Hey, friends – this has been a difficult week for our country and for Columbus. There’s no way I can summarize all that’s happened in a simple blog post, but as things continue on, if you need inspiration or a break from the news or just a breather before you continue the hard work, you can rely on the arts. Just do a simple search on ColumbusMakesArt.com. Here are a few highlights from this week:
- CAPA finishes its latest round of the Together ApART concert series with performances by Jesse Michael Barr, T.Wong and Aaron White, and Colin Gawel. The half hour concerts are featured Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
- 934 Gallery hosts a virtual opening of its new exhibition, Remembering While Looking – Diana Abells and Dan Jian, this Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
- If you find yourself downtown, look at the murals painted on the Arts Council office and the Ohio Theatre. GCAC and CAPA partnered to hire local artists to create murals on the plywood covering broken windows.
- The Streetlight Guild finishes its Culture in the Time of Corona concert series, produced with the Johnstone Fund for New Music, this Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m. with the Janus Quartet.
- Keny Galleries celebrates its 40th anniversary with an exhibition featuring work from 40 different artists: An American Album: 150 Years of Masterworks on Paper.
- Brandt-Roberts Galleries opens a new exhibition, Respite, on Saturday, June 6.
- The Wex is streaming a new film telling the story of Joan of Arc, complete with a 10-year-old actor playing the title role. The Wex will also host a live Q&A with filmmaker Lewis Klahr on Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m., to talk about his film Circumstantial Pleasures, currently streaming through June 18.
- Feel the need to create some art? You can take Studio 614’s Starry Night Landscape Painting class online.
- It’s All Been Done Radio Hour performs live on YouTube again this Saturday, June 6 at 5 p.m.
- 3060 ArtWorks’ June featured artist is Brandon Doup. They’re running limited gallery hours so you can see his work. Stay safe, friends. We’re all in this together.
Nick is Marketing, Communications, & Events Administrator for the Arts Council. He also leads culinary tours and blogs about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com. He finds this beautiful weather at odds with the state of the world, but he’s thankful for it all the same.