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The Arts Council of Westerville, Inc.
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Meza Wine Shop


An Autumn Walk: Watercolor

 

Janet Fedorenko, Instructor
October 18th, 6:30 PM
Meza Wine Shop

 

 Learn to paint birch trees enhanced with autumn colors adding texture to watercolor paintings.


Sunflowers

Marian Lerner, Instructor
November 7th, 6:30 PM
Meza Wine Shop

Painting without water! Experiment with oil pastels on colored papers to create a sunflower still life.


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Winter Wonderland: Evergreen

Janet Fedorenko, Instructor
November 29th, 6:30 PM
Meza Wine Shop

Create a serene winter scene in acrylics while learning to blend colors and add “snow” to evergreens.  Perfect for the holidays!


Birds of Winter

Tiffany Arnold, Instructor
December 5th, 6:30 PM
Meza Wine Shop

Create a bird inspired winter painting in acrylics and learn to add texture to paintings.
 


October Artsline

The fall season ushers in an excellent selection of musical performances. The Westerville Symphony celebrates their 35th anniversary year in October with not only their Pairings event, an evening of wine, food and music, on October 17, but also the Masterpiece I concert on October 22. Listeners also can enjoy recitals, ensemble presentations and an Uptown jazz gig courtesy of Otterbein University. Keep an eye on the Otterbein calendar at www.otterbein.edu/public/About/Calendars/Events.aspx

Watch for the kick-off of the Westerville Community Bands 2017-2018 concert season coming November 5 at 4 p.m. with the Fall Concert at Westerville Central High School. See the full schedule at www.westervillebands.org
Autumn in Westerville is truly a treat for your ears!

October Art Exhibits and Programs

Through Oct.19 -- 5th Annual “Artists of Parkside Village" Exhibit. Original works by Parkside Village residents. Opening Reception:  Sept. 22, 6 to 9 p.m.  David Myers Art Studio & Gallery. 7 W. Main St. Gallery hours: M-F, noon to 5 p.m.  www.davidmyersart.com

Oct. 25-Dec. 24 -- Annual Studio Artists Exhibit & Sale. Artwork by Tina Watman, Missy Fast, Mira Rathman, Marty Tucker, Brian Morrissey, Heidi Gum, Katherine Benalcazar, Jan Poland, Allen Diego, Jeff Capers, Alexis Sabatino and young Studio Artists ages 6-17. Originals and prints for purchase. Gallery hours: M-F, noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. www.davidmyersart.com

Throughout Oct. – Vivid Paintings by Said Oladejo Lawal at Java Gallery. Nigerian-born and trained, Westerville resident displays his award-winning art. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through Oct. 31 – Innis House Exhibit: Photography by Karen English. Meet the Artist reception: Oct. 15, 2 to 4 p.m.  Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., 614-895-6216.

Through Oct. 31 – Paintings by Goetz Nickel. On exhibit at Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

Through Nov. 21 – “The Journey of Hope: Stories from Sudan to Columbus.” Painting on both canvas and rocks, Bol Aweng describes his journey from the Darfur region of Sudan to Ohio. Miller Gallery exterior, 33 Collegeview Rd., www.otterbein.edu

Through Dec. 1 – “Home: Contemporary African Artists Consider Place & Identity in Our Connected World.” Works of five artists. Guest curator Carol Boram-Hays. Miller Gallery, 33 Collegeview Rd., www.otterbein.edu

Through Dec. 2 – “South Africa at Liberty: Photography and Films by Yasser Booley.” Works begun on the eve of abolition of apartheid and spanning two decades. Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St. www.otterbein.edu

Through Dec. 3 – “Extra Ordinary Lives: Portraits from a Divided Land.” Photos of the remote South African village Paulshoek presented by Sophia Klaase.  Fisher Gallery, 27 S. Grove St., www.otterbein.edu

Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. 8 to 9:30 p.m. 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 -- Guest Artist: Emily Chua, piano. 2 p.m. Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park Street. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 1 – Otterbein University Faculty Recital: Helen Allen, soprano, and Carolyn Redman, mezzo-soprano. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park Street.

Oct. 1 – Harvest Blues Vespers. 4 to 6 p.m. A spiritual flow of music and poetic thought. Presented by Joe Kovitch of St. Mathews Pray.Think.Love. Featuring blues singer Charles Sealey and poet Dr. Linda Hancock, founder of Poetry and Praise, Inc. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Oct. 3 & 18 – Sip & Sketch. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Casual art session with instruction in personalized works of art. Oct. 3 “Gorgeous Gourds” still life acrylic painting with Tiffany Arnold. Oct. 18 “Autumn Trees” watercolor with Jan Fedorenko. Fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Movie Makers: Homeschool Edition. 2 to 3 p.m. Ages 7 to 12 will plan, film and edit a mini-movie. The final week will feature a movie showcase for families. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277 ext. 5 or www.westervillelibrary.org

Oct. 6 – 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. 6 – Budding Artists, 2-3 p.m. Ages 4-6 will focus on art as process rather than finished product and explore a different medium each month.  October: paper.  Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277 ext. 5 or www.westervillelibrary.org

Oct. 7 -- String Theory. 7 to 10 p.m. Acoustic rock band with remarkable vocals does ‘50s-‘80s. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Oct. 8 – Listen & Learn: Music from the Romantic Era. 3 to 5 p.m. Dr. James Bates, Otterbein Department of Music, will give the history and impact. Pianist Anna Ringold will perform. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or www.westervillelibrary.org

Oct. 9 – Writers’ Circle. 7 to 9 p.m.  A dedicated group of diverse writers are led each month by a rotating group of talented moderators. Every second Monday. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Oct. 11 – JC Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. Every second Wednesday. 7 to 9 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Oct. 14 – John Morgan. 7 to 10 p.m. Fingerstyle guitarist and singer is joined by bassist Don Smith and pianist Craig Allen. Morgan’s CD Quiet World is a staple on NPR. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Oct. 16 – 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. 17 – Arts Council of Westerville meeting. 5:30 p.m.  Get involved in the arts in Westerville. Everyone welcome. Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd. Suite L

Oct. 17 – 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. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Oct. 17 – Pairings: An Evening of Wine and Music. 6:30 p.m. Westerville Symphony celebrates 35 years and 25th anniversary of conductor Peter Stafford Wilson with an evening of wine, food and music. Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center. Tickets at www.westervillesymphony.org

Oct. 18 – Wind Ensemble. 8 p.m. Otterbein University, Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove Street

Oct. 19 – The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling. 7 to 9 p.m. 5 professional “tellers” from the Storytellers of Central Ohio. Hosted by Carol Milligan and Father Joseph Kovitch. Third Thursday of the month. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, Nov. 3, & 4 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 29 & Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. – Curtain Players production: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. Award-winning iconic play set during an evening of mind games, attempted seductions and shattering revelations. For mature audiences. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Tickets at www.curtainplayers.org

Oct. 21 – Avalon Nine Trio. 7 to 10 p.m.  Trio version of classic rock/folk/roots group. Linda Blaine (lead vocal, percussion), Dave Clutter (vocals and guitar) and Brian Such (lead guitar, mandolin) perform Dylan, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Eagles. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Oct. 22 – Westerville Symphony: Masterpiece I. 5 p.m. Gustav Holst's The Planets and Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind by John Williams. Peter Stafford Wilson, Conductor. Fritsche Theater at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets at www.westervillesymphony.org

Oct. 22 -- Lil’ Red and the Rooster. 3 to 5 p.m. Award-winning duo performs ‘40s-‘50s and original blues and jazz.  Vocalist Westerville native Jennifer Milligan and Pascal Fouquet, one of France’s best blues guitarists. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Oct. 24 – Westerville Art League meeting. 6:30 p.m.  Guest speaker: Alison Colman, Founder and Executive Director the Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab. Everyone welcome. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. www.westervilleartleague.com

Oct. 25 -- Westerville Public Library Meet the Author Series: Erik Larson. 7 p.m. The master of narrative nonfiction will discuss his writing and book Dead Wake. Location: Westerville South High School. Tickets at www.eriklarson.eventbrite.com

Oct. 25 – Love to Color: Adult Coloring Club. 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Use intricately detailed coloring books to de-stress. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or www.westervillelibrary.org

Oct. 26 – Jazz@OBN. 8 p.m. Free Otterbein performance and open to the public. Old Bag of Nails, 24 N. State St.

Oct. 27 – Pumpkin Painting for Kids. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Ages 3 to 10 can create a spooky, silly pumpkin to celebrate autumn. While supplies last. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Oct. 28 – Chris and Rose. 7 to 10 p.m. Vocal stylings of Rose includes fluent French and blends with vocals of Christopher. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Oct. 29 – Otterbein University Faculty Recital: Wedell, Peersen, Newcomb. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park Street.

 

 

September Artsline

Art exhibitions abound in Westerville during the month of September. Works by talented photographers and painters from home and abroad are on display at a variety of galleries and gathering places throughout our community. We all can browse the works at exhibits listed in the first nine calendar entries below for an appreciation and understanding of the stories being told through these creations.

 

September Art Exhibits and Programs

 

Through September 15 – “Canine Creations” featuring the art of Studio Artists and Parkside Village Artists. David Myers Art Studio & Gallery. M-F, noon-5pm. www.davidmyersart.com

 

Sept. 6-30 – Photography by Westerville Senior Center Members.  Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

 

Sept. 8-Nov. 21 – “The Journey of Hope: Stories from Sudan to Columbus.” Painting on both canvas and rocks, Bol Aweng describes his journey from the Darfur region of Sudan to Ohio. Miller Gallery exterior, 33 Collegview Rd., www.otterbein.edu

 

Sept. 21-Oct.19 -- 5th Annual “Artists of Parkside Village" Exhibit. Original works by Parkside Village residents. Opening Reception:  Sept. 22, 6 to 9 p.m.  David Myers Art Studio & Gallery.  M-F, noon to 5 p.m.  www.davidmyersart.com

 

Sept./Oct. – Vivid Paintings by Said Oladejo Lawal at Java Gallery. Nigerian-born and trained, Westerville resident displays his award-winning art. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Through Sept. 27 – Innis House Exhibit: Photography by Jimmy and Yvette Mitchell. Meet the Artist reception: Sept. 10, 2 to 4 p.m.  Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., 614-895-6216.

 

Through Dec. 1 – “Home: Contemporary African Artists Consider Place & Identity in Our Connected World.” Works of five artists. Guest curator Carol Boram-Hays. Miller Gallery, 33 Collegview Rd., www.otterbein.edu

 

Through Dec. 2 – “South Africa at Liberty: Photography and Films by Yasser Booley.” Works begun on the eve of abolition of apartheid and spanning two decades. Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St. www.otterbein.edu

 

Through Dec. 3 – “Extra Ordinary Lives: Portraits from a Divided Land.” Photos of the remote South African village Paulshoek presented by Sophia Klaase.  Fisher Gallery, 27 S. Grove St., www.otterbein.edu

 

Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. 8 to 9:30 p.m. 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.

    

Sept. 1 – 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. 

 

Sept. 1 – Budding Artists, 2-3 p.m. Ages 4-6 will focus on art as process rather than finished product and explore a different medium each month.  September: oil pastels.  Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277 ext. 5 or www.westervillelibrary.org

 

Sept. 2 – The Castros. 7 to 10 p.m. Touring central Ohio, NYC and Europe, the Westerville singer/songwriter duo performs originals and covers. Joined by Ezekiel, aka the Delphin sisters. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Sept. 5 & 20 – Sip & Sketch. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Casual art session with instruction in personalized works of art. Fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com or call 614-259-3101. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

 

Sept. 7 – Westerville Public Library Meet the Author Series: Jay Asher. 7 p.m. Author of children’s bestseller and Netflix original series Thirteen Reasons Why will discuss his novels, suicide prevention and creative writing for teens. Free. Location: Westerville Central High School. Registration required at www.westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.

 

Sept. 8 – Uptown Friday Night: Arts. 6 to 8 p.m. Second Friday of the month, Uptown merchants stay open until 8 p.m. and feature artist events.  www.uptownwestervilleinc.com

 

Sept. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 17 & 24 at 2 p.m. – Curtain Players production: “Wendy Darling” by Ira Hauptman. First-ever fully staged production of new, unpublished script. Darkly comic version of the Peter Pan story. For audiences ages 13 and older. Reception for playwright, Sept. 16, 6 p.m. Pre-performance talks by Hauptman on Sept. 16 and 17. www.curtainplayers.org and 61-360-1000 for tickets. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Rd., Galena

 

Sept. 9 – Shane D. Wilson. 7 to 10 p.m. Shane joins her powerhouse voice and New Orleans flair with Kerry Patesel on guitar, Angela Kozarich on drums and Dwight Cartier on bass. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Sept. 10 – Auditions: Curtain Players production “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley. 7 p.m., registration 6:30 p.m.  Visit www.curtainplayers.org (auditions page) to download form to complete in advance. Open to all experience levels. Performances Dec. 1-2, 8-10 & 15-17. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Contact: production@curtainplayers.org, 614-360-1000, www.curtainplayers.org

 

Sept. 11 – Paint Night. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guest artist guides participants in replicating the featured painting. Adults. Free. Registration required at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Sept. 13 – JC Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. Every second Wednesday. 7 to 9 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Sept. 15 – Uptown Friday Night: Unplugged. 6 to 8 p.m. Third Friday of the month, Uptown merchants stay open until 8pm and feature musicians on the street and in various venues. www.uptownwestervilleinc.com

 

Sept. 16 – Plein Air Painting Session. Westerville Art League members will be painting outdoors. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 614-621-1861. Check www.westervilleartleague.com for times.

 

Sept. 16 – Guest Storytime: BalletMet. 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Ballerina in costume will read and offer a short movement workshop.  Take-home craft included. Geared for children preschool age and older. Details at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Sept. 16 – R U Bound. 7 to 10 p.m.  Bluegrass/Americana band, featured on WOSU’s Bluegrass Ramble, performs traditional songs and originals. Gary Puckett on banjo/guitar, Adam Schlenker on guitar/mandolin and Jim Saltz on bass. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 18 – 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.

Sept. 18 – Amherst Writing Workshop for Teens. 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Teens can discover their writing style during 4-week workshop led by Teri Kistler of Amherst Writers & Artists. Registration required at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277, ext. 4. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Sept. 19 – Arts Council of Westerville meeting. 5:30 p.m.  Get involved in the arts in Westerville. Everyone welcome. Special location this month:  Otterbein University’s The Point, 60 Collegeview.

 

Sept. 19 – 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 follows discussion. Everyone welcome. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Sept. 21 – The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling. 7 to 9 p.m. Five professional “tellers” from Storytellers of Central Ohio will share stories and discuss their craft. Hosted by Carol Milligan and Father Joseph Kovitch.

Every third Thursday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Sept. 21-24, 28-30 – “Rumors.” Neil Simon’s madcap farce.  Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., boxoffice@otterbein.edu

 

Sept. 22 -- Arts Alley and live music during Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday. 6:30 to 9 p.m.  Bluegrass band Strung Up! with topnotch vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin and harmonica. Presented by Arts Council of Westerville at the City Municipal Stage on State St.  Arts Alley will host Passport to the Arts featuring hands-on art and music fun for children. Art for browsing and purchase with painting, paper art, jewelry by Westerville Art League members. Check 4th Friday signs for Arts Alley location. www.artscouncilofwesterville.com

 

Sept. 23 – The Fifth House. 7 to 10 p.m. Classic rock sound with a retro vibe and modern edge. Westerville/central Ohio performers Wes Crow on guitar/vocals; Julia Crow on bass/vocals; Will Ash on drums/vocals; plus Caroline Hennebert. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Sept. 24 – Community Culture Celebration. 1 to 5 p.m. Workshops, panel discussions, ethnic dancing. Art and interactive booths for kids. Music, food, dance and games. Free. Co-sponsored by City of Westerville, Rotary Clubs of Westerville and community organizations. Location: Oasis City Church, 975 Eastwind Dr. For details call Community Center at 614-901-6500.

 

Sept. 26 – Westerville Art League meeting. 6:30 p.m.  Well-known local artist Vivian Ripley will critique paintings by members. Everyone is welcome. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. www.westervilleartleague.com

 

Sept. 27 – Love to Color: Adult Coloring Club. 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Use intricately detailed coloring books to de-stress. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or www.westervillelibrary.org

 

Sept. 28 – Artistic Expressions: Collage. 3 to 4 p.m. Ages 8 to 12 will view and discuss works of art done in a collage style, then create art in a similar style. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277 or www.westervillelibrary.org

 

Sept. 30 – Jim Volk. 7 to 10 p.m. Virtuoso guitarist wows audiences with his dynamic style and improvisational medleys. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

 

June Artsline

June Artsline


Westival, the 3rd Annual Community Concert Bands & Arts Festival, will feature continuous music and art for families on Sat., June 10, noon to 9 p.m. The Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Community Bands and Westerville Parks and Recreation will present concert bands from around Central Ohio, handcrafted works by artists and a selection of food trucks to Alum Creek Park and Amphitheatre, 221 W. Main St. Nine concert bands from the communities of Circleville, Reynoldsburg, Lancaster, Worthington, New Albany and Dublin, plus Greater Columbus and Ohio Capital Winds will perform, culminating at 8 p.m. with a performance by the Westerville Concert Band. 

Art will take many shapes throughout the festival.  Artists of all ages will be displaying and selling their original artwork. Hands-on art for families will include decorating a bird, butterfly or leaf to place on the giant “Birds of a Feather Make Art Together” tree. Colorfully painted table-size umbrellas from the Uptown Artist Umbrella Silent Auction will be set up in the amphitheater, providing shade for the Westival audience. 

Festival-goers can purchase food in the park from Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, Sobremesa Street Kitchen, Blue Chew and Sock Hop Soda Shoppe. 

Admission is free. For more information on Westival, visit artscouncilofwesterville.com or email artscouncilwesterville@gmail.com



June Art Exhibits and Programs

June 1-30 – Art by Erica Aaron. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.  

Throughout June -- Oil and Acrylic Exhibit by Cheryl Lyons. Java Gallery. Java Central, 20 S. State St. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through July 14 -- The Art of Intuition II. Abstract art of David Myers and studio artists including Tina Watman, Missy Fast, Marty Tucker, Brian Morrissey, Heidi Gum, Sue Norris, Hannah Shoemaker, Allan Diego, Katherine Benalcazar, Jeff Capers and Tiffany Arnold. Parkside Village artists also featured. Gallery hours: M-F noon to 5 p.m. David Myers Art Studio and Gallery, 7 W. Main. www.davidmyersart.com 

Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Every Friday – Acoustic Open Mic.  7-10 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.

June 1 & 2 at 7 p.m.; June 3 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. -- Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre: “Lion King Jr.”  Youth production of Disney’s coming-of-age tale of Simba, Rafiki and characters on the African savannah.  Tickets $10. Alum Creek Amphitheatre, 221 W. Main St.

June 1-4, 8-11, 15-18 & 22-24 – Otterbein University Summer Theatre presents “My Fair Lady.” Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets: 614-823-1109 or boxoffice@otterbein.edu
                         
June 2 -- Color Me Calm for Seniors. 1 to 2 p.m.  Relax and relieve stress with calming music and coloring.  Materials provided. Led by a Westerville Public Library staff member. For Westerville Senior Center members only.  Location: 310 W. Main St.  

June 4 -- Summer Concert Series:  Yumbambe.  6:30 p.m.  Alum Creek Amphitheatre, 221 W. Main St.

June 6 – Sip & Sketch. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com or call 614-259-3101. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Summer Puppet Workshop. 2-3 p.m. Ages 6-10 will learn the art of puppeteering in this 4-session workshop. The last session will include a performance for families. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. 

June 8 – Script Review: “Wendy Darling” by Ira Hauptman. 6:30 p.m.  New, darkly comic version of the Peter Pan story is receiving its first fully staged production. For actors seeking roles, but attendance is not required to audition. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Contact: production@curtainplayers.org, 614-360-1000, www.curtainplayers.org

June 9 -- Make with Me.10:30-11:30 a.m. Kids ages 3 to 6 and a favorite adult will work together on a special project. June session:  Painting. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
June 9 – Uptown Friday Night: Arts. 6 to 8 p.m. Second Friday of the month, Uptown merchants stay open until 8 p.m. and feature artist events.  www.uptownwestervilleinc.com
June 11 -- Summer Concert Series:  Lords of Literature.  6:30 p.m.  Alum Creek Amphitheatre, 221 W. Main St.
June 11 --   Listen & Learn: Music from the Classical Era. 3 to 5 p.m.  Dr. Lois Rosow, Professor Emeritus, OSU School of Music, will instruct. Examples of 18th century classical music performed by the Westerville Community Band. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

June 12 – Writers’ Circle. 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Alexis Wilson, local author of the memoir Not So Black and White. Each second Monday. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 14 – JC Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. Every second Wednesday. 7 to 9 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 15 – World Building for Fantasy and Sci-Fi Writers. 7 to 8 p.m.   Author Terry W. Erwin II gives an interactive presentation on germinating ideas and world building. His First Civilization's Legacy Series (fantasy) includes Flank Hawk, Blood Sword and Soul Forge. His Crax War Chronicles (science fiction) includes Relic Tech and his newest release, Relic Hunted. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.

June 15-17 & 22-24 – Curtain Players Theatre presents:  “Alice: A Variation on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland” by Ara Vito. 8 p.m. Co-produced with Westerville Parks & Recreation. Alice discovers her creativity through adventures on the other side of the looking glass. Alum Creek Amphitheater, 221 West Main St. Free outdoor staging (donations accepted). Production@curtainplayers.org, 614-360-1000, www.curtainplayers.org.

June 15 – The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling. 7 to 9 p.m. Five professional “tellers” from Storytellers of Central Ohio will share stories and discuss their craft. Every third Thursday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
June 16 – Uptown Friday Night: Unplugged. 6 to 8 p.m. Third Friday of the month, Uptown merchants stay open until 8pm and feature musicians on the street and in various venues. www.uptownwestervilleinc.com
June 17 – Creative Kite Making. 1-3p.m.  Tweens will make a basic kite with origami and sculpture artist Yasue Sakaoka, then see how it flies. Artistic and safety requirements will be discussed. Must be accompanied by an adult or older teen. Registration required only for ages 9 to 12. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.126 S. State St.
June 18 – Open Auditions:  “Wendy Darling” by Ira Hauptman. 7 p.m. (registration at 6:30). Open to all experience levels. Eight performances Sept. 8-9, 15-17, and 22-24. Visit www.curtainplayers.org for details and to download an audition form in advance. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Rd., Galena. Contact: production@curtainplayers.org, 614-360-1000.

June 18 -- Summer Concert Series: Singing Buckeyes.  6:30 p.m.  Alum Creek Amphitheatre, 221 W. Main St.

June 19 – Creative Writing for Seniors. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Writers can share life experiences and develop writing skills. For members of the Westerville Senior Center only. Led by a staff member from the Westerville Public Library. Class site: 310 W. Main St.

June 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 follows discussion. Everyone welcome. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
June 21 – Family Concert Series:  Columbus Zoo.  6:30 p.m.  Alum Creek Amphitheatre, 221 W. Main St.
June 22 – Pop Art for Teens: Cereal Box Collage. 1 to 3 p.m. Create a cereal box collage and discuss the world of pop art with artist Michael Albert. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277
June 23 -- Arts Alley during Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday. 6:00 till dark. Hands-on art fun for children and live music provided by Arts Council of Westerville. Westerville Art League members will sell original works. Haywood Alley, 30 E. College. Contact artscouncilwesterville@gmail.com
June 25 -- Summer Concert Series:  Steel Ivory.  6:30 p.m.  Alum Creek Amphitheatre, 221 W. Main St.
June 25 -- Meet the Artists: Creative Women of Color. 2 to 4 p.m. View their photography and painting exhibit “A Walk in the Park” at a reception. Innis House. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., 614-895-6216.
June 28 – Family Concert Series:  Westerville Concert Band.  6:30 p.m.  Alum Creek Amphitheatre, 221 W. Main St.

Westival 2017

Westival brings nine concert bands to town for 3rd annual festival

 

Westival, the Westerville festival featuring music by concert bands from nine communities, original art by area artists and hands-on art for kids, will welcome fans of the arts on Saturday, June 10.  The festival will start at noon, with continuous musical performances until 9 p.m., at Alum Creek Park North and Amphitheater, 221 W. Main Street.  

 

The festival is hosted by the Arts Council of Westerville, the Westerville Community Concert Band and the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department.  The event will again offer a selection of food trucks to appeal to every taste.  

 

The name “Westival” was coined last year to give extra emphasis to Westerville as the gathering place for the nine Central Ohio community bands arriving here to perform, and to show the festive atmosphere of the day.  This is the third year for the event.  Admission is free.

 

New this year will be a family art project called “Birds of a Feather Make Art Together” conceived by the Random Acts of Art committee of the Arts Council. The project will feature an 8-foot by 8-foot, two-dimensional tree. Families visiting the park will be invited to decorate a bird or leaf to place on the tree.  Following Westival, the committee plans to display the tree at locations throughout the Uptown area. The tree will continue to grow in complexity as additions to the tree will be made at events in the future. 

 

All bands from last year are returning. Entertainment will be continuous at the amphitheater in the park, with each band giving a 40-minute performance, at the start of each hour, then a variety of ensembles presenting during the 20-minute transition times.

 

Schedule of band performances:

Noon – Circleville Pumpkin Show Community Band

1:00 – New Albany Winds

2:00 – Reynoldsburg Concert Band

3:00 – Greater Columbus Community Concert Band

4:00 – Worthington Civic Band

5:00 – Lancaster Community Band

6:00 – Ohio Capital Winds

7:00 – Dublin Wind Symphony

8:00 – Westerville Community Concert Band

 

Art will take many shapes throughout the festival.  Artists of all ages will be displaying their artwork.  Original art will be for sale and there will be hands-on art for kids.

 

Giant, colorfully painted table-size umbrellas decorated by local artists that have been entered in the Uptown Artist Umbrella Silent Auction will be set up in the amphitheater, providing shade for the Westival audience.  Co-sponsored by Westerville Uptown Merchants Association, the Arts Council and Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, the umbrella display premieres at the festival, then will be displayed every Friday night in Uptown, with final bidding on July 8. Proceeds will help provide music and art activities on Friday nights in Uptown

 

Food trucks scheduled for Westival include Sobremesa Street Kitchen, Blue Chew, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus and Sock Hop Soda Shoppe.

Opportunities for Westerville Artists!

Westival, the 3rd annual all-day band and arts event, is coming June 10 to Alum Creek Park North and Amphitheater. The festival will feature nine concert bands from communities around Central Ohio, ample display and booth space for artists and vendors, a hands-on community art project, plus a selection of food trucks. Artists, both children and adults, are invited to display and/or sell their artwork. Contact John Cameron at je7779cameron@gmail.com for details. Westival is sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Community Bands and Westerville Parks and Recreation.


Uptown Westerville’s Artist Umbrella Silent Auction is seeking artists to paint and decorate table umbrellas that will be premiered at Westival on June 10, then displayed every Friday night in uptown with final bidding on July 8. The umbrellas are sponsored, and after decorating will be offered in a silent auction to provide music and art activities on Friday nights in Uptown. Contact Debbie at debennati@aol.com for details.

 

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May Artsline

May ArtsLine

Opportunities for Westerville Artists

Westival, the 3rd annual all-day band and arts event, is coming June 10 to Alum Creek Park North and Amphitheater. The festival will feature nine concert bands from communities around Central Ohio, ample display and booth space for artists and vendors, a hands-on community art project, plus a selection of food trucks. Artists, both children and adults, are invited to display and/or sell their artwork. Contact John Cameron at je7779cameron@gmail.com for details. Westival is sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Community Bands and Westerville Parks and Recreation.

 

Uptown Westerville’s Artist Umbrella Silent Auction is seeking artists to paint and decorate table umbrellas that will be premiered at Westival on June 10, then displayed every Friday night in uptown with final bidding on July 8. The umbrellas are sponsored, and after decorating will be offered in a silent auction to provide music and art activities on Friday nights in Uptown. Contact Debbie at debennati@aol.com for details.


May Art Exhibits and Programs

May 13-27 – Westerville Art League Spring Show.  Opening reception May 13, 2 to 4 p.m. Artist meet and greet, refreshments, awards presentation and music by guitarist John Morgan. Public welcome. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

May and June -- Oil and Acrylic Exhibit by Cheryl Lyons. Java Central Gallery. Reception:  May 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meet Lyons and view her unique paintings and new sketches. Light refreshments. Java Gallery. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

May 26-July 14 -- The Art of Intuition II. Abstract art of David Myers and studio artists including Tina Watman, Missy Fast, Marty Tucker, Brian Morrissey, Heidi Gum, Sue Norris, Hannah Shoemaker, Allan Diego, Katherine Benalcazar, Jeff Capers and Tiffany Arnold. Parkside Village artists also featured. Opening Reception May 26, 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours: M-F noon to 5 p.m. David Myers Art Studio and Gallery, 7 W. Main. www.davidmyersart.com

 

Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Every Friday – Acoustic Open Mic.  7-10 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.

 

May 2 -- Make with Me. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kids ages 3 to 6 and a favorite adult will work together on a special project. May session:  Make musical instruments. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

May 2 & 17 – Sip & Sketch. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com or call 614-259-3101. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

 

May 4 – Westerville Concert Band/Westerville North High School Bands and Orchestra: Joint Concert. 7 p.m. Free.  Westerville North High School auditorium. 950 County Line Rd.

 

May 5 -- Color Me Calm for Seniors. 1 to 2 p.m.  Relax and relieve stress with calming music and coloring.  Materials provided. Led by a Westerville Public Library staff member. For Westerville Senior Center members only.  Location: 310 W. Main St.  

 

May 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 at 8:00 p.m.; May 14 & 21 at 2:00 p.m.  Curtain Players presents TREVOR by Nick Jones. Directed by Michael J. Fusco. Hilarious and heart-wrenching story of a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials and his owner Sandra. Ages 13 and older. Contains adult language. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Tickets: 614-360-1000, www.curtainplayers.org

 

May 6 – Shane. 7 to 10 p.m. Singer/performer with New Orleans style performs with backup band Mojo’s Muse featuring Charlie B (Buchakian) on sax, Angela Kozarich on drums and Dwight Cartier on bass. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

May 8 – Writers’ Circle. 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Alexis Wilson, local author of the memoir Not So Black and White. Each second Monday. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

May 10 – JC Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. Every second Wednesday. 7 to 9 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

May 11 -- Tween Art Lab: Map Collage. 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Ages 9-12 will create a map collage inspired by Susan Schwake's Art Lab for Kids. All supplies provided. Free. Registration required. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

May 12 – Uptown Friday Night: Arts. 6 to 8 p.m. Second Friday of the month, Uptown merchants stay open until 8 p.m. and feature artist events.  www.uptownwestervilleinc.com

May 13 -- JC Ladies of Song. 7 to 10 p.m. Dick Plunk hosts the performances of six talented young women previous presenters at open mic or Writer’s Circle. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

May 15 – Creative Writing for Seniors. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Writers can share life experiences and develop writing skills. For members of the Westerville Senior Center only. Led by a staff member from the Westerville Public Library. Class site: 310 W. Main St.

 

May 16 – 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 follows discussion. Everyone welcome. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

May 18 – The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling. 7-9 p.m. Five professional “tellers” from Storytellers of Central Ohio will share stories and discuss their craft. Every third Thursday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

May 19 -- Budding Artists. 2 to 3 p.m. Children ages 4 to 6 focus on art as process rather than art as finished product by exploring different artistic styles, mediums and techniques. May: Markers. Free. Registration required. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

May 19 – Uptown Friday Night: Unplugged. 6 to 8 p.m. Third Friday of the month, Uptown merchants stay open until 8pm and feature musicians on the street and in various venues. www.uptownwestervilleinc.com

May 20 – String Theory. 7 to 10 p.m.  Classic ‘50s-‘80s rock including Beatles, CCR, Eagles and Jefferson Airplane, with lead singer Arie channeling Grace Slick. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

May 21 – Meet the Artist: Landon Bailey. 2 to 4 p.m. Reception: Meet Bailey and view his photography artwork. Innis House. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., 614-895-6216

May 21 – Westerville Community Concert Band with Broadway percussionist and composer Andrew Beall. 3 p.m. Free. Westerville Central High School auditorium. 7118 Mt. Royal Ave. www.westervillebands.org

May 23 – Westerville Art League meeting. 6:30 p.m. Children's book illustrator Jeremy Martin of Watch Dog Productions will speak. New members welcome. www.westervilleartleague.com. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

May 26 -- Arts Alley during Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday. 6:00 till dark. Hands-on art fun for children and live music provided by Arts Council of Westerville. Westerville Art League members will sell original works. Haywood Alley, 30 E. College. Contact artscouncilwesterville@gmail.com


May 28 -- Blues Vespers—To Life!  5 to 6 p.m. Author and storyteller Lyn Ford and Blues saxman Charles Seely will provide inspiration. Host Father Joe Kovitch of St. Mathew’s Episcopal Center. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

April Artsline

April ArtsLine

April is Arts Month in Westerville—the perfect time to experience the art in our community and recognize our artists. To mark the month, artwork by Westerville City School students will be on display at the Westerville Community Center starting April 10. The Arts Council of Westerville will host a reception honoring the young artists and their teachers on April 23.  Also on the 23rd, finalists in the Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest, sponsored by Arts Council, Westerville Public Library and ThisWeek Westerville News, will receive their awards at a reception. The literary artists of all ages will read aloud their writings for family and friends.

An Artful Affair, set for Fri., April 21, will feature silent and live art auctions, strolling appetizers and desserts, plus live music.  The Westerville Education Foundation, Arts Council of Westerville and Concord Counseling will host the benefit, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a youth art auction and activities from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Everal Barn and Homestead, Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Proceeds will fund grants enhancing educational opportunities for students. For art submission details and to order tickets, visit www.westervilleeducationfoundation.com.

Jane Denick Award to Curtain Players

The Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau presented the Curtain Players community theatre company with the 2017Jane Denick Advancement of the Arts Award. The $500 grant supports continued work within the arts in Westerville. In 2016, their 54th season, Curtain Players partnered with Parks and Recreation to bring free theatre to the Alum Creek amphitheater and joined with Westerville Public Library to host an Anne Frank touring exhibition and special program. The WVCB Board, Arts Council of Westerville and Westerville Art League helped select the award winner.

April Art Exhibits and Programs

 

Apr. 10-30 – Student Art Exhibition. Art reception: April 23. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.  

 

Through Apr. 22 -- BETWEEN US: Relationship and Identity in Tibetan Contemporary Art. Work by internationally recognized Tibetan artists and brothers Tsherin Sherpa and Tulku Jamyang (TJ). Frank Museum, 39 S. Vine Street. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. W-F. 614-818-9716.

 

Through Apr. 28 – Senior Art Exhibitions. Weekly exhibition and receptions by graduating art majors. Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery, 33 Collegeview Rd. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F; 1-4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 614-823-1792.

 

Through Apr. 29 – Art and Photography by Westerville Art League members. Diverse styles and subjects. Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Through Apr. 30 -- Water and Ink Revisited: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Academy. Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. 614-823-1792.

 

Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. 8-9:30 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Every Friday – Acoustic Open Mic.  7-10 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.

 

Mar. 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 31, Apr. 1, 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Apr. 2 at 2:00 p.m. -- Otterbein Theater presents DAMN YANKEES. A transformed star-slugger needs a way to outsmart the Devil before his soul is lost for eternity. Tickets: boxoffice@otterbein.edu Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

 

Mar. 31, Apr. 1, 7, & 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Apr. 2 & 9 at 2:00 p.m.  Curtain Players presents RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Kate Tull. The Corbetts have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down. For ages 13 and older. Contains adult language. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Tickets: 614-360-1000, www.curtainplayers.org

 

Apr. 1 – The Castros 7-10 p.m. Award-winning singer/songwriter duo Marco and Sarah Castro performs originals Pumpkin Pie, My Dear and covers including Billie Jean. Their tours include central Ohio, NYC and Europe. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Apr. 2 – Spring Sing: Otterbein University Department of Music. 7:00 p.m. Vocal soloists and small groups perform a mix of pop, musical theatre and jazz, including works by Elton John, Jule Stein, Adele, Lady Gaga, ABBA, Imagine Dragons and Michael Jackson. Tickets: $5 for adults. Available at the door. Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St.

 

Apr. 2, 4 & 11, and 12 – Ukrainian Egg Decorating. Artist Ginny Baughman. Apr. 2 at Inniswood Metro Park; Apr. 4 & 11 at Westerville Community Center; and Apr. 12 at Meza Wine Shop as an Arts Council of Westerville special event. ginny@ginnybaughman.com for fees and registration information.

 

Apr. 4 & 19 – Sip & Sketch. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Apr. 4: The Magnified Flower. Artist/teacher Tiffany Arnold. Acrylic paint. Apr. 19: Sunrise, Sunset. Artist/teacher Jan Fedorenko. Oil pastels and baby oil. $25 fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Limited to 20 participants. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com or call 614-259-3101. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

 

April 6 – Westerville Public Library Meet the Author series: Emily Giffin. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. New York litigation lawyer-turned-author of chick lit novels will visit Westerville on tour for the paperback release of First Comes Love. Purchase tickets for presentation and Westerville Library Foundation reception at giffin.eventbrite.com

 

Apr. 8 – Guitarist Jim Volk. 7-9:30 p.m.  Hybrid style of picking compares to Kottke, Keaggy and Tommy Emmanuel. Door donations requested. Java Central, 20 S. State St., java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Apr. 9 – Otterbein University String Orchestra with Lee Siu-Leung performing on the erhu--the traditional bowed instrument of China. 7:00 p.m.  Dept. of Music. Free and open to the public. Grace Lutheran Church, 100 E. Schrock Rd. http://www.otterbein.edu/music

 

Apr. 9 – Westerville Concert Band/Grove City Community Winds: Combined Concert. 7:00 p.m. Free. Mees Hall at Capital University, E. Mound St., Bexley. 614-890-6820 www.westervillebands.org

 

April 10 - Blackout Poetry, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Transform pages of old newspapers into poetic works of art. Ages 18+. Free. Registration required. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Apr. 10 – Writers’ Circle. 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Alexis Wilson, local author of the memoir Not So Black and White. Each second Monday. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Apr. 12 – JC Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. Every second Wednesday. 7 to 9 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Apr. 14 -- Budding Artists. 2 to 3 p.m. Children ages 4 to 6 focus on art as process rather than art as finished product by exploring different artistic styles, mediums and techniques. April: sculpture. Free. Register starting Mar. 31. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Apr. 15 – Chris and Rose. 7-10 p.m. Dynamic musical duo sings a diverse program from jazz to pop to Broadway. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Apr. 17 – Creative Writing for Seniors. 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Writers can share life experiences and develop writing skills with fellow Westerville Senior Center members. Free. Led by a staff member from the Westerville Public Library. Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St.

 

Apr. 18 – National Poetry Month: Meet the Authors. 7-8:30 p.m. Westerville Poetry Group members share selections from their published books. Open mic and discussion will follow. Everyone welcome. Westerville Public

Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Apr. 19 -- Piano and String Chamber Ensembles 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park Street

 

Apr. 20 – The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling. 7-9 p.m. Five professional “tellers” from Storytellers of Central Ohio will share stories and discuss their craft. Every third Thursday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Apr. 21 – An Artful Event. 4-6 p.m. Youth art auction and activities. 6-9:30 p.m. auctions, food and live music. See details in write-up.


Apr. 22 – Rick Barr. 7-10 p.m. Performer and prolific songwriter with deep vocals and styling of Johnny Cash performs a mix of country, classic, rock, blues and folk. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Apr. 22 – Combined Choir Otterbein University presentation. 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

 

Apr. 23 –Masterworks 3: Westerville Symphony and guest cellist Adrian Duarov. 5 p.m. Celebration of Russian music. Tickets at westervillesymphony.org Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

 

Apr. 23 – Art Quilt Alliance. Reception: Meet the artists and view the fiber art. 2 to 4 p.m., Innis House. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., 614-895-6216

 

Apr. 23 – Starry Night Art & Science Festival. 2 to 6 p.m. Hands-on experiences for students through eighth grade. Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Rd. www.westervillepartnersforeducation.org

 

Apr. 25 – Westerville Art League meeting. 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. www.westervilleartleague.com. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Apr. 28 -- Arts Alley during Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday. 6:00 to dark. Hands-on art fun for children and live music provided by Arts Council of Westerville. Westerville Art League members will sell original works. Live music location: Haywood Alley due to construction on City Hall lawn. Musical duo Chris and Rose sings jazz, pop and Broadway in 6:30-9 p.m. Haywood Alley, 30 E. College. Contact artscouncilwesterville@gmail.com

 

April 29 - Memoirs, Biographies and Spirituality, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Author Edward Tropes examines how writing and reading memoirs can increase a sense of wholeness and spirituality. Free. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Apr. 29 – Christopher Gatsby with Jake D’Anieri. 7-10 p.m. Singer/songwriter Chris performs original fun, poignant, topical songs with Jake doing jazz/blues improv on piano, guitar and vocals. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

March Artsline

March ArtsLine

Helping to fund arts experiences for students

The Arts Council of Westerville is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Arts Education Grants awarded to those teachers in Westerville City Schools who wish to provide unique learning opportunities for their students in and through the arts. This funding is aimed at enhancing the learning experiences for all students through arts programming. Awards were given to Katie Wirthlin, McVay Elementary for her Art Academy: Transforming Community through Art; Laura Fahning and Doug Hildreth, Central High School for Finale Music Notation Program; and to Julie Rathje and Kate Mantinieks, Emerson World Cultures Elementary School for a program in Chinese Calligraphy. Each of these unique learning opportunities provides creative integrated arts educational experiences for students.

Raising awareness about art and disability

The Arts Council of Westerville has selected VSA Ohio as the 2017 Supporter of the Arts. The VSA group is the organizer of a statewide traveling exhibition of visual art by artists of all ages with disabilities. The exhibition will kick off at the Westerville Community Center beginning Mar. 1 and will include a Day of Arts for All on Mar. 25.  Starting at 11 a.m., the day will include workshops, performances by Shopworks Theatre Company and judging of the art entries. Each year, the Arts Council sponsors the People’s Choice award.

March Art Exhibits and Programs

 

Mar. 1-31 VSA Accessible Expressions Art Exhibit, Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.  

 

Through Mar. 2 – Mixed Media Artwork by Don Scott. Innis House. Meet the Artist: Feb. 26, 2-4 p.m. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., 614-895-6216

 

Mar. 6-Apr. 28 – Senior Art Exhibitions. Weekly exhibition and receptions by graduating art majors. Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery, 33 Collegeview Rd. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F; 1-4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 614-823-1792.

 

Mar. 6-Apr. 29 – Art and Photography by Westerville Art League members. Diverse styles and subjects. Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Through Apr. 22 -- BETWEEN US: Relationship and Identity in Tibetan Contemporary Art. Work by internationally recognized Tibetan artists and brothers Tsherin Sherpa and Tulku Jamyang (TJ). Frank Museum, 39 S. Vine Street. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. W-F. 614-818-9716.

 

Through Apr. 30 -- Water and Ink Revisited: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Academy. Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. 614-823-1792.

 

Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. 8-9:30 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Every Friday – Acoustic Open Mic.  7-10 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.

 

Mar. 1 – Deadline: Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest. 11th annual sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library and ThisWeek Westerville News. For writers of every age. First place winners will be published in the newspaper. All qualifying submissions will be included in a professionally bound book. For details on how to enter, contact artscouncilwesterville@gmail.com.

 

Mar. 1 - Teen Crafternoon, 4 to 5 p.m. Ages 12 to 18 will create a DIY Ribbon Wreath, Gold Confetti Canvas and Personalized Washi Tape Switch Plates. Free. Registration required, westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Mar. 4 – Grassahol. 7- 10 p.m.  Covers and originals of bluegrass, Americana, folk – and even some blues, jazz and rock.  Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Mar. 5 – Blues Vespers. 6 p.m. Blues by singer/guitarist Charles Sealy and contemplative thoughts by Father Joe Kovitch of St. Matthews Episcopal Center. More soothing and spiritual than religious. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Mar. 7 & 22 – Sip & Sketch. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mar. 7: Italian Inspirations. Artist teacher Jan Fedorenko. Mixed media paintings. Mar. 22:  March Magic in the Moonlight. Artist Mirian Lerner. Acrylics. $25 fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Limited to 20 participants. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com or call 614-259-3101. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

 

Mar. 8 – JC Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. Every second Wednesday. 7 to 9 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Mar. 11 – Blues guitarist/singer Charles Sealy, with singer/songwriter Mark Dzonakis. 7-10 p.m. Sealy’s deep, bluesy voice performs Brook Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia.” Dzonakis’s vocal style is Dylan-esque. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Mar. 12 -- Otterbein Guest Artist: Tenor Daniel Neer. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St.

 

Mar. 12 – Westerville Symphony presents Masterworks II.  5 p.m.  Strauss’ “Serenade for Winds,” Schoenberg’s fifteen-instrument “Chamber Symphony No. 1” and “A Little Three Penny Music” by Kurt Weill. Otterbein University Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. Tickets at www.westervillesymphony.org

Mar. 13 -- Paint Night. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Simple, stress-free painting experience for adults. A guest artist will guide participants in replicating the night's featured painting. Free. Registration required. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Mar. 13 – Writers’ Circle. 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Alexis Wilson, local author of Not So Black and White, the memoir of her life as a top dancer and the daughter of Broadway choreographer Billy Wilson. Event held each second Monday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Mar. 16 – The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling. 7 to 9 p.m. Five professional “tellers” from Storytellers of Central Ohio will share stories and discuss their craft. Hosted by Carol Milligan and Father Joseph Kovitch. Every third Thursday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Mar. 17 -- Budding Artists. 2 to 3 p.m. Children ages 4 to 6 will focus on art as process rather than art as finished product by exploring different artistic styles, mediums and techniques. March: play dough. Free. Registration opens on 3/3/2017westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Mar. 18 – String Theory. 7-10 p.m.  Classic ‘50s-‘80s rock including Beatles, CCR, Eagles and Jefferson Airplane, with lead singer Arie channeling Grace Slick. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Mar. 19 – Folk and Fiction. 3-5 p.m.  Local authors, poets and singer-songwriters performing original works. Host Chris Minton and sponsor Columbus Creative Cooperative. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Mar. 20 – Creative Writing for Seniors. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Writers can share life experiences and encourage others while developing writing skills with fellow Westerville Senior Center members. Free. Led by a staff member from the Westerville Public Library. Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St.

 

Mar. 21 – Westerville Poetry Group Discussion and Open Mic. 7 to 8:45 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. 614-882-7277 ext. 2164.

 

Mar. 24, 25, 31, Apr. 1, 7, & 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Apr. 2 & 9 at 2:00 p.m.  Curtain Players presents RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Kate Tull. The Corbetts have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down. For ages 13 and older. Contains adult language. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Tickets: 614-360-1000, www.curtainplayers.org

 

Mar. 24 & 25 at 8 p.m.; Mar. 26 at 2 p.m. – Otterbein University Opera Theatre presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s THE MEDIUM. Inspired by a séance attended by the composer himself, the story involves a fake medium. Tickets: $5 students, $8 seniors, $10 general admission. Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium.  

 

Mar. 25 – Avalon Nine Duo. 7-10 p.m.  Duo version of classic rock/folk/roots group. Linda Blaine and Dave Clutter, vocals/guitar and Brian Such on lead guitar. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

 

Mar. 28-Apr. 25 -- Reader’s Theater Troupe Does Shakespeare. 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Four-week session exploring works of the Bard. Ages 8-12 will watch videos, read plays and perform brief scenes. Free. Registration opens on 3/13/2017 at 9 a.m. westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Mar. 28 – Westerville Art League meeting. 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. Guest speaker Judy Anderson, award winning local artist, will critique artwork brought in by members. www.westervilleartleague.com. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

 

Mar. 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 31, Apr. 1, 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m.; Apr. 2 at 2 p.m. -- Otterbein Theater presentation: DAMN YANKEES. A transformed star-slugger needs a way to outsmart the Devil before his soul is lost for eternity. Tickets: boxoffice@otterbein.edu Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.