Category Archives: Community Work

A Fresh look in Cleveland Ohio

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A group of large, bright, colorful animals are visiting Cleveland Ohio now. Regeneration Cleveland is a project the Land Studio coordinated with CrackedArt of Milan, Italy.

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The Tea Rival in the Ohio City District has a fascinating organic wall.

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New Downtown Housing

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Sculpture Detail

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Hopefully all will go well with the upcoming RNC Convention

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2016 Columbus Poster Calendar

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Cal-4 Cal-3 Cal-2The 2016 Columbus Skyline Poster Calendar has arrived. Calendars are available for purchase at Haus Frau Haven, 769 South Third St. in German Village. Part of the proceeds go to the German Village Society. Calendars are selling for $9.00.

Skyline Calendar Benefits German Village

2005 Columbus, Ohio Calendar

The 2013 Columbus Skyline Poster Calendar has arrived.

Calendars are available for purchase at the German Village Meeting Haus – 588 S. Third Ave. in the Village.  Proceeds will benefit the German Village Society.

Give a Holiday gift that’s functional all year and serves a good cause too.

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Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 am to 4 pm and Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm. Closed Sundays. The German Village Meeting Haus is open now through Dec. 21, then closed for the holiday until Jan. 2, 2013.

Calendars are also available at Hausfrau Haven, 769 S. Third St. in the village.

Calendars are selling for $10.00.

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Green Technology for a Green Space

Egrets, like the one mirrored above, are just one of the species that can be seen at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.  Perched on the Whittier Peninsula, the center is located within The Scioto Audubon Metro Park along the Scioto River, just south of downtown.

Outside, the Center features distinctive flora and fauna habitat areas, native plant demonstration gardens and a playground built from natural and recycled materials.

Inside, there’s a library with a view of the downtown skyline, a multipurpose room that seats 200, permanent and revolving exhibits and a nature store.

As a green facility, it was built with recycled construction materials, while its heating and cooling are fueled by alternative energy sources. The center hopes to increase environmental awareness through example and education.

An observation deck and terrace, complete with bird feeders, provide a panoramic view of the area’s reclaimed and restored 160 acres.

Once an industrial strip of land, the area is a major migratory bird flyaway, as well as home to lighter winged creatures like the dragonflies below.

When viewed from the air (note the red tower), this reclaimed green space may seem small and insignificant, but with the help of Grange Insurance, Audubon Ohio, Franklin County Metro Parks and the City of Columbus have preserved a key environmental pathway for future generations.

A New Year – A New View

Our 2012 Columbus Skyline Poster Calendar has arrived.

Calendars are available for purchase at the German Village Meeting Haus – 588 S. Third Ave. in the Village.  Proceeds will benefit the German Village Society.

Give a Holiday gift that’s functional all year and serves a good cause too.

Hours are Monday – Friday: 9 am to 4 pm and Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm. Closed Sundays. Calendars are selling for $10.00.

 

The Face of Art

© Larry Hamill

Columbus: Inside Out Project – a community art event – was part of the worldwide art initiative, Inside Out.  As the brain child of artist/photographer JR, the recipient of the 2011 TED prize, the event called on participants to  express themselves through a global art project.

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In the spirit of JR’s work – as a French street artist, he uses a camera to show the world its true face by pasting photos of faces on massive canvases – portraits of volunteers at TEDx Columbus, held at COSI, were digitally captured by seven Columbus-based photographers.  TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a series of global conferences started by the Sapling Foundation to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.”

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TEDx events were created to further TED‘s mission, by offering local communities the opportunity to share dialogue in a setting similar to the larger conferences.

Images in Franklinton © Larry Hamill

Poster-sized portraits are displayed on community buildings in the Franklinton area and at COSI. Images at COSI will be in place for the next year.

© Larry Hamill

© Larry Hamill

© Larry Hamill

© Larry Hamill

More info can be found  @ insideoutproject.net.

Knowing Jack: A Lesson in Carnivorous Plants

Savage Gardens, an exhibit of real and imaged plants paired with a juried art exhibit and larger-than-life sculptures, opened this month at the Franklin Park Conservatory.  

An Appetite for Art

Our photographic image, Jack with Fangs, was selected for the art show, which serves up 11 pieces from Ohio artists. Franklin Park Conservatory began incorporating art into their exhibitions five years; a move executive director Bruce Harkey believes has lead to increased visitors. THINK CHIHULY!

Jack with Fangs by Larry Hamill

The sculptures, grown from resin and metal, allow viewers to see the plants from an insect’s perspective. Step inside a 10-foot-tall tropical pitcher plant, experience the lure of a nine-foot Venus flytrap or witness an eight-foot sundew as it comes to life through fiber optic illumination.

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Gastronomy – The Art of Good Eating

The largest variety of carnivorous plants in the world is native to North America. Presently, the Conservatory is catering to more than 3,000 voracious carnivorous plants.

Living in mineral-deficient soils such as wetlands, bogs and sand, these plants are masters of culinary adaptation – luring, catching and digesting insects for nourishment.

A Vanishing Food Chain

In a recent Ohio Magazine article, Franklin Park Conservatory horticulturist Amanda Bettin said she hopes the exhibit will increase awareness about carnivorous plants – an extraordinary group of plants that is disappearing in the wild.

“In North America, 95 percent of native habitats have been destroyed – the need for conservation is great and educating the public on the importance of preserving our bogs and wetlands will be part of our educational message.”

Also on the menu in the Conservatory’s North Atrium Gallery is 12-minute video of a behind-the-scenes look at the planning and production of four sculptures created by Tork IndustrialARTifacts for the Savage Gardens exhibit.  A preview of the video can be seen on You Tube.

Visit the Conservatory at 1p.m. for a presentation about these ravenous plants, their origins and a feeding demonstration.

Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH  614/645-8733.   Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Savage Gardens on view July 10 – Nov. 14.

Posted by Pamela J. Willits