February Starts with Art

Last week I was so busy painting in my house that I didn’t have time to feature what was going on in the Central Ohio art scene but that changes NOW!  This weekend brings a variety of art to our fair city so check out what’s new and happening starting Friday…


The Table: Legs-N-Stuff, Amy Leibrand

Friday 6-8 p.m.


Photographer Amy Leibrand has some new-ish prints up at The Table. Come say hey during the opening reception on Friday, February 3 from 6-8 pm in the bar area.
Her work will be up through the end of February. ♥

3 Divergent Views

Marcia Evans Gallery

Saturday 5-7 p.m.


3 Women Print Printmakers from Phoenix Rising…..
Jennie Cross, Anne Cushman & Mary Woodworth

Young  Hearts 6: The Color of Love

Sean Christopher Gallery

Saturday 6-10 p.m.


Young Hearts 6: The Color of Love
Opening Reception, Saturday, February 4, 6-10pm with a Best of Show Award Presentation, 8pm

Exhibition continues thru February 25, 2017
Featured Artists: Katy Dai, Margaret Kammerer, Camille Luscher,
Anita Maharjan, Alayna Smith and Fan Su

Join us at Sean Christopher Gallery in Columbus’ nationally renowned Short North Arts District for our Sixth Annual Young Hearts Juried Exhibition featuring contemporary work by select Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) students, free admission. Our 2017 Young Hearts guest juror is Blake Turner, a native of Pasadena Texas, founder and owner of The Shed (a Columbus alternative exhibition and performance space), Visiting Art Lecturer at Denison University, and an alum of The Ohio State University with an MFA in Art and Technology (2016).

Image: Anita Maharjan, CCAD MFA candidate Class of 2018, “Bound by color” (detail), discarded grocery bags, fabric, acrylic paint, paper towels, 96 x 96, 2016

What is Intended to Be, Katie Hofacker

Stone Village Gallery

Saturday 5-7 p.m.


On Saturday, February 4, from 5-7 pm, Stone Village Art Gallery welcomes Katie Hofacker and her new exhibit, “What Is Intended to Be.” In addition to Katie’s next exhibit, wine and hor d’oeuvres will be served throughout the opening reception. We hope you will join in celebrating Katie’s new exhibit and supporting the local art community in Columbus.

In Katie’s own words: As an artist, the struggle is constant to make meaning of one’s surroundings and life. Trying to figure out the meaning of life is frequently a question asked in vain, however trying to discover the meaning of one’s own life is a question that has a more attainable, yet not always easier, answer. For me, this body of work explores not only a new style of creating, but also attempts to pose some of the essential questions that must be asked and answered in order to discover one’s own life meaning, or, stated more generally, what is intended to be. To create my work, I combine photo transfers, acrylic paint, oil pastel, and resin on canvas.

And then on Wednesday….

Breather & Bloom, Gloria Molyneux

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

Wednesday 5:30-7 p.m.


Please join us for the opening reception of Breathe & Bloom, an exhibition by Columbus artist Gloria Molyneux, the evening of Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Gloria felt Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) before she knew its name. She experienced mild secondary PTSD growing up from repeatedly hearing her closest loved ones tell stories of war, escape, refuge, and survival. However, she couldn’t fully understand until she experienced chaos and tragedy firsthand. Breathe & Bloom is Gloria’s first public visualization of how her brain has worked through trauma toward recovery and healing.

Through charcoal drawings and mixed media paintings, Gloria explores her experiences with and recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Gloria’s renderings of specific places and of the female body reflect recurring nightmares and isolation. However, through her later works, which are often collaborative pieces made alongside other survivors, she reflects on hope and lessons learned. “Sometimes, the darkness in our lives is due to our choices. Sometimes it is due to others’ choices. But I believe light can be found even in the darkest of nights,” Gloria writes in her artist’s statement.

Gloria’s work will be on display at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery through Friday, March 17, when she will hold an artist’s talk from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the gallery.


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