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Homeport supports Bike the C-Bus 2014, KLD start

Homeport is proud to support Bike the C-Bus, organized by Yay Bikes!, for the SEVENTH straight year. The 2014 edition of the ride will start and finish in front of the historic Lincoln Theatre at the Homeport Gallery. The route will also highlight North of Broad where our Homeport Home Ownership department is continuing neighborhood revitalization, plus NOBO on Long Condominiums on the corner of East Long and North 21st Street as it meanders through Columbus neighborhoods. In 2013, 615 participants gathered on E. Long St. to ride through the city and return for lunch and entertainment.

Registration is open for Bike the C-Bus 2014 at bikethecbus.com.

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.

Homeport supports Bike the C-Bus 2013, highlights NOBO

Homeport is proud to support Bike the C-Bus, a collaboration of Yay Bikes! and Long Street Businessmen's Association, for the sixth year. The 2013 edition of the ride will start and finish in front of the historic Lincoln Theatre at the Homeport Gallery. The route will also highlight North of Broad where our Homeport Home Ownership department is continuing neighborhood revitalization on North 20th and 22nd, plus NOBO on Long Condominiums on the corner of East Long and North 21st Street.

Registration is open for Bike the C-Bus 2013 at bikethecbus.com.

Homeport Home Ownership rolls out new designs [UPDATED]

UPDATE 05.31.2013 The first of our new models is scheduled for completion by the end of June! At 275 N 22nd Street–where less than a year ago stood a run-down, vacant house–soon a Louis Sway 3 bed, 2 bath home will be ready for a new to family to move into. The Louis models are Homeport Home Ownership's first venture into single-story homes in North of Broad, built in response to changing homebuyer preferences. Along with our Eartha models (scheduled for completion by the end of summer), our newest homes combine tradition, convenience, and environmental design. Scroll down to see a time lapse video of the beginning stages of construction!

With the hopes of appealing to a wider audience, Homeport Home Ownership has launched new home designs, beginning in the North of Broad neighborhood. Whether you are looking for a small and cozy space, solar panels to offset your electrical usage, or simply a new-build home in a historically-rich neighborhood, these latest models have something for everyone.

The homes below will be the first to hit the market, but stay tuned for even more to come in the future!

Smaller Footprint, Simple Living

Sustainably Solar

Neighborhood marketing plan highlighted at national conference

When the NeighborWorks America Stable Communities Initiative was starting to develop their new Home Marketing and Sales Guide, Homeport was honored to provide insight from our own experiences as an example for others to learn from. Our North of Broad neighborhood, where much has been learned in its eight years of redevelopment, served as the perfect case study.

Abigail Mack and Emily Moser, Homeport Home Ownership’s Director and Project Manager, presented the NoBo Marketing Strategy to a national audience at NeighborWorks' most recent Training Institute in Portland, Oregon. The workshop served as a roll-out for the new guide–providing an overview and offering creative strategies, customizable tools, and practical advice to assist participants in developing and implementing a successful home marketing and sales program.

For more information on the Home Marketing and Sales Guide and to see how it can be put to use in your community, please visit the Stable Communities Initiative website.

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.

RSVP and invite your Facebook friends!

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. 

 

 

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.

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook!


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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!

Homeport Housing Advisory Center highlighted on Moving Forward video

Tune in to the latest episode of Moving Forward - a community show highlighting business and community resources in Central Ohio - to hear Netta Whitman explain the programs offered by the Homeport Housing Advisory Center.

Hosted by President of the Mt. Vernon Avenue District Improvement Association Al Edmondson, this episode also highlights educational resources offered by I Know I Can and youth development opportunities through Rodgers Neighborhood Basketball.

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.

Our homes have features to make life easier

When you look closely at a Homeport home, you will notice a number of features that aim to increase the convenience, safety, and sustainability of your space. So keep your eye out for the new informational graphics that highlight each home’s distinctive features.

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1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY

You never have to carry your laundry to the basement!

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1ST FLOOR MASTER SUITE

Age in place – enjoying the seclusion and simplicity of no stairs!

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OPEN FLOOR PLAN AND 9-FOOT CEILINGS

Means unlimited furniture arrangements and a large, airy, comfortable space!

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ZONED SLEEPING

More privacy for everyone because bedrooms don’t have shared walls!

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LIVING IN A HOMEPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

You’ll be a member of a strong, proud, and active community where you know your neighbors!

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HARDWIRED SMOKE DETECTORS

If a fire breaks out in the home, no matter where, everyone will be quickly alerted.

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CEILING FANS

Lower utility bills in the summer. Better air quality in the home!

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HIDDEN MECHANICALS, NO PILLARS, AND POURED CONCRETE WALLS

The basement is easily finishable!

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HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACE AND AIR CONDITIONER

Lower energy costs for you all year round!

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VIEW OF DOWNTOWN

A quick commute and an easily walkable community!

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ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES

Save on your utility bills, and help the environment!

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SUMP PUMP

Protects your home and possessions!

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VENTED GLASS BLOCK WINDOWS

Provides security, privacy, and fresh air in the basement!

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SOLID WOOD CABINETRY

High-quality, long lasting cabinets, with no VOC for better air quality!

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CONTINUOUS VENT FAN

Reduces humidity and increases fresh air!

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POWDER ROOM (for condos & select models)

Guests don’t have to walk to the 2nd floor, and your master bath remains private!

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INTEGRATED GARAGE (for condos & select models)

Easy entry into your home!

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1ST FLOOR FOYER (for condos)

Leave your dirt at ground level!

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TERRACE OFF KITCHEN (for condos)

More light indoors and entertainment space outdoors!

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LAUNDRY IN MASTER CLOSET (for condos)

No need to move clothes all around the house!

*While some features are exclusive to certain homes/neighborhoods, our attention to detail ensures that each home has certain characteristics that set it apart from the competition!

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Were you AWARE that all of our new Homeport homes are built to sustainable, accessible standards?

Franklin County and the City of Columbus are adopting the AWARE Green/Universal Design Manual as the performance standard for the construction and renovation of federally-funded residential projects. AWARE stands for:

Accessible
Water Conservation
Air Quality
Resource Conscious
Energy Efficient 

The AWARE Manual was designed to achieve Enterprise Green Communities Standards.

The AWARE Manual will provide new and existing housing stock to residents of Franklin County and Columbus that is healthier, more accessible, resource conscious, and environmentally friendly. The City and County are committed to promoting AWARE green and universal design standards of construction throughout Franklin County and Columbus. 

Healthier Homes

    • Testing and mitigating radon gas, if necessary, (a main cause of lung cancer)
    • Active/forced or passive air systems to bring fresh air into the home
    • Ventilation to remove moisture, which causes mold and mildew
    • Integrated pest control using non-chemical methods
    • Low/No VOC products:
      • Paints
      • Adhesives
      • Carpet
      • Floor tiles and sheet goods
      • Bathroom and kitchen cabinets 
More Accessible Homes
  • No-step entry (making it wheelchair accessible)
  • Wider doorways and halls (making them wheelchair accessible)
  • Wider stairways (for future installation of a stair lift)
  • 1st floor bath and bedroom (making home accessible to all)
  • Providing floor space and fixtures to accommodate wheelchair access in bathrooms and kitchens
  • 1st floor laundry (accessible to all)
  • Lever handle faucets (easy operation for all)
  • Lever handle door locks/latches (easy operation for all)
  • Wood blocking in the walls (for future installation of grab bars)
  • Positioning the height of wall outlets, switches, thermostats, door locksets and cabinet handles (accessible to all) 

Resource and Energy Conscious Homes 

  • 90% + gas forced air furnaces
  • Water-saving plumbing fixtures
    • commodes
    • faucets
    • shower heads
  • Better house insulation
  • Using Energy Star-Rated:
    • Windows and doors
    • Appliances
    • Light fixtures
    • Fans
    • Hot water heaters
Environmentally-Friendly Homes
      • Recycling construction waste
      • Using recycled materials/products
      • Using a detailed framing plan to reduce material waste wood without compromising structural integrity
      • Creating a framing order waste factor limit holding the waste material to 10% or less
      • Using pre-cut or pre-assembled building systems or methods
      • Use materials from renewable resources or agricultural byproducts
Look for the AWARE  logo on the home listing page.

AWARE resources at Franklin County Board of Commissioners Economic and Development

Why rent when you can own for as low as $650/month?

Call us today at 614-545-4826 to see if you qualify for below market 30 year fixed financing! Or, send us a message with our web form.

It’s a great time to buy a NoBo on Long Condominium, with payments as low as $650/month!

  • Carefree, convenient condominium living
  • Energy-efficient 1 and 2 bedroom townhomes with garage
  • Select your own finishes!
  • Low fixed interest, no PMI, and low down payment mortgage options available*
  • Reduced taxes on all units!
  • Ask about grants and current offers
  • More information at NoBo on Long Condominium section

*For qualified buyers. 

Call us today at 614-545-4826 to see if you qualify for below market 30 year fixed financing!

 

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.