Columbus College of Art & Design

Downtown Art Sunday 2018

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 12 – 6 p.m.
Timed to daylight-saving Sunday, this event brings together downtown art spaces for a day of art with special programming. Participants include Angela Meleca Gallery, Appendix, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, Cultural Arts Center, Hawk Galleries, OSU Urban Art Space, and OAC Riffe Gallery.

At Beeler Gallery, programming includes the launch of a book acquisition initiative called second shelf and a Harlem Renaissance poetry reading. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee provided by Brioso Coffee. Media sponsor: Columbus Underground.

Special programming details and a map for all venues can be found on


Launch of second shelf
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 12 – 6 p.m.
Beeler Gallery presents the launch of second shelf, a collaborative book acquisition initiative to diversify the holdings at the library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp with a mirror site at Beeler Gallery and CCAD’s Packard Library. The project will acquire a new collection of books by female, non-white, and non-heterosexual artists. It’s part of a project organized by Brussels-based German artist Heide Hinrichs. Beeler Gallery Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang serves as a collaborator for the book selections for the library at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, and the selection at CCAD is also informed by fierce pussy, the queer art collective that is the focus on Beeler’s Season One as well as the city-wide programming around Harlem Renaissance, as well as selections by collaborators Liz Haines (historian, Bristol, UK), Heide Hinrichs, Marisa Sanchez (art historian / lecturer, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver), Ersi Varveri (artist, Antwerp, Athens) and Susanne Weiß (curator, Berlin).

Paris-based Artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, who participated in Season Zero, and one of the focus artists of upcoming Season Two (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020), conceives new sculptural structures that function as bookshelves for the launch of this project at Beeler Gallery.

A website dedicated to second shelf, with ongoing updates and images of the books here.

The event is free and open to the public.

Harlem Renaissance Prose & Poetry Reading
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 2 p.m.
Beeler Gallery and Columbus College of Art & Design’s Writing, Literature, and Philosophy department are hosting a prose and poetry reading by Columbus-based poets and writers reflecting on the influence of the Harlem Renaissance. Vernell Bristow, Marcus Jackson, and Negesti Kaudo will read from the work of key Harlem Renaissance figures, as well as from their own work. The event is part of citywide celebration, I, Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100.

The event is free and open to the public.