Franklinton is Happening This Weekend + More!

OOPS!  I forgot a few events so am adding them now!

CS Gallery

Gallery and Show Closing

Damn If We Didn’t Have a Good Time!

6-9 p.m.

Friday January 9thdaniel

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:

Dear Friends,
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 Days

400 West Rich

7-11 p.m.

Friday January 9th

400 days

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

6-? p.m.

Friday January 9th

ethical arts

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

Glass Axis

5-9 p.m.

Friday January 9th

esther ruiz

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

7-11 p.m.

Friday January 9thhenry

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.

Rehab Tavern

Kevin Edwards

Opening Reception 

7-10 p.m.

Friday January 9th

kevin's at rehabThe 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!

EASE Gallery

The Great Camera Build-Off

7-10 p.m.

 Friday January 9th


Opening reception for a photographic exhibition featuring handmade cameras and the images produced by each.
January 9th – February 7th
The Art of Yoga
Danielle Poling Opening Reception
5-7 p.m.
Saturday January 10th
danielle poling
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10. 5:00-7:00 pm.
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)

Continuing shows:

ROY G BIV Gallery

January 3-31

roy g biv

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:

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:

And Sunday:

Upper Arlington Municipal Center

Collage 2015

Opening Reception

3-5 p.m.

Sunday January 11th

collage 2015

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

Curated by N. Penney Denning
Works by:
• Louise Captein
• N. Penney Denning
• Eglé Gatins
• Martin Hugo
• Margee Bright Ragland
Christine Guillot Ryan


The Fun Starts Tonight and Goes on ALL Weekend!

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:

Chad Cochran

 You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Room

Chad getting started

Chad getting started

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

Chad's show in S. Dot

Chad’s show in S. Dot

CIF Meetup and Holiday Party

7-10 p.m.


December 10th…Tonight!

CIF 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

5-7 p.m.


December 11


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

This Town is Hopping for the Holidays!!!

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:



7 P.M.


instructor CIFInterested 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:!instructors/c13lh

2 weeks until Alternative Fashion Week 2015 designer apps go out!!

Are you a designer that would like to apply?? Go sign up to “Become a Designer” at 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_____”





6-9 P.M.

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.

For more information please visit,, For all inquiries please contact

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

More Spooky Affairs Starting Tomorrow!

The party starts early this week with the book launch of my friend Cynthia Rosi’s long awaited book!!!  It’s sure to be a frighteningly good time!

The Light Catcher

Book Launch Party

Via Vecchia Winery 

6:30-9 p.m.


cynthia;s launch party

Via Vecchia Winery hosts the launch of The Light Catcher, a mystery novel by Cynthia Rosi, on Wednesday, October 29th. Party 6:30-9pm.

Tarot card reading plus a haunted history winery walk with ghost stories. Wine tastings, appetizers, available to purchase.

RSVP to Lindsay Everson, with Book Launch in the subject line.

Ohio Art League

Juried Exhibit

6-8 p.m.

McConnell Arts Center



This year OAL’s annual Fall Juried Exhibition will be on exhibit at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington from October 30, 2014 – January 5, 2015.  Come out  for the Opening Reception on Thursday, October 30th from 6-8pm.

The Juror of Esteem is Rod Bouc, artist and Executive Deputy Director of Operations at the Columbus Museum of Art. Out of over 120 submissions, Rod carefully chose 25 works to be exhibited for this annual OAL exhibition.

Find out more about Ohio Art League:

From there, things get a little more raunchy but equally ghoulish…check out this weekend’s happenings!



9 P.M.-2 A.M.


Three Nights. Three Themes.
Thursday October 30th – Circus
Friday October 31st – The Ward
Saturday November 1st – Masquerade

Costumes are mandatory, Theme is optional.

HalloWine Party

Good Vibes Winery

7-10 p.m.


good vibes


It’s time to start planning your costume and practice your favorite song!  Good Vibes Winery is having a Halloween party with Karaoke at the winery on October 31st with prizes for the best costumes!  This event benefits WARM and we will be collecting non-perishables on Friday and Saturday.  In addition, $1/bottle of all carryout wine sales will be donated to W.A.R.M.

As it gets closer to the Holidays, we believe it is a time to reflect on our blessings and give back to those in our community less fortunate.  Good Vibes will be donating $1 for every carry out bottle of wine purchased on Friday, October 31.  We also will be collecting items for the WARM Pantry from October 28 – November 1.  Most wanted items for the Pantry are:

  • Canned Pineapple
  • Canned Chicken
  • Baked Beans
  • Rice Sides
  • Cereal
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Toothpaste.


  • While costumes are not required to attend the party, Good Vibes will be awarding gift cards for the scariest, funniest, and most original costumes.  So, it’s not too late to start thinking about that unique costume.  You just might win!

Dave and Art will be entertaining the crowd with Karaoke. No matter what your music preference is, we’re sure they will have a tune to fit your talents.  Whether you want to sing solo or with a friend, you’ll have fun entertaining the crowd.

See you at the HalloWINE Party!

Fear Hundred

Strongwater Food and Spirits

6-11 p.m.


fear 100

Step right up and party with Fear Hundred as the Haunted Carnival opens its ghastly doors for one night only!
Come to 400 West Rich when the circus comes to town, bringing with it the creepiest local artists and performers under the Big Top.

Feast your eyes on the daring feats of Movement Activities Arial Dance, the hypnotic undulations from Sacred Shimmy Belly Dance, the spooky symphonies of Mummula, The Magic Mirror, Fear Hundred’s dark carnival-themed art show, and more.

Shake your bones in your finest costume as the sideshow rolls in…and hope you make it ’til morning.

$3 cover, 21+

CS Gallery


6-9 p.m.


Show dates: October 23rd – November 5th
Opening night: Friday, October 31st, 6-9pm

Trick or treat! The reception for the October open falls right on Halloween. Olde Towne East Parsons Carnival will be happening at the same time as the show. Businesses on Parsons will have games and prizes. Come play Pin The Parts On The Zombie and check out some amazing artwork.
See the link below for more information.




mark twain

The Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is one of the most highly anticipated holiday bazaars in Westerville.  As it enters the 30th year, the Mark Twain Craft Bazaar has grown to include over 140 unique artists from throughout Ohio and welcomed 2000 patrons last year. All items are beautifully hand crafted.



roy g

ROY G BIV Gallery proudly presents the work of Carol Boram-Hays and Andrew McCauley. Boram-Hays’ compelling yet toxic sculptures explore our conflicted relationship with industrialization. McCauley’s scorched paintings portray the atrophy caused by multiple sclerosis.

If you happen to be in Indy this weekend!

The Sol Center



art on music

Throw on your favorite band or concert t-shirt and join us for opening night of this truly unique group exhibition!
Meet many of the participating artists, enjoy food and drinks, some great tunes and experience this interactive art exhibition with all of your senses!
Touch the art, play the instruments, hear the artist interviews and behind the scenes stories via Piggyback App on your smart device!

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.




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Works by Francis L. Richardson, Kathleen Richardson, and Virginius Hall. The show runs from August 11th – September 6th, with the reception will be on August 28th at 7:00 PM.

Sweet Simpliciteas



sweet simplicites






7-10 P.M.



The inaugural exhibition, Influx, introduces works by Zachary Armstrong (Dayton), Noah Markoe (Columbus), Ben Pederson (Brooklyn), and Walter Sutin (San Diego). Works include large-scale painting, sculpture, and video that demonstrate a comic, manipulative approach to media and material to form contemporary narratives.

Opening reception held on Friday, August 29, 2014 7PM-10PM with after party sounds provided by Night Mode Sound System. The exhibition will be open August 29- September 18.


Opening Reception

Friday, August 29, 2014

5-7 P.M.


August 28–September 13 during the MadLab theatre production, “The Playdaters”

Daniel’s full art show/exhibit showing some of his previous work as well as debuting his next series.

This show is the idea of showing food in a manner that’s reserved to people. It gives a unique take on human personality. It is for anyone who has ever enjoyed playing with their food and now they don’t have to imagine what it would look like. To see how the inanimate would live if they could.



6-9 PM



 Friday at CS Gallery

Due to special circumstances CS is hosting a special event soft closing for both of Char Norman’s amazing shows:

Friday August 29th, 6-9pm – Here is the event info from the opening on the 22nd!

Fashion Meets Music Festival

Convention Center

All Weekend

FMMF fest with AFM

Come out and see fashion, hear music and party on!  Our own Alternative Fashion Mob will have a booth at the Marketplace (I’ll be volunteering on Sunday 1-3) and several local designers will be featured!!! Every day there will be something fun going on combining fashion and music so check out AFM’s portion ( and get ready for fashionistas!!!


Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

10-5 p.m.

Labor Day

Northam ParkUA Labor day

Celebrate the arts at Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival, Central Ohio’s  premier one-day blind-juried arts festival showcasing nearly 200 fine art and fine craft artists from all over the country in a free alfresco interactive art space. The festival is hosted by the City of Upper Arlington’s Cultural Arts Division.   Some of previously featured artists will be showing and selling their wares at this hoppin’ event!  Teresa Morbitzer, Vintage Vamp; Deborah Wright, Genoa and Jennifer Roy,       Re-Jen Recycled Arts are just a few of the over 150 artists you can check out!

Crest Fest + Urban Scrawl= A Fab Weekend!!

First, a shoot out to the incredible Mike Renner and Heather Ziegler of What the Rock!? on winning a Best of Columbus Award from Columbus Monthly!!!  Woot!!!!  Well deserved!!!

heather award

Franklinton Arts District is gonna be hopping this weekend with not only the 8th Urban Scrawl but Open Studios at 400 West Rich, An After Hours Party at Strongwater and a pop up Art Exhibition opening reception tomorrow night AND the 400 Farmer’s Market!  Whew!!! There will be lots to see and do this weekend on Rich Street so get down there!!!

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OMG!  OMG!  This is all I can say after my evening at the CS Gallery for The Second Annual Exposure Event!  Amy Leibrand (curator) Cindy Westover (accomplice..hehe!), Lisa McLymont (juror) and Daniel Colvin (gallery owner) outdid themselves last night at the opening reception for this amazing exhibit of mobile photography!!!


Every aspect of the event was phenomenal…from excellent food, over the top turn-out, yummy wine to exquisite art…what more could you ask for???

 I got there around 7:30, just in time for the one hour power outage…a celebration of last year’s power outage during the first hour of the event…and a gallery so packed that there was a waiting line to get in!  And,OMG, the first person, I see is Chad Cochran!!!!  FINALLY I get to meet this guy who I featured last summer and have wanted to meet forever! That alone made my night! 

Amy Leibrand and Daniel Colvin

Amy Leibrand and Daniel Colvin

Next was looking at amazing photography using our cell phones for lighting.  What an excellent way to start the evening.  The photography on exhibit is beyond words…so much variety, such talent, artists from all over Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, DC and other US locations AND work from Italy, Turkey, England, Denmark, and more!  I wanted to just purchase all of them, have Amy bring them to my house and set up a gallery there.  Unfortunately, my budget precluded that but I did purchase a gorgeous pic from Denmark…can’t wait to get that one home!!!

 I got the opportunity to see Megan Monteith Corwin, someone I meet several years ago at a crafts fair, who has found her passion in mobile photography after trying so many other art forms; says she thinks she finally found her niche. Donna Estep McCarty and Chad were other photographers that I have featured along with Amy.  I also got to meet several of the featured photographers and hope to have the opportunity to meet with and interview them along with some other artists I met from the 614 group.


Chad Cochran and Amy Leibrand

cindy and amy at exposure

Cindy Westover and Amy Leibrand, Accomplices in Photography!


It was a magical evening and I have to thank, most of all, Amy for her foresight to bring this innovative art form to the Columbus area.  I can’t wait to see what else she brings to our city!

If you weren’t able to attend the opening reception, you can still come out to the gallery to see the exhibit as it will be open for two more weeks.  Photographs can also be purchased through the online gallery at:

Kiss Me, I’m Irish

StPatricksDayHappyThe title really has nothing to do with this post but I love it because I am Irish and would love to have tons of kisses for St. Patrick’s Day this year!!!  Of course, those could take the form of liking and following my blog if you prefer!


This weekend is gonna be a real mix weather-wise so makes sense to spend some time indoors enjoying great art, having a green beer (or two!) and partying.

First up….      CS Gallery

March 15

7-10 p.m.

                                                               exposure march  

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{ EXPOSURE } a mobile photography exhibition
curated by recently featured Amy Leibrand
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Do you recall the power outage during last year’s opening reception? Patrons were left in the dark to (fittingly) view the images by the light of our smartphones. A disappointed “awwww” came from the crowd when power was restored. The outage ambiance was unexpected and special, so to celebrate the return of EXPOSURE, there will be a “Blackout Hour” during the first hour of the reception.

Saturday, March 15, 7:00-10:00 pm // Blackout Hour 7:00-8:00 pm

{ BLACKOUT HOUR // 7:00-8:00 pm }
° The lights will be dimmed, the atmosphere will be memorable
° Raffle with prizes from local shops and restaurants
° Acoustic set by Jeff McCargish

{ LIGHTS ON! // 8:00-10:00 pm }
° Performances by DJ Moxy and pRODUCT
° Video projection

Food, beer, and wine will be available all evening.

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Exhibit Dates:
March 15 – 26, 2014

Gallery Hours:
Tues – Fri 5:00-8:00pm
Sat – Sun by appointment

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83 Gallery South

March 15

     5-10 p.m.


This Space is Rented by Amy Leibrand!

amy LAmy Leibrand (pronounced lie-brand) first came to my attention as I scrolled through the posts on The Art and Artists of 614 Facebook page.  I was attracted to her unique style of photography and haunting images.  Then Walter Herrmann, artist,sculptor and founder of 614, suggested that I contact her because she has been playing a prominent role in the art scene here in Columbus as well as abroad.  It seemed like I was meant to meet this funny and talented lady so after many failed attempts, we finally met at Panera’s for some conversation.

Before discovering photography, Amy tried her hand at painting.  She enjoyed painting from a young age, took numerous art classes as electives as she worked on a degree in soil science and attempted to show her work at galleries.  However, she says that her reception was less than spectacular, selling few if any paintings (she says she’s not a good painter…LOL!).

with friend and fellow photographer, Cindy Westover

with friend and fellow photographer, Cindy Westover

Not to be deterred from expressing her artistic side, she began taking photos…first on a ‘real’ DSLR camera but eventually crossing over to almost exclusively using her iPhone.  She managed to get in on the ground floor of what is now called  mobile photography and found her artistic passion.

Her first photographic app was Hipstamatic but she soon graduated to other apps that allowed her to manipulate her photos after shooting rather than through an app like Instagram.  From there, her creative process blossomed. Now she uses apps that are similar to Photoshop to create and manipulate.  The only down side to this is that phone apps ‘crush’ the resolution of the pics so they can’t be blown up.  Seems like a small price to pay for such unique photos! Continue reading