Now that his painting “Hammered Head” (above) is building-size downtown (corner of Spring and Third), local artist Jeff Fernengel is having an art show this Saturday to present a new collection of wacky yet endearing paintings to the masses. Expect loads of color, shape-shifting animals with personality, and maybe a spare PBR can here or there. The show is being held at the Art Exchange, 17 E. Brickel St., in the heart of the Short North. This free event runs from 7-11pm, and includes free beverages and a performance from Columbus’ Super Desserts around 9pm.
As the first Saturday of March, tomorrow marks the occurrence of this month’s BRUSH, a new monthly live art and live music event in downtown Columbus. Created by a partnership of multiple urban arts and culture groups, the event invites attendees to participate in art projects while enjoying live music and refreshments. As this month’s BRUSH is “The Blue Note Experience,” the art is expected to be based on the music and cover art of legendary jazz label Blue Note Records. Columbus’ own Liquid Crystal Project will be contributing a set of Blue Note tunes, along with a set of their own original “jazz-hop” songs. Judging from last month’s Obama-themed event, Saturday’s BRUSH will surely be a creative marriage of classic jazz and Columbus’ urban energy.
BRUSH will be held at the Urban Spirit Cafe Loft, located at 893 East Long Street in the King-Lincoln District. The event lasts from 8PM-12AM, and cover is $10.