For the duration of the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, feelings of helplessness as very well as gratitude for health and fitness treatment personnel had been seasoned by a team of central Ohio artists.

The artists, most of whom knew just one another from lessons they took at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, ongoing to paint, draw and photograph. Two of them — Susan Schubert of Pickerington and Virginia Jenison of Chillicothe — decided the time was proper for the team to use their artwork to seize lockdown times but specially, to thank frontline wellness personnel.

By term of mouth, the artists acquired photographs of health professionals, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and many others who have been doing the job the very long, dangerous hours to care for clients and battle the ailment. Some of these staff the artists understood most they did not. Making use of paints, pastels and other mediums, the artists produced portraits of these guys and women of all ages, now on check out in the show “Central Ohio Artists’ Pandemic Artwork: Expressions Through Art” at the Columbus Historic Modern society, just west of Downtown.

“Shelby…RN” by Virginia Jenison

The much more than 50 performs include things like scenes exhibiting how time was expended all through lockdown and responses to the gravity of the predicament. But the heart of the show is the home complete of portraits of those who fought the pandemic.

Jenison’s “Shelby…RN” exhibits an ICU nurse posed like Rosie the Riveter before an American flag. Her eyes are smiling behind her mask and her demeanor indicates a perseverance to defeat COVID.