Getting Back in the Groove!

Man, I’ve been a slacker with posting in the last three weeks.  Between recovering from this stinking surgery, a 10 day trip to Florida and getting back into the ‘real’ world this week, I just haven’t been motivated.  BUT all of the great things going on this weekend have inspired me, if a little on the late side, to get crackin’!

So, here’s what’s happening this weekend, that I know of!


Vintage Vamp Studio Open House

3-6 p.m.Friday

11-5 Saturday

vintage vamp

Bring on Spring with Bling with one of my fav jewelry artists Vintage Vamp Open House this Friday, April 10, 3 to 6pm!

Get 20% off entire purchase Friday night only. Sat. 11 to 5.  At Vintage Vamp Studio,Lathrop Street, German Village

Ethical Arts Collective

6:00 p.m.

ethical arts open hous

Come visit the artists, movers and shakers of Ethical Arts Collective onFranklinton Fridays. We’ll feature pop-up food with Azteca catering, Patrick Wayner‘s (one of my fav artists!) artwork in the Rich Street Gallery, several visiting artists, a new and improved pear….yes, it’s back! and spring weather.


Homeport Gallery

779 East Long Street

6-9 p.m.


CCAD‘s annual, off-campus illustrative gallery show!  Come see some of the best student work selectively chosen by a group of practicing professionals.  Stay for food, live music, good art and the reveal of our top three winners. This year the event is being hosted at a new venue so check it out!

Show Runs: April 5 – 26
Reception – Friday April, 10

(6pm – 9pm)
tacocat show
Columbus artist Rob Jones takes over the Tacocat Gallery to show is unique, painterly portraits of loved ones as superheroes in this solo exhibition. Rob’s brash, no-nonsense paintings are a staple of the Columbus art scene and Tacocat is proud to host this prolific artist in our first single-artist exhibition. Ajumama Food Truck will also be on hand serving it’s amazing and delicious Korean street food.

As an awareness of artists in the community, Tacocat Cooperative has chosen a select group of artists to spotlight. The Tacocat Cooperative Artist Spotlight allows artists who have shown a high level in quality in the production of their work, a professionalism about their previous opportunities, and a positive attitude toward the community. The goal being that these solo opportunities for selected artists to show their work will allow them a greater platform for success with their artistic goals.

400 Days–Franklinton Fridays

400 West Rich Street

7-11 p.m.

joshua400 days april

Another 400 DAYS show this time featuring art from the amazingly talented Joshua James Stewart! Enjoy his whimsical works, and some awesome spring weather on your April tour of Franklinton Fridays!

“The Road Won’t Love You”

Vanderelli Room

On view dates: April 10 thru April 25th 2015

Gallery reception date: April 10th

7-11 p.m.

This show is rooted in Michael Bush’s traditional abstractions and the study of creative collaboration. Inspired by artistssuch as Rothko, Richter, de Kooning and Bourguignon, Michael’s takes on the movement of abstraction have a dreamscape feel that is completely original. As an active member of the Columbus arts community, Michael continually draws creative and personal encouragement from his contemporaries. This exhibit is composed of collaborative works between himself and other local standout artists, including Stephanie Rond, Dan Gerdeman, Lisa McLymont, AJ Vanderelli and Chris Tennant.

For the show, Michael created an abstraction for each artist to then create work on top of, with or inspired by. The interpretations are refreshing and exciting examples of modern creative collaboration and the conversation of what one’s art means to others

Unfortunately, I missed this opening on Tuesday evening but you can still check out the show at Dublin Arts Council!

Family and Friends

Barbara Vogel and Marjorie Bender

April 7 – May 16, 2015

Dublin Arts Council


Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends offers a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives: those with our families and friends. Bender and Vogel have both exhibited extensively in the Columbus area. Bender is best known for her clay sculptures, but also produces and exhibits drawings and paintings. Vogel’s background is in photography. Many of her works continue to connect to photographic images, often in unexpected ways. The artists excel in conveying the many dimensions of our closest relationships and in utilizing humor — sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark — to undercut sentimentality. Family and Friends brings together earlier and more recent works by both artists and will feature a new collaborative project that pays homage to a number of their mutual friends and mentors.

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.


Hayley Gallery

Shannon Godby

5-9 p.m.

hayleyHayley Gallery is so excited to welcome Shannon Godby to  his 3rd solo show, entitled “Beyond the Familiar” opening this Saturday, 4/11 from 5 to 9 pm.


Alternative Fashion Mob’s Fashion Week is only 1.5 weeks away!

April 18th- 25th

AFM week

Once again, the Mobsters have planned an amazing week of activities to celebrate alternative fashion designers here in the Columbus area. Check out how to purchase tickets for all events including the finale on April 25th at Columbus Idea Foundry at:

The week kicks off with this:

Opening Night Runway Show

Land- Grant Brewery Company


7-10 p.m.

AFM mini show

Kick off Alternative Fashion Week 2015 with a runway show of 8 of Columbus’ most killer emerging and specialty designers.
Celebrate before the show with cocktails and specialty beers at Land Grant Brewery. Then join us at the runway for a show of spectacular mini-collections.


Indulge in a three-course brunch while eight local designers show us their take on the


The Chintz Room

11-1 p.m. April 19th

little black

Tickets are $40.00 and include:
-A cocktail (Bloody Mary or Mimosa)
-Quiche with Breakfast potatoes and greens
* there will be a vegetarian option
-A dessert tart (determined by the freshest fruit available)
Extra cocktails will be available for an additional charge.
Click on the link below to purchase tickets!

Also, during April:

ROY G BIV Gallery

5-7 each evening

roy g biv

This month, Jennifer Hansen Gard’s “Relational Table” transforms our gallery into a gathering place for shared meals. Each evening from 5-7 one host prepares a meal for one guest, and the next night that guest becomes the host and invites a new guest, and so on. Each night reveals a little more about interrelationships in our community.


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