As Ohio is creeping toward reopening, it makes me happy to see so many virtual events arts experiences going on. While we’re still staying safe and quarantined, I searched ColumbusMakesArt.com/Virtual and came up with a huge list of concerts, play readings, author talks, streaming film and exhibitions.
- This Wednesday, May 13, the Thurber House hosts a virtual night with humorist John Moe, creator of the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression, featuring comedian Jen Kirkman.
- The Thurber House continues to run online writing classes, too! I’m interested in the class scheduled for next Monday, May 18; the topic is Turning Memories Into Memoir.
- Also on Wednesday, May 13, Wexner Center curators Lucy Zimmerman and Jennifer Lange will lead a virtual conversation with video artist Stanya Kahn, whose new film No Go Backs is streaming through May 15.
- If you missed CAPA’s ApART Together concert series, you can re-watch them online at any time!
- Last weekend, Lindsay Gallery in Short North opened a virtual exhibition called Random Acts of Art
- We love walking to Highline Coffee in Old Worthington (it reopened last week for carryout!), and fortunately their exhibitions are continuing in a virtual format. I’ve enjoyed this watercolor work from Staci Friedman .
- Reese Brothers Productions has started a new interview series called Art Tells a Story, Let It Tell Yours. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m., from now through the end of June, they’re highlighting artists from local arts organizations.
- Every Saturday at 1 p.m., the Urban Arts Space hosts Crafternoons! Their engagement interns lead different crafting projects virtually.
- This weekend 3060 Artworks reopens offering artwork for sale, with pieces starting around $7
- Brandt-Roberts Galleries has a fascinating exhibition of contemporary and post-war works with artists like Christopher Burk, Jacci Delaney, Richard Lillash and Al Newbill. Look up the virtual exhibition through May 31.
Stay safe, everyone! Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Stay safely distanced.
Nick is Marketing, Communications, & Events Administrator for the Arts Council. He also leads culinary tours and blogs about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com. His mask features donuts. What about yours?