November Artsline

Apply for Arts Education Grants

Teachers in Westerville area schools are invited to apply for grant funding that will assist them in providing unique learning opportunities in the arts. For the fourth year, the Arts Council of Westerville will award grants to educators who submit plans that incorporate arts enrichment. Learning will be shared in two ways: school performances or displays and a community exhibition or performance during Westerville Arts Month in April 2019. To apply, visit the Arts Council website at artscouncilofwesterville.com and look under Partnerships. Deadline to apply is December 17.

 Your Mark on Community Art

 Come and view the public community art activities hosted by the Arts Council of Westerville while they are on display at the Westerville Public Library during November. Children and adults who have decorated a bird or butterfly for the 8-foot Birds of a Feather Make Art Together tree or customized a colorful handprint for one of the large Handprint Flowers will see their creativity on display. The Crossing Borders mural featuring silhouette figures embellished with ethnic-themed paper also will be exhibited.


 November Art Exhibits and Programs    

 

Throughout Nov. – Westerville Community Art provided by Arts Council of Westerville. 

Throughout Nov. – My Very Own Blanket. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

Nov. and Dec. – Best of 2018 Art Show. Original art by Said Oladejo-Lawal, Cheryl Lyons, John Cameron, Kevin Buckland, and Rob Mandell. Works are priced for holiday giving. Reception on Nov. 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m., with wine and appetizers. Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through Nov. – “Be Well Out Here: A Wellness Journey into The Big Go West.” Sabbatical exhibition by Donald T. Austin.

A collection of words and images from a 7-month, 24,000-mile journey through the Northern Rockies.  Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery, Otterbein Art and Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Rd. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. to 4:00p, Sat - Sun, 1 to 4 p.m.

Through Nov. – “The River is Life” by Alice Kohler. Brazilian photographer Alice Kohler reveals how the Arawete people in a remote area of the Amazon, the Xingu River, live in close relationship with their environment. Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St. Wed. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Through Dec. 10 – “Labor and Life” by Leonardo Carrizo. Public Reception: Oct. 4, 4 to 6 p.m. Multimedia photojournalist and educator presents stunning images from Ecuador, arranged as intimate vignettes created through his work as a National Geographic Student Expeditions trip leader. Otterbein University, Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 South Grove St.

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.

Nov. 2 – 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.

Nov. 2 – Budding Artists, 2 to 3 p.m.  Ages 4 to 6 explore different artistic styles, mediums and techniques while focusing on art as process. Theme: crayons. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Registration required. www.westervillelibrary.org

Nov. 3 – Let’s Wrangle Zentangle.1 to 2 p.m. Ages 11 to 13 will create a work using the process of shading and tangling structured patterns. Registration required www.westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. 126 S. State St.

Nov. 3 – From Concept to Script:  Turn Your Idea into a Graphic Novel.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Author and teacher Stephen Hines offers pointers in this creative writing workshop.  Registration required www.westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. 126 S. State St.

Nov. 3 -- String Theory. 7 to 10 p.m.  Upbeat band with awesome vocals plays classic ‘50s-‘80s rock by Jefferson Airplane, Beatles and Eagles. Free. Java Central, 20 S. State St. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through Nov. 4 -- Curtain Players presents “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring. A drama critic must deal with two sweet aunts who cheerfully poison elderly men with elderberry wine. Tickets at www.curtainplayers.org. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Rd., Galena

Nov. 6 – Sip & Sketch: Mandala Magic. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Create colorful circular abstract designs using colored pencils/pens. Artist: Marian Lerner. Fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville.

Nov. 8 – Art Lab. 4 to 5 p.m. Kids ages 6 to 8 will explore art styles and learn about various artists. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.  Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.    

Nov. 10 – Meet the Author: Alexander McCall Smith. Reception and High Tea at 11:30 a.m.  Presentation at 2 p.m. Smith’s visit marks the release of his 19th book in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.  Tickets and registration: www.westervillelibrary.org

Nov. 10 -- Grassahol. 7 to 10 p.m.  High energy band with tight vocal harmonies plays bluegrass and Americana covers and originals. Free. Java Central, 20 S. State St. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Nov. 11 -- Guest Artists: Women in Music Columbus. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.

Nov. 11 – 12 Songs of Recovery. 3 to 4 p.m. Members of the Central Ohio Recovery honor the spiritual nature of the 12 Steps of Recovery with their original music  The 12 Steppers are: Chris M, piano, vocals; Tony J, mandolin, flute; Mike S, drums; and Thomas V, bass guitar. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Nov. 14 – Sip & Sketch: Fall Harvest Mixed Media. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Create images of fall’s beauty by using a combination of magazines, newspaper, musical notes and more. Artist: Connie Price. Fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville.

Nov. 14 – 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.

Nov. 15 – Writing Warfare in Fiction: From Sword Fights to Space Fleet Combat. 7 to 8 p.m. Tackle the challenge of writing action scenes with author Terry W. Ervin II. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.  Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.         

Nov. 15 – The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling and Poetry. Thanksgiving Stories. 7 to 9 p.m. Regional poets and professional “tellers” from the Storytellers of Central Ohio perform and discuss their works. Q&A. Third Thursday of the month. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Nov. 17 – Columbus STEM & Arts Expo. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Game tournaments, design challenges, illusional art competition, spelling bee and music contest. Register for activities at www.kidslinked.com  The Point center, Otterbein University, 60 Collegeview Rd.

Nov. 17 – Music by the Anticipations. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.

Nov. 17 – Luke Mossburg. 7 to 10 p.m.  Accomplished country singer/songwriter is audience favorite with marvelous story songs. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Nov. 18 – Curtain Players Auditions:  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” Registration: 6:30 p.m.  Auditions:  7 p.m. See roles, play synopsis and more at curtainplayers.org/auditions. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Rd., Galena

Nov. 19– Arts Council of Westerville meeting. 5:30 p.m.  Get involved in the arts in Westerville. Everyone welcome. artscouncilofwesterville.com Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L

Nov. 19 – Essay Writing Workshop. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Get tips, tricks and writing prompts for National Novel Writing Month from author Sandra Gurvis. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.  Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Nov. 19 – 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.

Nov. 20 -- Poetry Discussion and Open Mic. 7 to 9 p.m. Share your work with the Westerville Poetry Group and discover ways others are writing and publishing poetry. Optional open mic. Everyone welcome. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Nov. 20 – Meet the Author: Kristina McMorris. 7 to 8 p.m. The true story of children sold during the Great Depression comes to life with fiction author McMorris's newest book, Sold on a Monday.  Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.  Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Beginning Nov. 24 – Uptown Scrooge. Saturday and Sunday afternoons through Dec. 16. Interactive walking tour performance of "A Christmas Carol" takes audience members on Scrooge's journey in Uptown Westerville. Surprise locations and guides will be part of this year’s presentation. Ages 6 and up. Purchase tickets beginning Nov. 1 at GoodMedicineProductions.org.

Nov. 25 – Music in the Library Atrium. 2 to 3 p.m. Wind & Wood quartet presents unique seasonal music featuring flute, violin, viola and cello. Sponsored by the Friends of the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277.

Nov. 27 – Westerville Art League meeting.  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Nov. 28 – Sip & Sketch: Holiday Wood Ornaments. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Using a combination of decoupage, acrylic paint and paper, attendees will create three small reversible wood ornaments. Fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville.

Nov. 28 -- Wind Ensemble.  8 p.m.  Free and open to the public. Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.

Nov. 29 & 30; Dec. 1 & 2 – Dance Concert: Gloriously Grimm. Choreography by Otterbein Theatre & Dance faculty and based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.  Tickets at www.otterbein.edu or 614-823-1109. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 1 S. Grove St.

Starting Nov. 30 – Curtain Players presents “A Christmas Carol.”  Adapted to the stage by Romulus Linney, from the Charles Dickens novel. Directed by Heather Schultz. Tickets at www.curtainplayers.org. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Rd., Galena