Second Sight Project= Artist Mona Gazala

I really knew very little about Mona Gazala or Second Sight Project until I interviewed former residents, Dana Lynn Harper and Gabe Kinney. I actually finished up my interview with this pair at Second Sight and then walked through it’s backyard … Continue reading

Pattycake, Pattycake, Baker’s Girl and Amazing Artist to Boot: Meet Jen Wrubleski

Tacocat’s artists have been in the pipeline ever since they celebrated another birthday in their Grandview digs.  I have interviewed Larry Doyle, Lisa McLymont, Adam Brouilette, Christopher Burk and now it’s time for Jen Wrubleski.  I have looked forward to … Continue reading

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.

    remnant residual

    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.

    lindsay gallery

    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


  • 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:

    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


    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.

New Gallery and Weekend Happenings

This is a little late getting out to promote but I have been slammed this weekend with doctor appointments, work and my birthday!!!  I love to celebrate even if it means I am getting older so I’m happy there’s lots going on to let me do just that this weekend!!!  However, I don’t know if this weekend will be the one for my celebration as I just had a hunk of my left temple removed courtesy of skin cancer…. but you all should get out there and enjoy!  Celebrate for me if I don’t make it!

A new gallery is opening in Columbus and would like to feature local artists.  There are also lots of events happening in the art community this weekend

Gallery Denmark is opening it’s doors on High Street:

denmark galleryThe gallery is looking for artists to exhibit in the gallery spaces in the Yankee on High building. This includes the lobby space of Denmark. There will be no cost to the artist to use this space. It is our contribution to the Columbus Arts Community. Please share and let your artist friends know that submission information can be found at

Opening Last Night!

I saw most of these artists’ works at the actual event but it will be fun to go down to the library and see them again.

urban scrawl road show

This year, in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Friends of the Library, The Franklinton Arts District is pleased to present the Urban Scrawl Roadshow Part 2.

This year’s event will run from September 27th thru October 31 2014 and will be located at the Carnegie Gallery at the Columbus Main Library. Curated by Stephanie Rond, the opening reception will be Thursday October 2nd from 6 to 8 pm,

Urban Scrawl is a community-building event that helps to drive interest in Franklinton as the next great Columbus neighborhood. The annual 2-day festival takes place in late August & features food, music, & the live creation of murals by Columbus artists.

Artwork selected for this years show were created during Urban Scrawl 8 by the following artist.
Christopher Tennant,
Andrew Lundburg
Adam Crum
Ralph Walters
AJ Vanderelli
Ashley Pierce
Mary Barczak
Caitlynn Mackin
Clint Davidson
Donna Estep
Gabe Kenney
Jake Mensinger
Lucie Shearer
Jonathan Ryan
Mandi Caskey
Mylesant Carreno
Scott Santee


38 N 4th St Rm 512, Zanesville, Ohio 43701ARTIST COLLECTIVE

The Artist Collective is  at it again! Time for some fun and a unique show!

All pieces will be displayed during the October First Friday art walk. Art will be voted on by the public. One People’s Choice winner will win half of all monies collected. (The other half will go to TAC rent and keeping their doors open!

There will be elevator service during the show. So, stop up for a fun night of light refreshments, music, friends, artwork, great conversation, and more on the 5th floor!



8-10 P.M. 



On October 3rd, CoMo Dance Company presents a site-specific performance at the Cultural Arts Center, home to last year’s 1000 Words/1000 Moves performance. Audience members will follow the dancers through the courtyard, gallery, and other intimate spaces of this beautiful building.

In Destruct Anew, modern dance brings to life the concepts of origination and destruction. Explore with CoMo the freedom of optimism, the struggle of conflict, and the joy of new beginnings in Columbus’s historic armory, now the Cultural Arts Center.

This performance will feature two Guest Artist premieres of newly commissioned choreography by Adam Lanter (Company ballet instructor) and Damien Highfield (GroundWorks Dance Theater). There will also be new works by CoMo Company members Kelsey Morozow (co-director), Bridgette Rawlins, and Fernanda McDonald.



6-9 P.M.


In conjunction with Columbus Underground, Tacocat Cooperative hosts a show featuring selections of work from the collections of a handful of people featured on the CU series: Young Art Collectors. Come see selected works and read testimonies from real collectors around the area. A variety of types of work will be on display.

The display will features a portion of the collections of:
Frank Lazar
Andrew Miller and Gail Martineau
Jeff Regensburger and Tutti Jackson
Mary Ann Crago and Amy Witt
Jung Kim
William and Ashley Behrendt
Walker and Anne Evans



6-9 P.M.cs gallery

CS Gallery is having the opening for their  annual surrealism show returns! Come take part in this celebration of the odd!

Show dates: September 27th – October 8th
Opening night: October 3rd, 6-9pm


Opening Reception


Marcia Evans Gallery


Featuring new work by Todd Camp & Matt Wolcott October 3- November 23.  Opening Reception October 3, 2014 5:30- 8:30pm @ 8 E. Lincoln St Short North with outrageous fudge provided by Coco-Cat Bakery & Chocolates with Purrrpose



7-10 P.M.


Please join us in welcoming artists Kaitlin Beckett and Zombienose for their first exhibition at Rivet. This show will encompass both 2D and 3D work from both artists.

Opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 7pm-10pm. Complimentary beverages will be on hand thanks to the fine folks at The Actual Brewing Company. The exhibition will be on display through October 29th.

Inquiries for work and additional information may be sent to the gallery.

About the artists:
Kaitlin’s art is a multi-layered process and incorporates the use of many media. After moving from New Zealand to her current home Melbourne in 2002, she has had solo exhibitions in Melbourne, exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and America and her works have been collected throughout the world.

For those who know him best, Zombienose is a gentle and kind character, secretly optimistic. It is said that his work offers endless comfort among the souls that are never quite sane in the night. Hailing from the depths of nowhere he derives inspiration from the unloved, the hopeless, the dreamless, disenchanted, dispossessed, and neglected.






cork and brew

Come Celebrate the Grand Opening of Cork and Brew Columbus! Also stop in to get information on the art gallery at 1253 N. High. We will have featured artists, live art, and live music brought to you by The Chicken Hawk Bird Getters!



MALVAR = STEWART, GUILDHALL clothier, and Arlo Menswear

Saturday, October 4th

 Kifle Shoe Boutique

7:00pm to 10:00pm.horatio and celeste

MALVAR = STEWART, GUILDHALL clothier, and Arlo Menswear will have a Trunk Show on Saturday, October 4th at Kifle Shoe Boutique: 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Come support local designers: Celeste Malvar-Stewart and Horacio Nieto, and natural dyer: Amanda Cinco-Hoyt from Detroit.
You will have the opportunity to buy exclusive ready-to-wear pieces made specially for this event, as well as pieces from our various collections.
Also, customers will be able to place special orders, by discussing details with the designers!
GUILDHALL clothier will launch their new ready-to-wear collection called FROM THE FIELD, featuring pieces that are hand-felted with local wool and dyed with newly harvested plants of the season.

Celeste Malvar-Stewart, Amanda Cinco-Hoyt, and Horacio Nieto have been featured on Good Day Columbus and have been published in various fashion and textiles magazines. They have sold their collections in stores and boutiques throughout the nation.

Art photography by S.e. Steele will also be showcased.


gourd fest

The 52nd Annual Ohio Gourd Show at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio
Sponsored by The Ohio Gourd Society

Friday, October 3rd – Noon until 5:00pm
Saturday, October 4th – 9:00am until 5:00pm
Sunday, October 5th – 10:00am until 4:00pm
Admission Price: Adults $4.00 – Children 12 and Under Admitted Free – Free Parking

Gourd Art Competitions
Competitions in Both Fresh and Dry Gourds
Make-It Take-It and Gourd Crafting Technique Workshops
Gourd Arts and Crafts Vendors and Displays
Gourd Crafting Supplies
Live Music and Demonstrations
Children’s Activities
Dry Gourd Sales by Gourd Growers
Lots of Good Food, Fun and Fellowship





fall flea

It’s our LAST OUTDOOR MARKET OF THE YEAR! Come out for antique & re-purposed furniture, original art, handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, records, candles, crafts, and other oddities. Snack on some of the best eats around (Challah, That Food Truck, Sophie’s Pierogi, and more!) and enjoy the soundtrack provided by DJ George Brazil and friends!



614 artists

On the first Monday of every month, a different artist gets to curate a themed online gallery show, as well as choose the next curator. Artists get to post any artwork they may have done that fit the theme between 6:14 pm and 10:14 pm For the curator’s statement explaining the theme, check out the top of the event page. Posts are made on the Art And Artists of the 614 page as opposed to this event page.

Friday is Ladies’ Night! And Then Some…Read On

September is starting off with a BANG!  Three local female artists are having openings this Friday night along with Ladies’ Night at Sweet Simpliciteas!  … the sweetness continues on Saturday with the Honeyfest and the Gallery Hop. And Sunday there is a flea market and another female artist opening in the downtown area.

I think I’m gonna be a busy woman Friday -Sunday.  I hope you all will join in the celebrations of women’s art and so much more this weekend!

Ross Art Museum


60 South Sandusky Street

4-6 p.m.

ross art museum

Starting at 3:10, both of the artists featured now at the Ross Museum will be speaking in Edgar Hall, Room 121 (Just across the street) to be followed by our first reception of the Fall Semester! Live music provided by Richard Kolb, live food & drink, live people….Please come!

Sweet Simpliciteas

South 3rd Street

Ladies Night

6-10 p.m.

sweet simpliciteas ladies night

Shot Tower Gallery

546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.

Opening Reception

6:30-9:30 p.m.


tiny out loud movieStephanie Rond, graduate of the first class of Fort Hayes High School, is proud to bring the exhibition Dangerous Impermanence to her alma mater. Rond is a street artist, curator and gallery owner.

Dangerous Impermanence is an exhibition that questions the concepts of scale, environment, equality and gender roles. Art work will include installations, a documentary and a solo exhibition of Rond’s “ghost girl” paintings.

created by Doug Fordyce of Studio Fordyce

created by Doug Fordyce of Studio Fordyce

There will be a screening of the short film Tiny Out Loud, a documentary by filmmakers Andrew Ina and Dan Gerdeman. The film, bridging Rond’s street art and her dollhouse galleries is created in support by 122 Kickstarter crowd-funders, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a team of artists including writers, art administrators, musicians and visual artists. Continue reading

March 8th and 9th Happenings!

Because this winter has been so bleh, this little  poster seemed appropriate as an introduction to happenings this weekend in the art world of Columbus and surrounding areas!!!

earth without art



1341 Norton Ave., B, Columbus, Ohio 43212
7-12 p.m.


Glass Axis, a vibrant glass art center dedicated to making and learning, would like to invite you join us March 8th for Glassquerade, a Mardi Gras celebration fundraiser.The day will start with all ages glass workshops. At 8pm the formal fundraiser will begin featuring exciting glassblowing demonstrations and performances, live music and dancing. Ticket prices include appetizers and refreshments. A cash bar will be open all night. The highlight of the evening will be a high energy glass fashion show. Proceeds from the event will be used towards the upcoming move to our new facility in the Franklinton neighborhood.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment by your local glass artists while supporting Glass Axis, a unique resource in our community. Tickets will be available for pre-purchase on Eventbrite or at the door. General admission is $20, VIP admission is $50 & will include an impressive swag bag.

Come dressed to impress – costumes are encouraged!



lustron sat. march 8

937 Burrell, Grandview Heights

6-9  p.m.

March 8th

A show unique to Columbus’ past, present and future.
Each of the 36 participating artists will use a steel Lustron house panel to create work for this exhibition ranging from photography and illustration to sculpture and installation.These houses were a very ambitious answer to the post WWII housing shortage for returning GI’s. Manufactured in Columbus from 1948-1950 becoming instant pop-culture icons as an early example of modular architecture. The Lustron was ahead by decades in innovation and green living space while keeping to minimalist mid-century design aesthetics.A Benefit for the Whitehall Historical Society
& The Lustron Preservation Society. ( Reception: March 30th 1-5pmHosted by Brian Reaume / Birchwater Studios
www.birchwaterstudios.comwww.www.tacocatcooperative.comRead more about Brian at:

CS Gallerycrash

Crash! Bang! Boom!Show dates: March 1st thru March 12th
Opening night: March 8th 7 – 10 pm

The gallery is so very stoked for this show – Come be a part of it!! This is truly it’s come back! One year after a disaster that could have easily wiped it out it is stronger than ever!

Come check out artists take on “crash”, “hit and run”, “explosions”, or just BOOM! These are all things that happened to us!

Come help commemorate the best/worst thing that ever happened to us!

Featured Artists:
Tom Sherman
Arlo Moon
Caryl Young
Theodore Zanardelli

The Artist Collective

second sunday

38 N. 4th St.  Rm 512, Zanesville Ohio

12- 4

March 9th

FOR ARTISTS – Beginner, amateur, wannabes, hobbyists, professionals…. ANY TYPE of artists are welcome to come!Bring a snack and/or drink for you or to share. Bring something to work on…. camera, crocheting, knitting, sketchbook, paints, something you need help flushing out an idea on. Share ideas. Share utensils. Generate ideas and be inspired by working around other artists!Whatever you bring in…. you take out. Leave the studio space as you found it, please and thank you!EVERY SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH – 12-4 p.m.

Primarily for adults. Or very mature children 10+/teens that can keep themselves entertained.

Cap City Creatives

4-7 p.m.

March 9th

frida katrina

3339 North High Street

Come out and meet the peeps that are Cap City Creatives…this is a membership meeting, a creative event and a chance to learn more about the group if you are not a member.  Munch on some fantastic goodies and schmooze with other creative people…this meeting was originally scheduled for 2-9-14 but was postponed due our crappy winter weather!