Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Schumacher Days

Schumacher Place Hosts Event to Honor 
the Community’s Past and Present

Schumacher Place is hosting a special event noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 16 2012, to celebrate the community’s heritage and character through art. 
“Schumacher Days: Exploring Art, Embracing History” combines four artistic experiences to explore the community’s past and present. 
The main experience, “Footprints in the Paint,” celebrates Schumacher as it is today through a communal art project. Participants (adults, children, pets) will dip their bare feet or paws in paint, and make their way across a giant canvas. The resulting work will be framed and exhibited in the community.
Another happening, “If the Walls Could Talk,” focuses on the histories of homes in Schumacher. Homeowners are invited to write about something their homes might have witnessed over the years – from the viewpoint of the homes, themselves.  And “Poetry Posts, Please” explores poetry about Columbus through the years.  Poems will be posted around the neighborhood the day of the event.
Even food served during the event has a historic component: “Food through the Decades” features dishes and appetizers associated with different decades and an exhibit of a variety of well-known cook books through the years. 
In conjunction with Schumacher Days, event organizers have commissioned a videographer to create a short documentary about living in Schumacher Place during Columbus’ bicentennial year. The video will include   shots of the event. The event is open to anyone and is free. It begins with “Footprints in the Paint” near the intersection of Beech and Columbus Streets in Schumacher Place. A map of other event locations will be available there.

Schumacher Days 2012 is made possible through support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program (www.gcac.com), funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, and Schumacher Place Civic Association. 

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