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Health Takes a Holiday

Vacation is no reason to backslide on your fitness goals 12 cuisine

Party on Wheels

Mobile catering options bring the heat to you 47 travel

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Picks & Previews CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss!

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Pop Rocks Classic rocker takes the outdoor stage with Columbus Symphony By Stephan Reed

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he 2014 Picnic with the Pops concert series will rock a little harder this year when the Legends of Classic Rock team up with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on June 28. Lead by John Elefante, best known for his four-year stint as lead singer of Kansas, the five-piece band will perform some of rock’s unforgettable jams alongside the 70-piece orchestra.

“There’s nothing like that wall of sound behind you, especially coming from a symphonic background,” Elefante says. “It doesn’t take any of the rock edge away. It’s huge.” Concertgoers can expect to hear familiar songs, including Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir,” Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” and, of course, some classic Kansas tunes. 6

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“‘Dust in the Wind’ is always fun,” Elefante says. “We do a different version in which all the chords are the same, but the instrumentation is orchestral-geared, with more of a Journey sound. The vocals and piano build to a fever pitch and the strings really kick in. It’s well-suited for not only just a band, but the orchestra.” Picnic with the Pops, which runs June 13-July 26 this year, takes place at Co-

lumbus Commons. The outdoor setting provides a new concert experience for orchestra regulars. “There’s something about the night air, the sonics, no echo off the walls and not being confined to the walls of an arena,” Elefante says. “When the weather is right, there’s nothing like an outdoor show.” Other acts on this season’s schedule include Ben Folds (“Rockin’ the Suburbs”), the O’Jays (“Love Train”) and Cirque Musica (a music/acrobatics hybrid). “There’s nothing the orchestra can’t do,” says Mike Stefiuk, symphony director of artistic planning. “They are very versatile and can accompany any act.” Events begin at 8 p.m. and each concert start out with a 30-45 minute solo performance from the orchestra.

“This shows audiences who may not usually come to the concerts that this can be incredibly cool,” Stefiuk says. “We try to break down the barriers of the ‘elitist product.’” First-timers and seasoned symphony veterans alike make up the crowds at Picnic with the Pops. “We’ve been able to do a good job of building trust with our audience,” Stefiuk says. “They know it will be entertaining and high quality. They respond very well and have come to know the organization as being one that pushes the envelope and that’s something they’ve come to expect.” Tickets are available online at or by phone at 614-228-8600. “It’s all about the experience,” Stefiuk says. “There’s the great city skyline and a beautiful park. You can get the best of both worlds: a dose of light classical music and the orchestra, doing a chameleon-like change when they accompany internationally renowned artists.” cs Stephan Reed is an editorial associate. Feedback welcome at

Know When to Folds ‘em Alternative rocker, singer and songwriter Ben Folds will take the Bicentennial Pavilion stage June 21. And this won’t be Folds’ first time playing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. “He’s the kind of guy who gets how an orchestra can be incorporated into his music,” Stefiuk says. “There’s a wry humor he brings to his songs and show. That’s appealing to our audiences.” Folds gained his fame in the late 1990s with his band Ben Folds Five. The group is best known for its 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen, which contained the smash hit single “Brick” as well as “Battle of Who Could Care Less,” “Kate,” “One Angry Dwarf & 200 Solemn Faces” and “Song for the Dumped.” Folds later branched out on his own with his piano and released three studio albums – hitting the charts with “Rockin’ the Suburbs,” “Still Fighting it,” “Landed” and “You Don’t Know Me,” the latter a duet with Regina Spektor – before rejoining his old outfit. His signature sound meshes well with the symphony and allows for a revival of some of his classic songs, Stefiuk says. “What makes him successful is that he found a way to integrate orchestra into a show that’s all his,” Stefiuk says. “Some of these artists have a way of taking their old songs and making them sound new again with a 70-piece orchestra. There’s just so much you can do.” cityscene • June 2014


But Is it (Valuable) Art?

How to search for hints of a work of art’s value By Nen Lin Soo


rt, as fans of it know, is subjective and interpretive. So how does someone with minimal to no knowledge of art and its history recognize the inherent value of a piece of artwork?

After all, it’s worthwhile to know whether the dusty old oil painting unearthed from Aunt Bea’s attic is priceless or worthless. Context is crucial in determining the significance of a piece of art, regardless of whether it is a canvas painting or a piece of furniture, says Ricjard “Jeff” Jeffers, principal auctioneer and CEO of Delawarebased Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers. “We have to put things into context to understand the body of an artist’s work, to understand what makes This 1927 painting by Frank Tenney Johnson, estimated at $10,000-$20,000 the work that we’re holding in our hand good, better or by its owner, sold for almost $200,000 at Garth’s Auction House in 2009. best,” Jeffers says. Jeffers encourages those Archibald Willard, an Ohio artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is most famous for painting The Spirit of ’76. who are interested in acHe had six known copies made, with the most expensive piece quiring art, whether for a selling at $1.4 million and the least expensive at $400,000, personal collection or for depending on condition and other factors. In contrast, Jeffers resale, to educate themsays, a still-life of a bowl of fruit Willard painted later in his selves in the form and concareer sold for about $500 because he was not known as a still- tent of art in general. “Form has to do with all life artist. Ultimately, it is the the mechanics about art: authenticity of a work medium, material, color, that drives its value, use of line, space, all these Initially estimated at no more Jeffers says. If someone things that may or may not than $4,000, this 1920s painting with an untrained eye have been put into the conby Arthur Meltzer sold for more stumbles upon an in- scious effort of producing than $150,000 at Garth’s in 2010. teresting art piece at a the work,” Jeffers says. “All yard sale, the back of those things end up being the content and the finished product.” Educating oneself in the fundamentals of art can mean four the artwork can assist the buyer in identify- years of classes, but art education can also mean combing through ing the level of its au- an art book, depending on a person’s personal preference. “Even if it is an unsigned, unattributable work that was thenticity or inherent value. By flipping to found at a yard sale, and nobody can tell us where it’s been, the back of the paint- and nobody can tell us who the artist is, the better a piece of ing, the buyer can art captures great form and has good content, the better it is,” note how the paper or Jeffers says. cs wood has oxidized or This nearly 100-year-old Martha Walter painting in a carved and gilt frame sold at changed color due to Nen Lin Soo is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at Garth’s for more than $60,000 in 2009. the aging process. 8

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Health Takes a Holi Vacation is no reason to backslide on your fitness goals By Tracy Ingram


ou’ve earned time off from work, you’ve made reservations and you’re prepared to take that well-deserved vacation. Only one thing plays in the back of your mind: “How can I keep weight off while on vacation?” What a relief it would be to focus not on weight, but on how to be healthy.

We’ve become so obsessed with weight, the latest fad diet and foods we won’t eat that we’ve lost sight of the fundamental basics of nutrition. Healthy nutrition begins with a positive attitude about one’s body. We all have different types of bodies, and we must first embrace who we are and what our strengths are, and love ourselves for how we are uniquely made. We must give ourselves permission to not compare ourselves to others, but remind ourselves daily that we are beautiful and loved. This reset of attitude will 10 cityscene • June 2014

start you on a positive path to approach food, exercise and health. If we love who we are first, we make choices in life that are good for us. We make choices based not on guilt or negative emotions, but on how to take care of our bodies and have a healthy future. You can keep weight off because you are positive and find inspiration to eat and live healthfully. While you are on vacation, take the time to be have a positive or inspirational thought each day, and adopt an “I am loved!” attitude. If you love yourself, the

question of weight drops away and the focus is on health. What do you need for health? Sleep is very important to health. People who sleep deeply and soundly trigger their metabolism to function optimally. That’s easy enough; make sure to get enough sleep while on vacation. We all need regular amounts of water to maintain hydration, so start your day and each meal with a full glass of water. Get up and get moving! Exercise every day. If you’re on the beach, take a walk or tread water instead of just lying there. View exercise as medicine to your health. Exercise can jump-start your metabolism, improve your heart health and strengthen your muscles and bones. Love, sleep, water and exercise – all commonsense stuff, but it can make a difference in overall health, even if only over a short period of time. Instead of thinking about what you can’t eat, let’s look at what you can eat while on vacation. • Start your day with protein and have protein at each meal. Protein provides nutrients important to healthy function of your body, and it will leave you more satisfied and less hungry throughout the day. • Add whole grains, nuts and high-fiber foods every day. Fill up on these types of foods and pass on white flour foods, such as white bread, as these convert to sugar in the body and leave you less full. • Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Keep in mind that a serving is about the amount that fits into your hand. Fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants and nutrients that help the body function at its best.


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• Add three servings of dairy each day. A serving is a glass of milk, a slice of cheese or a crumbled bit on your salad. Dairy has cell generative abilities. Some other healthful hints include things to do such as reading the ingredients on labels and eating foods that are all-natural. Don’t focus on calories; rather, focus on the ingredient list. If it’s full of dyes, preservatives and ingredients that are foreign to you, find a more natural alternative. Eat regularly and don’t skip meals. Eating stimulates your metabolism and energy, while fasting causes the body to store food as fat. Enjoy a variety of foods in moderation. Focus on taste and health rather than quantity. Now you’re feeling good and have a great start to focus on health even while on vacation. Loving yourself also means that you will want to avoid those things that zap your health. Drop those habits – overeating, fried foods, sweet drinks (including artificially sweetened drinks), processed foods, fast foods, white bread and overly salty foods. Keep sweets to a minimum and in moderation; just taste, don’t eat a full serving. With so many healthful foods, why poison yourself with foods that bring you down rather than build you up? Vacations can be a time to rejuvenate and reset your health goals. By keeping a healthy focus, you’ll find that weight will stay off, and you’ll come back recharged. cs Tracy Ingram is executive director of Healthy New Albany and a registered dietician. Feedback welcome at

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Party on Wheels Mobile catering options bring the heat to you By Lisa Aurand


ood trucks have become familiar sights in Columbus in the last few years. The trucks, often brightly colored, are frequently stationed on street corners or in corporate parking lots to serve lunch to office workers. But catering private events makes up a big chunk of revenue for food trucks, says Tracy Studer, owner of the restaurant Explorers Club in Merion Village, which debuted its truck a year ago. Food trucks battle unpredictable weather and foot traffic. Catering events such as graduation parties, corporate events, rehearsal dinners and weddings means dates are booked in advance and money is guaranteed.

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“I’m really focused on parties because that’s where the money seems to be, and it’s a little more reliable,” Studer says. So it’s a win for truck owners – and a win for the clients who book them. There are a host of upsides to choosing a truck to cater your next event. Portability might be the most obvious. “One of the biggest benefits is we can go just about anywhere and the food is served fresh and hot right there,” says Chad Shipman, director of operations for Pitabilites, which has two trucks and a third in the works. “A lot of catering companies have to make (the food) at their commissary and put some kind of heat under it to keep it warm. … We’re cooking everything to order right there.”

Skyward Grille, which has a fleet of carts and bills itself as the longest-serving mobile food business in the Columbus area, also touts the benefits of bringing the kitchen to the party. “It’s not like a restaurant dropping off pans of food that are premade,” says Skyward owner Mike Ratliff. “With our food carts, everything is custom made per order. Customers get to watch their food made right in front of them. It’s quality food, the freshest you can get.” Skyward’s carts have been on the streets of Columbus since 1987, and the business recently added a brick-andmortar location at the corner of Trabue Road and Riverside Drive. Mobile catering operations that also have another arm of the business have more flexibility in the type of food they can offer because unused ingredients can be repurposed later. The prime example of this: Giant Eagle Market District’s Foodie Truck, which has the buying power of a large, chain grocery store behind it. “One of the unique benefits of the Market District Foodie Truck is that we are able to create a menu that meets

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mer months, when it uses produce from the garden around the restaurant. Explorers Club smokes its own meat and even makes its own bacon. “It’s a lot of work. I have a lot higher food costs than most people. It’s not processed food; it’s not boxed food. We know (where it is) from the beginning to the end,” Studer says. Pitabilities menu is, perhaps predictably, focused on traditional gyros, but does branch out a bit. Guests at Cassie and Andrew McIntire's 2012 wedding in Upper Arlington place orders at the Pitabilities truck.

The Best We’ve Scene By Chuck Stein, CityScene CEO Rick Malir, co-founder and self-proclaimed “head pit boss” of City Barbeque, and I are longtime friends and, above many other things, aficionados of pork. I observe that Rick Malir is to piggery what Colonel Sanders is to chicken. For the last few years, we have met irregularly eight or 10 times a year seeking out new, hopefully unique one-off places for lunch, always hoping to find a new porcine rendition not previously encountered. We’ve experienced some winners and losers along the way. Restaurant reviews are the proverbial “dime a dozen,” and our mothers taught us to not say anything about someone (or something) unless it was nice, so CityScene’s “Arts, Entertainment and Style” rarely delves into the restau14 cityscene • June 2014

“Everything is done on a pita,” Shipman says. That includes hot dogs, veggie or falafel pitas. Catering clients typically choose to limit the menu for private events, he says. “It’s best not to give people too many choices. We decide with the customer ahead of time what choices they want (to offer).” Cassie McIntire chose Pitabilites to cater her 2012 wedding to Andrew McIntire at the Amelita Mirolo Barn in Upper Arlington. The truck pulled up to the curb in front of the barn and guests lined up on the brick patio to get their food, then took it inside to a table or ate standing up, chatting with friends and family. “We wanted to go with something that was unique and outside of the box as far

rant review arena. Rick observes that, “You can put your heart, soul and life savings into a restaurant, only to have it ‘beat up’ and potentially go out of business from just one bad day and one bad restaurant review.” However, we recently had lunch at the Explorers Club on South High Street – heir apparent to the Galaxy Café – and both of us agreed it was such a truly exceptional dining experience that we needed to share it with the CityScene audience. We further vowed to never do a restaurant review on a regular basis, but to continue to write about only the truly exceptional good food experiences when we stumble onto them. So you may not hear from us for a while, but when you do, you will know that not only is the article worth a read, but the restaurant is worth your time, money and effort to get there. Read all about the Explorers Club at!

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customers’ specific needs,” says Giant Eagle spokesman Dan Donovan. “With the guidance of our talented Market District chefs, customers can choose to use the weekly menu posted on our Market District food truck Facebook page, or we can create a theme perfect for their event.” Explorers Club’s typical truck menu is similar to its restaurant menu, which is based in Latin American cuisine with the addition of one other type of food, such as Hawaiian, Italian, German or Portuguese. The menu changes monthly. But for catering with the truck, Studer says he’s done everything from simple sandwiches to fancy dishes. “I tell people, ‘I can do anything your checkbook will allow you,’” he says. Studer says his operation’s ingredients are about 75 percent local during the sum-


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Top: A mofongo sandwich from Explorers Club's truck Bottom: Gyros from Pitabilities

as weddings go,” she says of her reason for choosing a food truck instead of traditional catering. “It worked out really well. They told us it would be a certain amount of money based on how much (food) they used, and we ended up paying way less than the estimate, which is good when you’re spending money on a wedding.” McIntire’s guests were impressed and entertained by the truck’s presence, she says. Studer, too, has found that a food truck adds a fun element to parties. At one wedding rehearsal dinner, “70 people just stood there and watched us,” he says. “They love watching (us cook). It’s mesmerizing to them.” And when the party is over, clean-up is simple. Just toss disposable plates, forks and cups. The rest magically disappears. “They roll away with the mess. There’s nothing to clean up,” Studer says. cs Lisa Aurand is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at

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Creating Outside Columbus All manner of artistic options lurk outside the city limits


By Garth Bishop

owntown and the Short North are the parts of central Ohio best known for their visual arts offerings – but in the greater Columbus area, there’s art all over the place. We took a look at the suburbs and outlying counties of central Ohio to see what each had in terms of artistic opportunity. And with so many galleries, arts festivals and artists’ guilds out there, we certainly weren’t disappointed.

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Dublin Dublin Arts Council The Dublin Arts Council oversees the Dublin Art in Public Places program, which has installed more than 70 sculptural pieces in the last 25 years, from 1990’s Leatherlips monument to the brand-new Daily Chores. It also offers classes and summer camps, as well as regular exhibitions, which include work by local artists and student artists as well as pieces by prominent artDublin Arts Council ists, such as ShiftGallery ing Perspectives, a Down syndrome photo exhibition that began in the United Kingdom and is now an annual feature in Dublin. “It’s a community that values creativity,” says council Executive Director David Guion. “We have a lot of amazing talent here in Dublin.”

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Worthington McConnell Arts Center The McConnell Arts Center, which opened in 2009, focuses its classes and events on all different art forms, but visual art is a big part of it, and many of its exhibitions feature the work of local artists, such as sculptor and fiber artist – and Worthington resident – Dorothy Gill Barnes.

The center’s gallery space offers an opportunity for artists to display their work in a professional venue, its annual yArt sale (Aug. 16) gives them the chance to sell their work and and its busy performance schedule provides plenty of time for patrons to view their work. “We do a little over 20 shows a year, and they are all focused on artists who are living, breathing and working today,” says center Executive Director Jon Cook.

Westerville Citywide Art Programs Westerville has two galleries in its Uptown district – David Myers Art Studio, which also offers classes, and Gallery 202 – as well as three on the Otterbein University campus. It has two arts-centric groups: the Arts Council of Westerville, a catch-all organization supporting the arts in general, and the Westerville Art League, an alliance of local artists. Its Parks & Recreation Department organizes Public Art in Westerville Spaces, a rotating outdoor sculpture exhibition, and it’s also in the midst of rolling out a series of sculptures by late central Ohio artist Cobert C. Collins. And its arts festival – the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music & Arts Festival, July 12-13 – brings in more than 160 fine artists and crafters each year. “The Westerville community is supportive of so many things that have to do with cultural enrichment and the arts,” says Christa Dickey, community affairs coordinator for the city of Westerville.

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School students’ senior seminar projects, such as a floral close-up photo exhibition by 2014 graduate Riley Gundlach. The center has also been used such for presentations as a recent one on new educational models. One model presented was an arts-focused curriculum. “Of the four models presented that night, (the arts model) was probably the most gripping,” says Patrick Gallaway, director of communications for the school district. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts

New Albany Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts As it is intended for use by New Albany-Plain Local Schools as well as by the community, the McCoy Center frequently hosts the products of New Albany High cityscene • June 2014 17

Above: Old Hilliardfest

Below: Canal Winchester Art Stroll

Bexley Gallery Scene Bexley is home to Hammond Harkins Galleries and Art Access Gallery, as well as Schumacher Gallery at Capital University. The former two serve up work from a variety of artists, many of them highly successful local artists, while the latter’s exhibitions range from student work to historical photographs. With a wealth of residents interested in art and a number who are artists themselves – Carol Stewart, Aminah Robinson and Dennison Griffith are among the recognizable local names who live in or around Bexley – and the presence of the university, the city offers a great environment for a gallery, says Marlana Hammond Keynes, owner of Hammond Harkins. “We get a lot of (Capital) kids in the gallery,” Keynes says. “They’re bright, they’re interested, they want to learn.” 18 cityscene • June 2014

Above: A piece by Carol Stewart, who will be featured at Hammond Harkins Galleries in October. Below: Grove City Wine and Arts Festival

Canal Winchester Canal Winchester Art Guild The guild, which has doubled its membership in the last couple of years, organizes a number of exhibitions for members at various galleries as well as the annual Art Stroll, which takes place in May, and “field trips” to other artistic institutions. The guild’s members come from all over central Ohio, but many are local to Canal Winchester, such as painter Robert Warren, who hosted nationwide instructional painting programs including PBS’s The Art of Bill Alexander & Robert Warren. “We have a real variety of artistic people in the guild,” says guild President Linda Boving. “We have watercolor, oil, acrylics, collage, sculpture, glass, fiber arts, photography.”

Grove City Arts Festivals Grove City’s arts events include Grove City Arts Council’s Night on the Town, which took place in May; the Wine and Arts Festival organized by Grove City Town Center Inc., June 14; and Arts in

the Alley, put together by the Grove City Chamber of Commerce, Sept. 20-21. To give an example of the talent in and around Grove City, the Wine and Arts Festival alone had 65 artist booths last year and, between artists and authors, is hoping for 80 to 100 this year. “We have just been completely overwhelmed with the number of responses we’re getting from folks who want to participate,” says Andrew Furr, executive director of Grove City Town Center.

Hilliard Old Hilliardfest Art Fair Photography, jewelry, ceramics, drawing, painting and wearable art are among the media created by the artists and crafters who set up shop at Old Hilliardfest’s art fair. The festival, which takes place Sept. 13, also includes an interactive arts area for children, as well as a multitude of nonvisual arts related attractions such as live music and a car show. “Each year, we have 30 to 40 vendors in the art fair,” says Robert Vance, public relations coordinator for the festival. cityscene • June 2014 19

Grandview Heights Art Studios for the Disabled Two studios in the city, Open Door Art Studio and Goodwill Columbus Art Studio and Gallery, reserve their space for artists with various disabilities, giving them the opportunity to display their work, hone their technique and even earn extra money through commissions. The studios teach professional techniques, and the artists’ work can hold up against that of any other artist, says Holly Adkins-Ardrey, director of the Goodwill studio. “Art is the great equalizer; there is no right or wrong, good or bad, except in the onlooker’s own personal opinion,” Adkins-Ardrey says.

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Goodwill Columbus Art Studio and Gallery

The Arts Castle Though the Delaware County Cultural Arts Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the castle at which the center is based was built in 1854. Its regular exhibitions feature work by local and regional artists as well as retrospectives, and its annual Arts Affair brings

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in up to 120 artists Nov. 6-9. It also offers a plentiful bounty of art classes. “During a quarter, we usually offer about 80 classes and workshops,” says Arts Castle Executive Director Diane Hodges. The Arts Castle

Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division A gallery, an annual arts festival, a public art program and more fall under the purview of the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division. The Concourse Gallery, located at City Hall, always features UA residents in its exhibitions, and every two years, it holds a big exhibition of 20 to 40 local artists; this year’s runs Aug. 20-Oct. 28. The division also organizes the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival, slated for Sept. 1, and oversees the city’s Permanent Art Collection, public art program and workplace art lending program. “A great community deserves great art,” says city Arts Manager Lynette Santoro-Au. “We have a wonderful community of artists who live and create here in Upper Arlington.” 20 cityscene • June 2014

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Licking County The Works The Works’ classes and workshops, many of them aimed at youths, go beyond arts, but art is still a big part of the center’s mission – particularly with its biannual residencies for glass artists. The vast majority of its quarterly exhibitions are curated – Works staffers will develop an idea, then put out a call to artists whose work is appropriate for it – and each relates in some way to the center’s educational focus. “We like to tie in all the components that are in the (center) – the history, the science behind the art,” says Samantha Harris, director of marketing. “It’s got to be something that isn’t just art.”

Fairfield County Downtown Arts Offerings Downtown Lancaster offers the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio; Ohio Glass Museum; Georgian Museum, featuring antique decorative art; Monarch Gallery, which is

part of restaurant the Lodge in Lancaster; Blue Shoe Arts Gallery, part of pottery painting studio Art & Clay on Main; art and antique gallery the Bodenheimer-Mayer House; Blank Slate Artisan Shop; and an annual public sculpture exhibition utilizing work from area schools. Destination Downtown Lancaster, which oversees the sculpture program, also organizes the Art Walk at the Lancaster Festival; this year’s Art Walk is set for July 18. “We have a lot that a town our size might otherwise not have,” says Kate Ervin, executive director of Destination Downtown Lancaster.

Members’ work can be seen in the marketplace the league arranges at the Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival, set for Sept. 19-21 in North Lewisburg, and at the league’s Partridge Co-op, also at the Houston House. “We have two potters, we have a woman who does castings … we have a guy who does wooden bowls, we have a basket weaver who is phenomenal,” says league President Kim Heminger. cs Garth Bishop is editor of CityScene Magazine. Feedback welcome at

Union County Marysville Art League The league, headquartered at the historic Houston House, was formed in 1979, but had dwindled to 12 members by 2012. It has since increased its numbers to 650 – by seeking opportunities to cross-promote, adding more artists and scheduling more classes, workshops and experiences.

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Inside the City Limits Galleries, festivals and more found in Columbus proper Clintonville: Turner Studio & Gallery; Clintonville Arts Guild University District: Ohio Art League, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University Faculty Club, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, Swing Space Gallery, Thompson Library Gallery Short North: Studios on High Gallery, ROY G BIV Gallery, The Pizzuti Collection, PM Gallery, Jung Association Gallery, Sherrie Gallerie, Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Sharon Weiss Gallery, Rivet Gallery, Marcia Evans Gallery, UrbanOffice Furnishings Gallery, Terra Gallery, Ray’s Living Room, Lindsay Gallery, Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art, Oak Room, Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios, lucky13gallery Downtown: Angela Meleca Gallery, Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery, Hawk Galleries, Columbus Museum of Art, Canzani Center Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, MadLab Gallery, Gallery on High, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, The Ohio State University Urban Art Space, Cultural Arts Center German Village: Keny Galleries, Muse Gallery, Gallery 831; Art Crawl (July 19) East Columbus: King Arts Complex, CS Gallery

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money goes directly to research on joint replacement and arthritis. Each year, there are about 1,500 cars and 5,000 people who show up, and most are car enthusiasts.” This year, Coughlin Cars will be the sponsor for the event, the first sponsor the show has had since its inception in 1982. The Rolling Legends Tour to Mershon’s World of Cars, a scenic roadway cruise, will take place early Thursday. The display of vehicles and cruise-in is Friday and Saturday and will feature three new classes: non-street legal, exotic and supercars. Judges will award 100 six-foot trophies for the most spectacular vehicles presented throughout the weekend. Admission is $10 at the gate and children 12 and under are free. For more information on the show, visit v Stephan Reed is an editorial associate. Feedback welcome at

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Epic Trail Builders go all-out for this year’s Parade of Homes By Garth Bishop


or the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio, assigning a theme to the annual Parade of Homes is standard operating procedure. But this year, the houses on the tour are so impressive, the BIA eschewed an official theme in favor of simply letting the homes speak for themselves.

“This year’s Parade of Homes will provide for one of the most spectacular showcases of home design, construction and décor that we’ve seen in a long time,” says Mike Poleway of Event Marketing Group, which is overseeing marketing efforts for the Parade. Low-density lots, walkout basements and scenic views are among the general offerings visible at properties along the tour. The 2014 Parade of Homes will take place July 19-Aug. 3 at Trails End, located in Liberty Township in southern Delaware County. When complete, Trails End will have 148 homes on 216 acres. The neighborhood is being developed by the Edward Land Company, which most recently hosted the 2009 Parade at Tartan Ridge. Home prices there range from $600,000 to $1 million. This year’s builders are 3 Pillar Homes, Bob Webb Homes, Compass Homes, Coppertree Homes, Dani Homes Ltd., M/I Homes, P & D Builders Ltd., Romanelli & Hughes, Silvestri Group LLC, Trinity Homes, Truberry Custom Homes and Weaver Custom Homes. 3 Pillar is building this year’s Foundation Home. Admission is $15 at the parade entrance. Visit for more information.

Extensive experience informs Bob Webb’s forward-looking design

Bob Webb Homes’ 30-plus-year commitment to modern Parade home design – and its 55-plus-year commitment to homebuilding – takes shape in its entry in the 2014 Parade. Company founder Bob Webb was inducted into the BIA Hall of Fame in the fall for his longstanding commitment to the local building industry. This is the 12th Parade in which the company has participated since its 1960 founding; the first was 1981’s at Little Turtle. One of its key commitments is making each entry adaptable to new technology. It’s tough to predict new advancements, so Bob Webb leaves things open and accessible – conduit pipes set up so new wires can easily be added, for instance. Scott Shively of Bob Webb points to the company’s contribution to the 1993 Parade at Wedgewood as a good example. A picture of it hangs in the company offices, and even though it was built 21 years ago, it still looks thoroughly in today’s style. This year’s home is 5,652 square feet, with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. One major priority was the hearth room – located, along with the great room, off the open kitchen – which is designed to be

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Its centerpiece is a fireplace the builders joke is “big enough to walk into.”

a place where the entire family can gather. Its centerpiece is a fireplace the builders joke is “big enough to walk into.” “Now Mom and Dad can be in the kitchen and the kids can be doing their homework or a craft project on that big table in the hearth room,” says Webb. Off the hearth room is a loggia with doors that can be left wide open, all overlooking a spacious deck – a design decision that ties the outdoor and indoor areas together. The deck affords a full view of the horse pasture to which the lot backs up, and it has steps down to a large patio, which connects to a huge, open lower-level family room. The driveway allows access to two garages – a two-car and a separate carriage garage – each with a separate entry into the house. They’re connected via a laundry area and mud hall that can be entered from either garage or from a small side porch between them, separate from the main front porch off the foyer. Bob Webb always prides itself on its craftsmanship, and that’s clear immediately upon entering the house, Shively says. The company’s cabinet shop built many of the specialty built-ins throughout the home. The commitment to top-notch craftsmanship is visible all throughout the house, and the ceilings on the first floor – which range from 10 to 15 feet in height – further set the house apart. A big brick archway in the lower level is designed to give the feel of a pub room without making it seem cut off from the rest of the house. A rec room with a bar and another sizable fireplace, a game room, a bedroom with bathroom, a covered porch and a wine cellar fill out the lower level. Upstairs, the master bedroom is highlighted by the huge walk-in closet off the bathroom, designed for someone organized with a lot of outfits. “We don’t need walls to separate rooms … we’ve done it with our trim detail. It’s all in the details,” says Webb, noting that trim detail is another key priority in all of the company’s houses. v

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Castle-esque turret grabs attention at Truberry house A robust art collection inside and a unique design element outside promise to drag Parade-goers’ eyes over to Truberry Custom Homes’ contribution to this year’s tour. The most immediately striking feature of Truberry’s five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 5,274-square-foot offering is the six-sided turret that spans all three floors. On the first floor, it’s a study with windows on five of six sides and a woven leather rug. On the second floor, it’s the master bathroom, complete with a freestanding tub in the center of the room, a walk-in shower with opaque bubbled Italian glass and a coffee station with a built-in inset for a Keurig coffee maker. On the lower level, it’s a cosmopolitan bar with martini glass-themed chandelier, wall sconces and glass collection, as well as a shiny silver backsplash. “It’s designed with a feminine martini in mind,” says Truberry President Lori Steiner. Artwork inside the house and a sculpture in the front yard, all provided by Angela Meleca Gallery, are also likely to capture attention. Much of it is by painter and printmaker Katherine Kadish, who had a big show at the gallery in March and April, and most pieces are for sale. The kitchen, labeled a “chef’s tasting kitchen” in the floor plan, is loaded with cabinets. The wall cabinets have rounded outside edges, and the small cabinets near the ceiling have chain mail-esque stainless steel mesh inserts instead of glass.

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“The center island is stainless steel, like in a restaurant, with a huge custom stainless steel and wood trim range hood over top of it,” Steiner says. The house has outdoor spaces off two levels: a deck accessible from the kitchen and an outdoor family room, with a patio and a stone fireplace surrounded by furniture, accessible from the lower level. Up one level from the lower-level fireplace is a flat stone fireplace wall in the great room, with an eight-inch-byeight-inch timber asymmetrical mantle. A dining room with a bubble chandelier and a big mud room off the kitchen – housing lockers, a planning desk, a laundry room and Truberry’s signature convenience center with cell phone chargers and a bench – fill out the main floor. Second-floor highlights include the master bedroom with a nice view and his-and-her closets, with a peninsula and a wall of built-ins for her, as well as a boy’s room, a girl’s room and a fourth bedroom that can serve as a study or play room. Besides the outdoor family room and bar, the lower level sports a fifth bedroom, a recreation room and a practice area that Truberry will design to fit the needs of the homeowner. It could be custom-made for golf, soccer, hockey, basketball, even lacrosse, Steiner says. “We took part of the basement and dug it deeper so that you could practice a sport there,” she says. Truberry is also excited about its signature custom trim, its seven-inch bold crown and its assortment of built-ins. In addition, the builder designed a unique railing system for indoors, visible right upon walking through the front door. Events will keep attendees busy throughout the Parade. Truberry is looking into seminars on art collection and meet-theartist events, organizing a Powell-area girls’ night out giveaway, and will even be featuring its own martini in the bar – a mixologist-designed “Tru-tini.” v


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M/I Homes put enough work into emphasizing the view from its Parade home that looking out is almost as much fun as looking in. A large covered porch to the rear and side of the house, walkout lower level and open floor plan take full advantage of the scenic area around the five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 5,500-square-foot house. “The lot that we have has a pretty spectacular view out the back, so we tried to capture that view in all the rooms at the back of the house – both the first floor and the second floor,” says Tim Cook, M/I director of architecture. The side-and-rear deck is mostly covered, and features a spiral stair descending to the downstairs living area. It and the covered front porch are made with exposed

timber frame, which, along with the galvanized metal roof and stone choices, give the house a farmhouse theme “with more of a modern feel to it,” Cook says. Out in the yard is a patio with a fire pit. The first floor has not one, but two, powder rooms – one accessible from the foyer, and one in the large mud hall off the three-car garage with epoxy floor. It also has a kitchen with a big eat-in island that’s open to both the breakfast area and the great room, making the space accommodating to families. The great room and den also sport timber ceilings, with the den ceiling in a cathedral style. Opposite the great room from the kitchen is a hearth room with a two-sided fireplace that goes out to the rear deck, where it is situated below a TV

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screen. The living room and the lower level also have fireplaces, with built-in shelves for stacking wood. “Up in this area of town, there’s a lot of woods, and we wanted to have that feel of a wood-burning fireplace, which a lot of people have gotten away from nowadays,” Cook says. Other built-ins include benches in the lower level, space for a dog bed and pet food and water bowls in the mud hall, and areas for homework and computers in the loft upstairs, so children need not be shut in their rooms to work. The master bathroom has a freestanding tub, but it’s the walk-in shower that draws the most eyeballs with shower heads at both ends, two rain cans in the ceiling and four wall jets on each side.

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The lower level is set up for entertaining, with separate areas for adults and kids. A game area complete with bar and pool table serves as the centerpiece. A children’s arcade features three large plasma TVs with game consoles for each on one side and gaming chairs and beanbags for seating on the other side, and an entertainment area on the other side of the game room offers an alternative for the grownups without eating up the space a theater would consume. “The whole rear wall (of the lower level) is all windows and glass doors,” Cook says. The lower level also has a fifth bedroom and access to a garden room – essentially a garage for storage of lawn and gardening equipment. v

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Sheer size and creative interiors help Compass home stand out Compass Homes is looking for its Parade home to be a hub for design ideas, and with 17 interior designers’ work wrapped up in one consistent package, it’s hard to dispute its dedication. The company partnered with the American Society of Interior Designers on the five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom house, which offers 5,294 square feet upstairs and 1,570 on the lower level, some of which is unfinished. It’s the biggest house Compass has ever built for a Parade. Pet accommodations are a major feature, with highlights including a “doggie den” with built-in dog shower off the mud room and a dog run with artificial turf that simplifies cleaning up after the animal. “We’ve been joking around, saying that this year, Compass’ house has gone to the

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dogs,” says Pamela Cinelli, director of sales and marketing for Compass. The basement floor in particular is a point of pride – it’s an epoxy finish by Columbus Garage Floor Coating, initially designed to resemble marble, that has never been used in a house before. The basement itself features a pubstyle bar in a large entertainment area, a projection-screen theater designed to be brighter and more inviting than the typical man cave and a bedroom with full bath. “Ours is more welcoming, it’s a lot brighter, it’s a lot more family-oriented,” Cinelli says. The tile work is another aspect Compass expects to draw visitors’ attention. Multiple complex patterns can be found

in a number of locations; one can be seen going into a library on the first floor that could be converted into an in-law suite. “It’s not your typical Columbus ‘50 shades of beige’ tile,” Cinelli says. Also on the first floor is a kitchen that opens into a great room and a morning room, an eat-in kitchen extension that’s a signature touch in many Compass homes. Antique rush-seat chairs and plenty of windows fill out the morning room. A 48-inch top cook griddle, exotic granite and ledgestone backsplash, and a distressed Lyptus wood island with handrubbed glazed oyster cabinetry around the perimeter are among the highlights of the kitchen.

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A widescreen draft vent fireplace, with floor-to-ceiling tile surround and no mantle, is the centerpiece of the great room. Several unique chandeliers hang throughout the house, including a “branchler” (antler/twig design) chandelier in the entry hall. Upstairs, the colossal master bedroom offers a comparably colossal walk-in closet sporting built-ins with an equestrian theme and an island for shoes and purses, as well as a wine and coffee bar with a floating furniture vanity between it and the master bathroom. The bathroom has farmhouse sinks and a free-standing bathtub placed over tile designed to resemble a rug. In addition to three more bedrooms, the second floor also has a sitting room, a laundry room with old-fashioned wall-hanging laundry tubs and a mom’s retreat – an artistic space for the woman of the house. Each room, no matter who designed it, features local artwork, as all Compass Parade homes do. Contributing artists include painter Rocco Pisto, photographer Patrick Affourtit and sculptor Mac Worthington. Sight isn’t the only sense Compass hopes to stimulate. The kitchen will host cooking demonstrations by WilliamsSonoma, and the Candle Lab will provide distinct scents for each room as well as children’s activities. v Garth Bishop is editor of CityScene Magazine. Feedback welcome at

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When considering different contractors for your project, take the time to learn how long each one has been in business and read the warranty details. Company longevity is one clue that tells you this company is doing something right and will continue to be around to honor service and product warranties when it’s time to make good on what was promised. Many turn-and-burn companies offer alleged special deals without the longstanding reputation needed to give you the peace of mind you want and need to make a sound decision. -Leo Ruberto, President Always visit your contractor’s place of business. The Better Business Bureau recommends visiting a company’s place of business for a transaction of $1,800 or more. Seeing the company’s headquarters can tell you a lot about how the company runs. Is the office clean and put together? Leo Ruberto

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ny casual whiskey drinker knows there are many different varieties of the stuff, and each one has its own unique taste. The differences in composition that result in those many varieties may be less common knowledge. And once the differences are understood, the question becomes how best to use each spirit. Generally speaking, whiskey is distilled liquor made from grain mash and barrelaged. The most common grains are malted barley, corn, rye and wheat. Bourbon Whiskey Must: Be made in the U.S. and aged in oak barrels, with grain composition of at least 51 percent corn and maximum alcohol content of 80 percent. To be labeled “straight bourbon,” it must be aged at least two years. Examples: Watershed Distillery Bourbon (Grandview Heights), OYO Bourbon Whiskey (Middle West Spirits, Short North), Cleveland Whiskey Black Reserve Bourbon Cocktail: The Smoking Barrel

looser, requiring only that the mash contain some rye. Examples: Old Homicide (Ernest Scarano Distillery, Fremont), Jim Beam (ri)1, Copper Fox Rye Cocktail: Suburban • 1 ½ oz. rye whiskey • ½ oz. dark rum • ½ oz. port • 1 dash orange bitters • 1 dash Angostura bitters Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Stir well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. (Courtesy Wheat Whiskey Must: Be aged in oak barrels, with grain composition of at least 51 percent wheat and maximum alcohol content of 80 percent. Like bourbon, it must be aged two years to be labeled “straight wheat.” Example: OYO Whiskey (Middle West Spirits, Short North), Bernheim Original, Cedar Ridge Wheat Whiskey Cocktail: Whiskey Sangria

• 2 oz. Watershed bourbon • ¾ oz. sweet vermouth • ½ oz. amaro • ¼ oz. grade B maple syrup • 2 dashes maple bitters

• 1 oz. OYO Whiskey • 1 oz. Malbec wine • ¼ oz. simple syrup • 3-4 dashes orange bitters • 8 drops orange flower water

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass or over rocks into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry. (Courtesy

Build in a tub glass over ice. Garnish with a whiskey-soaked cherry and a slice of orange, skewered together, and serve. (Courtesy

Rye Whiskey Must: Be aged in oak barrels, with grain composition of at least 51 percent rye and maximum alcohol content of 80 percent. Like bourbon, it must be aged two years to be labeled “straight rye.” Notes: The above rules apply only to American rye; rules for Canadian rye are

Rye Whiskey (Indian Creek Distillery, New Carlisle), Ole Smoky Cocktail: Lorenzo’s Revenge • 1 oz. OYO White Rye Whiskey • ½ oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur • ¼ oz. fresh lime juice • Ginger beer • 2 dashes bitters Combine whiskey, liqueur, lime juice and bitters in a highball glass and stir. Fill with ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime coin. (Courtesy Garth Bishop is editor of CityScene Magazine. Feedback welcome at

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D.C. Dos and Dont’s Tips on touring like a local in the nation’s capital Story and photos by Rose Davidson


ike many capital cities around the world, Washington, D.C. sees its fair share of visitors. But even if you’re going to be a tourist, you don’t have to look like one. Living in Washington, D.C. last summer, I had to learn how to negotiate the city and live like a local. Here are some things I wish I had known before taking the plunge. Getting Around load one of any number of apps designed App and Away: If you’re trying to avoid sticking out as a tourist, an easy way to navigate the city without looking lost is to ditch the paper map and go digital. If you’ve got a smartphone, you can

to help you get around. Explore D.C., an attraction-based navigation tool, and DC Rider, an app to help plan transit trips, are just a couple of the free options out there. Do as much plotting as possible before

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The Lincoln Memorial

unplugging from the charger, as all the activity can drain your battery fairly quickly; you may want to stash that paper map in your back pocket, just in case. Managing the Metro: Traffic is taken to an extreme in D.C., so the Metro – the area’s underground subway system – is typically the best and fastest form of transportation. To avoid added confusion on the platform, it’s best to study the map before entering the station. That way, you can

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give yourself time to plot your course and determine which of the five color-coded lines you want to take. Tickets can be purchased inside the stations, and depending on how long you’re in town, different passes are available. But be careful not to ride during rush hour if you can avoid it; fare prices rise and cars fill up quickly. Also, while there may be no distinction in other parts of the country, in D.C. there are two speeds for riders of the Metro’s wide escalators. It’s unspoken, but well-known to locals, that the left side of the escalator is reserved for those eager enough to walk up and down, while the right side is intended for those wishing for a more leisurely ride.

Washington Monument

never stuffy. never meant to be. Museum of Natural History

Moonlit Monuments: The nation’s monuments are a sight to behold, no matter the time of day, but they really stand out after the sun goes down. Maps can make the monuments seem closer together than they actually are, so one good way to ensure you see all of them is to take a bus tour. Even though it’s quite a touristy activity, only the smart tourists know to go this route. Old Town Trolley Tours offers a “Monuments by Moonlight” tour that drops you at numerous stops for those sought-after photo ops, but make sure to reserve your seats in advance.

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Master the Museum Scene: While an intensive one-day museum tour is desirable, it’s also rather unlikely. There are more than a dozen museums and galleries flanking the National Mall alone, and even more scattered throughout the city. To really immerse yourself in each attraction, two or three stops per day is a good goal to set. Consider researching the museums ahead of time to figure out which ones you’d most like to see – and where they are in relation to one another. While deciding, you may also want to check the admission costs. Some attractions, including most of the Smithsonian Institution’s 17 museums and galleries, are free to the public. Other destinations, such as the

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{travel} journalism-focused Newseum, can cost upward of $20 (though the price is worth it for the building’s sixth-floor terrace alone; it provides a stunning view of the Capitol building). Seeking Out Souvenirs: Souvenirs can be found on every corner in D.C., but they’re not all of great quality. Though a sidewalk vendor on the National Mall might seem like an easy place to pick something up, first try browsing the museums’ gift shops. Often, these stores will sell items relating to the exhibits on display, which can serve as unique reminders of your The view of the Capitol from the Newseum's experiences. There’s also an sixth-floor terrace official White House Gift Shop where you can find an abundance of Extra Advice gifts related to the nation’s capital. Beat the Heat: Many locals will be Check, Please: The city is home to quick to tell you that Washington, D.C. some incredible chefs, and as such, restau- was built on a swamp. Though this hasn’t rant reservations are basically required on been proven, it certainly feels that way in Friday and Saturday evenings. You’re al- the summer months. Humidity reaches most guaranteed a long wait without one, almost unbearable levels in July and Auespecially in historic restaurants such as gust, and even area residents try to limit Old Ebbitt Grill or Martin’s Tavern, where their time outdoors. If summer is the only JFK is said to have proposed to Jackie. A time you can visit, you may want to trade reservation for the hugely popular tra- some outside activities for air-conditioned dition of Sunday brunch is also recom- indoor attractions. mended, but it’s worth the trouble – many Cupcake Haven: If you’ve got a sweet restaurants serve bottomless mimosas as a tooth, the district offers some of the best way to sweeten the deal. But if your table cupcakes in the country. Perhaps the most is planning to split the bill for a meal, famous is Georgetown Cupcake, at which you’ll have to request separate checks. It’s the TLC reality show DC Cupcakes is set. rare for a restaurant or bar in the district to The store offers favorites such as red velvet ask you otherwise. and chocolate ganache, but also throws in specialty flavors that change daily. While the Georgetown location can often accumulate a line around the block, the less well-known Bethesda location (just outside of the district in Maryland) is often considerably less crowded. cs

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Looms and Lasers Technology, old and new, enhances work of new festival artists By Cindy Gaillard


espite the substantial differences between their artistic media, two of the additions to this year’s Columbus Arts Festival have something in common: They both learned and honed their crafts at the Cultural Arts Center (CAC) in downtown Columbus. And with media ranging from the luxury of an alpaca fiber scarf to technology-driven jewelry, “substantial” is certainly the way to describe the differences. Karen Mulier and the team of John Davidson and JD Shipengrover are part of the crop of Emerging Artists at this year’s festival. Mulier is a weaver who raises alpacas on her farm, Windy Lane Alpacas, near London, Ohio. While she had extensive experience in needlework, she turned to the CAC for formal instruction about five years ago in an effort to expand her skills and make scarves to display at her farm store. She says she has grown as an Karen Mulier

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artist and credits Hand-woven shawls by Karen Mulier the CAC for conof Windy Lane Alpacas tinued support. “There’s always a At the other end of the new technique that I can learn when I technology spectrum, Davidgo down there,” Mulier says. Mulier has two looms, one for scarves son and Shipengrover are a and one for shawls. As her feet work the two-person team called the treadle set and her hands deftly throw the Lab Partners. They use laser shuttle back and forth, Mulier says, she cutting and 3-D printing to loves to see the designs come to life. Her make science-inspired jewelcolor schemes typically start with one of ry. Davidson learned his craft the natural colors ofthe at CAC as well. “We find ourselves taking alpaca fiber – browns, historically time-honored, creams and blacks. “It is amazingly soft,” artistic techniques,” Davidson explains, she says of the alpaca and are “transforming them using modern wool she and her hus- technology, so we’re using centuries-old band, Christopher, har- silver spin casting to make jewelry, but vest every year. “It’s re- instead of traditional lost wax processes, ally awesome for scarves we’re using laser cutters to create the origiand shawls because it has nal models in acrylic, and then casting a lot of drape. It’s really, those in silver.” Davidson and Shipengrover produce a line really warm, a lot warmer than wool, so you can of jewelry that is both unconventional and make a lighter-weight traditional. Acrylic retro rocket ship earrings garment and have it still and slime monster pendants are displayed next to spin-cast sterling silver pendants. be warm and breathe.”

Clockwise, from top: Oceanic Radiolaria, Funky Floral and Fire Circle by the Lab Partners

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Watching Davidson melt recycled metal with a blowtorch to extract the silver, then move to another room to set up an intricate computer design to be laser cut into acrylic earrings is like watching a modern-day alchemist. Indeed, he says Lab Partners exists “at the intersection of art, science and technology.” Much like the early days of computer development in Silicon Valley, Davidson feels we are in the midst of an artistic explosion due to the availability of highend technology such as laser cutters and numeric controlled shop boxes (basically a big drill at the end of a computer). “As a member of the Columbus Idea Foundry, I find that I have access to tools that otherwise would have been locked up inside of warehouses and manufacturing firms, and I can use those to create new interesting, fun, wearable art,” he says. Davidson is enthusiastic about what he calls the “democratization of the manufacturing process” that allows anyone with an

interest to acquire experience in a formerly unattainable art process. Both artists are excited to be named Emerging Artists for this year’s Columbus Arts Festival. And the CAC is equally enthusiastic about its students rising to the ranks of professional artists. “We’re always excited when any of our student artists make waves in the broader community,” says CAC Arts Administrator Geoffrey Martin. “The CAC encourages our students to explore their talent and realize their creative potential.” Sharone Putter – who teaches classes on printmaking, drawing and design at the center – is also an Emerging Artist this year. Mulier encourages those interested in making art to check out the center’s classes. “You don’t have to make just potholders,” she says. Information on Mulier’s work can be found by searching for Windy Lane Alpacas at The Lab Partners’ work can be viewed at cs Cindy Gaillard is an Emmy award-winning producer with WOSU Public Media. Learn more about the weekly arts and culture magazine show Broad & High at

Mors Ontologica (top), as well as butterfly- and panda-themed works, by the Lab Partners

find ourselves “We taking historically time-honored, artistic techniques, transforming them using modern

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Open Invitation St. Louis art studios open their doors to the public in late June

By Lauren Andrews Photos by Joel Connor, courtesy the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis


f a trip to an artist’s studio provides some insight into the artistic process, then trips to 150 artists’ studios must provide an enormous amount of insight. That’s the appeal of Open Studios, an annual event presented by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. A huge number of artists open up their studios to visitors for a weekend in the city, located a little over six hours west of Columbus. This year’s event is set for June 27-29. A kick-off party the first night provides printed maps and schedules. “It’s a great chance to meet contributing artists and plan your itinerary for the weekend,” says Ida McCall, PR and marketing manager for the museum. Visitors can take guided bus, bike or walking tours, or use the search function on the mobile-friendly event website,, to find their way around. “So, for instance, if you’re really into sculptures, you can just search for sculptures. Or you can search for a specific artist, neighborhood or type of art,” McCall says. “We’re really trying to provide the tools for anyone who’s interested in discovering more about the artists working in St. Louis, allowing them to see the artists’ working spaces, meet and chat with them.” Studios and art spaces east of the city’s Grand Boulevard are open June 28, while those west of Grand – as well as those in the larger St. Louis County – are open June 29. Some have after-hours events featuring performances, live music, poetry readings, artist demos, film screenings and other celebrations. “It’s a very fluid, open weekend,” says McCall. “There’s lots of different ways for locals to enter into this.” Those looking to bring home a piece of art to remember their visit can rest assured that most artists have their work for sale, offering pieces across all manner of media. “It really runs the gamut,” says McCall. “The focus is on visual arts, but we also open it to graphic designers and architects. We try to be as inclusive as possible.” Open Studios serves the local art community with its inclusivity and exposure; last year, more than 170 artists participated. “It’s a community effort, and there’s such a strong interest,” says McCall. “It really serves to showcase different neighborhoods – ones you wouldn’t expect. There are lots of little hidden treasures in St. Louis.” cs Lauren Andrews is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at 56 cityscene • June 2014


Gallery Exhibits Columbus Museum of Art: The Art of Matrimony: Thirty Splendid Marriage Contracts from the Jewish Theological Seminary Library through June 15. Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection from June 6-Aug. 31. Imagine! Picturebook Art from the Collection of Carol and Guy Wolfenbarger from June 19-Nov. 9. Hayley Gallery: Colors of Fun, paintings by Chris Lucas, through June 19. www. Miller Gallery, Otterbein University Art and Communication Building: Harmony of the Spirits by Rachel Aumundson and Samantha Tribble through June 20. www. Cultural Arts Center: Works by center students and faculty through June 21. The Ohio State University Faculty Club: Works by Paul-Henri Bourguignon through June 21. www.ohio-statefaculty Ohio Craft Museum: Best of 2014 through June 22. Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery: Fruits of an Old Tree by Wilfredo CalvoBono through June 24. Ohio Art League: Spring Juried Exhibition 2014 through June 27. Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design: MFA SHOW: The 135th Annual Student Exhibition through June 27. Ohio Craft Museum

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{onview} Pizzuti Collection: Inaugural Exhibition, Sculpture Garden and Cuban Forever through June 30. www.pizzuti Studios on High Gallery: Texture Meets Surface, mixed media by Ruth Ann Mitchell and jewelry by Jeanette Kandray, from June 1-30.

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Goodwill Columbus Art Studio & Gallery: The Work of Ciatisa Walker from June 3-July 31.

Hawk Galleries: Works by Lino Tagliapietra from June 7-July 27. www. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: Designing Women: Edith Head at Paramount 19241967, a collection of costumes by Hollywood designer Edith Head, from June 7-Aug. 17. Dublin Arts Council: Uncommon Objects – paintings by Andrew Ina, Luke Ahern and Michael Ambron – from June 17Aug. 2.

Hammond Harkins Galleries presents

“Brunch & Conversation” a series of talks occurring every third Saturday at 1:00 PM as part of the exhibition “Summer Selections.” June 21 Marcia Smilack (RSVP by June 18) July 19 Aminah Robinson in conversation with Nannette Maciejunes (RSVP by July 16) August 16 Paul Hamilton (RSVP by August 13) RSVP by calling or emailing the gallery.

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Open Door Art Studio

High Road Gallery: Fabrications: Art Quilts and Dolls from June 4-July 19. www.

Hammond Harkins Galleries: Summer Selections – featuring work by Marcia Smilack, Aminah Robinson and Paul Hamilton, participants in the gallery’s Brunch &

Art Access Gallery: New Work by Curtis Goldstein from June 4-Sept. 1. www. Keny Galleries: The Wave: Japonisme and the Evolution of Modernism in America (1870-1925) from June 6-July 2. www.keny ROY G BIV Gallery: Works by John Malta, Michael Marine and Nichole Senter from June 7-28. www.roygbiv The Arts Castle: Retrospective of the Lyon Art Department’s Instructors’ Work from June 7-28. Rivet Gallery: Hello Ohio – Work by Dan Goodsell from June 7-30. Open Door Art Studio: Flora & Fauna by gallery artists from June 7-July 25. www.

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Conversation series – from June 21-Sept. 6. Angela Meleca Gallery: Photographs by Anthony Luensman through July 5. www. The Works: Local Color – pottery, creative wearables, stained glass, paintings, jewelry and more by local artists – through July 12. Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery: Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection through July 13. Wexner Center for the Arts: Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, Eye of the Cartoonist: Daniel Clowes’ Selections from Comics History and Comic Future through Aug. 3. Fisher Gallery, Otterbein University Roush Hall: Cyanotypes: Printing with Sunlight by David Stichweh through Aug. 15.



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CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss! Picnic with the Pops

Shadowbox Live presents Bigger than Jesus Through June 26 Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St. This new “rockumentary” from Shadowbox combines the music of the Beatles with interesting trivia about the era in which they rose to prominence. www. Jim Jefferies June 6, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St. Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies, best known for his FXX comedy series Legit, gives his routine at the Capitol Theatre. 60 cityscene • June 2014

CAPA Summer Movie Series June 6-Aug. 10 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Highlights of this year’s Summer Movie Series include Superman June 6-8, The Maltese Falcon June 12 and 13, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life June 27, An Affair to Remember July 10 and 11, The African Queen July 23 and 24, and You Only Live Twice Aug. 6 and 7. DAC Sundays at Scioto June 8-Aug. 10 Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr., Dublin The Dublin Arts Council’s 31st annual summer concert series features performances by Lt. Dan’s New Legs, the Phillip Fox Band, MojoFlo, Angela Per-

ley & the Howlin’ Moons and more. The Jefferson Series: John Glenn June 12, 7 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany The inaugural season of the New Albany Community Foundation’s forum series continues with astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn. www.newalbany Picnic with the Pops: Classical Mystery Tour June 13, 8 p.m. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. “Yesterday,” “Penny Lane,” “I Am the Walrus” and more are presented at this 30song Beatles tribute, with the assistance of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Wine and Arts Festival June 14, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Grove City Town Center Twelve Ohio wineries and a variety of local artists and authors converge on

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Short North Stage presents The Divine Sister Through June 15 Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St. This comedy by actor, playwright and female impersonator Charles Busch pokes fun at such works as The Singing Nun and Agnes of God.

Columbus Arts Festival June 6-8 Downtown Columbus Riverfront Downtown Columbus becomes an art gallery featuring 270 nationally acclaimed artists, gourmet food from local restaurants, live music and handson arts activities, as well as new additions such as a film tent, Italian street painting and Canstruction, sculptures made of food cans that will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.


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Grove City for the Wine and Arts Festival. Grandview Digfest June 14, 4-10:30 p.m. Grandview Yard Twelve breweries, three wineries and three distilleries, all local, join food, live music and crafts on the menu for the annual Digfest. Picnic with the Pops: Cirque Musica June 14, 8 p.m. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. Bringing two worlds together on the same stage is Cirque Musica, circus performers who blend their acrobatic moves with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Opera Project Columbus presents Pagliacci June 14-15 Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. Opera Project Columbus closes out its 2013-14 season with the classic Italian tragedy about a troupe of traveling clowns.

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Richard Thompson Electric Trio June 18, 8 p.m. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Well-traveled guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson comes to town in support of his new album, Electric.

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Picnic with the Pops: The Legends of Classic Rock June 28, 8 p.m. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. Peter Stafford Wilson conducts the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and a fivepiece rock band through such classic rock hits as Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir,” Aerosmith’s “Dream on” and Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind.”

Actors’ Theatre presents The Barber of Seville June 26-July 27 Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St. The theater troupe’s 33rd season continues with the classic French comedy featur- German Village Haus ing love, deception and marriage on stage. und Garten Tour June 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Throughout German Village Josh Turner On the last Sunday of June every year, June 27, 8 p.m. the gates and gardens of German Village Scioto Downs Racino, 6000 S. High St. are open to visitors as part of the tour conPicnic with the Pops: Ben Folds The country music superstar known for ducted by the German Village Society. June 21, 8 p.m. such songs as “Long Black Train,” “Why Don’t Compare and contrast between 1870s exColumbus Commons, 160 S. High St. The singer-songwriter known for his We Just Dance” and “All Over Me” performs teriors and ultra-modern updates inside. time as part of Ben Folds Five (“Brick,” at Scioto Downs. “Army”) as well as his solo work (“Rockin’ the Suburbs,” “Landed”) brings the Ben ComFest Folds Orchestral Experience to Columbus. June 27-29 Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St. The 42nd annual “Party with a Purpose” serves up the usual supply of live music, For a comprehensive list of other Worthington Art Festival craft vendors, food, performing arts and happenings around Columbus, check June 21-22 more. Worthington Village Green out The Ted Lewis Orchestra: Rhythm Rhapsody Revue June 21, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. This orchestra revives the music of one of the most famous big bands of all time with songs such as “When My Baby Smiles at Me,” “The Sunny Side of the Street” and “Me and My Shadow.”


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THE O’JAYS July 12 THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER July 19 THE OSU MARCHING BAND July 25 & 26 Classical Mystery Tour

Single table seats are available from $30–$85. Tables of 8 or 10 are available starting at $240. Concerts are held at the Columbus Commons. Visit or call 614-228-8600.

The Manhattan Transfer

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Ben Folds

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{critique} With Michael McEwan

The Painter’s Eye Featuring Café by Joan Mitchell


oan Mitchell (19251992) called herself the “the last abstract-expressionist,” and I wouldn’t argue the point. In Café (1956, 47” by 49 ½”, oil on canvas), elements of color, paint textures, movement and visual weight are full of life and the hand of the painter. During an era when American painting seemed to rule the art world, Mitchell more than held her own alongside painters such as Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) and Franz Kline (1910-1962). Mitchell also held a respect for the classical ideas about space, poetry, landscape and the craft of painting. She spent countless hours with the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating in 1947. She received early recognition, and this painting came from a very strong period of work in a career that went from strength to Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, Gift of her family in memory of Chloe Hamilton Young. strength until the end. Perhaps Mitchell can best describe her come transformed. I could certainly never mirror nature. I would more like to paint aims in this quote: “My paintings are titled after they are what it leaves with me.” This piece is on display at the Allen finished. I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me – and remem- Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin Colbered feelings of them, which of course be- lege, just southwest of Cleveland. cs

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Nationally renowned local artist Michael McEwan teaches painting and drawing classes at his Clintonville area studio.


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CityScene Magazine June 2014  

The June 2014 issue of CityScene Magazine

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