colors, the works in "Amateur Cartography" are perfect examples of the roads less traveled.