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News Date: January 21, 2022

Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces February Events

COLUMBUS – The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) has announced its February calendar of events.
Feb. 18 - March 26; Main Gallery

Artists Helen Hoffelt and Char Norman have traveled extensively together, gathering inspiration and materials from the environment. This exhibition is the result of a trip to Ecuador, specifically, Selva Vida Sin Fronteras – Amazon Reserve for Peace. The artists’ intent is to bring awareness to the issues and impacts and human responses to the environment. The work comprises a combination of materials and techniques, relating to the expertise of each individual artist as well as joint explorations and discoveries.
Opening Night: Friday, Feb. 18
Instagram Live virtual walkthrough: TBA

Reconnecting to the Earth
Feb. 18 - March 26; Loft Gallery

Fiber artist Marty Kotter creates unique art quilts from hand painted silk and pieced cotton works of landscapes, their inhabitants and climate-related issues facing them. The silk gives a luminous vibrancy to each painting, and the quilting adds dimension and texture. Once we understand our living world, we can work toward reconnecting to the earth and living sustainably.
Opening Night: Friday, Feb. 18 
Instagram Live virtual walkthrough: TBA

Conversations & Coffee
Thursdays, noon-1 p.m.

This free program features a different artist every other week, sharing insights into their creative process.
• Feb. 3: Katie Davis and Nathan Gorgen – two of four total artists currently in the Main Gallery with Boundary Lines. Featuring Davis, Gorgen, Molly Jo Burke and Erin Furimsky, this exhibition is a dazzling display of installation, painting, ceramics and sculpture.
• Feb. 17: Current Main Gallery artists Char Norman and Helen Hoffelt will join us to discuss their exhibition Frayed.
Artist in Residence
Applications are now open!
Established in 2021, the Cultural Arts Center’s Artist in Residence is a chance for artists, designers, actors, musicians, playwrights, dancers, writers and more to explore their passions further in a three-month on-site residency. The residency provides a stipend, studio space (location/medium-depending), exhibition/performance opportunity at residency’s end and the time for an individual creative to explore their field further while taking advantage of all that the Cultural Arts Center has to offer. The residency takes place twice a year, once in the spring/summer, and once in the fall/winter. Visit our website to learn more and apply today! Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.  

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:
The health and safety of participants and staff is our top priority. We have implemented rigorous, department-wide procedures, which include:         
     •     Access to our facilities is limited to registered visitors and staff.
     •     Face coverings are required indoors at all times.
     •     Social distancing - staying six feet away from others - must be observed at all times, with an understanding of the challenges and limitations for social distancing with very young children and individuals with disabilities. 
     •     If you are feeling sick (cough, fever, nausea, runny nose, etc.), you must stay home.
     •     Only one person is permitted in the elevator at a time, with the exception of individuals requiring assistance and families/members of the same household.
Guests can register for a visit online at or by calling 614-645-7047.