On Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, the Field of Heroes, in its 11th year, will include theatrical and musical presentations, in addition to the stunning display of 3,000 American flags and memorial activities honoring veterans and personal heroes.
The theatrical presentation "I'll Be Seeing You," will be performed at 6 p.m. May 25. The audience will experience the music, images and words of those who lived through World War II, including Westerville residents.
This reader's-theater event is presented by Westerville Historical Society members and Westerville Public Library staff.
Then, at 7:30 p.m., the Westerville Concert Band will perform patriotic songs, including "In the Presence of Heroes" by James Swearingen.
An echo taps performance will follow the concert.
The Field of Heroes display and events will be located at the Westerville Sports Complex and fields, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., across from the Westerville Community Center.
For a full schedule of events, visit www.fieldofheroes.org.
Spring Art Show
The Westerville Art League will exhibit the 61st annual judged Spring Art Show throughout May, at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
The public is invited to a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4, to view the artwork, meet the artists and enjoy acoustic music by fingerstyle guitarist and Westerville South student Katie Graves. Light refreshments will be served.
Many art pieces will be available for purchase.
Linda Wilkins is a member of the Arts Council of Westerville.
May 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through May 10 -- Otterbein Artists-in-Residence Exhibition: Alumnae Susanna Harris and Anna Kamphaus '18, Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery, Otterbein University, 33 Collegeview Road. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Through May 17 -- "Joy of Spring," fifth annual exhibit featuring the works of studio artists and Parkside Village artists, David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Throughout May -- Westerville Art League Spring Art Show. Reception: 2 to 4 p.m. May 4 at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
May and June -- Watercolors by John Cameron, former president of Westerville Art League and Arts Council of Westerville, Cameron specializes in still-life and landscape paintings. A public reception date will be announced. Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
May -- Sticker Artists Against Hate, Java Gallery. Sticker mural art created originally in Berlin and Paris with images from international street/sticker artists. Java Central, 20 S. State St.: java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
May 1-30 -- Ohio Pastel Artists League. Meet the Artists: 2 to 4 p.m. May 19. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Innis House. Inniswood Metro Park.
Through August -- A Century of Wedding Gowns Exhibit, rotating display from the Historic Costume Collection features several wedding gowns from early 20th century and outfits from the Depression-era years to the 1980s, including suits, dresses and hats. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Otterbein University, Fisher Gallery, second floor, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.
Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by finger-style guru John Morgan, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Open to all levels. 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 performers every week. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
May 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, 310 W. Main St.
May 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. May 5 at 3 p.m. -- "Hello Dolly!" presented by Westerville Central Warhawk Theatre Department. Tickets at wchstheatre.net. Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave.
May 3-5, 10 and 11, 17-19 -- "Epic Proportions" presented by Curtain Players. Comedy set in the 1930s features two brothers who set out to be extras in a Hollywood Biblical epic and wind up in love with the same woman. Some moderately strong language, but suitable for all ages. Tickets are available at curtainplayers.org or by calling 614-360-1000. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena.
May 4 -- Brady Fulton and Friends, 7 to 10 p.m. Singer and ukulele player Fulton sings oldies, current music and Irish tunes accompanied by Brady Bunch/Band. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
May 5 -- Westerville Symphony presents Masterworks 3: Cinco de Mayo, 5 p.m. Celebrate the vibrant musical culture south of the border. Ticket information at westervillesymphony .org; Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove.
May 6 -- Mystery Bag Challenge, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Children ages 8 to 11 will create a masterpiece using the items found in a paper bag. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
May 7 -- Sip & Sketch, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Create cherry blossoms using watercolor. 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.
May 8 -- Art Lab, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Children ages 6 to 8 will explore art techniques and learn about the artists. Register at westervillelibrary .org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
May 8 -- JC Songwriters' Circle hosted by Dick Plunk, 7 to 9 p.m. Share an original song or come to learn and meet this music community. Every second Wednesday at Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
May 8 -- Meet the Author: Bob Shea, 7 to 8 p.m. Author and illustrator of 20 picture books including "Dinosaur vs. Bedtime" presents interactive art experience full of laughs for all ages. Shea's characters and animations have appeared on Nick Jr., Playhouse Disney and PBS Kids. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
May 10 -- Budding Artists, 2 to 3 p.m. Children ages 4 to 6 will explore various artistic styles, mediums and techniques while focusing on art as process and not finished product. This month: oil pastels. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
May 11 -- BluesSwing!, 7 to 10 p.m. Rhythmic presentation of blues and popular song roots of American music, from W.C. Handy and Thomas "Fats" Waller to B.B. King and Nat "King" Cole. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
May 12 -- Lil' Red and the Rooster, 3 to 5 p.m. Award-winning duo performs '40s and '50s and original blues and jazz. Vocalist Westerville native Jennifer Milligan and Pascal Fouquet, one of France's best blues guitarists. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
May 16-18 -- Graphite Pencil Seminars with Kathi Hanson, Heart of Ohio Tole. For information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register by May 6.
May 18 -- Heart of Ohio Tole bi-monthly meeting, 10 a.m. Planning for convention. 184 Heatherdown Drive. Information at heartofohiotole .org.
May 18 -- Starlit Ways, 7 to 10 p.m. Formerly Rose and Chris, the musical duo presents a diverse program of jazz, pop and Broadway. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
May 20 -- Arts Council of Westerville meeting, 5:30 p.m. Get involved in the arts in Westerville. Public invited; artscouncilofwesterville.com. Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L.
May 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, 310 W. Main St.
May 20 -- The Story Circle, 7 to 9 p.m. Professional and amateur storytellers will engage and entertain with tales of life, history and culture. Walk-ons encouraged. Third Mondays at Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
May 21 -- Poetry Discussion and Open Mic, 7 to 9 p.m. Share your work with the Westerville Poetry Group and discover ways others are writing and publishing poetry. Optional open mic, public invited. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
May 22 -- Sip & Sketch, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Out-of-the-Box Art, use mixed media to create unique pieces of art. 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.
May 24 -- Mount Carmel St. Ann's Westerville 4th Friday: Back to Nature, 6 to 9 p.m. Arts Council of Westerville stage at City Hall will feature acoustic rock by String Theory. Arts Alley, presented by the Arts Council, hosts hands-on art for children and original art on exhibit. Union Savings Bank parking lot and lawn at Hanby Elementary School.
May 24 -- The Art of Intuition IV Opening Reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit featuring the abstract art of David Myers and the Studio Artists. David Myers Art Studio & Gallery. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. weekdays, 7 W. Main, first floor; davidmyersart.com.
May 25 -- Caroline and Dad, 7 to 10 p.m. Caroline and Frank Hennebert use awesome harmonies in a diverse oldies show. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698
May 25 -- Field of Heroes, "I'll Be Seeing You" reader's theater, 6 p.m. Westerville Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. An echo taps performance will follow the concert. Westerville Sports Complex and fields, 325 N. Cleveland Ave.
May 28 -- Westerville Art League meeting, 6:30 p.m., public invited. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.