The Arts in Westerville
Compiled by the Arts Council of Westerville for ThisWeek Westerville News.
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Movies turning 50 years old are plentiful this year – Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, The Wild Bunch and True Grit, to name a few. At the top of the list is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with Paul Newman and Robert Redford starring in the classic buddy movie loosely based on a true story. The Arts Council of Westerville joins with Otterbein University to present the film on Friday, October 18, at 7 p.m.
Bank robberies, romance and comedy will fill the big screen while viewers munch on complimentary popcorn. Dr. Karen Steigman, director of Film Studies at Otterbein, and Dr. Patricia Frick, professor in the Department of English, will provide the introduction and discussion. Admission is free, with donations welcome, and the location is The Point at Otterbein, 60 Collegeview. Moviegoers will likely come away humming the Oscar-winning song by Burt Bacharach “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.” For more information, email email@example.com.
Calendar of Exhibits and Events for October
October – Said Oladejo Lawal. Award-winning paintings, including portraits, feature vibrant colors and unique motion. Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
October – Sticker Artists Against Hate. Java front lobby. Sticker mural art created originally in Berlin and Paris with images from international street/sticker artists. Java Central, 20 S. State St. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
October – Artwork by Edith Dinger Watkins. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
October – Artwork by Angela Manno. Cardinal Pizza, 10 E. Main St.
October – Buckeye Lake Gallery Exhibition. Featuring oil, pastel and acrylic works by guest artists Tonya Ramsey, Beth Ramsey and Abby Longshore. Also on exhibit is photography by John Holliger of Delaware. Sunbear Studio and Gallery, 22 W. Main, Uptown Westerville. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. sunbearstudio.com
October and November – Watercolors by Dick Leavy. Prints depicting Westerville scenes including Towers Hall at Otterbein University and Everal Barn. Ohio Art Market, 30 N. State St.
October through November 23 – Woods, Waters and Wonders: Westerville Art League Exhibit. Public reception: Oct. 6, 2 to 4pm. High Road Gallery, Worthington. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12 to 4 pm.
Oct. 25 through Dec. 24 – Annual Studio Artists Exhibit and Sale. David Myers and studio artists present original art, photographs, lithographs and notecards. David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main St. M-F, noon to 5 p.m. and extended holiday hours. www.davidmyersart.com
Through Dec. 6 – Exhibit by Patti Warashina: Conversations in Clay. Public Reception: Oct. 25, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Miller Gallery, Otterbein University, Art & Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Rd. Open Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. 614-823-1792.
Through Dec. 6 – Exhibit by Akio Takamori: The Passenger. Public Reception: Oct. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, Otterbein University, 7 S. Grove St. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 614-823-1792
Through Dec. 6 – Exhibit by Jun Kaneko: Dot in Space. Public Reception: Oct. 25, Time TBD. Otterbein University, Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St. Open Wed. – Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 614-818-9716
Every Tuesday – Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Open to all levels. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Every Friday – Acoustic Open Mic. 7 to 10 p.m. Featuring 12 or more diverse, talented performers every week. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 1 – Meet the Author: Jeff Shaara. 7 p.m. By researching memoirs, letters and diaries, the author of Gods & Generals and The Last Full Measure brings to life historic events and military battles through the eyes of his characters. Tickets for author visit at www.westervillelibrary.org.
Oct. 2 – Guest Artists: Duo Korusa. 8 p.m. Pianists Jacob Clark and Sujung Cho present works by Carl Maria von Weber, Carl Vine, Marie Jaell and Bedrich Smetana. Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. Free and open to the public. www.otterbein.edu/music
Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23 – Scary Stories Writing Workshops. 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Ages 8 to 11 will learn to write spine-tingling stories and should plan to attend the four sessions. Register at www.westervillelibrary.org 126 S. State St.
Oct. 4 – Color Me Calm for Seniors. 1 to 2 p.m. Relax while listening to calming music and coloring. Materials provided. Presented by Westerville Public Library staff. For members of Westerville Senior Center. Class location: 310 W. Main St.
Oct. 4 – Dramatic Reading of “Sleepy Hollow.” 5 to 5:45 p.m. The cast of Curtain Players' Sleepy Hollow: The Lost Chapter performs a condensed reading of the original tale. For all ages. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Oct. 4, 5,18,19 – Uptown Ghost Story Tours. 7 and 9 p.m. Slightly theatrical, largely historical and highly entertaining walking tour of a dozen Uptown Westerville sites. Presented by Uptown Westerville Inc. and Good Medicine Productions. Tickets at uptownwestervilleinc.com/uptown-ghost-story-tours
Oct. 5 – Rick Barr. 7 to 10 p.m. Performer and songwriter with deep vocals and styling of Johnny Cash will play an eclectic mix of songs ranging from The Doors, Rolling Stones and The Who, to Gordon Lightfoot, Eric Clapton and Buddy Holly. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 8 – WACkY Art Workshop. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Art opportunities that expand creativity and self expression for children ages 7 to 11 offered through the Arts Council of Westerville. First Tuesday of each month. Request more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at www.artscouncilofwesterville.com.
Oct. 9 – Otterbein Wind Ensemble presents “Something Old, Something New.” 8 p.m. The mix of classic and contemporary works will include pieces written by Gustav Holst, Norman Dello Joio and Edward Elgar. Free and open to the public. Fritsche Theater at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
Oct. 9 – Queer Grief, American Culture & Poe. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Get acquainted with Edgar Allan Poe's stories of sick, sad and grieving men with Otterbein University's Dr. Suzanne Ashworth. Register at www.westervillelibrary.org Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Oct. 9 – JC Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. 7 to 9 p.m. Share an original song or come to learn and meet our music community. Every second Wednesday. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 10 – Otterbein Music Department Jazz Ensemble. 8 p.m. Fritsche Theatre at Cowen Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Free and open to the public.
Oct. 11 – Budding Artists. 2-3 p.m. Ages 4 to 6 experiment with various styles, mediums, and techniques while focusing on art as process. This month's theme: chalk. Register at www.westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. 126 S. State St.
Oct. 12 – Long Tall Deb and Colin John. 7 to 10 p.m. Vocals by Deb with Texas/Mexico border roots and guitarist Colin who blends Hawaiian with blues and soul. Their latest CD “Dragonfly” climbed high on blues, Americana and jam band charts. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27. Nov. 1, 2 & 3 – Curtain Players presents “Sleepy Hollow: The Lost Chapter” by Jeremy Sony. In this Ohio premiere of the reimagining of Washington Irving’s classic tale, Abigail Seymour and her students set out to discover what really happened to Ichabod Crane and to stop the Headless Horseman once and for all. For all ages. www.curtainplayers.org Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Rd., Galena.
Oct. 17 – Art Lab. 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Kids ages 6 to 8 will explore a variety of art styles and artists. Register at www.westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Oct. 18 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 50th Anniversary: Movie and Discussion. 7 p.m. Presented by Arts Council of Westerville and Otterbein University. Film, refreshments and discussion with Otterbein professors. Free with donation encouraged. The Point at Otterbein, 60 Collegeview.
Oct. 19 – Releasing Trophies: Author Shannon David Hamons. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Novelist and former Westerville resident discusses how his characters experience life discoveries as sometimes painful and sometimes comforting. Book signing and sale follows. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Free and no registration needed.
Oct. 19 – Starlit Ways. 7 to 10 p.m. Formerly Chris and Rose, this duo performs a diverse program, from standards and jazz to pop and Broadway. From French Gabon, Rose sings some fluent French and Chris plays guitar along with backup and lead vocals. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 20 – Westerville Symphony: Masterworks I. 5 p.m. The season’s first Masterworks features “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” by Debussy, “Concerto for the Left Hand” by Ravel and Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.” Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor and Nicholas Ross, piano soloist. Tickets at www.westervillesymphony.org. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, Otterbein University.
Oct. 21 – Arts Council of Westerville meeting. 5:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. artscouncilofwesterville.com Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L.
Oct. 21 – Creative Writing for Seniors. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Develop writing skills through life experiences. Presented by Westerville Public Library staff. For members of Westerville Senior Center. Class location: 310 W. Main St.
Oct. 22 – Westerville Art League meeting. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Oct. 24, 25 & 26; Nov. 1 & 2 -- Otterbein Theatre presents “Radium Girls.” Inspired by a true story, “Radium Girls” traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a painter of luminous watch faces, as she fights for her day in court. Campus Center Theatre, 100 Home St. otterbein.edu/theatre-performances or 614-823-1109
Oct. 25 – Wizards & Wands Festival. 5 to 9 p.m. as part of Midnight Madness, Uptown Westerville. Wandering wizards, stilt walkers, drawing, sorting and trivia, walk-through experiences and prize drawings. Costumes encouraged. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
October 25-27 –Clay Culture: Inspiration and Appropriation. Ceramics symposium hosted by Otterbein University Art and Art History Department will include receptions for the exhibiting artists Patti Warashina, Jun Kaneko, and Akio Takamori, symposium presenters, round table discussions and a workshop; also featured will be the Juried All-Ohio High School Ceramics Exhibitions. More information at www.otterbeinceramics.org.
Oct. 26 – Shane D. Wilson. 7 to 10 p.m. On hiatus for two years, Shane returns with Amelia Rose Walsh from Blue Spectrum on keyboard and vocals, Dwight Cartier on bass, Arie Shively from String Theory on vocals and Angela “Animal” Kozarich on drums. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 27 – Otterbein Music Department Fall Collage Concert. 2 p.m. This fast-paced showcase will feature large and small ensembles and soloists. $15 general admission at the door. Free for students with valid ID. Proceeds will benefit the Craig Johnson Fund for the Future of Music at Otterbein. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
Oct. 27 – Westerville Community Band Fall Concert. 4 to 5:30 p.m. The 75-member concert band will present “Carmina Burana” and Barnes’ “Symphonic Overture,” plus selections from “Wicked” and “Fantasia.” In addition, the symphonic mixed choirs from Westerville Central and Westerville North high schools will perform. The concert is free and for all ages. Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave.