Consider the following: A sense of wonder. Mom’s fudge recipe. Hope. That “dancing in the aisles” feeling. A fortune in the stock market. These prompts seem to bear little or no relationship to each other, but at the heart of each lies an event and an attitude. Our lives consist of givens, attitudes, events, emotions, or physical items that we perhaps take for granted. Change may rob us of these taken-for-granted givens. We lose, for example, a sense of joy, and feel bereft. Or we lose the ring that belonged to grandmother and feel tearful loss. What is the effect, then, if we regain that joy, or find the ring?

Artists were asked to respond to “Found Again” as they created art pieces for a competitive exhibition at the Ohio Designer Craftsmen Galley in 2020.