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Explore Columbus: The Ohio Craft Museum

 Kyle Schriner
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I had the pleasure of finding a new gem here in Central Ohio, the Ohio Craft Museum. They are presenting “Second Nature: Art from Recycled Materials Inspired by Animals, Plants and Insects,” an exhibition of fine craft forms made from recycled materials. On view from July 12 through August 23, the exhibition features work by nearly 25 artists from across the United States. Everything from old buttons and tin cans to bicycle spokes, linoleum pieces and rubber tires make up the work.   Second Nature’ is intended to be an enjoyable and sometimes whimsical exhibition.

The Ohio Craft Museum receives ongoing funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Foundation. The museum is located at 1665 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212. Hours are Monday–Friday, 10 A.M.–5 P.M.; and Saturday–Sunday, 1–4 P.M., during exhibitions only. Admission and parking are free. For further information, telephone (614) 486-4402; or see their website at www.ohiocraft.org

On Sunday, August 16, from 1 to 3 p.m., local artist Eric Marlow will present “Recyclabits,” a CraftView Afternoon workshop, during which adults and teens will use recyclables to create bright, colorful flowers. Fee: $12; ODC members, $10. Space is limited. Telephone (614) 486-4402 to register.

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