Untitled Landscape, by Chris Rankin

Via Columbus is a three day festival taking place September 30, October 1-2 at Genoa Park; Downtown on the Scioto River. Via is devoted to showcasing Columbus. The festival, beginning Friday night with UNITE and ending Sunday evening, will comprise of showing the best of Columbus’ music, art, food, work, culture, sports and philanthropy to over 25,000  Buckeyes. In this atmosphere local exhibitors will have the opportunity to display their best work and demonstrate to other Central Ohio residents why Columbus is a thriving city.

Friday, 5pm – 9pm

Saturday Noon – 10pm (WaterFire in the evening – this is where they light up barges on the river with fire)

Sunday Noon – 5pm

Friday evening only…they are giving away $10,000. to college students to purchase artwork that night. I believe they are giving away (100) $100 gift certificates to the students. 

ABOVE: Untitled Landscape, by Chris Rankin , Chris will be interviewed by Good Morning Columbus Fox News (LIVE). Visit Chris at booth 39.

Rooms to Let II: Temporary Art Space

 Rooms to Let II: Temporary Art Space

Opening reception: October 1, 2011 5-8 pm

And exhibition on national and internationally recognized artists held within a
gutted house, located in the near west neighborhood of Franklinton, each work is
site specific and responds to the constructs of the unique environment within
the house.

Melissa Vogley Woods, Shauna Merriman, Elizabeth Gerdeman, Mary Jo Bole, Matt Flegle, Weinstock, Undine Brod,Candace Black-Housh, Ash Kyrie, Tim Smith, Sylvia, and Doebelt


Opening its second exhibition in a new house located on the near west side of Franklinton a neighborhood just west of downtown Columbus, will host solo projects collectively within this modest and vacant turn of the century home, in which each artist works within a room or designated space in or on the house.

The neighborhood of east Franklinton, teetering on the verge of redevelopment, is dotted with pockets of occupied houses,
standing as mementos of a former thriving community, these houses also root the shifting landscape as key points for the expanding and integrative community currently being build. This house will be rehabbed eventually, for now it stands gutted and waiting.

Artists from across the mid-west and beyond meet to respond to this house and its unique characteristics. This project run by Melissa Vogley Woods attempts to challenge the traditional constructs of an exhibition space, and crosses into a realm that
is both familiar in shape, and new in use. The artists use the situation of the house as a starting point for their artistic action embracing its existing structure as well as layering new form and influences upon its surfaces. Working in this way questions the house as a place, as a memory, as a burden, or a place for change and renewal. The location and unique situation of the house allow for an immersive experience for visitors from the neighborhood and from the arts community.

Location details:

468 W Town St Columbus, Ohio 43215

map: 468 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215 Directions, Location and Map | MapQuest

When: Saturday October 1st  2011 from 5-8pm, and open by appointment the following week.

Chanika Svetvilas exhibitions

Title: Idea Lab

Reception: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Dates:  ongoing to October 7
TIME Open:  Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm Thursday: open late, 11 am to 8 pm Location: The OSU Urban Arts Space is located in downtown Columbus.
50 W. Town Street, Suite 130
(in the Historic Lazarus Building)
Columbus, Ohio

Chanika Svetvilas is exhibiting a new performative video work as part of the Idea Lab group exhibition. What happens when you fuse innovative education and practical experience?  You get the unique opportunity to discover the immense creativity displayed by this year’s Idea Lab recipients.

Title: Impact

Reception: Friday, October 21, 4-6 pm
Dates: October 6- October 27
TIME Open: Mon – Fri · 9am – 5pm Thur · 9am – 7 pm *The gallery closes at 3pm on the last day of each exhibition.Location: 1556 North High Street, Columbus, OH

This exhibition contains work from artists and writers across North America who are immigrants or the children of immigrants addressing their experiences relative to the process or journey of moving from or between one country, culture, or community to another or being raised within an immigrant family or community. On view are works that have a traditional source or conceptual basis from the country of origin, blend the innovative with the historic, are humorous or satirical, transformative or concrete, yet each contains or reflects a sense of understanding identity, place, language, community, and culture specific to the immigration experience.

Artists in the exhibition include: Vita Berezina Blackburn, Lambertus van Boekel, Allison Davis, Mauricio Espinoza, April Felipe, Pamela Flynn, Camellia Freeman, Karen Frostig, Paula Gaetano Adi, Florence Gouvrit, Sophie Knee, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Jenna Kilic, Sophie Knee, Blazo Kovacevic, Monika Laskowska, Regina Mamou, Monika Meler, Tony Mendoza, Takeshi Moro, Jen Pepper, Gabrielle Pescador, Juan Javier Pescador, LuisPorras Garcia, Ramon Ramirez, Abdi Roble, Theresa Rojas, Suzanne Silver, Vanessa Simmons, Sergio Soave, Alexis del Sol, Chanika Svetvilas, Mariana Tcherepanova-Smith, Sherwin R. Tibayan, Howard Tran, Duat Vu, Martin Meaipa Zeinway.

Title: You First

Reception: Saturday, October 1, 5-10 pm
Dates: October 6- October 27
TIME Open: Thursday 12 -5 pm, Friday and Saturday 12 – 9 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm Monday-Wednesday by appointmentLocation: Orange County center for Contemporary Art, 117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CAwebsite: http://www.occca.orgChanika Svetvilas will be exhibiting her video, “State of the Union, a documentary short about the SB 5 Statehouse protests. This is her first exhibition on the West Coast. “You First presents authentic & genuine Relational Aesthetics: art in the here and now! See it, feel it, think it through! The great dream belongs to everyone! Glimpse the new paradigm. It’s no longer business as usual. (Exhibit may contain language not suitable for children under eighteen years of age.) See poets, slaves, soap-sellers, lovers, inmates, outcasts, scientists, city planners, a guy reading a newspaper, a woman in a tree! See artists, documentarians and photojournalists at the height of their game. Art is more than just another facet of life: it’s the name of a hope, reaffirming the social bond.