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January 2017

January 5     Christy L Gerlach, Oil painter, Loft Gallery Artist

January 12   Patrick Durkin, Creator and Director of the Arts and Autism Institute,

“Re-Imagining Your Life”

January 18   Bernard Palchick, Painter, “Pathways and Intersection,” Main Gallery Artist

January 26   Sarah Hahn, Ceramic Sculpture, “Pathways and Intersection,” Main Gallery Artist


February 2017

February 2    Cherry Edigi, Oil Painter, Abstract Expressionist

February 9     Katherine Vogel, Elizabeth Mortine, Fashion Collector and Cultural Advocates,

“Wearing Kimono”

February 16   Char Norman, Main Gallery Artist, Ghost Forest

February 23   Mike Siculan, Creator of Marionettes, President of the Columbus Puppetry Guild,



March  2017

March 2     Kristin and Brynn Burgy, Paranormalists, “The Unseen Are Also Invited”

March 9     Deb Davis Livaich, Mixed Media Artist, “Speaking the Language of Nature”

Loft Gallery Artist

March 16   Marty McSweeney, Bag Piper: Founding Member of Columbus Police

and Fire Pipes and Drums

March 23   Artists from the Creative Arts of Women, Main Gallery "Inside"

March 30   Artists from the Creative Arts of Women, Main Gallery  "Inside"

More photos from the Creative Arts of Women, Main Gallery  "Inside" March 17-April 15, 2017


April 2017

April 6     Eric Rausch, Artist and Cultural Arts Center Instructor, The Garden of Veranico

April 13   Barb Vogel, Photographer, “New Work”

April 20   Holly Leonard, Oil Painter, Loft Gallery, “Seeing Abstractions”

April 27   Enjoy Spring Break!    No Conversations & Coffee


May 2017

May 4       Inga Smith, Photographer, Loft Gallery Artist (Page 1, page 2)

May 11     Art 360: New Works, Hani Hara, Marc Lincewicz, April Sunami

                 with Charles L. Bluestone, Curator,  Main Gallery

May 18     Art 360: New Works, Lynda McClanahan, Ardine Nelson, Josh Sutton

                 with Charles L. Bluestone, Curator, Main Gallery

May 25     AJ Vanderelli, Oil Painter


June 2017

June 1     Columbus Recreation and Parks Children’s Art: “Kaleidoscope: Keep Kids  

                Creative in Columbus” Loft Gallery, Terri Maloney-Houston

June 8     No C&C, preparing for the Arts Festival (June 9-11)

June 15   Ele Ruman-Allen, Artist, Intaglio Prints (Drypoint), “Moments Near the Farm”

June 22   Bruce Robinson, Oil, Plywood, and Mixed Media Assemblages, “Configurations”,

                 Main Gallery

*June 29 *Special Evening Artist Talk featuring Visiting Workshop Artists Fred Zweig,

                 Susan Mahan and Curtis Benzle, 5pm-7pm      (No afternoon talk on this day)


July 2017

July 6      Happy Fourth! No Conversations & Coffee

July 13    Nick A. Kotz, Musician and Painter

July 20    Amandda Leigh Tirey, Oil Painter, Of Space and Blood, Main Gallery Artist

July 27    Linwood L. Nichols, Loft Gallery Artist, Ceramics and Painting,

                Imagination and Inspiration


August 2017

August  3    Artist from Pasos De Arte, Main Gallery Art Exhibit

August 10   Voszi, Jewelry and Fashion Artist, The Alvoyce Collection Fashion Show

August 17   Bev Goldie, Art Instructor with Students from the Loft Gallery Encaustic Art Exhibition,

                   Hot Wax/Cool Art

August 24   Susan Schubert, Artist,  Collage is Challenging and Fun!

August 31   Aleha Solano, Performance Artist from Pasos De Arte, Main Gallery Art Exhibit,  New Pieces


September 2017
September 7    Victor M. Espinosa, Ph.D.,  Invited Guest from Sociology of Culture OSU, “Latina/Latino Art and Aesthetics in the Midwest

September 14    Shoichiro Nakamura, Pianist, “World Journey from Argentine to Russia in Piano Music” Performance in Main Gallery
September 21    Jesus Walle, LatinoMoji Series, Artist from the Loft Gallery Pasos De Arte Group Exhibit
September 28    Vasiliev Nini, Monumental Sculpture Artist with Mastery in Realism, Expressionism, Abstraction


October 2017

October 5   Rob Velella, Literary Historian, performs as Edgar Allan Poe in this first-person interpretation of the author

October 12   Steve Abbott, poet and Sight of Music curator, and artists from the exhibition

October 19   Richard Lopez, Pianist Composer, Jazz Master, Original Composition for Sight of Music, Main Gallery Performance (See also Lopez Special Program  jazz video)

October 26   Sue VanWassenhove, Oil Painter, Eternally Ephemeral, Loft Gallery Artist


November 2017

November 2    “Great Tips for Great Sales”: Presenters: Nancy Colvin, Communications and Marketing Specialist for the City of Columbus, Todd Camp, Assistant Arts Administrator for the Cultural Arts Center
November 9    One of a Kind Clay Bowls for Mid- Ohio Food Bank’s Empty Bowls Fundraiser: Eric Rausch, Ceramics Instructor with Students  
November 16   Ceramic Challenge: “Tea for Too”  Loft Gallery Juried Show,  Sandra Lang, Curator with Eric Rausch, Ceramics Instructor
November 23   Happy Thanksgiving!
November 30   Marcella McCurdy-Lee, MBA, ABD, Dancer, Ethnographist, The Dance of Diversity


December 2017  

December  7   Eileen Woods, Artist Using Text and Fabric, Main Gallery Exhibit Rust to Dust: Frayed Opulence and Luxuriant Ruin
December 14   Julie Zickefoose, Author, and Illustrator of Letters from Eden, The Bluebird Effect and Baby Birds: Awakening readers to the astonishing things birds and animals think and do. 
December  21   Susan Schubert, Presenter, Food Art: Celebrating Holidays
December 28   
Happy Holidays!   No Conversations & Coffee




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