These days my wife and I are busy figuring out the summer schedule for our family, particularly summer camps for our kiddos. There are camps through Columbus Recreation & Parks, camps through Metro Parks, camps through Boy Scouts, etc. etc.
As I’m scanning through the ColumbusMakesArt.com event calendar this week, I’m discovering a new appreciation for the classes and camps that Columbus arts organizations offer to all ages, too! Here’s a sampling:
- Super Art League’s drawing class this Saturday, Apr. 20
- Idea Foundry’s huge list of classes
- Thurber House’s adult classes (like the master class on Apr. 20) and summer writing camps for kids (like this one)
- Weekly figure drawing classes at Wild Goose Creative
- Art Garden Studios’ ongoing classes
- Studio 614’s workshops
And so much more! You get the point. There are so many opportunities to both ENJOY art and LEARN TO CREATE IT around Columbus.
Here are some of the things I’m hoping to enjoy…
The OSU Theatre Department (my former stomping grounds) performs The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Apr. 16-20. Oddly enough, I’ve never seen the multimedia play, although I know the London and New York productions won ALL the awards. And I’ve actually met and worked with the playwright Simon Stephens, who adapted the novel into the play!
I’m fascinated by the description of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the Chinese film that’s playing at the Wexner Center on Apr. 18 and 19. It says the final hour of the film is COMPLETELY ONE SHOT! That’s mind-blowing how they would complete that. (You can see a trailer for the movie here.)
Short North Stage extended the run of Pippin through Apr. 20. I’ve heard amazing things about it. And fun fact, I had SNS’s new executive director Edna Mae Berkey on my breakfast tour this weekend!
I’m curious about the visual arts exhibitions in Columbus this week. The Cultural Arts Center continues their fascinating show Where The Wild Things Are. The Smithery in Grandview has started hosting exhibitions of local artists, and on Thursday, Apr. 18 their new show features Lisa Belsky’s ceramic and knitted work. I’m also interested in the new exhibition Raisin’ Cane – Mysticism in Black Stereotypes at the William H. Thomas Gallery.
Whatever you experience or create this weekend, tag it with #artmakescbus to share it!
Nick is Marketing, Communications, & Events Administrator for the Arts Council. He also leads culinary tours and blogs about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com. He just finished reading the Harry Potter series with his 10-year-old.