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A Weekend of Arts Activities

The Columbus Arts District will explode in late August with a weekend full of arts activities for the entire family. Planned by various arts organizations, the activities range from art exhibits to hands-on workshops. Check back often as more information is added.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Quilt Exhibit: Mill Race Center hosts an exhibit of Daren Pitts Redman’s art quilts. Redman’s use of bright colors reflects her surroundings at her home in Brown County. Daren is nationally known and has been featured on HGTV’s That’s Clever. She designs, hand-dyes, paints and pole wraps her own fabrics. In addition to her art quilts, an installation titled Summer in Indiana will hang during the show. An abstract interpretation of an Indiana landscape, the design will feature her hand-dyed fabrics. Time: 8 AM–5 PM Location: 900 Lindsey Street Produced by: Mill Race Center More info: www.millracecenter.org

Cultural Snapshots–A Mini-Retrospective by Jonathan Wilson: Columbus Museum of Art and Design (CMAD) displays the work of Jonathan Wilson. The exhibit encompasses recently reprinted/reformatted photographs and digital images; a variety of past work encompassing investigations into the cultures of India, Native Americans, Mexico and Puerto Rico as well as a series of digital composites representing memories and life experiences. Recent work is concerned with the theme of dance and portraits of children with life-threatening illnesses. Time: 8 AM–5 PM Location: Hotel Indigo, 400 Brown Street Produced by: CMAD More info: cmadart.org

YuYu Columbus: Indiana University Center for Art+Design (IUCA+D) and Columbus Museum of Art and Design (CMAD) host a community collaborative art project featuring Boston-based artist Mark Cooper. Entitled YuYu Columbus, the exhibit is a sculptural collage project that invites members of the community to contribute, objects relating to their own personal Columbus experience and add, connect, glue, staple, or stitch them to the growing sculpture. Time: 10 AM–5 PM Location: 310 Jackson Street Produced by: IUCA+D and CMAD More info: Facebook, cmadart.org

Out of the Earth: Metal, Stone & Glass Invitational Group Show: In conjunction with the Iron Pour and Glass Forming Workshops, Jacksson Contemporary Gallery will host a month-long exhibit featuring 3D works from nationally-recognized artists working in glass and metal. Works by Lisa Pelo, Jim Brenner, Payson McNett, Michele Signorino, Aaron Nicholson, Tamsie Ringler, and Veronica Glidden. Time: noon–6 PM Location: 1030 Jackson Street Produced by: Jacksson Contemporary Art More info: facebook.com/JackssonContemporaryArt

Meltdown: Glass Forming Workshops and Glass Blowing Demonstrations: Lisa Pelo from Hot Blown Glass Studios in Clayton, IN will lead workshops to registered participants to create glass paperweights. Along with two other glass artists, she will also showcase advanced glass blowing techniques in demonstrations throughout the day. Time: noon–7 PM Location: near 1030 Jackson Street Produced by: Columbus Area Arts Council More info: artsincolumbus.org Note: All workshop time slots have been sold.

Meltdown: Scratch Block Workshop: Scratch Blocks are made of sand that is held together with resin. Registered participants can carve a design into the sand which will be cast in iron at the Saturday night iron pour. Tools and instructions on carving the blocks will be given at workshops, which are conducted by Bloomington-based artist Michele Signorino and a group of ten national artists working in metal sculpture. Time: 4–7 PM Location: near 1030 Jackson Street Produced by: Columbus Area Arts Council More info: artsincolumbus.org Note: Scratch blocks can be purchased for $25 each by calling 812-376-2539.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Quilt Exhibit: Mill Race Center hosts an exhibit of Daren Pitts Redman’s art quilts. Redman’s use of bright colors reflects her surroundings at her home in Brown County. Daren is nationally known and has been featured on HGTV’s That’s Clever. She designs, hand-dyes, paints and pole wraps her own fabrics. In addition to her art quilts, an installation titled Summer in Indiana will hang during the show. An abstract interpretation of an Indiana landscape, the design will feature her hand-dyed fabrics. Time: 8 AM–11 AM Location: 900 Lindsey Street Produced by: Mill Race Center More info: www.millracecenter.org

Cultural Snapshots–A Mini-Retrospective by Jonathan Wilson: Columbus Museum of Art and Design (CMAD) displays the work of Jonathan Wilson. The exhibit encompasses recently reprinted/reformatted photographs and digital images; a variety of past work encompassing investigations into the cultures of India, Native Americans, Mexico and Puerto Rico as well as a series of digital composites representing memories and life experiences. Recent work is concerned with the theme of dance and portraits of children with life-threatening illnesses. Time: 8 AM–5 PM Location: Hotel Indigo, 400 Brown Street Produced by: CMAD More info: cmadart.org

Downtown Farmers Market: Purchase fresh produce grown by local farmers/gardeners, fresh-cut flowers, herbs, home-baked goods (including gluten-free), coffee, tea, lemon shake-ups, local art, jewelry, and mosaics, while enjoying music by local and regional musicians. Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM Location: Cummins parking lot between Brown and Lindsey Streets Produced by: Downtown Columbus Farmers Market More info: columbusfarmersmarket.org

ArtFEST: Now in its fifth year, ArtFEST is an annual juried art show that features the work of local, regional, and national fine artists and artisans. This fine art fair is organized to provide shoppers in Columbus and South Central Indiana with an opportunity to shop a local art fair featuring mixed media, ceramics, fiber, leather, furniture, glass, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, and woodwork from nearly 100 artists from as far away as Alabama and Arizona. Time: 10 AM–5 PM Location: Washington Street from Third to Fifth, and Fourth Street from Jackson to Franklin streets Produced by: Bob Anderson More info: columbusartfest.com

Justin the Artistic Horse Demonstrations: A horse who paints? Yup. Justin’s handler chooses the colors and brushes and he spontaneously paints them on paper or canvas. Each painting is unique and expresses Justin’s equine energy. Time: 10 AM–2 PM Location: Washington Street More info about Justin: justinartistichorse.zenfolio.com

Out of the Earth: Metal, Stone & Glass Invitational Group Show: In conjunction with the Iron Pour and Glass Forming Workshops, Jacksson Contemporary Gallery will host a month-long exhibit featuring 3D works from nationally-recognized artists working in glass and metal. Works by Lisa Pelo, Jim Brenner, Payson McNett, Michele Signorino, Aaron Nicholson, Tamsie Ringler, and Veronica Glidden. Time: 10 AM–1 PM Location: 1030 Jackson Street Produced by: Jacksson Contemporary Art More info: facebook.com/JackssonContemporaryArt

Meltdown: Glass Forming Workshops and Glass Blowing Demonstrations: Lisa Pelo from Hot Blown Glass Studios in Clayton, IN will lead workshops to registered participants to create glass paperweights. Along with two other glass artists, she will also showcase advanced glass blowing techniques in demonstrations throughout the day. Time: 11 AM–2 PM Location: near 1030 Jackson Street Produced by: Columbus Area Arts Council More info: artsincolumbus.org Note: All workshop time slots have been sold.

YuYu Columbus: Indiana University Center for Art+Design (IUCA+D) and Columbus Museum of Art and Design (CMAD) host a community collaborative art project featuring Boston-based artist Mark Cooper. Entitled YuYu Columbus, the exhibit is a sculptural collage project that invites members of the community to contribute objects relating to their own personal Columbus experience and add, connect, glue, staple, or stitch them to the growing sculpture Time: noon–5 PM Location: 310 Jackson Street Produced by: IUCA+D and CMAD More info: Facebook, cmadart.org

Philharmonic Brass Ensemble: Enjoy the sounds of a brass quintet while enjoying ArtFEST. Members of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Brass Ensemble will be playing a wide variety of music including pops, classics, Dixieland, and Big Band Jazz selections. You’ll hear favorites such as That’s a Plenty, Ain’t Misbehaving, Amazing Grace, Star Wars, Fanfare from La Peri and other works by John Williams, Paul Dukas and Victor Ewald. The ensemble is made up of musicians Eddie Ludema and Keith Burton on trumpet, Logan Chopyk on trombone, Shaun Cooper on French horn and Glen Dimick on tuba. Time: 3–4:15 PM Location: corner of Fourth and Washington Produced by: Columbus Indiana Philharmonic More info: thecip.org

Meltdown: Iron Pour: Come watch the magic of an iron pour, where working artists pour molten iron into pre-made 3D forms and scratch blocks to create pieces of art. Chicago- and Minneapolis-based artist Jim Brenner, lead sculpture artist for the Iron Pour, considers Columbus the perfect place to have an iron pour because there’s a relationship between the artist and industry here. Foundry workers come to the event and work side-by-side with iron pour artists. Time: 4–10 PM Location: near 1030 Jackson Street Produced by: Columbus Area Arts Council More info: artsincolumbus.org