Teachers in Westerville-area schools are invited to apply for grant funding that will assist them in providing unique learning opportunities in the arts.
For the fifth year, the Arts Council of Westerville will award grants to educators who submit plans that incorporate arts enrichment. Learning will be shared in two ways: school performances or displays and a community exhibition or performance during Westerville Arts Month in April 2020.
To apply, visit the Arts Council website, artscouncil ofwesterville.com, and look under Partnerships. Deadline to apply is Dec. 17.
Your Mark on Community Art
Come and view the public community art activities hosted by the Arts Council of Westerville while they are on display Nov. 4-29 at the Westerville Public Library.
Children who visited Arts Alley during the Mount Carmel 4th Fridays and created brightly colored water bottle spirals or used the spin painter to design a ceramic tile will see their creativity on display. The giant Friendship Heart, with tags showing messages of love and caring from adults and children, also will be exhibited.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November -- Sticker Artists Against Hate, sticker mural art created originally in Berlin and Paris with images from international street/sticker artists, front lobby of Java Central, 20 S. State St.; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
November -- Works by members of Westerville Art League, Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
November -- Artwork by John Cameron, Cardinal Pizza, 10 E. Main St.
November -- Mixed Media by Artists from Blendon and Gillie Senior Centers, Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road. Meet the Artists Reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Innis House. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 614-895-6216.
Nov. 4-29 -- Exhibit of Community Art, sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
November and December -- Best of 2019 Art Show, works by artists Rob Mandell, Said Oladejo Lawal, Cheryl Lyons, Dick Wood, Justin Dancing Hawk, Kathy Smithson, Barbara Doll and Jim Brundage for viewing and holiday purchase, at Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St.; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Through Dec. 24 -- Annual Studio Artists Exhibit and Sale, with David Myers and studio artists presenting original art, photographs, lithographs and notecards, David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main St. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays with extended holiday hours; davidmyersart.com
Through Dec. 6 -- Exhibit by Patti Warashina: Conversations in Clay, Miller Gallery, Otterbein University, Art and Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Road. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 614-823-1792.
Through Dec. 6 -- Exhibit by Akio Takamori: The Passenger, Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, Otterbein University, 7 S. Grove St. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 614-823-1792.
Through Dec. 6 -- Exhibit by Jun Kaneko: Dot in Space, Otterbein University, Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 614-818-9716
Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle 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.
Nov. 1 -- Meet the Artist: Photographer John Holliger, Sunbear Studio and Gallery, 22 W. Main. Sessions: noon to 1 p.m., bring a sandwich; 6 to 7 p.m., pastries provided. Artist will share stories, Q & A and exploration. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; sunbearstudio.com.
Nov. 1 -- 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.
Nov. 1 -- Deadline to register for Oil Painting Seminars with Cheri Rol at Heart of Ohio Tole. Classes are Nov. 14 and 15. View projects at heartofohiotole.org. For information and to register, email email@example.com.
Nov. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. -- "Hansel and Gretel," Riley Auditorium in the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. Otterbein Opera Theatre and Department of Music presentation features singers Riley Seielstad and Samantha McGonigal as lead characters. Gingerbread children will be performed by students from McVay Elementary School. Directed by Karen Eckenroth with piano accompaniment by Dianne Frazer. Tickets at the door; otterbein.edu/music.
Nov. 1 and 2 -- Otterbein Theatre presents the final weekend of "Radium Girls," Campus Center Theatre, 100 Home St. Inspired by a true story, "Radium Girls" traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a painter of luminous watch faces, as she fights for her day in court. For information contact otterbein.edu/theatre-performances or 614-823-1109
Nov. 1-3 -- Curtain Players presents the final weekend of "Sleepy Hollow: The Lost Chapter" by Jeremy Sony, Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. In this reimagining of Washington Irving's classic tale, Abigail Seymour and her students set out to stop the Headless Horseman. For all ages; curtainplayers.org.
Nov. 2 -- Caroline and Dad, 7 to 10 p.m., Caroline and Frank Hennebert perform oldies with harmonies, Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 4 -- Fall Concert: Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio, 7:30 p.m. Fritsche Theatre, 30 S. Grove St. Music related to dance from the Baroque Era to today's formal dances will include works by Telemann, Bizet and Dvorak, and "Saturday Night Waltz" by Aaron Copland. Musicians range in age from eighth through 12th grade. Free and open to the public.
Nov. 5 -- Sip & Sketch, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Good Vibes Winery, 2 S. State St. Casual art session with no art experience necessary, "Autumn Landscape," acrylic on canvas. Fee includes personal instruction, art supplies and two glasses of wine. Register at artscouncilofwesterville.com. Walk-ins welcome.
Nov. 5 -- WACkY Art Workshop, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Art opportunities that expand creativity and self expression for children ages 7 to 11 offered through the Arts Council of Westerville on the first Tuesday of each month. Request more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at artscouncilofwesterville.com.
Nov. 6 -- Ohio Capital Conference Academic League Honor Choir, 7 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. The choir consists of 240 singers selected by choir directors from 30 OCC high schools. Works are by George Frederick Handel, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Andrea Ramsey, Rollo Dilworth and Stephen Hatfield. Free and open to the public.
Nov. 8 -- Budding Artists, 2 to 3 p.m., for ages 4 to 6, at 126 S. State St. Participants can explore various styles, mediums, and techniques while focusing on art as process. This month's theme: fibers. Register at westervillelibrary.org or call 614-882-7277.
Nov. 8 -- Cabaret Concert, 8 p.m., Riley Auditorium at Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. Otterbein Concert Choir members perform solos and duets from various popular and musical theater styles. Free and open to the public. Donations toward the tour fund are appreciated.
Nov. 9 -- Sit & Knit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, rug hook, spin, embroider and Zentangle with others.
Nov. 9 -- Jim Volk, 7 to 9:30 p.m., guitarist performs standards and improvisational medleys, Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 10 -- Curtain Players Production Kickoff Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Meet the director and learn about the production leading up to auditions for "Falsettos." See curtainplayers.org for more information.
Nov. 10 -- Otterbein String Orchestra with Wind Ensemble Members, 7 p.m., Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. Features include American composers Aaron Copland and Howard Hanson and "The Carmen Suite" arranged by Rodion Shchedrin, for strings and five percussionists. Free and open to the public.
Nov. 10 -- Otterbein Theatre presents The Launch: A Senior Cabaret, 8 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Senior acting and musical theater majors perform a 90-minute program of songs, dance, scenes and monologues. Free and open to the public.
Nov. 13 -- Art Lab, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Children ages 6 to 8 will explore a variety of art styles and artists. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.
Nov. 13 -- JC Songwriters' Circle hosted by Dick Plunk, 7 to 9 p.m., share an original song or meet this music community, every second Wednesday, Java Central, 20 S. State St, free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 13 -- Crossing the World with Words: Translating Chilean Poetry, 7 to 8 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Ohio poet Terry Hermsen co-translated the recent masterpiece by Christian Formoso "El Cementerio Mas Hermoso de Chile" (The Most Beautiful Cemetery in Chile). Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.
Nov. 14 -- Survivor of a Suicide: Author Sandi Latimer, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 126 S. State St. Widower-turned-author details the life-changing event of her husband's suicide and introduces her new memoir "The Bills Keep Coming, the Grass Keeps Growing: Survivor of a Suicide Gets On with Life." Book sale and signing will follow. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.
Nov. 14 -- Otterbein Jazz: Neel Combo and Berg Combo, 8 p.m., Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. Tunes by George Gershwin, Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington, Pat Metheny, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Free and open to the public; otterbein.edu/music.
Nov. 15 -- Otterbein Early Music Concert: Slava!, 8 p.m., Riley Auditorium at Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. Eastern European music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods performed using recorders, sackbuts, violin and organ and more. Free and open to the public.
Nov. 16 -- Brady Fulton and Band, 7 to 10 p.m., program with vocals, uke and percussion, Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 17 -- Curtain Players auditions: "Falsettos," 6:30 p.m. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. See curtainplayers.org for information about the roles being cast and what to expect at the auditions.
Nov. 17 -- The Prohibitionists and the King of the Bootleggers: Reader's Theater, 2 p.m., Church of The Messiah, McVay Room, 51 N. State St. Westerville commemorates the 100th anniversary of Prohibition with music, images and the voices of those who fought over alcohol selling. Presented by Westerville Historical Society and Westerville Public Library.
Nov. 18 -- Creative Writing for Seniors, 1:30 to 3 p.m., for members of the Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St. Presented by Westerville Public Library staff.
Nov. 18 -- Arts Council of Westerville meeting, 5:30 p.m., Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L. Everyone welcome; artscouncilofwesterville.com.
Nov. 19 -- Poetry Discussion and Open Mic, 7 to 9 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. 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.
Nov. 20 -- Sip & Sketch, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Good Vibes Winery, 2 S. State St. Casual art session with no art experience necessary, "Northern Lights," acrylic on canvas. Fee includes personal instruction, art supplies and two glasses of wine. Register at artscouncilofwesterville.com. Walk-ins welcome.
Nov. 23 -- String Theory, 7 to 10 p.m., acoustic rock band plays classic '50s-'80s rock, Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Nov. 26 -- Westerville Art League meeting, 6:30 to 9 p.m., presenter Cody Wood, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Nov. 30 -- Steve Stanley, 7 to 10 p.m., singer/guitarist/ songwriter with Neil Young sound, Java Central, 20 S. State St., free; java-central.com or 614-839-0698.
Beginning Nov. 30 -- Uptown Scrooge, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Interactive walking tour performance of "A Christmas Carol" for ages 6 and up takes audience members on Scrooge's journey through the streets and shops of Uptown Westerville. Purchase tickets at GoodMedicineProductions.org.