Because I am so late getting this out, I will do this week’s events in two posts…first tonight and Friday!
Chroma: The Best of CCAD
Columbus College of Art & Design is hosting an exhibition called Chroma to showcase the best student works from all 10 majors — from Animation to Photography.
The event is free and open to the public and runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at CCAD’s campus at 60 Cleveland Ave. Stop by, look at art, grab a bite to eat and get a temporary tattoo.
Here’s a rundown of some of the cool things we’ll have going on as part of Chroma:
4–8 p.m. Grab a bite to eat from one of several local food trucks. Listen to music (Beyonce, please) as a DJ plays on the Quad near our 10-story ART sign.
4:30–8 p.m. Get inked at our temporary tattoo parlor. Pose for Instagram-worthy pictures with the Awesomatic photo booth.
5 p.m. Throw darts at a wall covered with paint-filled balloons. (No, really. We have darts and a wall covered with paint-filled balloons. And when the paint splatters, it’ll create a mural that will stay up all summer.)
5–6:30 p.m. Listen to poetry and prose readings from the Red Wheelbarrow group in the Canzani Auditorium.
5–7:30 p.m. Drop by the most artistic happy hour in town. Look at artwork while you sip on a local craft beer from our cash bar in the Canzani Center.
6:30–8:45 p.m. Stop by the Canzani Auditorium and Screening Room to see a showcase of awesome videos created by students in the Cinematic Arts & Animation programs.
8:45–10 p.m. Hear speakers — including CCAD’s President, Dr. Melanie Corn — give short presentations during Pecha Kucha, an event that features presenters showing 20 images and talking for 20 seconds per image.
For more information, visit ccad.edu/chroma
Material Pulses: 8 Viewpoints
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Opening Reception
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery presents “Material Pulses: 8 Viewpoints,” an exhibition displaying excellence in machine-quilting and surface design, from May 12 – July 16, 2016. Thursday, May 12, 5-7 p.m. for the free public opening reception and meet the exhibiting artists and curator Nancy Crow. A trio from the Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club will perform thanks the the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Avenues and Alleyways
“Avenues and Alleyways” features urban landscape painters Curt Butler and Cody Heichel. Their atmospheric paintings present familiar scenes and unusual perspectives while capturing the energy of urban living. For example, both choose to depict sidewalk scenes at eye level thereby encouraging the viewer to imagine themselves as the city dwellers represented in the compositions.
Vibrant colors dominate Butler’s richly saturated canvases while Heichel’s paintings of rainy days recognize the beauty of bright traffic lights contrasting against a grey backdrop. Butler paints with encaustic, a melted beeswax, lending his canvases a thick texture of generously applied material. Heichel, a watercolorist, works loosely using both dry brush and wet on wet techniques. Curt Butler focuses primarily on architecture. His portrayal of the Columbus’ skyline highlight the city’s most iconic buildings. Cody Heichel’s purposely abstracted figures and his interior scenes encourage a more intimate view emphasizing interaction. Together their work presents a compelling urban perspective in “Avenues and Alleyways.”
Pieces of My Mind: Steve Jebbett
6 p.m.-1 a.m.
This is the official opening at 129 studios. Lots of new work, and the whole gallery will be full! Come check it out, I bet you’ll walk away with something!
Urban Scrawl Gallery
The Art of Colleen Scott and Alison Stittsworth-Hall
Join the Franklinton Arts District at the Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on May 13th as they feature the art of Colleen Scott and Alison Stittsworth-Hall The opening on May 13th and will be on view until Monday, June 6th (by appointment).
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Urban Scrawl Gallery showcases the studio work of artists who have participated in past Urban Scrawl mural events. Visit the neighborhood during Franklinton Fridays to see what the entire creative community of Franklinton has to offer!
Jake & Lucie: Studio 121 Opening Party
400 West Rich
6:30- 10 p.m.
They’ve moved the studio and want to celebrate with you! Please join in for art, friends and refreshments at Studio #121 on Friday, May 13, during the May Franklinton Friday. We will have our doors open from 6:30p – 10:00p.
Directions: Studio 121 is on the first floor, past the promenade gallery, next door to the studio of AWL (Artists Wrestling League).
Common Cosmology: Stephanie Rond and April Sunami
The Vanderelli Room
New Exhibition Brings Together Two Diverse Artists with Universal Theme
Street artist Stephanie Rond and mixed media painter April Sunami will feature new work in the exhibition Common Cosmology. The exhibit brings together themes of culture, spirituality, and humanity through painting, installation and collaborative pieces. The show will be on exhibition at the Vanderelli Room May 7th-May 29th 2016
Common Cosmology was born out of conversations between Sunami and Rond about the new directions they were taking in their art work. “I‘m interested in how cultures and belief systems are often intertwined and ultimately they share more commonalities than differences” says April Sunami of her new paintings utilizing a female form coupled with abstracted backgrounds. Rond states that “my pieces in Common Cosmology are not intended to hold answers about humanity, but rather cultivate questions to consider and discuss. My goal is to create work that serves as a springboard for meaningful conversation. It is my belief that kindness will prevail”.
400 Days, 400 West Rich
May 400Days at 400 West Rich St. will be highlighting the works of Ellen Knolls in the Northern Gallery.
The Promenade Gallery will be featuring a group show specially curated by Richard Willes. Along with these amazing shows, the building and many artist studios will be open for you to come and see what’s happening with the art scene in Franklinton! …and don’t forget the food trucks right outside! It’s certain to be an evening of fun!
CCAD Senior Fashion Show
The success story of CCAD’s Fashion Design program is no mystery. Hard work. Raw talent, refined. Student designers with the moxie to make something you’ve never seen before. This year’s class of seniors is no different, but their collections are. Come see how their unique outlooks weave together to tell the story of their time here — and how these designers plan to leave their signatures on the fashion world after they leave.
Join CCAD for the hottest runway event in Columbus: the 2016 CCAD Senior Fashion Show on Friday, May 13. The VIP cocktail reception starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 7:30 for general admission and the show starts at 8.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.ccad.edu/fashion-show