Figure Drawing Opportunity

Feel the need to break out in your ability to draw the human figure. Patrick Crawford has opened his design studio to artists who want to grow in their drawing ability and are interested in figure drawing.

For those of you interested in figure drawing bring $10 and sketching materials Friday mornings 7-10am 2487 Summit St Columbus Ohio 43202 (just south of Hudson)
email patrick@spindlestudios.com for more information and ask about flickr site & for more happening in Clintonville Central Vineyard check out http://centralvineyard.blogspot.com/

GROW SHOW

Art work by (left) Deidra Comrie, (right) Deborah Correa
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Labor Day show 2008
A community event

1-9 Tues - Fri
2-6 Sat- Sun
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We put on this group show to cultivate the artists in the community. Sometimes you just need to put one foot in front of the other. This show allows artist freedom to continue on with out the burden of putting a whole show together. The broad topic encourages the artist to produce work that is hopeful/positive in nature. Whether it is the growth of a child, personal growth, spiritual growth or simply a landscape that represents botanical growth. This show is diverse in styles, medium and growing themes........
Christen Nelson's (right) "Wisdom" acrylic on board won the Crimson Design award.
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We plan to make the Labor day show annual and to grow the amount of "growth awards" we give out. If you are interested in participating next year or helping with the show please contact us.

................................................................................................................................................................................ Sculptures by (top) Andew Oswalt 11&12 mixed media.
Curated by Deborah Correa, the show features work by artists Deidre Comrie, Alex Ferree, Christen Nelson, Andrew & Ginny Oswalt, Kate Purnell, Amy Rose, Noel Acevedo, and Paul Tepper. Best of Show went to Deidre Comrie and the Crimson Design award went to Christen Nelson.
Jen with locally grown treats. Art work by Noel Acevedo/Photo by Mike Lovette.

This show is truely a community event. Jennifer Johnson helped us put together the food for the event, all the food was locally grown. Tongsue Ly and Matthew Flegle also provided some of the beautiful produce from "To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong?"garden project. This project is a year-long exhibition of the transformation of an underutilized parcel of land located in a concentrated urban environment. If you want to learn more about what these artist are growing check out http://www.bureauforopenculture.org/towhomdoyou.html ....
Noel Acevedo and Joshua Correa designed the promotional material. Deidre Comrie and Wes helped me hang the show, their input and expertise made this show impressive. Diana Lynd helped with framing. Cheryl Beachy sponsored the Crimson Design award. John McNeal & Adum Kimura contributed their musical talent to the show. Sarah D, Tyson, & Erin handed out cards and spoke with people at CCAD. Mike Lovette captured the show on film. And many other hands pitched in on Labor Day, not to mention the many of you who have prayed for me and encouraged me in-regard to the show. THANK YOU!! - Deb

2007 Prayer Nights

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In 2007 we gathered each Sunday night to pray for the arts community in Columbus. We met Sunday evenings at 7:00pm, ate together and prayed for the community.

We prayed for individual needs as well as the communities needs. We prayed for arts in the church and in Columbus. We prayed and we listened. www.visualsanctuary.org

Plein Air Painting in the Parks


Do you love to get out on location and paint... bring a guitar a few drums and you might just have an art adventure. Getting out to the parks in the Columbus area is a regular part of our scheduled events. But Plein Air painting is not the only event that takes place in the parks.

Earlier this summer we went to the Rose Festival at Whetstone Park for our Sunday afternoon outing. I took a gazillion photos of the roses while some of the group sat around a fountain and sketched. It was a very hot day and we all eventually migrated to a shady spot on the lawn, where we talked and painted and laughed and sketched. Behind us children played and infront of us roses danced in the breeze- it was just how a Sunday afternoon should be spent.
We visited Blendon woods on the North East tip of Columbus. It was earlier in August, that day the heat was not too extreme. We found a large shaded spot near the woods and and set up our art artillery. We all had our own projects and we were able to work along side each other. We also had the opportunity to pray for one of our artist at the end of our time together.
We joined potluck in the park on August 17th at Whetstone park. We brought food & drink and feasted & face painted. Our sign read free face painting and though we set up with the intent to paint kid's faces, we ended up painting as many adult arms as we did faces.
It was a fun opportunity to share what we have with the larger community. Several of the events we put on will happen again so don't put on sad face, but shoot us an email and we'll let you know when the event will happen again.

The more diverse our group gets the more opportunities we have to share and learn what God has given us. At Innis Woods Metro Garden we set up a spot in the shade. This time we had some boys and their father come. It was a joy to show them the joys of chalk pastels. They make a mess, but you sure have fun doing it. A couple of other people went out near the creek and drew the hillside.
Painting on location might feel like exercise but after you get use to it, exercise is so much fun. The image above is half painting and half photo (painting 100% Plein Air).

This video is made up of images from current and past outings. I've also included a few audio clips of from Sunday night prayer. In the future we would like post some of the sessions to encourage the community.
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Plein Air painting is not restricted to park either, back in 07 we took many trips together to paint at the zoo. Personally I love the interaction with the children. It's like you get to be one of the attraction for one or more little person. We have wanted to take a group to the zoo this year so if your interested send us an email.


Trip To Central Vineyard Cincinnati

The third week of the arts outing we decided to take a trip to Cincinnati and visit Vineyard Central. We had a chance to explore a new place and build community. Two of our members had previously lived in Cincinnati and served as gracious tour guides. Besides visiting two Vineyard communities we also visited several museums and gardens in Cincinnati and Kentucky. (Alex) One of my favorite parts was the history museum in the Union Station Museums, it was like a portal into the past. You started from most recent history and ascended into the late 18th century. I also enjoyed the opportunity to draw historical objects.















When we arrived at the Vineyard Central we discovered we had arrived on a work day. Every fifth Sunday the church spends time working on their buildings and grounds. The church and the community was very inspiring and refreshing to be around. We were given a tour, fed and put to work. On the tour we were told of the communities history and learned that the church rents out studio space for artists in the neighborhood. The building itself is breath taking and it made us feel good that we could help restore such a building.










(Deb) We did a lot of fun things but the most meaningful was helping out at Central Vineyard. We served together, Mike and Alex cleaned the women's bathroom, then a whole mob of us cleaned the mens room. Ahh that was fun. Serving brings joy to the giver and reciever, both parties are blessed, it's just how God wired us.
We are meant to make a difference and influence change in the world around us. We are interested to see how God can use art as the catalyst for change. We live in a media driven culture and have such an opportunity to bring our culture foward into the light of purity and health.