A Festival of Dance

The all-state dance organization, OhioDance, is about to unleash the power and beauty of their artform on Columbus through their annual festival. The festival is sponsored in part by the OSU Dept. of Dance. The festival includes discussions, classes and of course performances over its three days. All events will take place at the OSU Dept. of Dance studios and Barnett Theatre.

The theme for this year’s meeting of dancers is “Pathways from Past to Present”. This theme will focus on the connections dancers, choreographers and other dance-related thinkers can make connections between tradition and cultural history and making them relevant again through modern dance forms.

While many famous names will appear at the conference, not many are as recognized as Karen Hubbard. Hubbard is an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of N. Carolina. Hubbard teaches vintage jazz dance and has taught and performed all over the globe—she went spent time studying African and Kenyan dance through a Fullbright Scholarship to the University of Nairobi.

The conference takes place from April 27-29, 2018

Check out the website for more details. http://ohiodance.org/festival/

“Eyewitness Views” an Exhibit Mixing Art and History at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The new exhibition “Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth Century Europe” is unique. It only includes paintings that are faithful representations of the original location the painting is modeled after and the painting a contemporary historical event. Throughout this period many royalty and other upper-class patrons commissioned these paintings as remembrances of the hallmarks in their personal and professional lives. Thus, these paintings capture the drama, rituals and rare occurrences of a long-gone time.

The finely detailed paintings include well known landmarks and monuments in places like Warsaw, Paris, Rome and Venice along with many other famous, old-world locations. The artists include the likes of Bellotto, Canaletto, Guari and Panini. They are painstakingly have captured what life was like during those times and the details of the occasions of their subjects.

Tours of Eyewitness Views are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. through May 6, 2018. Exhibition ticket required.

This exhibition is co-organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

73rd Annual Daffodil Show at Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, OH

Bryn Du Mansion will hold the 73rd Annual Daffodil Show and Sale the weekend of April 14 and 15 this year. The theme celebrates the Mansion and its history in the village of Granville. Hundreds of daffodils will be on display. You can learn how to plant and arrange daffodils, then, after touring the mansion, you can order your own bulbs.

The show is free. Hours are 12 to 6pm both days.

The Bryn Du Mansion with its 52-acre estate in Granville, Ohio, since 1905. Its history and the families that lived here add to uniqueness of the estate.

A commission established by the Village of Granville manages the property with a mind of historic preservation and providing programs for the community.

The mansion was originally built by Henry D. Wright, a local businessman, as an Italianate Villa-type structure in 1865. It was constructed of sandstone quarried from the property. When Jonas McCune became the owner within a year after construction, the estate was known as McCune’s Villa.

There have been other owners of the property. John Sutphin Jones purchased the property in 1905 after making his fortune in the railroad and coal businesses. Jones renovated the mansion into its current Georgian-Federal style design. He named the estate Bryn Du, meaning Black Hills in Welsh.

The Cleveland Botanical Garden Presents: Spring Blooms

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Spring Blooms runs from Sunday, April 1 through Sunday, May 13, a festival of the season with a huge number of open air exhibits, indoor and outside blossom boxes, tips for the home nursery worker, and connecting with youngsters through activities.

Many tulip, hyacinth, and narcissus globules give a cover of shading all through the Botanical Garden’s open air gardens. Bloom boxes and pruned plants line the Geis Terrace, where visitors can unwind on new yard seating. Splendid blooms and blossoming trees will enhance the Botanical Garden’s indoor regions, highlighting innovative flower plans by Scott Robertson, proprietor and inventive planner of Stems Fleur and co-originator of the Botanical Garden’s Orchid Mania appear.

Kids activities include seed-planting, fertilization amusement, and blossom scrounger chase, will happen inside in the Little Blooms kids’ zone, and outside in the Hershey Children’s Garden.

The Garden serves the Greater Cleveland area through different projects, for example, Green Corps, a urban-cultivating program for inner city youngsters to teach work ethic and fundamental skills while changing empty city parcels into gardens and green space.

Established in 1930 as the Garden Center of Cleveland, Cleveland Botanical Garden today is a NPO driven association that invites near 150,000 visitors every year and gives plant-science lessons to 12,500 schoolchildren every year.


The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents: William Morris

William Morris devoted his life to creating beautiful but utilitarian objects using the high quality materials under fair-labor conditions. His dynamic patterns have been reproduced without ceasing since his death in 1896, testifying to their ageless appeal. The CMOA showcase includes textiles coming from each decade of Morris’s career; they are joined in this exhibition by a loan from the Cranbrook Art Museum of an embroidery by William Morris’s daughter, May.

Also showcased are magnificent volumes from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s nearly complete collection of books printed by Kelmscott Press. Morris’s custom books were his final project; indeed, they exhibit the same delight in natural forms and craftsmanship visible in his works. The voices of May Morris, Kate Faulkner, Walter Crane, and Edward Burne-Jones also feature among the projects that Morris so passionately brought to fruition. The Morris & Co. wallpaper and carpeting included in the exhibition, Designing an Earthly Paradise, brings to life Morris’s designs.

The exhibit is open now until November 2018.