Join us for our November Book of the month!
How many of us come back from a lunch break with the best of intentions for an industrious end to the day, only to suffer the dreaded post-lunch slump? Pink lays out the scientific case for this phenomena, a peak, trough, and then recovery of energy levels and productivity seen in people worldwide, across all cultures and geographies. By being aware of one’s own chronotype, i.e. when they tend to experience peak and diminished performance, (for the record, I’m writing this review right before lunch), Pink argues readers can be more effective in choosing when to tackle a new project at work, when to give a big presentation, or even when to schedule a surgery. --Matt Fyffe
Join us for our November Book of the month!
Join us for our October Book Club meeting!
Beginning in 1910 during the time of Japanese colonialization and ending many decades later in 1989, Pachinko is the epic saga of a Korean family told over four generations. The family’s story starts with Hoonie, a young Korean man born with physical deformities, but whose destiny comes from his inner strength and kindness. Hoonie’s daughter, rather than bring shame on her family, leaves their homeland for Japan, where her children and grandchildren will be born and raised; yet prejudice against their Korean heritage will prevent them from ever feeling at home. In Pachinko, Min Jin Lee says much about success and suffering, prejudice and tradition, but the novel never bogs down and only becomes richer, like a sauce left simmering hour after hour. Lee’s exceptional story of one family is the story of many of the world’s people. They ask only for the chance to belong somewhere—and to be judged by their hearts and actions rather than by ideas of blood traits and bad seeds. --Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review
"As urban farmer and educator, I’m interested in the power of art to inspire individuals to reflect on their lives and imagine new possibilities. The past five years I have been capturing and sharing moments of fleeting beauty I witness at Over the Fence Urban Farm, a long-range project that combines creative placemaking and sustainable living
Growing food can be a beautiful thing, both as a process and a product. A craft once passed from generation to generation, viewed through the lenses of climate change and agricultural engineering, one might consider backyard edible gardening a dying art form worthy of cultural heritage preservation. Through this exhibition and my ongoing work on the farm, I hope to encourage viewers to reconsider economist E. F. Schumacher's theory that "small is beautiful" when it comes to growing food and communities." -Jodi Kushins
For our September book club meet up we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston.
" In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview 86-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage 50 years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States.
In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo's past - memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War.
Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo's unique vernacular, and written from Hurston's perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the 20th-century, Barracoon brilliantly illuminates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture." Amazon
A true native of the world who was born in Washington D.C, Alfredo Weeks takes an inward perspective while giving an out-ward embrace when it comes to design, creative strategy and fine arts. Panamanian heritage with an influence of Afro-Caribbean and Arab cultures have allowed vibrant colors, bold strokes to dominate the aesthetics of Alfredo's work.
For Augusts book club meeting we will be discussing Ghosts of the Tsunami: The Life and Death in Japans Disaster Zone. by Richard Loyd Parry
"On March 11, 2011, a powerful earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of northeast Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than eighteen thousand people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned.
It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It set off a national crisis and the meltdown of a nuclear power plant. And even after the immediate emergency had abated, the trauma of the disaster continued to express itself in bizarre and mysterious ways.
Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. There he encountered stories of ghosts and hauntings, and met a priest who exorcised the spirits of the dead. And he found himself drawn back again and again to a village that had suffered the greatest loss of all, a community tormented by unbearable mysteries of its own.
What really happened to the local children as they waited in the schoolyard in the moments before the tsunami? Why did their teachers not evacuate them to safety? And why was the unbearable truth being so stubbornly covered up?
Ghosts of the Tsunami is a soon-to-be classic intimate account of an epic tragedy, told through the accounts of those who lived through it. It tells the story of how a nation faced a catastrophe, and the struggle to find consolation in the ruins." Amazon
Join us for an art filled evening! Zak Biggard is a local artist with a passion for conservation and science. It's a marriage of traditional pen and ink creation as well as meticulous research. Zak strives to inspire others to learn about the natural world around them. A portion of each sale will go to the Raptor Research Foundation.
5 tastes for $10.00!
One of our favorite things here at Global Gallery is coffee and the other is books! So we are hosting a book club meet up! All are welcome to join and participate, we will be meeting in person to discuss the book at the coffee shop and enjoy some delicious Fair Trade coffee.
The first book we chose is: The Monk Of Mokha by Dave Eggers
"Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people."
We will be posting different questions, items and topics here as we all read the book to keep us all on track
Every Tuesday at Platform Beer Co - Columbus we like to appreciate and support the many amazing non profit organizations in Columbus. This week, we will be teaming up with Global Gallery Coffee Shop to help raise money. $1 of every Platform beer sold will go directly to their organization
Nikiema Wendtoin Ezchial, who goes by the artist name Ezé Wendtoin, is a musician from Burkina Faso in West Africa. Since 2015 he has been living in Germany studying for his Master in German Studies, working with the “Banda Internationale”, a Dresden-based musician collective that openly protests and works against racism and xenophobia in regular concerts in refugee accommodation facilities and senior residents’ homes.
In 2015, Ezé won the “Afrika-Sonderpreis” in a German national competition, which is sponsored by the German Ministry of Development, as a representative for the music contributions of Africans in Germany. He is a committed cultural and educational ambassador leading workshops in early childhood education facilities and schools where he engages German students with African culture and values. His workshops are centered around working with fairy tales, dance and music in which he actively involves his participants as makers.
As part of an artist exchange, Ezé will play at the Global Gallery Café together with local musicians for the Columbus Community. Feel free to bring your instrument along!
This artist visit is co-sponsored by:
The Ohio State University (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, School of Music, Undergraduate Studies Committee in African and African American Studies, Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Migration Studies Working Group, Department of French and Italian) and the Dresden Sister City Inc.
Enjoy Live Music and Paddy Wagon Food Truck As We Are Open Late with Wholly Craft for The Annual Midnight Madness Event.
Come Celebrate the December Art opening with Transit Arts http://www.transitarts.com/home.html From 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. In addition to the art exhibit, musical guests:
*BBX (beatbox/percussion) 5:30-7
*Andre Barrett, Jr. (keyboard) 6-7:30
*Tanner Sagle (guitar) 5:30-7:30.
End the evening with DJ Erin Void spinning records as we celebrate and thank you to all our friends and family that have supported us over the years!
Enjoy 20% any retail item all day long!
Join us in the evening of Thursday, December 7th for the very first Clintonville Holiday Shop Hop! Stroll along High Street from Pacemont to Dunedin and check out the 20+ shops and retaurants extending their hours and offering special incentives from discounts to tasty holiday treats. Enjoy live music from some of the many taleted local musicians or a delicious meal from one of the amazing food trucks that will be parked along High Street. We can't wait to see you there!
Land Grant will be here for a beer tasting! Come enjoy some drinks while you shop!
Artist Bio: Indigo “Too Wutch Un” Gonzales
Indigo's work explores the narratives associated with body politics as they relate to her own identity story. As a Two-Spirited Black and Southern Ute artist, Indigo uses printmaking as a form of indigenous pedagogy in order to reach all indigenous and non-indigenous peoples with the intention of honoring the stories of those who have been silenced.
Show title & statement: The Other Body
Based on her current research of the “savage” and/or “primitive” body in woodcuts ranging from late 17th century England to her own family’s history as the descendant of an Indian Boarding School survivor, The Other Body is a visceral response to the habitual scientific dissection faced by her people. Whether it is claiming skull sizes differ between races of man or bodily characteristics such as eyes, hands, or lips create the exotic “other”, this series explores the consequences of these classifications while also defying this ritualized anthropological practice by giving the specimen a chance to tell their story.
What about me scares or excites you?
Come join Global Gallery for the nextinstallment for our Culture and Cocktails series with the Chakra Band -http://chakraworldmusic.com.
Chakra is a six-piece ensemble founded by Hans Utter in 2008. The music of Chakra is a fusion of North Indian classical music, Arabic music, and jazz. Each member of the ensemble brings years of performance experience in a variety of styles. Chakra bridges the gap between various improvisational styles, blending the music of diverse cultures into an appealing and innovative tapestry.
During the months of August-November come to Global Gallery, order a craft cocktail or draft beer, sit on the patio, and enjoy an evening of music from Columbus' finest musicians.
Come join Global Gallery for the first installment for our Culture and Cocktails series with the Ark Band - http://www.thearkband.com/. During the months of August-November come to Global Gallery, order a craft cocktail or draft beer, sit on the patio, and enjoy an evening of music from Columbus' finest musicians.
This July we feature artist Amber Fogel in the show entitled: We Are All Mad Here.
Artist Statement: "It's a mad, mad world. It's maddeningly complex, beautiful, challenging and at times, frustratingly unfair, ranging from hysterically happy to the angriness of injustice. The state of world interests me; particularly because things aren't always as they seem, and the more we dig, the more this becomes apparent. I try to use visual techniques to draw the viewer near; it's up to them to decide how deep to take their inquiry and decide what it means."
The artist talk starts at 7:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
The Global Gallery Team
Art Curated by Ua Chamberlain
Gallery Preparator: Dustin Bennett
Art made possible by Greater Columbus Arts Council, Global Gallery, and UA Creative Studios
What a great way to end your week! $10 gets you 5 glasses and Fetty's Street Food!
- Street food culture is alive all over the world. At Fetty's we want to bring some of this culture home to South Africa, whether on the street or in your home. We offer home lessons and demonstrations, teaching you the most popular street food dishes from all over Thailand, India, Mexico and occasionally Vietnam. We back this all up with market stalls and a soon-to-be-launched food truck that celebrates, what for us is, the best street food in the world.
Also we will have the beautiful voice of Lauren Lever!
This year we will be hosting our first ever Community Dinner Fundraiser on June 10, 2017. We will be raising funds for Women Crafting Change, which is a developing social enterprise program of Global Gallery and the Hilltop Shalom Zone for women who may have challenges accessing traditional employment. The group meets weekly to learn creative and business skills and to make things that are sold at festivals and specialty shops.
Tickets are $40 a seat