First Friday to ‘March for Art’


By Brandon Klein - bklein@civitasmedia.com



March First Friday in downtown Delaware will feature approximately 230 pieces of art created by area children. Throughout the month the art will be displayed downtown businesses. On Monday morning Terri Smiles from The Greater Gouda (left), and Nicole Fowles of Main Street Delaware, start unpacking the art to get it ready for display.

March First Friday in downtown Delaware will feature approximately 230 pieces of art created by area children. Throughout the month the art will be displayed downtown businesses. On Monday morning Terri Smiles from The Greater Gouda (left), and Nicole Fowles of Main Street Delaware, start unpacking the art to get it ready for display.


WEEKEND GUIDE March 3-5

• Ohio Wesleyan’s Opera Theatre musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. This dark comedy by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken features such hits as “Skid Row,” “Somewhere That’s Green,” and “Suddenly, Seymour.” Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students, and free for Ohio Wesleyan employees and students with a valid OWU ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash or check only) and reserved by calling 740-368-3702. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

• Paws for Reading, Delaware Main Library, 84 E. Winter St., 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Those ages 5 and up can read their favorite story to a trained therapy dog. Call the library at 740-362-3861 to register.

• “Makin’ Maple Syrup,” Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Preservation Parks of Delaware County will have farm staff demonstrate how sap is extracted from trees and boiled down into syrup. Program is free but weather dependent. For more information email Saundra McBrearty at saundras@preservationparks.com.

Email your event to bklein@civitasmedia.com.

STRAND SHOW TIMES

Friday

Logan (R): 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Lion (PG-13): 5:15 p.m.

Moonlight (R): 8:15 p.m.

The Lego Batman Movie (PG): 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Logan (R): 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Lion (PG-13): 2:15 p.m.

Moonlight (R): 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

The Lego Batman Movie (PG): 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Times in [brackets] are Saturday only.

Sunday

Logan (R): 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

Lion (PG-13): 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.,

Moonlight (R): 7:15 p.m.

The Lego Batman Movie (PG): 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

The city of Delaware will “March for Art” this First Friday.

More than 230 pieces of student artwork, from all grade levels at Delaware City Schools, will be on display inside more than 30 businesses throughout the historic downtown. The artwork will remain on display for more than a month.

Tricia Grapner, the owner of Canvas Creations for You, said she was honored to be a first-time sponsor of the event since the studio is located outside of downtown at 325 S. Sandusky St. No. 206.

“Doing things with the community is always a goal of mine,” Grapner said.

Grapner solely runs Canvas Creations. She started paint nights in September 2015 and opened her studio in August last year. Grapner continues to host paint nights, private events, fundraisers and a walk-in paint studio.

Canvas Creations will have a display at event organizer Main Street Delaware’s office, 20 E. Winter St., where participants can get a map to know which venues are displaying the art.

Button Up, 29 N. Sandusky St., used to sponsor the March event but Kathleen Miller retired at the end of January, said Main Street Delaware Executive Director Susie Bibler.

Bibler said it will be exciting for students to see their artwork on display.

“This event is a great way to promote the arts in Delaware,” she said in a statement. “The pride the students feel in having their artwork displayed in a local business is exciting. I hope everyone has a chance to come downtown on First Friday and throughout the month to see the creations of our community’s talented young artists.”

Some businesses will have sidewalk chalk available outside for young artists to decorate the downtown’s concrete canvas.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with many stores and restaurants staying open late for the event.

March First Friday in downtown Delaware will feature approximately 230 pieces of art created by area children. Throughout the month the art will be displayed downtown businesses. On Monday morning Terri Smiles from The Greater Gouda (left), and Nicole Fowles of Main Street Delaware, start unpacking the art to get it ready for display.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/02/web1_DSC_1135F-1.jpgMarch First Friday in downtown Delaware will feature approximately 230 pieces of art created by area children. Throughout the month the art will be displayed downtown businesses. On Monday morning Terri Smiles from The Greater Gouda (left), and Nicole Fowles of Main Street Delaware, start unpacking the art to get it ready for display.

By Brandon Klein

bklein@civitasmedia.com

WEEKEND GUIDE March 3-5

• Ohio Wesleyan’s Opera Theatre musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. This dark comedy by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken features such hits as “Skid Row,” “Somewhere That’s Green,” and “Suddenly, Seymour.” Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students, and free for Ohio Wesleyan employees and students with a valid OWU ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash or check only) and reserved by calling 740-368-3702. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

• Paws for Reading, Delaware Main Library, 84 E. Winter St., 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Those ages 5 and up can read their favorite story to a trained therapy dog. Call the library at 740-362-3861 to register.

• “Makin’ Maple Syrup,” Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Preservation Parks of Delaware County will have farm staff demonstrate how sap is extracted from trees and boiled down into syrup. Program is free but weather dependent. For more information email Saundra McBrearty at saundras@preservationparks.com.

Email your event to bklein@civitasmedia.com.

STRAND SHOW TIMES

Friday

Logan (R): 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Lion (PG-13): 5:15 p.m.

Moonlight (R): 8:15 p.m.

The Lego Batman Movie (PG): 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Logan (R): 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Lion (PG-13): 2:15 p.m.

Moonlight (R): 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

The Lego Batman Movie (PG): 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Times in [brackets] are Saturday only.

Sunday

Logan (R): 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

Lion (PG-13): 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.,

Moonlight (R): 7:15 p.m.

The Lego Batman Movie (PG): 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.