Weekend reading: November 25 edition

Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager

Nov 25, 2020

Detail of painting by April Sunami of a woman with blue-gray skin from the neck up, face in profile, with a long, wavy head of multicolored hair flowing upward behind her

Around Columbus

Installation of ceramics by Sam Buganski in the dollhouse-sized S.Dot Gallery

The dollhouse-sized S. Dot Gallery, featuring an installation by Sam Buganski; image courtesy of the artist and S. Dot Gallery

  • The Central Ohio School of Metalwork is having a virtual Small Business Saturday Holiday Market.
  • Saturday morning, Wendy Kendrick leads a virtual Studio Workshop for the Columbus Museum of Art.
  • Columbus artist and singer-songwriter Shane Sweeney is offering holiday deals on his music-inspired artwork through Tuesday.
  • Anti.Label fashion designer Kelli Martin has some new creations available for gifting.
  • Tuesday, All People Arts hosts a fundraising painting party you can join from home. There's also an option to advance-purchase a kit with all the supplies you'll need.
  • Wex friend April Sunami is having an online studio sale starting Wednesday. (A detail of her work is pictured at top of page.)
  • The latest miniature show at S.Dot Gallery features painting and pottery by Sam Buganski.
  • The call for entries is now open for the next edition of the Columbus Moving Image Art Review.
  • CD 102.5 is back on the airwaves as CD 92.9.
  • The Ohio Arts Council injected some much needed COVID relief into the state’s arts economy.
  • Local treasure Miles Curtiss, aka Marvin the Robot, has a new Spotify mix, made just for Thanksgiving.
  • This year’s CCAD Art Fair launches online next Friday at noon.
  • Public art is now easier to find on the go: the Cbus ArtWalks app is available for download.


Around the globe

Helen Molesworth speaks from the stage of the Film/Video Theater in the Wexner Center for the Arts during the September 2016 opening of the exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957

Helen Molesworth at the Wex in September 2016 for the opening of the exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957; photo: Kathryn D Studios

  • Here’s what creatives such as artists Coco Fusco and Angel Otero are thankful for this year.
  • For anyone going through Queen’s Gambit withdrawal, here’s a list of 10 essential movies about chess.
  • The nominations for the International Documentary Association Awards are out. Alexander Nanau’s 2020 Unorthodocs selection Collective is up for Best Feature. Sam Pollard will get a career achievement award.
  • Steve McQueen broke down the soundtrack to his intoxicating new film Lovers Rock, song by song.
  • Now’s a perfect time to check out the latest designs in PPE gear.
  • And the latest slideshow of artists’ riffs on the must-have pandemic accessory.
  • There’s a new sheet music app, Enote, that’s being called a game changer for musicians.
  • Artnet has a list of 25 inspiring women in the art world, including Deana Haggag, Julie Mehretu, and Christine Sun Kim.
  • ARTnews has a conversation between two friends, designer Stella McCartney and artist Sheila Hicks, about fashion, art, mindfulness, and sheep.
  • MoMA shared the story of how art historian Marga Barr worked with the institution to save artist refugees during WWII.  
  • Past Wex curator Helen Molesworth spoke to The Washington Post about how art museums are struggling, and how they can recover.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art has hired Lavita McMath Turner for the new position of chief diversity officer.
  • The art collective Forensic Architecture has released a video with findings from its investigation on what caused the massive explosion in Beirut in August.
  • There’s now an Isamu Noguchi sculpture in the White House art collection. Installed in the Rose Garden, it’s the first acquisition by an Asian American artist.
  • And here’s an idea of what to expect for culture policy from the next administration.
  • A moving art installation by Elizabeth Turk was brought to life by the residents of a California retirement community.
  • Zaha Hadid’s estate has finally been settled, and it will result in the creation of a new museum.
  • And before we depart for the holiday, did you hear the odd story about life imitating 2001: A Space Odyssey?


Top of page: work by April Sunami (detail, image via Facebook)

Back to blog home