Columbus College of Art & Design

Downtown Art Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 12 – 6 p.m.
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 at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, Cultural Arts Center, Hawk Galleries, OSU Urban Art Space, and OAC Riffe Gallery. At Beeler Gallery, programming includes the launch of a book acquisition initiative called second shelf and a Harlem Renaissance poetry reading.

The event is free and open to the public. Coffee provided by Brioso Coffee.

Launch of second shelf
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 12 – 6 p.m.
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. The project will acquire a new collection of books by female, non-white, and non-heterosexual artists. It’s part of a project organized by Brussels-based German artist Heide Hinrichs. Beeler Gallery Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang serves as an advisor to the book selections for the library at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, and the selection at CCAD is informed by fierce pussy and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as selections by fellow advisors Liz Haines, Heide Hinrichs, Marisa Sanchez, and Susanne Weiß. Paris-based Artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, who participated in Season Zero and will be one of the focus artists of Season Two (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020), conceives new sculptural structures that function as bookshelves for the launch of this project at Beeler Gallery.

The event is free and open to the public.

Harlem Renaissance Prose & Poetry Reading
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 2 p.m.
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 part of citywide celebration, I, Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100.

The event is free and open to the public.