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Summer Events, New and Fascinating

Alice Schille, Gay Spots of Color on the East SideSummer officially begins this week with the summer solstice on June 21. Luckily, longer days give us more time to take in all Columbus has to offer. Check out three upcoming events - new, fresh and fascinating. 

Summer in a New Light

First, Columbus Museum of Art opened a new exhibit last week that you won’t want to miss. In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement honors Columbus native Alice Schille’s 150th birthday. So, come see how she impacted the American watercolor movement as one of most celebrated watercolorists of the last century. Learn about her technical skill, how critics reacted to her work, her travels and her support of the women’s suffrage movement. Her path was not an easy one for a woman at that time. But, her talent was unquestioned, as you’ll see in more than 50 works exhibited, including beach and harbor scenes, landscapes, city marketplaces and more.

In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement
June 14 - September 29
Columbus Museum of Art

A New Endeavor

Next, a new theatre group hits the scene next week. Endeavor Theatre presents the world premiere of Young Americans or Stargirl Was Here by C.K. Thompson. And, the show is directed by Columbus native and Ohio University masters student Corey Ragan. So, be the first to take in this story of a young marketing professional whose trip back to his college town for a wedding leads him to reexamine his past, present and future. The show runs June 28-29 at MadLab Theatre. And, tickets are just $10.

Young Americans or Stargirl Was Here
June 28-29, 8 p.m.
MadLab Theatre & Gallery

Stonewall Remembered

Coming off of Pride weekend, you’ll want to mark your calendars for Columbus State’s upcoming Voices in the Street: Stonewall at 50. This multi-media event combines photographs, video, audio, live performance and historical content to tell the story of the night of June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn. So, engage with the event that launched the gay rights movement in a unique way. And, come to know better how Stonewall changed the way Americans view sexual orientation. Take in a recreation of Dr. Henry Anonymous’ famous speech, see an excerpt from Street Theatre, and another from The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me.

Voices in the Street: Stonewall at 50
June 28, 7-8:30 p.m.
Columbus State Community College, Nestor Hall