This past weekend the New York Times wrote a belated obituary for Aminah Robinson as part of their Overlooked series, a collection of obits written about significant figures they didn’t cover at the time of the person’s death. I appreciate seeing more national attention for her work, and reading it had me itching to see her exhibition Raggin’ On, currently on view the Columbus Museum of Art.
I also searched the calendars on ColumbusMakesArt.com and found much more going on this week.
For Women’s History Month, Blockfort opened a new exhibition titled Lasting Legacies, featuring more than a dozen local artists honoring important historic women figures, from Ida B. Wells to Jerrie Mock to Michelle Obama. The exhibition is open by appointment only through Apr. 7.
This being the first weekend of the month, both Gallery Hop (in both virtual and in-person versions) and the Hilltop Art Hop take place this Saturday, March 6. The new month means new in-person exhibitions at Short North galleries, like Salon Show at Sharon Weiss, Wait Here at (Not) Sheep and Resisting the Hard Edge at Brandt-Roberts.
Some more concerts, dance pieces and new exhibitions:
- Abby Feinknopf opened a new show, Abloom, at the Highline Coffee Art Space in Worthington this week.
- On Thursday, March 4, Xclaim Dance Company screens two dance/film pieces, Building Bridges and Masterpiece, from 6-9 p.m. at Coffee Underground in Clintonville. The night of showings includes live music and a silent auction fundraiser.
- Through March 6, OSU Theatre performs Collective Rage: A play in 5 Betties over Zoom.
- On March 7, the Carpe Diem String Quartet performs a virtual concert live, featuring the work of Haydn, Eryilmaz and Mark Lomax.
And this week is the last call on a lot of events, including:
- Chess of the Wind screening online through the Wexner (through March 5)
- The McConnell Arts Center’s in-person and virtual exhibition From The Outside In (through March 6)
- November in CCAD’s Beeler Gallery (through March 6)
- ROY G BIV’s in-person exhibition of Brianna Gluszak, Hannah Parrett and Sky Dai’s work (through March 6)
- Jazz Arts Group’s online Speakeasy Hot Jazz concert (through March 7)
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 is happy to hear the cardinals singing outside!