Save the Date! Heroes and Legends, new works by Adam Brouillette, opens in the Arts Initiative space in the South Campus Gateway alley on Thurs, Feb 4, 6-9 pm. About his large-scale paintings, Adam says, "I view my work, not as revolutionary, but as a step back in time, knowing what we have learned from our modern forms of communication. I like to use the explosion of color and design that is inherent in advertising and cartoons, to convey, in a simple fashion, the broader ideas of social and personal philosophy, ideas of scientific theory and discovery, and commentary on life as I see it." Above, segment of All My Friends are Heroes.
At the same time that evening, works by Erin Riley will open next door in the Shoebox, while the Ohio Art League Gallery hosts an opening of Constructing Color, works by Christin Hutchinson and Ian Magargee.
And don't miss the first "No-Talent Talent Gong Show" that starts at 8 pm that evening in the Gateway Film Center Lobby. Stop by for a variety of crazy acts, presided over by Eoin O'Brien as MC and a panel of celebrity judges.
All events are in Arts in the Alley at South Campus Gateway, on High Street at 10th Ave.
Thurs, Jan 21, in the Shoebox is the first Third Thursday Birthday Bash -- the Al Capone Speakeasy. Featuring performers including Swing Columbus and drag king troupe the Royal Renegades (above), the event will celebrate Jazz era dance, music, fashion and 1920s style merriment. It's pay-what-you-can admission.
On Sun, Jan 24, the Sundays at 7 staged reading by Whistling in the Dark Theatre Co. presents Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford, directed by Andrew Blasenak. The reading begins at 7 pm in the Shoebox, and is $3 at the door.
Check out the first Monthly Art Market brought to you by ARTillery Ohio. The art sale, in the Arts Initiative space, will feature hand-crafted jewelry by local artists. The sale runs noon to 6 pm on Sat, Jan 30. Future markets will be the last Saturday of each month. The Feb 27 market focuses on clay arts, and the March 27 event focuses on print works. For a complete schedule, go to artilleryohio.com.