I had the pleasure of meeting Joshua Stewart one evening a few months ago during open studio time at 400 West Rich. Subsequently, saw his art art on the 614 page and then ‘met’ him again when he was the featured … Continue reading
Alternative Fashion Week
Men of Cloth Documentary
Thursday April 23rd
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
Thursday April 23rd
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
Friday April 24th
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.
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.
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!
The Art and Artists of 614
Wild Goose Creative
Sunday April 26th
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
Come 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.
I had also hoped to get this post published BEFORE the Honeyfest but I had unexpected company and so much going last weekend that it just didn’t happen. My apologies to Jayne and Isaac but the good news is that you don’t have to wait till next year’s Honeyfest to get their scrumptious honey, bee pollen and all of the other wonderful things they make with honey!
So read on and find out how you can connect to these artisan bee keepers…
Do you love honey? Well, you better read about Jayne and Isaac Barnes and Honeyrun Farm. Jayne and I initially met through Etsy Team Columbus and then ran into each other several times especially at the Worthington Farmers’ Market. I learned about the advantages of bee pollen and became a convert…I don’t think I have had one cold since I started consuming this every day!!! In addition to the pollen, they have so many different types of honey that are to die for! My fav is their Tulip Poplar but all of them are sooooo luscious! I, of course, wanted to learn even more and interview these young entrepreneurs so here we go…
Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Festival at Scioto Gardens just south of Delaware on July 20th! Enjoy seven free gardening workshops, local musicians and food and shop booths of several local artisans at this event. Hours are 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Workshops include: Urban Gardens’ Impact on Water Quality, Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants, Who Built the Nest in My Garden, Native Plants and Edible Landscaping, Women’s Herbal Balance and more!
I have been to this nursery before and it is lovely…and the owners are very nice so if you are looking an adventure in art and gardening on the 20th, this is the place to be!
Do you have a sweet tooth but don’t want to consume a trillion calories eating a decadent sundae, cake or cookie? I certainly have a sweet tooth….especially for anything made with chocolate…the darker, the better! BUT I also know that I want to be around for lots more years so I don’t indulge myself as often as the urge hits me. However, I have just recently found a way “to have my cake and eat it too”! I bet you’re wondering how is that possible?The answer is Sweet Simpliciteas, the brainchild of creator and tea artisan, Aisha Echols. I recently became aware of Aisha’s product and being a tea lover was enthralled by how she could blend teas to produce something that could be a healthy alternative to desserts full of sugar, calories and fat. So, I asked her if she would meet with me to explain the how’s and why’s of her products.Aisha explained that while working in marketing for a credit union, a co-worker introduced her to tea and the experience was life-changing both for her and her family. The first tea that she blended three years ago was Berry Sleepy, made for her daughter when she was teething and features chamomile and berries. Since then, she has been on a quest to find and create delicious and unique tea blends. She classifies herself as a tea artisan because she takes basic tea leaves and transforms them into delicious gourmet dessert teas, using premium tea and all-natural ingredients. Her teas are inspired by decadent desserts although she also finds inspiration everywhere, from the strength and persistence of a tiny ant, to the majestic greatness of a mountain. She states that her driving force is her family due to their unconditional love that leads her to a strong desire to do something extraordinary to make them proud.