Arnold is NOT the Only Game in Town!

The Arnold is NOT the only game in town this weekend!  If you are not a body builder, you still can find plenty to do all weekend!

There is so much going on and I am still recovering from sinus/deviate septum surgery so I am bummed to say that I won’t make it out to see most of these.  Soooooo….you all better get out there and check things out and report back to this sickie!

Actually, things started last night with these amazing openings:

B.R.A.V.E. — Being Radically Authentic and Vocally Expressive Opening Reception
Opening Reception at all locations was last night:
– Cultural Arts Center (CAC)
– The King Arts Complex
– Zen Cha Tea Salons, Short North and Gay Street

– The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington (The MAC)

braveA Progressive 5-Venue Spring Art Exhibit, B.R.A.V.E. — Being Radically Authentic and Vocally Expressive – presents the many faces of Human Trafficking and the Need for Prevention and Healing. Tragically, labor and sex trafficking exist throughout the world, and Central Ohio is not immune. This exhibit is timely, since more cases of human trafficking occur in Central Ohio in the spring and early summer than anywhere else in the country. This exhibit, sponsored by The Hope and Liberation Coalition (HLC), will serve as a forum for education and prevention, while demonstrating strong support for human trafficking victims everywhere.

This Hope and Liberation Coalition art exhibit marks the start of the HLC’s 1-2-year series of events that form its “Healing Art Tour”. These creative events will include visual arts exhibits, Spoken Word events, concerts, dramatic performances, film and video, community discussions and a speaker series.

For more information about The Hope and Liberation Coalition (HLC) and the 5-Venue Art Exhibit, B.R.A.V.E., email:

Luminous Landscapes: New Works by Kellie McDermott and Carol Snyder

Peggy McConnell Arts Center (MAC)

luminous landscapes

Experience Kellie’s encaustic landscapes and Carol’s beautiful porcelain pieces.

Opening was March 5, 6-8 pm but Exhibition runs March 5 – April 26, 2015

Then get into the weekend with openings tonight and the Gallery Hop tomorrow night!

Indoor Vintage Flea Market

Friday and Saturday

Ethical Arts Collective

indoor fleaHey y’all! A few experienced vintage dealers are doin’ an early spring cleaning! Warm up and dig for treasure at The Ethical Arts Collective on FRIDAY 3/6 from 4-8 & SATURDAY 3/7 9-3. Everything from clothing/accessories to housewares from $1-$20.

Stitched Fervor: Meghan Willis

Opening Reception

Lindsay Gallery

Friday March 6

6-9 p.m.lindsay gallerylindsay galleryLindsay Gallery’s next show in the gallery opens March 6th, the reception is from 6-9pm… Erotic Embroidery by Meghan Willis. Formerly of Columbus, Meghan now lives in Brooklyn, so please join in for her homecoming!

Marcia Evans Gallery

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday March 6th


Please join the Marcia Evans Gallery for a collection of new works by Cody Heichel. Opening reception is Friday, March 6th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. This event is in conjunction with Michael Guinane Studio‘s exhibition at Sharon Weiss Gallery.

OAL Annual Spring Juried Exhibition

Schnormeier Gallery

Mount Vernon

6-9 p.m.

Friday March 6th

OAL show

Join Ohio Art League in celebrating their  Annual Spring Juried Exhibition at the Opening Reception, Friday, March 6th from 6-9pm at the Schnormeier Gallery, Mount Vernon, OH.  50 works were selected of over 300 by juror of esteem, Ric Petry of the Columbus College of Art & Design.  Running through April 15.
Raw Gallery

Underground 64

6-9 p.m.

Friday March 6th

raw underground“Paint by Numbers a measure of spatial extent”  Raw Gallery hosts JT Thompson and Simon La Bozetta with special musical guest T.Wong


Glass Axis

7p.m.- 12 a.m.

Saturday March 7th

glass axis

I went to this event last year and it was lots of fun…On March 7, 2015, Glass Axis will host  it’s second annual Glassquerade, a Mardi Gras celebration fundraiser at 610 W. Town St in Columbus, Ohio.

Glassquerade features glassblowing performances, a local glass exhibition in our gallery, and music and dancing. Family appropriate workshops will start the afternoon offering a hands-on learning experience. The highlight of Glassquerade is a glass fashion show where glass artists from Ohio and beyond will wow guests with inspired designs showcasing wearable glass art. Desserts and refreshments will be served alongside a cash bar.

Event proceeds will support the operations and mission of Glass Axis.  General admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. VIP tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door and score access to a special hands-on glass making experience, a limited edition Glassquerade commemorative glass item, and more. Tickets are available in advance at

Come dressed to impress – costumes are encouraged.

                                                                    Stone Village Art Gallery

Opening Reception: David Gentilini

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday March 7thstone village march

On Saturday, March 7, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Stone Village Art Gallery presents, “We Only Come Out At Night” by David Gentilini.  In addition to art, a delicious array of appetizers and desserts will be on-hand for the opening reception.

Hayley Gallery

Adam Kolp Opening Reception

7-9 p.m.

Saturday March 7th

*runs through March 31

hayley gift of clarity

Adam Kolp has not always had his eyesight, but the New Albany Middle School art teacher always had a vision and a passion for his artwork.  “I think going through the experience of having vision, and then losing it, and then gaining it back … kind of helped slow things down for me,” Kolp said. “I learned to appreciate the little things and find the art in just about anything around us.”

Kolp, 36, said he started drawing at age 2 and it developed into a passion for art.  He started having vision problems in middle school, when he was diagnosed with keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease that causes the corneas to change shape. Kolp said the disorder is not genetic and he retained his eyesight through high school, though it began to deteriorate rapidly after he graduated in 1997 from Westerville South High School.  “I think it was part of my second or third year of college that I lost my vision, lost my driving privileges and couldn’t read a book or even cut my own toenails,” he said.  At the time, Kolp was enrolled as an art major at Otterbein University.Though he never had to use a guide dog or a cane, Kolp said, he eventually had to drop most of his classes. “I still managed to make artwork throughout that time and that really was the only reason I was able to stay enrolled.”

Cornea transplants were the only available treatment for Kolp’s keratoconus.  Because there was a risk his eye would reject the new cornea, Kolp said, he could have only one eye done that year.The following year, he received another transplant and regained his full vision.Kolp hopes his first solo art show will allow people to understand how he has transformed as an artist. Titled “A Gift of Clarity,” the show is scheduled to open Friday at Hayley Gallery, 270 E. Main St. in New Albany.

Little Fish Art Studios


Opening Reception

6-9 p.m.

Saturday March 7thpop

Little Fish artists share their fresh perspectives on popular culture phenomena in Pop! This exhibit explores each artists’ favorite aspects of multi-cultural media from past to present. From television and movies, to video game characters and memes, viewers can reminisce and spot their favorites.

Pinthouse 614

Patrick Wayner Mural Painting

All Day

Saturday March 7th

patrick at pinthouse

Join one of my favorite artists, Patrick Wayner, as he spends the day painting a mural gorgeous mirror image of octopodes! Drink a pint and watch the mural unfold!!!

ROY G BIV Gallery

7-10 p.m.

Saturday March 7th

roy g bivCheck out the new show at ROY G BIV featuring Nick Fagan!


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