Franklinton Fridays to Spotlight Ohio Female Artists

Whew!!!!! It took me days to get this post together because there is SO much going on this weekend!!!! There is NO reason to sit on your couch this weekend; there’s more than enough to do…  Friday starts with so many art events that you’d need a helicopter to get to all of them!  Then Saturday features a whole slew of annual events and art shows. But that’s not all…Sunday there’s even more to do so you better get on your walking shoes and hit the road…check most of it out here:


I’m pleased to say that I will have 2 pieces in this Friday’s exhibit at 400 West Rich, Women on Women, as part of Franklinton Fridays.  The show was curated by Daidria Eckels and Tona Pearson and will showcase works by Ohio female artists of other inspirational female artists.  In other words, the participating artists were asked to portray Ohio female artists that were inspirational to them in some way. There will be pieces from over 200 artists displayed in the Promenade Gallery on the first floor of 400.



The Schumacher Gallery

Journey into Imagimation

Friday September 9th

5-7 p.m.


On tour from the Animation Hall of Fame, this extensive and rare collection celebrates the world of animation and the creative process. This exhibition was organized by Hal and Nancy Miles from the Hal and Nancy Miles Collection. Exhibition tour management by Landau Travelling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
The exhibition itself will run from 9/6 – 12/2. Please note: The gallery is closed November 23-27 for Thanksgiving.

Aminah Robinson’s The Presidential Suite

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Friday September 9th

5-7 p.m.


When Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States and our first African-American President, Aminah immediately started a body of work to commemorate this historic event. Hammond Harkins Galleries, in collaboration with the Columbus Museum of Art, is proud to present Aminah’s The Presidential Suite, on view for the first time. Included are works on paper, multi-panel “rag paintings,” and a monumental twenty-five-foot-long RagGonNon – which will be on display at hammond Harkins Galleries in The Short North. A portion of The Presidential Suite will be on view at the Columbus Museum of Art starting September 9, 2016.
Please stop by both the Columbus Museum of Art and Hammond Harkins Galleries to experience the breadth of Aminah’s late opus created in honor of President Barack Obama.

Special Event at Hammond Harkins Galleries: Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 pm – Carole Genshaft, Curator-at-Large at the Columbus Museum of Art, will speak about Aminah and the significance of The Presidential Suite.

Woodcarvings by Ricky Barnes: Opening Reception

Lindsay Gallery

Friday September 9th

6-9 p.m.


Many people in Columbus knew Ricky Barnes from his restaurants Galaxy Café, Lost Planet Pizza and the Explorer’s Club… or from his alt-country band the Hoot Owls.
But in the American folk art world he was known for his bas-relief woodcarvings of baseball players, and was represented by the prestigious Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago. Barnes was inspired to carve back in the 80’s after meeting artist’s William Hawkins and Elijah Pierce.
After a hiatus from carving and a move to the country he has begun carving again. Baseball players still appear, but these days Ricky is more likely to carve his pet pig Burley Jackson, who will be at the opening!
Live music by Ricky Barnes and the Savory Chickens at 7:30!

Very Professorial: Dennis Drummond, Barry Gunderson and Marty Kalb

Art Access Gallery

Friday September 9th

5-8 p.m.


Opening reception for these 3 artists in Bexley.

Opening Reception: Michael McEwan

Keny Galleries

Friday September 9th



Celebrate Michael’s 30 years with Keny Galleries and view his recent landscapes! The exhibition will be on view through October 28. Please visit the Featured Exhibition page at for additonal images!

Image: Michael McEwan, “Field of Gold,” 2016

Women on Women

400 West Rich St.

Friday September 9th

7-11 p.m.


Join 400 W Rich for their first time showcase of female artists doing portraits of female artists that inspire them. The month long exhibit will feature works from all mediums, including opening night live performances by Heidi Madsen! Reps from Aunt Flow will also be out telling you about their project.
Our state is filled with and has given birth to so many talented ladies, please come out and show them your love!

400 Market

Friday September 9th

7-10 p.m.


September edition of the 400 Market
There will be live music, food truck, open studios and local artisans.
For more information about becoming a vendor, please see the application at

Rehab Tavern

Aberration: Artistic Oddities by Randal Pearson

Friday September 9th

7-10 p.m.


Come out to Rehab Tavern on September 9th for Franklinton Fridays and see Randal’s most recent works of art. I have always been fascinated by things out of the ordinary and that love served as my inspiration for this show and will be reflected in all of the art.

“Directions” A Juried Glass Art Exhibition: Opening Reception

Glass Axis

Friday September 9 

6-8 p.m.


The opening will include complimentary refreshments and a glassblowing demonstration by Lisa Horkin beginning at 6pm.

This juried international exhibition showcases glass art inspired by the many directions our lives take, from the familiar to the foreign. See art inspired by travels throughout the country, the world, and within the artists’ individual microcosms. Take a trip with us as we look back on our journeys and forward on our next steps. This exhibit features art that is comprised of at least 50% glass and includes blown glass with hand-painted imagery, kiln-formed (fused) glass, and flame worked glass sculptures
In this exhibition Glass Axis is excited to showcase artists from coast to coast. As you can see the art in this exhibition will transport your mind in as many directions as the diverse artists being showcased. The opening reception for this exhibition will be at Glass Axis’s Kennedy Galleries, where you can enjoy refreshments, mingle with the artists, and get the first look at Directions.
This exhibition is on display from September 9 through October 22 in The Kennedy Galleries at Glass Axis. Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Thursdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

And Saturday the art continues….

Walk for Life VI: Central Ohio Pit Savers (COPS)

Highbanks Metro Park

Saturday September 10th

10:30 a.m.


Join in a dog friendly 3 mile walk, raffle and silent auction where one of my pit bull paintings will be available during the silent auction!!!  Raising money for a worthy cause…PIT BULLS!


COPS-Central Ohio Pit Savers is piloting the GOAL(Getting Out Alive Listing) Program that will consist of designated animal shelter staff & volunteers working together to promote animals that are unable to be placed on the adoption floor.

Walk for Life VI Raffle Items
Tickets can be purchased via paypal:

1 Ticket-$5.00
5 Tickets-$20.00
8 Tickets-$30.00
11 Tickets-$40.00
16 Tickets-$50.00
25 Tickets-$75.00
35 Tickets-$100.00

Silent Auction
Bidding starts today
Final Bids accepted at the Walk until 12:30 pm 09/10
Bidder is responsible for shipping

FestiFair Arts & Crafts Festival

Uptown Marysville

Saturday September 10th

9 a.m.- 4 p.m.


With over 150 unique vendors! FestiFair Arts & Crafts Festival is held every September on the first Saturday following Labor Day  in historic Uptown Marysville. FestiFair is one of Central Ohio’s largest outdoor arts and crafts festivals featuring more than 140 vendors!. Occurring on the Uptown Square, attendees have a wide selection of crafts including basketry, carvings, seasonal décor, folk art, garden art, glassware, jewelry, metal work, quilts, paintings, and much more!

Clintonville Arts & Music Festival

Whetstone Park

Saturday September 10th

10 a.m.- 6 p.m.


Clintonville Arts & Music Festival, an annual celebration of Clintonville’s creative community, returns Saturday, Sept. 10, at Whetstone Park!
Hosted by Experience Clintonville, this one-day neighborhood arts festival features local artisans, live music performers and food from Weiland’s Market.
The family-friendly lineup includes a few entertainers chosen to appeal specifically to kids, and a kids’ area with music, crafts and a bounce house will round out the fun at this free festival.

10th Annual Lithopolis Honeyfest

Friday  ( 3-7 p.m.)

Saturday (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.)



Free admission. parking and shuttle…Saving the planet, One honey bee at a time! Call 614-829-7355 for details

Chad Cochran, Closing Reception, All Good Things

Door 142

Fredericktown Ohio

Saturday September 10th

6-10 p.m.


Come celebrate and join the closing reception! Enjoy the Tomato Show and stop by for some food and art. This will be the last night of the exhibit and I would like to keep as many pieces of art in Knox County as possible!

Moonlight Market

Gay Street

Saturday September 10th

6-11 p.m.


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  the next Moonlight Market on Gay Street!

September Events: Second Sight Projects

Franklinton: Sullivant Street

Saturday September 10th

7-10 p.m.


All three residency spaces will be open! PLUS, we are unveiling the Faces of Franklinton community mural at Sign House! Stop out and take a look.

Max Adrian (at SECOND SIGHT STUDIO) Meet Kansas City textile artist Max Adrian and enjoy some of his studio work so far. Max has an impressive CV, works in soft sculpture, puppetry, exploring theatrical themes; and we are very lucky to be hosting him!

William Holbert (at SIGN HOUSE 737) New work by one of our long term artist residents. William Holbert has created this series of solvent transfers in reaction to recent violence against the LGBT community. His space will also be hosting some additional Max Adrian pieces.

Arts and Oddities Silent Auction (At SIGN HOUSE 735) Join in for an auction of collectibles and artwork donated by some great local talent. Proceeds will go to the general operating fund of Second Sight. All bidding starts at $50 or less.


Not Your Mama’s Craft Market/Artisan Pop-Up

Roosevelt Coffeehouse

Sunday September 11th

10 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Join Not Your Mama’s Craft Market at The Roosevelt Coffeehouse!
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, Not Your Mama’s Craft Market will feature 3-8 of the most talented Makers Ohio has to offer. Makers will be set up from 10am – 2pm ready to sell their goods while the nonprofit Coffeehouse cranks out the pastries and coffee for good!


Fiddle Fig Designs:

Lather & Stitch:

Kay K Designs:

The Tart Peach:

Cap City Creatives

Monthly Meeting: Rehab Tavern

Sunday September 11th

4-6 p.m.


September meeting is the weekend before Independents’ Day! CCC would like to get more information out to you and know for sure who are interested in being part of this event.
Here is the link to the Call for Artists.

Hot Times Community Music and Arts Festival

Olde Town East: Corner of Main and Parsons

Friday 5 p.m.- 12 a.m.

Saturday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.



The annual Hot Times Community Music and Arts Festival is an independent and all volunteer driven community arts and music festival in Columbus, Ohio. The location of the festival is a beautiful grassy area with mature hardwood trees providing the perfect spot to relax and enjoy music!

BUT WAIT!  There’s even something going on on Monday evening…

Business of Art: I am a Female Artist

Wild Goose Collective

Monday September 12th

6:30-8:30 p.m.


Women all over the world are fighting for rights to their bodies, sexual orientation, health care, equal pay, as well as equality for all people. Their voices are often diminished or ignored.
This month’s event is in conjunction with Columbus Cultural Arts Center‘s “DARE TO BE HEARD,” an exhibition giving women artists a platform to explore, discuss and have their voices heard on these issues. It all began with a post-it note. A visitor to The Columbus Cultural Arts Center wondered why there were no works by women depicted on a 25-foot timeline highlighting major cultural events and the art movements they inspired. This led the CCAC staff to explore why female artists have been excluded from the upper levels of the art world throughout the centuries (and even today.)
Please join WG as they discuss the challenges of being a woman artist and/or small business owner here in Central Ohio.



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