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 Beeler Gallery Thursday 6-8 p.m. Amanda Hunt is … Continue reading
Well, I have been out of town for 3 weeks and have missed some great art happenings in Central Ohio as well as not posting about them sorry to say! So much to do in my new home and taking … Continue reading
Whew!!!!! It took me days to get this post together because there is SO much going on this weekend!!!! There is NO reason to sit on your couch this weekend; there’s more than enough to do… Friday starts with so … Continue reading
This is later than usual but I have been very busy in Florida getting work done on my new house and have not had the time! I apologize in advance if I have not covered all there is to do this weekend. Sorry to say I will miss most of it as I travel back to Ohio:(
First, there is a lot going on in Franklinton as usual for Franklinton Fridays..
Growing a Community
July 8th -9th
400 West Rich Street
Join 400 W Rich for a family friendly event to benefit Franklinton Gardens! As well as indoor and outdoor interactive projects, you can view and purchase art from our open group show (for info on how to participate: https://www.facebook.com/events/1698694543751231/ ). There will be food trucks, and raffle prizes, tasty libations, information about programming from our friends at the Franklinton Gardens, and wonderful live acts. Please stay tuned for updated information!
In an effort to expand the fun for more people, this is a TWO DAY EVENT!! Doors will be open during the day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to give the community more of a chance to grow together.
You can checkout Franklinton Gardens on Facebook by following this link:https://www.facebook.com/franklintongardens/?fref=ts
Healing Room: Heather Marks
Friday July 8th
7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Come out during Franklinton Friday and support the arts. Featured Art by Heather Marks, music performances by 99 Spirits and Interstates (Etc), and a pop up gallery by Cap City Creatives.
400 Days at 400 West Rich
Northern Gallery Area: Mylesant Lopez, Eric Shook and Randal Pearson
Friday July 8th
July 400 Days will be EXPLOSIVE! Not only we will be hosting a great benefit for Franklinton Gardens, but we will be hosting not 1 but 3 amazing and talented artists in the Northern Gallery Area! Mylesant Lopez, Eric Shook and Randal Pearson will be running the gammit with 2-D paintings, Sculptures and Metal Work! Please stop on out to check out what these artists have put together for you!
And, at the Gallery 831..
Nature’s Nooks & Crannies: Kay Jones
Cultural Arts Center
Friday July 9th
An artist’s greatest muse is nature with all of its glory. Come see the paintings and clay sculpture artworks of Kay Jones, each inspired by the beauty and tranquility of nature.
Growing Up Punk : Joey Knuckles
The Vanderelli Room
Saturday July 10th
This show is a retrospective look at the last 20 plus years of Joey Knuckles’ life creating art, music and mayhem in the American punk/hardcore scene … With a focus on Poster,t shirt, zine, album, flyer & tattoo arts with the sounds of DJ Scot Niemet and a possible small cover set by Yesterdays Youth …. Free PBR , good times , and a look at the lost art of real DIY EVERYTHING !!!!
And at the Gateway...
Crusties: Loren Collins
Friday July 9th
Join the fun for the opening night of “Crusties” by Columbus artist Loren Collins.
And at the Cultural Arts Center…
Futurismo: Tyler Bohm
Cultural Arts Center
Friday July 9th
Tyler Bohm’s creations of plexi, paint and imagination is a futuristic visual vocabulary that speculates about what’s coming next.
Then during the rest of the weekend…
Dublin Arts Council
D’Art Dash 5k Run/Walk
Saturday July 10th
Everyone’s favorite gallery cat is back and ready to lead Dublin Arts Council’s second annual D’Art Dash 5k Run/Walk! Inspired by D’Art the Dublin Arts Council (DAC) gallery cat, this 5k will raise funds to support DAC’s arts and arts education programming and our mission to engage the community, cultivate creativity, and foster life-long learning through the arts.
Thecostume contest is back this year with chances for children, adults and groups to win great prizes. Create a costume inspired by your favorite artist or piece of artwork, and show up ready to flaunt your fashions. Costumes are optional, but certainly encouraged!
Strollers will be allowed on the course for this family-friendly run/walk. Well-behaved dogs on non-retractable leashes are also welcome.
Registration is open now at runsignup.com/dartdash5k and includes t-shirt (size and availability guaranteed until two weeks prior to race day), race bib with timing chip (if timing is chosen), finisher’s award ribbon and costume contest entry for those who choose. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female finisher in each of nine age groups.
Homemade: Pop-Up Museum
McConnell Arts Center
Saturday July 10th
12:30- 3 p.m.
What is a pop-up museum? It is a temporary show created by the people who show up to participate! The arts center names the theme and you bring something that is related to the topic. It’s that simple! This pop-up show’s theme will be “Homemade” so please bring something handmade or homemade to share at the event! Light refreshments will be provided. Participants will have a chance to participate in an Ohio State Research Project.
Westerville Music & Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday
Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10a-7p
Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10a-5p
Now in its 43rd year, the 2016 Westerville Music & Arts Festival, sponsored by Heartland Bank and taking place on July 9 and 10, 2016, will be an action-packed event for the whole family!
The Westerville Music & Arts Festival features over 150 fine arts and crafts people from around the country, 15 food vendors, live entertainment from two stages, youth entertainment and activities and so much more!
The Music & Arts Festival offers something of interest for every age group! Bring your family, friends, neighbors…everyone will have a great time!
Our artful city starts hopping tonight and the fun continues throughout the weekend with the arts festival, Alternative Fashion Mob, Pizzuti Collection, OSU Urban Arts Space and so much more. There is NO excuse for being bored or staying home … Continue reading
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There is soooooooooooooooo much going on this weekend that there is absolutely NO EXCUSE to not get your butt out of the house and get your art on!!!!
First for the Babes among the crowd…
The Wonder Jam
Thursday September 10th
Hey babes, summer is on its last leg, so let’s get together for another hurrah! Everyone is really stoked to bring the babes together again for our 4th edition (woah). There will be a catch up to speed on current + upcoming projects, and hear from another totally Top Notch Babe. Come drink Manhattans with the babes (BYOWhiskey) or BYOB per usual. At the last event many of you brought along snacks, so please feel free to keep that communal spirit alive!
Thank you to The Wonder Jam for offering up their rad warehouse space to accommodate the growing babe population.
The schedule of the night’s events is as follows.
6:30-7:00 – Babes, Booze, & Music
-Come out and mingle, have a drink if you please, and get comfortable.
7:00-8:00 – Babe Session
– sharing updates on the coloring book, and will announce some changes, growth, and ways to better connect you with all the babes.
8:00-8:30 – Top Notch Babe
-Another inspiring babe will join us to share her passions + story.
8:30-9:30 – After Party
– Stick around for additional babe badassery (and maybe even a dance party.)
The babes are really excited to see you, whether you’re a new or seasoned babe. All babes are welcome! Seriously, you don’t need a formal invitation.
HUGE thanks to the killer event sponsors : Death to the Stock Photo, Creative Community Group, The Micro Harvest, Compton Construction, LLC, and our hosts, The Wonder Jam.
AND Friday is hopping with Franklinton Fridays…Check out all that will be going on in the Franklinton Arts District Friday night, Short North and on campus!!!
Adjunct Potluck 2015
30 W. Woodruff
EASE welcomes you back to class with our annual ode to the unsung heroes of the American academic industry, the adjunct. Come sample the talents of this year’s roster. And never fear; our potlucks are always botulism-free.
September 11 – October 3;
Opening reception Friday, September 11, 7-9.
Then Short North!
Construction, deconstruction and reconstruction… are the tearing apart and building up of images to get closer to their essence. Milwaukee welder Kendall Polster repurposes scrap metal for his sculptures and says that their birth in smoke and fire is itself a form of performance art. Columbus artist Troy Stith starts with sketchy painted portraits and then builds them up with layers of scavenged materials to represent our thoughts, experiences and feelings.
The Art Of Logan Schmitt
Franklinton Arts District Gallery
480 W. Town Street
Join the Franklinton Arts District at our Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on August 14th as we feature the art of Logan Schmitt! The opening will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on Friday September 11th and will be on view until Sunday October 4th (by appointment).
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Urban Scrawl Gallery showcases the studio work of artists who have participated in past Urban Scrawl mural events. Visit the neighborhood during Franklinton Fridays to see what the entire creative community of Franklinton has to offer!
Peace, Love, Bling
Ethical Arts Collective
It happens only once a year- the entire collection as well as all of samples are 50% off.
Visit the Girl Cave during Franklinton Friday, sip champagne and pick up some treasures for your fall jewelry wardrobe.
Man, I’ve been a slacker with posting in the last three weeks. Between recovering from this stinking surgery, a 10 day trip to Florida and getting back into the ‘real’ world this week, I just haven’t been motivated. BUT all of the great things going on this weekend have inspired me, if a little on the late side, to get crackin’!
So, here’s what’s happening this weekend, that I know of!
Vintage Vamp Studio Open House
Bring on Spring with Bling with one of my fav jewelry artists Vintage Vamp Open House this Friday, April 10, 3 to 6pm!
Get 20% off entire purchase Friday night only. Sat. 11 to 5. At Vintage Vamp Studio,Lathrop Street, German Village
Ethical Arts Collective
Come visit the artists, movers and shakers of Ethical Arts Collective onFranklinton Fridays. We’ll feature pop-up food with Azteca catering, Patrick Wayner‘s (one of my fav artists!) artwork in the Rich Street Gallery, several visiting artists, a new and improved pear….yes, it’s back! and spring weather.
779 East Long Street
CCAD‘s annual, off-campus illustrative gallery show! Come see some of the best student work selectively chosen by a group of practicing professionals. Stay for food, live music, good art and the reveal of our top three winners. This year the event is being hosted at a new venue so check it out!
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ROB JONES
Show Runs: April 5 – 26
Reception – Friday April, 10
(6pm – 9pm)
Columbus artist Rob Jones takes over the Tacocat Gallery to show is unique, painterly portraits of loved ones as superheroes in this solo exhibition. Rob’s brash, no-nonsense paintings are a staple of the Columbus art scene and Tacocat is proud to host this prolific artist in our first single-artist exhibition. Ajumama Food Truck will also be on hand serving it’s amazing and delicious Korean street food.
As an awareness of artists in the community, Tacocat Cooperative has chosen a select group of artists to spotlight. The Tacocat Cooperative Artist Spotlight allows artists who have shown a high level in quality in the production of their work, a professionalism about their previous opportunities, and a positive attitude toward the community. The goal being that these solo opportunities for selected artists to show their work will allow them a greater platform for success with their artistic goals.
400 Days–Franklinton Fridays
400 West Rich Street
Another 400 DAYS show this time featuring art from the amazingly talented Joshua James Stewart! Enjoy his whimsical works, and some awesome spring weather on your April tour of Franklinton Fridays!
“The Road Won’t Love You”
On view dates: April 10 thru April 25th 2015
Gallery reception date: April 10th
This show is rooted in Michael Bush’s traditional abstractions and the study of creative collaboration. Inspired by artistssuch as Rothko, Richter, de Kooning and Bourguignon, Michael’s takes on the movement of abstraction have a dreamscape feel that is completely original. As an active member of the Columbus arts community, Michael continually draws creative and personal encouragement from his contemporaries. This exhibit is composed of collaborative works between himself and other local standout artists, including Stephanie Rond, Dan Gerdeman, Lisa McLymont, AJ Vanderelli and Chris Tennant.
For the show, Michael created an abstraction for each artist to then create work on top of, with or inspired by. The interpretations are refreshing and exciting examples of modern creative collaboration and the conversation of what one’s art means to others
Unfortunately, I missed this opening on Tuesday evening but you can still check out the show at Dublin Arts Council!
Family and Friends
Barbara Vogel and Marjorie Bender
April 7 – May 16, 2015
Dublin Arts Council
Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends offers a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives: those with our families and friends. Bender and Vogel have both exhibited extensively in the Columbus area. Bender is best known for her clay sculptures, but also produces and exhibits drawings and paintings. Vogel’s background is in photography. Many of her works continue to connect to photographic images, often in unexpected ways. The artists excel in conveying the many dimensions of our closest relationships and in utilizing humor — sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark — to undercut sentimentality. Family and Friends brings together earlier and more recent works by both artists and will feature a new collaborative project that pays homage to a number of their mutual friends and mentors.
Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details: www.dublinarts.orgor 614.889.7444.
TOMORROW,SATURDAY APRIL 11:
Hayley Gallery is so excited to welcome Shannon Godby to his 3rd solo show, entitled “Beyond the Familiar” opening this Saturday, 4/11 from 5 to 9 pm.
AND…SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Alternative Fashion Mob’s Fashion Week is only 1.5 weeks away!
April 18th- 25th
Once again, the Mobsters have planned an amazing week of activities to celebrate alternative fashion designers here in the Columbus area. Check out how to purchase tickets for all events including the finale on April 25th at Columbus Idea Foundry at:
The week kicks off with this:
Opening Night Runway Show
Land- Grant Brewery Company
START ALTERNATIVE FASHION WEEK OFF WITH A BANG!
Kick off Alternative Fashion Week 2015 with a runway show of 8 of Columbus’ most killer emerging and specialty designers.
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE PRE-SHOW HAPPY HOUR AND FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE SEATING
Celebrate before the show with cocktails and specialty beers at Land Grant Brewery. Then join us at the runway for a show of spectacular mini-collections.
Indulge in a three-course brunch while eight local designers show us their take on the
LITTLE BLACK DRESS.
The Chintz Room
11-1 p.m. April 19th
Tickets are $40.00 and include:
-A cocktail (Bloody Mary or Mimosa)
-Quiche with Breakfast potatoes and greens
* there will be a vegetarian option
-A dessert tart (determined by the freshest fruit available)
Extra cocktails will be available for an additional charge.
Click on the link below to purchase tickets!
Also, during April:
ROY G BIV Gallery
5-7 each evening
This month, Jennifer Hansen Gard’s “Relational Table” transforms our gallery into a gathering place for shared meals. Each evening from 5-7 one host prepares a meal for one guest, and the next night that guest becomes the host and invites a new guest, and so on. Each night reveals a little more about interrelationships in our community.
Despite the cold weather, I am happy to be back home so that I can once again get out there and see all the creativity this town has to offer. I have had a spectacular weekend, getting together with the ladies of CAW for their Pink Crow Party, stopping by The Vanderelli Room, Ethical Arts Collective and the Winter Market at 400 West Rich before heading to Bexley to check out the new shop featuring local artisans, Urban Emporium.
The Pink Crow was a hoot! 20+ wonderfully talented women, some I know already (some I’ve already featured here on my blog) and some I am just getting to know. We had a fun time with a twist on a White Elephant gift party where we actually got to vie for art from each attending member. It was so much fun to steal from others, hear about the art and come home with an amazing piece of art titled “Tangled” by one of the new members (I’m a newbie too!) It was great fun with lots of giggles and often times raunchiness!!! A wonderful springboard for the weekend!
Saturday was eventful with a trip to Franklinton first. I stopped by The Vanderelli Room first to take in the “It’s Saturday Morning Somewhere” exhibit before it is taken down. Loved it!!! (https://www.facebook.com/thevanderelliroom)Ran into AJ Vanderelli, Ralph Walters, Amy Leibrand, Jenn Brewster and Pigrim Heidi Kambitsch. The exhibit was phenomenal!!!! Such creative takes on cartoon characters with a true variety of mediums. I was thrilled that I got to see it as I missed the opening and chance to wear PJ’s last weekend:( They even had cereal left! While there, we got really crazy and decided that the restroom needed a name (now called The Poopington) complete with all types of art and including AJ’s catch from last night’s Pink Crow, an old telephone re-created into a REAL conversation piece by Pilgrim Heidi.
Five of us had our pics taken on the porcelain throne while talking on said phone (I even got to have AJ’s dog, Harley, join me!) It was unanimous…The Poopington will now be a ‘reservations only’ facility so make sure you call ahead before making the trek to the gallery!!! HeHeHe!!!
From there, I made my way over to peruse the events and vendors at the Winter Market at 400 West Rich. Great event! Lots of unique vendors with food for both humans and doggies available along with jewelry, candles, art and more. Plus they had an art table where you could sit and create.
Sara King was hosting a modeling gig complete with several photographers and make up artists, including Jim Parker and Bobbi Jo Gonzalez (both previously featured artists). (https://www.facebook.com/sarakingbeautymua?fref=ts)
Got a chance to talk to Bobbi Jo and watch some of the action there before hitting the Peace Love Bling jewelry sale in another studio/office where I got to meet co-founder/Creative Director, LeAnne Johnson Absalom. (https://www.facebook.com/PeaceLoveBling)
I was very impressed with my conversation with her and learning more about the company that she co-founded with Kimberley Todd.The company’s premise is that every woman deserves to wear genuine jewelry for less than the cost of the ‘fake stuff’ while creating dignified job opportunities for women globally. LeAnne has an extensive background in corporate sales and marketing management and has lived in London, New York and Miami.
We are lucky that she recently settled into new digs here in Columbus and opened their international office in The Ethical Arts Collective. Not only do they want to make beautiful jewelry affordable, they support Dress for Success and the Ohio Domestic Violence Network as well as other humanitarian efforts that are close to the hearts of their customers. Purchases of Peace Love Bling designs support women business owners and artists as well as causes that help disadvantaged women find stability and dignity for themselves and for their families. WOW! She and I discussed an interview in the near future so stay tuned!
Last but certainly not least, was a trip to Bexley to check out friend and artisan, Jen Roy‘s new shop, Urban Emporium (https://www.facebook.com/ShopUrbanEmporium). She and three other artisans began planning this small but classy boutique last fall and had their grand opening on Thursday evening. Located 2 doors up from the Drexel Theater, this little gem features all local artisans’ work ranging from hair adornments, jewelry and scarves to glass pieces, soaps, cosmetics and clothing. Formerly a jewelry store, Jen and her partners jumped at the chance to secure this prime location and have turned it into a stylish boutique that I hope is around for a long time!
She and her partners have also agreed to meet with me so stay tuned for more info about them in the coming months. But in the meantime, make a trip to the east side and check out the store!
Although I didn’t attend the first Basic Sewing class at the Fabric Resource Center taught by Alternative Fashion Mob’s Kelli Martin, I heard it was also a huge success! More classes and a variety of get-togethers are on tap for this new addition to the Columbus Idea Foundry/ Franklinton Arts District so check them out for more info: https://www.facebook.com/AlternativeFashionMob
The rest of the day was spent lazing at home, reading with the company of my critters and resting up for all the fun things that are coming up next week….stop back in a few days to read about upcoming events and learn more about another talented lady, Tammy Perakis Wallace!
PoorBoyz Produce || Urban Farms of Central Ohio
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams || Vivre La Vie
Team Wearbear || Phyllis & Hazel || Bud Whitley’s Garage
Novo Terra Farm || Candle with a Cause || potsbydi
Etsy Team Columbus (ETC) || Fincachocolate.
Splash of Sherri || Sharon’s Delicious Bread
The STEAM Factory || Root Dub || Soaps and Suds
Boline Apothecary, Limited || Deconstruction Empire
Kevin Russell Ceramics || Columbus Idea Foundry
Actual Roastery || Britt’s Sweet Shop
Enclosed vessels carry such a rich history in both their contents, their creation and the reflections of the society that created them. Devon seeks to further understanding of the “format” across mediums – shape, texture, primary mass, usability, ceremony, rhythm, shoulder, mouth, and lid – the common language of the hollow vessel.
With this event, it is the curator’s hope to tie together wood, glass, and ceramic by the common language they speak; Form. Since these genres share so many ideas, designs, inspirations, it seems appropriate that they share an exhibit. Devon is hoping this also fosters networking and connections between disciplines that will add more value to each artist’s work and create opportunities for collaboration, promotion and elevation of value in their collective work.
Downtown Chillicothe Christmas Open House
Ring in the start of the holidays in historic, downtown Chillicothe! The Downtown Associates present their annual Christmas Open House with festivities happening throughout the weekend. November 21st – 23rd Friday. Participating shops open until 8:00pm 6:00pm- Tree Lighting Ceremony (Yoctangee Park entrance) Renaissance Singers will be performing following the lighting ceremony Santa… for more info: http://chillicothedowntown.com/2014/11/11/downtown-christmas-open-house/
How about a quiet afternoon of wine and art to kick off the holiday season?
Sound good? Then the 17th annual Wine Tasting and Art Show set for Nov. 22 at the historic Grand Restaurant and Tavern in Waverly might be for you.
The doors will open at noon offering award-winning wines from Ohio wineries, complimented by cheeses, luscious desserts and fruit. This year’s offering features several wineries not previously showcased at this event, which organizers think will add some extra allure for returning patrons.
The art portion of the day will be presented by the Pike Art Guild and is an annual feature that organizers say seems to get better every year. The art will be presented for sale and can be viewed throughout the day. Attendees can cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award and then see if their pick wins.
Don Perry, from the Cleveland area, will perform his bluesy sounds of saxophone and song. His renditions of old and new favorites and some of his own compositions will add to the atmosphere of the day.