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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.

RSVP and invite your Facebook friends!

Gallery Reception: African Rhythms in Paint, Act 2

Homeport Gallery is happy to have welcomed back Suzanne Accetta with her body of work, African Rhythms in Paint, Act 2. Come help us celebrate the closing of her exhibit!

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

Time: 5:00pm–7:00pm
Date: Thursday, June 20, 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.

About the artist
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.

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.

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.