United Creatives Say “Silence IS Death”

As always, the second weekend of the month features Franklinton Fridays but there is more to do and see this weekend as well.  The art starts tonight at CCAD! Visiting Curator: Amanda Hunt Beeler Gallery Thursday 6-8 p.m. Amanda Hunt is … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Got a Little Darker This Year

Sorry this post is a little late been that kind of week… but better late than never! Dark Love IV: Spells & Hexes is the theme of this year’s Vanderelli Room’s Valentine’s themed show.  The is just one of many things happening … Continue reading

Amazing Cat Show Highlight of Franklinton Fridays!

Well, I have been out of town for 3 weeks and have missed some great art happenings in Central Ohio as well as not posting about them sorry to say!  So much to do in my new home and taking … Continue reading

Shop Your heART Out Again This Weekend and Before!

Once again, this weekend is brimming with art to see and purchase.  Lots of holiday jamming going on so get out there, SUPPORT LOCAL AND GET YOUR ART ON! Fresh A.I.R. Gallery: Opening Reception Cathy Jeffers, Revealed Wednesday 5:30-7:00 p.m. … Continue reading

Rain Rain Go Away for Independents’ Day!

Better late than never!!!  I have had a crazy busy but good week and am just now getting around to posting about events this weekend!  Number one event is the annual Independents’ Day taking place in Franklinton.  I know A … Continue reading

Franklinton Fridays to Spotlight Ohio Female Artists

Whew!!!!! It took me days to get this post together because there is SO much going on this weekend!!!! There is NO reason to sit on your couch this weekend; there’s more than enough to do…  Friday starts with so … Continue reading

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

Dog Daze of Summer Features Pup Art!

Art on Tap Happy Hour Rambling House Soda Wednesday August 24th 5:30-8 p.m. The Wild Goose Creative Annual Membership Drive is underway and this year we’re amping it up. They’re having a little party for supporters – members and anyone … Continue reading

The ART is Where It’s At This Week!!!!

Our artful city starts hopping tonight and the fun continues throughout the weekend with the arts festival, Alternative Fashion Mob, Pizzuti Collection, OSU Urban Arts Space and so much more.  There is NO excuse for being bored or staying home … Continue reading

Franklinton Fridays is One of Many Places to Be This Weekend

Because I am so late getting this out, I will do this week’s events in two posts…first tonight and Friday!

Chroma: The Best of CCAD


4-9 p.m.



Columbus College of Art & Design is hosting an exhibition called Chroma to showcase the best student works from all 10 majors — from Animation to Photography.
The event is free and open to the public and runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at CCAD’s campus at 60 Cleveland Ave. Stop by, look at art, grab a bite to eat and get a temporary tattoo.
Here’s a rundown of some of the cool things we’ll have going on as part of Chroma:

4–8 p.m. Grab a bite to eat from one of several local food trucks. Listen to music (Beyonce, please) as a DJ plays on the Quad near our 10-story ART sign.
4:30–8 p.m. Get inked at our temporary tattoo parlor. Pose for Instagram-worthy pictures with the Awesomatic photo booth.
5 p.m. Throw darts at a wall covered with paint-filled balloons. (No, really. We have darts and a wall covered with paint-filled balloons. And when the paint splatters, it’ll create a mural that will stay up all summer.)
5–6:30 p.m. Listen to poetry and prose readings from the Red Wheelbarrow group in the Canzani Auditorium.
5–7:30 p.m. Drop by the most artistic happy hour in town. Look at artwork while you sip on a local craft beer from our cash bar in the Canzani Center.
6:30–8:45 p.m. Stop by the Canzani Auditorium and Screening Room to see a showcase of awesome videos created by students in the Cinematic Arts & Animation programs.
8:45–10 p.m. Hear speakers — including CCAD’s President, Dr. Melanie Corn — give short presentations during Pecha Kucha, an event that features presenters showing 20 images and talking for 20 seconds per image.
For more information, visit ccad.edu/chroma

Material Pulses: 8 Viewpoints

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Opening Reception


5-7 p.m.

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The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery presents “Material Pulses: 8 Viewpoints,” an exhibition displaying excellence in machine-quilting and surface design, from May 12 – July 16, 2016.  Thursday, May 12, 5-7 p.m. for the free public opening reception and meet the exhibiting artists and curator Nancy Crow. A trio from the Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club will perform thanks the the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.


Brandt-Robert Galleries

Avenues and Alleyways


5:30-8 p.m.
“Avenues and Alleyways” features urban landscape painters Curt Butler and Cody Heichel. Their atmospheric paintings present familiar scenes and unusual perspectives while capturing the energy of urban living. For example, both choose to depict sidewalk scenes at eye level thereby encouraging the viewer to imagine themselves as the city dwellers represented in the compositions.

Vibrant colors dominate Butler’s richly saturated canvases while Heichel’s paintings of rainy days recognize the beauty of bright traffic lights contrasting against a grey backdrop. Butler paints with encaustic, a melted beeswax, lending his canvases a thick texture of generously applied material. Heichel, a watercolorist, works loosely using both dry brush and wet on wet techniques. Curt Butler focuses primarily on architecture. His portrayal of the Columbus’ skyline highlight the city’s most iconic buildings. Cody Heichel’s purposely abstracted figures and his interior scenes encourage a more intimate view emphasizing interaction. Together their work presents a compelling urban perspective in “Avenues and Alleyways.”

129 Studios

Franklinton Fridays

Pieces of My Mind: Steve Jebbett

6 p.m.-1 a.m.

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This is the official opening at 129 studios. Lots of new work, and the whole gallery will be full! Come check it out, I bet you’ll walk away with something!

Urban Scrawl Gallery

The Art of Colleen Scott and Alison Stittsworth-Hall


6-9 p.m.

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Join the Franklinton Arts District at the  Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on May 13th as they  feature the art of Colleen Scott and Alison Stittsworth-Hall The opening  on May 13th and will be on view until Monday, June 6th (by appointment).
The Urban Scrawl Gallery showcases the studio work of artists who have participated in past Urban Scrawl mural events. Visit the neighborhood during Franklinton Fridays to see what the entire creative community of Franklinton has to offer!

Jake & Lucie: Studio 121 Opening Party

400 West Rich

6:30- 10 p.m.


They’ve moved the studio and  want to celebrate with you! Please join in  for art, friends and refreshments at Studio #121 on Friday, May 13, during the May Franklinton Friday. We will have our doors open from 6:30p – 10:00p.
Directions: Studio 121 is on the first floor, past the promenade gallery, next door to the studio of AWL (Artists Wrestling League).

Common Cosmology: Stephanie Rond and April Sunami

The Vanderelli Room

7-11 p.m.

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New Exhibition Brings Together Two Diverse Artists with Universal Theme
Street artist Stephanie Rond and mixed media painter April Sunami will feature new work in the exhibition Common Cosmology. The exhibit brings together themes of culture, spirituality, and humanity through painting, installation and collaborative pieces. The show will be on exhibition at the Vanderelli Room May 7th-May 29th 2016
Common Cosmology was born out of conversations between Sunami and Rond about the new directions they were taking in their art work. “I‘m interested in how cultures and belief systems are often intertwined and ultimately they share more commonalities than differences” says April Sunami of her new paintings utilizing a female form coupled with abstracted backgrounds. Rond states that “my pieces in Common Cosmology are not intended to hold answers about humanity, but rather cultivate questions to consider and discuss. My goal is to create work that serves as a springboard for meaningful conversation. It is my belief that kindness will prevail”.

400 Days, 400 West Rich

7-11 p.m.

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May 400Days at 400 West Rich St. will be highlighting the works of Ellen Knolls in the Northern Gallery.
The Promenade Gallery will be featuring a group show specially curated by Richard Willes. Along with these amazing shows, the building and many artist studios will be open for you to come and see what’s happening with the art scene in Franklinton! …and don’t forget the food trucks right outside! It’s certain to be an evening of fun!


CCAD Senior Fashion Show


8 p.m.


The success story of CCAD’s Fashion Design program is no mystery. Hard work. Raw talent, refined. Student designers with the moxie to make something you’ve never seen before. This year’s class of seniors is no different, but their collections are. Come see how their unique outlooks weave together to tell the story of their time here — and how these designers plan to leave their signatures on the fashion world after they leave.
Join CCAD for the hottest runway event in Columbus: the 2016 CCAD Senior Fashion Show on Friday, May 13. The VIP cocktail reception starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 7:30 for general admission and the show starts at 8.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.ccad.edu/fashion-show