March Roars in with ART!

March starts with a roar!  So much to do this weekend and the sun is supposed to be shining so no excuse for cabin fever. Get out there and support the arts and support local…GET YOUR ART ON!
 Rebecca Kemper’s Dis)placed Children Gallery Exhibit
Global Gallery
3535 North High Street

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.
Artist Biography:
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.

And then…
The weekend starts on Friday evening with two of my favorite artists having show openings in the Short North before the craziness of the Gallery Hop…check them out
New Works by Kate Morgan
Marcia Evans Gallery
Friday 5:30-8 p.m.
Art Gallery opening for Artist Kate Morgan. She is an artist who appreciates the human form and the emotions within while exploring many mediums.
Beautiful H2O- Art by Justin Frehs
The Table
Friday 6-8 p.m.
Please join The Table for the opening reception of Beautiful H20 – Art by Justin Frehs. Happy hour specials will be available all night in the bar. Can’t make it to the opening? No worries, Justin’s ethereal watercolors will be on display through March. Stop in and support local art and eats!
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.
In addition…
Lindsay Gallery Opening Reception
Friday 6-9 p.m.
Art-making at it’s best, whether it comes from so called “outsider” artists or academically trained artists, is often the product of obsessions and the need to control them.
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.”

Then Saturday the art continues in a variety of locations…
Gallery Hop/Short North
The Art of the March
Stone Village Art Gallery
Saturday 5-7 p.m.
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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.

Pop-Up Art Show: Tona Pearson and Donna McCarty-Estep
Elevator 13th Floor Taproom & Brewery
Saturday 5-7 p.m.
Join artists Donna McCarty-Estep and Tona Pearson as they exhibit old and new works before heading down to other events in the Short North.
“Concentration 9: The Ninth Annual Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School Advanced Placement Student Exhibition” (Curated by Teresa Weidebusch).
Sean Christopher Art Gallery
Saturday 6-10 p.m.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio presents their “15th Anniversary Exhibition” in the Short North Arts District, Columbus -“Concentration 9: The Ninth Annual Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School Advanced Placement Student Exhibition” (Curated by Teresa Weidebusch).
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
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
Opening Reception
Saturday 7-10 p.m.

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.

Woomin Kim will exhibit a series of works that explore the differences between domesticity and wildness. Kim focuses on the placement of animals in a contemporary, urban setting. Taken from their original context and modified, Kim weaves and crochets sculptures made of fur harvested from used coats. The resulting forms parallel the depiction of animals in modern society– as characters in movies, as captives in zoos, as pets, etc.¬¬ Those presentations of animals, like Kim’s sculptures, are flattened, abstracted and homogenized versions of the original, done so to somehow obscure their natural state.
Artist Spotlight: 400 West Rich
Saturday 7-10 p.m.
This is a curated Artist Spotlight featuring local artists:
-Abiola Idowa
-Cory Davidson
-David Denniston
-Joanie Levine
-John Fadley Magee
-Pedro Prieto Jr.
-Splendor Revival
-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.
Glassquerade: Back to the 80’s
Glass Axis
DATE: March 4th
TIME: 7pm-12am
LOCATION: Glass Axis
MORE: Come celebrate Glass Axis’s 30th birthday at this annual fundraising party!

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

at the cash bar! Win great prizes from the evening’s raffle and of course support the arts of central Ohio in your favorite 80’s inspired outfit! Even pose next to a DeLorean and feel like you’re Back in the 80’s !

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

Sherrie Gallery

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:

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!


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