This original showing will display paintings that explore the complicated emotional toll of lack of opportunities, resources and stability caused by economic segregation in our communities. One of the most violent displacements that can occur is the inability to stay in one’s home. The emotionality around displacement will be presented through a series of square acrylic paintings, all prepped in the same way however each being affected by their position differently. Each color field composition will represent the emotional effect of such injustices upon the development of the painting, representing the development of an individual.
Dis)placed Children hopes to humanize such social justice issues that are at the heart of the nonprofit artist residency, Second Sight Project in Franklinton, responsible for youth outreach events such as “Faces of Franklinton” and supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. A portion of the art sales from the showing will go to Second Sight.
Rebecca Kemper received her formal artistic training at the Knowlton School of Architecture, is the founder of Equitable Urban Futures and is an artist affiliated with Second Sight Project, an artist residency in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Her work often mirrors her research interests concerning social justice and the city.
She is the grandniece of American painter, L.B. Porter, known for pioneering the female form into pastoral Southwestern landscape compositions.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:Justin Frehs is a self-taught artist and has been painting since he was six years old. He has participated in many contests and art shows and won scholarships to Columbus College of Art and Design, Pratt institute and The Ohio State University. Justin took a break from art for many years and recent move back to Columbus, Ohio, restarted his art career with several successful art shows and countless private commissions. Justin also taught watercolor painting classes at Central Ohio Watercolor Society and Picasso’s Studio.
Amber Groome tells stories of her struggles as a woman fighting mental illness. She puts the pain into her polymer clay dolls, obsessively organizes them in boxes, and then exorcizes the demons by sending them out into the world. In recent years Groome has begun showing her collage and watercolor work that expands on these themes, and the two edged swords of domesticity and faith.
Deborah Griffing says she has become unsettled by the awareness that what we perceive as our reality is not a static certainty but a delicate landscape that can shift unexpectedly. She uses her art to sort through, mull over, and adjust to an ever-changing existence. “ I often feel as though I’m a traveler creating destinations; places where I can unleash my obsessive tendencies, wallow in repetitive details, all the while maintaining a satisfying sense of control.”
On Saturday, March 4, from 5-7 pm, Stone Village Art Gallery will host a group exhibition by local women artists. These creative and powerful women have been inspired by the recent March on Washington as well as the marches witnessed around the world.
The show will feature works by Sonya Lucas, Katie Hofacker, Lisa M. McLymont, Mindy McFann, Michol Childress, Laura Weiser, Christin Hutchinson, Peggy Mintun, and Amanda Cornelisse. Join them for this evening of celebrating women, celebrating art and celebrating the strength of solidarity.
Opens with a Gallery Hop Reception on Saturday evening, March 4, 6-10pm and continues thru March 25, 2017 (admission is free) during our regular gallery hours.
815 N High St, Suites H & N, Columbus Ohio https://www.facebook.com/seanchristophergalleryohio/
Regular Gallery Hours: W-F 3:30pm-5:30pm, non-Hop Sats 1:30pm-3:30pm, and M-Sun by Appointment.
Columbus Fort Hayes AP art students spend their entire academic year focused on a chosen individuated “concentration” to guide them in creating a series of works that exemplify theme-based continuity and overall excellence in visual execution. Works are typically suitable for a college admissions portfolio. All artworks are completed under the tutelage of long-time Fort Hayes art teacher, Shot Tower gallery director, and dear friend to Sean Christopher Gallery, Teresa Weidnebusch.
Image: Malakiya Brown, “City Life”, digital art
ROY G BIV Gallery presents work by Alicia Little and Woomin Kim. The work of both artists will be on display March 4–25 at 997 N High St. Hours: 1 to 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Alicia Little will exhibit a series of abstract sculptures that fluctuate between familiarity and obscurity. Little covers plaster or paper forms in coats of pastel latex paint. Her sculptures lean against walls and slouch over, posturing and gesturing towards weakness or vulnerability. At times the forms reference something figural and at other times they look completely foreign. The deflated shapes are at odds with the smooth paint they are covered in, providing the work with a sense of the precariousness and tension a body might experience while simply existing in space.
-John Fadley Magee
-Pedro Prieto Jr.
-YeYe & The UkeleleMill St. Distillery will be sampling their award winning spirits all night as well!
Whether you like art, fashion, or networking this will be an event you don’t want to miss! You will meet and interact with the artists as well as other influences in the community. Light drinks and refreshments available.
Go back to the 80’s at this event and enjoy live music by The Reaganomics! Feel the heat while watching Glassblowing Demonstrations! Experience fragile fashion at the annual Glass Fashion Show! Plus enjoy unique grilled cheese creations by Melty Crue Food Truck and one-of-a-kind spirits and cocktails by Karate Cowboy
Tickets are available now!
Member Discounts Available! Presale are -$50 At the door -$60
And Sunday the art and fun continue!
Julie Woodrow : Impossible Optimism
Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
March 5 – April 15, 2017
694 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Free parking behind the gallery!
Preview the exhibition: www.sherriegallerie.com/julie-woodrow
Columbus Idea Foundry
Spring Open House
Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit the shop Sunday, March 5th and check out the newly-launched co-working & office facility on the second floor. See how CIF has remodeled and is ready to support Central Ohio’s growing entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Work where it doesn’t feel like working in the heart of #Franklinton with views of the city and neighborhood flooded with natural light and exposed brick to keep your creativity inspired.
As always, the Makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work in the member marketplace, with demos of our tools & tech. Learn more about membership drive to lock in member rates before they raise in May!