Finally, the weather is getting a little warmer, crocuses are sprouting and I’m beginning to feel like a human again! And with the longer days and spring on the horizon, the art scene in Columbus is warming up, too! Lots to see and do this weekend…
The Roscoe Room
Friday March 20th
The Roscoe Room will be hosting the opening reception for Beer! The new group show at the gallery with the theme of…you guessed it, beer. The exhibit will showcase local artists and their interpretation of this great drink. Come join us for music, great art, good people, and delicious brew provided by Elevator Brewing Company. Voting for the fan favorite piece will also take place during this event so come support your favorite beer image. Its your civic duty.
Born into This
The Vanderelli Room
Friday March 20th
Charles Bukowski is one of A.J. Vanderelli’s favorite authors. Dinosauria is a poem that he wrote, and one that she has revisited several times throughout the years. It is a poem that is timeless and breaks her heart in disbelief… a poem where hope is buried deep beneath the words. It is a poem where the artists and dreamers prove that although we are “born into this”, we strive to discover the meaning, the order and its purpose.
Each piece of art in this show, is reactionary because she has specifically selected the work based on the connection between her emotional response of the artist’s piece to Dinosauria. Join over 20 artists as they present their interpretation of this loved poem.
SCROLL: An Installation by Elizabeth Nelson
Friday March 20th
Everyday we are presented with an overwhelming amount of visual information. Our brains must choose which elements are important enough to acknowledge and which can be left unseen. In an attempt to increase efficiency, our brains train themselves to recognize the visual patterns we observe most frequently. Because of this, we are able to scan more quickly as we fall into the rhythm of the information being presented.
Digital news feeds have been developed to monopolize upon this idea. They allow a viewer to look without seeing everything, to glance rather than inspect. But, with the constant option to simply continue scrolling, what is enough to actually make someone pause?
In her solo exhibition at EASE, Elizabeth Nelson confronts this question with a site specific multi-media installation.
Via Vecchia Winery
Friday March 20th
The Frequinox is back in Columbus for the 4th year, let’s make it bigger, brighter, and more joyful than ever before!! AND this year it falls on the actual Equinox! This incredibly unique gathering is like nothing else going on in Columbus. For one night only, we will transform Via Vecchia Winery into a fairy tale wonderland to welcome springtime and celebrate the changing of the seasons. Musical Performances by:
The Nadis Warriors
Visual Art by:
Leah Wake Rzepka
Photo Booth awesomeness captured by:BortmasPhoto
Circus art and dance performances by:The Amazing Giants and Hyperspace Performance Arts
Costumes encouraged!! Think Spring!!! Bees, butterflies, and bunnies are IN!! ((You know you want to look super special for all those fun photo booth shenanigans! ;))
All this awesomeness for only $15
Art Party Gathering
The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center
Art 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!
*Art Party will turn 5 years old on the 27th!
*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).
The Art of Yoga
Paintings by Amandda Tirey
Saturday March 21st
Please plan to attend an opening reception for our March and April Artist, Amandda Tirey.
– Saturday, March 21at 6:00pm – 9:00pm
– View 20+ NEW works by the artist.
– Light refreshments, casual atmosphere.
– Please park at a parking meter or in nearby parking garages.
– Children invited/welcome.
– Each attendee will receive a card to get their first yoga class for free.
Amandda also says that there will be plenty of “hugs and kisses….and ART for sale!”
Artist bio and more information: http://artofyogastudios.com/the-art-of-amandda-tirey/
4th Annual DRAUMA
Saturday March 21st
Hair. Fashion. Dance. Charity.
Saturday March 21, 2015 brings the fourth annual DRAUMA with a new twist.
Known for it’s fabulousness in the name of a good cause, DRAUMA ups the ante this year with a judged runway show contest. Local stylists and designers will be gathering on the main stage at The Bluestone for an epic runway show competing for the $5,000 Grand Prize.
This year DRAUMA has partnered with charity organization Pack H20 to create the theme WATER to draw awareness to the most vital resource that is endangered around the world.
Get your tickets at Ticketfly!
$20 for presale tickets
$50 for VIP presale tickets (limit of 50 tickets)
$25 for day of show tickets
Host Nina West!
See Rendezvous Hair Salon, Studio Posh Hair Gallery, Beauty by Becca N., Morbid Fx/Scott Sliger, The Trulie Awesome Show, Label Yourself, and Red Thread Creations, Alora Donahue, House of Baboski, Fantastical Faces – Body Art, Bobby Jo Gonzalez of Aftershock Art, Hair by Steve Carter, Very Bad Wolf, Maggie Mesche, Diamond Hunter, Atomic Geisha ! by Gawain El Hasan with music by Charles Anthony, Bloody Messy Girls, Madam-Ofeelya Redd, Raven Menagerie Creations by Heather Materu, Heather Roberts of Gypsy Gem Custom Jewelry (jewelry, model), Loren Delk of Gypsy Gem Custom Jewelry (jewelry, model), John Roberts of Gypsy Gem Custom Jewelry, RYAIN by Keyona Gore, Dr. Grimaldi Circus, DJ push, Get Weird, Bobby D, Dj Ginsu Von Mixwell III, Beckett, Complicity, Chris Hawstyle Haws, Aaron Austen, Jeff White, Betsy Ross and more!
Ethical Arts Collective
Monday March 23
Join EAC for a new way to find grounding and relaxation-
Inspired by fashion designer Donna Karan and developed by Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy will lead you through practices that include gentle movements, restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, Reiki, breath awareness and guided meditation. In a world of over-stimulation and over-work, these practices can offer you a grounding, relaxing sanctuary. This class is appropriate for everyone, whether you are recovering from an illness or injury or simply in need of tender loving care. (No yoga experience is necessary.) Instructor, Barbara Ellen Held, is a devoted Reiki master and teaches Reiki Level I and II at Yoga on High.
Indulge yourself on March 23rd at 6:30 at The Ethical Arts Collective
566 W. Rich Street. 614.233.1508 EthicalArtsCollective@gmail.com
Suggested donation: $15
Whetstone Rec Center
Sightless Art Class
Tuesday March 24th for 8 weeks
This class is an exploration of the senses and how it relates to art making. Posed with the challenge of being sightless, we must redefine what is relevant to us aesthetically. Each session will be conducted sightlessly with the introduction of visceral challenges.The class will meet once a week on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm for 8 weeks (March 24 – May 12).
Registration is online at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/columbusrecparks/Activity_Search
or at Whetstone Recreation Center from March 17-21.
The class has a one time fee of $29