Thursday, January 7, 2010

Royal Visit

Eight educators and actors from the UK's Royal dramatist Company were in town last hebdomad to work with teachers in local schools and take part in a public panel communicating hosted by Karen Bell, associate vice president and head of the Arts Initiative (above). More than 80 people from the Lincoln and community attended the Thursday evening circumstance at South Campus Gateway. The panel included Jacqui O'Hanlon, RSC; Brian Edmiston, OSU; Amy McKibben, Reynoldsburg teacher; and David Rubin, RSC. The communicating focused on the partnership between OSU and the RSC, and the 20 local edifice teachers who are taking part in a three-year pedagogue leadership information based on the RSC's Stand Up for dramatist program. They posed, below, low the Gateway movie theatre marquis that touted their visit.

While in town, the RSC guests spent time with the participating teachers in a Reynoldsburg elementary school, at Linden Denali High School and at Metro High School. The nation guests also spent an salutation with the OSU Department of Theatre's new collection of MFA actors (below), who are gearing up to be participating in the partnership by working with the teachers and schools.

Notable News

WOSU's ArtZine, produced by Cindy Gaillard, shot a video introduction for a feature about the OSU/RSC partnership (above), with host Charlene emancipationist (left) interviewing Jacqui O'Hanlon, director of activity at the RSC, and Karen Bell, the Arts Initiative at Ohio State. The feature included the video about the unequalled international partnership that's transmission on OSU's main web page.

WOSU theatre critic Joy Reilly interviewed discoverer and O'Hanlon for a feature that aired terminal Thursday. You can listen to the interview.

Head to Arts in the Alley at South Campus Gateway on Thursday, Dec 3, for lots of arts activities! An opening reception module be held that night 6-9 pm for the solo exhibit Sarah Weinstock: In the Overlap, with drawings and paintings (left) by the local artist and OSU alumna in the Arts Initiative space, 1568 N High St. Her exhibit continues until Jan 22. That same night, Take the Floor module be conception of the festivities at the Arts Initiative to fete our newborn wood, sprung floor. Surprise performances to fete the floor and join-in-the-fun sock-hop dance party module be conception of the evening, says thinker Jenai Cutcher of JamJam Productions.

Across the street at the Ohio Art League Gallery, the popular Annual Thumb Box Exhibition kicks off the same evening, showcasing diminutive entireness by OAL members. That exhibit continues until Dec 29. All pieces, available for sale, module be 6 x 6 x 6 inches or less.

The Shoebox, 1570 N High St, next door to the Arts Initiative, launches its featured artist program Dec 3, with an opening getting 6-9 pm for photographer Dave Kube's  program Queering the Landscape (above).

Also in the South Campus Gateway community, Dec 3 is a special holiday shopping circumstance at Aveda Institute, 1581 N High St, with every sorts of holiday specials 6:30-9:30 pm.

Looking ahead, ARTillery, the aborning seeable artists who are conception of the Shoebox space, will host a Holiday Art Market Dec 12 and 19, from hour to 6 pm each day, at the past Skye Bar expanse in South Campus Gateway. The group is still seeking vendors for those events; to apply go to the website.

Glass Axis, a not-for-profit community glass studio in Columbus, is currently seeking candidates for the new position of executive director. For more information, go to the website.

A panel discussion -- "Catching the Glass Bug: Life as a Glass Blower" kicks off a new series of presentations at Franklin Park Conservatory, co-sponsored by Arts and Sciences and the Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities. The presentation, Weds, Dec 2, 6-7 pm, will be moderated by Kelly Stevelt Kaser, and will include artists Richard Harned, Adam Kaser, Kami Meighan and Dan Schreiber.