Valentine’s Day Got a Little Darker This Year

Sorry this post is a little late been that kind of week… but better late than never! Dark Love IV: Spells & Hexes is the theme of this year’s Vanderelli Room’s Valentine’s themed show.  The is just one of many things happening in and around Franklinton and Columbus this weekend. BUT that’s not all that’s happening. Many other shows and openings so… Check them out,  get out of the house and support local artists!

Starting Wednesday:

Opening Reception: Gloria Molyneux

Fresh A.I.R Gallery

5:30- 7 p.m.


Please join Fresh A.I.R. Gallery tonight and throughout February and March 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 frm 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the gallery.

Franklinton Fridays

Friday 7-10 p.m.


February’s Franklinton Friday event at 400 West Rich is a Special Edition! The party will be moved into the Strongwater Event Space! Lots of great vendors, artists from inside 400, 2 solo art exhibits AND the Strongwater bar will be OPEN for some great libations! So, grab a friend and make it a special night in Franklinton

AiNa TuRiaga and Steve Jebbett will both have artwork on display in the larger Strongwater event space during February’s Franklinton Friday!

Dark Love IV: Spells & Hexes

Vanderelli Room

Friday 7-10 p.m.


We’ve all been there. Unrequited love hits us in the pits of our stomachs and makes us into creatures we are not. In our attempts to garner the affections of those we most desire, we will go to any lengths. We have all wanted something we cannot have. How far have YOU gone? How far are YOU willing to go?
This year, Dark Love examines some of the most devious and dangerous methods we go through to get what we most desire. Join the artists in their  visual journey to explore these experiences with Spells and Hexes. You will see artist interpretations of triumphs and tragedies, and get a peek behind the curtain into the darkest depths of their hearts.
Lisa Belladonna and Phil Maneri will be performing freely improvised music on double bass, keyboards, and other instruments. Ambient, atmospheric, ethereal, beautiful, delicate, and powerful.
Learn about your future love life in our private parlor! Local reader and teacher Saoirse will be providing 15 minute tarot readings for $15. Cash only, no change made.

William Ortman Demo

Glass Axis

Friday 7-9 p.m.


Sherrie Gallerie and Glass Axis would like to invite you to a free glassblowing demonstration featuring William Ortman a Columbus, OH based glass aritst. Demonstration will take place on Friday, February 10th from 7-9pm at Glass Axis. RSVP your interest to Sherrie Gallerie at 614-221-8580 or

William Ortman graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2007 with a BFA in Glass Blowing. He currently lives and works in Cloumbus, OH and is constantly exploring new techniques in glass.

Be sure to then see his solo exhibition at Sherrie Gallerie from January 22-February 26th.


Besides all of the fun and celebrations in Franklinton…

Clayspace/Gallery 831

49 Things: Art by Peggy Mintun

Friday 6-9 p.m.


A collection of new and recent work by Peggy Mintun, abstract painter from Columbus. The art will be exhibited from February 10 until March 3, 2017…opening reception on February 10th, 6-9 pm.

The Honey House: Harvests & Habitats

Opening Reception

Friday 5-8 p.m.


The Honey House is very pleased to invite you to our first artist reception showcasing the works of Evangelia Philippidis, Julianne Temple Kerns and James R. North.” Join us as we kickoff our first of many events here at the HH. A little music, a few libations and you!”

Ghost Forest: Char Norman

Columbus Cultural Arts Center

Opening Reception 

Friday 6-8 p.m.


Join Columbus Cultural Arts Center   for the opening of Char Norman‘s beautifully disturbing “Ghost Forest” multi-media Exhibit, which juxtiposes humankind’s ongoing need for and destruction of nature. Light hors d oeuvres.

Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art

Opening Reception

Friday 6-9 p.m.


Solo show featuring new studio works from  Mireya Schoo & Jorge Vales. A unique & special Mother & Son showing.
….Select wines
….expertly prepared culinary treats
….casual attire
….plenty of parking

Vintage Vamp Open House

Saturday and Sunday 10-5


Join artist /designer Teresa Morbitzer of  Vintage Vamp Jewelry at her semi-annual open house.For the fun and funky woman who like unique designs handcrafted with vintage elements and sparkly things! Check out FB event:

Drawing on Inner Strength:  L’Andrae Bradley

Hearts United for One Billion Rising

Second Sight

Saturday 11 a.m.



In conjunction with Hearts United For One Billion Rising, Second Sight will be presenting the artwork of L’Andrae Bradley, a mixed-media artist originally from Lima, Ohio who now resides in Columbus. Bradley works mainly in pen and ink, markers, and watercolor, and his work is inspired by meditation, an awareness of impermanence, and his involvement at the Shambala Meditation Center.



Now in its fourth year, Hearts United is an art project and community convening that is open to all Franklinton neighbors, Columbus artists, and any adults or children who want 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.


Wild Goose Creative

Saturday 7 and 9 p.m. shows


Poetry. Live Music. Food.

Saturday February 11, 2017

Show [A]: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM or
Show [B]: 10:00 PM – midnight!

Advance Tickets:


And then on Monday, the series continues…

Business of Art: How to Use GCAC

Wild Goose Collective

Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m.


The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) is a treasure trove of resources for artists and creative entrepreneurs in Central Ohio. But many do not realize what is available to them… Let our panel of passionate GCAC professionals discuss applying for individual artist and organization grants, getting involved with the Columbus Arts Festival and more! At this event we will get to know our GCAC, specifically:

Jami Goldstein
–VP Marketing/Columbus Makes Art
Lacey Luce
–Marketing/Social Media/Columbus Makes Art
Alison Barret
–Grants & Services Director; Organization Grants
Sean Kessler
Columbus Arts Festival Manager
Nick Dekker
–Marketing/Ohio Event Finder/Columbus Makes Art
Keya Crenshaw
–Grants & Services Coordinator, Artists

A career in the arts can be sustainable with the right base knowledge. Join us on the second Monday of every month for a free panel discussion on career development and art-centric entrepreneurship. The events run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the discussions beginning promptly at 6:40 and networking starting at 7:40.

Hosted by Jesse Jones

Food is generously provided by Acre


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