Doubles and Dark Love for Art Lovers and Valentines

WE sure know how to celebrate this holiday for loving in Central Ohio!  There is so much to do and see this weekend, starting Thursday night and going all the way through the weekend so don’t stay home holed up in your house just cause it’s gonna be cold!


Thursday ….

Pecha Kucha at Covermymeds

2 Miranova Place


6:30-9 p.m.


Come hear one of my fav  artist friends, Amy Leibrand, speak along with lots of other talented and creative folks at this month’s (#36!!!) event!!!  Come see what this space is all about (2 Miranova Place), hear some unique and novel presentations, and unwind to great music. You won’t want to miss it. Festivities kick off with doors at 6:30pm, music spun by PK veteran George Brazil at 7:00pm and presentations begin at 7:30. The suggested donation is $2 per person. Some of the proceeds will benefit a cause.

The event will be emcee’d by Ruth Milligan, Articulation, Inc., TEDxColumbus Co-found & Co-curator.

Each speaker will follow the international Pecha Kucha format of showing 20 images and speaking about each image for 20 seconds. Presenters list will be posted this week.

PK Columbus vol36’s featured presenters – Ann Kinder, storyteller and Bridal Stylist; Larry Smith, Founder & Editor, Six-Word Memoir Project; Jesse Henning, Librarian & Jeopardy! Contestant; Jeremy Taylor, Food Broker; Ryan Newman, Designer; Amy Leibrand, Research Scientist, Conceptual Artist; Jasimine Agape Pennywell, Fashion designer. Musician. Mother. Minister. Doula. Youth advocate; John Ryan, Architect

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Details to follow.


Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery

The Power of Coloring


6:00 Happy Hour

6:30- 8:30 Event


Coloring projects aren’t just for kids; science says there are a ton of benefits for adults too! Grownup ‘coloring nights’ are getting a lot of buzz, so the Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery is getting in on the fun.

Join them on Thursday, February 11, for a 6:00 p.m. happy hour, with coloring kicking off at 6:30 p.m. Your hosts will be Goodwill’s staff of professional art instructors. Goodwill will provide all of the supplies and send you home with your very own framed masterpiece. It’s an evening of wine (for those 21 and over), snacks, friends and fun! All this for only $20, with proceeds going to support arts programming for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities.

They hope you join them at the Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery located at 1331 Edgehill Road, 43212. RVSPing and payment are easy and convenient at our PayPal link. Space is limited to 20 participants.
For more information, call 614-583-0200. See you in the Gallery!

Then, celebrate Valentine’s Day in a novel way with all that is going on in Franklinton and around town!!!

Franklinton Fridays celebrates Valentine’s Day with Dark Love, Doubles and so much more…

Doubles: Cap City Creatives

Rehab Tavern


6-10 p.m.


Join Cap City Creatives, a group of local artists, crafters, and creatives (including me!!!), on February’s Franklinton Friday as they explore the theme of “DOUBLES” in this special group exhibition! Stop by the opening reception at Rehab Tavern February 12th from 6-10 pm to check out the show, meet group members and find out more about CCC!

400 Days

Franklinton Fridays

400 West Rich


7-10 p.m.

400 days

February 400DAYS
Colleen Scott (Northern Gallery) presents
Amandda Tirey (Lounge Gallery) presents: Paintings & little Dandy Boxes!
Movement Activities (Promenade Gallery) presents “Movement Activities:Select Representations and Inspirations”

Franklinton Arts District Urban Scrawl Gallery

The Art of Jonathan Ryan


6-9 p.m.


Join the Franklinton Arts District at the Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on February 12th when they feature the art of Jonathan Ryan! The opening will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on February 12th and will be on view until Sunday, March 6th (by appointment).
The Urban Scrawl Gallery showcases the studio work of artists who have participated in past Urban Scrawl mural events. Visit our neighborhood during Franklinton Fridays to see what the entire creative community of Franklinton has to offer!

Dark Love III: Love Letters

The Vanderelli Room


7-11 p.m.

dark love

Tona Pearson’s Dark Love III: Love Letters will be showcased at The Vanderelli Room Friday, February 12th from 7-11pm. The Vanderelli Room is honored to host this exhibition for the second consecutive year. Dark Love III: Love Letters is a group show featuring 2D, 3D and performance artists confronting Love…
During the opening of “Dark Love III: Love Letters” from 9:00pm-11:00pm, come outside of the Vanderelli Room Gallery to sample the tribal fusion hand percussion stylings of “The Dead Beats”. The Dead Beats are a local percussion group that melds the traditional rhythms of the Middle East and Africa with contemporary funk. Each performance is organic, spontaneous and different, resulting in a truly unique musical experience. From the swimming trance grooves to the driving rhythm train, their drums will have you moving your feet.
The Dead Beats are: Daniel Stucky, Cullen Daniel III, Dan Rivera, Casey Bradley and Randy Roberts
Fire tending and effects facilitated by Casey Bradley
Special performance by Cadence Crawley, our traveling hoodoo priestess.

Ohio Art League Presents
Reflections on Black Lives
An Important Exhibition at OAL X Space


7-10 p.m.

oal x

Ohio Art League X Space Gallery is pleased to present Perceptions, Reflections on Black Lives: A Group Exhibition curated by David Michael Butler. Butler has selected from a collective of nationally and locally known artists who present dynamic and compelling works from abstraction, to digital, to conceptual, to representational for a group show on the role of visual art in the social justice movement. The artists featured include Jelise Roberts, David Brame, Richard Duarte Brown, Gaye Reissland, and David Michael Butler.
The exhibition will be on display from Friday, February 5-Sunday, February 28, 2016. Always free and open to the public.

Visual Perceptions: a discussion on the role of visual art in the social justice movement with Dr. Treva B. Lindsey and David Butler on Wednesday, February 17 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Vocal Perceptions: Performance based reflections on February 26 from 7:00-9:00 pm.
All events will be held in the exhibition space at OAL X Space at 400 W. Rich Street in Franklinton.

Second Sight Studio

Hearts United for One Billion Rising


11 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Now in its third year, Hearts United is an art project and community convening that is open to all Franklinton neighbors, Columbus artists, and anyone who wants to participate. Come hang your heart-shaped or other artwork on the fence at Bellows End! (across the street from 730 Bellows.) Participation details here:!hearts-united/c1oy6


Hearts United is part of One Billion Rising’s V-Day, a global movement of song, dance, and art to end violence against women.

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market One Stop Valentine’s Pop Up

Roosevelt Coffehouse

Saturday and Sunday


not your

A few of Not Your Mama’s Craft Market’s many vendors that will be at our One Stop Valentines Pop Up Shop this Saturday and Sunday 10a-2p at The Roosevelt Coffeehouse!

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