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