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Por Vida III
October 29, 2010, 5:37 pm
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Trick or treat!  Tonight and tomorrow we will be celebrating Por Vida II at Junctionview Studios.  Tonight is fun for the whole family!  Admission is $3 and the fun starts at 7pm.  There will be a coloring contest with crafts and sugar skulls for the kids to decorate.  Food provided by Pattycake bakery and Ryan Moya will be spinning some tunes.

Saturday will be 21+ with admission at $5 and the party starts at 10pm.  Moon High will be playing at 11pm, Dj Captain Lonesome will be spinning old and rare tracks all night.  There will be a live dance performance, tarot card reading and Brian Reaume has raised the bar for this year’s “Sanctuary Room.”  There will be food on hand from Pattycake Bakery and El Pirata Borracho and ThoughtCo will be printing shirts.  Some come on out, pay respect to loved ones gone, see some great art and shake ‘dem bones.

Oh and Day of the Dead costumes are encouraged but not required!

For more info: www.dodevent.blogspot.com



What’s been going on
October 13, 2010, 2:58 am
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Oh man, so a lot has happened since we posted last.  And there is a lot of really cool stuff coming up that we’d like to tell you about!  But first, we’d like to say thanks to everyone that planned, participated, volunteered, and help make Independent’s Day a success this year.  We had a blast hanging out in our pop-up gallery and hopefully you had a good time too!  Onto the new!

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Megan Green (Stinkybomb Soaps) and her husband Rob.  Mason Wolfe Green was born on 10/8/10.  Mom and kid are doing well.  We can’t wait until he’s tall enough to help us hang Agora!

Megan would also like you all to know about the 6th annual Craftin’ Outlaws.  Taking place from 10-6 this Saturday at the Gateway Film Center.

This Thursday (Oct. 14th) during the day, we’d like to bring this event to your attention:  Creativity in your Life- presented by the Columbus Museum of Art and Artie Isaac.  Spend this day focusing on the importance of creativity and innovation in your life.  The man above is author Michael Chabon and he will be the keynote speaker for the event.  Other speakers include Artie Isaac, Liz Lessner, and Pete Scantland.  You can find out more about this day of creativity here.

Thursday night, come on over to Junctionview Studios for the second installment of Bad Movie Nite!  A whole night of B-Movies, Shorts, Mashups, Music Videos, Local Commercials, YouTube Opuses and Surprise Guests!  It’s only $3 per person, so come on out and have some Thursday night fun.

This Sunday, we’ll be hosting the Food Cart Food Court in the Wonderland parking lot!  Come on out from 4-7 and peruse all your favorite local food carts.  Some of the vendors will include Foodie Cart, Leslie’s Crepe Cart, Skillet Rustic, Three Babes & A Baker, Dave’s Caribbean, Ray Ray’s, Rad Dog, Fusion Cafe, Red Snapper, Da Levee Express and Yankee Cajun.  Come hungry!

Speaking of Wonderland-as members and patrons of the creative community, we encourage you to vote for Wonderland in the Pepsi Refresh Everything competition (just follow the link and enter your e-mail to vote every day).  If selected, the money won will help with demolition and build-out costs.  Vote early and often!

One of our members, Boryana Rusenova is currently showing her work at the Columbus Airport through the end of the month with Christine D’epiro.  The next time you’re headed in or out of the city, be sure to take a look at the walls.

Andrew Ina recently participated in the 48 hour film fest and his film was part of the festival’s “Best Of” night.  Not only did he create a film worth watching, but he brought home some hardware!  His film was awarded Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best use of Character, and was the first runner-up for Best Film!

Alright, so what about our next event?  Well here’s the skinny!  Viewfinder will take place the weekend of Nov. 20-21 at Junctionview Studios.  This will be a weekend of vendors selling their handmade wares and the artists of Junctionview opening their studio doors and inviting you to take a look at what they’ve been up to.  In the space that’s left, we’re inviting artists to fill a 4′ x 8′ space with their art.  Artists can register here, there is more info about the whole event here, and you can RSVP on facebook.

Last but most certainly not least, Adam Brouilette has been up to quite a bit lately.  He was recently named the Executive Director of Wonderland.  He has been on the Channel 4 news, WOSU and in the Alive and City Scene for his recent creative endeavors.  Notably, he was named “Emerging Arts Leader” by the GCAC.  This was a part of the 2010 Community Arts Partnership Awards.  The recipients will be honored this Thursday at a luncheon (open to the public!) from noon-1:30 at COSI.  For the full release, head here.

Whew!  That was a lot to get through, but we’re glad you stuck it out to the end.  Hopefully we’ll see you soon at one of these awesome events.  Until then, remember to vote for Wonderland every day and to always drink your Ovaltine!

-Bryan