This group show of works by member artists at Millworks Art Studios examines the power of the artist to both document and interpret.

This group show of works by member artists at Millworks Art Studios examines the power of the artist to both document and interpret.

More than 65 pieces by 35 different artists will be featured in "Transitions," curated by Millworks member Omarthan Clarke with assistant curators Daniel Colvin and Rachel Widomski.

"With the world as it has always been, the only thing you can count on is change," Clarke said of the exhibition theme. "As artists, we are not only expressing ourselves but also documenting history. And, in that documenting, people look to the arts to tell us a little bit about what was happening at a time."

Millworks members responded with considered and varied work, both on approach to the topic and in medium. "The diversity in approach or interpretation is endless," Clarke said. "I'm not surprised by the variety, but am I impressed by it? Yes."

The exhibition also includes a collection of works by Ohio State professor and Millworks member Pheoris West, who suffered a stroke in March of this year. Clarke offers 13 pieces of West's work that show the "span, progression and diversity of his styles."

"I wanted to honor him for the countless people who have benefited from his work as a teacher and artist," Clarke said, "as he goes through his own transitions as a person, as a body."