Art, Art and More Art! This Weekend and More!

There is so much going on in Columbus and surrounding areas this weekend and the following 2 weekends!  I wish I were gonna be around but am heading South for vacation soon…won’t be posting the next two weeks so I am writing about as much as I know about now.  Will see all of you in three weeks with more interviews!
OMG, this weekend is gonna be packed with art activities…  but first I want to feature the dedication that will take place this evening in Dublin:
Daily Chores – by Michael Tizzano 
Public artwork dedication on Thursday, June 5, 5:30pm at Bridge and High Streets.
Free of charge.
Not only did Mike make the sculpture but Walter Herrmann made the trough!  Woot!mike t
For the weekend…let’s start with the Columbus Arts Fest where I will be volunteering for Cap City Creatives at The Big Local Tent on Friday afternoon.  This tent is a place  to support artists living and working right here in Columbus.  It will be filled with artwork to purchase and artists’s group volunteers to answer questions about the art scene in our fair city.  I’m excited to have the opportunity to help out! Stop by and say hi, too:)
COLS arts fest
June 6-8
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
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Then, if you feel like a road trip, head to  Zanesville Friday evening:

art collective art walk

The Artist Collective

38 N. 4th St. – Room 512, Zanesville, Ohio 43701

The Artist Collective is excited to feature a rare treat for visitors – 3D printed jewelry! Visit us Friday, June 6 from 5-8 p.m.

Christina Westbrook is an artist/designer born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her fascination with jewelry began when she would sift through her grandmothers jewelry collection as a girl. With a BFA in 3D modeling for video games, she realized towards the end of her degree that making physical objects was much more fulfilling.

She brings together the modern technology of 3D Printing with more traditional knowledge of jewelry making. The resulting pieces would be difficult to recreate using conventional methods. Most pieces are created in a lightweight and durable nylon with a sprinkling of semi-precious metal pieces.

In addition to work by the 3 managing partners (Joleen Kinsel, Natasha Oliver, and Carrie Turner) the Artist Collective showcases work by Jessica Bradley, Aaron Chandler, Paul Dumas, Amy Fox, Alexandria Ortiz, DeDe Parker, Jim Parker, James Rodgers, Kaci Sims, Jason Lee Smith, and William Joseph Tickhill.

Please note: TAC will be closed during the July FF due to the holiday. We will be visiting other galleries this night and encourage you to do the same. We will also be closed in August, as will all studios and galleries, due to the Y-Bridge Arts Festival which is the first Friday and Saturday in August. Visit several of our artists there!


And although most folks won’t be going to CA this weekend…

Might and the Maiden

W. Ralph Walters

 Saturday June 7th
Los Angeles CAralph

A portrait series of goddesses of terrible power that will start at The Hive Gallery and Studios and continue elsewhere until the entire series is shown. While Ralph understands most of us can’t possibly make it to LA, I still wanted to promote his first show in CA!!!!
Saturday is not just the Arts Fest but also the June Short North Gallery Hop!

 BrickBox Studios

Glow Party

1523 Chesapeake Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212

 9:00pm – 12:00amglow party

 Come one, come all! Photographers, Models and the general public alike are welcome to join in for the first annual Glow Party at Brickbox Studios hosted by SuophotoThat Guy’s Art llc and Zombie Tapdance Productions.

What to expect:
Photographers, models and artists – come experience this unique opportunity to expand portfolios! There will be  photo studios set up for professional shots under the blacklights.  Models painted in various styles ready at the start of the event and welcome others to come painted and ready to glow.

In addition to the ultraviolet environment, there will be a DJ for your listening pleasure.

General admission: $10
Want a discount? Come painted in your best glow inspirations and admission is only $5!

Curious what this may look like? Check out the promo shots posted on Suophoto and Zombie Tapdance Productions FB pages

Open Door Art Studio

1050 Goodale Blvd., Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212

June 7 at 5:00


Open Door Art Studio shares their delightful depictions of the great outdoors in Flora and Fauna. Blooming flowers and creative critters are showcased in this exhibit, which leaves viewers feeling more in tune with their natural surroundings.


The Oak Room

511 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
 6:00pm – 9:00pm
non pigmentation

This June Gallery Hop The Oak Room will be celebrating the opening exhibition of Scott Steelman’s “Non-Pigmentum: Beyond the Spectrum” an exploration in black and white.
Valet parking is available at the corners of High and Swan streets for $6 per vehicle.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar are provided by DeepWood Restaurant.


 New Work by Melinda Rosenberg

 Sherrie Gallerie

694 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215

June 8

3-5 p.m.


Then next week, there’s even more going on!!!

Glass Axis Groundbreaking at 610 West Town Street!

June 10


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Glass Axis will be celebrating its Groundbreaking Ceremony for it’s new facility on June 10, 2014.  Glass Axis is a nonprofit art center providing artists, students, and community members the tools necessary to passionately create innovative works in glass while learning, sharing, and teaching.

Come join Mayor Coleman and Glass Axis as we celebrate the kick off of the beginning of construction on the new 12,000 square foot facility.  The ceremony will be at the new location of Glass Axis: 610 West Town Street starting at 2:00pm. This event will officially mark the coming Glass Axis expansion, which, when the new facility opens later this year, will provide greater art glass experiences for visitors and support Glass Axis’s increasing role in Columbus and the development of the Franklinton Arts District.

Included in the new facility will be a coffee shop operated by Brioso Coffee and new equipment studios.  These enhancements will greatly increase Glass Axis support to the community.  This move is being made in part through grants from The Columbus Foundation, the Ohio Art Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the generous donations from the public.   

Read more about the move and how you can help at:
Then next weekend, there’s even more!!
Sweet Simpliciteas’ Grand Opening
259 S. 3rd Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Jun 13 at 10:00am to Jun 14 at 5:00pm
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Come out to Sweet Simpliciteas and help Aisha Echols celebrate her Grand Opening (previously a featured artisan!)There will be drink specials on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday we will have a day long celebration with door prizes, samples and more.
sweet simpliciteas
The Columbus Invitational Arts Competition
Guest curator: Chris Sunami
June 12 – August 30, 2014
Opening reception June 12, 6-8 pm
867 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 4320310304566_10152491163520152_3435841241994042268_n

The Columbus Invitational Arts Competition showcases organizations that combine a commitment to the community with excellence in arts. Participating groups are judged in the areas of creativity, craft and depth by a panel of jurors made up of representatives from each group.
The Invitational began as a part of the 200 Columbus Bicentennial Celebrations in 2012, and recognized local groups in that year and, again in 2013. This year, for the first time, the competition is moving to an interstate level, with last year’s winning groups representing Columbus against an all-star collection of competitors from Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky.

954 N High St., Columbus, Ohio 43201
 June 13th at 6:30
larry doyle
MOUTON celebrates Columbus Pride Month by featuring the art of Larry Doyle!Larry Doyle a self taught artist from Columbus, Ohio. He is a member of TacocaT Cooperative and is thriving within the local art scene. Larry’s work has grown exponentially throughout the years as he learns more about himself and his style. Ranging from creatures with glowing eyes, to repeated abstract patterns and other-worldly forms, his work invokes an ethereal and dream like atmosphere. He has shown professionally for 3 years and has done commissioned work for collectors throughout the country including album cover art for independent bands.Opening reception Friday, June 13th at 6:30. Come meet Larry, see his artwork (all available for purchase), and have a classic cocktail!
30 W. Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
at 7:00pm
Lying On The Horns is a visual and multimedia art exhibition that features works by Queer artists from Central Ohio. Inspired by the rhetorical idiom “on the horns of dilemma”, the works presented in this exhibition utilize painting, sculpture, illustration, screen-printing, mixed-media and video art to challenge the existing margins of Queerness.
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 West State Street
The third installment of the Raspberry Jam: Bring your RPi and an SD card to share ‘sketches’ with others, troubleshoot your projects, and pick up a few new tricks.  Don’t have a Raspberry Pi? Come on down anyway to learn more about these punchy little microcontrollers and sample what you can do with them.
Free & open to the public, light refreshments served, but feel free to BYO.
Posed Fashion Show and Awards
June 13-14
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Are you ready for another hot Fashion event this year? There are models, designers, photographers, hairstylists and make up artists from all over Ohio and beyond coming to the Posed Awards Show All Star Weekend. Tickets to the Red carpet and Fashion Show available now.
200 Crestview Road, Columbus, Ohio 43202
at 10:00am – 9:00pm
cap clintonville

 The first major street blocking event of Brokenlines collective. Collaborating with The Clintonville Community Market. Focused on local art and area community non-profits. We hope to create some awareness of what else is going on in the community and arts. You are all welcome participate, or just come out and enjoy the food trucks, music and art and get to know some of the local volunteers and community organizations.


wholly craft moving

Popular Columbus gift shop, Wholly Craft, is moving to a new home. Later this summer, the shop will relocate to the former Mix:Home space at 3515 North High Street, doubling in size.

Opened in 2005, Wholly Craft is a local favorite that features handmade items from over 200 different artists and crafters. Some of the items they sell include clothing, accessories, jewelry, kids and baby gifts, paper goods, fine art prints, plush creatures, bath goods, home decor, and much, much, more. They also offer various classes, such as knitting and stitching, for those that want to learn the art behind their favorite crafts. Voted “Best Gift Store” three years in a row, Wholly Craft is definitely a great place to visit for the craft enthusiast.

June 22 will be Wholly Craft’s last day at their 3169 N. High Street location, after which they will be moving to their new location in the Farmer’s Market block. The larger store will translate to twice the amount of amazing products and two-times the fun.


I hope you all get out there and enjoy our artistic community and it’s activities during June!



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