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November 17, 2014

Performer Miranda July at the Wexner Center

1117 Miranda July at the WexPhoto credit: Todd Cole

In continued celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Wexner Center for the Arts is welcoming performer Miranda July to Columbus on Thursday, Nov. 20. July, who is filmmaker and writer, among other things, will be performing New Society, a show that incorporates audience participation.

This isn’t the first time July has had ties to the Wex: She received the Wexner Center Artist Residency Award for Media Arts more than ten years ago, back in 2001.

July’s New Society performance will be held Downtown at the Riffe Center’s Capitol Theater. It begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $21.50 for Wexner Center members, $26.50 for general admission and $16.50 for students. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit WexArts.org—Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley

Posted by Capital Style on November 17, 2014 09:07 AM | Permalink

November 11, 2014

Coming to the Wexner Center: Zadie Smith and a Trunk Sale


Photo credit: Dominique Nabokov

Looking for some indoor activities as the cooler weather takes over Columbus? The Wexner Center for the Arts has you covered. We’ve highlighted some of the Wex’s upcoming events that are perfect for a date night or an afternoon with girlfriends.

  • Zadie Smith, an award-winning author who has published several novels, is coming to the Wexner Center on Thursday, Nov. 13. Beginning at 5 p.m., Smith will give a talk on race and culture, and she’ll be signing books after the event. Tickets to see Smith are free, but must be reserved in advance. Learn more here.
  • Get a head start on holiday shopping during a first-ever trunk sale at the Wexner Center Store on Saturday, Nov. 15. The sale features jewelry from Italian designer Monica Castiglioni, who makes unique rings, bracelets and other accessories. The trunk sale runs from noon to 4 p.m.
  • If you haven’t checked out Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, you still have time—the exhibition featuring works from Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet (among others) is on display through the end of the year. We chatted with Sherri Geldin, the director of the Wexner Center, about what it means to have the show at the Wex. Read the Q&A from our Daily Dish.

To learn more about the Wexner Center or its upcoming events, visit WexArts.org.

—Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley

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November 4, 2014

The American Heart Association hosts a Go Red fashion show

In anticipation of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon happening in February 2015, the organization is hosting a fashion show on Thursday, Nov. 13. Held at Dublin’s the Club at Corazon, the Go Red for Women Fashion Show will feature 12 heart disease survivors outfitted in clothing from local boutique Thread.

Along with the fashion show, guests will enjoy a silent auction and light bites. Tickets for event, which runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m., cost $50 per person. Purchase tickets online and find more information here. –Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley

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October 21, 2014

Sherri Geldin talks Transfigurations at the Wexner Center

Image credit: Pablo Picasso; Nu au fauteuil noir (Nude in a black armchair), 1932; Oil on canvas 63 1/2 x 51 in. (161.3 x 129.5 cm); Wexner Family Collection © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Wexner Center for the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and in a big way. Through the end of the year, you’ll be able to see art from Leslie and Abigail Wexner’s personal collection—including pieces from Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet. The show—titled Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection—fills the center’s entire gallery space. Sherri Geldin, director of the Wexner Center, talked with us about what it means to have the show at the Wex.

What can people see in the Transfigurations?

It is an opportunity for people to see works of absolutely exemplary quality, and in the case of the three primary artists, an extensive sweep across their respective careers. It’s a very in-depth look at their wok in particular. It is beautifully installed. There’s a wonderful opportunity for people to compare and contrast the works by each artist.

How have people reacted to the collection?

People are stopping me in the lobby to say thank you. It’s very gratifying, and precisely the response we have hoped for. People are spending time here, not speed dating with the work. They are spending time reading, really enjoying the experience. You have to recognize that this is a collection that hasn’t ever been seen publicly in its entirety. This is the first time that people have the chance to see the totality of what [the Wexners] have collected for over 40 years.

What makes this the perfect collection to celebrate the center’s 25th anniversary?

In so many ways, the Wexner Center is focused on the contemporary. I have always maintained that while contemporary art can sometimes be a bit perplexing to people and be slightly inscrutable, it is really part of an ongoing continuum of creative practice that began with the dawn of time and follows a very natural evolution over the decades and centuries.

To learn more or purchase tickets, visit WexArts.org/Transfigurations. —Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley

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October 20, 2014

New Albany Women’s Network hosts annual Fashion Show

1020 NAWN Fashion ShowMake your Saturday a fashionable one: The New Albany Women’s Network (NAWN) is hosting its annual fashion show, Brunch and Bellinis, on Nov. 8. Held at Winding Hollow Country Club, the fashion show will feature clothing from local stores like Ladybird, Cheesecake Boutique, Nicole’s for Children and Tigertree. Guests will also enjoy brunch and a silent auction.

Each year, proceeds from the annual NAWN fashion show benefit a different area organization. The 2014 event is supporting Cornerstone of Hope, a group that provides support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Past recipients include Rachel’s House, the YWCA Family Center and Directions for Youth and Families.

“The Board was unanimous in our decision to support Cornerstone of Hope; this organization is inspiring, and is in line with our mission to enrich and foster a united, strong community,” said Jennifer Glover, NAWN’s president,  in a release. “I am pleased to see this focus on mental health in our community and honored to serve with NAWN in supporting these efforts.”

The event begins at 11 a.m., and tickets cost $45 per person. Or, grab your girlfriends and get a table—a table of 10 costs $400. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit NAWN.org. –Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley

Posted by Capital Style on October 20, 2014 09:23 AM | Permalink

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