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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Downtown Chillicothe Christmas Open House
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: http://chillicothedowntown.com/2014/11/11/downtown-christmas-open-house/
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.