The “Remnants” of May Are Beyond Amazing!

This week the art events start on Thursday, continue on Friday and are beyond words on Saturday at the opening reception for CAW’s (Creative Arts of Women) show at Urban Arts Space from 6-8 p.m.  Yes, I am honored to be part of this collective and displaying three pieces of art but I am not pimping this show because of my work but because it is friggin’ amazing!  40 members of the collective have created the most unique and awe inspiring works that fill this space like you wouldn’t believe.  3D art and installations as well as paintings. photography and mixed media that all share the common theme of Remnants (read more below).  Last night, I was lucky enough  to get a sneak peak because we did a group photo for an upcoming article to promote the show and collective.  As you can see, the works are beautiful, thought provoking and just plain AMAZING!

Lisa Horkin, artist

Lisa Horkin, artist

Catherine Bell Smith, artist

Catherine Bell Smith, artist

Amy Leibrand, artist

Amy Leibrand, artist

And, as if that wasn’t enough, our show is paired with Zach Van Horn’s Chaos::Process::Control exhibition…double the awesomeness!

Zach Van Horn, artist

Zach Van Horn, artist

However, the pics I’m featuring here are only the tip of the iceberg so you better get down to the Space to see it!  The show will continue until July 11th and can be viewed during normal gallery hours if you can’t make the reception (but I sure hope you can!)

So, here we go….starting Thursday:


Hopkins Hall

Thursday May 28th

3:00 p.m.

hopkins hall

An exploration of the artists physical and psychological adaption to spaces unknown through a modular and reconfigurable structure. Using rope and ultrasonic sensors, Andrew John Wood’s installation will change its own movement and tension in response to human movement.

Duration of exhibition:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Friday, May 29, 2015

Angela Meleca Gallery

Opening Reception

Thursday May 28th

5-8 p.m.

angela meleca gallery

Angela Meleca Gallery is pleased to present two new bodies of work by Chicago artists Nicole Gordon and Eleanor Spiess-Ferris.

Born in 1976 in Evanston, Illinois, Nicole Gordon is an artist whose work draws from a wide range of sources, including Western European genre painting and Persian miniature painting. She is interested in exploring the strengths and weaknesses of humankind, often by depicting scenes of everyday life. Her newest work continues an interest in mashing up imagery taken from many sources, but leaves behind the very literal nod to art history. Nicole holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and studied at Lorenzo DiMedici University in Florence, Italy. Recent exhibitions include Lois Lambert Gallery (Santa Monica, CA) and Linda Warren Projects (Chicago, IL). She lives works in Chicago, Illinois.

Described as a surrealist, American symbolist, and figurative artist, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris affiliates herself with all of these styles and more. Born in 1941 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, her paintings display powerful influences of the Spanish and Native American cultures of where she grew up. Her works evoke mythological, spiritual, psychological, environmental, and feminist themes in dreamlike contexts. Spiess-Ferris is a Figure Painting and Drawing instructor on the faculty of The Art Center of Evanston, Illinois. Recent awards include the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Grant and a Vielehr Award from Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

 Local Artist Showcase

The Creative Plug

.Friday May 29th

7:00 p..m.

local artist showcase

Come  out Friday May 29th, to celebrate local Columbus art and artists. Kody Michael, Arlo Moon, Jordan Spacehead Molli, Katie Gunn, and Steve Jebbett will be showing their work and will be live and in person to meet. DJ Elroy will also be on hand to supply the soundtrack for the night.

Cost: $5 (1 free ticket with 10 dollars in purchases)

Tickets will be on sale prior to and during the event at Cork & Brew Columbus (1247 N. High St) right next door to The Creative Plug.
Pieces will be on sale off the wall or by jumping into the action of our mid-evening auction.
Support local art and enjoy a fun night out in our great city.

Remnants: Opening Reception

Creative Arts of Women

OSU Urban Arts Space

May 30th Saturday

6-8 p.m.

remnants show

Remnants (Tuesday, May 26, 2015 to Saturday, July 11, 2015) is the joint creative force of the Creative Arts of Women (CAW) collective, an open-membership association of women artists, writers, art supporters, art appreciators, and more. The artists of Creative Arts of Women (CAW) find inspiration in what society and nature cast off.

Donna McCarty Estep, artist

Donna McCarty Estep, artist

Alice Carpenter, Allison Buenger, Amandda Tirey, Amy Leibrand, April Sunami, Barbara Vogel, Betsy DeFusco, Caroline Kraus, Cat Lynch, Cat Sheridan, Catherine Bell Smith, Christine Guillot Ryan, Claire Smith, Donna McCarty-Estep, Gaye Reissland, Gigi Gallaway, Gretchen Cochran, Heidi Madsen, J Clark, Janet George, Joan Tallan, Joyce Kwasnik, Judith Zaepfel, Juna Amano, Kristin Morris, Linda Leviton, Lisa Horkin, Lisa McLymont, Lisette Lichtenstein, Mabi Ponce de Leon, Mary Ann Crago, Megan Evans, Melinda Rosenberg, Melinda Sabo, Mollie Hannon, Paula Nees, Pilgrim Heidi Kambitsch, Roxanne L. Smith-Mansell, Sandra Aska, Stephanie Rond, Terri Maloney-Houston, and Vicki Oster.


In Chaos::Process::Control, (Saturday, May 16, 2015 to Saturday, May 30, 2015) Artist Zach Van Horn questions the identity of the individual within our expanding digital society. Through painting and digital technology, an intended idea is translated within an image. By altering this translation process through disjoined digital and painted images, Van Horn alters the original identity of the image.

Closing Reception: elsewhere

The Vanderelli Room

Saturday May 30th

8-11 p.m.


Closing reception for Dana Harper‘s ‘elsewhere’ with musical guest Sugarhost.


Brickbox Studio

Saturday May 30th

Doors Open 9 p.m.; Event starts 10 p.m.


This May will mark Brickbox Studios second annual adventure into GLOW
Music, Art, Drinks, Paint and creativity will flow on May 30th, 2015
Last year there were models, photographers and body painters with over 100 guests in attendance. This year they expect DOUBLE the number of people attending.
Doors open at 9:00pm event starts at 10:00pm
18+ ONLY
$10 at the door entry fee
$5 if you come painted up to GLOW!

Deadline for Entries

Travel! Group Show

Roscoe Room

May 30-31

travel roscoe

It is time for another group show at The Roscoe Room and the upcoming group show will have you journeying from one point to another by car, train, plane, ship or rocket……
What does TRAVEL represent and mean to you? All things TRAVEL will be welcome into the show (abstract and conceptual included). Due to space constraints, two dimensional work is preferred. Please call about entering sculptures. Up to 3 pieces can be entered for 25$ and the exhibit will be in The Roscoe Room through June. If you haven’t started already, it is the time to be working on pieces that show the interpretation of travel in your world. Take in dates will be 2 days, May 30th-31st, from 4-8 p.m. and by appointment (614-202-8106). The Artist Reception will be Friday June 5th 7-10pm, with voting for The Luscious Cash Award taking place. Invite your friends and family to come support you and your work. Also, forward this along to anyone you think might be interested in entering the show. There is no jurying in, so all are welcome.
Don’t forget to save the date for the opening and we hope to see you and your work soon!

Cap City Creatives 

Member Meeting

Rehab Tavern

Sunday May 31

4-7 p.m.

columbus arts fest

The Columbus Arts Fest is coming up and we would like to get everyone who is interested in becoming a part of this event to be well informed. This is a HUGE, 3-day event, so please come to the meeting if you are planning on having some of your work in the Local Art Tent under CCC. The festival is the weekend of June 12, and set up is Thursday, June 11.


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