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Short North Neighborhood Events/News • MARCH/APRIL 2014
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Ride COTA Free Beginning May 5, 2014
The first Monday in May will see a new COTA route in the Short North area. The service, dubbed “Cbus,” will transport passengers down High Street from Second Avenue in the Short North south to Sycamore Street in German Village and back north along Front Street, returning to High at Nationwide Boulevard. Riding “Cbus” will be free until the end of 2014. Curtis Stitt, COTA’s CEO, says COTA is looking for ways to maintain free operation into 2015. If financing cannot be obtained, the price will likely be 50 cents. Cbus will run Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays until Midnight, Saturdays 9 a.m. to Midnight, and Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rush-Hour Meter Restriction Lifted in Short North
The parking meter restriction on High Street between Poplar Street and King Avenue during rush hour from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. has been eliminated. The City removed regulatory signs and reprogrammed the 122 meters in February. Rick Tilton with the Department of Public Service said the restrictions were lifted because Columbus has changed since those restrictions were imposed many years ago. Providing the public with the convenience of parking during rush hour makes sense because people use those hours to shop and dine and do business on High Street. The Short North Parking Working Group had a hand in influencing the City to move forward. “Those are the people who are there, the eyes and ears out there for us, and their feedback is invaluable,” said Tilton. The City is conducting a parking study with the help of the Working Group. A public meeting is scheduled on Thursday, March 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Goodale Park Shelter House to kick off the project and gather public input about parking issues, challenges and ideas throughout the district. An online survey is at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ColumbusShortNorthParking
Homes Needed for Tour in September
September 21, 2014, will be the 40th annual Short North Tour of Homes and Gardens. The Short North Civic Association is in the process of putting together the tour and is looking for homes to add. Please let the SNCA know if you are interested in presenting your home on the tour: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Mini Mural Series Installed: Viewpoints: Murals by Young Professional Working Artists
The Short North Alliance and 11 partner galleries and art institutions with the support of the Create Columbus Commission launched the second installment of the highly popular Short North Temporary Mural Series. The exhibition, titled Viewpoints: Murals by Young Professional Working Artists, kicked off February 28, with openings at each participating gallery in the Short North Arts District.
This installment builds upon the 10x10x10 Mural Series that remained on view from August 2012 to September 2013. The name 10X10X10 came from its concept – ten murals, ten galleries, and ten openings that took place on August 3, 2012.
Produced in partnership with Orange Barrel Media, the murals are on the exterior brick facades of 11 buildings along High Street in the Short North and consist of high resolution images of artworks printed on vinyl and heat-adhered to buildings. The process results in a work of art that looks painted on the building.
The 11 artists were on site for the February 28 opening at each participating gallery to share their insights on the experiences of young professional working artists in Columbus. Representatives from Michael B. Coleman and Columbus City Council President Andrew J. Ginther’s teams kicked off the opening with remarks at Brandt-Roberts Galleries.
All participating artists are either young professional artists under the age of 40 or are young at heart emerging artists who regularly support and mentor artists under 40. The series showcases works that reflect the perspectives or viewpoints of these artists.
Monthly programming designed to engage young professional audiences, including artist talks, guided tours, and contests will occur throughout 2014.
In addition to galleries in the Short North represented in Viewpoints, the exhibition also includes works contributed by the Columbus Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, Open Door Art Studio, and Art Access Gallery.
Following is a complete list of participating galleries, artworks, featured artists and their hometowns, and mural installation locations:
Joey Monsoon, young at heart - Inez, Kentucky: Remember Your Spot, presented by Lindsay Gallery, installed at 700 N. High St.
Wallace Peck, young at heart - Columbus: Lady Liberty, presented by Open Door Art Studio, installed at 1209 N. High St.
Douglas Rosenfield, 33 - Columbus: Camp 18, presented by pm gallery, installed at 1130 N. High St.
Kate Valeska, 29 - Columbus: Good Morning, presented by the Wexner Center for the Arts, installed at 1204 N. High St.
Laine Bachman, 36 - Columbus: Monkey Queen, presented by Sherrie Gallerie, installed at 721 N. High St.
Jordan Tate, 32 - Louisville, Kentucky: New Work #169, presented by the Columbus Museum of Art, installed at 1081 N. High St.
Beth Himsworth , young at heart - Columbus: Koi Garden, presented by Studios on High, installed at 765 N. High St.
Maria DiFranco, 26 - Westlake, Ohio: Domesticating the African Wolf, presented by ROY G BIV, installed at 944 N. High St.
Joe Lombardo, 29 - Elyria, Ohio: Lot Primaries, presented by Art Access Gallery, installed at 459 N. High St.
Tom Baillieul, young at heart - Columbus: The City of Columbus - Air and Rail from Coast to Coast, presented by Terra Gallery, installed at 608 N. High St.
Winnie Sidharta Ambron, 32 - Indonesia: Victorian Portrait, presented by Brandt-Roberts Galleries, installed at 650 N. High St.
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