Westerville News & Public Opinion

Young people invited to 'Passport to the Arts' Sept. 26


Passport to the Arts invites all young people to explore the arts from 6 to 8:30 p.m. during 4th Friday Sept. 26.

This end-of-the-summer arts experience is provided by the Arts Council of Westerville and will take place in Arts Alley located adjacent to Hanby Magnet School, 56 S. State St.

Participants can pick up a passport and track their visits to the various art stations. Youngsters will enjoy a wide variety of both performing and visual arts activities, including dance lessons with Leap of Faith Dance Studio, hands-on musical experiences and uniquely creative art activities.

Passport to the Arts marks the end to an exciting summer in Arts Alley!

Westerville Concert Band selects music director

The Westerville Concert Band has selected Larry Klabunde as music director. His appointment follows the retirement of Richard Suddendorf, who led the band for 14 highly successful years.

Klabunde has more than 35 years of experience directing bands in Michigan and Ohio. As Grad Conductor and Guest Conductor, he has conducted the OSU Marching Band and University Band, plus OSU Concert Band and Symphonic Band on concert tours. Since 1988, Klabunde has taught music in Worthington City Schools. Klabunde maintains active membership in the International Trombone Association and national band, music and education associations.

Linda Wilkins is a member of the Arts Council of Westerville.

September events

The Westerville ArtsLine column and calendar is provided by the Arts Council of Westerville and printed as a public service by ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion. Email listings to arts councilwesterville@yahoo.com.

Through Sept. 30 -- Kathryn Bubenchik Exhibit, watercolor and mixed media, meeting rooms; Deborah Board Display, handmade items, mallway showcases; Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., for viewing availability in meeting rooms call 614-882-7277 ext. 2158.

Through Sept. 30 -- "Barista Art in the Parlor." Works by Joe Kengla and Benjamin Willis, Java Central, 20 S. State St., java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through Oct. 10 -- House + Wife by Evelyn Davis-Walker, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Otterbein University, Leslie H. & Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery, Art & Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Road, 614-823-1792. Reception 4-6 p.m. Sept. 18.

September and October -- Ginny Baughman Exhibit, Java Central Gallery, 20 S. State St., 614-839-0698.

Sept. 1-19 -- Tina Watman's "Reason for Rescue II" benefiting Columbus Cocker Rescue, David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main St., davidmyersart.com.

Sept. 2-25 -- A Narrative of Light and Shadow: Female Photographers from Taiwan, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Otterbein University, Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., 614-823-1792. Reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 4.

Sept. 2 & 15 -- Sip & Sketch, 6 p.m., Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. First Tuesday and third Monday of every month. $25 fee includes wine tasting, art supplies and instruction. Advance registration is required by contacting Meza at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

Sept. 4 - Jazz Concert premiere performance of Redbird, the Otterbein Jazz Faculty Septet, 8 p.m. Classic Hard Bop from Art Blakey, Horace Silver and new compositions from Redbird. Old Bag of Nails, 24 N. State St. Free and open to the public.

Sept. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 14 & 21 at 2 p.m. -- California Suite by Neil Simon, directed by Kerry Shanklin. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena 43021. For information and to purchase tickets, visit curtainplayers.org.

Sept. 6 - Bohemian Highway Folk Quartet, 7-10 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. Java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 8-30 -- Blendon Senior Center Art Exhibition. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. 614-901-6500.

Sept. 12 -- Uptown Friday Night: "Arts In Uptown," 6-8 p.m. Visit Westerville shops and discover the arts of winemaking, cooking, brewing beer, fashion, decorating, gardening, painting, jewelry making, sculpting, chocolate and laughter. All events take place in the stores.

Sept. 14 -- Otterbein University Music Faculty Showcase, 7 p.m. Musical potpourri featuring faculty performers from the various areas within the Department of Music. Free and open to the public. Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St.

Sept. 16 -- Westerville Poetry Group Discussion and Open Mic, 7-8:45 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., conference room, 614-882-7277 ext. 2164.

Sept. 19 -- Uptown Friday Night: "Unplugged Uptown," 6-8 p.m., Browse Uptown and enjoy the sights and sounds of musical performances on the sidewalks and inside stores.

Sept. 20 -- R U Bound, Bluegrass/Americana trio, 7-10 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. 614-839-0698.

Sept. 23 -- Westerville Art League meeting, guest presenter Kevin Buckland, artwork critiques, 6:30 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Sept. 24 & 28 -- Script review for The Match Girl's Gift, Curtain Players, 6:30 p.m., Hans Christian Andersen's heartwarming story of one little girl's triumph over despair. Auditions at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021, curtainplayers.org.

Sept. 25, 26, 27, 28, Oct. 2, 3, 4 -- Sweet Charity, Otterbein University, Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., 614-823-1109.

Sept. 26 -- Passport to the Arts: Hands-on music and art experiences for young people. Also, artwork, stained glass, jewelry, cards and prints by Westerville Art League artists. 6-8:30 p.m., during OhioHealth 4th Friday, on Arts Alley adjacent to Hanby Magnet School.

Sept. 26-Oct. 17 -- 2nd Annual Artists of Parkside Village Exhibit, Opening Reception 6-9 p.m.Sept. 26, David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main St. davidmyersart.com.

Sept. 27 -- Jim Volk, dynamic master guitarist, 7-10 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. Java-central.com or 614-839-0698.