Being part Irish myself, I always look forward to this holiday and the wearin’ of the green and festivities that surround it. This year, I am busily getting my house ready to put on the market so I can make … Continue reading
March starts with a roar! So much to do this weekend and the sun is supposed to be shining so no excuse for cabin fever. Get out there and support the arts and support local…GET YOUR ART ON! Thursday… Rebecca … Continue reading
Winter seems like it will never end but they keep saying only 30 more days till spring! What can you do to get over the winter blahs, you ask??? Well, get out there and take in some of the vibrancy and creativity of your local art scene, of course!!
Here are some of the things happening around our fair city this weekend… Oh, and scroll down to the bottom for a call for artists…get your wrestling on!!!
Wild Goose Creative
If you are an artist in Franklin County – you need to come to this FREE workshop to hear about what the Arts Council can do for you! Speaker: Ruby Harper, GCAC – Director of Grants & Services
As Grants & Services Director for the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ruby Harper has over 8 years of experience working with individual artists to help connect them to grant programs and support services provided by the Arts Council. The Greater Columbus Arts Council is the primary funding entity for artists and arts organizations in Columbus. GCAC launched five new funding opportunities in 2013 and has implemented four new programs in 2014, an increase of $120,000 for new grant awards and a total investment of $80,000 in other new programs.
A career in the arts can be sustainable with the right base knowledge. Join us as we present a free monthly workshop series designed to educate young professional artists on career development, art-centric entrepreneurship and provide a place for creative network building.
As director, Ruby provides support to the grants and services department, which includes the Operating and Project Support Grants programs, and the Artist in the Community program. She also provides the Arts Council with national exposure as a representative of the Emerging Leaders Council of the Americans for the Arts and as a recent grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. She maintains an active role with Grantmakers in the Arts and PhilanthropyOhio. She has served on a number of grant panels for the Ohio Arts Council, Kentucky Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ruby has also served as a juror for the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition and VSA Ohio Statewide Touring Exhibition. Her work experience has given her exposure to a variety of industries, sectors and operational functions which include corporate/non-profit work environments, human resources and recruiting, investor relations, community relations, marketing and promotion, office management and grant-making.
**These FREE workshops are sponsored by the Create Columbus Commission and are held at Wild Goose Creative on every third Thursday of the month from October through May, will include presentations by professionals with local nonprofits and businesses. Our food sponsor is Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe.
Cultural Arts Center
Walter Herrmann: The Hive
I am so excited to see the final installation of the unique works of Walter. I have seen one of his hives in his studio for months and cannot wait to see how all of these come together to showcase his amazing talents! Continue reading
OOPS! I forgot a few events so am adding them now!
Gallery and Show Closing
Damn If We Didn’t Have a Good Time!
It is with real sadness that I post this. Daniel has been a great supporter of local artists and it is with regret that I have to say good bye to his gallery on Parsons Avenue. Wishing him best wishes in 2015 with hopes that perhaps he will be able to re-open his doors some time in the Old Towne East area or somewhere else in Columbus! We’ll miss you!!!!
From owner, Daniel Colvin:
As we go into this holiday season and new year we would like to sincerely thank you all for all of your love and support.
However it is with a deep sadness that we announce that as of January 9th CS Gallery will be closing its doors. Due to circumstances beyond our control, mainly a rent increase that we cannot sustain, we will not be moving into the 2015 season.
If you are an artist or crafter with work in our space please contact us anytime between now and the 9th – we will be contacting you as well.
We will be having a final Bon Voyage sale between now and January 9th by appointment, or open to the public Jan 7th to the 9th during business hours.
We hope that you will join us on January 9th from 6 – 9 pm for a closing reception for J.T. Thompson’s show and for one more final hurrah to help us say good bye to a great space and 5 years of hard work, because Damn if we didn’t have a good time….
Although I am still in Florida, I want to promote what is going on this weekend! As I sit in a Dunkin Donuts with temps in the 70’s (sorry Central Ohio!!!), I wish I could be home for all of the great things going on this weekend. First, an opening on Thursday. Then an art packed Friday in Franklinton. Lots going on during 400 Days with additional fun at Ethical Arts, Glass Axis, Rehab Tavern, Vanderelli Room and demos at CIF!!! Friday Franklinton is the place to be!!! Have fun and stay warm Columbus!!!
400 West Rich
Friday January 9th
The fifth installment of 400 Days is going to be freaking amazing! On Friday, from 7-11, you will get to see NEW art from tenants as well as have the opportunity to get some one-on-one interactions with many 2nd floor folks in their open studios. There will be music and refreshments for everyone to share!
This is a great chance to see inside of the creative process and learn about what motivates and inspires some of our best local talent. Don’t miss out!!
Ethical Arts Collective
Friday January 9th
Come see why the Ethical Arts Collective is so unique and how Franklinton Fridays is becoming the biggest event on the 2nd Friday of each month. The Arts Collective has so much richness and is a staple to the Franklinton community with its New York warehouse like feel, the very large open space and its bohemian genre. This month there will be vendors who create art in their own unique way. From a jewelry maker, vintage boutique, designer, oil distributor, makeup artist, photographer and more, you will enter the doors to see their passion while enjoying food, live music and great conversation.
Esther Ruiz: Neon Dreams
Friday January 9th
Glass Axis is pleased to present Neon Dreams, a solo exhibition of Brooklyn artist Esther Ruiz.
Geodes, neon, colorful plexi, and cast cement are used in harmony to create futuristic space landscapes that bring to mind minimal pop kitsch, core samples, rainbows, and an apocalyptic rebirth found on distant planets. Her beautiful and playful neon sculptures create dream worlds that reference the terrain of the cosmos and the curiosity of a true explorer.
Opening January 9, 2014
On view Jan 9th – Feb 22nd
Esther is a Brooklyn based artist who has exhibited internationally.
The Vanderelli Room
Paper Conversations with Henry Hess
Although Henry Hess is just 14, he is as dedicated to art making as many of the adult artists I know and respect in Columbus. Primarily working in paper and using a multimedia approach, Henry’s work is carefully planned and is identifiably his own.
Friday January 9th
The Kevin Edwards known and loved by many is throwing his very first art exhibit at the REHAB TAVERN located at 456 W. Town Street. Many of his pieces will be displayed throughout the bar and most are for sale!! You, yes you could be the proud owner of a “Kevin original”!!! So whether it be skulls and spiders or beer and friends you fancy, why not have both and come down to the REHAB TAVERN and celebrate Kevin’s ridiculously artistic talent!!
But Franklinton is not the only place with art…check out these!
The Great Camera Build-Off
Friday January 9th
January 9th – February 7th
Location: The Art of Yoga, 15 W. Cherry St., Second Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
Opening Reception ONLY: $100 off any painting over $200 (only that night)
ROY G BIV Gallery
ROY G BIV Gallery continues to present the work of Nathan Gorgen and Jordin Caudill. Gorgen’s faux-finish paintings question the value of luxury items. Caudill’s geometric compositions explore domestic interior spaces.
January 3–31, 2015
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, January 31, at 2:30 pm
Nathan Gorgen’s faux-finish paintings question the value of luxury materials. Gorgen inverts the general formula. While faux-finishes are cheap, mass-produced imitations of original and luxury materials, Gorgen’s faux-finish paintings become one-of-a-kind originals depicting commonplace materials.
Nathan Gorgen: www.ngorgen.4ormat.com
Jordin Caudill’s geometric compositions investigate the design of domestic interior spaces. She repurposes household renovation samples, such as flooring, wallpaper, fabric and laminate, and weaves, sews and stitches them into two-dimensional pieces. In this body of work, Caudill is inspired by the ornate decorations of 17th and 18th Century Dutch genre paintings.
Jordin Caudill: www.cargocollective.com/JordinCaudill
Upper Arlington Municipal Center
Sunday January 11th
Collage 2015 features the work of six artists who explore a wide range of approaches to the medium of collage or collage-mixed media.
Exhibit > Jan 7-30 2015
Artists’ Reception > Jan 11 2015 Sunday 3-5PM
My oh my! This weekend is chock-full of art, shopping local, music, theater and holiday fun! Not only can you see some pretty talented artists’ works but you can shop, support local and get gifts for those special people on your list that are unique and more meaningful that the imports you can buy at national chain stores. I am flummoxed because I don’t know what all I can fit into my schedule this weekend, but I’m gonna try to get to a lot of these events…Take a break from the mall mentality and get your art on this weekend!!!
S.Dot Gallery Presents:
You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Room
The show is up! The gallery is offering the complete works “box set” for sale until December 13th for $350. It includes the entire works (minus one piece that is part of the S.Dot permanent collection) and the carrying case box Chad also created. If the box doesn’t sell by December 13th, the gallery will open individual pieces up for sale. S.Dot Gallery
CIF Meetup and Holiday Party
Tonight is Columbus Idea Foundry’s December 3D Printing Meetup and Holiday Party!
Come down to the Columbus Idea Foundry and help them celebrate five years of monthly meetups!
In addition to the usual bots and banter, they are holding their annual ornament contest. There will be snacks and beverages (please feel free to bring something to share).
Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery
An Introduction to Appaloose Genetics
Exhibition Runs: December 5, 2014 – January 2, 2015
Reception: December 11, 2014 from 5–7PM
Artist: Ashley Shellhause
Curator: Michael May
Through this intriguing and illuminating exhibition, An Introduction to Appaloose genetics, the viewer will be guided through the role research plays in the art of creation. The artist, Ashley Shellhause, took her three main interests, art, horses and genetics, and combined them to create an exhibition that allows viewers of all ages to connect with her work. It also provides an introduction to genetics of the Appaloosa horse through art. Curated by Michael May, a faculty member at Columbus College of Art & Design and Ohio Art League member.
“The idea for this series of paintings began as I was searching for a way to make abstract art more accessible to a wide audience. My solution was to use my paintings as maps,” Ashley explained. “My hope is that everyone who walks through this exhibit will connect with the work in some way. It could be through viewing and appreciating the art itself, or through reading and learning more about genetics and horses.” Continue reading
As the holidays and a new year approach, there is plenty to do in our fair city! First off, a couple o business matters with CIF and AFM:
INSTRUCTOR/NEW INSTRUCTOR MEETING
Interested in teaching at Columbus Idea Foundry? This is the meeting for you! If you’re a new or prospective instructor and have questions about teaching classes or workshops, need to see spaces or need help developing a new class, nailing down dates, etc. this is a good place to start! There will be a general meeting and then Casey McCarty will be happy to meet with you as needed!
For more information about teaching at the CIF, please visit their instructor page:
Are you a designer that would like to apply?? Go sign up to “Become a Designer” at www.AlternativeFashionMob.org to be notified when apps are released!
Next, let the supporting local artists and their art begin (or continue!!!) with the following events:
I am soooo very excited to say that not only will I be attending the ‘Woman As__’opening at Tacocat this Thursday, I will have a piece in it!!! My very first show! I am beyond psyched to be part of this collaborative effort between CAW, Tacocat and the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. Read on to learn more about the show. I hope that you will come out to support the phenomenal artists who will be featured here (including me…hehe!) and this worthwhile organization!
Passion for Empowering Women Evident in New Exhibit “Woman As_____”
I’m so excited to be part of this show!!! This will be my first exhibition of my mixed media art and is for a great cause…I hope you will come out and see the talent of the CAW members who will be participating!
“Woman As___” runs from December 4th 2014 through January 18th 2015 at TacoCat Cooperative Studios and Gallery, 937 Burrell Avenue ColumbuS OH 43212.
The opening reception will be on December 4th 2014 6:00-9:00pm with a special performance by artist Heidi Madsen between 6:20 and 6:45pm. The exhibit is curated by member artists Catherine Bell Smith and Mollie Hannon.
The Creative Arts of Women (CAW) and the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio have teamed up to present “Woman As__” a provocative new exhibit that explores gender, identity and womanhood. The exhibit will feature over 100 original works by members of the artist collective CAW representing diverse mediums such as painting, installation and performance. The centerpiece of the exhibit will feature a collaborative mosaic created by member artists that addresses theme of “Woman As____.”
CAW and the Women’s Fund are compatible organizations with the same goal of empowering women. CAW is a group of professional artists representing a wide range of disciplines including: performance, sculpture, installation, photography, ceramics, painting, and printmaking. As one of the premier women’s arts groups in Columbus, CAW is committed to being a safe place for women to be nurtured in their artistic goals. CAW has also had a notable history of community involvement starting with the 2011 exhibit “Strands” which featured visual and performance art about hair, fibers, DNA and other “strands.” The proceeds of the exhibit were donated to the Hair Theater Fund, which helps patients experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy buy wigs or hats. In 2014 CAW members embarked upon a three month partnership with Fort Hayes High School art students. The mentorships between CAW’s professional artists and Fort Hayes students resulted in the powerful exhibit “Exchanges” which blurred the lines of the mentor/mentee dynamic.
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is a public foundation that transforms the lives of women and girls by mobilizing the collective power and passion of all women working together. The Women’s Fund creates gender equality and influence through its research and collaborations, promotes social change by growing women’s philanthropy, and by making grants to programs that raise awareness and educate on issues affecting women and girls.
After the opening, Tacocat’s Gallery is open on Sundays, from 12p – 5p, or contact one of the CAW hosts to schedule a personal tour! Continue reading
What do I love about Columbus and Central Ohio? That it is NEVER boring around here!!! There is always something artsy, educational and fun happening on the weekends and during the week. This week the art starts tomorrow night with a couple of art shows/openings, goes through the weekend with fundraisers, art shows, art openings and continues on Monday night for Alternative Fashion Mob‘s first movie night at their new FABRIC Resource Center on the second floor of Columbus Idea Foundry. So, don’t complain that there is nothing to do around here…GET YOUR ART ON!!!
THE URBAN LANDSCAPE
77 South High Street, First Floor
Christopher Burk is excited to be part of this upcoming curated exhibition with a total of sixteen artists from the entire state at the Riffe Gallery –
BIG LOCAL ARTS
STRONGWATER FOOD & SPIRITS
Big Local Arts is hosting a one day Art show at 400 West Rich and Strongwater Food and Spirits. Come see some amazing local art and help support local artists as well as Big Local Arts. There will be a large mix of 2-D and 3-D art available for purchase.
Big Local Arts supports local artists by giving them the opportunity to showcase their work to the thousands of people who come to the Columbus Arts Festival. In addition to The Arts Festival we will also be hosting a gallery show to continue to showcase local artists and to help make the Big Local Arts Tent better each year.
So come out for a night of great art and have a drink at Strongwater Food and Spirits. There will also be a raffle
7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Yes, it’s been 7 years since Hayley Gallery opened their doors in New Albany. To celebrate this milestone, please join them for an Open House on Friday, November 7 from 1 to 9 pm. The gallery will be offering special discounts in honor of their 7th anniversary and one lucky person will win a piece of original art.
12TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT FEST & CRAFT SHOW
LINWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Friday, November 7th (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Saturday, November 8th (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Come shop for a great cause and have fun too!
Linworth Children’s Center will hold it’s 12th Annual Holiday Gift Fest & Craft Show November 7th & 8th. There will be 60+ vendors/crafters selling unique items, a lunch and bake sale, silent auction for themed baskets and a Santa’s Workshop for children. All proceeds benefit the LCC Scholarship Fund.
ART OF RECOVERY
FRESH A.I.R. GALLERY
HILTON DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
The Art of Recovery is an annual benefit supporting Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s mission. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery (Artists in Recovery) creates a venue for public display of work by artists affected by mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The gallery exhibitions feature the courage and struggles of the artists. Exhibitions combat stigma and address social issues. Southeast has created the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery solely for the benefit of the artist and does not accept commission from the sale of artwork. Artists throughout the community recognize the importance of having Fresh A.I.R. Gallery and supporting artists with all backgrounds.
The support of wonderful partnerships and our community allow our mission and programming to happen – THANK YOU!
This year’s Art of Recovery will be held on Friday, November 7 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.
Live and Silent Art Auctions featuring original art from over 90 artists
A unique menu created especially for the event by Hilton Columbus Gallerie
Live art demonstrations
Individual tickets are $75 or $125 per couple. Contact the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery at 614.225.0980 x1206 or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets and/or sponsorship opportunities.
Learn the 5-steps to producing a professional self-published books. Brad Pauquette, an experienced publishing consultant and the CEO of Columbus Publishing Lab, will explain the process that traditional publishers use to produce books, and how you can emulate those steps to produce a great book that readers will love. The seminar will take you from a finished manuscript to a self-published title available for sale from all major retailers, both as a paperback book and an e-book.
All works are fine art paintings and are available for purchase. In addition, there will be fine art prints for sale of selected pieces from the show.
Elijah Pierce and many more.Our friends at Sherrie Gallerie and Brandt-Roberts galleries are having their openings at the same time.
3 galleries, 3 different show, 1 afternoon.
Alternative Fashion Mob
First Movie Night
Columbus Idea Foundry
Come have a movie night with the mobsters!
They will be showing the movie Unzipped (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114805/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1).
There will also be:
90s pop culture trivia for prizes
Snacks and Beverages (BYOB)
And Columbus for a Reason and Fashion Capital shirts and swag for sale
Also, bring a food item for Franklinton Food Bank and maybe you’ll get a lil’ somethin’ extra.
So bring some popcorn and a snuggly blanket and watch Unzipped with the Mob!
Once again, there is plenty to do this weekend so how about making a trek to Marion first to see Christopher Tenant’s closing and then come back to Columbus or go to Bay Village or Cincy????
MARION OSU CAMPUS
There will be a Closing reception from 6-9 on October 9 at the Kuhn Gallery at the OSU campus in Marion. During this time light hor d’oeuvres served as well as a meet and greet with the artist. Anyone attending the event will receive a complementary show print of the painting All The Teeth.
The artists at 400 West Rich loved the spirit and energy that happened in Franklinton during the Independents’ Day Festival, and enjoyed their show so much that they wanted to keep them going and do something new for October.
Come and join them on the second Friday in October for a tenants show and upstairs open studio event not to be missed!
In the name of community and diversity, the art will be taken out of the “main gallery space” upstairs and will be used to cover every other nook and cranny upstairs with glorious art. Take a look around and find hidden gems all over, and while you are upstairs, check out some of the wonderful artists at work, in their own studios!
Light refreshment provided!
Ohio Art League
Strongwater Food and Spirits
Join OAL this year for their annual One Night fundraiser with this years theme being ‘Tribute’. They will pay tribute to their past, present, and future member artists of the Ohio Art League, without them, OAL would cease to exist.
This unique event will feature Ohio’s leading contemporary, professional artists’ work in a silent and a live auction.
One Night supports the state’s premier, visual arts, member service organization—the Ohio Art League, working on behalf of artists for over 100 years.
Tickets can be purchased here:
If you’re in the Bay Village area…
Chad Cochran Photography
52nd Annual BAYarts Juried Show!
Opening Reception Friday, October 10 from 7-9 pm
This weekend the place to be is Franklinton for Independents’ Day, 400 Days, Alternative Fashion Mob’s Fashion Show (and more!) and Columbus Idea Foundry’s Open House…so much to see and do!!! There is more than enough to keep you busy ALL weekend.
Oh and in addition to all of these fun happenings you can still take in Christine Guillot Ryan’s Converging Boundaries at the Cultural Arts Center; Stephanie Rond’s Dangerous Impermanence at Fort Hayes’ Shot Tower Gallery and Ashley Pierce’s show at Lindsay Gallery in the Short North.
Friday Saturday and Sunday
DATES + TIMES
Friday, September 19: Preview Event: 6:00- 12 or later!
Saturday, September 20: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, September 21: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Intersection of Town St. and Lucas St. in East Franklinton
Columbus OH 43215
There will be: 5 stages of music and performances; films; Street Food Fair; Ohio brews, wines and Brothers Drake Meadery; Strongwater Food & Spirits (a full restaurant and bar located at the center of the festival! Stop in for a meal or a drink anytime during the day!); Rehab Tavern (offers a full food menu and an extensive draft list!); soon-to-open Land Grand Brewery will be offering samples of their beer throughout the day on Saturday, and Actual Brewing’s pop-up coffee shop(open at Dinin’ Hall, located at 400 West Rich, throughout the festival); a fashion show and more from Alternative Fashion Mob; a chef competition, Craft Alley featuring tons of talented folks and their wares…holy moly, check out the website to see all the fun there is to be had!!!
For more details:
Bring a canned good or non-perishable food item to donate to our beneficiary, The Gladden Community House. Also support the Franklinton Gardens by purchasing fresh vegetables in the heart of the festival!
400 DAYS AT 400 WEST RICH STREET
ALTERNATIVE FASHION MOB
Friday and Saturday
FASHION SHOW 7 P.M. SATURDAY
The Alternative Fashion Mob will also be screen printing T-shirts on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 1-5 with a fashion show featuring local designers at 7 p.m at the ramp on West Chapel. They will also have a booth selling AFM decals and shirts to raise money for their soon-to-be FABRIC resource center in Columbus Idea Foundry. Catch me screen printing on Friday evening!!
more info at:
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 West State Street
Saturday and Sunday
The Columbus Idea Foundry will be open to the public during the Independents’ Day Festival, now held in Franklinton! Check out this great community festival and stop Saturday noon-9 pm and Sunday noon-6 pm. Our artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs will be showcasing and selling the work they make and do, there will be special Independent’s Day programming by the Alternative Fashion Mob upstairs, check out the facility, watch tool station demos and make-and-take activities, meet instructors, register for classes, and even check out our version of a carnival game… with drones.
Boy, the the last three weeks have been a whirlwind with so much to do to get ready for a part-time gig and all of the happenings around town! On the 12th, I made it to 2 events that I featured. First, I stopped by the Friends of the Shelter’s PupArt fundraiser/silent auction at the Dublin Arts Council‘s gorgeous facility. Facility really doesn’t do this place justice! Located on the river on Riverside Drive, it is a veritable castle with winding staircase and lovely rooms that look out onto rolling hills and greenery. Having never been there, I was in awe of such an inspiring environment.