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The Sky’s Not All manner of in-depth exploration is possible with COSI’s new Planetarium By Garth Bishop

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Space, as Douglas Adams once wrote, is big. Really big. You just won’t believe

how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. But for the sky-high ambitions of COSI, it may not be quite big enough. That’s why the center’s new and improved Planetarium – slated to open Nov. 22 – will offer patrons the opportunity to explore more than merely the known universe. The creation of the new 60-foot, 200-seat dome was announced by COSI President and CEO David Chesebrough at COSI’s 50th anniversary celebration in March. The new Planetarium replaces one that closed 10 years ago.


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e had always had it on a list of things we wanted to bring back,” says Kate Storm, director of theaters for COSI. “All of us grew up with planetariums.” The old version was shut down partly for budget reasons, but also because it had been left behind by evolving technology. It was installed in 1999, and had been part of a traveling exhibition for a few years prior. It could only show in one color, a shade of green, and could only display 3D wire-frame images. “The technology even in video games bypassed us quickly,” says Storm. The new version, though, uses two digital projectors that overlap for a seamless image. That means a greater capacity for adaptability as technology improves – and it also means the ability to project more than the night sky. “The nice thing with the digital system is, once the system is in place, you can keep getting new content and creating new content,” says Storm. “We can put anything up on that dome.” Non-sky experiences available to Planetarium visitors will range from the bottom of the ocean and the inside of the human body to microscopic magnifications and satellite images. “I think the real value of a planetarium, period, is it’s immersive,” Storm says. “When you’re looking at any sort of topic or image … this is a technology that can really take you inside an experience.”

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And attendees will be able to do more than just look. The projector is controlled by a tablet with simple drag-and-drop controls that can be handed off to audience members once the show is up and running. “(Patrons) can take control and fly into or out of space,” says Storm. On top of that, COSI is exploring the use of the Planetarium for video games. That could include existing games that would benefit from the 60-foot, two-screen treatment – think Tetris – or games specifically created for the Planetarium. Video games are just one type of interactive technology that might become available as COSI works to incorporate motion-sensor technology, allowing users to guide themselves through what they see projected. “The images that are on the screen – you should be able to control your direction moving through them,” Storm says. The projector can also be used for more standard programming, such as live concerts, DJ music and simulated laser shows. For groups that rent out the space, it can be used for such things as corporate presentations and school projects.


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And the technology is such that putting together visual presentations specifically for use in the Planetarium is fairly easy, Storm says. Images can be rendered in 3D off-site and then brought into COSI, or COSI can help out with rendering. Video and animation can also be created off-site for use in the Planetarium.

“Basically, it’s a blank canvas,” says Storm. When it’s not being rented out, the Planetarium will have regularly scheduled shows, as other cinematic experiences at COSI do. cs Garth Bishop is managing editor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Medical science surges forward for those in need of new limbs By David Allen “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology.” When The Six Million Dollar Man – revolving around a man whose right arm, left eye and both legs were replaced by bionic implants – hit the airwaves in the 1970s, it was billed as science fiction. But some facets of it are getting less fictional every day. Today, arms and legs are readily replaced bionically. And Second Sight Medical Products Inc. is currently in trials to find a working prosthetic eye, which would make all of Steve Austin’s scientific enhancements possible. In fact, some of the opportunities and advancements available right now – or, at least, in a few years – would even make Steve Austin look antique. Anthony Torres, a fitness enthusiast and Mifflin Township firefighter, has a prosthetic foot made by Freedom Innovations and retains a high activity level. “I competed in a Crossfit competition at the Arnold (Sports Festival) and felt invincible,” says Torres. “I love doing physical sports and love being active.” As the number of amputees grows, the world of prosthetics has expanded with it, says Dr. Scott Van Aman, an orthopedic surgeon with the Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence. Complications from diabetes make up the No. 1 cause of amputations, usually part of the foot or leg, Van Aman says. “The number of diabetics in the U.S. and world continues to grow rapidly,

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The Power forcing more attention on the issue,” he says. “The trend toward value-based health care in the U.S. also affects prosthetic care, as we need to carefully match patient function with the surgeries and prosthetics they receive to ensure proper balance of need and resources.” So what spurred all this advancement? Van Aman says it has a lot to do with war. “War tends to spur research on amputation. As military protective gear has evolved, more injuries are nonfatal and affect the limbs rather than major organs. This results in a large population of young, otherwise healthy veterans in need of prosthetic technology that facilitates their return to society,” he says. “Many technical advances in prosthetics have evolved from World War II, Vietnam and the more recent Middle East conflicts.”


of Prosthetics One recent major breakthrough was the creation of a thought-controlled limb. According to an article in Wired magazine, scientists have made a limb that is operated on a direct line from the recipient’s brain and moves seamlessly with the body. Another big step: a myoelectric prosthesis, an upper-body bionic implant sometimes known as an “i-limb.” The device uses electrical sensors to detect tiny muscular movements in the residual limb, which are then translated by an on-board computer into natural, intuitive movement of the mechanized hand.

As impactful as these two inventions are, they may just be the tip of the iceberg, Van Aman says. “In the near future, I think we will continue to see more technological advances with computerized prostheses that are more integrated with the human body and more closely mimic normal function,” he says. “Carbon fiber blade feet allow significant return of energy in running and have allowed amputees to compete at the highest levels with able-bodied athletes. There has also been recent work on osteointegration of prosthetics, allowing direct

attachment of the artificial limb to bone.” For Torres, the experience has been up-and-down, one rife with frustration and hope, since a motorcycle crash cost him his foot in 2012. Because each amputee faces different issues, it can be difficult to get advice and, sometimes, even treatment, he says. Some days, when the prosthesis is fitting well and skin issues are not a problem, it can be little more than an inconvenience, he says. But when things aren’t working well, or are causing pain or other issues, everything is a struggle. Still, his new limb gives him hope for the future and gratitude for the opportunities he’s received, Torres says, particularly now that he has a daughter who celebrated her first birthday over the summer. “I often wonder how things would be with my daughter if I were not an amputee,” he says. “When she was a newborn, I would have to put my leg on in the middle of the night to go check on her.” He’s still working for the Mifflin Township Fire Department, and though his work now presents new challenges, he’s glad technology has allowed him to return to full duty with no restrictions. “That was the main reason I elected to have my amputation: to be a firefighter again,” says Torres. cs David Allen is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. November 2014 | cityscenecolumbus.com

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Hide and Go Fe Unexpected locations make great homes for Italian eateries By Stephan Reed

Sometimes the best things in life are hard to find.

Word-of-Mouth Market On the corner of Third Avenue and Summit Street sat a rundown corner carryout – until the Market Italian Village moved in at the end of August and brought a new flavor to that part of town. “The previous place was an eyesore and not the pride of the community,” says General Manager David Becker. “We are one of the first entities to have gone into the transitioning neighborhood of the Italian Village. We put the concept together by asking what we could do different for Columbus and we sculpt ourselves to what the community wants. We are flexible to the needs of the people and want to be involved.” The Market is a versatile operation, acting as a café when it opens at 7 a.m. and serves up coffee and pastries. By lunchtime, it transitions into a quick-serving, counter-style eatery for those in a hurry. When dinner hours roll by, the Market slows down the pace and offers more complex and involved options, such as bison Bolognese, chicken saltimbocca and, most popular, wood-fired pizzas with house-made sausage. “Pizza is No. 1,” Becker says. “We have a duck pizza, which uses duck bacon and a fig and red wine sauce. It’s bold, it’s rich and it’s not your garden-variety pizza.” While the eatery serves up dishes, restaurant-style, until midnight each night, it’s also a functioning beer and wine retailer and butcher. One of its prized meats is jamón ibérico, a ham made from a single lineage pork family that’s been fed an acorn diet. 12

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“It’s the finest deli (meat) you can get your hands on,” Becker says. To go with the ham or any other menu option is an array of wines.

Market Italian Village restaurant photos by Brad Feinknopf, food photos by Scott Cunningham

Case in point: some of the best authentic Italian restaurants throughout the Columbus area. They’re tucked away behind bigger buildings and often go unseen. These places may be out of the way or stashed in an alley, but they make for good experiences and even greater meals. These hidden gems take a little bit more time to find, but they are surely worth your trouble.


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Italy in the Alley Some of the best secrets are the ones that just have to be let out, so when Basi Italia opened 11 years ago, the owners found what they had created was too great to keep hidden. Owned by John Dornback and Trish Gentile, the Short North restaurant is located a few blocks from High Street on the path that is Highland Street. Though the location might give some pause, Dornback found it to be the perfect spot. “We found this little green building down a cobblestone alley that looked like a carriage house and it screamed ‘Italian restaurant,’ so that’s what it had to become,” he says. “Our friends questioned

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Strip Mall Marvel A typical plaza may consist of a department store, a shoe shop and maybe a chain restaurant, but one strip mall in Reynoldsburg has played host to an unforgettable Italian eatery since 1993. Sharing a parking lot with Capital City Comics and Callander Cleaners is the family-owned Scali Ristorante. “I’ve been in the business since I was 15 and it was always a dream to open my own place,” says co-owner Frank Scali. “We started looking around, went to the east side and didn’t find much out there. Everyone flocked to the northwest and Sawmill (Road) areas.” Since the early 1990s, the Scalis have watched the area experience great growth as their business continues to thrive.

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didn’t fit the model. It didn’t feel like a restaurant, but that’s what we loved. It was a beautiful mistake waiting to happen.” Because the location is difficult to pinpoint, Dornback and Gentile find themselves hopping out of the kitchen to help patrons find the place after seeing them scout the area a few times. “We would watch people drive by and have to run outside to flag them down,” he says. “That helps break the ice and, in a way, is very welcoming. We want to make great food and not intimidate anyone. Food, wine and conversations are had here, along with that magical little moment of no stress. It feels like dining in someone’s living room.” Inside the former pizza parlor, the husbandand-wife team serves up dishes that reflect the 14

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restaurant’s name: Basi, a slang Italian term meaning “simple.” The menu is decked out with classic Italian dishes such as risotto verde and eggplant parmesan, but it’s the options that have been there since day one that keep customers coming back. “We have a zucchini pronto, which is just diced zucchini, olive oil, ground toasted almonds, parsley and lemon juice with a paper-thin slice of Romano cheese,” Dornback says. “There’s a lot of texture and a balance of salt and savory. If I took it off the menu, there would be a revolt. Customers tell me they want to learn how to make it, but they don’t realize how easy it is.” Another menu mainstay is a traditional dish passed down from Gentile’s family: rigatoni salumeria. “This is a sort of tribute to her family,” Dornback says. “They make a southern Italian pine nut, fennel and raisin meatball. I took that, deconstructed it and turned it into a ragu. It’s named the salumeria, which means ‘the butcher’s pasta.’”

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check in, they want a place that’s not a chain, and they find us.” And when customers do find the restaurant, they’re welcomed in by an extensive Italian wine list, tiramisu and manicotti – made from scratch – and the restaurant’s famous brascioli. This delicacy consists of sirloin beef layered and stuffed with mozzarella, Romano and provolone cheeses, along with salami and capicola ham, all baked in tomato sauce. While Frank’s cooking has made him known as a top chef in Reynoldsburg, his

name also resounds through the streets of Columbus. “When I first got to Columbus, I was burnt out and I thought I wanted to be a salesperson, until I met Frank,” John Dornback says. “He was one of the first customers I had at Gordon Foods and he was the sweetest guy. He actually called the night before we opened Basi Italia to wish me good luck. He’s a great guy.” cs Stephan Reed is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Sustainable Sustenance To call restaurant group “community-minded” would be an understatement By Taylor Woodhouse

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hose who are deeply familiar with central Ohio’s dining scene know that Ali Alshahal’s A&R Development Group is blazing an innovative and sustainable trail across Columbus. The company started out as one convenience store in Clintonville, owned by Alshahal’s father, Kamal. Today, it owns the Crest Gastropub, Ethyl & Tank, Midway on High, Fourth Street Bar and Grill, the Market Italian Village, Café del Mondo and Alchemy Juice Bar + Café. Alshahal and A&R put a strong emphasis on fresh food, community ties and local sourcing, starting with buildings. Alshahal enjoys finding buildings that are already a part of the community and rehabbing them to reflect the area, using local materials whenever possible. “We are interested in taking something that is a negative and turning it into a positive, changing some of these business that have history and heritage that were forgotten about, and giving them refreshment and life, and seeing the community around them blossom thanks to new and flourishing business,” says Alshahal. The Clintonville building that houses the Crest dates back to 1933, but Alshahal and A&R redid the entire building, formerly a small, rundown pub. In the spirit of sustainability, he used recycled materials from an old barn. “Our inspiration comes from us knowing the city really, really well,” says Alshahal. 18

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“We are not outside investors coming in to fill a trend in the city. Our ears are to the ground of our city. Everything about what we’re doing is including Columbus.” Another good example is Alchemy, which opened in October in Olde Towne East. It’s right next to the Fitness Loft gym, so its menu emphasizes fresh pressed juices and smoothies and other nutritious selections for gym-goers to enjoy before or after their workouts. The Ali Alshahal with son Kamal roof doubles as a garden and yoga retreat. The recent purchase of Café del from its rooftop garden, and the company Mondo has allowed the company to put is now working to create a two-acre farm in an industrial-size bakery that will in Italian Village, which is expected to be provide fresh bread, pastries and sweets finished by spring. for its establishments. “We use 100 percent of the food we “(Café del Mondo) has been in business grow,” says Trish Clark, A&R director of since 1990 in a neighborhood we’re heav- farms and community outreach. “We want ily invested in,” Alshahal says. “We didn’t people to be close in proximity to the food want to see it go to someone who wasn’t they eat.” cs going to preserve the history.” Locally sourced meat and produce is a big part of A&R’s business model, too. In Taylor Woodhouse is a contributing writer. Feedback fact, some of the Crest’s produce comes welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.


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3D printing is all the rage in the technology realm, but here’s a unique twist on it: the World’s First 3D Printing Pen from Hammacher Schlemmer. Its “ink” is a warm, thermoplastic substance that hardens in seconds and can work with various colors and two degrees of line thickness. $99.95. www.hammacher.com

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This Stoddard Push Lock Hipster handbag from Spartina 449 is just one in a world of unique accessories available at Carlisle Gifts. Carlisle is located in Plain City, right next to Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery. $123. www.carlislegifts.com

Brand new to the list of beloved charms and accessories made by Pandora is its line of Disney charms. Popular with kids and parents, the charms are available just in time for the holidays at Pandora’s location at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing. Starting at $45. www.pandora.net

More than 60 artists statewide will have their work available at Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s annual Gifts of the Craftsmen holiday sale, running Nov. 9-Dec. 23 at the Ohio Craft Museum in Grandview Heights. Prints – such as this one by Judith Vierow, titled Red Chair – are among the show’s many highlights. $120 with frame. www.ohiocraft.org

Vera Bradley bags and accessories are always a hit around the holidays, and Simply Rr’s, located in the Mall at Tuttle Crossing, has them in plentiful supply. The Midnight Paisley bag here, available toward the end of November, is just one example. Starting at $45. www.simplyrrs.com

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Electra Bicycle Company’s line of Loft city bikes features lightweight diamond-frame structures, foot-forward positioning and upright riding positions. The 7i seen here is a seven-speed model. $709.99. www.electrabike.com

Big cyclists start out as little cyclists, and for the preschooler looking to make the transition from tricycle to bicycle, there’s the BMXie from Chillafish. It sports a BMX-style frame with oversized tubing, as well as fiberglass-reinforced material and a detachable front number plate with stickers for personalization. $89. www.chillafish.com

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A musically inclined friend or family member might appreciate one of the Boho Series guitars from Bohemian Guitars. The instruments are made from upcycled oil cans, with each model designed to match the sound it produces. $299. www.bohemianguitars.com

Chagrin Falls-based SoffiaB is known for its luxury robes. The Daphne collection is lined with double-napped cotton, making it ideal for cooler climates. $995. www.soffiab.com

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4 | Irish Eyes Are Smiling There are a lot of people in central Ohio with Irish roots, and even more who like to think they do. For those folks, there’s Dublin-based Ha’penny Bridge Imports, which offers a plethora of Irish and Celtic merchandise, such as this reversible shamrock jacket with matching hat. $50 jacket, $15 hat. www.hapennybridgeimports.com

5 | Sound and Light Ever heard a lamp play a tune? Well, you can now. Pulse by Sengled, available on Amazon, is a pair of LED lights, which can be plugged into any standard light socket, that also have speakers and Bluetooth connectivity so they can enlighten ears as well as eyes. $169.99. www.sengledplus.com

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An earbud falling out and a cord getting tangled are two quick ways a workout can be derailed. To correct that problem, there’s this 1 Voice headband, which has connected earbuds and a built-in Bluetooth receiver. $59. www.1voicenyc.com

We’re heading into snow season, but spring is never too far away, and these pink rain boots from Case IH for girls and women will come in handy soon enough for someone on your list. They offer adjustable buckles and reflective black seams for safety. $32.95-$44.95. www.shopcaseih.com

An easy addition to a holiday make-up bag, this electric refillable compact from Jane Iredale is designed to accommodate a range of Jane Iredale pressed mineral powders. $20. www.janeiredale.com

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Our Bakers are all fancy cakes & pastries. Our Butchers, crowning racks of lamb. Our Fishmongers are shrimply crazy and our Candymakers hand-dipping everything in fine Belgian chocolate! We’re overflowing with candied ginger and bourbon maple syrup. Our Cheesemongers couldn’t Brie busier. Our Wine Stewards are pouring and Beer Experts scoring all of your favorite seasonal brews! It’s the home of merry, merry culinary all season long — Yule love it!

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Nexbelt’s no-holes design is intended to be the next phase in belt evolution. The belts – available in 100 different color and buckle combinations for both sexes – use a hidden ratcheting system that’s adjustable to 15 sizes. Starting at $34.99. www.nexbelt.com

Everybody knows someone – or, more likely, several someones – with more portable electronic devices than he or she knows what to do with. This portable tech station from GreatUsefulStuff. com has space for a tablet, laptop computer, power strip and as many as three cell phones, all of which can then be charged at once. $50. www.greatusefulstuff.com

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4 | That’s What Blends Are for The Blendtec Designer 725 is an all-in-one blender. It has six preprogrammed cycles, including juice, salsa and ice cream; a digital readout for recipes and nutrition tips; and a 1,725-watt motor, allowing the motor to do most of the work, rather than the blade. $649.95. www.blendtec.com

5 | Pizza Power This terra cotta pizza stone from Ten Thousand Villages is more than just a pizza stone. It’s also a way to give back – all of the company’s fair trade products are made by skilled artisans in other countries, in this case Bangladesh. $39. www.tenthousand villages.com


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The Christmas-themed cakes at Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Co. in Worthington are a marvel for both the eyes and the taste buds. And they’re not the bakery’s only holiday items; it also makes seasonal cupcakes, cutout cookies and pies. $24.95-$150. www.mrsgoodmans.com

Giant Eagle Market District puts an enormous amount of care and thought into its gift baskets, and this fruit basket – which also contains meats, cheeses and chocolate – is no exception. Market District’s central Ohio stores are in Upper Arlington, Dublin and Grandview Heights. $39.99. www.marketdistrict.com

With the cold of winter comes the dreaded drying and cracking of skin, particularly the hands and feet. This set of Aveda hand and foot relief products from Nurtur the Salon in Upper Arlington will take aim at that problem. $58. www.nurtursalon.com


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Winter doldrums don’t stand a chance against the Verilux Happylight Deluxe Sunshine Simulator. The portable, glarefree simulator is a good defense against jet lag and holiday exhaustion. $139.99. www.verilux.com

Need a photo taken and printed in a hurry? Look no further than the Smartphone Photo Cube Printer from Sharper Image, which easily prints waterproof, borderless color photos. $159.99. www.sharperimage.com

Offering outdoor entertainment as well as balance improvement and core strength, the Backyard Slackline from the KaBOOM! Go Out and Play Collection gives kids another option for play. Slacklining is a fairly simple sport in which participants walk across a length of suspended nylon webbing. $79.95. www.kaboom.org

Home brewing sounds like a good idea to a lot of people, but they don’t know where to start. If you know one of those people, consider the West Coast IPA Beer Brewing Kit from Uncommon Goods, which includes 100 percent malt extract, specialty grains, fresh hops and high-quality yeast. $45. www.uncommongoods.com

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Know someone who likes to play bartender? Consider the Bar10der from Quench Products, which packs 10 bar tools – including a muddler, a jigger, a knife, a strainer and a corkscrew – into one item. $29.99. www.quenchproducts.com

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Keeping jewelry looking good can be tricky business, but the Ultrasonic Jewelry and DVD Cleaner from Brookstone makes it decidedly easier. The cleaner uses tap water, not chemicals, in conjunction with sound wave technology to keep jewelry, glasses and watches clean without damaging them. $49.99. www.brookstone.com


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❶ Because the dining room is located right inside the house, it was intended to immediately grab the eye of the visitor. One of the most inviting features is the chandelier, which was a unique design the average visitor was not likely to have seen before.

❷ Though the rug takes up much

of the dining room floor, visible all around it is the creative hardwood flooring provided by America’s Floor Source. It’s designed to look like reclaimed wood, and it looks for all the world like reclaimed wood, but it’s not.

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throughout the house, the double doors here were designed to allow in as much natural light as possible. Directly through them is the foyer.

❹ The look of the built-in buffet is

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More ideas for your dining room space

❷ Truberry Custom Homes’ house in the 2012 BIA Parade of Homes at the Meadows at Lewis Center sports this formal dining room. It was put together with the intention of resembling a Frank Lloyd Wright design. To see more formal dining room ideas from Truberry Custom Homes, visit “Getting Formal” on Truberry’s Pinterest page, Truberry Homes. www.luxurylivingmagazine.com

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❶ ❹ Not everyone needs a formal dining room, even if space is set aside for it. At this house in Tartan Ridge, Bob Webb Homes instead built the dining room square footage as a family foyer.

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❶ The family foyer is intended to be a landing spot for items when people enter the home. This area can be used to collect shoes, coats, travel necessities and more.

❷ As can be expected of a Bob Webb house, the woodwork, especially as seen in the cabinetry, is second to none.

❸ Adding to the convenience for both family members and guests is an

attached bathroom – a necessity if, for example, someone has just removed muddy boots and needs to wash his or her hands before going further into the house.

❹ Further storage for items can be found in these drawers lining the bottom of the shoe and coat area.

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Pages of the Ages One of the country’s largest collections of fore-edge painted books is here in Columbus By Duane St. Clair Photos by Scott Cunningham Photography

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Their appeal: intricate watercolor paintings in each, often not related to the book title. The paintings are concealed until the pages are slightly bent, or fanned, to reveal intricate, colorful pictures on the page edges. Known as fore-edge painting, it’s a centuries-old art form rarely used today. Most books in the collection – which Chaddock proudly is donating to the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections at Ohio University – date to the 17th Century. When he does, it will be one of the five largest public collections in the nation. “My goal is to have it keep its integrity,” he says. That’s not Chaddock’s only goal, though. He also hopes the collection will stir in younger people an interest in books – an interest that faces stiff competition these days from rapid advances in electronics technology. Chaddock envisions young people, parents and grandparents visiting the collection, and hopes it will generate “conversations that otherwise might not have been there,” he says. Visitors, of course, won’t be able to handle the books and fan the pages to find the hidden, often beautiful artwork that was painstakingly painted on the fore-edges. Chaddock deftly displays how the artists he called miniaturists created “hidden pieces of art.” He opens a leather-bound book, grasps the pages tightly and gradually bends or fans them, creating a slope on the long or fore side. That unveils a colorful, intricate painting done in painstaking detail. “Books were prized possessions of households,” he says, as they were often protected from destruction in times or war, conflict or other catastrophes. “Artists felt books were the best place to ensure posterity” of their work, he says. They were safer than paintings, which were more likely to be stolen or destroyed. The books were placed in a vice-like device to hold fanned pages steady while artists or bookbinders painted fine lines with meticulous precision on the sloped surface so paint stayed only on the page edges. The edges were gilded to protect paintings. Every once in a while, an artist would turn the book over after completing one painting, reverse the sloped fore-edge and paint a different picture. In those cases, the fortunate book owner would have the opportunity to two paintings on the same fore edges. Chaddock came upon the art form when, in 1998, he went to a Franklin County Veterans Memorial paper show, seeking www.luxurylivingmagazine.com


vintage stock certificates to display in his residence. But he soon found himself struck by the fore-edge pictures; art and books are two of his passions. He gradually acquired more volumes, usually from specialized bookstores or auctions. A few years ago, he made his largest purchase of 75 books from financially strapped St. Mary-of-theWoods College, a women’s college near Terra Haute, Ind., that was disposing of the collection that had been donated. Few still collect such books, and fewer still continue to paint them, Chaddock says. Though little of Chaddock’s collection is more than four centuries old, the art form dates the 10th Century, when shields and coats of arms were the preferred depictions. Those gradually gave away to landscapes, religious works and flowers. Sometimes, bookbinders made the paintings; others were by freelancers. Architecture, activity and, peculiarly enough, women in hoop skirts are some of the frequent subjects depicted in Chaddock’s library. The painting in A Handbook for Travelers in Ireland, featuring prominent buildings and women walking on a lawn, dates to 1844. Hidden in Lalla Rookh: An Oriental Romance, 1838, is a painting of running fox hunt hounds and horses crossing a stream. A Gallery of Famous English and Jeff Chaddock, right, with partner American Poets has a Mark Morrow portrait of Edgar Allan Poe and a shadow of a flying raven, alluding to his famous narrative poem. The initials of the artist, Martin Frost, are barely visible on the Poe painting. Chaddock estimates his collection www.luxurylivingmagazine.com

is worth $500,000 to $750,000 today, but in 20 years, it may be valued far less owing to the changing generational attitude about old things and literature. Hypothetically, he likens it an estate auction sale of antiques that it might have sold for $20,000 a few years ago that might bring only $4,000 today. “The younger generation no longer wants antique furniture, dishes and the like,” he says. Placing the collection at OU speaks to Chaddock’s strong ties to the university, from which he graduated in 1988 with a degree in communications. A native of Parkersburg W.Va., who grew up in Belpre, Ohio, Chaddock says that while in college, he followed an adviser’s urging to “save hard.” He began buying stock before graduating and went directly into the investment advisory business, where he has excelled. He’s on the board of the Ohio University Foundation and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in Nelsonville, which combines efforts of several small-town foundations to help provide money for arts and music. He owns and is remodeling a large mansion in Athens, once owned by an industrialist, that he envisions as a historic center one day. Not to leave out the largest school in the city where he keeps his collection, he also helps raise money for the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. The man-on-the-go still maintains his obvious interest in OU as he prepares for a large piece of the book collection to move this fall. Over time, volumes will be circulated in and out of their Columbus base, and all will eventually be bequeathed to the university. Chaddock will continue buying and contributing books as he strives to make the collection the most prominent in the country. v Duane St. Clair is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@ cityscenemediagroup.com. L

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we don’t make any of those gimmicky wines.” The second main type of dessert wine, ice wine, is made by waiting for grapes to freeze on the vine and then pressing them before they thaw. This process is easier said than done, making the wine rare and luxurious, but costly. Because much of the water in grapes is frozen, the resulting juice is concentrated, making it high in sugar and acid, which results in a refreshingly sweet essence. Jim Brandeberry, owner of Brandeberry Winery – in Enon, near Springfield – compares the process to simply sucking the juice out of a Popsicle, since the aim is to extract the flavor while leaving the ice. Camelot Cellars’ sherry and two Brandeberry’s most unusual flaof its ice wines vor, a grape and cherry wine with chocolate flavoring called Cherry Truffle, was inspired by a similar lars. The grapes for wine made by Kent-based Viking Camelot’s sherry origVineyards & Winery. inate from Spain. From serving Christopher Co“Sometimes (peolumbus to Shakespeare, the third ple) don’t know what main type of dessert wine, sherry, dessert wines are,” says has a long history. Recently, Camelot Cellars owner though, it has begun carving a Janine Aquino, “so we new path. try to educate them Producing a sherry means using when they come in. solera, a process by which younger People assume that sherries are blended into casks of (sherry) is more of a more ancient ones, resulting in a consistent, high-quality mixture. Thus, cooking wine, but it’s actually a very good a sherry does not have a specific vintage dessert wine by itself. We want to dispel date, because each is a combination of the idea that it’s just for cooking.” v many years’ products. A good source for locally made sherry Corinne Murphy is a contributing writer. Feedback is Short North-based Camelot Cel- welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. L

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The Collection Connection Museums throughout Ohio display impressive caches of unusual items By Taylor Woodhouse

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hio has a huge multitude of museums of all shapes, sizes, colors and creeds, with features ranging from art and history to polka and carousels. This is just a small sampling of what our fair state has to offer.

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Snook’s Dream Cars Bowling Green www.snooksdreamcars.com A trip through Snook’s Dream Cars is a cruise through the past. At its heart is the impressive collection of vintage cars owned by namesakes Bill and Jeff Snook, but the museum offers an immersive automotive experience, taking guests through scenes from the past such as a recreation of a 1940s Texaco station and a look at vintage downtown Bowling Green, complete with era-appropriate cars. “We kind of have a time progression from the 1920s up through the early-mid

1960s in our race car scenes,” says Terry Stetler, chief mechanic for Snook’s. The Snook’s showroom is home to some 30 cars from the same five-decade range, all of them in working condition; they’re often driven around town in the summer. A 1931 Ford Model A Roadster, a 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 and a 1963 Jaguar XKE are just a small sample of the extensive collection. Toy & Plastic Brick Museum Bellaire www.theplasticbrickmuseum.com When Dan Brown decided a massive collection of Legos for display would make a good retirement project, he says, no pun intended, “Things just fell into place.” The Toy & Plastic Brick Museum – also known as the Unofficial Lego Museum – started out as a means to show off Brown’s hoard of toys, but Legos quickly took over, he says. Today, the 36,000-square-foot museum, housed in a former elementary school, is the world’s largest private collection of Legos. Some of the pieces – which include animatronics, robotics and traditional Lego structures – are submitted by Lego enthusiasts, some by the Lego company itself. There’s also a place for children to build their own Lego creations, and those looking to find a new home for their old Legos can send them to the museum for use in the children’s area. Some of the most popular pieces include life-size Lego Darth Vader, Spider Man and Scooby-Doo, as well as a 6-foot-tall dragon and 9-foot-tall robot, both of which were featured A&E’s hit show Shipping Wars. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum The Ohio State University campus www.cartoons.osu.edu More than 3 million pieces of comic art are housed at the Billy Ireland

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Cartoon Library & Museum, the largest collection of its kind in the world. The museum opened in 1977 with contents donated by cartoonist and The Ohio State University alumnus Milton Caniff (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon) upon his retirement. Today, it boasts a diverse collection of comics, including mainstream superhero comics, newspaper comic strips, manga, cartoon animation and even some original cartoon art from the 1700s. The museum portion has three galleries, two of which are rotating exhibitions – Will Eisner: 75 Years of Graphic Storytelling and The Long March: Civil Rights in Cartoons and Comics are on display now through Nov. 30 – and one of which is a permanent exhibition of major collection highlights. Though the library portion is not open to the public because the valuable documents need to be kept in a stable environment, visitors can settle down in the reading room and ask assistants to pull whatever they want to look at. cs Taylor Woodhouse is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@ cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Barcelona is a vibrant mixture of art, food and fun that makes it difficult to leave but easy to love. The airy ocean city, which also serves as the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, has a distinct culture – one that values relaxation, flavorful meals, innovative artists and, above all else, a carefree good time. Even though it’s been four years since I’ve laid eyes on my beloved Barcelona, I can still vividly remember the colors, sounds and scents of the city streets. Here are the aspects I miss most, and the ones I recommend to anyone looking for a sampling of the full Barcelona experience.


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Gaudí Architecture When it comes to intriguing architecture, Barcelona has integrated some captivating structures into its cityscape. To many, the most spectacular of these buildings are those by celebrated architect Antoni Gaudí. His works of art, many of which possess a quality of surrealism, are scattered all throughout the city. Perhaps the most iconic is La Sagrada Familia, a basilica that towers over the Catalan skyline. Park Güell is another one of Gaudí’s famed creations. The outdoor area is filled with curvy shapes and colorful mosaics, giving off a carnival-esque vibe that’s festive and fun. He designed some residential buildings as well; Casa Milà (also known as La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló both mix up the scenery on the oft-traveled sidewalks of Passeig de Gràcia. All of these masterpieces have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Clockwise from top left: Casa Batlló, La Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà and Park Güell November 2014 | cityscenecolumbus.com

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La Rambla Lined with towering trees as far as the eye can see, La Rambla is heaven on earth for the culturally curious who find themselves in the Catalan city. La Rambla is a well-known attraction for tourists and locals alike, which means it’s almost always filled with people enjoying some free time outdoors. The long stretch of pedestrian walkway is brimming with shops, kiosks and booths selling everything from artwork to small animals, and there’s often a variety of costumed street performers posing as statues. The area is also a great place to pick up some groceries. One of Europe’s most famous marketplaces, La Boqueira, is located just off the main drag of La Rambla. In the market, patrons can find more than a hundred stalls selling items such as fruit, poultry and seafood. The colorful produce displays and the aroma of freshly caught fish make for an organic sensory experience.

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Catalan Cuisine While fresh groceries have their time and place, sometimes it’s more fun to eat out. Barcelona is filled with cafés and restaurants serving authentic Spanish cuisine, many of which include the traditional tapas. The small plates of food are great for a light snack or simply prolonging an evening meal, something the Spanish are known to do. If you order enough, they can even function as a meal unto themselves. There are hot and cold options out there, which may include breads, cheeses, meats and vegetables. Pintxo tapas, for example, are typically bread-based with flavorful toppings or fillings. The most distinguishing features, though, are the toothpicks that pierce the tapas. The establishments that cook them up are often self-serve, so the toothpicks function as a way to keep track of how much is owed when it comes time to pay the bill.


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Museu Picasso Pablo Picasso was shaped by his You never expected to find this fresh, creative gift early life in Barcelona, so it’s only and decor shop in rural Plain City. From jewelry to fitting for a museum in his name dishware or quilts, you’ll always find something new. to exist in the city. Museu Picasso, which celebrated its 50th Located next to Der Dutchman Restaurant. anniversary last year, was the first museum in the world dedicated to his work. Though there are now numerous museums that focus on the 445 Jefferson St, Rt 42, Plain City • 614-873-1332 • carlislegifts.com artist’s masterpieces, this one came at the request of Picasso himself and was the only one he saw in operation while he was alive. Spanning five gothic palaces, Museu Picasso houses the most complete collection of the Spanish artist’s work in room after room of exhibit space. This includes some of his earlier works and many pieces from his Blue Period, which was rumored to have been partially fueled by the despair he felt over a friend’s suicide. The museum also features a romantic stone courtyard with a sweeping staircase and pointed arches, serving as a peaceful resting place for visitors between viewings.

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Neverending Nightlife Barcelona is one of the most desirable nightlife destinations in the world; bars, pubs, lounges and dance clubs are all choices for a little late-night entertainment. Many of the more high-energy venues are located along the beach near Port Olímpic, a marina most famously known for hosting sailing events during the 1992 Summer Olympics. One such venue is the Carpe Diem Lounge Club, a beachfront establishment that, at first, can be difficult to spot. The small cube on the sidewalk is deceiving, but inside, stairs lead down to an exotic, dimly lit oasis. In the earlier hours of the evening, the Asian-inspired lounge is a relaxing place for a leisurely dinner. The meal can easily last for hours, and sometimes, masseuses walk the aisles, offering their services to seated guests. After dinner, customers can stretch out on the oversized couches inside or show some moves on the dance floor. cs

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Oil paint on wet layers blends artist’s environmentally inspired work By Sarah Sole Laura Sanders’ love of the environment manifests itself through her paintings. Though she paints the human form, each of her subjects is intimately linked to his or her surroundings. Through her art, she explores the relationship between human and habitat. “My figures are embedded in the landscape,” Sanders says. Sanders uses a wet-on-wet technique, applying oil paint on wet layers to blend strokes and colors together. While reproductions of her work can appear almost photorealistic, her originals show the brush strokes, which can be heavily applied in some areas. “When I’m painting, I’m thinking of it almost sculpturally,” she says. Sanders uses the layering of brush strokes to portray light and form in a visceral way. The technique allows her to create a flowing sort of effect. Her paintings can take anywhere from one to three months to complete. She’ll typically have something in mind she’s trying to capture. After a lengthy photography session with her models, Sanders returns to her studio. The photography allows her to capture a moment in time with just

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the right kind of light. Her paintings become a combination of feelings about the photography session and the images she returns with. Lately, Sanders has been taken with juxtaposing unnatural objects and the natural environment. Her work has included models with plastic water bottles and large, fluorescent pink flotation devices. With the water bottles, especially, she likes the action of consuming that her paintings evoke. Visually, she says, the bottles are interesting to paint, especially with the light concentrated through the plastic. On another level, though, she enjoys thinking about how objects so commonplace can have such a major effect on the environment, even though they quickly disappear from view. “I’m giving them a longer life,” she says. She typically uses family members as her subjects. She began by photographing her daughter and her friends. As a mother, she was interested in the vulnerability of the young children in the environment. As her daughter has grown, Sanders has kept photographing her and her friends. Some of her models have been featured in her photography and paintings for a decade or more. Sanders’ enchantment with the environment came to her at an early age. Though she was born in Detroit, she spent her childhood in Dayton. She was about 7 years old when her family moved to a house right at the edge of a new suburban housing development. Looking out her window, she spotted a farmhouse. In the way that only a young child can, she began forming plans for exploration. But one morning, she woke up and the farmhouse was gone. The housing development took over the farmland and the trees, and Sanders witnessed the changing landscape and the resulting disappearance of her playground. Sanders had a more positive experience with nature while visiting her grandparents, who lived near a river in the Michigan wilderness. The river was as wide as a two-lane city road and ran straight through the forest. Though Sanders had siblings, most of her fond memories of that time are of her alone, exploring. Each summer, she would spend her days there riding her bike in the woods. “It made a huge impression on me,” Sanders says. Sanders’ love of art can also be traced back to her childhood. When she was in junior high school, she had a teacher who worked closely with her and inspired her to continue pursuing her artistic interests. Art felt natural to her. At the Columbus College of Art and Design, she spent a good deal of time pursuing a dual major of ceramics and painting, though she always leaned toward painting. “It was hard to choose sometimes,” she says. 52

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Sanders ultimately graduated from CCAD with a bachelor of fine arts degree. Her work has been featured in public collections including the Columbus Museum of Art, the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery and the Pizzuti Collection. She’s won a handful of awards, including, most recently, the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in 2013. That same year, she had her artwork featured on the 2013 Pizzuti mug. She has also contributed work for Pizzuti’s Ohio Portfolio, which will be featured in the Pizzuti hotel building, the Joseph, in the Short North. cs Sarah Sole is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.


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Gallery Exhibits Hayley Gallery: We’ll Always Have Paris, paintings by Donna Talerico, through Nov. 13. Dance Away These Daze, mixed media by Chad Kessler, from Nov. 15-Dec. 2. www.hayleygallery.com The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space: Repetition Isolation: The Abundance Within – mixed-media sculptures and installations by Molly Jo Burke and Bethany Haeseler, and drawings by Danielle Johns – through Nov. 15. www.uas.osu.edu Muse Gallery: One-Person Show by David Hostetler, hosted at Hilton Columbus Downtown, through Nov. 14. www. amusegallery.com Hammond Harkins Galleries: Carol Stewart: Poetry of Light and Color through Nov. 16. Small & Wonderful, an exhibition of artwork of a special size for the holidays, from Nov. 21Jan. 11. www.hammondharkins.com

Hayley Gallery

Art Access Gallery: Made in New York, new work by Alan and Clara Crockett, through Nov. 19. Landscapes – featuring work by Joe Lombardo, Perry Brown and Tony Doilney – from Nov. 20-Jan. 20. www.artaccessgallery.com Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design: Tom Burckhardt: Full Stop, work filled with historical art references, through Nov. 20. www.ccad.edu High Road Gallery: Take the High Road, artwork by a collection of female artists, through Nov. 22. Nifty Gifts for Under Fifty from Nov. 30-Dec. 6. www.highroad gallery.com Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery: Gathering, a mixed media collection of site-specific, multi-dimensional works by Sue Cavanaugh, from Nov. 1-28. www. uaoh.net

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Open Door Art Studio

ROY G BIV Gallery: Work by Carol Boram-Hays and Andrew McCauley from Nov. 1-29. www.roygbivgallery.org

Small & Wonderful November 21, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, November 21 5 – 8 pm

Goodwill Columbus Art Studio & Gallery: Festival of Lamps, a group exhibition featuring hand-painted lampshades, from Nov. 4-Dec. 31. www.goodwill columbus.org

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery: The Urban Landscape: A Tale of Grandeur and Abandonment, an exhibit of a variety of artistic perspectives by 16 Ohio artists, from Nov. 6-Jan.11. www.riffegallery.org

October 25-December 31,2014

Jung Haus Gallery: ConTEXTual, an exhibition integrating text with visual fine art, from Nov. 8-Dec. 27. www.jungcentralohio.org.

2264 East Main Street • Bexley, Ohio 43209 614 238-3000 hammondharkins.com

Brazilian Design Now From the Pizzuti Collection Rebecca Ibel, Director/Curator Presented by David and Mo Meuse

Brandt-Roberts Galleries: Curt Butler: Echoes of Place from Nov. 9-30. www.brandt robertsgalleries.com Ohio Craft Museum: Gifts of the Craftsmen, the museum’s annual holiday exhibition and sale, from Nov. 9-Dec. 23. www. ohiocraft.org Hawk Galleries: Sculpture, Paintings and Sculptural Jewelry by Dan Dailey and Linda MacNeil from Nov. 9-Dec. 29. www. hawkgalleries.com

Keny Galleries: inComplete by contemporary artist Stephen Pentak and The Abstractions, an exhibition of 1916-2011 artwork by Edmund Kuehn, from Nov. 21Dec. 31. www.kenygalleries.com Cultural Arts Center: Hollow Form: The Space Within, a juried vessel exhibit by Devon Palmer, from Nov. 22-Dec. 27. www.culturalartscenteronline.org Capital University Schumacher Gallery: The French Connection: Midwestern Modernist Women, work by female artists who left wartime France for the U.S. in 1914, through Dec. 5. www.capital.edu/schumacher Fisher Gallery, Otterbein University Roush Hall: Images from Nowhere – artwork that creates a larger picture of place, time and narrative by Nicholas Warndorf – through Dec. 12. www.otterbein.edu Miller Gallery, Otterbein University Art & Communication Building: Beneath the Surface, a sabbatical exhibition of sculpture exploring the impact of pattern and texture on narrative told through the human form by Jim Bowling, through Dec. 12. www.otterbein.edu

Open Door Art Studio: Red Hot, an exhibition of red-inspired paintings and sculptures, from Nov. 15-Dec. 15. www. opendoorartstudio.org

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Dublin Arts Council: Transparency, glass art by Anthony Gelpi, from Nov. 18-Dec. 19. www.dublinarts.org Angela Meleca Gallery: TBD, paintings by Susan Danko, from Nov. 20-Jan. 3. www.angelamelecagallery.com

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MIDWESTERN MODERNIST WOMEN October 27 to December 5, 2014

Otterbein University Frank Museum of Art: Ink Mountains: Traditional Chinese Brush Paintings by C.Y. Woo through Dec. 12. www.otterbein.edu

Featuring female artists from the Midwest who left wartime France in 1914 to unite in the old seaport art colonies of Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Wexner Center for the Arts: Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection – featuring works by such artists as Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Dubuffet, Willem de Kooning and Susan Rothenberg – through Dec. 31. www.wexarts.org Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: Campana Brothers: Brazilian Designs Now, works in conjunction with the Pizzuti Collection, through Dec. 31. www.decartsohio.org

This exhibition was organized with Keny Galleries Garden Flowers by Edna Boies Hopkins

Opening Reception Friday, November 14 • 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Closed November 26-30 for Thanksgiving Visit us on Facebook or at www.schumachergallery.org • 614-236-6319 Open Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Located on the fourth floor of Blackmore Library on Capital University’s Bexley campus.

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Columbus Museum of Art: Ori Gersht: Still Life through Jan. 4. Paul Bourguignon: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective through Jan. 18. In ___ We Trust: Art and Money through March 1. www.columbusmuseum.org The Works: A Sense of Place: Michael McGinn Paints Historic Newark and Surrounding Licking County through Jan. 10. www. attheworks.org Pizzuti Collection: Ori Gersht: Portraits through June 7 and NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today through June 20. www.pizzuti collection.com

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CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss!

The Music of Danny Elfman from the Films of Tim Burton

CAPA presents Aoife O’Donovan and Noam Pikelny Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. Popular roots musicians O’Donovan and Pikelny team up to present a mixture of vocal and instrumental music. www. capa.com ProMusica presents The Trumpet Sounds Nov. 8-9 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. ProMusica founding musician and principal trumpeter Thomas Battenberg leads the chamber orchestra through Haydn’s

Early Music in Columbus presents Hesperus Nov. 7, 8 p.m. Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St. Hesperus performs a live score to the 1923 silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. www.earlymusicincolumbus.org Aoife O’Donovan and Noam Pikelny

Ohio Comic Con Through Nov. 2 Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Wizard World Ohio Comic Con is bigger than ever before this year, with celebrity panels, costume contests, screenings, artist discussions and a variety of vendors. Among this year’s special guests are Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Verne Troyer (Austin Powers), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) and Karl Urban (Star Trek); The Walking Dead cast members Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Alanna Masterson, Andrew J. West and Jon Bernthal; and WWE wrestlers Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Paige. www.wizardworld.com 60

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Danny Elfman and Tim Burton photo by Paul Sanders

Castle Arts Affair Nov. 6-9 The Arts Castle, 190 W. Winter St., Delaware The Arts Castle’s 24th annual fundraiser features work in a variety of media by 100-plus artists. A preview party takes place Nov. 6, and admission is free Nov. 7-9. www.artscastle.org

CAPA presents Ryan Adams Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. S i n g e r- s o n g w r i t e r Ryan Adams, known for his solo work and his work with backing band the Cardinals, brings his show to Columbus. Former Marvelous 3 singer Butch Walker, who has written major hits for the likes of Avril Lavigne and Pink, opens. www.capa.com


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“Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major” in this show that also features works by Respighi, Bach, Boyce and Mozart. www.promusica columbus.org TWIG Bazaar Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave. Now in its 92nd year, the TWIG Bazaar, benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, features a huge variety of hand-crafted items, including seasonal items, children’s collectibles, home décor, baked goods and wreaths. www.nationwidechildrens.org Anberlin Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St. Rock outfit Anberlin, best known for its 2008 hit “Feel Good Drag,” comes through Columbus on its farewell tour. www.promowestlive.com Kevin Nealon Nov. 14-15 Columbus Funny Bone, 145 Easton Town Center Actor and comedian Kevin Nealon, who has cropped up in a variety of films and held regular roles on Saturday Night

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Sunday, November 9 & 16 at 9pm on WOSU TV He thought he got out of the spy game. But Johnny Worricker is back, played by Bill Nighy of Pirates of the Caribbean fame. There’s more espionage and intrigue as Nighy is joined by an all-star cast including Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes.

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Opera Project Columbus presents The Old Maid and the Thief Nov. 14 and 16 Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Clark State Rd., Gahanna Opera Project Columbus kicks off its 2014-15 season with one-act comic opera The Old Maid and the Thief. www.operaprojectcolumbus.org Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of Danny Elfman from the Films of Tim Burton Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St.

Danny Elfman’s iconic music has been a major part of Tim Burton’s films – from Batman and The Nightmare Before Christmas to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – so it’s only appropriate that it become a live orchestral show, in this case performed by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. www.columbussymphony.com Eat Up! Columbus Nov. 15, 6 p.m. St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad St. This seven-tasting course fundraiser – benefiting Freedom a la Cart, a catering business and workforce development pro-

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gram that helps survivors of human trafficking – features food by chefs from the Market Italian Village, the Crest Gastropub, Skillet, Pistacia Vera and more. www. freedomalacart.org Merry & Bright Nov. 15-Jan. 4 Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Seasonal foliage, poinsettias, the model railway and an array of entertainment once again highlight the conservatory’s annual holiday celebration. www.fp conservatory.org McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra Nov. 16, 3 p.m. McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington The orchestra begins its 2014-15 season with pieces by Mendelssohn, Haydn and Mozart. www.mcconnellarts.org Nils Frahm Nov. 18, 8 p.m. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. Berlin-based composer and keyboardist Nils Frahm plays the Wexner Center’s performance space. Brooklyn trio Dawn of Midi opens. www.wexarts.org Miranda July: New Society Nov. 20, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St. Performer, writer and filmmaker Miranda July brings her new performance project, which examines our current social contract and looks to the future, to the Wexner Center’s 25th anniversary Miranda July season. www.wexarts.org

Ladies of Longford photo by Scott Cunningham Photography; A Christmas Carol photo courtesy of Nebraska Theatre Caravan

Live and Weeds, performs for two days at the Funny Bone. www.columbusfunny bone.com


Ladies of Longford Nov. 20, 8 p.m. McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington Local Celtic music ensemble the Ladies of Longford performs a blend of traditional and contemporary tunes. www. mcconnellarts.org Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Masterworks 4: Beethoven & Don Quixote Nov. 21-22 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8” and Strauss’ “Don Quixote” are the major highlights of this symphony outing, which also features a piece by Falla. www. columbussymphony.com Planetarium Opening Day Nov. 22 COSI, 333 W. Broad St. COSI is finally ready to open the doors of its revamped Planetarium, with a digital projector that will allow for a wide variety of uses. www.cosi.org

A Christmas Carol

Nebraska Theatre Caravan presents A Christmas Carol Nov. 28-30 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. It’s just not the Christmas season without the customary visit from NTC, which once again brings its prominent produc-

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CRITIQUE With Michael McEwan

The Painter’s Eye Featuring Girls in a Garden by Ethel Mars

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