Teachers are invited to apply for grant funding that will assist them in providing unique learning opportunities in the arts.
For the third year, the Arts Council of Westerville will award two grants to educators who submit plans to incorporate arts enrichment learning experiences.
Teachers are encouraged to submit their ideas for a project or program that integrate the arts into other areas of learning or impact the learning of the students in non-traditional methods. Learning will be shared in two ways: school/district performances or displays and a community exhibition/performance/sharing session during the Westerville Arts Month in April 2018.
To apply, visit the Arts Council website, artscouncilofwesterville.com, and look under Partnerships. Deadline is Dec. 15.
Linda Wilkins is a member of the Arts Council of Westerville.
November calendar of exhibits and 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 email@example.com.
Nov. 1-30 -- Watercolors by John Cameron, on exhibit at Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
Through Dec. 24 -- Annual Studio Artists Exhibit and Sale. Artwork by Tina Watman, Missy Fast, Mira Rathman, Marty Tucker, Brian Morrissey, Heidi Gum, Katherine Benalcazar, Jan Poland, Allen Diego, Jeff Capers, Alexis Sabatino and young Studio Artists ages 6-17. Originals and prints for purchase. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment; davidmyersart.com.
November and December -- Best of 2017: Artists Exhibit. Professional, original art on display and for sale with prices for unique holiday gifting. Westerville Art League artists, including John Cameron and Rob Mandel, Cheryl Lyons, Darlene Erickson and Said Oladejo Lawal. Java Central, 20 S. State St., java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Through Nov. 30 -- Innis House Exhibit: Fiber Artwork of Kathy Gordon. Meet the Artist reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road, 614-895-6216.
Through Nov. 21 -- "The Journey of Hope: Stories from Sudan to Columbus," painting on both canvas and rocks. Bol Aweng describes his journey from the Darfur region of Sudan to Ohio. Miller Gallery exterior, 33 Collegeview Road; otterbein.edu.
Through Dec. 1 -- "Home: Contemporary African Artists Consider Place & Identity in Our Connected World," works of five artists. Guest curator Carol Boram-Hays. Miller Gallery, 33 Collegeview Road; otterbein.edu.
Through Dec. 2 -- "South Africa at Liberty: Photography and Films by Yasser Booley," works begun on the eve of abolition of apartheid and spanning two decades. Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St.; otterbein.edu.
Through Dec. 3 -- "Extra Ordinary Lives: Portraits from a Divided Land," photos of the remote South African village Paulshoek presented by Sophia Klaase. Fisher Gallery, 27 S. Grove St.; otterbein.edu.
Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam, 8 to 9:30 p.m., hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Every Friday -- Acoustic Open Mic, 7 to 10 p.m., featuring 12 or more diverse, talented performers every week. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Oct. 27, 28, Nov. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. -- Curtain Players production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee. Award-winning play set during an evening of mind games, attempted seductions and shattering revelations. For mature audiences. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. For tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or curtainplayers.org.
Nov. 3 -- Otterbein University Faculty Recital: Jennifer Bell, harpsichord, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.
Nov. 3 -- Color Me Calm for Seniors, 1 to 2 p.m. Relax while listening to calming music and coloring. Materials provided. Presented by Westerville Public Library staff for members of Westerville Senior Center. Class location: 310 W. Main St.
Nov. 3 -- Budding Artists, 2 to 3 p.m. Ages 4-6 will focus on art as process rather than finished product and explore a different medium each month. November: chalk. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.; 614-882-7277, ext. 5, or westervillelibrary.org.
Nov. 4 -- R. J. Cowdery, 7 to 10 p.m. National performer in top festivals and halls countrywide and NPR's Mountain Stage. Songs with warmth, wry humor and honest emotions. Joined by Nashville country favorite Luke Mossburg. Java Central, 20 S. State St. free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 4 and 5 -- Metro Parks' Nature Print Contest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. View the entries in this year's photo contest and cast a vote for the People's Choice Award. Innis House, Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road; 614-895-6216.
Nov. 5 -- Westerville Concert Band Fall Concert, "Music Brings Us Together," 4 p.m. Sousa marches, "Emperata Overture" and Percy Grainger's "Country Gardens." Free. Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave.
Nov. 7 and 29 -- Sip & Sketch, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Casual art session with instruction in personalized works of art. Nov. 7, "Sunflowers," experiment with oil pastels and colored papers with Marian Lerner. Nov. 29, "Winter Wonderland: Evergreen," using acrylics, learn to blend colors and add "snow" with Jan Fedorenko. Fee includes supplies and two glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. Advance registration at email@example.com. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.
Nov. 8 -- JC Songwriters' Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. Every second Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 9 -- Westerville Public Library, Meet the Author Series: Jeannette Walls, 7 p.m. Walls will discuss her memoir "The Glass Castle." Location: Westerville Central High School. Tickets at westervillelibrary.org
Nov. 9 -- Shared Concert: Westerville Concert Band and Westerville South High School Band, 7 p.m. Free. Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave.
Nov. 9 -- Script Review: Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer, 6:30 p.m. Warm and charming comedy about a flamboyant tour guide. Performances Feb. 9-10, 16-18 and 23-25. Auditions: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Information at http://curtainplayers.org/auditions/ Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena.
Nov. 11 -- MEEK Quartet, 7 to 10 p.m. Four-part vocal harmony group presents folk, country, Americana, gospel and cowboy/western. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 12 -- Guest Artists at Otterbein: Women in Music Columbus, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.
Nov. 13 -- Writers' Circle, 7 to 9 p.m. A group of diverse writers are led each month by a rotating group of moderators. Every second Monday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 14, 21, 28 and Dec. 5 -- Readers Theater Troupe, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. In this program, ages 8-12 will read aloud from funny scripts, hone their acting skills, play theater games, then put on a performance. Registration required at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Nov. 15 -- Love to Color: Adult Coloring Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Use intricately detailed coloring books to de-stress. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.; 614-882-7277, ext. 4, or westervillelibrary.org.
Nov. 16-19 -- Dance 2017 Move Me. A gathering of souls connected through human emotions and experiences. Artistic direction by Stella Hiatt Kane. Choreography by Otterbein Theatre and Dance faculty. Times and tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 1 S. Grove St.
Nov. 16 -- The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling, 7 to 9 p.m. Five professional "tellers" from the Storytellers of Central Ohio. Hosted by Carol Milligan and Father Joseph Kovitch. Third Thursday of the month. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 17 -- Otterbein Piano and String Chamber Ensembles, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.
Nov. 18 -- Otterbein Alumnus Recital: Andrew Kovaleski, saxophone, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.
Nov. 18 -- Christopher Gatsby, 7 to 10 p.m. Singer/songwriter presents original songs -- fun, poignant, romantic, topical -- and Irish. Performing with Jake D'Anieri, tops in jazz/blues improv on piano, guitar and vocals. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 19 -- Otterbein Artists in Residence: QUBE String Quartet, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.
Nov. 20 -- Creative Writing for Seniors, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Develop writing skills through life experiences. Presented by Westerville Public Library staff. For members of Westerville Senior Center. Class location: 310 W. Main St.
Nov. 21 -- Arts Council of Westerville meeting, 5:30 p.m. Get involved in the arts in Westerville. Everyone welcome. Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd. Suite L.
Nov. 21 -- Poetry Discussion and Open Mic, 7 to 9 p.m. Share work with the Westerville Poetry Group and discover ways others are writing and publishing poetry. Optional open mic. Everyone welcome; westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Beginning Nov. 25 -- "Uptown Scrooge." Saturday and Sunday afternoons through Dec. 17. Interactive walking tour performance of "A Christmas Carol" takes audience members on Scrooge's journey, with laughter, drama and surprises. For ages 6 and up. Presented by Good Medicine Productions and Westerville Uptown Merchants Association. Purchase tickets beginning Nov. 1 at GoodMedicineProductions.org or by calling 614-776-4082.
Nov. 25 -- Rick Barr, 7 to 10 p.m. Performer and prolific songwriter with deep vocals and styling of Johnny Cash performs a mix of country, classic, rock, blues and folk. His dad Rick Barr Sr. will join him. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 26 -- Music in the Library Atrium: Harpist Trista Hill, 2 to 3 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of the season during a library visit. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.; 614-882-7277.
Nov. 28 -- Westerville Art League meeting, 6:30 p.m. Lavonne Suwalski, watercolor artist well-known on the East coast and recently moved to central Ohio, will speak and demonstrate. Everyone welcome. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.; westervilleartleague.com.