I don’t like 90-degree weather in July; so you can imagine my lack of enthusiasm seeing those digits in October. But, that’s fine because the extended forecast is promising more fall like temps this weekend and there’s nothing like cooler (but not cold) temps to get me out and about.
Of course, the first thing that popped into my head is the October Gallery Hop. I still haven’t had a chance to check out the new murals. I am also excited for a fresh exhibition at (Not) Sheep Gallery, featuring Cbus ex-pat Paul Richmond. I haven’t seen his work in a while (what with the moving to Cali and all) and am eager to check out what he’s been up to—Pro Tip: he’s doing an artist talk on Thursday, if you want more from the artist and less hopping. I will also be checking out the Short North stops for the Cuba in Columbus citywide show.
The cooler days serendipitously coincide with the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the ceramic cup—that perfect vessel for hot tea, coffee, and cocoa. Lip Body Foot, is at Blockfort on Saturday, Oct. 5 and curated by two amazing ceramicists, Lisa Belsky and Cat Sheridan. I do not need another mug for my collection, but that’s never stopped me before.
I love watching chalk artists get creative and Saturday is the Eighth-annual Chalk the Block at Easton.
For my music fix this weekend I am looking at either the Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 6, where the Columbus Blues Alliance will be hosting a concert featuring Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials or Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza’s Soul Sunday with Talisha Holms and hosted by Paisha Thomas—I could do both.
Finally, tonight, Oct. 2 Rafael Rosado is the guest author for Thurber House’s Evenings with Authors series.
You have my picks, but there’s plenty more to explore at Columbusmakesart.com. Follow #artmakescbus and post your own picks this weekend.
Lacey Luce is a digital strategist for the Greater Columbus Arts Council who is not amused by Mother Nature’s hot flashes.
Image is from Paul Richmond's the Masks We Wear.