Timed to daylight-saving Sunday, this event brings together downtown art spaces for a day of art with special programming. Participants include Angela Meleca Gallery, Appendix, Beeler Gallery, Columbus Museum of Art, Cultural Arts Center, Hawk Galleries, OSU Urban Art Space, and OAC Riffe Gallery. At Beeler Gallery, a Harlem Renaissance prose and poetry reading and the launch of a book acquisition project in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium, called second shelf.
Beeler Gallery presents the launch of second shelf, a collaborative book acquisition initiative to diversify the holdings at the library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp with a mirror site at Beeler Gallery and CCAD’s Packard Library. It’s part of a project organized by Brussels-based German artist Heide Hinrichs. Paris-based artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann conceives new sculptural structures that function as bookshelves for the launch of this project.
Beeler Gallery and Columbus College of Art & Design’s Writing, Literature, and Philosophy department are hosting a prose and poetry reading by Columbus-based poets and writers reflecting on the influence of the Harlem Renaissance. Vernell Bristow, Marcus Jackson, and Negesti Kaudo will read from the work of key Harlem Renaissance figures, as well as from their own work. The event is free and open to the public and is part of citywide celebration, I, Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100.
Beeler Gallery and Columbus College of Art & Design’s Graduate Studies program present a talk by designer Eduardo Moratinos. Moratinos has nearly two decades of experience in design and is currently Head of Strategic Design at Designit’s Barcelona office. The event is free and open to the public.
A concert by Mx Justin Vivian Bond at the historic Southern Theatre. Bond, a trans-genre artist living in New York City, is a Tony-nominated performer whom Hilton Als in The New Yorker called “A gender-bending, truth-telling illusionist. The best cabaret artist of (their) generation.” They are the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, and their albums include Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall.
The day after a concert by Mx Justin Vivian Bond at the historic Southern Theatre on Nov. 15, a conversation between Mx Justin Vivian Bond and artist Joy Episalla will take place in the Canzani Center auditorium (60 Cleveland Ave.). Part of the additional programming of Season One at Beeler Gallery, arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified.
Beeler Gallery dedicates Season ONE (October 2018 – March 2019) to the individual art practices of the four original core members of fierce pussy, the New York-based queer art collective – Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka. Season ONE / Chapter TWO: Nov. 28, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019.
Richard Roe is a multi-part work, comprising an orchid hybrid, named by artist Tyler Coburn, and a memoir. Coburn developed a relationship with an orchid grower in Singapore who cultivates many of the city-state’s famous hybrids. He named an orchid Richard Roe, a fictional name used in American and British case law when the actual name of a person cannot be given. At Beeler Gallery, Tyler Coburn will give a performance and unveil the orchid.