St. Patty’s Day Weekend is Full of Art…Green and Otherwise!

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

The Hive: A Must See!!!

I didn’t make it out to see as much as I would’ve liked this weekend due to the 7.5″ of snow, power outage for 5 hours yesterday and a stress fracture of my right foot.  Truly a sucky weekend EXCEPT for the fantastic show I DID make it to on Friday. The Hive by Walter Herrmann at the Cultural Arts Center was truly amazingly unique.  All I can say is you need to make a trek down there before the end of the month to see this show!

photography courtesy of Ralph Corriveau

photography courtesy of Ralph Corriveau

Throughout the space there are several ‘hives’ made from blocks of  reclaimed wood, each a different size with different designs/feel and  glass jars atop each filled with nests of wire.  All created by Walter!  Wire nests also are found on the floor in several places near the hives.

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

building photo courtesy of Ralph Corriveau

building photo courtesy of Ralph Corriveau

moth walter

On the walls, there are two-dimensional collages that include  beautifully drawn insects such as spiders, moths, flies, butterflies, etc. as well as paintings of cherry blossoms.  These paintings are done on top of deconstructed circuit boards, pages from books, maps,  etc. and are dispersed throughout the space along with other 3-D works such as glass jars filled with wire nests, nails and a shadow box with cocoons made from wire.

spider walter

paintings waiting to be hung

paintings waiting to be hung

I’m not sure what I loved more about Walter’s works…it was all so organic and flowed so beautifully!  I have included some photos to whet your appetite…you have to go see the show to truly appreciate the magnitude of Walter’s work!!

It may have been my only foray into the art scene in Columbus but I have to say it was definitely worth the trip downtown!

Most photos courtesy of another amazing artist…Ralph Corriveau!



A Light But Worthwhile Weekend Before the Holidays!

 There may not be as much going on this weekend as last because of Thanksgiving but what is out there is sure to provide LOTS of inspiration, shopping opportunities and fun!
I wish I could go to all of them, but due to some health issues, I have to lay low Friday night…so bummed!!!!  I hope that my readers get out there and make a point of enjoying what is being offered in my stead and get back to me with pictures!!!
Ethical Artists Collective
Franklinton Fridays
4-8 p.m.
Join the members of the collective and friends as we present our creative approaches to making the world a more beautiful and interesting place!400 farmers' market
The second to last 400 Farmers Market of 2014 is nearly here! Come out to 400 West Rich next Saturday, November 22, and the Explorers Club Food Truck, and George Brazil spinning some tunes and aerial artistry from Movement Activities Aerial Dance in addition to our vendors!Shady Grove Farms || Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals
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
teresa braceletChristmasFair is a holiday market featuring 150 artists (including Teresa Morbitzer of Vintage Vamp) and crafters with unique, handcrafted items….pottery, folk art, paintings, stained glass, jewelry, photography and much, much more. 2014 is the 28th year for ChristmasFair! It’s the perfect place to find unique, made in America gifts and items for your home.
Holiday Shop Around
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Scioto Audubon Metropark
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 11-3
shop around
Please come out for a weekend of shopping, art, crafts and more!  Join ReJen Recycled Arts, Spinfire Studios, June in July and many more artisans in the Scioto Audubon Metro Park at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center’s Holiday Shop Around. This is their 5th year, and to celebrate,they made it TWO days! Saturday, November 22 from 10am – 5pm AND Sunday November 23 from 11am – 3pm. You will find an amazing variety of high quality, local, one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly products from central Ohio to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping or buy a special treat for yourself! There will be over 30 artists, artisans and vendors, with items to suit everyone’s gift list! Added bonus: kids can enjoy activities while you shop and you can explore the fabulous Scioto Audubon Metro Park!
Hollowform: the Space Within
6-8 P.M.
hollow form friday
Artists’ Reception 6-8 pm for this fabulous exhibit, free to the public curated by Devon Palmer

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.

Thank you to the sponsors, Glass Axis, Buckeye Ceramic Supply in Hilliard, and Devon Palmer Woodturning

And if you want to head to the Chillicothe area…

Downtown Chillicothe Christmas Open House

November 21-23

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:

Jewelers Trunk Show at PVG Artisans …Tess Snyder, Krystyne Hubay and estate/vintage jewelry
Jingle Bell Wine Tasting and Art Show
The Grand Tavern
12-4 p.m.
wine tasting
Jingle Bell Wine Tasting and Art Show Saturday 11/22 at The Grand Tavern Restaurant in Waverly Noon to 4pm. Tickets $15 at the door

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.