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been featured in The Louvre, and been included in collections such as Emory University’s MARBL archive. “I studied Architecture here in high school and majored in Architecture, Education and Media in college. That is why my style of photography often incorporates lines, angles, parallels and juxtapositions between buildings and people. I romanticize the buildings which is why I coupled this show with love poetry.” Feb. 9, 2 - 5 p.m., Black Art in America, 1506 6th Avenue #115, Columbus Hooks & Needles Crochet and Knitting Club Get together and show off your crochet and knitting skills for a good cause. All ages and skill levels welcome. Feb. 9, 3 p.m., North Columbus Public Library, 5689 Armour Road Cupid/Couples Sip and Paint Bring your Valentine out for a romantic night with a great atmosphere. The evening will include an awesome night of dinner, dancing, couples games, prizes and a painting session. Each couple will receive chocolate covered strawberries and wine. Feb. 9, 7 - 10 p.m., 1820 Midtown Drive, Columbus Coffee and Coloring Club Adults, looking for a relaxing activity to de-stress and create beautiful artwork at the same time? Join for freestyle coloring or focus on a theme, such as landscapes, animals or mandalas. All materials provided, along with light refreshments. Feb. 12, 4 p.m., North Columbus Public Library, 5689 Armour Road, Columbus Clay and Chardonnay Join us for a fun evening of creation. Learn clay sculpting techniques and create your own miniature sculpture while enjoying light bites and a refreshing glass of chardonnay. Turn it into a date night with your Valentine and come sculpt something together. $10 for members, $20 for future members. RSVP by Feb. 12, mwilson@columbusmuseum.com Feb. 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus Pop-Up Art Join the Museum for this free art making event. Feb. 17, 2 - 4 p.m., The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road Legacy Museum A Black History trip to the Legacy Museum. Tickets are $35 per person and include transportation and museum ticket. Purchase tickets at uniqueeuphonypublishing. com. For more information, call (706) 577-3197. Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Unique Euphony Publishing Group and Art Gallery, 3878 East Britt David Road, Columbus February Family Festival Join us for the annual February Family Festival as we explore the seasons. Stop by art making stations and create an art project for each season, go on a gallery scavenger hunt and win prizes, and more! Additional crafts and activities provided by Oxbow Meadows, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, SPARK Art, and CSU Art Club. Event is free. Feb. 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road The Columbus Collective Pop-Up Exhibition Join us as we celebrate the first free Columbus Collective Pop-Up exhibition, featuring a collection of works by local photographers, painters and sculptors. The Columbus Collective is an assemblage of up and coming local artists that have created the perfect opportunity to connect over some less conventional ideas in promoting the arts. This site-specific exhibition is presented in an unorthodox space. It is located in a vacant Broadway building, with exposed bricks and raw architecture. Meet the artists and enter a chance to win a free original piece of work from the show. This idea of generosity has the potential to brighten someone’s day by allowing the opportunity to win an original work of art not offered in conventional art shows elsewhere. Feb. 23, 6 - 9 p.m., 1234 Broadway Crafternoon: Bath Scrubs Calling all adult crafters. Each month we will have a different creative activity. Space is limited; registration required: (706) 748-2855. Feb. 26, 4 - 5:30 p.m., North Columbus Public Library, 5689 Armour Road Black Art in America Presents: Love Life and Fairytales Evita Tezeno Port Arthur, Texas native, and graduate of Lamar University. Her works of art consists of collages with cubism influences. Her bold use of color, texture and shape are the core of her colleges. Inspired by images that she sees in her sleep, Evita translates these visions through mixed media, combining handmade papers, acrylic paints and found objects. Pulling from experiences and children’s stories, she creates whimsical images that provoke laughter, thought and help to enrich the soul. March 3, 1 - 5 p.m., Black Art in America, 1506 6th Avenue #115, Columbus Want to see your event listed here? Email events@thelocalcolumbus.com

Our Stories Live Here 65 years of the Mildred L. Terry Public Library In 1947, Columbus’ African American residents asked city officials a straightforward question: When will a public library be available to us? Five years later, the Fourth Avenue Library opened as the first dedicated library open to people of color in the Chattahoochee Valley. Centrally located near the Liberty business district, Fifth Avenue School, and the Booker T. Washington public housing complex, the building became a community center for Columbus’ African American population, led for nearly 30 years by beloved head librarian Mildred Terry. This exhibition examines the history of this iconic gathering place from the library’s origins and early successes, through the dramatic integration of the Columbus public library system in the ‘60s and the threat of the Mildred L. Terry Public Library’s closure, to its many public programs and continuing influence today. Interviews collected by StoryCorps and the library during its Mildred Terry Memory Project in 2015 will be an integral part of the exhibition, as well as books, photographs, documents, and artifacts from the library’s archives.Through Feb. 10, Yarborough Gallery, The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road Mini Makers: Jewelry & Beading Bring your preschooler to the library to try their hand at jewelry-making. We will be making our own paper beads in the Aflac Storytime Room. Feb. 5, 10:30 11:30 a.m., Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road Whimsical Watercolor Tweens and teens, join us each month to work on a creative art project using watercolors. This is a beginner-friendly class aimed at teaching simple techniques that unleash creativity and relieve stress. All materials provided by the program. Open to teens aged 12 to 18. Feb. 6, 4 p.m., Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road The Struggle to Desegregate Columbus’ Public Libraries In the summer of 1963, nearly 40 African American teenagers protested the segregation of Columbus’ public libraries through organized “read-ins.” Though they soon faced scorn and arrest, the young people continued their silent protests for weeks, leading to the libraries’ desegregation. For the first time together, four of the activists—Christine Dawson, Gwendolyn Jackson, Ibrahim Mumin and Cleophas Tyson—will share their stories. This roundtable discussion will be moderated by Dr. Wayne A. Wiegand, author of The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South. Learn more about this vital moment in local civil rights history with the people who lived it. Event is free, but registration is encouraged. To RSVP, contact Liliana Harrell, lharrell@columbusmuseum.com. Feb. 7, 6 - 7 p.m., The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road Lift Every Voice: African Americans in Civil War Navies The National Civil War Naval Museum is proud to continually take part in this celebration. For the fourth year, the museum will commemorate Black History Month with a special guided tour and program, “Lift Every Voice: African Americans in Civil War Navies”. The museum will be offering a special interactive tour with first person living history interpretations during the month of February. This program offers patrons a variety of stories, highlighting the Navy experience through the eyes of African American nurses, pilots, sailors and engineers. Additionally, patrons will get a front row seat to the accomplishments of Horace King, Susie King Taylor, John Lawson, Moses Dallas , Benjamin H. Gray, Robert Smalls, and Mary Louvestre as told through performances by professional actors. This program was made possible by sponsorship from the Aflac Foundation, Inc. and generous community support. Feb. 9, noon - 4:30 p.m., National Civil War Naval Museum, 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus Love, Streets and Protest Art Exhibit Julian Plowden is a Columbus Resident who does Architectural photography and Photojournalism blending them into romantic art pieces. Julian has captured images from events related to racial tensions, Black Lives Matter, Ferguson, Missouri and social tensions across the nation. His images have won awards, LocaL

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The LocaL, February 2019  

Our February issue updates you on the fate of iconic Katie the Cow; includes a heart-felt tribute to one of the community's favorite people,...

The LocaL, February 2019  

Our February issue updates you on the fate of iconic Katie the Cow; includes a heart-felt tribute to one of the community's favorite people,...