Fairly Inspired: Local-Global Connections

11:00 am - 7:00 pm


“What sparks in your imagination and what moves you when you look at the handmade craft work of an artisan who lives in a different part of the world?”

This is the question Global Gifts, a Short North Arts District fair trade store, posed to Columbus-area artists. Their visual responses are the focus of Fairly Inspired: Local-Global Connections Art Show on display at Global Gifts during the month of May.

In a spirit of reciprocity and in honor of World Fair Trade Day, Global Gifts invited local artists to choose from fair trade artisan handcrafts in the store and to let their inspiration lead them to create original works of art. Fair Trade promotes handmade, artisan products while respecting the cultural identity of artisans from developing countries. The intention of this art show is to highlight the links between artisans and artists from both near and far away with a commitment to supporting and celebrating their talents and skills.

Participating local artists include:

Melissa Ayotte
Tiffany Christopher
Ashley YaYa Daubenmire
Donna Estep
Danielle Forbes
Judy Gerdeman
Alissa Head
Elissa Leach
Lisa McLymont
Danielle Poling
Marritt Vaessin
Wendy Yeager
Lisa Metzker

An artists’ reception, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, May 9 from 6:30-9:30pm at Global Gifts located at 682 N. High Street in the Short North Arts District. Maza Blazka will be performing live music until 8:30pm.

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