Couchfire Collective

News, Press, and Upcoming Events
February 11, 2010, 12:29 am
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The year 2010 has started off great for Couchfire – and our calendar is filling up quickly!

To check out our list of upcoming events, including FEAST, Touchy Feely, and A-HOLES, please visit our “events” page.

Some other exciting upcoming events are happening at Junctionview Studios in the next month as well-

February 13th
At Junctionview Studios
889 Williams Ave

I heART art.  Do you?
We assemble our friends to have this love themed show, highlighting the amourous to spiteful range of love themed artistic creations. Bring a date before dinner, or come and stay with your lonely self. We don’t mind either way.

Conversation hearts provided.

For more information, please contact

In other Couchfire Collective news, we were recently profiled in  GCAC’s “Front Row Center” newsletter, along with Wild Goose Creative and Columbus Music Co-Op, as an example of artists running a successful collective/co-op while fostering a strong sense of community. Couchfire member Jay Moffett talks about what our group does and what makes it unique and special. Click HERE to read the article, written by Jennifer Sadler.

And in individual member news:

Andrew Ina and Boryana Rusenova Ina Andrew and Boryana

After spending years abroad in Scotland at graduate school both Andrew and Boryana have come back for more as our newest old members!  Couchfire welcomes them back and looks forward to working again with them.  Since their return they have wasted no time, check out these events they are involved in!

This month Andrew will be premiering his short film, “Second Chance” at the Gateway Film Center on February 27th, at 8pm. It was filmed entirely in Glasgow, Scotland while Andrew was attending graduate schooll. It will be the opener to “Never Escape”, an action packed feature film created by Andrew’s close friend Jon Mancinetti. Come out that night, and support two talented local filmmakers. Tickets can be bought at the door for $7 or online at:

Andrew and Boryana will be part of a group exhibition at Art Access Gallery in Bexley, Ohio. The show will include a variety of artists and will feature entirely new work from the artists. The opening recpetion is February 26 from 5-8 pm.

Adam Brouillette Adam Brouillette

If your into music check out check out Ride to Ruin at the Summit on February 21st at 9pm.  Ride to Ruin is a band newly formed that Adam is part of.

Heroes and Legends
OSU Arts Initiative
1568 N. High st
Now-Through March 14th.

Check out Adam’s newest large scale works!

Additionally, Adam has been a key player in the recent plans to develop the old Wonder Bread factory in to Wonderland – a space of artist studios, retail, offices & coworking, and performance spaces. Read an article about Wonderland from the Columbus ALIVE here or visit for more info.

Sam CorlettSam Corlett

Come out and see Sam in Karate Coyote!
Skully’s Feb. 20th
It is their last local show before the release of their first full-length album, Inner Animals, on March 26th. The album was recorded by their friends at Central City Recording and will have 12 tracks.

Maza Blaska is playing @ Carabar Feb. 25th. for free- with Black Love and The Woozies. 10 pm.


Columbus Love
January 8, 2010, 2:29 am
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The Couchfire Collective has been working long and hard over the past few years to promote the arts in Columbus and to encourage people’s involvement and participation in the local arts scene. We are always thankful when others take note of our goals and accomplishments (and our exciting events, too!). As we rounded the corner in to 2010, Couchfire received two spectacular shout-outs:

The Columbus Alive – Decade in Review: 10 Years in the Arts
With Chihuly at #9 and Warhol in the #3 spot, where could Couchfire land? In the #2 slot, that’s where!

The Couchfire Collective hangs out on the yellow steps outside Junctionview Studios.

In a poll of their readers/users, The Couchfire Collective was voted the best arts organization of ’09 on

So thank you to anyone and everyone who has attended our events and supported not only Couchfire, but local artists, musicians, performers, and creative individuals. We could not do what we do without the support of the Columbus community. We feel lucky to be part of this great city and its vibrant local arts scene.

Amy N.