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

Mother’s Day + Art= Winning Combination

This is going to be one stellar Mother’s Day weekend in the capitol city!  In addition to time with Mom on her special day, why not treat her to one (or more) of the many art openings/events this weekend.  Make a night of it on Friday and hit Franklinton even!!  She’ll be in awe of all of the creative juices flowing here in Columbus…

Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grant Workshop

Columbus Metro Library- Parsons Branch

Thursday May 7th

4:30- 5:30

neighborhood arts

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant supports the arts in communities throughout the county. Civic associations, social service agencies, amateur arts organizations and others are eligible to apply for funding to improve and enhance arts projects. The maximum award is $2,000.
The next application deadline is May 29, 2015.
Application deadline: May 29
For projects starting after: August 15
Award notification date: July 15
Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a grant workshop from 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 7, 2015 in the meeting room of the Parsons Avenue Branch Library. RSVP to oregan@oaae.net.
For the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant application and full program guidelines, visit http://www.oaae.net/en/community-arts-education/franklin-county-neighborhood-arts-grants.

Franklinton Development Association

480 West Town Street

Urban Scrawl Pop-Up Gallery

Toe Heads: Raw   Daric Gill

Friday May 8th

6-9 p.m.

daric gill

Come on out to the Franklinton Development Association for the Franklinton Arts District‘s Urban Scrawl Pop-Up Gallery! This month we are featuring Daric Gill’s ToeHeads! Please Join us 6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, May 8th for the Franklinton Fridays art walk. Daric’s work will be on exhibit through Tuesday, June 9th. Other times available by appointment. These exhibits open on Franklinton Fridays and are on exhibit for one month showcasing the studio artwork of an individual artist from the Urban Scrawl event. This is a great opportunity to discover the personal studio art made by Urban Scrawl artists outside of the mural festival!

Never Stop Moving

Mireya Schoo

Griffin Gallery

Creekside Gahanna

Friday May 8th

6-9 p.m.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Griffin Gallery as they host a solo Exhibit and Dance Performance. Enjoy metaperformer Star Amy Lay & guest star Elizabeth Bowling Cave. Special guest artist Daniel Colvin.
Paintings and choreography by Mireya Schoo. “Never Stop Moving”

Content Panic: A Conversation on Artists, Motherhood and Transition

Second Sight (Second Site) Studio

730 Bellows Avenue

Friday May 8th

7-10 p.m.


With Kerstyn Fawcett Whittington, Felicia Dunson, and Mona Gazala.
Installation created using the artworks of two different mother artists recently in transition: Felica Dunson and Kristen Fawcett Whittington, and a photographic interplay of ancient treasure caches with a modern-day transported domestic cache by Mona Gazala.  Displacement and moving when faced with domestic and economic crises is a frequent occurence in modern society. This hands-on participatory installation brings a more personal experience of that transience to the audience. Studio visitors are invited to help build the installation.
They will also be facilitating a discussion (8 pm on May 8) of the particular difficulties of being an artist and mother during times of disruption, relocation, or displacement.

Three Painters from Olde Towne

TY Fine Furniture

106 E. Moler Street

Opening Reception

Friday May 8th

6-9 p.m.

3 painters

Roger Williams is a postmodern artist turned deconstructionist, which is a national progression from postmodernism. The technique he uses is called “articulated formal.” The famed architect Frank Gehry is well known for his deconstructivist architecture. Rogers’ subject matter is the things and events that define this decade. He is the only deconstructionist in the central Ohio area. Simon LaBozetta works in styles ranging from hyper-realism to the abstract but his current artwork leans toward a unique genre which has been dubbed “Cubist Expressionism.” This is an evolving combination of two movements, the careful use of color, movement and a nearly mathematical sensibility to elicit an emotional response from the viewer. J.T. Thompson presents a new series of artworks he calls Geometric Surrealism. This style explores the use of multiple sources of light and an aid in creating spatial depth in abstract compositions. Light reflecting off of multiple geometric planes guides the viewer’s eye, and gives shape to what might otherwise be a chaotic mass of line and color.

400 days

400 Days Franklinton Fridays

Second Floor Lounge

400 West Rich

Ralph Corriveau

Friday May 8th

7-11 p.m.

ralph show may

Join 400 West Rich for the next 400 DAYS show during Franklinton Fridays that features art from the talented Ralph Corriveau! From carnivals to countrysides and motorcycles, Ralph is able to capture the essence and turn it into beautiful pieces of art. Second floor gallery.

Familiar Faces: Donna McCarty Estep

400 West Rich

Opening Reception

Friday May 8th

7 – 11 p.m.0

donna at 400

Come out and see the vibrant works of Donna McCarty Estep this Friday.  Opening reception May 8th 7-11pm during 400 Days and Franklinton Friday in the Promenade Gallery Downstairs
The Show will also be available to view during the 400 Farmer’s Markets being held on May 9th and May 23rd from 11 am-2 pm.

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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

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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: www.ngorgen.4ormat.com

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: www.cargocollective.com/JordinCaudill

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

Pumpkins, Costumes, Things that Go Bump in the Night and Stephen King…EEEK!!!

Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays because I love all things that go bump in the night, American Horror Story, Stephen King, costumes and the chance to get creative!!  This year there is a veritable plethora (how do you like those big words?) of things to get into so no one in our city should be left out of the festivities or be bored.

The city starts jumping tomorrow night and continues through next week so get your arty party on!!!

Check out these events:

 Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch

Friday through Sunday 

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Curious to how the new Glass Axis space is coming along? Still haven’t found that fall glass gift yet? Make sure you come to our Annual Pumpkin Patch. You can be part of it being their best Pumpkin Patch to date!!

Oct 24-26, Glass Axis will have a sneak preview of their new site and their annual pumpkin sale. They will also be offering first come-first serve classes in hot and warm glass.

Highball: On the Rocks Celebrating the Big 80’s

6 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.

Greater Columbus Convention Center (outside)



highball 80s

HighBall: On The Rocks is our annual tribute concert honoring fabulous fashion and transformational music. HighBall: On The Rocks features regional bands and national headliners performing original and cover songs that pay homage to artists or genres of music that have inspired fashion and design throughout the ages. This year’s totally awesome theme is THE BIG ’80s. Dress in your most righteous ’80s look, and hear bands cover your favorite songs from the decade that was defined by big hair, big shoulder pads and big stars.

Join ’80s pop icon Taylor Dayne and hear The Wet Darlings, the fabulous Johnson Brothers MoJoFlo Lydia Loveless play the songs you know and love as well as some killer ’80s covers.

Tickets $5 at the gate…or you can purchase in advance Thursday through Sunday at Highball Headquarters
$50 VIP tickets while they last.
(another invite is going out for Saturday night for the Costume Couture Fashion Show.





Arts and Crafts Bazaarteresa

Join Teresa Morbitzer of Vintage Vamp and many other artisans at Central High School in Westerville this Saturday for their Arts & Crafts Bazaar!


Harvest Market

400 West Rich


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 400 Farmers Market’s kicks of it’s winter season with a fabulously fall Harvest Market on October 25!

Come celebrate the Farmers Market returning to the inside of 400 West Rich and have get into some shenanigans with a glass pumpkin patch from Glass Axis, trapeze arts, yoga, kids area, and these vendors:

Fincachocolate. | Root Dub | My Mushroom Store
Soaps and Suds | Boline Apothecary, Limited
Team Wearbear | Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals
Columbus Clay Works | Shady Grove Farms
Bud Whitley’s Garage | Jamara | Columbus Idea Foundry
The STEAM Factory | The Smoking Loon Smokery
Splash of Sherri | Sharon’s Delicious Bread
Swainway Urban Farm | PoorBoyz Produce
Novo Terra Farm | Candle with a Cause | Vivre La Vie
Urban Farms of Central Ohio | Potsbydi | Phyllis & Hazel
Actual Roastery | Peace Love and Freedom Gardens LLC

Keep an eye out for updates to this event page as we share more of our plans with you!



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.


Greater Columbus Convention Center (outside)

6 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Saturday highball

HighBall is the nation’s fiercest costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District. Be a part of the HighBall street spectacle and model yourself on High Street. At HighBall, you are what you wear.highball-9

Tickets $5 at the gate…or you can purchase in advance Thursday through Sunday at Highball Headquarters
$50 VIP tickets while they last.

Hail to the King

Stephen King Themed Art Show and Costume Party

Rehab Tavern


7:30-1:00 a.m.hail to king

w/ SK-themed ART by: Bryan Moss, Donna Estep, Derek Stewart, Ralph Walters, Dan Gerdeman, Samantha Knight, Mylesant Lopez, Katie Golonka, Quinn Kelogg, Joss Parker, Arlo Moon, Alan Reeve, Brent Elam, Daisher Rocket, Chad Kessler, Ellen Knolls, Quinn Kellogg, Nick Cline, Kristina Fendt, Roger Kent Grossweiler Jr., Albert Gray, Ken Mosley, Robyn Edwards and Michelle Amos!

Also MOVIES, COSTUME CONTEST (not necessarily SK-themed), PRIZES and MORE!

For something less haunting  in a scary kinda way!  Make a trip to Lancaster Saturday or later in the year!

Decorative Arts Center

Lancaster Ohio

Beginning this Saturday- December 31st

decorative arts show

Campana Brothers: Brazilian Design Now is a rare opportunity to view a diverse assortment of designs created by South America’s premier contemporary designers, Fernando and Humberto Campana . The artists describe these pieces as “functional sculpture.”  But these furnishings and accessories are often described as “fresh and fun” and “playful and outlandish.”  Exhibition visitors will see chairs made of fuzzy stuffed animals, a steel and canvas sofa whose surface is embellished with 18 inch alligator dolls hand-made out of leather.  There is also a large cabinet covered with the tanned skins of the largest sustainably-farmed fresh water fish in Brazil.  In contrast, there are chairs covered with disks of felt and foam that imitate the colors and shapes of sushi – part of the Japanese cuisine brought to Brazil by immigrants.

This international exhibition from the Pizzuti Collection opens in
Lancaster October 25 and in Columbus February 7.
For more information please visit

Return of the Killer Crafts D.I.Y. or Die


Garden Theater


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Get creepy for Halloween with a craft show dedicated to the darker side of the creative mind. Presented by What the Rock?!, Return of the Killer Crafts! will feature an invasion of vendors offering an array of handmade items in the holiday spirit, including jewelry, comics, plushies, clothing and original artworks. While perusing various forms of monsters, skulls and other things macabre, guests are invited to play games like “Pin the Arm On the Zombie” for prizes from local businesses with proceeds going to a local charity, and listen to spooky tunes spun by DJ Raymond T. Vinyl while enjoying a beverage in Ethel’s Stage Left Lounge. Freaks of all kinds are welcome, and admission is free. Held Sun., Oct. 26, 11am to 5p.m. at The Garden Theater 1187 N High St.

The Devilish Vendors!

3rd Dimension Studios
Back Porch Comics
Bearer’s Weird World Creations & Carny Critters
Calaveras de Azucar
Cave Bear Studio
Creux Poche
Crime Cats
Donald T McCullough
Evette Makes Things
Get Your Gun
Jennifer’s Custom Designs
Memoire Arts
Nix Comics
Red Panty Designs
Sandrandan on Etsy
Squids ‘n’ Squirrels
SugarKitty Corsets
What the Rock?!
Wolf and Hammer


Pumpkin Smash

CIF and The Art and Artists of 614

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Join The Art and Artists of 614 on Sunday, October 26 from 1:00-7:00 pm at the Columbus Idea Foundry for an eventful day celebrating the art of pumpkin carving!
Pumpkin Smash features more than 40 invited artists engaging in the creative challenge of pumpkin carving. Carved pumpkins will be auctioned off during a silent auction. The event also features an artist mixer and roasting of pumpkin seeds. Refreshments will be available.

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Carving by invited artists
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Artist social mixer
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Silent auction bidding on carved pumpkins

***After party begins at 7:00 pm at Land-Grant Brewing Company located at 424 W. Town Street, Columbus. www.landgrantbrewing.com

I am constantly amazed at the ways in which so many people in our fair city find to be creative….this event is already sold out but I can’t wait for the next one!!! What a an awesome idea!!!  Who is in with me for the next foray into not so ordinary drinks?????

four thieves

At any given moment, Annie Williams has cocktails on the brain. On Oct. 26, The Sycamore bartender and cocktail consultant will share her latest creations by way of new pop-up speakeasy Four Thieves Thirst Parlour.

The concept is straightforward: Just like a pop-up restaurant, Williams and partner Luke Pierce will run a cocktail bar for one night at The Kitchen in German Village. The drinks? Not so straightforward. Order a Manhattan, and you’ll get a Manhattan trio of three mini Manhattans, each showcasing a different whiskey and bitter. Ask for a gin and tonic, and you’ll have a choice of three gins and three tonics, each tailored to pair with a specific gin. Williams also promises a mezcal offering and several carefully crafted nonalcoholic drinks.

The inaugural pop-up will be ticketed; for about $30, guests will receive sit-down service with a choice of two cocktails and a bar snack (think charred peppers and deviled eggs). Advance tickets will be available on Four Thieves’ website. fourthievesthirstparlour.com



the journeyA Columbus International Film + Video Festival Early Bird Screening Event

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
72 minutes
Mark Kendall

Tuesday, October 28
Drexel Theatre
2254 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs.This film follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.

Admission is FREE, donations encouraged.




Watch Broad & High to learn about featured artist Jim Arter at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.   On the next episode of Broad & High, deer sightings along the downtown riverfront and a man who has lived his life within art and has been an advocate for children in art and education. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m., only on WOSU TV. See a preview at :


Cap City Creatives Turns 5 This Weekend And More!!!

Cap City Creatives (CCC) will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary this Saturday at Rehab Tavern in Franklinton.  BUT that is not all the is happening in this city of ours this weekend!  Check out events for tomorrow night, the weekend and for next Tuesday!  Columbus ROCKS!!!

The Origins of Abstraction

Main Library

Opening Reception 


6-8 p.m.origins of abstraction

Welcome to the opening reception at the Carnegie Gallery to see this juried abstract art show featuring the varied abstract works of 21 central Ohio artists in this show. Please send out this invite to anyone else you think would be interested in the show. The opening reception and show begins on August 7th and runs through September 19th.

Connection Status

Amy Leibrand Solo Show

Haiku Restaurant


amy at HaikuhaikuIn the age of the “selfie” fueled by social media, the representation of our personality has become more and more streamlined. We have the possibility to project an idea of how we are as a person into the world around us, but with the constant option of altering truth and inventing fictional characters. Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable. Connection Status studies the degradation of reality via the self-portrait by emphasizing the images’ digital components, as well as challenging their flat, two-dimensional state. In this series, the portrayed accuracy of images is corrupted using both digital and physical means. Code corruption was employed as a method to alter portions of data in the image files, resulting in random and unpredictable decomposition of images. Glitch iterations, on the other hand, were controlled, and supplementary pixelation and/or physical embellishment was tactically applied to further degrade the work. Physically distorted images were strategically cut apart, shifted and folded to dispute the representation of the subject, which is perceived as accurate when the image is presented in a flat, composed state. Through these means, Connection Status seeks to emphasize the transient nature of images and their potential for deception. Presented separately are two images, Broken Boundaries and Let’s Jump off a Cliff, which are the beginnings of an exploration into how we view seemingly insurmountable obstacles. These images aim to communicate how our perception affects action. The works are composites of original images.

Columbus Idea Foundry

August Classes

Franklinton cif clssesWell good morning August! The CIF wraps our summer quarter with more than 35 different classes this month for you to level up your maker skills!

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What to Do Starting TODAY!

There is so much going on this week and weekend in every corner of our great city!  Ron’s birthday is Saturday and we will have so much to pick from, he’s gonna have a hard time deciding!

But the fun really starts tonight at CIF.  Join them for:

CIF wed

Columbus Idea Foundry

Wednesday July 23

7-9 p.m.

This Wednesday, 7-9pm: Led by CIF member Kumiko Matsuura, this informal non-traditional and dynamic figure drawing class presents two dancers, Roman and Jennifer as our featured models.

Attendees are required to bring their own drawing materials and paper. All forms of media from pencils and paint to digital are encouraged.

This is an open studio session so no experience is required. Brush up on old skills or try your hand at something new!

At this month’s session, the model will be clothed.

$7 at the door, RSVPs requested to ensure adequate workspace.

Either RSVP here or to kmatsuura.3@gmail.com.https://www.facebook.com/events/1519396274957360/

take me to your leader

Take Me to Your Leader

Hosted by Derek Stewart 

Rehab Tavern

Friday July 25

Dress like your favorite invader or create your own alien costume, either way let’s take over Rehab Tavern!!

Themed art, movies, music, costume prizes and drink specials all night!! So dress up and bring cash as the artwork will be for sale!!

Artists including: W. Ralph Walters, Donna Estep, Brent Elam, Joss Parker, AJ Vanderelli, Arlo Moon, Walter Hermann, Derek Stewart, Katie Golonka, Samantha Knight, Rev. Daisher Rocket, Nick Cline, Kevin Edwards, Brian Hyrne, Aeryn Musick, and Mylesant Carreno.

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March 8th and 9th Happenings!

Because this winter has been so bleh, this little  poster seemed appropriate as an introduction to happenings this weekend in the art world of Columbus and surrounding areas!!!

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1341 Norton Ave., B, Columbus, Ohio 43212
7-12 p.m.


Glass Axis, a vibrant glass art center dedicated to making and learning, would like to invite you join us March 8th for Glassquerade, a Mardi Gras celebration fundraiser.The day will start with all ages glass workshops. At 8pm the formal fundraiser will begin featuring exciting glassblowing demonstrations and performances, live music and dancing. Ticket prices include appetizers and refreshments. A cash bar will be open all night. The highlight of the evening will be a high energy glass fashion show. Proceeds from the event will be used towards the upcoming move to our new facility in the Franklinton neighborhood.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment by your local glass artists while supporting Glass Axis, a unique resource in our community. Tickets will be available for pre-purchase on Eventbrite or at the door. General admission is $20, VIP admission is $50 & will include an impressive swag bag.

Come dressed to impress – costumes are encouraged!



lustron sat. march 8

937 Burrell, Grandview Heights

6-9  p.m.

March 8th

A show unique to Columbus’ past, present and future.
Each of the 36 participating artists will use a steel Lustron house panel to create work for this exhibition ranging from photography and illustration to sculpture and installation.These houses were a very ambitious answer to the post WWII housing shortage for returning GI’s. Manufactured in Columbus from 1948-1950 becoming instant pop-culture icons as an early example of modular architecture. The Lustron was ahead by decades in innovation and green living space while keeping to minimalist mid-century design aesthetics.A Benefit for the Whitehall Historical Society
& The Lustron Preservation Society. (http://www.lustronpreservation.org/)Closing Reception: March 30th 1-5pmHosted by Brian Reaume / Birchwater Studios
www.birchwaterstudios.comwww.www.tacocatcooperative.comRead more about Brian at: http://614columbus.com/article/cribs-pre-fabulous-6152/

CS Gallerycrash

Crash! Bang! Boom!Show dates: March 1st thru March 12th
Opening night: March 8th 7 – 10 pm

The gallery is so very stoked for this show – Come be a part of it!! This is truly it’s come back! One year after a disaster that could have easily wiped it out it is stronger than ever!

Come check out artists take on “crash”, “hit and run”, “explosions”, or just BOOM! These are all things that happened to us!

Come help commemorate the best/worst thing that ever happened to us!

Featured Artists:
Tom Sherman
Arlo Moon
Caryl Young
Theodore Zanardelli

The Artist Collective

second sunday

38 N. 4th St.  Rm 512, Zanesville Ohio

12- 4

March 9th

FOR ARTISTS – Beginner, amateur, wannabes, hobbyists, professionals…. ANY TYPE of artists are welcome to come!Bring a snack and/or drink for you or to share. Bring something to work on…. camera, crocheting, knitting, sketchbook, paints, something you need help flushing out an idea on. Share ideas. Share utensils. Generate ideas and be inspired by working around other artists!Whatever you bring in…. you take out. Leave the studio space as you found it, please and thank you!EVERY SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH – 12-4 p.m.

Primarily for adults. Or very mature children 10+/teens that can keep themselves entertained.

Cap City Creatives

4-7 p.m.

March 9th

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3339 North High Street

Come out and meet the peeps that are Cap City Creatives…this is a membership meeting, a creative event and a chance to learn more about the group if you are not a member.  Munch on some fantastic goodies and schmooze with other creative people…this meeting was originally scheduled for 2-9-14 but was postponed due our crappy winter weather!