Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NBC News - First-time buyers struggle as home prices rise

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First-time buyers struggle as home prices rise

Home prices are rising at the fastest pace since 2006, making it difficult for the first-time buyer to close a deal. NBC’s Diana Olick reports.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

VIDEO: Hills Market Downtown set to open doors on March 19

The Columbus Dispatch Friday March 8, 2013 2:48 PM

Drum roll, please: Hills Market Downtown is set to open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

The Downtown version of the longtime local and organic food market in the Worthington Hills neighborhood of Columbus has been in the works since October 2011.

At 95 N. Grant Ave., the 12,000-square-foot former auto repair shop is a few blocks north of Downtown and several blocks south of Columbus State Community College, hoping to draw customers from both areas, said Jill Moorhead, its marketing director.

It's also on the edge of the area being renewed with the help of the Neighborhood Launch housing development, which stretches from from 4th Street to Grant Avenue along Gay and Long streets. The closest grocery store to the neighborhood is the Kroger in the Brewery District on Sycamore Street.

More here

Friday, March 1, 2013

Gallery Hop March 2nd - Exhibits & Highlights

Short North Arts District
Gallery Hop 
Saturday March 2, 2013 

In the galleries...

Brandt-Roberts Galleries - 642 N High St    

GAINING SPEED - An Emerging Artists  Initiative  
In an effort to highlight and promote emerging student artists and recent graduates of Central Ohio academic institutions, Brandt-Roberts Galleries will strive to provide a platform for this promising group.
At least one judiciously chosen new work will be shown in conjunction with the monthly Gallery Hop exhibitions. Only those works particularly compelling and have the potential to shape future artistic directions will be selected.  
Join Brandt-Roberts this Gallery Hop weekend featuring a piece by Winnie Sidharta, a recent MFA graduate of The Ohio State University. Her work has been exhibited in Columbus, New York, Indonesia and China. In addition to creating art studio works, she currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer with The Ohio State University.  

Rivet  - 1200 N High St
Ohio, You RAWK!
continues through March 10th. Rivet prepares for the 16th Annual Columbus College of Art and Design's Art of Illustration show; a juried exhibition featuring 40 works by current students.   

There will be an awards ceremony and opening reception on Saturday, March 16th from 7-10PM.  Artists and alumni will be in attendance and complimentary snacks and drinks will be available.

Lindsay Gallery - 986 N High St 

Four Ways of Looking
Bidwa, Fairchild, Gall, Sanders 

Curated by Linda Gall,
Four Ways of Looking
is designed to consider the threads that bind the paintings of seemingly disparate artists. Working independently, all four artists share environmental concerns while expressing their relationship with the natural world in highly individual ways.

Sherrie Gallerie - 694 N High St

Artist Ruth Markus' three sons Helge, Stanley, and John invite you to Sherrie Gallerie for a special exhibition of her artwork to celebrate what would have been her 89th birthday.

Please join us in this March in celebrating Markus: a talented, generous, spirited woman who was a gift to us all.

Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios  - 14 E Lincoln St   

Paul Palnik exhibits "36 Years of Nude Yodeling in Latvia; a retrospective." Meet Palnik and his whimsical, thought provoking works during the March Gallery Hop.

Roy G Biv -  997 N High St 

March's exhibition at ROY features three painters: Agnes Burris paints cargo ships as they sink at sea, Andy Plank dissects the idea of "post," and Kaveri Raina speaks to the compression of time and the received dualities of East and West.

pm gallery - 1190 N High St

Columbus based, self-taught artist Charles Wince will exhibit at pm gallery for the month of March. His unique approach has been described at various times as Outsider/Visionary, Neo-Expressionist, Gonzo, and just plain Weird. He has received a lot of favorable press throughout the years, and has exhibited in over one hundred venues.

Sharon Weiss Gallery - 20 E Lincoln St    

Artist Sophie J. Knee exhibits Pattern at Sharon Weiss Gallery for the month of March.

Studios on High Gallery - 686 N High St  
Studios on High Gallery presents an art exhibit of  "Bolts, Bags, and Bling" by Jacquline Bledsoe, artisan handbag designer, revealing her spring line.  Natural fiber mixes of silk, cotton and leather build the foundation of her handcrafted bags.   Bright embellishments create a fresh look for the season.  Then discover how found objects, rusty hardware and vintage treasures become new again in Barb Swysgood's sculptural assemblages. Her unexpected combinations of up-cycled materials are a visual delight.

Hop Happenings...

Yuengling specials Surly Girl Saloon - 1126 N High St

Stop in to Surly Girl Saloon for $3.50 Yuengling Lager drafts and some of the best food the Short North has to offer.

We recommend the Wicked Western White pizza and of course a delicious signature red velvet cupcake to round out your night.

Dames Bond Marketplace - 1188 N High St
Dames Bond features Mother Artists at Work as the guest artists for the month. Shop Dames Bond this Gallery Hop for fine leather accessories by Of an Era Leathercraft, including hand bags, IPad cases, lipstick carriers, phone carriers, business card holders, journals and wine holders.  Additionally, new artist Barbara Radebaugh will feature her beach glass from Lake Erie.

Short North Stage - 1187 N High St

The Green Room at Short North Stage presents 

Ordinary Days

8:00PM Tickets $23
Four New Yorkers struggle to find connections in a city of contradictions.

Short North Hop Hub - 663 N High St

Stop by the Gallery Hop headquarters for information on all the hot spots of the evening and your chance and great giveaways from:
Betty's Fine Food + Spirits