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Carnegie Gallery features art unbound exhibit

FOL Art Unbound Invite Front

Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library challenged 18 talented local artists to take books no longer in the library’s collection (and bound for recycling) and breathe new life into them. The result? A fascinating art exhibit the explores recycling, subtraction and the importance of the written word in contemporary society. Join us for this exhibit in the Carnegie Gallery Oct. 22 – Nov. 21.

Carnegie Gallery hosts debut show of complete “Seis Latinas” collective


September 25 – October 18, 2013
Carnegie Gallery @ The Main Library

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 26, 6-8pm

Seis Latinas Postcard Front

Seis Latinas are six working artists, working in various mediums, who live in central Ohio yet show their work both locally and outside of Ohio. CML and the Friends of the Library are pleased to have the Carnegie Gallery be the first venue in which all of its members present together. The group’s name refers to the six women who comprise the collective.

Although the show begins in earnest on the 25th, please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6-8pm at The Carnegie Gallery.

Carnegie Gallery

2nd floor of the Main Library

96 S. Grant Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Urban Scrawl Road Show kicks off with June 6 reception at Carnegie Gallery

urban scrawl

The Franklinton Arts District and Columbus Metropolitan Library are pleased to present “Urban Scrawl Road Show” an exhibition at the Main Library in the Carnegie Gallery.

Please join us on June 6 from 6-8 p.m. for the reception sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

The exhibit will be run until July 27 and is free and open to the public.

Urban Scrawl is the premiere event of the new East Franklinton revitalization initiative. Each August since 2006, the Franklinton Arts District (FAD) non-profit has invited that local creative community down to “The Bottoms” for a full day of live art and music. The work, created by all volunteer artists, is donated to FAD and is in turn hung throughout Franklinton as public art or sold at auction with the proceeds funding future community arts initiatives. Urban Scrawl is a true community-building event helping drive interest in Franklinton as the next great downtown neighborhood.

New Carnegie Gallery exhibit focuses on transitions, process of change by Mother Artists at Work

MAW Exhibit

Birth. Death. Coming in from recess for math class. A new job. Divorce. Dressing for Ohio weather. Not one of us is a stranger to the process of shifting from one condition to another.

CML and the Friends of the Library are pleased to present Transitions, an exhibit by Mother Artists at Work (MAW). In this show members explore a variety of states of and journeys through change. A diverse range of works are featured, including pieces in 2D & 3D mixed media, painting, enameling, fiber, photography and the written word.

Exhibition dates:  April 4 – May 24

Opening Reception:  April 11, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (open to the public)

Carnegie Gallery — 2nd floor of Main Library


MAW is a non-profit association of mothers working in the arts.

“We Like Aminah” gallery reception rescheduled for March 27

Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, March 27 as we celebrate a vibrant display of children’s art inspired by Columbus artist Aminah Robinson. The art is the handiwork of children who are 5 to 11 years old and participating in Art in the House — an out-of-school arts program of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education. This reception will be catered with these young artists in mind.

On display now through March 29.

Wednesday, March 27
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Main Library
Carnegie Gallery, 2nd Floor
96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

“We Like Aminah” exhibit debuts March 5


Art in the House is an out-of-school time arts program of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education specifically for children 5-11 years old. The children’s art in this show is inspired by the vibrant works of Columbus artist, Aminah Robinson.

March 6, 4:30-6pm, Carnegie Gallery (2nd Floor, Main Library)

March 5 – 29

Curated by Stephanie Rond.

ON DISPLAY: Working from the Ideas of Children

1576_Schoenbaum Family Center Postcard 1-up

Now through January 29, the Carnegie Gallery is host to this unique exhibit that focuses on art as a tool for learning among the children enrolled in The Schoenbaum Family Center’s A. Sophie Rogers Laboratory School.

The Carnegie Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library, located at 96 S. Grant Avenue in downtown Columbus.

Cast your vote at Carnegie Gallery’s latest exhibit

Now through December 29, visitors to the Carnegie Gallery can experience original works created by Ohio artist who are part of the Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry 77th Annual Juried Show. This juried show presents impressive works in various mediums and solicits visitors to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award through December 1.

The Carnegie Gallery is located on the second floor of the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus.

Art Information: work of ROY G BIV member artists now on display through Aug. 24

ArtInformationa Friends-supported Carnegie Gallery exhibit that opens to the public today — explores contemporary artists’ use of research to inspire creativity. These works, featuring various media strategies artists employ in creating their visionary work, are a representation of member artists affiliated with ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists.  

ROY G BIV is an independent, nonprofit art space located in the Short North. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV has presented the work of hundreds of artists wtih an emphasis on Ohio artists.

Exhibition dates:  July 12 – August 24, 2012

Location: Carnegie Gallery (2nd floor of Main Library) 

Carnegie Gallery is open during the Main Library’s standard hours.


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