And just like that we can see August on the horizon. I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone. We’re just over three weeks until our boys return to school!
But I guess that’s typical summer: you feel like you’re just getting started when suddenly you’re wrapping it up. But it’s been a good one so far, and it’s not over yet.
As I think of all we’d like to do still, I’m scanning through the calendars on ColumbusMakesArt.com and finding the usual wonderful range of arts events this weekend:
- Last week 934 Gallery opened their new pop-up exhibition space at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, called 934 at CMH. Their first show is Lyrics for a New Century by Benjamin Willis and Julian Foglietti. 934 is a Project Support recipient from the Arts Council.
- This Thursday, July 29, artist Johnathan Payne is speaking at the Columbus Museum of Art. He’s the inaugural recipient of the Aminah Robinson Residency.
- That same night, Carrie the Musical opens at the Short North Stage and runs through Aug. 8.
- In conjunction with the Dublin Irish Festival, the Dublin Art League hosts the Juried Irish Show at the Rec Center through Aug. 27, an exhibition of works depicting Ireland or Dublin, Ohio.
- Shadowbox Live opens their latest show, Leather & Lace, this Thursday, July 29. It runs through the end of August.
- CAPA’s Summer Movie Series continues with My Man Godfrey (July 29), Sounder (July 30), Cartoon Capers (July 31). The Day the Earth Stood Still (July 31) and The Long, Long Trailer (Aug. 1).
- On Saturday, local artist Don Scott opens Exhibit Deux at the Innis House at Inniswood Metro Gardens.
- The Deeptones play on the Worthington Village Green this Sunday, Aug. 1.
- Finally, the Columbus Symphony’s last Picnic with the Pops is sure to be popular this weekend: on Friday and Saturday they join forces with the Ohio State University Marching Band at the Columbus Commons.
There are also plenty of opportunities to expand your artistic knowledge! Ohio Paper Folders hosts its annual Centerfold Origami Convention July 29 – Aug. 1. You can take a variety of classes from local and international artists. And on Saturday, July 31, Adam Hernandez teaches a free class on block printing at All People Arts.
Don’t forget: because it’s the end of the month, a lot of exhibitions and performances wrap up this weekend. Search ColumbusMakesArt.com to discover them!
Nick is marketing, communications, & events administrator for the Arts Council. He’s also a food/travel writer penning works for Columbus Monthly, Ohio.org, Ohio Magazine, Experience Columbus and on his own site breakfastwithnick.com. He grilled burgers last night.