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Priya Rama: Inside Out: Interplay Between Mark and Word

Presented by Sharonville Cultural Arts Center at Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati OH

May 05 - 27 2023
Priya Rama: Inside Out: Interplay Between Mark and Word

Abstract Expressionist Priya Rama presents her solo show of paintings and poems, “Inside Out: Interplay Between Mark and Word,” at the Westheimer Gallery for May 2023.

The Westheimer Gallery is proud to present Inside Out: Interplay Between Mark and Word by Priya Rama for May 2023! Priya is our grand prize winner of Art North 2022, our annual year-end juried show.

Abstract Expressionist Priya Rama’s art is born from her chronic migraines. When one begins, along with the pain and pressure, colors and shapes appear in her mind’s eye. These get transformed into hyperchromatic paintings of resilience. Often, completing a painting acts as a release, reminding us that the mind can do more than just process pain: It can transform pain into beauty.

Priya has been interviewed by Jane Pauley for CBS Sunday Morning, which aired on February 16, 2020, as well as by WebMD. She has also been interviewed for multiple print and online publications, as well as radio, and has presented to several art therapy groups. Priya’s paintings can be found in private and corporate collections around the country.

FROM THE ARTIST: Inside Out: Interplay Between Mark and Word shows word and mark, side by side, with the painting and the poem it inspired hanging next to one another. Together, word and art will impress upon the viewer conversations occurring under the surface.

FIRST FRIDAY Opening Reception on Friday May 5 from 5:30 – 7:30PM. Join us for complimentary refreshments and to meet the artist while viewing the show!
Inside Out runs May 5 – 27 in the Westheimer Gallery. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 3PM – 7PM, Saturdays 10AM – 2PM, or by appointment. Contact us at to request an appointment!
Also, mark your calendar for Thursday May 25 at 6PM — Join Priya in the Gallery for a special Artist Talk to learn more about her art and experience.

Special thanks to The Connelly Family for sponsoring this month’s exhibition!


Free Admission

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a visit outside of normal Gallery hours, please contact us at

Contact: (513) 554-1014


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Westheimer Gallery Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

FIRST FRIDAY Opening Reception Friday May 5, 5:30 - 7:30PM.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments and meet the Artist while viewing the show!

SPECIAL EVENT Thursday May 25 at 6:00PM - Join us for a special conversation with Priya Rama in the Gallery.

Thank you to The Connelly Family for sponsoring our May 2023 exhibition in the Westheimer Gallery!

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Sharonville Cultural Arts Center

11165 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241

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PARKING: Parking is available in the SCAC lot at the corner of Reading Rd and Walnut St, on our building's south side.  Additional free public parking is available in City of Sharonville lots, located around the corner on Walnut behind Cliff Hardware, as well as behind PNC Bank at Reading Rd and Creek Rd.

DIRECTIONS:  From I-275: Take exit 46 to Lebanon Rd (US-42). Head south on US 42. Stay to the right on Reading Road. Turn right at Walnut Street.
From I-75:  Take exit 15 to head east on Sharon Road. Follow to the left onto Main Street (one-way).  Turn left on Walnut Street.

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