NORTH VILLAGE ARTS DISTRICT NEWS
This Friday! February 3rd! | 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Orr Street Studios
Orr Street Studios presents The Color Black, the artwork of the black artists and black resident artists of the Orr Street Studios, and also specially invited black guest artists. Begins Friday, February 3rd
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stop-gap projects is pleased to present our first show of 2023! Here’s The Thing… is a group exhibition featuring the work of Perla Segovia, Kenni Dankert, Bella Varela, Marta Lee, Anna Brody, and Leah Netsky. The exhibition will open on February 3rd and run through February 24th. Join us for the opening reception Friday, February 3rd from 6-9pm.
This playful exhibition recognizes the aliveness in things. According to “thing theory,” coined by Bill Brown in 2001, objects become things once they no longer achieve their original function or intent; they are either broken or deemed outdated and therefore unusable. The six artists in the exhibition were selected based on their creative dedication to thingness. This could be things embedded with narrative, things that are repurposed into something new, things that are activated for memory or intimacy, or things that serve as totems, carrying the energy of something that once was. Each artwork recognizes the magic in things, and perhaps even deems them more powerful than the objects they once were.
Mareck Center for Dance is the only professional dance company in mid-Missouri and a leading arts non-profit in the community. We create and present world-class dance productions and provide educational opportunities through outreach programs and our school.
Karen Mareck Grundy
110 Orr St., Suite 102,
Columbia, MO 65201
Mareck Center for Dance presents a new class: Open Beginner Heels & Jazz. This is a drop in style class held on Fridays at 6 p.m., through March 17.️ Take one class or all eight. Open to students 17+. These classes will be focused on learning the basics, building movement combinations, and dancing with confidence! Mareck Center for Dance is located inside the Balsamo Warehouse at 110Orr St. Learn more and register at: https://mareckcenterfordance.
Mareck Center for Dance is holding auditions for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Performances June 3 and 4 at Jesse Auditorium. Youth ages 3 and up are invited to try out at the Mareck Center for Dance studios in downtown Columbia, inside the Balsamo Warehouse at 110 Orr St. on Saturday, Feb. 4. This production is an excellent opportunity for community members to dance onstage with the professional dancers of Mareck Dance. Learn more at: https://
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Check out the North Village Art District for local music! From Café Berlin to Fretboard Coffee’s Open Mic Night, many venues and businesses in the area feature talented local musicians. Visit each location’s website for show times and updates. Don’t miss out on the fun of First Fridays too! Rose Music Hall, The Blue Note, and more all have music-filled events you won’t want to miss.
Here are a few music venue calendars:
Introducing Simplicity! a 6.5 ft tall sculpture located between Orr Street Studios and Balsamo Warehouse.
Inspirations come from within and daily experiences. Jessie’s sculptures represent what is real and what is conceptual. She continues to work on a variety of shapes, sizes, contemporary and abstract pieces. From creating designs, to welding, to the finishes on the sculptures, are the things that keep her most inspired, motivated and driven.
Jessie has shown her work at art festivals, local galleries, garden centers, art strolls and on her website: weldmadeart.com. Jessie has honed her skills by learning from others, the internet and practice, practice, practice. She focuses on metal sculpting and her business she created, Weld Made Art Works, LLC. She is not limited to certain conventions, but open to exploring new ideas and trying different things, while simultaneously adding her own unique style. Jessie’s passion for completeness and quality is seen in every piece created.
Mid-Missouri is fortunate to have a weekly radio program focused on visual art, music, literature, and more. Speaking of the Arts hosted by Diana Moxon the former Executive Director of the Columbia Art League interviews art makers and explores all aspects of creative expression.
Speaking of the Arts can be heard Thursdays on 89.5 KOPN from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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