March Roars in with ART!

March starts with a roar!  So much to do this weekend and the sun is supposed to be shining so no excuse for cabin fever. Get out there and support the arts and support local…GET YOUR ART ON! Thursday…  Rebecca … Continue reading

The Inauguration is NOT the Only Thing Happening Friday (or during the weekend!)

Not as crazy busy this weekend with the arts but still lots of talented artists in several shows opening this weekend so get out there and celebrate local artists!!! Wildlife Photography Talk: Christopher Brinkman Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin Thursday 7-9 … 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

Mid-October Art Happenings

Unfortunately, I did not get some events posted that are happening tonight because I’ve been sick…didn’t post about last week’s events either because of that so apologies to those of you who sent me invites/info on events that didn’t get … Continue reading

Photos, Family and Food: Photographer Caroline Kraus

Caroline Kraus and I met at the first Creative Arts of Women (CAW) meeting that I attended over a year ago and I was smitten.  She is on of the most effervescent and bubbly ladies I have met in a  long while.  Seems … Continue reading

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)

Friday

 

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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 & CRAFTS BAZAAR

WESTERVILLE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

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SATURDAY

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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!

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THE BLUESTONE

9 P.M.-2 A.M.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

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

Costumes are mandatory, Theme is optional.

Highball

Greater Columbus Convention Center (outside)

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

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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

Saturday

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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

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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

Sunday

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
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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
Oldmanwithers
Red Panty Designs
Sandrandan on Etsy
Squids ‘n’ Squirrels
SugarKitty Corsets
What the Rock?!
Winged
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.

Schedule
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?????

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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

 AND NEXT WEEK, TO NAME JUST A FEW THINGS:

 

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
7:30pm
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.

 

Wednesday

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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 :

http://wosu.org/2012/broadandhigh/october-29-2014-preview/

Graphically Speaking: Meet Brian Williams

self portrait in vestBrian Williams is another artist who first came to my attention through the FB page, The Art and Artists of 614.  His drawings are absolutely amazing with so much detail and uniqueness that I just had to learn more about him and his art! First, he explained that he uses his middle initial (R.) to distinguish himself in online searches from the other more famous Brian Williams…yes, the NBC anchorman! Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, he moved to Columbus in 1998 to attend CCAD and has lived here ever since.  Getting an internship at the Columbus Museum of Art when he was in college led to a full-time job and started his career in graphic design.  He currently works at Honda of Marysville where he designs ads, signage, posters, banners, etc. as well as a bi-monthly trade magazine for Honda employees. Prior to that, he worked at McGraw-Hill, designing textbooks. As he puts it: My day job is nice in that it gives me the time and money to pursue my artistic and educational interests and goals.brian williams at bexley Continue reading

The Weekend Starts Thursday Night!!!

Art and Artists of 614

Characters The Define Us

Opening Reception

6-8 P.M.

July 10

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The Art and Artists Of 614 network’s “Characters that Define Us” is an exhibit that embraces the role characters play in the visual arts. The exhibit explores the manner in which artists are influenced by characters from books and poems with which they identify. Juried by Rob Jones. Co-curated by Stephanie Rond and Amy Leibrand.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, July 10 from 6-8 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Participating artists:

Aina Turiaga
Alana Clark
Brian R. Williams
Brooke Albrecht
Caroline Kraus
Christopher Tennant
David Barnes
Derek Stewart
Donna Estep
Ellice Park
Eric Albrecht
Grant Gilsdorf
Jason A. Mowry
Jessica Malone
Jonathan Ryan
Kenya Davis
Kimberly Mullett
Kristin Morris
Lisa McLymont
Megan Corwin
Michelle Amos
Roger Williams
Sharon Pomales Tousey
Terri Toebbe
Tona Pearson

The last 2 nights to see Todd Camp‘s work at Barcelona restaurant in German Village!

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Then Friday night!

CreeksideLiveGahanna Creekside

July 11

5-9 P.M.

The Art Market @ Creekside Live is an open market selling prints, paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry and much more. It’s located throughout the Creekside Plaza off Mill Street in Old Gahanna. Parking is free! Creekside Live is featuring the two local rock bands The Floorwalkers and Angela Perely and The Howling Moons. It’s a CD 102.5 event, plus there will be lots of beverages and food available! The event is 5:00 to 9:00 this Friday night, July 11th

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41st Annual Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music and Arts Festival

July 12 and 13

Heritage Park

Family friendly outdoor event featuring fine art and craft exhibits, live entertainment, youth entertainment and art exhibits. Silent auction featuring items from participating exhibitors and assortment of festival food. Friends, Teresa Morbitzer, Vintage Vamp and Terri Clow, Beaniestalk, are some of the many artists to be selling their wares!

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Sat. July 12: 10:00AM-6:00PM and Sun., July 13: 10:00AM-5:00PM. Heritage Park and Everal Barn.

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Catching Up!

OK…I am trying to get back into the swing of things after two weeks in Florida.  We had a great time and got to explore so many new places plus go to the beach.  I got to prove what a total klutz I am too by trying to use an older treadmill that requires some type of agility to get started.  Ron wished he had recorded my attempt because I looked like something on America’s Funniest Home Videos.  However, it didn’t feel very funny as you can see from this pic!

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Not doing that again!!! LOL!

But I sort of digress…first, I wanted to talk about the Sunday before I left to go South.  I had the opportunity to be part of the group photo of The Art and Artists of 614 at the Main Library and see the exhibit curated by Stephanie Rond (she is on my list of soon-to-be-featured artists!).  Later that day, I made another trip downtown to Rehab Tavern in Franklinton to meet with some of the members of Cap City Creatives.  As always, I am in awestruck by the sheer number of creative, artistic folks in our Cow Town!  I LOVE it!!!  It was a beautifully warm day and I was fortunate to meet many people that day, including Gavin Bruce who will be featured later this week right here on my blog!

Some of the artists of 614

Some of the artists of 614

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Some of the gorgeous works of art in the Women of Color exhibition at the library's Carnegie Gallery

Some of the gorgeous works of art in the Women of Color exhibition at the library’s Carnegie Gallery

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