Don't miss the Oct 8 inaugural celebration of Arts in the Alley -- the new arts community sponsored by the Arts Initiative at Ohio State and South Campus Gateway. The two organizations welcome new partners -- including the Ohio Art League, Couchfire Collective and a group of local emerging artists -- in storefront spaces in the Gateway Alley, an arts and entertainment district just off High Street between 9th and 11th Avenues.
The evening includes the 6-9 pm opening reception for Works by Ian Magargee (below) in the Arts Initiative offices, 1568 N High St. The solo exhibition features large scale, geometric paintings by Magargee, a recent OSU MFA graduate. At the same time that evening, the Ohio Art League opens its doors in its new space just across the alley (1552 N High St) with an opening reception for Dreamsters Union, works by Joey Monsoon.
Also that evening, three teams of emerging artists converge in their new space at 1570 N High St in the Alley. They’ll present multimedia art with a live DJ, VJ and live feed, along with visual artwork for sale and a range of short, live performances.
See what The Other Paper has to say about Arts in the Alley here.
Speaking of Arts in the Alley and good things happening in the arts. . . check out what Chris Purdy has to say on his WOSU blog in his piece, The Arts are Thriving in Columbus, Ohio.
The OSU Faculty Club presents Curtis Goldstein: Paintings through Oct 23. A reception is planned at the Faculty Club, 181 S Oval Dr on campus, on Friday, Oct 2, 6:30-8:30 pm. Goldstein is a Columbus artist and OSU alum who expresses his Ohio roots through his paintings of city scenes (below). He also is known for his large murals in Columbus.
OSU Art faculty members Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil announce the opening Oct 4 of Murmeration, a sound installation at Teardrop Park, Battery Park City, in New York. The unique installation brings the calls of more than 350 wild bird species, which reside in or are migratory visitors to New York City, to the park. Their avian calls mix with sounds from frogs, crickets and spring peepers, audible to visitors through speakers placed within resonant chambers of five drainage basins scattered throughout the park. The installation also involved Ben Rubin and clarinetist Ned Rothenberg.
All Ohio State students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars are invited to submit photos to the 2009 International Photography Competition. All entries must have been taken outside the US and should be creative, original, and of high quality. A Best of Show will be selected, as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in the following categories: People, Places and Food. Winning photographs will be exhibited in Bricker Hall Nov 16 - Dec 31. Deadline for entries is 5 pm, Wednesday, Oct 16.
Musician, Inc.: The Working Artist is a free half-day conference Friday, Oct 9, for students, faculty or staff interested in the law, technology and business of the music industry. Speakers cover topics including recording, press, booking, law and business as they relate to musicians. Marti Dodson from Saving Jane will be one of the panelists. The event is from 1 to 5 pm at RPAC, 337 W 17th Ave, on campus. It's organized by the Sports and Entertainment Law Association. For info, contact Kristi Wilcox, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Bridge Life: Finding our Way Home is a documentary film by Josh Grossberg, with a musical score composed by OSU's Steven Glaser, that will be screened at 7 pm Weds, Oct 7, at the Wexner Center. Grossberg and Glaser will introduce the film, which follows Dan Sheffer, a Florida loan officer, who traveled to the Houston Astrodome to bring Hurricane Katrina victims back to Florida.