Thursday, March 4, 2010

An Artistic Round of Golf?

Imagine 18 groups of creative local artists dreaming up and crafting 18 unique putt putt golf holes. That's the idea behind an artist-built mini golf course -- dubbed A-Holes by its organizers, Couchfire Collective. It's open to the public March 19-21 in the Gateway Film Center Lobby at South Campus Gateway (High Street at 10th). Cost is $8 for a round of golf, with coupons good for discount movie tickets included and snacks and beverages close by. Hours are 5 pm-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday and noon-5 pm Sunday. Artist groups include Artillery, Wild Goose Creative, Crafty Cotillion, Junctionview Studios, Primary Colours, Cow Brow, F.A.D., Super Collider Theater, 13 E. Tulane, Zen Genius, Idea Foundry, CAW, CCAD, Cloud Haus, Etsy Team Columbus, Skylab, Mother Artists at Work and Couchfire Collective. For more, go to

Whistling in the Dark Theatre Company invites you to a sneak preview of its new play -- HG Wells: The Science of Fiction, by Dwayne Blackaller. The piece will be presented on Sunday, March 14, at 7 pm as part of the troupe's Sundays @ 7 series in the Shoebox at South Campus Gateway. Admission is $3. The play combines the elements of science, English and theatre, and follows the exploits of a young Wells as he examines questions of scientific morality, the future of mankind and his place in a wildly imaginative universe of possibilities. The play was developed to tour to schools.

The Arts Initiative's weekly radio feature -- the Emerging Artist Studio -- on WOSU's new Capital City Radio station was featured last week in the Lantern. Read about it here. The weekly feature, which airs twice a day on Fridays, also is available on the station's website. A new group of emerging artists in town -- including theatre artist Chris Roche, jazz musician Joe Graziosi (left), theatre artist Emily Bach and visual artist Helma Groot -- were interviewed by host Karen Bell last week; their pieces will be up on the website shortly.

Catch a free dance concert with OSU dancers at 7 pm Wednesday, March 10, in the Arts Initiative space at South Campus Gateway. The program includes one long dance, two shorts and 5 minis, performed by Jenai Cutcher's Tap 1 and 2 classes.

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