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Short North Neighborhood Events/News SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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The 43rd Annual Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens

September 16 – 17 • Tickets on sale now

Penthouse to treehouse, new-build to Romanesqe, Mid-century to high Victorian, all on view at the 43rd Annual 2017 Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens. Preview tour and party at the Circus House Saturday, September 16, 4:30pm – 9pm. General tour Sunday, September 17, 10am to 6pm. Visit ShortNorthCivic.org or Short North Civic Association’s FB page for more information.

Fall Tree Tour Wednesday, Oct. 18

Join Friends of Goodale Park board member and arborist Rick Frantz as he shares interesting facts about some of the park’s trees during an hour-long tour. Historical notes, medicinal uses and peculiarities will be noted, so there’s something for everyone. The only thing you’ll need to know prior to the tour is that you have an appreciation for trees. Frantz has served as a Friends of Goodale Park trustee and volunteer
arborist since 2004. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in natural resources, majoring in urban forestry and recently worked with Greenlawn Cemetery to catalog and map over 3,000 trees, creating a user-friendly tree inventory for the organization. He has worked in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the City of Dublin and has served as part-time forester for Powell for the past 10 years.

WHAT: Fall Tree Tour

WHEN: Wed., October 18, 6-7p

WHERE: Goodale Park Caretaker’s Residence


Art on High: Integrating Public Art into the Streetscape Improvement Project

The City of Columbus is moving forward with the High Street Streetscape Improvements Project, which will soon transform one of the busiest
sections of the most traveled corridors in Columbus –from Goodale Street on the south to Ninth Avenue on the north. This work has already begun on certain sections of High Street. When finished, the streetscape improvements create a safer, more walkable, and even more inclusive neighborhood by burying overhead utilities, increasing sidewalk widths, standardizing streetscape elements, upgrading lighting, adding marked crosswalks, improving stormwater management, and adding new street trees. Art on High will build upon the Streetscape Improvement Project by integrating public art into the public landscape and fostering connections between people and public space.

Art on High Events

GoLive with Art on High
The City of Columbus and the Columbus Music Commission are partnering with the Short North Alliance and the University District Organization to provide the public with a unique opportunity to engage with the Art On High Strategic Master Plan process. Enjoy music from over 30 local musicians, visit existing public artworks and galleries in the Short North Arts District and University District, and give input on the Art on High Strategic Master Plan. Consultants leading the Art on High Strategic Master Plan will have an opportunity for the public to give feedback on preferred locations for public art as well as on what to expect throughout the process, how to get further engaged, and the process for implementation of the Art on High Plan. Musicians will be set up at 10 locations throughout the corridor. Visit all 10 stations and receive a free personal pizza from Donatos. Visitors are encouraged to #GoLive on social media to share the creative talent of Columbus musicians. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Thurs., Sept. 14, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
WHERE: High Street, from Goodale to 9th Ave
The Art on High project team will be on hand to walk and talk with small groups about the project, its constraints and opportunities, and, most importantly, where YOU think art should go along High Street.

Art on High: Charrette in Motion | South
Join us for coffee and a walking discussion about art along High Street, beginning at Le Chocoholique and ending at Third Avenue.

WHEN: Sun., Sept. 10, 10am - 12pm
WHERE: Meet at Le Chocoholique, 601 N High

Art on High: Charrette in Motion | North
Join us for coffee and a walking discussion about art along High Street, beginning at The Gateway and ending at Third Avenue.

WHEN: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10am - 12pm
WHERE: Meet at Gateway - University District, 1556 N High Street

Art on High: Charrette in Motion | South
Join us for coffee and a walking discussion about art along High Street, beginning at Le Chocoholique and ending at Third Avenue.

WHEN: Sun., Oct. 1, 10am - 12pm
WHERE: Meet at Le Chocoholique, 601 N High

Art on High: Charrette in Motion | North
Join us for coffee and a walking discussion about art along High Street, beginning at The Gateway and ending at Third Avenue.

WHEN: Sun., Oct. 8, 10am - 12pm
WHERE: Meet at Gateway - University District, 1556 N High Street


You can contribute to Art on High by photographing High Street and sharing your images with us on Instagram using the hashtag #ArtOnHigh. Be sure to share in the description how your image represents the unique aspects of High Street – how are we different from our neighbors and what do we share with them? What reflects our history? What reflects our future? Anyone who lives, works, or invests along the High Street Corridor is encouraged to be involved every step of the way. Check back for events, come to a workshop or meeting, submit to #ArtOnHigh on Instagram, take the survey or feel free to contact us anytime and request that we add you to our communication list. www.artonhigh.org

Italian Festival: Faith, Family, and Friends - Competition for Pesto World Championship Launched

Pesto World Championship

The 38th annual Columbus Italian Festival promises to be every bit as exciting as in previous years, with three days of entertainment, traditional Italian cuisine, a parade, music, dancing, and other enriching activities celebrating Italian heritage and culture.

Adding to the excitement this year will be the inaugural Columbus Regional Pesto Championship on Sunday at 3 p.m. to crown the city’s premiere pesto maker. Regional competitions are held across the globe with sites including Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto and Rome. In partnership with Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, ten local competitors will have 30 minutes on the main stage to prepare pesto using the traditional mortar, pestle and the championship recipe. The winner will be determined based on taste, texture, and balance. The champion wins an all-expense, two-night paid trip to Genoa, Italy, to represent Columbus in the Genoa Pesto World Championship on March 18, 2018. Don’t miss it!

Among this year’s musicians taking the festival stage are Amanda Beagle, a classically trained soprano, performing American/Italian songs with two shows on Friday evening. The nationally recognized Columbus nostalgic rock and roll band Phil Dirt and the Dozers, and the ever-popular Two Gents and The Lady with Elio Scaccio and the Rick Brunetto Big Band will be performing on Saturday.

Over a dozen other talented musicians and dancers will entertaining audiences throughout the weekend. You can catch the San Giovanni Dancers performing their magical rustic village dancing on all three days.

Along with great Italian music goes the finest in Italian foods as well as a wide variety of Italian wine, beer, and spirits. Only three days a year to taste the unique flavorful thick-crusted homemade festival pizza. You can learn to make pasta, pizza and other Italian delicacies and traditional foods or learn Italian at the cultural booth. Take a tour of the beautiful St. John The Baptist Italian Catholic Church.

Balloons, rides for the kids, a bocce ball competition and children’s area promise plenty of family fun. Special events include the Columbus Italian Parade and High School Marching Bands Competition on Sunday as well as The Taste of Italy dining preview on Monday evening, October 2, where diners can select cuisine from a number of local Italian eateries, and enjoy music and conversation. The dining event is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets call 614-294-8259 or email: mrpanicoharn@gmail.com

The festival takes place on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church at N. Fourth and E. Lincoln streets Columbus Day weekend beginning Friday, October 6 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, October 8. Free parking is available at the church lot at 4th and Lincoln as well as across 4th street in the Jeffrey lot. Shuttle parking is available at the Columbus State Community College south lot at Long and Cleveland. The cost for the festival is $5 at the door, free for children under 12 with adult admission. Final Note: This year’s festival theme is “One Culture Many Regions,” and students from Bishop Watterson High School will highlight the festival theme by offering a presentation on the regions of Italy in their culture booth on Saturday.

Columbus Italian Festival

October 2, Monday: Taste of Italy 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 6, Friday: Festival Day One 5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
October 7, Saturday, Festival Day Two 12:00 - 11:00 p.m.
October 8, Sunday, Festival Day Three 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Columbus Day Italian Parade

Parade lineup starts at 11 a.m. Sun., Oct. 2 • Parade begins at 1 p.m.
From Line-up on Dennison Ave., East on Buttles Ave,
North on High St., East on Warren Ave to end at 4th St. where one final song performance will begin at 2 p.m. at Carfagna Stage (big tent)

www.columbusitalianfestival.com • 614-294-8259

Harrison West Jazz Stage Returns for Fifth Season

The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its fifth season starting Sunday, September 10 at the Harrison Park Gazebo, welcoming the finest in local jazz talent each week.

This year’s musical lineup is as diverse as ever, representing a wide range of jazz styles. The series kicks off with Safety Squad, a large ensemble that embraces the music and spirit of Snarky Puppy, with blends of funk, neo-soul, modern jazz, Dixieland and everything in
between. Tim Cummiskey and Fusion Syndicate is a jazz-fusion group that performs creative arrangements of jazz standards and the music of driving force fusion artists such as Allan Holdsworth and Pat Metheny. The Robert Mason Trio represents the next generation of the highest musical talent in Columbus. You can hear elements of jazz, blues, gospel, and current R&B favorites. To end the season, Brasileira, started by Kelly Crum Delaveris and Vaughn Wiester, will perform songs from the Tropicalia / Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB) era.

The event is child-friendly with an accompanying playground within the park. Musicologie, a Grandview Heights based music-lesson studio will provide exciting musical activities for children from 12 – 12:45 p.m. All shows are free to the public. Food may be purchased from participating food trucks. A rain date of October 8 has been established in the event of inclement weather on any of the scheduled dates.

Each week hundreds of residents from all over the city gather to relax on a Sunday afternoon and take in the sounds of jazz set against the riverside park and gazebo. Cheers to the sponsors who are helping to make it all possible this year: Harrison West Society, Wagenbrenner Development, Katalina’s, Cover My Meds, Thompson Hine, Abitec and Integrated Building Systems.

Founded in 2013 and performing at the Harrison Park Gazebo, the Harrison West Jazz Stage seeks to celebrate the work of local jazz musicians across a variety of genres, foster community among neighbors and raise the profile of the Harrison West neighborhood.

2017 Harrison West Jazz Stage Concerts

Sundays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.at that Harrison Park Gazebo, West First Avenue and Harrison Park Place

September 10: Safety Squad, Food truck: Sunnyside Tacos; JPOPS
September 17: Tim Cummiskey, Food truck: Dos Hermanos; JPOPS
September 24: Robert Mason Tri, Food truck: Ajumama; JPOPS
October 1: Brasileira/ Kelly Crum Delaveris, Food truck: Aromaku; JPOPS
October 8: Rain date

Visit www.Facebook.com/HarrisonWestJazzStage

Darren Calhoun Talk on Oct 1

Darren Calhoun will be the featured speaker at King Avenue United Methodist Church Changing the Conversation Speaker Series. Chicago-based social justice activist and LGBT worship leader Darren Calhoun will talk on “The Intersection of Racial and LGBTQ Identity” on Sunday, October 1 at 7 p.m. at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave. The event is free with parking on the church grounds. Visit darrencalhoun.com and www.kingave.org for more information.

Explore Short North Studios During Columbus Open Studio & Stage

Adam Hernandez
photo by Rachel Joy Barehl

Over four dozen artists will be participating in the Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) this year, twice as many as last year. Launched in 2016, COSS invites the public to visit artists in their studios through a self-guided tour over the course of two days. Three Short North residents – Cody Heichel, Adam Hernandez, and Charles Wince – are among those opening their doors throughout Columbus on October 7 and 8 for a tour of their personal workspace, as well as providing demonstrations, engaging in conversation, and selling artwork.

In addition, the program offers a behind-the-scenes look at stage productions in half a dozen performance venues including the Short North Stage’s historic Garden Theater, intimate Green Room, and Ethel’s Lounge. Other stage venues on the tour are Promowest Express Live!, Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Shadowbox Live, Southern Theatre, and CD102.5 radio station. Unlike the studio tours, the stage tours are held at specific times and require registration for limited enrollment.

The Carnegie Gallery in the downtown Columbus Metropolitan Library will feature an exhibit of the work of participating artists for one month prior to the tour beginning September 7, providing an opportunity to preview their artwork.

Maps serve as tickets ($10 for one, $18 for two, $35 for four) and must be purchased online. After the online purchase, maps are then picked up at select locations before or during the tour weekend, or at any artist studio with a confirmation number.

WHAT: Columbus Open Studio & Stage
WHEN: October 7-8, 11a-5p
WHERE: 32 sites throughout Columbus
TICKETS: $10; $18 (2); $35 (4)

Adam Hernandez Age: 30 Residence: Harrison West Website: www.ahernandezart.com

Describe your studio:
My studio is in my home, in my basement. It is nice to have my studio so close to me so that when inspiration strikes, I can just run downstairs and get right to work. I have a big collection of stickers from artists here in Columbus and from around America. I decorate most of my shelving that holds my supplies (and almost every other surface) with them. I have pieces from other artists that I've decorated my studio with and a ton of my own work stacked everywhere. I'm usually working on more than one piece at a time so visitors will have the opportunity to see my work at various stages of development. My fiancé and my black cat Corteo like to keep me company when I am down there.

Current Art Exhibit: “Zona Alterna” at Two Truths bar, 1205 N. High St. through October 30, 2017

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