Mother’s Day + Art= Winning Combination

This is going to be one stellar Mother’s Day weekend in the capitol city!  In addition to time with Mom on her special day, why not treat her to one (or more) of the many art openings/events this weekend.  Make a night of it on Friday and hit Franklinton even!!  She’ll be in awe of all of the creative juices flowing here in Columbus…

Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grant Workshop

Columbus Metro Library- Parsons Branch

Thursday May 7th

4:30- 5:30

neighborhood arts

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant supports the arts in communities throughout the county. Civic associations, social service agencies, amateur arts organizations and others are eligible to apply for funding to improve and enhance arts projects. The maximum award is $2,000.
The next application deadline is May 29, 2015.
Application deadline: May 29
For projects starting after: August 15
Award notification date: July 15
Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a grant workshop from 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 7, 2015 in the meeting room of the Parsons Avenue Branch Library. RSVP to oregan@oaae.net.
For the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant application and full program guidelines, visit http://www.oaae.net/en/community-arts-education/franklin-county-neighborhood-arts-grants.

Franklinton Development Association

480 West Town Street

Urban Scrawl Pop-Up Gallery

Toe Heads: Raw   Daric Gill

Friday May 8th

6-9 p.m.

daric gill

Come on out to the Franklinton Development Association for the Franklinton Arts District‘s Urban Scrawl Pop-Up Gallery! This month we are featuring Daric Gill’s ToeHeads! Please Join us 6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, May 8th for the Franklinton Fridays art walk. Daric’s work will be on exhibit through Tuesday, June 9th. Other times available by appointment. These exhibits open on Franklinton Fridays and are on exhibit for one month showcasing the studio artwork of an individual artist from the Urban Scrawl event. This is a great opportunity to discover the personal studio art made by Urban Scrawl artists outside of the mural festival!

Never Stop Moving

Mireya Schoo

Griffin Gallery

Creekside Gahanna

Friday May 8th

6-9 p.m.

mireya Schoo may

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Griffin Gallery as they host a solo Exhibit and Dance Performance. Enjoy metaperformer Star Amy Lay & guest star Elizabeth Bowling Cave. Special guest artist Daniel Colvin.
Paintings and choreography by Mireya Schoo. “Never Stop Moving”
www.mireyaschoo.com

Content Panic: A Conversation on Artists, Motherhood and Transition

Second Sight (Second Site) Studio

730 Bellows Avenue

Friday May 8th

7-10 p.m.

panic

With Kerstyn Fawcett Whittington, Felicia Dunson, and Mona Gazala.
Installation created using the artworks of two different mother artists recently in transition: Felica Dunson and Kristen Fawcett Whittington, and a photographic interplay of ancient treasure caches with a modern-day transported domestic cache by Mona Gazala.  Displacement and moving when faced with domestic and economic crises is a frequent occurence in modern society. This hands-on participatory installation brings a more personal experience of that transience to the audience. Studio visitors are invited to help build the installation.
They will also be facilitating a discussion (8 pm on May 8) of the particular difficulties of being an artist and mother during times of disruption, relocation, or displacement.

Three Painters from Olde Towne

TY Fine Furniture

106 E. Moler Street

Opening Reception

Friday May 8th

6-9 p.m.

3 painters

Roger Williams is a postmodern artist turned deconstructionist, which is a national progression from postmodernism. The technique he uses is called “articulated formal.” The famed architect Frank Gehry is well known for his deconstructivist architecture. Rogers’ subject matter is the things and events that define this decade. He is the only deconstructionist in the central Ohio area. Simon LaBozetta works in styles ranging from hyper-realism to the abstract but his current artwork leans toward a unique genre which has been dubbed “Cubist Expressionism.” This is an evolving combination of two movements, the careful use of color, movement and a nearly mathematical sensibility to elicit an emotional response from the viewer. J.T. Thompson presents a new series of artworks he calls Geometric Surrealism. This style explores the use of multiple sources of light and an aid in creating spatial depth in abstract compositions. Light reflecting off of multiple geometric planes guides the viewer’s eye, and gives shape to what might otherwise be a chaotic mass of line and color.

400 days

400 Days Franklinton Fridays

Second Floor Lounge

400 West Rich

Ralph Corriveau

Friday May 8th

7-11 p.m.

ralph show may

Join 400 West Rich for the next 400 DAYS show during Franklinton Fridays that features art from the talented Ralph Corriveau! From carnivals to countrysides and motorcycles, Ralph is able to capture the essence and turn it into beautiful pieces of art. Second floor gallery.

Familiar Faces: Donna McCarty Estep

400 West Rich

Opening Reception

Friday May 8th

7 – 11 p.m.0

donna at 400

Come out and see the vibrant works of Donna McCarty Estep this Friday.  Opening reception May 8th 7-11pm during 400 Days and Franklinton Friday in the Promenade Gallery Downstairs
The Show will also be available to view during the 400 Farmer’s Markets being held on May 9th and May 23rd from 11 am-2 pm.

The Vanderelli Room

elsewhere: Dana Harper

Opening Reception

Friday May 8th

7- 11 p.m.

dana harper

In the solo exhibition “elsewhere,” Dana Harper celebrates the beauty of individuality while simultaneously acknowledging the power of the collective body. The show is a testament to the universe we create for ourselves as well as a hopeful investigation into the power of endless possibilities. Focusing on imagination and it’s true influence on hope and change, this exhibition features new works inspired by the empowerment that occurs through the combination of dreaming and adolescent play.

Collecting objects, toys and patterns from thrift stores, this body of work investigates childhood make-believe. Just like toys during our younger years, possibilities are endless, bracelets become portals to new worlds and foam pieces become new islands to inhabit. Inspired by illustrations of the cosmos, topography and microscopic biology, color combinations and pattern are taken from cartoons and design from the late 1980’s and early 90’s.

Soul Colors Art Exhibition

Ethical Arts Collective

Friday May 8th

6-10 p.m.

soul colors

Group Art Exibition at Ethical Arts Collective  Artist Elier Rodriguez Espinoza:Megan Hogan,Aina Turiaga,Johnny Patton,Bastidas Fine ArTs,HeArt And Soul,Joss Parker.Caryl Caryl Lynn Young + more to be announced!!!
Vendors- Frida Katrina “Mexican Folk Art”, NEMI Project USA+ more..

Rehab Tavern

Samantha Knight

Franklinton Fridays

Friday May 8th

7-11 p.m.

franklinton friday samantha

Samantha Knight will be displaying a collection of her ‘weird faces’ for the first time! 🙂

She would love for you all to come have a drink and check ’em out!  And Sugar Ghost will be playing LIVE at 9 pm!!

400 Farmers’ Market

400 West Rich

Saturday May 9th

11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

400 market

The 400 Market summer season has arrived and we can’t wait to share it with you this Saturday!
Vendors will be inside 400 West Rich out in the 400 parking lot off of Rich Street. We’ll have candles and arugula, hand crafted dainty jewelry and all natural mineral makeup, home made all natural jams and cold brew coffees, live ceramic throws and looming demonstrations, and so much more!

Make Street Art: Connector Series with Stephanie Rond

Columbus Museum of Art

Saturday May 9th

1- 4 p.m.

Stephanie

Explore spray paint, stenciling, and wheat pasting on an outdoor art installation with street artist Stephanie Rond, co-founder of Creative Arts of Women (CAW) and founder of the website Women Street Artists. CMA’s Center for Creativity partners with some of the most provocative, creative people in our community to present intriguing, memorable experiences for visitors. Come for unexpected encounters with local artists and performers, creative exploration, and fun. The Connector Series experiences are for visitors of every age and are included with admission.

Moonlight Market

Gay Street

Saturday May 9th

6-11 p.m.

moonlight

The Moonlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival / marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. It takes place every second Saturday from April through October. The event draws thousands of visitors each month to enjoy the brick-and-mortar businesses in the area who stay open late with extended hours and special promotions, in addition to over 100 sidewalk vendors who pop-up to sell a wide variety of artisan products. Street musicians add musical ambiance and sidewalk patios come alive with al fresco diners. Mark your calendar and join us at the next Moonlight Market on Gay Street!

The Moonlight Market 2015 Season is made possible by our presenting sponsor: Telhio Credit Union!

http://www.moonlightmarketcolumbus.com/

“Fairly Inspired: Local-Global Connections”

Global Gifts Short North

Artists’ Reception

Saturday May 9th

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Wrap You Up In All My Love--Danielle Poling

Wrap You Up In All My Love–Danielle Poling

Fair Trade promotes handmade, artisan products while respecting the cultural identity of artisans from many different countries. We can learn a lot about fair trade and these artisans by studying their handwork and cultures.
It is in this spirit of reciprocity that Global Gifts Short North hosts “Fairly Inspired: Local-Global Connections.” Local artists are invited to choose from fair trade artisan handcrafts, and with their inspiration create original works of art. The artwork will be on display during the month of May at Global Gifts Short North.
This show is being held in honor of World Fair Trade Day on May 9. Artists’ Reception will be held Saturday, May 9 from 6:30-9:30PM. Maza Blazka will be performing from 6:30-8:30PM.

Strongwater Food & Spirits

Art For Franklinton

Saturday May 9th

7:30 -11 p.m.

art of Franklinton

The Franklinton Arts District will auction murals from its famous Urban Scrawl art collection with proceeds benefiting the new George Bellows Grant Program, assisting artistically inclined Franklinton residents and enhancing art and culture in the neighborhood.

When: Saturday May 9th

6:00 – 7:30pm VIP Gathering
7:30-11:00pm General Admission
8:00pm Live Auction Starts

Where: Strongwater Food and Spirits
401 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215

VIP tickets $75.
Regular tickets $35.

Enjoy hors d’oeurves, cocktails, and entertainment by DJ George Brazil. Mike Brown will MC and auction the murals. The artists of Urban Scrawl will be in attendance to discuss their work.

VIP Includes:
· Access to special VIP gathering from 6-7:30
· Performance by Dr. Grimaldi Circus
· Buy-it-now options for silent auction pieces
· 2 free drinks
· Heavy hors d’oeuvres
· Free give-a-ways

for more information or to purchase tickets, visit us at
https://www.ticketbase.com/events/art-for-franklinton

And for continuing shows:

May 4th-July 1st

North Market

Larry Doyle

larry doyle at north market

Larry Doyle (previously featured artist) will have a 10 piece collection of his new works on display at the North Market from May 4th-July 1st so stop by the market, check out his work and get some fab food items!

Kickstarter Campaign

Deane Arnold, Artist and Musician

metal man

Help previously featured artist, Deane Arnold fund his collaborative new CD!  Deane and friends Ted and Steve have been working on this project for 18 months and need donations to their Kickstarter project in order to complete the CD
Most of the songs are close to complete. While the overall sound is definitely heavy metal, there are blended elements of pop, prog, trance,folk and classical music. The album is ready to be mixed and mastered (what you hear in the Kickstarter video is a rough mix of a few Metal Man songs). They’ve done everything they can so far, but now need to bring in the Pros from Dover*, as it were, to bring it to a bigger audience. Hence the Kickstarter to pay for the mixing sessions, the mastering, and then the final manufacturing so everyone gets a copy. They’d also like to pay the guest musicians who volunteered to record various parts over the last year. If they can raise enough over the initial goal, they plan to bring in additional musicians to perform a full scale CD release concert when the time comes.
Metal Man ranges from a hissing whisper to a thundercrack.  these guys have no record label or corporate backing; this project is a partnership between them and the people who want to hear the music.
**About Kickstarter: if the goal is not reached in 30 days, Deane and friends don’t get any money and no one who pledged has to pay any money. It’s an all or nothing deal. Pledge early! Pledge often (kidding: pledge what you can, every little bit is a huge help)! …deadline is 6:45 PM Eastern Time, June 1, 2015.

So if you’d like to see this project come to fruition, please donate here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1561279879/metal-man

May 8th

7-11 p.m.

art of Franklinton

The Franklinton Arts District will auction murals from its famous Urban Scrawl art collection with proceeds benefiting the new George Bellows Grant Program, assisting artistically inclined Franklinton residents and enhancing art and culture in the neighborhood.

6:00 – 7:30pm VIP Gathering

7:30-11:00pm General Admission

8:00pm Live Auction Starts

Where: Strongwater Food and Spirits
401 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215

VIP tickets $75.
Regular tickets $35…
Enjoy hors d’oeurves, cocktails, and entertainment by DJ George Brazil. Mike Brown will MC and auction the murals. The artists of Urban Scrawl will be in attendance to discuss their work.

VIP Includes:
· Access to special VIP gathering from 6-7:30
· Performance by Dr. Grimaldi Circus
· Buy-it-now options for silent auction pieces
· 2 free drinks
· Heavy hors d’oeuvres
· Free give-a-ways

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:
https://www.ticketbase.com/events/art-for-franklinton

Mother’s Day Art Show

Blick Art Materials

Saturday May 9th

blick

Join Blick Art Materials retail stores on May 9th, 2015 for a special interactive demonstration of Pebeo paints during the Mother’s Day Art Show weekend. Get inspired with Fantasy Prisme, Fantasy Moon, and Vitrail paints on Pebeo Liquid Art Panels! Explore pouring effects and mixed media techniques. Plus, sign up for a special raffle of Pebeo paints when you see the demonstration! Enjoy deals all weekend long, May 8th through May 10th! Follow this link to find a Blick store near youhttp://www.dickblick.com/stores/.

AND THEN ON MONDAY MAY 11th...continue the fun and take your mom to Dirty Frank’s and support the Oio Art League at the same time!

Monday May 11th

dirty frank's

Join and support Ohio Art League by grabbing a bite to eat on Monday, May 11th at Dirty Franks.
Come for lunch or dinner!  The Columbus Food League has chosen Ohio Art League to be a Community Day Partner! 10% of food sales and $1 for every drink sold will be donated to the Ohio Art League!
Come out and show your support! The OAL appreciates all the support and donations from the Columbus community, members and patrons!
For more information about supporting Ohio Art League, please visitoal.org

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