October Starts With ART!

Zassy’s Treasures Fall Barn Sale & Vendor Market 6079 Grove City Road Friday and Saturday Located in Grove City, Ohio – Please join in for the Annual Fall Barn Sale & Vendor Market! September 29th-October 1st •VIP Preview Shopping NIght• Thursday, September 29th … Continue reading

The ART is Where It’s At This Week!!!!

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

Jazz, Ribs, Gardening and Birthdays Galore

  • I am bummed that I won’t be able to share in the fun that will be happening this weekend and the next couple of weeks because I am heading out of town but don’t feel too sorry for me as I am going to Florida and hoping for sunshine… I promise to try to bring some back to our soggy city!  Until then, I will continue to be in touch with all of you through my blog!
  • ENJOY!
  • Jazz and Rib Fest
  • Arena District

    July 17th-19th

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    There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with hot ribs and cool jazz! Featuring the finest local, regional, and international jazz artists on three stages, the 36th annual Jazz & Rib Fest will offer a diverse lineup of artists guaranteed to satisfy the cravings of any jazz connoisseur while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken, and more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights.

    Headliners Include: David Sanborn, Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX featuring Marion Meadows, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, John Pizzarelli Quartet, and Red Baraat.

    For more information visit: www.HotRibsCoolJazz.org

    Scioto Gardens 9th Annual Gardening and Arts Festival

    Saturday July 18th

    9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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    Celebrating Art in the Garden. Artists & craftsmen, plants, live music, and food all nestled in a natural setting. Free gardening workshops.

    The Vanderelli Room

    Silent Auction and Birthday Party

    Saturday July 18th

    7-10 p.m.

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    Please join the Roll Call: Artists Unite July 18th from 7pm to 10 pm, at the Vanderelli Room, for ROLL CALL: Artists uniting to benefit the Vanderelli Room. A silent auction of works created by many of Columbus’ finest artists will be held to upgrade, continue, and expand it’s community projects.
    The Vanderelli Room will be celebrating Alicia’s (AJ) Vanderelli’s 40th Birthday and auctioning off artwork to raise money for the gallery. There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction for commission work. Silent auction pieces will have a starting bid price determined by the artist and if the piece sells the artists can decide to donate 50% 75% or 100% of the proceeds to the gallery. The commission auction will be live and the auctioneer will show slides of an artists work and the audience will bid to have that artist create a piece for them. Size and other limitations will of course be presented as well as making sure the buyer understands they will be working under guidelines from the artist and the artist will not be asked to create anything outside of their style or comfort zone. The artist can then decide what percentage (50/75/100) they want to donate to the gallery once complete.

Cap City Creatives Birthday

  • AJ’s Cafe
  • July 20th-August 15th
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  • Cap City Creatives (CCC) is turning 6!
    Please join them in celebrating our birthday at AJ’s Cafe this year. New work from several of their artists will be on display.A closing reception and birthday party will be held on a date TBA.

  • MadLabs
  • Young Writers’ Short Plays
  • 8 p.m. each night
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  • MadLab has selected 9 plays from almost 60 submissions from area young playwrights. This year’s playwrights range from high school freshmen to seniors, and two students are veterans, returning to the program for the second time.FRIDAYS
    7/10, 7/17, 7/24
    Cards
    Pop Up Ads and Murder
    Marigolds
    Confidence, Inc.
    SATURDAYS
    7/11, 7/18, 7/25
    Post Mortem
    Edward
    Clues
    Landlines
    Stereotypes Anonymous

Rain Rain Go Away!!! Too Much Outside to Do….WE DON”T NEED YOU!

The forecast is for another soggy weekend here in the capitol but there is sooooooooo muchto do this weekend that is outside, it better go away!!  Easton, Goodale Park and Comfest…keep your fingers crossed that it only rains at night!

16th Annual Easton Art Affair

Friday- Sunday

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Join Teresa Morbitzer (one of my fav jewelry artists!) of Vintage Vamp and so many other talented people at Easton this weekend! Part gallery. Part street fair. One hundred percent fun. Over one hundred artisans line the streets for the Easton Art Affair, a juried fine art show offering everything from paintings and photography to sculpture and hand-made jewelry. View the list of participating artists here: http://goo.gl/I6Ttez
Friday, June 26:
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 27:
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 28:
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

400 Farmer’s Market

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Saturday June 27

400 market

Fill up your Comfest picnic basket with local fruits, veggies, and sweets from our Farmers and Bakers this Saturday at the 400 Market!

Aromuku Food Truck will be here, there will be fun crafts at the kids art table, jams from DJ George Brazil, and Strongwater Food and Spirits will also be serving drinks and lunch. Stroll around the building, chill at the tables at the loading dock “porch”, and have a great Saturday! Check out all the great vendors this week.

Comfest 2015

Friday- Sunday

Goodale Park

June 26th-28th

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Head down to Goodale Park this weekend for the annual craziness that we call Comfest.  Art, crafts, music, food, kids’ activities, parties and just about anything else you can think of!  43 years of fun and creativity that celebrates Columbus and it’s uniqueness.  Kelli Martin of anti.label fashions is one of many local artists who will be selling their wares

Friday June 26 11:30 AM to 11 PM; Saturday June 27 11 AM to 9 PM;  Sunday June 28 9:30 AM to 8 PM

Some shows are closing this weekend so if you want a place to enjoy art but stay dry, here’s the ticket!

ROY G BIV Gallery

Artist Talk:Michael Gargiulo and Ash Moniz

2:30 p.m.

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Join Michael Gargiulo and Ash Moniz as they  talk about their work. Be sure to bring plenty of questions for a post-talk discussion with the artists. This will also be your last chance to see their exhibition.

Short North Tavern

Strange Characters: Donna McCarty Estep

Closing at end of month

donnaThis weekend is the last for Donna’s art to be displayed at Short North Tavern…not to worry though!  She will be back later!

934 Gallery

Collected Works of Rick Borg

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934 Gallery is pleased to present ‘The collected works of Rick Borg’. With more than 100 pieces of art on display, this exhibition represents over 30 years of the artists’ prolific output. Though Borg has formal art training his work is widely viewed as folk or outsider art and is deeply steeped in those traditions. Some of the works represented here have been in process for decades yet just recently finished, while others Borg finished long ago but kept hidden away, burried in the ever growing stacks of paintings that fill every square inch of his live-in studio. Most of the work is on view here for the first time, offering visitors a unique and in-depth look at the life and career of a visionary artist.

Rick Borg (b. 1958 in Columbus, Ohio) received his MFA from The Ohio State University. His works have been collected and exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in venues both radical and traditional, from bar rooms and barber shops to mansions and museums. Borg currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio at Milo Arts, a thriving artist community housed within an historic elementary school building.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sales and press inquires please email 934gallery@gmail.com

SNACK on These Events This Weekend

  • The coming weekend is calmer and a little more laid back than last weekend’s frenzy of activity with so much going on with the Arts’ Fest and Franklinton but there are some fun things to get into.  I’m happy to say that I will be exhibiting as part of the Snack Time show to open this Friday at Tacocat so please come out and see me!  More to do than that, too, so check out your options!

    Wondermelon---one of my pieces for Snack Time

    Wondermelon—one of my pieces for Snack Time

    Remnant: Residual: Remainder

    Arts Initiative OSU

    Hopkins Hall

    Thursday June 18th

    12-2 p.m.

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    Hilary Nicole Reed presents an interactive public activity utilizing photographic printing and a lunchtime picnic. Participants are invited to have a picnic on a piece of sensitized fabric, leaving imprints as they sit, stand, and lay on the piece. After developing the print, participants are invited back to the space for an artist talk, group discussion, and reflection.
    Duration of Exhibition:
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to Friday, June 19, 2015

    Snack Time

    Tacocat Collective Gallery

    Friday June 19th

    6-9 p.m.

    snack time
    Join us for Snack Time, a celebration of food and art. The reception will be a large potluck presented by the exhibiting artists.  Over thirty artists (including ME!) will be displaying their version of snacks/food with food that ‘matches’ their pieces!  Should be lots of fun so come out and support all of us!

    Lindsay Gallery

    Amber Groome/ Morri Jackson

    Opening Reception

    Friday June 19th

    6-9 p.m.

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    Two of Lindsay Gallery‘s longtime gallery artists are coming together for this show of new work.
    Morris Jackson‘s detailed drawings with microscopic patterns share obsessive yet humanistic qualities with Amber Groome‘s lovingly constructed doll and skull sculptures. This year Jackson was honored with the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award, and Groome’s work was featured at the 2015 New York Outsider Art Fair.

    Fabric Design Resource Center

    DIY Screeen Printing

    Columbus Idea Foundry

    Saturday June 20th

    12-2 p.m.
    DIY Screen Printing

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  • Shirts, totes, pillows, hats — you name it, you can print on it. And people LOVE that stuff! In this class you will learn the screen printing process; from image selection to burning the image on the screen.

    We’ll supply everything you need including pre-made screens to use, ink, and two (2) t-shirts for you to print on. If you would like to try your hand at transferring design on additional items — Ts, totes, pillow-cases, etc. — you may bring additional items. Make sure they’re at least 10″ x 10″ and are light in color. Also feel free to bring drinks or snacks if you want ’em. Be sure to wear clothes you can get messy as well!

    Taught by local fashion designer, owner of Anti.Label, and former Project Runway contestant and fan favorite, Kelli Martin.

    Class are all approximately 2-2.5 hours long and cost $40.

    Register here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51595182937971

    Fabric Columbus Design Resource Center
    421 W. State Street
    Columbus, OH

    Location & Parking: All classes occur at the Columbus Idea Foundry (421 West State Street, Columbus, OH 43215). Please do NOT park in the tiny lot next to the building. Instead, please park in any of the free or metered parking spaces that line State Street, McDowell Street, or Lucas Street, on all sides of the building. 

    23rd Annual Art on the Green

    Olde Worthington

    North High Street

    Saturday, June 20, 9:00-6:00 & Sunday, June 21, 11:00-5:00

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    On the Worthington Village Green at the intersection of Routes 23 & 161

    Celebrate the 23rd annual Worthington Art Festival sponsored by the Olde Worthington Business Association. The festival will take place on all four quadrants of the Village Green on Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continue on Sunday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    This juried show features more than 150 select artists and fine craftsmen from across the country exhibiting sculptures, ceramics, oils, watercolors, furniture, jewelry, fiber, glass, photography and mixed media in applied and fine arts. In addition to art, the festival includes food concessions, quaint downtown shops, local eateries, and the regular Saturday Worthington Farmers Market. This outdoor festival is set up on the historic Worthington Village Green at the intersection of routes 23 & 161.

    The festival’s reputation and the quality of the artwork have steadily risen during the years as artists recommend it to their colleagues across the nation.  In fact, the festival has been selected as one of the top 100 best shows in the US by Sunshine Artist magazine and the artists themselves many times in the last 10 years.

    Fine paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor cover a wide range of subjects that include landscapes, wildlife, portraits, and still life.  Fashionable clothing, accessories and jewelry will be available for children and adults. While functional and decorative pots, dinnerware, fountains, furniture, and sculpture can be acquired to enhance homes and gardens. The peaceful atmosphere is enhanced by musicians who make and demonstrate their instruments entertaining those in attendance. Enjoy our food vendors throughout the festival: Cinnamon Toasted Almonds, Lemon Shake ups, breakfast sandwiches, Kettle Korn, and various sandwiches and snacks. Also, visit our local restaurants and bars.

April=Fashion, Art, Wild Women and Laughs!

So much has happened in the last 6 weeks and I have just not had the time to write about it!  I have had the opportunity to take 2 workshops– one on mixed media with Christine Guillot Ryan and one on 3D embroidery with the amazingly talented and soon-to-be featured, Larissa Boiwka of Wilde Hunt Corsetry.  In addition to those educational and entertaining events, I have attended and volunteered at a few events during then Alternative Fashion Week, taken in some art show openings, met some new artistic folks and caught up with some previously featured artists and celebrated a couple of graduations!  WHEW!!!20150307_124903

Now that I have some time to write about what I’ve been up to, I’m gonna do just that and show you LOTS of pictures of the talent that exists right here in our capitol.  If you check out my “In the Studio with Vicki” page, you will be able to read about my experience with Christine’s workshop so I won’t repeat that info here.  I will, however, tell you that it was AWESOME-SAUCE!  I am so very glad that I took this as it has had a huge impact on my own creations, especially for the upcoming CAW show, Remnants-–come check my art and other CAW members’ creations at our opening reception on May 30th at the Urban Arts Space (downtown in what used to be the basement of the downtown Lazarus store…my how times have changed!)  And while at McConnell Arts Center, I also had the chance to check out the B.R.A.V.E. exhibit and Kellie McDermott’s exhibit.  Here are some pics of Kellie’s incredible encaustic works.

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The month of April started off with attending Michael Bush‘s show at The Vanderelli Room, The Road Won’t Love You, and Rob Jones‘ show at Tacocat: “Anyone, Everyone, No One: Portraits and Painted Blues”

Michael Bush

Michael Bush Works

masks by Rob Jones

masks by Rob Jones

In the middle of the month, I headed to Franklinton to check out Joshua James Stewart‘s show at 400 West Rich and fell in love!  I Just love his playful works and ended up purchasing one of his prints (Buddies—crocs and fish) plus got him to agree to an interview…yippeee! Continue reading

Alternative Fashion Week Continues Along with Other Art!

Alternative Fashion Week

Men of Cloth Documentary

Thursday April 23rd

5:30 p.m.

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Alternative Fashion Mob is joining in the fun of Columbus Documentary Week for a fashion-focused film. View “Men of the Cloth, ”an inspiring look at traditional Italian tailors and the art of their professional craft.
5:30 – Happy Hour
6:45 – Skype discussion with the director
7:00 – Movie (Men of the Cloth – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2273417/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Angela Meleca Gallery

Degrees of Freedom- Nick George

Opening Reception

Thursday April 23rd

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Nick george reception

Angela Meleca Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of photographic works by gallery artist Nick George.
George’s practice centers on photography, both as medium and subject. His upcoming exhibition, Degrees of Freedom, includes two new bodies of work. The first series titled The Weather, features large photographs surrounding the unsolved 1970 bombing of Rodin’s The Thinker at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The second body of work, You need 12 squares., utilizes geometric abstraction through the lens of a perceptual awareness game to question an artist’s capacity to act independently in making their own creative choices. These works consist of unique, large format, silver gelatin paper negatives.
George has a bachelors in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and received his MFA at The Ohio State University in 2014. He lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.

Occupation: A Thesis Exhibition by Gavin Bruce

CCAD

Friday April 24th

5-7 p.m.

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You are invited to come view a thesis exhibition by Gavin Bruce located in the Acock Gallery of the Canzani building on the CCAD Campus.

Ace of Cups

Face Melting for Fashion

Alternative Fashion Week

Friday April 24th

10 p.m.-2 a.m.

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The Alternative Fashion Mob teamed killer local bands with awesome fashion photographers and badass designer/stylists, and they got together to do a photo shoot and ended up with some seriously great photos of these bands!
The resulting photos will be revealed on the night of this kickass rock concert at Ace of Cups.
So come on out and see this awesome band lineup, along with the fruits of their shoots!
10:00 Estee Louder
Photo styled by Tabitha Abney of Designs By Tabi; Shot by Little White Rabbit Photography – Debra Tope
10:50 The Salty Caramels
Photo styled by Ashley Wills of Ashley Wills Designs; Shot by Meghan Ralston
11:40 The Skashank Redemption
Artistic Direction by Kathryn Daker. Photo shot by Elliot James Studios, on location at Seven Studios.
12:30 She Bears
Photo styled by Tabitha Abney of Designs by Tabi; Shot by Meghan Ralston
Your low, low cost of entry ($5) goes to help  put on Alternative Fashion Week, which provides a platform for emerging and independent local fashion designers. Support ALL of your local artists!

Alternative Fashion Week Finale

Columbus Idea Foundry

Saturday April 25th

7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

AFM finale

DON’T MISS COLUMBUS’ HOTTEST FASHION EVENT. Close out Alternative Fashion Week with a runway-side view of 12 breathtaking collections from some of Columbus’ most fabulous designers.
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE THE RUNWAY SHOW AND A KILLER AFTER PARTY.
Celebrate after the show with our designers and models. Enjoy some adult drinks, dancing to music from DJ Papageorgio, and pics in our photo booth.
VIP TICKETS ALSO INCLUDE SEATING + PRE-PARTY. Along with your reserved seat, you’ll enjoy early access to the event for a VIP pre-party with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and DJ.
LIMITED FRONT ROW TICKETS ALSO INCLUDE RESERVED FRONT-ROW SEAT + VIP PRE-PARTY.
Along with your runway-side, front-row seat, you’ll enjoy early access to the event for a VIP pre-party with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and DJ. Front-row seats are extremely limited. Don’t miss out!

https://www.universe.com/events/alternative-fashion-week-grand-finale-runway-show-tickets-columbus-2LCTH?ref=universe-discover

The Art and Artists of 614

Wild Goose Creative

Sunday April 26th

2-6 p.m.

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Please join us at Wild Goose Creative on April 26th from 2 pm to 6 pm, for our next social mixer. This mixer will be a potluck, so bring your favorite dish or beverage. We will also have Artist Trading Cards for everyone to make. We are hoping that everyone will make and donate a card to add to the AAAO, ATC collection. Once enough cards are collected, they will be used for a future AAAO exhibition. Thank you! We hope to see all of you there!

Mother’s Day Open House

2996 Trentwood Road (43221)

Sunday April 26th

2-5 p.m.

martina open houseCome and shop for all of the special ladies in your life. Mother’s Day isn’t just about celebrating the ladies that gave birth to you, but also the ladies that inspire you to live!  Stop by Martina Morton’s Pottery Heaven to find the perfect gift for those ladies or any special person in your life.

Fashion, Art, Crafts- This Weekend Has it All

The Alternative Fashion Mob is kicking off it’s 3rd Annual Fashion Week this weekend.  There are events planned throughout the coming week with the finale featuring local designers’ collections on Saturday April 25th at Columbus Idea Foundry.  You can get information about all of the events here:

https://www.facebook.com/AlternativeFashionMob?fref=nf

Tickets are still available for most events…I plan on being at most of these and will be volunteering at Reconstruct and the finale.

AND, there are so many other creative folks showing and selling their work too.  Check out all of the coming events:

Columbus Idea Foundry Date Night

Thursday April 16th

6-9 p.m

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Coming up Thursday: Spring Maker Date Night season kicks off with Eric Lanese in the woodshop–build this zen-inspired candle holder, and then forge your own bottle openers with blacksmith Adlai Stein.

Register here: https://www.ticketbase.com/events/springdatenights

MINT 

42 West Jenkins Avenue

Opening Reception

Friday April 17th

7-10 p.m.

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ROY G BIV Gallery partners with MINT to present NEW SCHOOL, an exhibition of the best cutting-edge work by current undergraduate students. Juried by Erin McKenna (Canzani Gallery), Mark Zuzik (Pizzuti Collection) and Ken Aschliman (ROY G BIV Gallery), the exhibition showcases 15 student artists from 9 schools around the region.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 17, from 7–10 pm
Exhibition runs April 17–May 17, 2015, at M I N T (42 W. Jenkins Ave., Columbus, OH)

Dublin Arts Council Garden Party Fundraiser
Friday, April 17
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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Support Dublin Arts Council by attending the annual Garden Party fundraiser Friday, April 17, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the lovely atrium of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Kilgour Building, 6565 Kilgour Place in Dublin. Enjoy a variety of culinary offerings from some of Central Ohio’s top restaurants, a silent auction, live music and more. NBC4’s Colleen Marshall will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Tickets: $100 per guest. For more information, visit www.dublinarts.org or call Dublin Arts Council, 614/889-7444.

Craftin’ Outlaws

Spring Fling

Saturday April 18th

12-5 p.m.

craftin outlawsCelebrate a decade of craftiness with Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Festival Spring Fling as it embraces its DIY roots with a scaled-down show an intimate new space.
For more info visit www.craftinoutlaws.com
SHOP : Noon – 5pm at the High Line Car House, featuring just under 40 handmade crafters from all over the midwest.
ENJOY: Tasty treats will be offered from Sweet Carrot Casual Cuisine Ice Cream from CD102.5 fm.
Sweet pastries from pattycake bakery
Quench your thirst at the full service bar.
Shopping tunes provided by Wholly Craft.
DONATE:
The Columbus Diaper Coalition was born out of a need within the community. Craftin’ Outlaws has partnered with them over the years by holding diaper drives at our shows. Over the years we have helped raise over $1500 to assist babies and families in need.

Green Velvet

Vintage Vamp Trunk Show

Granville

Saturday April 18th

1-5 p.m.

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Come out this Saturday, April 18, for Green Velvet’s  long-awaited trunk show featuring Teresa Morbitzer of Vintage Vamp jewelry! For many years, the shop has carried Teresa’s jewelry and it has been loved by all…the shop is excited to have her back from 1pm-5pm on Saturday afternoon! This is a great opportunity to pick up a lovely Mother’s Day gift! 

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Getting Back in the Groove!

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!

TONIGHT:

Vintage Vamp Studio Open House

3-6 p.m.Friday

11-5 Saturday

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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

6:00 p.m.

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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.

CCAD 

Homeport Gallery

779 East Long Street

6-9 p.m.

CCAD

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)
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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

7-11 p.m.

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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”

Vanderelli Room

On view dates: April 10 thru April 25th 2015

Gallery reception date: April 10th

7-11 p.m.

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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

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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

Shannon Godby

5-9 p.m.

hayleyHayley 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

AFM week

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:

 https://www.facebook.com/AlternativeFashionMob?fref=ts

The week kicks off with this:

Opening Night Runway Show

Land- Grant Brewery Company

Franklinton

7-10 p.m.

AFM mini show

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.

THEN:

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

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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!
https://www.universe.com/events/alternative-fashion-week-little-black-dress-brunch-tickets-columbus-CGYDM

Also, during April:

ROY G BIV Gallery

5-7 each evening

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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.