The Weather Outside is Frightful But the Art is Delightful!

Winter seems like it will never end but they keep saying only 30 more days till spring!  What can you do to get over the winter blahs, you ask???  Well, get out there and take in some of the vibrancy and creativity of your local art scene, of course!!

Here are some of the things happening around our fair city this weekend… Oh, and scroll down to the bottom for a call for artists…get your wrestling on!!!


Wild Goose Creative 

The Business of Art: Using The Art Community & The Greater Columbus Arts Council

6-8 p.m.

wild goose

If you are an artist in Franklin County – you need to come to this FREE workshop to hear about what the Arts Council can do for you! Speaker: Ruby Harper, GCAC – Director of Grants & Services

As Grants & Services Director for the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ruby Harper has over 8 years of experience working with individual artists to help connect them to grant programs and support services provided by the Arts Council. The Greater Columbus Arts Council is the primary funding entity for artists and arts organizations in Columbus. GCAC launched five new funding opportunities in 2013 and has implemented four new programs in 2014, an increase of $120,000 for new grant awards and a total investment of $80,000 in other new programs.

A career in the arts can be sustainable with the right base knowledge. Join us as we present a free monthly workshop series designed to educate young professional artists on career development, art-centric entrepreneurship and provide a place for creative network building.

As director, Ruby provides support to the grants and services department, which includes the Operating and Project Support Grants programs, and the Artist in the Community program. She also provides the Arts Council with national exposure as a representative of the Emerging Leaders Council of the Americans for the Arts and as a recent grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. She maintains an active role with Grantmakers in the Arts and PhilanthropyOhio. She has served on a number of grant panels for the Ohio Arts Council, Kentucky Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ruby has also served as a juror for the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition and VSA Ohio Statewide Touring Exhibition. Her work experience has given her exposure to a variety of industries, sectors and operational functions which include corporate/non-profit work environments, human resources and recruiting, investor relations, community relations, marketing and promotion, office management and grant-making.

**These FREE workshops are sponsored by the Create Columbus Commission and are held at Wild Goose Creative on every third Thursday of the month from October through May, will include presentations by professionals with local nonprofits and businesses. Our food sponsor is Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe.


Cultural Arts Center

Opening Reception

Walter Herrmann: The Hive

6-8 p.m.

Friday February 20ththe hive

I am so excited to see the final installation of the unique works of Walter.  I have seen one of his hives in his studio for months and cannot wait to see how all of these come together to showcase his amazing talents!

Walter Herrmann’s second solo exhibition at CAC. Herrmann will bring together all aspects of his artistic past to create a new body of work that explores the connection between humans and nature.

photo courtesy of Ralph Corriveau

photo courtesy of Ralph Corriveau


Via Vecchia Winery

Pecha Kucha Global Night – Columbus

7-10 p.m.

Saturday February 21st

pecha KuchaGet ready for an exciting evening!!!

February 20th is a very special Pecha Kucha Night Columbus at Via Vecchia (485 South Front Street). It will be part of the exciting PechaKucha Global Night 2015 this year, featuring 20 x 20 on the 20th. Doors open at 6:30PM, and Teen Fiction will be kicking off the event at 7:00 with a new acoustic performance. ***Presentations will start at 7:30***

Bring your appetite! Food from Scotty’s Cafe / Catering by Scott will be available, along with beverages from the newly expanded Via Vecchia bar.

What is Global Night 2015? For one night, the global PechaKucha Night community will come together to celebrate “Design in Your City.” PechaKuchas will be held in cities all over the world, in a wave of PK experiences. Columbus, Ohio is one of the cities participating this year.

Columbus presenters include: Architect Dan Ferdelman AIA; Artist Simon La Bozetta; Brent Foley of TRIAD Architects, LTD; Higher Level Art Artist Andrew Kern; Ad Age featured and Tumblr top contributor Derrick Lin; Liz Reed from the City of Columbus; Artist April Sturkey Sunami; FDA Executive Director Jim Sweeney; Doyline Williams, an urban evangelist for neighborhood volunteerism: and, Gateway Film Center President Chris Hamel.

Speakers will follow the format of showing 20 images and speaking about each image for 20 seconds. The events will be connected online through the Global Hangout, a worldwide Google+ Hangouts chat that will run around the world for nearly 20 hours. It’s going to be amazing.

There will be some seating available, however you’re encouraged to bring your own chairs.

The suggested donation is $2 per person, benefiting Pecha Kucha Columbus. Parking is available in the area. Carpooling is encouraged and ample bicycle parking is available. Pecha Kucha is about sharing passion and creativity, and is not a forum for sales pitches, commercial presentations, or self-promotional material.

About the Venue:
Via Vecchia Winery is located in the historic Brewery District of Columbus, Ohio. Via Vecchia retains the original exposed brick arches, wood ceiling beams, and limestone walls from the 1800’s, creating a unique and unforgettable atmosphere. They produce all natural wines using whole grapes imported from Lodi, California. Guests of the winery can enjoy distinctive wines, from light to dry, providing delightful flavors for every palate. For more information, or to book an event, you can

About PechaKucha:
Pecha Kucha Night was devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture. It was founded in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for designers to meet and share their work in public, and has morphed into a massive celebration with events in more than 600 cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chitchat,” it rests on a simple and momentum driven presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds. Pecha Kucha Columbus was formed by a group of designers and community members in February of 2007.

Art Party Gathering

Clintonville Community Resource Center

2-6 p.m.

art partyArt Party monthly gatherings are 18 and over.
Please feel free to bring a snack/dish/beverage to share, or not.
Bring some art to work on or just show up and talk about art.
Hope to see you there!
*Note: If you are a member of the Art Party group, you will receive an invitation to these events (we do not keep/track a do not send list for these events).

OSU Urban Arts Space

Phase Shift

Opening Reception

5-7 p.m.

phase shift

Show Run: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 to Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Department of Art, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition showcases the work of graduate students who are completing their Master of Fine Arts degree. A diverse sample of contemporary art fresh from the studios of professional artists, the work included in this exhibition is the result of intensive studio work, research, and experimentation.

Artwork from:

Diana Abells
Natalia Arbelaez
Jeni Hansen Gard
Trademark Gunderson
Chris Harvey
Alyssa Johnson
Michael McDevitt
Shane McGeehan
Maija Miettine-Harris
Pete Morgan
Liam O’Connor
Paul Scott Page
Sarah Schultz
Zac Weinberg


Alternative Fashion Mob Mixer

Fabric Resource Center

Columbus Idea Foundry

7 p.m.

Monday  February 23rd

AFM mixer feb

Fun pop culture and fashion trivia for prizes
Snacks and beverages PBR (Free BR) provided
Bring a food item to donate to the Franklinton Food Bank
Get your Columbus for a Reason and Fashion Capital shirts

Dublin Arts Council

Mac Worthington: Urban Sprawls

Feb. 24 – March 27, 2015

Opening Reception

Tuesday Feb. 24th

6-8pmmac worthington

Columbus-based artist Mac Worthington returns to the Dublin Arts Council gallery with the exhibition Mac Worthington: Urban Sprawls, featuring a series of abstract and expressionistic cityscape paintings. The range and scope of Worthington’s artwork is extensive. In addition to this new series, his work encompasses well-known stainless steel and aluminum abstract wall sculptures, monumental outdoor works, radical functional art and small tabletop pieces. Worthington’s artwork can be found in collections in all 50 U.S. states, as well as in Canada, Spain, England, France, Germany and Italy.

A free public reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details: www.dublinarts.orgor 614.889.7444. Exhibition and public reception are free of charge.

When The Lights Go Down
acrylic on museum stretched canvas
by Mac Worthington
51″ x 16″ x 3″



call for artists AWL

The first AWL – the Artists Wrestling League live art battle event is March 13th, and the week before will be as much wrestling-themed art as we can pack into The Vanderelli Room starting on the 7th! If you’re interested in taking part, join the group. There will be no hanging fee, as the Vanderelli Room is taking a 30% commission instead, and the drop off deadline is the 1st of March.


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