Friday is Ladies’ Night! And Then Some…Read On

September is starting off with a BANG!  Three local female artists are having openings this Friday night along with Ladies’ Night at Sweet Simpliciteas!  … the sweetness continues on Saturday with the Honeyfest and the Gallery Hop. And Sunday there is a flea market and another female artist opening in the downtown area.

I think I’m gonna be a busy woman Friday -Sunday.  I hope you all will join in the celebrations of women’s art and so much more this weekend!

Ross Art Museum


60 South Sandusky Street

4-6 p.m.

ross art museum

Starting at 3:10, both of the artists featured now at the Ross Museum will be speaking in Edgar Hall, Room 121 (Just across the street) to be followed by our first reception of the Fall Semester! Live music provided by Richard Kolb, live food & drink, live people….Please come!

Sweet Simpliciteas

South 3rd Street

Ladies Night

6-10 p.m.

sweet simpliciteas ladies night

Shot Tower Gallery

546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.

Opening Reception

6:30-9:30 p.m.


tiny out loud movieStephanie Rond, graduate of the first class of Fort Hayes High School, is proud to bring the exhibition Dangerous Impermanence to her alma mater. Rond is a street artist, curator and gallery owner.

Dangerous Impermanence is an exhibition that questions the concepts of scale, environment, equality and gender roles. Art work will include installations, a documentary and a solo exhibition of Rond’s “ghost girl” paintings.

created by Doug Fordyce of Studio Fordyce

created by Doug Fordyce of Studio Fordyce

There will be a screening of the short film Tiny Out Loud, a documentary by filmmakers Andrew Ina and Dan Gerdeman. The film, bridging Rond’s street art and her dollhouse galleries is created in support by 122 Kickstarter crowd-funders, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a team of artists including writers, art administrators, musicians and visual artists.

In addition, Dangerous Impermanence will include a group exhibition of artists who have participated in the film including Linda Ayala, Michael Bush, Cyrus Fire, Doug Fordyce, Helma Groot, Rob Jones, Lisa McLymont, Dante Rodriguez, Amandda Tirey AND the S.Dot permanent Collection.

This experience will nourish your sense of community and challenge your sense of humor.

Lindsay Art Gallery

Ashley Pierce First Solo Show

Opening Reception


6-9 p.m.



ashley show

The creatures in Pierce’s work seem to be acting in their own little dramas. They are whimsical at first glance but it soon becomes clear that they are struggling with more complex issues. Surprisingly, because it’s not clear if they are male or female or even if they are human.  Ashley regards most of her characters as self-portraits.

 Don’t let the photos fool you, these are not simple paintings… but they are not really bas-reliefs either. They are ink and watercolor on wooden panels that are carved  to create pattern and texture rather than detail. Pierce goes at the wood so obsessively that she has burned out motors in the Dremel tools she carves with.

Ashley D. Pierce is self-taught, and this is her first show… come out and see her amazing creations!!


Converging Boundaries

Christine Guillot Ryan

Cultural Arts Center

Opening Reception


5:30-8:30 p.m.

converging Christine

Please join the Cultural Arts Center for
CONVERGING BOUNDARIES: New Mixed Media Works by Christine Guillot Ryan, curated by Eric Rausch.

Reception > Sept 5 2014, Friday, 5:30-8:30pm
Exhibit > Sept 5 – Oct 4 2014
Artist Talk > Sept 25 2014, Noon – 1pm

CHRISTINE GUILLOT RYAN’s latest mixed media works explore the nature of boundaries and the relationship between the intangible and the material world. Combining fragments of representational imagery with paint, Christine captures visions of inner realities that are vivid and richly layered, inviting imagination and provoking conceptual discovery.

Christine is from Los Angeles, with degrees in art and design from UCLA and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Christine exhibits locally and nationally, is an active member of Art and Artists of 614, CAW [Creative Arts of Women], mentors emerging artists, and teaches workshops at the Peggy R. McConnell Art Center of Worthington, and the Cultural Arts Center of Columbus.

The Artist Collective

September First Friday


5-8 p.m.

38 N. 4th St.


artist collective


The Artist Collective is excited to feature the photography of Columbus based artist P.e. Palfreyman! Visit us Friday, September 5 from 5-8 p.m.

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.


Lithopolis Honeyfest

Friday 1-7 p.m.


9 a.m.- 7 p.m.

honey fest


Join Honeyrun Farm and other beekeepers/honey producers for this fun, family event just outside of Columbus this Saturday!

The mission of the Lithopolis Honeyfest is to educate visitors about the art and science of apiculture (beekeeping). To raise awareness of the importance of the honey bee on the pollination of crops, to increase the consumption of honey, and to educate about the beekeeping industry. With the involvement of honey and beekeeping trade associations, we see this event as a component in preserving apiculture, not just in Ohio, but nationwide and globally.

Enjoy a fascinating day of unique attractions – bee beards; honey tasting of all flavors, colors and textures; honey extracting and bee hive inspecting. Meet beekeepers, explore equipment and discover products direct from the hive. See a real queen bee and her colony up close under the glass of an observation hive.

Listen to great live music, browse quality arts & crafts, and spend family fun time at The Gilmore Group’s Busy Beehive. Scrumptious honey-made food and be sure to sample mead (honey wine) at the mead & wine tasting. Grab a honey brew at the Bloom-Carroll Kiwanis beer garden. Before flying off, take home a memory with a sweet souvenir shirt, fit for a queen Taste of Honey cookbook and stingingly elegant hand-painted glassware.


Short North Gallery Hop:

Chad Cochran’s Show ‘ten rooms’


Stone Village Church

139 E. 2nd Street

6-10 p.m.

ten rooms




Rivet Gallery

Jeannie Lynn Paske

Opening Reception

7- 10 p.m.

jeannie paske

Rivet welcomes back Portland artist Jeannie Lynn Paske. This show will feature the illustrations and paintings of her unusual though most welcome of creations from her Obsolete World. This will be Jeannie’s third show at Rivet.

An opening reception will be held during Short North Arts District Gallery Hop on Saturday, September 6 from 7pm-10pm. Complimentary beverages will be provided by The Actual Brewing Company. The exhibition will be on display through September 30.


Don Bosco Cafe

80 S. 6th Street


11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

bosco flea

The Bosco Center is a long standing multi use building that is being revitalized through new management. Join them in helping to build community in the Discovery District! Be a vendor or a patron!

Help them help small businesses grow and develop community sustainability in our awesome home of the great and wondeful CBUS!

Food, Vintage, Artisan & Craft Vendors join together to grow community in The Discovery District!

Blessed Horizon (Solo Show)
Betsy DeFusco
German Village Meeting Haus
588 S. 3rd St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Opening Reception:
Sept. 7, 2 – 4 PM
betsyBetsy DeFusco is a painter liv­ing and work­ing in Colum­bus, Ohio.  In her ear­lier career as an illus­tra­tor she com­pleted house por­trait com­mis­sions and designed hand col­ored prints that were mar­keted widely under the name “Attic Arts”.  In 1994 she received her Mas­ter of Fine Arts in paint­ing from The Ohio State Uni­ver­sity and since then has made paint­ing her focus.  Her work has appeared in New Amer­i­can Paint­ings and Stu­dio Visit mag­a­zines.  Recent solo shows include The Hud­son D Walker Gallery in  Province­town Mass­a­chu­setts, The Ohio State Uni­ver­sity Fac­ulty Club, and the Day­ton Visual Arts Cen­ter.  In 2007 she received the Ohio Arts Coun­cil Indi­vid­ual Excel­lence Award and in 2008 her work was given as the awards at the Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio.  Fel­low­ships include Ver­mont Stu­dio Cen­ter in 2009 and The Fine Arts Work Cen­ter in Province­town Mass­a­chu­setts in 2011.  She is a found­ing mem­ber and trea­surer of CAW, Cre­ative Arts of Women, a women’s art col­lec­tive in Columbus.

 And then next week!!!


 The Columbus International Film + Video Festival

An Evening of Experimental Shorts

September 9

8 p.m.

Brothers Drake Meadery

film fest

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival presents:

An Evening of Experimental Shorts At Brothers Drake Meadery
Tuesday, September 9

Brothers Drake Meadery
26 East 5th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

The Columbus Film Council presents an evening of experimental short films — live-action and animated, local and international. Admission is FREE.

As part of the Columbus International Film + Video Festival, this is your chance to choose the winning films for this division. Members of the Columbus Film Council may vote at the end of the screening for the films they think deserve recognition for their innovation and impact. Current members are encouraged to attend and new memberships are available at the event for only $15. This one-night-only price includes admission to all CIF+VF 2014 screenings, including our annual “Movies + Mead” awards ceremony and after party on November 22 at the Columbus College of Art & Design. That’s $10 off the regular membership price.

Everyone is invited to join us for one of the most popular event of the festival — compelling films, locally-crafted mead and authentic Japanese cuisine from Tokyo GoGo.


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