934 Gallery’s mission is to provide relevant programming as a publicly accessible arts anchor within the neighborhood fabric of Milo-Grogan; to foster an interest in the arts among all ages in the local community; to provide a space for programming that will showcase the skills of emerging visual & performance artists; & to provide established artists recognition among the greater community.
934 Gallery showcases over 2,700 square feet of exhibition space in the Milo Arts District in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. The gallery was born in the spirit of our neighbors at Milo Arts, a thriving artist community (housed within a mammoth 1894 elementary school) that aims to restore this historic neighborhood and its vibrant community.
934 Gallery features local, national and international artists. The gallery focuses on bringing a fresh perspective to contemporary art through exciting and thought-provoking exhibitions, installations, performances and public art projects.
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Board of Directors
Liz Martin – Board President; Executive Director
Liz Martin is the Business Development and Relations Manager of Performance Columbus Auto Group. She has been volunteering with 934 Gallery since 2016 and is excited to lead the organization into its next evolution to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Liz is a passionate advocate for arts accessibility and equity through volunteering with 934 Gallery, WGC, IMPACT60, and The Avalon Theatre. She likes hanging with her pup Cali, live music, traveling, board games, and charity bake sales.
Della Carver – Vice President; Logistics Committee
Della Carver is the Service Center Manager for the Arthritis Foundation. Della has over a decade of experience volunteering for local non-profits and 7 years experience working for a national non-profit. Her experience involves financial and logistics management, web development, and volunteer training/coordination. Della has volunteered with 934 for 4 years and is passionate about promoting and growing a healthy space for creativity in the local community.
John Esterly – Secretary; Fest Co-Chair, Development Committee
I have been involved with the 934 Gallery family since 2019. During that time, I have primarily worked with the Music Committee for the 934 Festival, but also enjoy visiting the gallery grounds. I work as the Ohio Legislative Director for the Teamsters Rail Conference, and still work as a locomotive engineer based here in Columbus. In my spare time, I design and build guitar effects pedals and enjoy live music and the arts community at large. For five years, I was the Executive Director of the Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation, using a yearly Halloween-themed bicycle tour to raise money for arts programming for children on the Autism spectrum.
Rachyl Kershaw – Treasurer; Logistics Committee Chair
Rachyl Kershaw is the Founder of Greater Columbus Consulting. Rachyl brings a love of art and community, as well as a background in operations, technology, and strategic partnerships to 934 Gallery. She also sits on the board of Community Shares of Mid-Ohio and works with several local non-profit community organizations. A lifelong Buckeye, Rachyl has a degree from The Ohio State University, and also enjoys travel, photography, reading, and creating art in her free time.
Joseph Gibson – Logistics Committee
Joseph Gibson is a Chief Prosecutor for the Columbus City Attorney’s Office. Previously, he served as an Assistant County Prosecutor and as a Special United States Attorney. A Columbus native with a passion for music and art, Joseph also serves a part of 934 Fest. He is a co-founder of Frontstage Music Fest and was involved in Independents’ Day.
Maurice Wingfield – Exhibitions Committee
Maurice is an in-house web developer at Columbus-based Lifestyle Communities. He co-hosts a bi-weekly artist circle online.
Riley Bayer – Development Committee
Riley Bayer has been volunteering with 934 Gallery since 2019. Riley also has a background in music and theatre. She is passionate about the mentorship programs that 934 Gallery provides for children, as well as the performance opportunities that 934 Fest provides for performers. In her free time, Riley enjoys playing piano and guitar, reading Vonnegut, and taking painting classes.
Kristen Berry – Community Outreach Committee; Development Committee
Kristen Berry is the Events and Marketing Manager for the Bexley Education Foundation. Kristen has been involved with the 934 Fest since 2020. Kristen believes in making spaces comfortable and accessible to everyone. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she can be found exploring new places. Kristen lives in Bexley with her husband, two kids, plus her adorable dog and cats.
Lydia Simon – Development and Marketing
Lydia Simon is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Columbus Museum of Art and serves as the co-chair of marketing for the Columbus Arts Marketing Association. Previous roles include Executive Director of local arts non-profit, Wild Goose Creative and a lecturer in the Business, Math & Entrepreneurship Department at Columbus College of Art and Design. Lydia received her BA in Arts Management and MA in Advanced Chinese Language and Culture through which she extensively researched Chinese contemporary art and cultural policy in Beijing. When she’s not supporting the arts in Columbus, you can find her roller-skating, trying to keep up with her Chinese, reading or discovering new restaurants and coffee shops!
Duane McCoy – Community Outreach Committee Chair
I’m a new resident of Milo-Grogan where I live with my husband of 28 years, Mike Coakley. We have two crazy but fun dogs – Aden and Cooper. Prior to living in Milo, we lived in the Short North/Italian Village since the early 1990’s. We loved the vibe and the energy that the Short North provided, but recently felt our passion for a sense of community and the arts were no longer there. After great soul searching – we landed here in Milo–Grogan, where we want to plant our roots and grow.
Efua Amissah Aggrey- Community Outreach
Al Dilorenzo- Community Outreach, Logistics
Josh Weiker- Community Outreach
Abigail Hartung – Emeritus Member (non-voting)
Abigail Hartung is the proud handler of 934 Gallery’s canine brand ambassadors, Frebis and Sadie. When not taking long walks to the dog park, she enjoys supporting the arts and watching Star Wars. She began volunteering with 934 Gallery prior to its opening in 2015 and is thrilled to see it continue as a non-profit organization.
Lisa Steward is the Digital Analyst at Columbus College of Art & Design. They have served as a volunteer for 934 Gallery since 2016 occupying many different positions, most recently serving as 934 Gallery’s Public Relations Coordinator. Lisa brings 10 years of marketing experience to 934 Gallery and is passionate about promoting emerging artists and their stories. In addition to their volunteer work, Lisa also pushes others to start their own art collection and has a growing collection of their own. When not volunteering, Lisa can be found cooking, baking and running.
Danielle Turkovich serves as the Director of Marketing & Communications at Wellington and is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Columbus. Danielle’s personal mission to empower people and brands through curiosity, parity, and levity, has led her career in purpose-led branding and storytelling. In her spare time, she gets creative in the kitchen with plant-forward food experiments. Danielle resides in Clintonville with her partner Steve, their pup Elsie and children, Scarlett and Lily.
934 Gallery Volunteers
Madison McClain – Social Media Director
Ryan Chitwood – Design Lead
Chelsea Boyd – 934@CMH Curator/Director, Designer
Michael Neumaier – Website Design, Sound Engineer
Bridget Tharp – Public Relations
Caroline Shaffer – Installations Director
Mary Noxon – Digital Garage
Justin Lipscomb – Artist Talk Producer
Susan Loper – Development
Jessica Beatty – Development/Events
Eric Edwards – Development/Events
Katrina Pelow – Fest Volunteers/Events Support
Matt Conkley – Hospitality/Community Engagement
Matt Carver – Facilities Support
Chris Hungate – Facilities Support/Events
Sydney Martin – Facilities Support/Events
Hillary Jones – Fest Co-Chair
Heidi Clifford – Murals Team
Dillon Beck – Murals Team
Anna Vanwalsen – Murals Team