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Local Artist, Tom Kelly at Homeport Gallery

The Homeport Gallery is featuring work from local artist, Tom Kelly in the exhibit the end of words. To help us celebrate, we'd like to invite you to join us for a reception with the artist.

Stop by for art, music, light refreshments, and the chance to chat with the artist!

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Date: Friday, July 19, 2013
Location: 779 E Long St (next to the Lincoln Theatre)

If you cannot make it out for the reception, the exhibit will be up July 12th through August 25th.

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African Rhythms in Paint, Act 2

Homeport Gallery is welcoming Suzanne Accetta back with her body of work, African Rhythms in Paint, Act 2.  Come help us celebrate the opening of the exhibit!

Stop by for art, light refreshments, and the chance to chat with the artist!

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
Location: 779 E Long St (next to the Lincoln Theatre)

If you cannot make it out for the reception, the exhibit will be up through July 7th.

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Suzanne Accetta has been drawing and painting for over thirty-five years. Accetta’s paintings are exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally in public, private and corporate collections as well as juried exhibitions. In May 2011, her series African Rhythms in Paint was the inaugural exhibition for the new Homeport Gallery at the Lincoln Theatre. Accetta was featured in Columbus Monthly, American Artist Magazine, Watercolorpainting.com and in the book The Complete Colored Pencil Book. Her biography is included in Who’s Who In American Art. Recently, Accetta was selected to appear in two publications; The Best Of Worldwide Watermedia and The Best Of America Portraits And Figures. Presently she works primarily in watercolor and in all her art, she tries to emphasize character, expression and feeling. Calvin J. Goodman wrote in the July, 1989 issue of American Artist Magazine, “Accetta tries to employ some narrative elements in every painting. She is a keen student of faces and human anatomy. As a result, her work shows great empathy for her subjects.” Accetta is a much sought after lecturer, demonstrator, juror, and teacher. She has illustrated children’s books for Continental Press and teaches drawing and painting at Otterbein University in the Department of Theatre and Dance. 

 

 

Cascades by Lisa McLymont - Closing Reception

Cascades - Metal representations of relationships and connectivity.

Come to the Homeport Gallery to meet the featured artist, Lisa McLymont and check out her exhibit, Cascades.  Stop by for art, light refreshments, and the chance to chat with the artist!

Location: 779 E Long St (next to the Lincoln Theatre)

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Pop-up art takes NoBo by storm

Longtime home to the Lincoln Theatre, and most recently Homeport Gallery, the King-Lincoln District is no stranger to the Columbus arts scene. But the neighborhood has never experienced anything like what is to come this summer.

Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space has announced its summer series of pop-up projects and exhibitions, which culminate in a neighborhood crawl on May 18. The event will present over ten exhibitions and projects from local and regional artists; creations span a multitude of mediums including sound, interactive performance, a massive camera obscura, invasive sculpture, text, and art “in the dark”.

28 artists will be represented in the crawl, which will lead visitors from house to house along N 20th and 21st streets in Homeport’s North of Broad neighborhood in the King-Lincoln District. Food carts will also be present, celebrating both the artists and the neighborhood in which these pieces live.

Rooms to Let supports projects that are social, individual, site-specific, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Artists are asked to acknowledge both the status of the house and the property's role within its neighborhood; the primary goal is in bringing a neighborly familiarity to contemporary art practice. Through incredibly diverse and experimental projects, Rooms to Let supports a rare mix of artists and visitors who leave considering the function of art and place, and, of course, the opportunities of unoccupied homes.

You can RSVP on Facebook by clicking here. 

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About Rooms to Let

Rooms to Let was founded in 2010 by local artist and curator Melissa Vogley Woods as a means to provide artists the opportunity to work in diverse environments. By placing artists within an anomalous environment, Rooms to Let challenges the traditional constructs of an exhibition space and supports the local development of contemporary art and public art projects.  http://roomstolettemporaryartspace.com 

Rooms to Let supports projects that are social, individual, site-specific, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Artists are asked to acknowledge both the status of the house and the property's role within its neighborhood; the primary goal is in bringing a neighborly familiarity to contemporary art practice. Through incredibly diverse and experimental projects, Rooms to Let supports a rare mix of artists and visitors who leave considering the function of art and place, and, of course, the opportunities of unoccupied homes.

Reception at Homeport Gallery

Please join us for a reception as we celebrate the closing of Jazz: An Improvisation, featuring the work of Mike Fields, Stephen Pariser, and James E. Wright. The show includes a diverse history of jazz with photographic, portraiture, and abstract perspectives.

A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit The Jazz Academy of the Jazz Arts Group, located in the historic Lincoln Theatre.

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Location: 779 E Long St (next to the Lincoln Theatre)

If you cannot make it out for the reception, the exhibit will be up through December 2nd.

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An Evening of Jazz and Wine

Join us for an evening of wine and hors d'oeuvres at Homeport Gallery. Camelot Cellars will be joining us to provide a tasting of some of their premier wines while you enjoy music from jazz guitarist, Paul Cohn. There is currently a photography exhibit in the gallery by Kojo Kamau and Kevin D. Willis that highlights the beauties of Columbus. 

Stop by on your way to the Heritage Concert Series at Mayme Moore Park or the Downtown Live concert series at Columbus Commons!

Find out more about Paul Cohn and his music here.

Learn more about Camelot Cellars, too!

Artist Reception with Kojo Kamau and Kevin D. Willis

Columbus: 2000s and Beyond

Help us celebrate the newest artists at Homeport Gallery!

The Artists:

Kojo Kamau, a Columbus, Ohio native has exhibited his photographs throughout the Midwest and has collected numerous awards including the 2006 Ohioanna Library Career Award, the 2004 Columbus Winterfair Award of Excellence, the 2005 and 2000 Dublin, Ohio Arts Festival Jurors Choice Award and  the 1999 Contemporary Works of Faith ’99 Jurors’ Award at the Schumacher Gallery in Bexley, Ohio. His photography retrospective sponsored by the Upper Arlington, Ohio Cultural Arts Commission, was chosen one of the Best Exhibitions of 1999 by the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper. In 1998 he received the Juror’s Merit Award at the Three Rivers Art Festival in Pittsburgh and the 1997 Outstanding Artist Award from the Columbus Public Schools and  the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery.

His photographs have traveled with the Columbus Museum of Art’s  Elijah Pierce collection to the Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of African American Life and Culture in Dallas, the Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia; and the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, N.M., to name a few.

Kevin Willis, also a Columbus native, has studied and worked with black and white and color film for over 40 years.  Since 2000, Kevin Willis has found inspiration in digital photography and media using Photoshop.  He has created strong images of architectural structures, cityscapes and landscapes.  His newer work also includes candid and posed portraiture.  Kevin's work has shown in many local and national forums winning numerous awards. 

More information about Homeport gallery can be found here.

More of Kojo Kamau's work can be seen here.  You can also see Kevin D. Willis' work here.

Artist Reception with Antoinette Savage

Ancestral Legacy: The Best in Me

My art is in honor of my Ancestors. I am their legacy. I am the best of them.  My artist gifts stems from their willingness to persevere in spite of what was going on around them. This legacy that they have left me has taught me to “Dance like nobody’s watching, Love like you’ve never been hurt, and Live like there’s no tomorrow!

My purpose for creating my dolls is three-fold.  First, because I feel that the Creator has called me to do this.  Second, it is my hope that the viewer will feel a sense of connection, to the color, fabric and especially the spirit of the dolls and third, as an Artist it gives me an opportunity to make a connection with people through conversations regarding my art.

The construction of my dolls involves creating the structure using a variety of media.  To complete the doll, the body is wrapped with fabrics selected for their patterns, vibrant colors and cultural significance.

The dolls are named as I work with them. They seem to reveal to me what they wish to be known as, and usually it is a reference to their persona.

More information about the Homeport Gallery is available here.

More of her work can be seen at her website, creativewomenofcolor.com/artist-page-antoinette-savage, and she can be reached via email at atsavage@sbcglobal.net

Photo courtesy of Janet D. George

 

Exhibit Review | Homeport Gallery: Plywood transformed into works of substance [The Columbus Dispatch]

Bruce Robinson's exhibit Media Matters was recently reviewed by Christopher A. Yates of The Columbus Dispatch. Read a brief excerpt below, or click here to view the article in its entirety.

In his mixed-media paintings and sculptures, Bruce Robinson transforms found objects and ordinary plywood into poetic statements.

Essentially, his focus is the nature of perception — the map we use to navigate a world that is constantly in flux.

“Media Matters,” a selection of his work from the past two decades, is on view in the Homeport Gallery.

Homeport celebrates our volunteers

Homeport was excited to host our first annual volunteer appreciation event on February 23rd. We held the event at our Homeport Gallery and had a great turnout of volunteers and staff. We were able to recognize the volunteer efforts for the first year of our formal volunteer program. Homeport was very excited to celebrate having almost 400 volunteers and over 6,000 volunteer hours for 2011.

Homeport also recognized a special group of volunteers who received the Presidential Service Award. We had 10 volunteers that were recognized for their outstanding service to Homeport in 2011. The volunteers who were honored this year were Alex Beim, Catherine Purdum, Daniel Petty, Jennifer Crossmon, Kelsey Bridges, Kelsi Fawley, Shara Rodney and Tyler Lemmon at the Bronze Level; Dao Hoa at the Silver Level; and Joshua Lapp at the Gold Level.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers for their continued support of Homeport and our programs. We would also like to say a special thank you to Pattycake Bakery, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, and Cheryl & Co. for donating items and gift cards to our event.

Event Hosting at Homeport Gallery

Looking for a distinct and exciting space to host your next event? We at Homeport Gallery would love to fill that need. Over 1,000 square feet of open space, high ceilings and abundant natural light give any event an intimate and lavish feel. Set inside the same historic building that houses the grand Lincoln Theatre, our space in the King-Lincoln District lends itself to a variety of events and can wear many hats.

Endless Potential

  • Brunch
  • Birthday party
  • Retreat
  • Poetry readings
  • Book club
  • School outing

Chairs, tables and technology equipment are also available to rent.

Please call 614-545-4824 for more details or click here to download the flier.