Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jazzy Time in the Alley

On an unseasonably warm and sunny April 1 evening, Arts in the Alley came to life with gallery openings and the sweet sounds of live jazz. The Truth -- a jazz quintet led by School of Music student Joe Graziosi on sax -- played two sets in the middle of the alley while visitors stopped to enjoy the music while browsing the three galleries. In the Arts Initiative space, Carly Witmer's solo show, Mathematic Abstraction, opened (2 photos below), while the Ohio Art League Gallery hosted a reception for the exhibition Open House, and the Shoebox Gallery opened the doors to Iconic Columbus. Witmer's show continues through May; the other two exhibitions continue through April.

Notable News

This Thursday, April 15, ARTillery hosts an Art Talk in the Shoebox Gallery at South Campus Gateway. Local artists exhibiting in the galleries in Arts in the Alley during April and May will talk about their work. Confirmed so far are Kate Dowell, Linda Diec and Carly Witmer. The discussion starts at 7 pm.

Franklin Park Conservatory has issued a call for entries for Savage Gardens: the Real and Imaginary World of Carnivorous Plants. The June 10-Nov 14 exhibition is accepting existing artworks a
nd site-specific art proposals. Deadline is June 30. For details, click here.

Save the Date!
Celebrate Earth Day in the Alley! ARTillery is hosting an outdoor Arts Market on Saturday, April 24, when Arts in the Alley will sport a wide array of artwork by local artists, live music and activities including a t-shirt silk-screening activity, recycled art project, a children's book reading and Aveda mini-massages. Stop by the Alley for Earth Day fun!