As always, the second weekend of the month features Franklinton Fridays but there is more to do and see this weekend as well. The art starts tonight at CCAD!
Visiting Curator: Amanda Hunt
Thursday 6-8 p.m.
Amanda Hunt is Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her exhibitions there have included Black Cowboy; Tenses: Artists in Residence 2015-16, Rashaad Newsome: THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE, Lorraine O’Grady: Art Is…, In Profile: Portraits from the Permanent Collection, and the group exhibition A Constellation. Hunt is the curator of inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd, a multi-site public art initiative in four Historic Harlem Parks, on view through July 25, 2017. Hunt curated Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Oregon, and was a curator at the non-profit art space LA><ART from 2011 to 2014. Hunt helped to produce two major initiatives in Los Angeles, including the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, co-produced by LA><ART and the Getty Research Institute, and Made in LA 2012, the first Los Angeles biennial organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LA><ART.
Hunt also served as Curatorial Assistant for the Los Angeles City Pavilion for the 9th Shanghai Biennale in 2012. She has worked at various galleries and institutions including Whitechapel Gallery, London; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hunt holds her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Hunt will talk at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit beelergallery.org.
Visions from India
Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
On View March 10 – October 28, 2017
The public opening of the Pizzuti Collection‘s upcoming, groundbreaking exhibition, Visions From India.
Visions From India is a celebration full of color, innovation, and delight with large-scale installations, lush colorful paintings, video works, and remarkable sculptures from the 21st century. The exhibition will showcase two significant Columbus-based collections, Transforming Vision: 21st century art from the Pizzuti Collection and The Progressive Master: Francis Newton Souza from the Rajadhyaksha Collection, offering an unprecedented look at modern and contemporary art from India.
Visions From India celebrates artists who proffer their own paths that link them to India and the rest of the world. They show us the plurality and wonder that makes any place a home, a nation, an idea, and an inspiration. Visions From India is a remarkable gathering and an opportunity to state again that “US IS THEM,” that artists from all nations are part of our global community. The multiple paths of this exhibition do not end in a neat bow or a closed circle – they reach out and connect to all of the other places – Havana, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Dakar, Tel Aviv, Shanghai – where artists are doing the essential work of translating our ineffable present into collective synthesized visions of wonder.
$12 General Admission
Free to Students of all ages
Complimentary Admission to Educators & School Administrators during Educators Appreciation Months [February – March]
For more information, please contact Philip Kim, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at email@example.com or 614-300-3567.
To schedule a tour, please contact David Butler, Education & Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-300-3577.
Also on Friday…
This month the theme for the entire event is Silence is Death. Art can be experienced throughout Franklinton so make sure to make your way to all of the studios and galleries!!
This neighborhood exhibition explores the social and political role of creatives to ignite change, empower the people and challenge hatred in our community.
We UNITE to celebrate OUR HUMANITY. We UNITE to take a STAND AGAINST HATE. We have the POWER to eliminate hate when we are UNITED.
All GREAT revolutions are fueled by CREATIVES.
Curated by: Alicia Jean Vanderelli, Dana Harper, and Tona Pearson
Planning committee: Dana Harper, Gaye Reissland, Heidi Madsen, Hakim Callwood, Callie King, Lisa Steward, and Lynne Bieber
Inclusion – Promenade Gallery, 400 West Rich
The two solo exhibitions this month will be Brittni Stump and John Fadley-Magee in the 2nd floor galleries. Silence is Death will be featured in the main Promenade Gallery downstairs. There’ll also have open artist studios as well as programming from The STEAM Factory!
Locker Room Talk – 129 Studios
The Pussy Grabs Back – The Vanderelli Room
7- 11:55 p.m.
Make Mine America – AWL (artist wrestling league) Headquarters
Soapbox- Lundberg Industrial Arts
**20% of sales will be donated (distributed evenly) to Gladden House, Planned Parenthood, Standing Rock and the ACLU.**
Columbus Idea Foundry: Silence is Death/ Franklinton Fridays
Making America Create Again
Friday 7-9 p.m.
The Idea Foundry is excited to be participating in the community art event Franklinton Fridays and the Silence is Death art show. This month they will be hosting artist’s videos and spoken word performances in their brand new event space! The maker space will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7 pm-9 pm to go on a tour and partake in the art experience.
And then on Saturday…
Open Door Studios: Tell It Like It Is!
Saturday 5-7 p.m.
Please join Open Door Studios Saturday, March 11th from 5-7 pm for the first opening of 2017, Tell It How It Is!
Columbus-based artist Dan Gerdeman and Open Door artist Rex Lynch Tell It How It Is! These two artists present an exhibition comprised of stylized characters accompanied by tongue-in-cheek text that will make viewers smile as they ponder the positives and pitfalls of day-to-day life.
Tell It How It Is will be on view from March 11 – March 31, 2017
Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.