Jan
26
6:00 pm18:00

Art Opening - Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

From the Artist:

When I began my work with the Dowd Center's young artists, I was amused and enlightened by the "happenstances" and experiences that they were genuinely grateful for in their daily lives. The Dowd Center is a drop-in center for children and young teens experiencii homelessness or transitional living circumstances. Like the sparkle and effervescence we enji in the release of a child's bubbles, I witnessed their optimism and grace as they shared their stories in the art assemblages we created with bright, layered colors.

Each young artist enthusiastically made more confident brushstrokes as the process grew from week to week. Small house shapes became landscapes of their neighborhoods ...or cityscapes reflecting bright lights in the night skies. A place where they could grow up anc feel safe -- a place called Home. These young artists have experienced many examples of home life, often anxious and uncertain about their families‘ ability to stay united and living unde one roof, if possible.

The young artists exuberantly collaged canvases, which took on their own stories through metaphors of brushstrokes and bright colors...flowing upwards into a new day. I asked each artist to share what he or she was thankful for in his or her life. Several of them began a conversation to help the quieter students verbalize what they all might have in common. I supplied words from magazines, so that they could choose freely to add context and include details from their life stories.

As they recounted their life experiences to me and one another, I treasured the brief hours we could work together to cultivate their “Gratitude Awareness.” In the final phase of this project and creative journey, the young artists floated bubble-shaped tissue paper upward in their pieces, conveying Optimism and Hope for a better future. Due to illness and low attendance, some young artists struggled to complete this last step. Their determination to be included in this unique exhibition fueled the final work on their sacred pieces.

Working at the Dowd Center has provided me with insight into the daily lives of these middle school students who are from diverse cultures. For a moment in time, once a week, we gathered in the art room after the community dinner. There we discussed the meaning of Gratitude and made visual decisions to share and to teach one another about Love. Children at this age are often easily excited, so holding their focus can be challenging. I am personally honored to have glimpsed inside their visions, even if only to witness their creative journeys for but a brief moment.

Dec
12
6:00 pm18:00

Art Opening - Sunapple Studios

This December we will feature Sunapple in our gallery!

Sunapple is a program that helps to change assumptions about the abilities of people with disabilities.  Sunapple's mission is to connect people with sustainable skills and marketable talents (who just happen to have disabilities) with the greater community, enabling both to flourish and grow.  

Come and join us for an evening of great art, music and people.

Sponsored by Greater Columbus Arts Council

Dec
11
4:00 pm16:00

Food Truck Funday - Horn OK Please

We are excited to bring back our Food Truck Funday event!  This time we will have an Indian food truck, Horn OK Please. They will have the food and we will have the drinks.  Come celebrate a fun night of food and music with us!  

Sponsored by GCAC.

Dec
9
5:00 pm17:00

Midnight Madness

This event is a thank you to all of our volunteers and regular supporters.  This event is hosted in parternship with area buisnesses like Wholly Craft and Boline Apocathery.  

The night will feature: 

  • Wine tasting from 5-7 pm
  • Live music 
  • Friends and Family 20% off all retail items
  • Food and drink specials 

**Sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council 

Oct
28
5:00 pm17:00

Wine Tasting at Global Gallery

In case you didn't already know.... Global Gallery sells wine! Please join us in our first Wine Tasting (Friday Happy Hour) presented by Christine Leonard of Natural-State Wine.

For only $10 you can taste five of our Fair Trade wines from Stellar Organics from South Africa. We will be tastings, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and in celebration of our first tasting a Sprakling as a bonus for joining us. Make this your wine destination for all those Halloween parties. 

We are also now offering wines from Frey Vineyards, USDA Certified Organic for sale as well this evening. 

We hope you can stop by and enjoy a taste!

Oct
9
5:00 pm17:00

Yoga For A Cause

  • Global Gallery Coffee Shop

Danielle DePompei is hosting a donation based yoga class for all levels on Sunday October 9th from 5-6pm.

All donations go to benefit Operation Shanti in Mysore, India

Operation Shanti mission statement:

To directly improve the lives of exploited, at risk, destitute children and the forgotten, suffering elderly, enabling them to become "beacons of light" and share the same gifts of peace, goodwill, and generosity with others for the rest of their lifetimes.

Oct
8
6:00 pm18:00

Art Opening - Angie Rucker

From the Artist:

In this work, I visit themes of femininity, tragedy, and coping. I am completely mystified by human endurance, by the capacity to endure unimaginable hardship, and emerge, whole, void, or not at all.  Moments when people are hanging from a cliff and make a decision to either let go or climb up.  I am interested in that isolated chapter in a life when something happens to change it forever and nothing from that moment on will ever be the same.
   
I am curious about how the people that experience these hardships survive, or why they don’t.  Why people either give up, emerge to be able to enjoy life again, or merely continue to exist, unable to step to either side.   I am interested in the journey of the soul under unbearable weight, and why it ends where it does. 
   
By using self-portraiture as a mode of transportation, I have employed various objects - organic, found, or created, as metaphors to tell a visual narrative in hopes the viewer questions the meaning of the elements and why they are placed in the manner they appear.  By merging the reality of despair with the surreal realm of fantasy, these photographs are depictions of the longing to awake and find it all a dream.  Intended to grip and overwhelm the viewer, I have immersed the work in anguish, and in so doing, somehow hope for my own escape, with the realization that some of us never will.

Oct
1
5:00 pm17:00

Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food

  • Global Gallery Coffee Shop

Global Gallery and Barroluco Argentine Comfort food have joined forces to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a ton of Latinos Flavor! 

Global Gallery will offer a Latino wine selection for tasting and Barroluco will bring their brand new truck and amazing flavors. 

Come enjoy the food, art and celebrate Hispanic culture while Solo vocalist, Mauricio Fernandez sets the mood for this Latino Celebration.

Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Third Thursdays with Andicus and Paisha Thomas

Fresh off the mainstage at Comfest, Paisha Thomas makes music that moves you. Paisha Thomas and crew will play first starting at 6 andAndicus will close out the evening with a little help from his friends. Come support Global Gallery, a locally based fair trade coffee house and gift shop, enjoy an engaging, relaxing, and utterly pleasant evening of music, ohio craft beers, and the best patio in Clintonville!

May
14
8:00 am08:00

World Fair Trade Day!

World Fair Trade Day, May 14, is a global celebration of fair trade bringing together thousands committed to building healthy and sustainable communities with small-scale producers worldwide. Visit both Global Gallery and Global Gifts to find ways to celebrate this year!

Mar
25
6:00 pm18:00

Open Stage

  • Global Gallery Coffee Shop

Bring your instruments, poetry, stories, and spoken word. Open to all!

*Last Friday of every Month.*

Mar
19
6:00 pm18:00

Saturday Nights with Blue!

  • Global Gallery Coffee Shop

Come hang out every Saturday evening with Blue, and enjoy draft beer, a glass of wine, or Rambling House Soda around the fire or over a good board game!