The Arts Initiative and South Campus Gateway are teaming up to create "Arts Alley," part of the Arts Initiative's emerging artist program designed to help creative, talented entrepreneurial artists compose their lives and create work in Columbus. The partnership provides emerging artists with programming and studio space in the Gateway, starting this fall, with the intention of artists building community, exhibiting and selling artwork, performing, teaching and offering public lectures and/or studio talks. An application for available space for emerging artists is available now; deadline for proposals is Sept 7. To access the application and related list of guidelines, click here.
Twenty Ohio public school teachers are back from their trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, (above) where they spent a week exploring experiential education techniques with the Royal Shakespeare Company actors and educators. Their trip, and a related week of workshops at Ohio State, are part of the partnership between OSU and the RSC. If you haven't seen the blog detailing their experiences, click here.
An opening reception for Window of Hope, an exhibition at the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery in downtown Columbus, is tonight (Aug 24), 5:30-7 pm. The show includes works by 16 women living at the YWCA Columbus Women's Residency, and is a window for sharing images of their hope, survival and strength. The exhibition runs through Aug 28 at the gallery, 131 N High St. For info, call 744-8110.
Feed your Soul, a benefit for Available Light Theatre, is Sat, Aug 29, 6:30-9:30 pm at the Riffe Center's Studio 2. Hors d'oeuvres, performances and a silent auction are included; performance emcee is Karen Bell, associate vice president, the Arts Initiative. For ticket information, click here.