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Daniel Colvin is a Columbus, Ohio fiber and paper artist working in artisan paper creation, sculptures and murals. Daniel is also the owner and operator of Cobenick Studios which provide working space for several other paper and fiber artists.
Click here to check out the video below I, Artist made by a student of The Columbus College of Art and Design featuring Daniel and his work as an artists and supporter of the Columbus local arts community.

 


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JT Thompson: The Process Of Abstraction


JT Thompson
The Process of Abstraction
Show dates: December 8, 2014 – January 7, 2015
Opening reception:
Friday, December 12, 6-9 p.m.

The Process of Abstraction, a solo exhibition of new work by JT Thompson, opens at CS Gallery on December 8. Please join us on Friday, December 12 from 6-9 p.m., for the artist reception and to meet the artist.

The exhibition presents a new series of artworks exploring a style he calls Geometric Surrealism. This style explores the use of multiple sources of light as an aid in creating spatial depth in abstract compositions. Light reflecting and refracting off of multiple geometric planes guides the viewer’s eye, and gives shape to what might otherwise be a chaotic mass of line and color. In this process the work he produces is dynamically bold, stimulating and mysterious. The images capture the viewer and entice the eye to explore the composition.

Thompson’s work is inspired by the tension between certain dualities: the conscious and subconscious, good and evil, light and dark. As an abstract artist he is philosophically interested in the subjectivity of the mind, and it’s capacity for skewing perspectives of external events or the physical world.

JT Thompson is a Columbus-based artist, working primarily in oils. He is the co-founder of Underground64 Studios, a shared artist studio space and classroom facility. Thompson’s work can be found in the collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, the Downtown Hilton (Columbus, OH), Northern Kentucky University(Highland Heights, Kentucky, and private collectors.


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Showing: December 1st – 5th
Artist Reception: Friday, December 5th, 6-9PM

CCAD Photography senior thesis show.

Artists:
Heather Orwig
Jennifer Goheen Crews
Samantha Kamer
Emily Fern Masley
Chelsea Tanksley
Nick Boso
Kazzi Monique King
Brittany Ellen Marie Deel
Niccole L. Hagelstein
Kat Skaff
Emily Altair Coughlin
Beth Duboe
Kandice Stidham
Rachel Maynard


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100 Under 100


Show dates: November 8th – 30th
Opening night: Friday, November 14th, 6-9pm

Well, we made it!

CS Gallery has reached its 100th show! It’s been a wild ride, but we are still going strong!

This is going to be a huge show featuring 100 works from 50 amazing local artists. Each artist will be selling at least one of their works for 100 dollars or less. If you are interested in collecting art but haven’t had the means, this is the show for you.

The artist reception will feature live music by Jeff McCargish.

Featured Artists:
Katalin Beavers, Jeff Leonard, Jorge Vales, Paul Schoo, Mireya Schoo, Aaron Sheldon, Tiffany Christopher, Katerina Harris, Tom Sherman, Chris Pemberton & many more


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CS Gallery Presents: Halloween Open Group Show


Show dates: October 23rd – November 5th
Opening night: Friday, October 31st, 6-9pm

Trick or treat! The reception for our October open falls right on Halloween. Olde Towne East Parsons Carnival will be happening at the same time as our show. Businesses on Parsons will have games and prizes. Come play Pin The Parts On The Zombie and check out some amazing artwork.
See the link below for more information.

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Artist Roster:
Arlo Moon
Elaine S. Farrington Johnson
Jocelyn Kane
Brent Elam
Ralph Corriveau
Brian P Matheny
Chelsea Bennett


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CS Gallery Presents: The 7 Deadly & The Jeffs CD release party


Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Come for the art, stay for the music!

The 7 Deadly artist reception runs from 6-9pm, immediately followed by The Jeffs CD release party.

live music by:
The Jeffs
The Devil Doves
The Salty Caramels
Kelly Zullo

Featured Artists:
JT Thompson
Brent Elam
Carlos Roa
Jimbo Tamoro
Jocelyn Kane
Paul Schoo
Danielle Forbes
Kimberly Mullett


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Dark, Twisted & Crunchy 5


Our annual surrealism show returns! Come take part in this celebration of the odd!

Show dates: September 27th – October 8th
Opening night: October 3rd, 6-9pm


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September OPEN Group Show


Welcome to CS Gallery’s Signature “OPEN” Group Show!!

Show dates: August 29th – September 10th
Opening night: September 5th, 6-9 p

Come check out the September installment of our signature series!!
See you there!! Featured Artists: Sharon Will | Tom Sherman | Chris Pemberton |
Aaron Behnk | Mireya Schoo | Brian Matheny


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SPECIAL CLOSING EVENT: Char Norman as Curator AND Artist


SPECIAL CLOSING EVENT: Char Norman as Curator AND Artist Due to special circumstances CS is hosting a special event soft closing for both of Char Norman’s amazing shows:
Friday August 29th, 6-9pm

Welcome to CS Gallery’s Summer Detour Series!! CS Gallery presents: Summer Detour Series with Guest Curator Char Norman

Showing: August 16th – 27th
Artist Reception: August 22nd, 6-9pm

To keep this summer fresh and exciting CS is embarking on a new collaborative
adventure!! Throughout June, July, and August we will be inviting some very exciting individuals to curate some amazing shows!!

For our August Installment we are collaborating with internationally known fiber artist and papermaker Char Norman to showcase some amazing artists! ˇ

About the Exhibition:
Paper as Substrate or Structure is a special exhibition curated by nationally known papermaker, Char Norman.
Paper can be a fragile and fleeting material or a structural element in the toughest sense of the word. This material, with us for thousands of years, has changed the course of history and contributed to civilization as an integral part of art making. Traditionally paper acted as a substrate for work but has stepped boldly into the realm of structure. This collection of work embodies both ideologies. The artists selected for this exhibition employ both handmade and commercial paper in unusual and interesting ways. Those artists who use paper as surface have pushed beyond traditional definitions while those who choose paper as the structural element of the work have redefined what the essence of paper might be.

About the Curator:
Char Norman is an accomplished fiber artist specializing in papermaking and fiber sculpture. She received a Master of Fine Art from Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Art from Scripps College. She has lectured and exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. She has developed and conducted workshops for all ages, worked as a consultant to area schools and community arts organizations and has held the position of Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty at Columbus College of Art & Design. Her work can be seen at www.charnorman.com
Featured Artists: Susan Li O’Connor | Anne Corley Silverman | Gibby Waitzkin | Helen Hoffelt | Kurt Steger | Meg Hitchcock | Elizabeth Ferguson-Jean
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CS Summer Detour Series – Show Opening Featuring Greater Columbus Arts Council Staff Picks


CS Gallery presents: Guest Curators from the Greater Columbus Arts Council Staff

Welcome to CS Gallery’s Summer Detour Series!! To keep this summer fresh and exciting CS is embarking on a new
collaborative adventure!!
Throughout June, July, and August we will be inviting some very exciting individuals to curate some amazing shows!! For our August installment we are collaborating with the staff of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the artists of ColumbusArts.com. Featured Artists: Featuring These Staff Selected ColumbusArts.com
Artists: Laine Bachmann | Ameila Bruskotter | Michael Bush | Kim Covell Maurer | Mary Ann Crago | Christine Gouillot Ryan | Cassidy Rae Limbach | Deanna Poelsma | Amandda Tirey | Lisa McLymont | Jason Moore | Cera Marie
With special musical guest: Jeff McCargish


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CS Summer Detour Series – Show Opening Featuring Columbus Underground


Welcome to CS Gallery’s Summer Detour Series!!
CS Gallery presents: Summer Detour Series with Guest Curator Columbus Underground Showing July 18th – 30th Artist Reception July 18th 6-9 pm

To keep this summer fresh and exciting CS is embarking on a new collaborative adventure!! Throughout June, July, and August we will be inviting some very exciting individuals to curate some amazing shows!!
For our July Installment we are collaborating with local social media wizards Walker and Anne Evans of Columbus Underground to showcase some of the artists from their Featured Local Artists Series!

Featured Artists: Adam Brouillette, Jeff Regensburger, Robert Patricy, Amy Neiwirth, Michael Bush


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July “OPEN” Group Show


Show dates: July 5th thru 16th
Opening night: July 11th 6 – 9 pm

Welcome to the July installment of our signature show!
Featured Artists: Rachel Konopa, Arlo Moon, Brandon Marie Selickson, Ilya LaBozetta, Brian Matheny, Tom Baillieul, Deb Baillieul, Wayne Hughes, Aaron Behnk, Roger J Williams, Kevin Russell


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CS Gallery Summer Detour Series is Here!!


Welcome to CS Gallery’s Summer Detour Series!!

To keep this summer fresh and exciting CS is embarking on a new collaborative adventure!!

Throughout June, July, and August we will be inviting some very exciting individuals to curate some amazing shows!!

 

For our June Installment we are collaborating with local artist Simon LaBozetta of Underground 64

In July we will be collaborating with Walker and Anne Evans of Columbus Underground to create a fabulous showing of their featured artists.

And for August we will be featuring TWO curators!! Both Jami Goldstein of Greater Columbus arts Council; and local artist and former provost of CCAD, Char Norman, will be curating not to miss group shows!


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June “OPEN” Group Show


Show dates: June 20th thru July 2nd
Opening night: June 20th 6 – 9 pm

Come join us for the June installment of our signature show!! Featured Artists: This Show is going to be amazing!! Don’t let the rain scare you away and put THIS SHOW on your Friday night to do list!!

Featuring; Rachel Konopa, Nicole Young, Wayne Hughes, Roman & Jennifer, Brent Elam, Tom Hubbard, Tom Sherman, Scott Marion, Brian Mathon,y Caryl Lynn Young, Matt John Hickman, Roger J Williams


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CS Summer Detour Guest Curator Series – June 2014


Show dates: June 7th thru June 18th
Opening night: June 14th, 7 – 10 pm

Welcome to CS Gallery’s Summer Detour Series!!
To keep this summer fresh and exciting CS is embarking on a new collaborative adventure!!
Throughout June, July, and August we will be inviting some very exciting individuals to curate some amazing shows!!
For our June Installment we are collaborating with local artist Simon LaBozetta of Underground 64 featuring
these local amazing artists!!
Featured Artists: Simon La Bozetta, JT Thompson, Nigel Wang, Jennifer Bender, Brent Elam, Lisa M. McLymont, Amy Leibrand, Matt Yoho, Roger J Williams, Leni D. Anderson, Craig Bortmas, Derek Stewart, Devin Meriam


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Off the Wall – A 3-D Exhibition!


Show dates: May 24th thru June 4th Opening night: May 31st 7 – 10 pm

We are trying something new! This will be our first all 3-D show!!
Come check out these Awesome installations and sculptures!!

Featured Artists: Todd Hickerson, Margaret Sharrad Erickson, Thomas R Ansel, Patricia Banas, Ralph Williams, Jeff Harber, Chelsea Bennett, Adam Henry, Casey Bradley, Gail Larned, Dustin Wagner, Brent Elam, G Ryan Hudson, Jennifer Brown

See you there!!


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CS Gallery Presents: May “Open” Group Show


Show dates: May 10th – 21st
Opening night: May 17th, 7-10pm

Come join us for the latest installment of our signature show!!
Featured Artists: Ralph Corriveau, Vasilev Nini, Stephanie McCormick, Flint Garrabrant, Chelsea Bennett, Wayne Hughes, Tom Sherman, Brian Matheny


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CS Year 4 Anniversary Show


Show dates: April 26th – May 7th
Opening night: April 26th, 7-10pm

Come help us celebrate our fourth year helping to create an amazing art culture in Columbus. Featuring music by Jeff McCargish!

Featured Artists: OHH MAN! This show is looking great!! Come check out these local Artists fo Year 4!! Brian Matheny, Ralph Corriveau, Lydia A. AcostaKraftt, Chris Patterson, Patti Goltz, Jonathan Ryan, Lindsay Rodgers, Sarah DeAgulo Hout, Kevin Russell, Wayne M. Hughes, Brian Hyrne, Chris Pack, James E. Wright, Jennifer Bender, Charla Mayhew, Danielle Forbes, Alicia Little, Todd Fisher, Steve Hayes, Brent Elam, Clinton Joshua, Tom Hubbard, Caroline Kraus


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April “Open” Group Show


Show dates: April 12th – 23rd
Opening night: April 12th, 7-10pm

Featured Artists: Come check out this AWESOME show and these Featured artists: Caroline Kraus, Ryan Hudson, Tom Hubbard, Neil Loemker, Derek Stewart, April Sunami, Trisha Clifford-Sprouse, Lisa Schorr, Tiff Tossman, Melissa Elam, Brent Elam, Kevin Young ,Flint Garrabrant, Lynda Guenther, Craig Allen


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Flora & Fauna


Show dates: March 29th – April 9th
Opening night: March 29th, 7-10pm

Come be apart of this show that is all about the birds, bees, flowers, trees, and maybe a little love! Featured Artists: Jennifer Brown, Vickie Nelson, Rex Brown, Ralph Corriveau, Margaret Sharrad-Erickson, Jesica Deering, Tiff Tossman, Bobbi Lapushansky, Alex Feree, Tom Sherman, Ryan Hudson, Derek Stewart, Diana Angus, Julie Miller, Christine Donaldson, Yasue Sakaoka, Rick Borgia


EXPOSURE ONLINE GALLERY IS LIVE!!


WOW – WOW – WOW!!!!

Exposure last night was record breaking!

If you missed it you missed an amazing time! A huge thank you to everyone who came out and helped make this another great show.

BUT it is up for two more weeks!! Come see it it will rock your socks!

AND the online gallery is now open!! All works in the show are available in a limited edition of 5 prints!! Don’t miss out!!

Great job – Amy, Cynthia, Jocelyn, Rocky, All the participating artists, a spcial thanks to Jeff, DJ MOXY, and Chuck for providing the music, and a special bit of food from Caroline and her man! Also thanks to all the local businesses that provided prizes for the raffle. Corner Stone, Abnormal Allies, Tavern Olde Towne, UpperCup Coffee, Voda, Old Familiar Barber Shop, and Cap City Tatoo.

Get Exposure photos HERE


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Exposure


Show dates: March 15th – 26th
Opening night: March 15th, 7-10

The opening reception was Saturday, March 15, 2014 t CS Gallery, located at 66 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.
To celebrate the return of EXPOSURE, we re-created the ambiance of the power outage that occured opening night of the 2013 EXPOSURE exhibit — patrons were left in the dark to (fittingly) view the mobile images by the light of their smartphones. The atmosphere was special and intimate, and a disappointed “awwww” came from the crowd when power was restored. We thought it’d be fun to have a voluntary outage this year — the “Blackout Hour”.
And WOW – WOW – WOW!!!!
Exposure 2014 was record breaking!
If you missed it you missed an amazing time! A huge thank you to everyone who came out and helped make this another great show.
BUT it is up for two more weeks!! Come see it it will rock your socks!
AND the online gallery is now open!! All works in the show are available in a limited edition of 5 prints!! Don’t miss out!!
Great job – Amy, Cynthia, Jocelyn, Rocky, All the participating artists, a spcial thanks to Jeff, DJ MOXY, and Chuck for providing the music, and a special bit of food from Caroline and her man! Also thanks to all the local businesses that provided prizes for the raffle. Corner Stone, Abnormal Allies, Tavern Olde Towne, UpperCup Coffee, Voda, Old Familiar Barber Shop, and Cap City Tatoo.
Get Exposure photos HERE
Check out this article in the Columbus Alive: http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2014/03/13/exhibitpreview-exposure-a-mobile-photography-exhibition-makes-a-big-comeback.html
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Exhibit dates: March 15-26, 2014 Featured Artists: adam elkins, ale di gangi, amy hafner, barbara dubois, caroline kraus, caroline macmoran, cathrine halsør, chad cochran, christen mcfarland, christina mayberry, cindi hobgood, cristian margarita, dani salvadori ° dewey thomas ° donna estep ° emily rush eve hermann ° fiona christian ° gianluca ricoveri ° gizem karayavuz glenn homann, gwenn danae, hannah conley, heather mcalister, helge jorgensen, jade brooks, janine graf, jared gibbons, jay ross, jeanette serrat, jen l. phillips, jenn brewster, jennifer bender, jennifer bracewell, jimmy balough, jq gaines, justin fitch, kate sweeney, lanie heller, lindsey hogle, lisa waddell, mark koenig, megan corwin, mel harrison, melanie schmitt, michelle robinson, nicholas carron, paul brown, patrick mccolgan, rinkey boleman, roger guetta, stephane arnaud, sue milling, tim courlas, vanessa langhurst, veevs hanson, vickie nelson, w.e. arnold, whiispa, yana mikho-misho


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“Crash” Tribute Show!


Show dates: Marxh 1st thru March 12th
Opening night: March 8th 7 – 10 pm

We are all so very stoked for this show – Come be a part of it!! This is truly our come back! One year after a disaster that could have easily wiped us out we are stronger than ever!
Come check out artists take on “crash”, “hit and run”, “explosions”, or just BOOM! These are all things that happened to us!
Come help commemorate the best/worst thing that ever happened to us!

Featured Artists: Tom Sherman, Arlo Moon, Caryl Young, Theodore Zanardelli


Interview with EXPOSURE co-curator Amy Leibrand – by gallery contributor Katie Herbst


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CS sent our newest partner in shenanigans and supreme overlord of our blog to preview our newest show “Exposure”. We think she nailed it. – Daniel

I recently sat down with Amy Leibrand, co-curator of EXPOSURE: A Mobile Photography Exhibition, and asked her a few questions about March’s featured show opening this upcoming weekend.

Katie Herbst: Hey Amy! The show looks awesome! Were you surprised at all by the number of international submissions you received?

Amy Leibrand:  I was, actually. I know a lot of the international folks through social media, and they’re all wonderful people so I’m not sure why I was so surprised when they jumped on board – I suppose because I admire their talent and am inspired by them. It is kind of weird to me to think that might work both ways. The excitement the participants have is overwhelming – a true testament to the inclusive and supportive nature of the global mobile photography community.

KH: What about the local submissions? Did they represent Columbus well?

AL:  Absolutely! There is a great group of mobile photographers right here in our own community, many of whom have exhibited together as part of the “IGers Columbus” group (most recently at Travonna Coffee House). A few of these folks are professional photographers, even.  Nicholas Carron is a force — a contributor to We Are Juxt, a prominent Seattle-based blog dedicated to mobile photography, in addition to being an acclaimed mobile artist and an ambassador for EyeEm (photo-sharing app that predates Instagram). We have some serious and dedicated mobile photographers in Central Ohio. The community is growing.

KH: You’re not only co-curating the show, but you’re also a participating artist. What are some of your favorite tools for creating mobile photography?

AL: I have more than 60 editing apps on my phone, though I only use 5 or 6 with any regularity. Right now I’m having a love affair with Photo fx and Snapseed, which both give the user a staggering amount of control relative to other apps.

KH: You know what I have to ask now. Are you on Instagram?

AL:  I resisted for the first year and a half it existed, mostly because I was already a member of the EyeEm community, a Berlin-based mobile photography sharing app that predates Instagram. At the time of it’s inception, Instagram seemed to me more like a social app than a place to post artwork. I finally joined about a year ago (under the name @_thisspace_) because it is such a force it was impossible to ignore anymore. There are certainly many great artists on Instagram, you may just have to dig to find them. I primarily use it as a feedback tool, but also for inspiration and information about new apps.

KH: There are a ton of great pieces in the show. Have any favorites?

AL:  (Laughs) This is impossible to answer! I do have a few personal favorites by artists that I’ve admired for years, but the work submitted is so strong and diverse that it’s impossible to choose just one that stands out. Seriously. All of the images are really outstanding. That’s a cop-out, but it’s true.

 KH:Do you doubt the legitimacy of any of the photos submitted? Do you think anyone cheated and used Photoshop?

AL: I don’t think any of the participating artists cheated and used Photoshop. I personally know (through social media) more than half of the artists, and the other half clearly take the medium seriously. That’s not to say “cheating” doesn’t occur, ever — recently, an image that received an honorable mention at the 2013 Mobile Photography Awards was determined to be of DSLR origin and was subsequently disqualified. For the EXPOSURE Exhibit, however, I’ve viewed all of the images many, many times during the preparation of promotional materials and images for printing, and did not discover any inconsistencies in quality. Part of the beauty of post-processing an image on a smartphone or tablet is lack of control relative to software programs like Photoshop that allow the perfecting of an image. The imperfections, I think, is part of what makes the mobile images interesting.

KH: It seems like everyone has a camera phone these days. Will phones and tablets eventually replace digital cameras altogether?

AL: Since the birth of photography 180-something years ago, the genre has evolved from tintypes to wet plate negatives to roll film to digital sensors. Smartphones have already eclipsed point-and-shoot cameras as the most popular cameras on the market, and photo-sharing is the primary use of social media. Who would’ve predicted that, even just five years ago? It’s crazy how quickly the mobile medium exploded. But we are an instant gratification society, and mobile photography fits with that perfectly. Mobile devices are becoming more powerful and less expensive — momentum for the industry.

KH: Do you think the value of a photo taken with a phone is any less significant than one taken with a traditional camera?

AL:  That’s tricky to answer. It depends, I suppose, on how the viewer or user perceives value. Mobile devices that are currently on the market have lower resolution than point-and-shoots and DSLRs. Using mobile apps to post-process can further degrade an image, sometimes significantly. So, if high-resolution, crystal clear images are the primary ambition, mobile devices fall flat relative to other cameras.

Sky’s the limit, however, with regards to image manipulation. There are countless apps that give the user control over minute details of an image, apps that use layers and masking, apps that mimic the basic features of Photoshop — with a little creativity and an eye for composition, the possibilities are endless. Purists will roll their eyes, but I feel strongly that using a mobile device to manipulate a photograph does not diminish it’s legitimacy. Editing on a mobile device, while not as powerful, is in a lot of ways similar to using Photoshop. Apps have moved far beyond the blanket filters that were once the prime option for editing.

The other protest about mobile photography that I often hear is the lack of technical things to tackle — f/stop, ISO, aperture, etc. Does the instantaneous output diminish the legitimacy of an image? The learning curve is certainly far less steep, making mobile photography accessible to the everyday shooter, but this shouldn’t diminish the legitimacy of an image. Ultimately, shouldn’t the end product, the artwork, speak for itself?

HK: Great answer!

AL:  Glad you are okay with my rambling. (Laughs)

HK: Okay, lets end this on a totally random note. Bigfoot or Nessie, the Loch Ness monster?

AL:  (Laughs) Funny you ask this. A couple years ago I made a Nessie snow sculpture. Loch Ness monster, for sure. Something about the mysterious foggy water.

You can see Amy’s work, as well as work from dozens of other artists participating in EXPOSURE: A Mobile Photography Exhibition, starting this Saturday, March 16th at CS Gallery.

Check out the article about EXPOSURE in 614 Magazine and More with Amy in her Alive! article.


“Exposure” gets awesome local coverage in 614 and Alive!


Check out these AWESOME articles from 614 and Columbus Alive!

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Gallery Space: Kodak Kaleidoscope

A primer on Columbus exhibits showcasing the fluid art of the photograph

CS Gallery’s upcoming Exposure Exhibit is highlighted in the first section of this new article on 614.
Check it out!

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Preview: Exposure: A Mobile Photography Exhibition

Co-curator Amy Leibrand talks with Alive! about the show’s focus on mobile and tablet device photography.
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Artist Q&A: Jim Arter


  
In honor of our Alchemical artist reception tonight we had a personal interview with local painter and sculptor Jim Arter, who’s work is now hanging in the show.



Where are you currently living? 
In Olde Towne East, Columbus, Ohio


What is your definition of sculpting? 
My definition of sculpting is working/playing with materials that evolve into 3 dimensional forms that are catalysts for conversation and thought. This includes my garden.

What three words would you use to describe your work?
My work is engaging, whimsical, thought provoking.


What’s your earliest drawing memory?
I was playing/working with drawings color and creating 3-dimensional works before entering kindergarten.

What has been your most rewarding experience with the Greater Columbus Arts Council?
My most rewarding experiences with the Greater Columbus Arts Council have been working with the children and the artists that have been in our programs.

Are there any artists that inspire your work? If so who?
Artists that inspire me are Beethoven, Judy Garland, Claus Oldenberg, Van Gogh, Disney, Aaron Copland, Louise Nevelson and children.

Favorite client so far?
Favorite client thus far is Malcom Forbes and “Art for Life”

What’s the most important object in your studio? 
Most important object in my studio is light and my eraser.

How would your friends describe your profession?
Friends describe my profession as artist, educator and activist.

Describe one challenge you constantly face in your practice.
My most consistent challenge is finding the appropriate balance between time for work, play and reflection.


How do you know when an artwork is complete?

I know when an artwork is complete primarily by intuition.


What advice would you give to a young artist creating work in Ohio?
Advice to young artists is…”Remain open to change while staying true to yourself.”


“Alchemical” Show


An up close glimpse of pieces at CS Gallery

Dave Ungar
Copper Enamel
Andy Ball
“Arrow”
Andy Ball
“Blue and Green Graf”
Dave Ungar
“Life in Cemetery”
Andy Ball
“Stripes”
Emily Watson
“Smoke Proof #1”
More information here:
Hey everyone! We are excited to make our first post on our blog, its been a long time coming! Here at CS Gallery, we have been preparing for the Alchemical show that is now up through the 31st of July. The Alchemical show is a special exhibition celebrating all things metal with local artists! We have Steam Punk, graffiti and even a giant metal gum wrapper. If that doesn’t get you excited, then maybe the complimentary food and free in house beer from Elevator Brewery & Draught will! Come check out the Alchemical artist  reception July 28th 8-11PM! And as always, come vote for your favorite artist for The Roscoe Award!
Featuring artists:
Dave Ungar | Emily Watson | Annette Simon | Andy Ball