February 7, 2014
The Columbus Area Arts Council is pleased to welcome Billy Jonas back to Columbus. Jonas will perform at Old National Bank’s First Fridays for Families on Friday, February 7 at 6:00 PM in The Commons. All First Fridays for Families programs are free thanks to the generous financial support of Old National Bank. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Custer, Nugent, and Teegarden Foundations.
Jonas’ performances, described as “neo-tribal hootenannies,” are an explosion of energy that thrive on audience participation. Jonas, a multi-instrumentalist, plays conventional instruments (guitar, bass, marimba) and a variety of “industrial re-percussion” instruments made by recycling found objects (buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion). According to Jonas, his music is spirited and straightforward, making it easily accessible to anyone and everyone, regardless of age or cultural background. The big-tent festival quality of his shows helps to facilitate connection and community while fostering inspiration and most importantly, fun.
February 4, 2014
Arts, culture and design are critical factors in the perception of a community as a broad-based, diverse, culturally vibrant place to live and work. To increase the welcoming community impact in Bartholomew County, Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County is providing an opportunity for not-for-profit organizations, service clubs and houses of worship to seek funding for arts, culture and design projects that will enhance the welcoming factor and further community collaboration. Heritage Fund has allocated $40,000 to support the grant program. Individual artists and for-profit organizations are eligible to participate if partnering with a non-profit agency. Proposals will be accepted from 1/1/14 – 3/14/14. Interested individuals/organizations are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, beginning at 5:30PM, at the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce (500 Franklin Street). For a complete list of guidelines and submission details, please visit the Heritage Fund website at www.heritagefundbc.org.
For more information contact Kristin Munn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812.376.7772.
February 1, 2014
Please be part of a wonderful annual event that helps provide food to area food shelters throughout the year —- and at the same time brings the community together to enjoy a good meal, good friends, and some great music – EMPTY BOWLS 2014.
This year will be the 16th Annual Empty Bowls dinner in Columbus. Local potters make bowls that people can purchase along with a meal of donated homemade soups and breads. The bowls remind us of how we can help when we come together — last year this event was able to raise and donate over $14,000.00 NET to help combat hunger through Love Chapel, Human Services, Hope Community Center and Eastside Community Center.
Please consider providing soup, bread, and/or desert. If you can make a food donation, please contact SaraBeth Drybread. Food can be picked up the day of the event on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
Adult Meal — soup, bread, drink — $10
Meal with artisan keepsake bowl — $20
Children 10 & under — $3
Desserts — $1
Love is in the air! The Victorians were masters of showcasing sentimentality using every scrap they had to create elaborate tokens of affections. View some examples of our Valentines and make some of your own to share with someone you love. Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.
February 1, 2014 – February 28, 2014
Show dates are March 7th-8th and 14th-15th at the Celebrations Reception & Events at the Shoppes at Seymour.
Starting today, February 20th, you can call and reserve your tickets for this hilarious comedy! Tickets are $20 for meal and the show and $10 for show only. Call 812-528-1951!
Click HERE for the event link on the QMIX Community Calendar.
January 25, 2014
Not everyone begins the new year on January 1. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the History Center. We will explore the Chinese zodiac calendar, make some horse crafts, and try Chinese New Year traditions. Be sure to wear something red for good luck!
Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.
January 20, 2014
Columbus Area Arts Council Presents
The Right to Dream
A one-person play recounting the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement
Monday, January 20, 2014, 2:00 PM, FREE, The Commons, Columbus
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Columbus Area Arts Council presents The Right to Dream at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 20, 2014 in The Commons, 300 Washington Street, Columbus. This event is provided free of charge to the community.
The Right to Dream is a one-person play that recreates an African American student’s coming of age in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s, detailing the struggles and sacrifices for civil rights in America. This compelling story mixes live theatre with archival photographs and video footage to create a uniquely engaging performance that illuminates the issues of civil rights. Narrated by a boy named Raymond, the story tells his journey from his daily experiences with racism as a child to meeting civil rights leaders Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. After meeting these leaders, Raymond becomes more involved in the movement and participates in voter registration drives, the March on Washington, and the March from Selma to Montgomery.
January 18, 2014
Not everyone begins the New Year on January 1. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the History Center. We will explore the Chinese zodiac calendar, make some horse crafts, and try Chinese New Year traditions. Be sure to wear something red for good luck! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.
January 17, 2014
The Columbus Museum of Art and Design Presents
“Columbus Light” by Mark Miller
Columbus Museum of Art and Design features “Columbus Light” by Mark Miller at the Gallery at Hotel Indigo from January 17 through March 3. The public is invited to attend a meet-the-artists reception on Friday, January 17 from 5:30–7:30 p.m at the gallery.
Mark paints because he is compelled to try to capture the essence of the subjects that have produced an emotional response in him.
Painting is almost like an involuntary response to the way the light plays on the trees, water or how it changes shadows into areas with rich and subtle tones. Mark enjoys laying the paint down with expressive brush work that captures the mood of the landscape in its pure form. Mark always working on location in plain air to capture the scene, whether it means standing in a stream or river, painting at the timberline, or in the snow.
He has painted all over the States, Europe and also in North Africa. Currently he really enjoys panting the light and landscapes of Indiana.
For additional information about this exhibit, visit www.cmadart.org.
January 12, 2014
Trinity Episcopal Church at Kirkwood and Grant will celebrate Epiphany with choral evensong on Sunday, January 12 at 5:30pm. The service features music by Charles Wood, and will be sung by members of the Trinity choir, and students from the Jacobs School of Music. All are welcome to attend.