Aspiring Cincinnati woodworker and longtime Park + Vine buddy Jeff Kayse debuts his most recent woodworking projects 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday, June 28 at Park + Vine. Jeff’s works are made from a combination of recycled and repurposed materials. Enjoy Babushka Pierogies, live music from Nicholas Tuttle-Alban and other libations
Park + Vine is celebrating six years of business as a local hub for things friendly to Cincinnati and the planet 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday, May 31. Some anniversary years have well-established connections now common to most places around the world. We’re running with sugar, which is tradition in United Kingdom for celebrating six years. Here’s what we have planned:
ON FRONT SIDEWALK
Star Staubach is our Sugar Momma, directing you to all of the sweet happenings of the evening. She’ll even support you to find your very own inner sweet spot. Contribute creative energy to an interactive chalk drawing art project while Bombshells of Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine knit shop Fibergé yarn-bomb street furniture
ON GOETZ ALLEY
Scope out the Goetz Alley outdoor market behind the shop for things to eat from local food vendors, along with La Terza Coffee cold coffee brew, local craft beer and Luna Kombucha on tap. Watch a movie projected on the alley wall while DJ Sean McCorkle spins vinyl records on the patio
Spring in Our Steps is this year’s partner charity. Find out more about this exciting local organization that’s bringing renewed attention to Cincinnati’s alleys and learn how to contribute valuable time and money
Inside, enjoy a feast from the food counter, including Upton’s Naturals seitan sandwiches. Put your typing skills to good use with a typewriter game on typewriters from Wordplay Cincy, a creative writing center in Northside. Check out Michael Enzweiler “VERONICA” installation opposite the bar and help us capture the evening’s energy inside Digital Hype Group photo booth
Queen City Bike is offering free valet to the hordes of bicyclists we expect to arrive at our front door Friday, the last day of Bike Month!
3-DAY ANNIVERSARY SALE
In celebration of our sixth (sugar) anniversary, we’re having a three-day sale 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Take 25 percent (with cash or check) or 20 percent (with credit card) off everything from groceries and cleaning supplies to baby items and gardening tools. Applies to in-stock items only. Excludes beer, lunch and brunch purchases, bumGenius diapers, Cincy Rain Barrels, Ergobaby Carriers. No refunds, returns, exchanges. Not combined with other offers. No coupon necessary
Friends who are celebrating with us as of May 30:
+ Adopt-A-Plant Greenhouses
+ Carriage House Farm
+ C’est Cheese Food Truck
+ Chocolats Latour
+ Digital Hype Group photo booth
+ Grateful Grahams
+ Happy Chicks Bakery
+ La Terza Coffee
+ Luna Kombucha
+ Kimbereley McAninch intuitive card readings
+ DJ Sean McCorkle
+ Mercy For Animals
+ Spring in Our Steps
+ Swan Maiden Soap
+ Upton’s Naturals
+ Whirlybird Granola
+ Wordplay Cincy
To participate, e-mail info @ parkandvine . com.
Angie Lipscomb of Price Hill debuts her photographic series on the people and places of Lower, East and West Price Hill 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday April 26 at Park + Vine. A community in constant transition, these old city neighborhoods are saturated in contradiction. New and old ideologies, sparkling and crumbling old homes, youthful spirit, the hardship of poverty and age; and the beauty of so many different peoples, different languages, different ways of life, coexisting. Enjoy solo acoustic music from Angie’s husband, Todd Lipscomb, singer/songwriter for The Kentucky Struts and the Tammy WhyNots
In honor of Arbor Day, Michelle Dillingham is giving away saplings to folks who contribute $50 in support of her bid for Cincinnati City Council
See whimsical art pieces from Local Artist and Farmer Emily St. Clair, while enjoying a Babushka Pierogies tasting 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday, Feb. 22 here at Park + Vine
Emily is a graphic designer with a degree from DAAP at University of Cincinnati. She gardens for Hyde Park Farmers’ Market and bakes for her gluten-free bakery. The rest of her time is devoted to her artwork and her daughter. The Secret Garden is a collection of new and old designs, and includes T-shirts and prints
Sarah Dworak and Iwona Przybysz started Babushka Pierogies in July 2012 with a vegan pierogi tasting at Park + Vine. Dworak and Przybysz make pierogies at The Kitchen Factory in Northside, then deliver them to Madison’s at Findlay Market and Park+Vine. Anne Mitchell of Cincinnati CityBeat declared the pierogies “comfort food of the year” in 2012
Cincinnati artists Megan Suttman-Divelbiss and Amy Tuttle are holding a Final Friday opening reception for their show Whimsy + Fiction 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday, Jan. 25 at Park + Vine. Megan and Amy mixed-media artists who live and create art in the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage. Both artists are inspired by nature and its multitude of patterns and stories. They both love to see ordinary life infused with the magic of a story. Tuttle has been playing at the crossroads of art and folklore for some time. In this show, she depicts whimsical characters captivated by dreams and alternative realities. Suttman-Divelbiss takes ordinary objects and places a charming pattern to their existence. Enjoy the whimsey and quiet story telling of Tuttle and Suttman-Divelbiss at their opening.
Photographer John Ganis is holding an opening reception 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Park + Vine, 1202 Main Street. John’s color photographs represent a larger body of work documenting the effects of two major oil spills that occurred in summer 2010. The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 21, is an affiliate venue for FOTOFOCUS and is part of Society for Photographic Education gallery walk 8:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12.
BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore well exploded on April 20, 2010, spilling oil in the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of over 2 million gallons of oil a day. The well was capped in late July. Recognized as the worst environmental disaster in American history, its devastating effects will be felt for decades to come. July 25, 2010 a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners, carrying heavy oil sands crude from Canada between Gary Indiana and Sarnia, Ontario ruptured. The result was the largest pipeline spill in the midwestern United States, pumping almost a million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River near Marshall Michigan. John’s photographs are a personal documentation of these situations. These spills and other unforeseen effects of human activity serve as harsh reminders of the real cost of nonrenewable resources and the incalculable consequences of environmental negligence. The content of the photographs expand their scope beyond their immediate subject matter and refer to the larger context of today’s environmental crisis.
Findlay Market – Heart of the City is on display at Park + Vine through July 22, 2012. The exhibit tells the story of Cincinnati’s last remaining public market and the oldest public market in Ohio. More than a place to find great food from local vendors, Findlay Market is a vibrant public space, central to Cincinnati celebrations, political campaigns, and parades. Learn about the founding of the Market, the man for whom it was named, merchant communities, the shoppers, and the Market’s continuing support for local food and agriculture. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular store hours, including Final Friday June 29.
Close out Earth Month with a party that will keep you in the reuse spirit all year long at ReUse-apalooza! 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 27 at Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Avenue, Northside. This fun includes live music, outrageous fun and games, and a silent auction featuring handcrafted items made from reused materials. Light appetizers and cash bar are available throughout the night. Order tickets ($20/$50) online. Proceeds benefit Building Value and Easter Seals Work Resource Center.
ReUse-apalooza! coincides with Final Friday in Over-the-Rhine, where galleries and shops keep their doors open until 10 p.m. Park + Vine is featuring the artwork of Kevin Curtis the DJ stylings of Brad McNutt.
Painter and Poet Gerry Grubbs is holding his first art show of the year 6 to 10 p.m. Final Friday, March 30 at Park + Vine. Grubbs’ paintings explore a bright interior, full of color and depth. Working with acrylics and watercolor on paper and canvas, he allows the darkness to express itself in all of its brilliance and color. To view his paintings is to experience the energy and joy of each moment in an unexpected way. Rachel Grubbs DesRochers, Grubbs’ daughter, of Grateful Grahams is sampling her new graham bites, while Edward Hall of Price Hill is offering tastes of his vegan doughnuts.
Mark Sullivan is an artist living and working in Cincinnati. This new exhibition of artwork is both the continuation and culmination of both twenty-years of Sullivan’s x-art and a lifetime of obsessive (compulsive) repetition. Always finding inspiration and joy in the work of other great artists like Milan Kundera (who said, “Happiness is the longing for repetition”) as well as Keith Haring, Agnes Martin, Joan Miró, the outsider artists, Sullivan also draws on his grade school busywork experiences–both the repetition of the activity and the outcomes of said activities.
“X’s typically signify mistakes or errors but when repeated over and over, what can come out of those mistakes (those x’s) is often something beautiful–something positive,” Sullivan notes. And with the repetition comes subtle realization that not all things are as they seem. While several of the pieces are made of the same shapes–x’s or o’s–each x and o stands on its own, giving each piece a distinct look all its own, especially when infused with both whimsy and purpose–through the use of vibrant colors, contradictions, and eye-catching shapes and patterns.
marksxart opens 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at Park + Vine, 1202 Main Street. In addition to Mark’s artwork, opening will feature wine and Chocolats Latour sampling.