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  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:30 PM | Deleted user

    "Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to the promotion of the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities and an environment of mutual support and inspiration for artists and students, and the community."

    No more worrying about which book to read this winter, it's time to make your own! Spring is upon us, so clean out the cobwebs and get your creative juices flowing. Check out some of the upcoming workshops offered by Columbus's own Phoenix Rising:

    Found Object Monoprint Workshop

    Instructed by Marilyn McPheron, this class begins with a demo, and then participants may creatively experiment as far as their imaginations may take them before printing their own works. Using stencils, lace, cardboard cutouts, paper doilies, flattened metal odds-and-ends, string, vegetable netting and an array of interesting flat, house-hold items, class-goes will create a series of similar but unique prints using Speedball water-soluble printing ink. Most participants will complete around 6 to 9 prints (two or three series of three prints each). The end result is essentially a mystery, as you will not know exactly what will appear until the paper is pulled from the plate after it is pressed. This workshop is limited to 6 participants, so grab a seat ASAP!

    Found Object Monoprint Workshop is offered this Saturday, March 21 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Fee: $65 (includes all materials)

    Register for Found Object Monoprint Workshop

    Signature Bookbinding

    Also instructed by Marilyn McPheron, Signature Bookbinding serves to teach participants how to sew two "signature" based books and how to attach the covers. The first book will be an open spine sketch book with a total of 48 usable pages. Each signature, a total of 4, within the "text block" will be a different type of drawing paper. This first book, which the finished size is to be about 9 x 12 inches, will be book board covered in paper and decorative tapes. The second book, more like a journal, will have a rounded, soft spine covered with book cloth. Although it will be smaller in size, the second book will contain the same amount of signatures/pages. Document your very own expressions within a sketch book or journal you created yourself! This course is also limited to 6 participants, so act fast!

    Signature Bookbinding will take place on Saturday, April 11 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Fee: $65 (includes all materials).

    Register for Signature Bookbinding

    Happy printing!

    Click here to find out more about Phoenix Rising and other great workshops offered by the organization!

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:11 PM | Deleted user

    Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends

    April 7 – May 16, 2015

    Opening Reception April 7, 6-8pm 

    Location: Dublin Arts Council 

    Address: 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43016

    Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends offers a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives: those with our families and friends. Bender and Vogel have both exhibited extensively in the Columbus area. Bender is best known for her clay sculptures, but also produces and exhibits drawings and paintings. Vogel’s background is in photography. Many of her works continue to connect to photographic images, often in unexpected ways. The artists excel in conveying the many dimensions of our closest relationships and in utilizing humor — sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark — to undercut sentimentality. Family and Friends brings together earlier and more recent works by both artists and will feature a new collaborative project that pays homage to a number of their mutual friends and mentors. 

    A free public reception will be held Tuesday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Gallery hours: 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.

    Exhibition and public reception are free of charge.  

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:21 PM | Deleted user

    We would like to congratulate OAL member, Walter Herrmann, on his very successful solo exhibition "The Hive" which was shown at the Cultural Arts Center.  

    The show is now over but if you missed it you can read about it on Columbus Live or at the Ohio Crafters and Artisans Wordpress

    Check out his website here

    Once again, congratulations to Walter on a very excellent show!  

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:32 PM | Deleted user

    Collusion: Works of Voice 

    Cultural Arts Center 

    Exhibition Dates: March 13-April 10 

    Artists' Reception: March 13, 6-8pm 

    Conversations & Coffee Art Talk: March 19, 12-1pm 

    OAL member, Chad Cochran, and Brian Reaume have collaborated on the show along with Eric Rausch--the curator. 

    Statement from Chad:

    I first saw Brian's work at the CAC, during his solo exhibition, Shelter Series: Coastal Refugees. I was immediately drawn to his vision and concepts tied to providing voices to shelters because my thoughts align. As I capture the decaying and vanishing structures throughout Ohio, I hope to not only provide documentation but also to initiate conversations about the homes and those who inhabited them. There are stories that were told within the walls and they remain captured there. With my photos and assemblage pieces, I hope to provide the viewer a way to connect to those stories which gives them a chance to find a new home.

    In my photographs, Brian has found characters. Ones he will converse with, study, understand and express. We work to provide new meaning, hope and voices to these "vaporizing" structures.

    Statement from Brian:

    Through the use of mixed media we give voices to forgotten, lost Ohio shelters of past. Each work will begin from a current photograph, from this image the works are reinterpreted through painting, sculpture or assemblage.

    The purpose of having a two person show as opposed to a solo exhibit is to express the idea of our multi-layered vision. The challenge is to create from another's work and tell a story from a different perspective, using my intention and delving into Chad's vision of history in Ohio. By changing the everyday reality of passing these relics without notice; instead putting purpose to stopping, looking and listening to these forgotten shelters, we can map rural and urban decay for future generations. The personal challenge for me is spending time with each photo and listen to them intently to retrieve their story as opposed to painting/sculpting from the feel of actually being at the location. I have found this to bring an intimacy with each work that is not forced, instead being a seamless transition from print to painting or 2d to 3d once I learn to listen to the subject.

    Statement from Eric:

    I have come to know Brian and Chad as artists; these two are overcome with a need to document their world. Through their experimentation and documentation they create beautiful works of art that are engaging to a viewer and professionally finished. When I heard that they were working together to collaborate on a show, I was instantly interested to hear more. Through our ensuing conversations we formed a partnership that included me as their curator.

    There is a link between their artwork in visual appeal, and together they have created an exhibition experience for the viewer. The show includes 2d and 3d works in various sizes and price points. Each piece is finished to a high standard of professionalism, from framed photographs, wall hanging and pedestal sculptures to a large installation piece in the gallery.

    The installation will include large "vapor shelters" which will have the look of porcelain with minimal color and texture. Varying in size, these shelters will be installed in the center of the main gallery so the viewer can walk around each one and may be able to see inside but will not be able to enter. The area around the grouping of shelters will have elements of scattered debris including chairs for the viewer to sit and contemplate. The structures will have the feeling that they are visions of what once stood in what is now debris. Elements of light and sound will be used to illustrate the life that these shelters housed and the stories that are contained within. 

    For more information check out the article written by (614) Magazine 

    The Cultural Arts Center of Columbus is located at 139 W Main St., Columbus, OH 43215

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:39 PM | Deleted user

    Majority Rising
    Cleveland’s Female Gaze

    OAL member,Judy Takács, is debuting her curatorial skills at the Majority Rising: Cleveland's Female Gaze Exhibition.  The exhibition showcases the work of some of Cleveland's most famous female artists such as: Shirley Aley Campbell, Lee Heinen, Kathleen McKenna, Marsha Sweet and Marilyn Szalay.  Judy will also be including her paintings of the other artists as her contribution to the exhibition.  Don't miss this wonderful exhibition of some of Cleveland's most talented and legendary artists!

    Public Opening Reception: Thursday March 12, 5:30 to 8:00

    Show dates March 12 through May 2 

    Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
    1834 East 123rd Street
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106

    Private Studio tours in conjunction with the exhibit:

    Lee Heinen Studio Tour, March 21, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

    Judy Takács Studio Tour, April 11, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

    Kathleen McKenna Studio Tour, April 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

    Individual $20
    AAWR Member $15 

    To reserve your spot and buy your ticket to any of the studio tours, email Katelyn Gainer, Gallery and Administrative Assistant at or call 216.721.9020.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:27 PM | Deleted user

     March 5 – April 26, 2015
    McConnell Arts Center- Main Gallery

    FREE Artists’ talk: Wednesday, March 25, 6 – 7pm

    Hey Ohioans we want to encourage you to stop on by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington to see Luminous Landscapes in Ceramics & Encaustic Paintings. You will not want to miss this show!

    OAL ember artist Kellie McDermott will impress you with her encaustic paintings. What this woman can do with wax is amazing. We appreciate your talent here at Ohio Art League and congratulate you on your current Exhibition.

    Congratulations to Carol Snyder and to OAL member Kellie McDermott!!

    Please Click the Links below for more information.

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 3:39 PM | Deleted user

    Call for Entries 

    Deadline May 31 

    BAFTA Qualifying ASFF 2015 is now open for entries.We are looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works.  Whether you are an established or emerging practitioner, we want to hear from you. 

    The deadline for entry is 31 May 2015. 

    Supporting & Championing Short Film 

    We are accepting films in all genres: advertising, animation, artists' film, comedy, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video, and thriller.  enter for your chance to be screened at the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015. The Official Selection of films will be shown in 15 venues across the City of York from 5 to 8 November.  There will be additional prizes for Best film in each category and the People's Choice winner.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to an international audience of filmmakers, industry and film fans.  

    The official Selection will be announced in September 2015 

    Winners will be announced at the ASFF Awards Ceremony on 8 November 2015. 

    For more information visit

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 3:28 PM | Deleted user

    Red Hot Raku

    Raku firing's unpredictability and intense process have allotted for it's popularity over the years. Western rake firing is a procedure in which work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-fire reduction. Instructed by well-known Columbus artists Sandy Lang and Walter Weil.

    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    12:30 - 5:30 PM


    Register Now 

    Blacksmithing 101

    A hands-on workshop directed for beginners only, Blacksmithing 101 will teach students basic forging techniques such as building and controlling a coke fire and how to use a gas forge. Participants will make several pieces during the workshop. Instructor Paul Ailing has been blacksmithing for over 30 years.

    Saturday and Sunday

    9 AM - 3 PM

    Choose from these Sessions: March 14 & 15, April 18 & 19, May 2 & 3, or May 30 & 31

    Calligraphy: It's Not Just for Bibles Anymore

    Participants will learn the fundamentals of the foundational style of lettering, and try their hand at the graceful form of art. Students are asked to bring Speedball C-3 Nib, Pen Holder, Black Ink (Higgins, Pellikan Fount India), Ruler, Pencil, Notebook. Instructed by calligraphers Carol Kimball and Sandy Schaadt. 

    Saturday, March 28

    10 AM - 1 PM


    Register Now

    It's Always the Write Time: Creative Writing Workshop

    This fun and creative journey into the world of creative writing will get your ballpoint pen rolling. Taught by Mimi Chenfeld. 

    Saturday, April 18

    10 AM - 2 PM


    Register Now

    Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colours

    Winsor & Newton offers the world's most diverse range of professional products, including oils and acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a revolutionary range of painting tools. Big plus: participants receive samples of Winsor & Newton Artist Materials (hooray!)

    Saturday, April 11

    1 - 4 PM

    FREE DEMO! (limited to 30 participants)

    Register Now

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:52 PM | Deleted user

    Call for Proposals!

    The Digital Fabrication Residency program is launching an online special speaker series that will be free to the public and members of the Digital Fabrication Residency community.  The Digital Fabrication Residency program provides an online professional development opportunity for artists, educators, technicians, critics and art historians with experience and knowledgeable insights into the convergence of contemporary art, craft, design and digital fabrication technologies.  

    Proposals should describe the main project or idea to be presented.  Please keep proposals brief, provide supplemental website links related to the focus of the proposal, contact information, bio with CV or resume.  

    Email materials to

    For more information visit

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:52 PM | Deleted user

    Join OAL member-artist Todd Hickerson, along with clay aficionados Lena Simonian and Eric Immelt, for a symphony of color, light and form in Modern Primitiva; an exhibition which explores the iconic artistry of oceanic culture using natural elements, materials, and textures.   

    Modern Primitiva will be on display at Clayspace's Gallery 831 March 9th through the 28th.

    Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

    While you're visiting the Clayspace website, make sure you check out the vast array of classes and workshops the artists offer. With skill levels from novice to expert, it's easy to find a course well-tailored to your goals.





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