Conversations & Coffee

The Cultural Arts Center is proud to host the city’s longest-running series of artist talks – Conversations & Coffee. Attendees have the chance to gain key insight on art from a variety of people from different corners of the art world. Take a look at our upcoming weekly lunchtime art talks below, or feel free to check out our calendar to see everything we have coming up on the schedule!

 

 

Casual Talks on Engaging Topics

Our free weekly program, which we have presented for more than 35 years, brings together people who create art and people who appreciate art to discuss it in a relaxed, casual setting. You bring a sack lunch, we’ll provide the coffee and the expertise.

Program Format

Our Conversations & Coffee discussions take place Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Loft Meeting Room on the third floor. If the speaker is an artist whose work is on display in the Main Gallery, the program will take place there instead. Individuals interested in presenting as part of Conversations & Coffee should contact Ellen O’Shaughnessy at ehoshaughnessy@columbus.gov.

Please note that our current Conversations and Coffee programming takes place virtually and every other Thursday until further notice. 

2021 Dates

April 29th @ 12PM:

Loft Gallery artist Marvin Daniels of  the exhibition “Transitions”, joins us to discuss his works in pottery, acrylic paintings, mixed media, and more.

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Join the conversation… [4/29 @ 12PM]

May 13th @ 12PM:

Artist and designer Jennifer McCracken will be joining us to share more about her work including enameling and current work “Experiments in Nature”.

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Join the conversation… [5/13 @ 12PM]

May 27th @ 12PM:

We’ll be joined by glass artist Bryan Fumo who will discuss techniques, best practices, and more.

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Join the conversation… [5/27 @ 12PM]

June 10th @ 12PM:

We’ll be joined by two of four Loft Gallery artists, Dana Grubbe and Kari Djuve, both of whom will be sharing more with us on their group exhibition Four Visions of Abstraction.

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Join the conversation… [6/10 @ 12PM]

June 17th @ 12PM:

We’ll be joined by the second half of Loft Gallery artists, Karen Torvik and Patti Sandilands, both of whom will be sharing more with us on their group exhibition Four Visions of Abstraction.

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Join the conversation… [6/17 @ 12PM]

July 8th @ 12PM:

Leticia Vazquez-Smith, artist in Cartoneria, will join us to discuss more of current Main Gallery exhibition “The Art Of Surviving a Pandemic”.

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Conversation link coming soon! [7/8 @ 12PM]

July 22nd @ 12PM:

Katrinka Hagovsky and Linda Coe will be joining us from the Central Ohio Watercolor Society (COWS) to chat recent projects, exhibitions, and more.

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Conversation link coming soon! [7/22 @ 12PM]

 

 

 

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Interested in learning more about Conversation & Coffee, or inquiring about speaking? Contact the Cultural Arts Center today!

Conversations and Coffee Archives

View our previous virtual Conversations and Coffee discussions below!


Ashley D. Pierce

April 15th, 2021

 

Maureen E. Clark
April 1st, 2021

 

Deb Baillieul
March 18th, 2021

 

Barb Chuko
March 4th, 2021

 

Inga Smith
February 18th, 2021

 

Jeff Stahler
February 4th, 2021


¡Katie B Funk!

January 21st, 2021


Steve Jebbett

January 7th, 2021

 

Philip S. Renaud and Cindy Antrican
December 17th, 2020

 

Kristin Morris
December 3rd, 2020

Cole Garlando
November 19th, 2020

Steven Elbert
November 5th, 2020

Bucky Cutright
October 22nd, 2020

Sue King
October 8th, 2020

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