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

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

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


Get YOUR Glam On and Check Out a New Gallery!

There are all kinds of great things happening this weekend and I am saddened that I will not be able to attend the Friday night events because I am hosting my second annual Artsy Fartsy Shopping Party at my home….6 Central Ohio Artisans selling their wares to get the holiday shopping season started with artful things, chocolate and wine….if you want more info, contact me!

Other than my soiree, there is lots to take in as we hit the mid point of November.  Check them out!






7:00 FILM

THURSDAYcolumbus film council


Scarlet Road follows the extraordinary work of Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, she specializes in a long over-looked clientele – people with disability.  Rachel Wotton with speak about the film and do q+a immediately after the film via Skype.
Opening Reception with food and cash bar before the film at 6.30 PM. Film starts at 7.00 PM.
Admission is just $5 or free with a current 2014 CIF+VF Membership tag or VSAO membership. You can buy tickets in advance online at:
art againstThe You Will Rise Project is partnering with Columbus College of Art and Design to present a hands-on workshop for 8th-12th grade students who are (or were) victims of bullying. CCAD student mentors will work one-on-one with high school students, inspiring them to create raw, uncensored works about their experiences with bullying. The resulting collection, including collaborative installation pieces and individual creations, will be presented in a multi-media exhibition at CCAD that is open to the public.
Workshop week 1: Oct 26 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Workshop week 2: Nov 2 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Workshop week 3: Nov 9 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Exhibit Reception: Nov 16 from 12:00 – 2:30 pm






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Sculpture students from the University of Cincinnati will be showing in the gallery from November 14-29. The opening is on November 14th from 5-7. The show includes work by Matthew Jones, Mary Clare Reitz, Leigh Johnson, Aaryn Combs, Rick Wolhoy, Sunni Zemblowski, Sophie Neslund, Christine Kern, Amanda Bialk, Abby Mae Friend



5-7 P.M.



Artist receptions at Griffin Gallery at Creekside, presenting new art pieces. Come visit the exhibit, creative gifts for someone special. Abstract Collage by Mireya Schoo.



6-9 P.M.



Showing: November 8th – 30th
Artist Reception: Friday, November 14th, 6-9pm



100 UNDER 100


CS 100


Show dates: November 8th – 30th
Opening night: Friday, November 14th, 6-9pm
CS Gallery has reached its 100th show! It’s been a wild ride, but they  are still going strong!

This is going to be a huge show featuring 100 works from 50 amazing local artists. Each artist will be selling at least one of their works for 100 dollars or less. If you are interested in collecting art but haven’t had the means, this is the show for you.

The artist reception will feature live music by Jeff McCargish.

400 DAYS




7-11 P.M.
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Join us on the second Friday in November at 400 for our 3rd round of 400 DAYS! There will be stuff happening on the entire second floor! You will get to see NEW art from tenants from the whole building as well as have the opportunity to get some one on one interactions with many 2nd floor tenants in their open studios. 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!!

And whiles you are in the neighborhood… A new gallery has opened across the parking lot from 400. Their first show is on the same day with overlapping hours! You should stroll over and see what they have going on in the Vanderelli Room!





7-10 P.M.

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Join AJ Vanderelli as she celebrates her grand opening with this show featuring lots of Central Ohio artists’ works!

We are all dreamers living and expressing a dream. We as artists aspire to reach beyond the tangible, and whether it is the chaos or the beauty which inspires, we have the ability to present to the world how we move through this life. There is a quality in The Dreamer that enables him or her to look beyond the day-to-day and into the dream. Living The Dream is the The Dreamer. There is an unrest within The Dreamer. And in this unrest is where one will discover his or her expressive reaction to The Dream. Eckhart Tolle says, “When we are awake within the dream, the ego created earth drama comes to an end and a more benign and wondrous dream arises”.




9 P.M.


glamor and glow nov.GLAMOUR AND GLOW featuring previously interviewed make-up artist, Bobbi Jo Gonzalez with AFTERSHOCK
The Nations Largest Black Light Fashion, Music, Art, and Performance Event w/ special guest Broccoli Samurai!
Friday November 14th, 2014
@ Park Street Saloon – 525 Park Street Columbus, OH 43215
VIP Tables available @ The Social Club
Doors 9pm / 18+ Admitted w/ ID
Advanced GA $20 / VIP $55 –
For reduced service fee’s buy online at www.GlamourinGlow.com

3 Themed Rooms
– Main Stage – Featuring The Grand Runway, Performing Arts, Full Service Glow Bar and Live Body Canvas
– Social Club – Everything is 3-D, Visual Arts, Sculptures and live DJ
– Roof Top Bar – Body Painting, Step and Repeat Photo Shoot and Glowing Drinks!

• Glamour and Glow® is the largest black light fashion, music art and performance event in the Nation, and will be seen for the first time in Columbus, Ohio during its 2 year tour.
• Glamour and Glow® offers an enormous array of music, art and fashion; all illuminated under black lights which will accompany the evenings visually stimulating entertainment.
• Glamour and Glow® models will be showcasing some of the hottest local independent designer fashion while displaying glowing body art and theatrical fiber optic hair extensions. The presence of a dramatic mix of circus arts will accompany the stage with wild acrobatic feats and stunning visual props and laser!

Glamour and Glow® Columbus will unite music & fashion lovers for an amazing evening of creative expression through the infusion of live musical acts from the EDM and Jamtronica scene leading the way with a live performance by Broccoli Samurai . The event will embrace the “Wild” side of the Saloon while also capturing the elegance of The Social Club.

Located in the Arena District, the arts and entertainment epicenter of Central Ohio, Park Street Saloon will host this incredible evening. Exit your reality and enter the fantasy of Glamour and Glow!





11-5 P.M.


SHOP: Over 90 handmade exhibitors. Buy handmade goods directly from the hands that made them. View all our vendors and start online window shopping: www.craftinoutlaws.com
Doors open at 11am-5pm @The Greater Columbus Convention Center – Ballrooms 1&2&3
Access from High St, across from CharBar and the Hilton Hotel. FREE ADMISSION to all.

DONATE: All proceeds from games and raffles will go to
benefit Columbus Diaper Coalition. Bring in a box of diapers to be entered into our handmade raffle. Spin our new prize wheel for a chance to win goods donated by vendors and sponsors.

PLAY: Embrace the spirit of DIY by participating in a few make and take stations. Create a special holiday card at our DIY station, sponsored bypattycake bakery.
Get your Drink and Draw on courtesy of Rivet. Bring in a juice box for your little one from 11am-1pm or from 1pm-3pm stop by the cash bar and grab a seat.
Make your own crafty button thanks to What the Rock?!
Or have a screen printed shirt made on the spot thanks to alison rose

ENJOY: Vinyl being spun thanks to Wholly Craft.
Tasty treats and cocktails at the food court and cash bar.
A swag bag, if you can one of the first 100 shoppers of the morning.



5-7 P.M.


Open Door Art Studio heats things up for  their annual open house with the exhibit, Red Hot! All works in this exhibit find their inspiration, in part, from the vibrant hues of red. These smoldering paintings and sculptures showcase all the visionary, artistic voices of Open Door. This event is a fantastic opportunity to better understand the “who” behind Open Door, as well as the mission of the studio and gallery.




5-9 P.M.


Opening night for “Dance Away These Daze,” the gallery exhibit featuring Chad Kessler.  Meet Chad in person over sweets, wine and art at the opening reception! All of the artist openings are free to attend. Catering by ella.
The exhibit will be on display until December 2nd.

See more of his work at our website:



“Gathering” Solo Exhibit by Sue Cavanaugh
3600 Tremont Rd / Concourse Gallery

Sunday 2-4pm

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Awesome fabric installations and works, breaking boundaries by artist Sue Cavanaugh.

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival

and LGBTFEST Stonewall Columbus present:

Award Winning LGBT Shorts

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Reception 5:30pm
Film 7:00pm


Please arrive by 6:30pm

Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse

3055 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, OH 43202

Admission is FREE for CFC/CIFVF members, all others just $5.

No No, Homo, Jerell Rosales, 3 minutes
Princesa, Drew Stephens, 12 minutes
Electric Indigo, Jean-Julien Collette, 24 minutes
Furious St. Jack & Otter, Alone, Ethan Roberts, 6 minutes
Swadhisthana, Joel Mahr, 20 minutes
End Of Season Sale, Eli Glazer and Nella Harush, 35 minutes
Brace, Jake Graf and Sophy Holland, 24 minutes



Dublin Arts Council

Pre-Opening Wine Tasting

November 18

6:30-8:30 p.m.dublin wine

Gather with friends, neighbors, and DAC board members to enjoy a casual evening at the historic and beautiful Dublin Arts Center, where you can sample an array of fine red and white wines, hors d’oeuvres and more, all while supporting DAC’s arts and arts education programming.

The wine tasting fundraiser will take place as part of a pre-opening reception for the solo exhibition of accomplished local glass artist Anthony Gelpi. The evening offers the first look at this stunning artwork, and our wine raffle will be bursting with fine wines, just waiting for a winner!

Please plan to join us for this intimate evening in support of the arts in Dublin.

Dublin Arts Council

Anthony Gelpi–Transparency

Opening Reception 

Thursday November 20

6-8 p.m.


Columbus-based artist Anthony Gelpi returns to the Dublin Arts Council gallery with his latest glass exhibition, Transparency. Gelpi is a full time glass studio artist and has been working with glass since 1996. He has studied at many glass schools and factories including Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Wash.,The Studio at the Corning Museum, Corning, N.Y. and Glass Axis, Columbus, Ohio. He studied internationally at Planas Viau in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti in Murano, Italy. Gelpi has taught at Cam Ocagi in Istanbul, Turkey and has exhibited and been represented in prominent galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally.

“I got into this business to discover all of what glass has to offer, and the possibilities are limitless,” says Gelpi. “My designs are traditional in coloring but contemporary in form and consistently evolving.”

The exhibition will remain on view through Dec. 19. Reception hors d’oeuvres are provided by Bleu & Fig, Dublin Arts Council’s Visual Art Series catering sponsor. Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.