Thursday, November 10, 2011

6 Month Update

Well, that was quite the hiatus, huh? You may have thought we have abandon The Ohio but we have all been busy with our various projects and kids. We are sad that Kristen moved to Italy but that's what's great about A.I- It's about change, transitions, being interrupted, and creating one's own opportunity. So what is happening?

As a whole, many of us have been busy with individual projects, small collaborations, or just life in general. As a result, we decided to do just one big conference in Utah in the Springtime and a Fall 2012 Conference here in Ohio. The theme for our National A.I. Conference in Utah is the "ABC's"- 26 visual artists and 26 dancers will collaborate to make the month of March Spell binding. stay updated on our website for more information on the artist's bios and conference schedule.

Monday, May 16, 2011

It is TIME!

Come Join us this week as we kick off our first performance and conference in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Remember, it is a one night only performance with admissions only $5 at the door. You can reserve your admissions in advanced by emailing

Here is our updated schedule of events!
Ohio Gathering
May 20-21, 2011

Performances Friday May 20, 2011
Wild Goose Creative

            Doors open 6:30-7:15pm   Welcome Home Reception
       Mix  and mingle with local artists and conference participants. We'll have art supplies, homemade cookies and desserts, and a homey space to work. You just bring the family and your creativity!

            7:15-8:00pm    Performance
Female choreographers, musicians, and literary artists will
present their works.

$7.00 $5.00 cash admission at the door. 12 and under FREE!

Ohio Conference Saturday May 21, 2011
Reserve your registration by emailing us at
Conference portion is free

10:30-10:45 Meet and Greet 
What is "Artist, Interrupted: a woman's art collective"?

11:00-11:30 Key Note speaker Janis Wunderlich
As a full-time visual artist, spouse, and mother of five, Janis Wunderlich,
will share insights into creative solutions to finding a fulfilling artistic
and personal life.   Janis was recently featured in the documentary, Who Does She Think She Is? by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, chronicling the lives of five women who refuse to choose between the art they love and the families they love.

11:30-12:30 Roundtable Discussion
       Q & A with Janis Wunderlich, Meghan Durham-Wall, and Jessi Walker
  Conference participants will discuss challenges, questions, and successes of issues surrounding balance of family, home, and art life with these extraordinary women who manage the arts and home life.  This brainstorming session will be a way in which Artist, Interrupted can continue to address, meet, and solve some of the most challenging issues facing female artists.

1:00-2:00 Interdisciplinary activity. Recess.
The conference portion will feature a collaborative artistic experience and creation session.  As women who seek artistic inspiration, “Recess” is an opportunity to utilize themes, concepts, and processes of conference participants as a way to continue to foster and develop their artistic identities. 

2:00-3:00 Goal Setting, Networking, and Resources for Women
Now what? Finding time, space, energy, and funding to develop one's creative gifts and talents

Friday, May 6, 2011

Upcoming Workshops in Columbus

Be Our Guest: Finding Creative Time + Space a conversation on artists-in-residence programs with Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities presented in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council
Thursday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jazz Academy 4th Floor Conference Room 769 East Long Street
Visual artists, writers, composers, performance artists, choreographers and more - this is for you! Learn about the hundreds of artists' residency opportunities available for artists of all kinds and every career stage, in your backyard and across the globe. Find out what distinguishes them, the best way to apply, and how to maximize your experience. The Alliance of Artists Communities is the national and international association of artists' residency programs - organizations that provide artists of any discipline with dedicated time and space for the creation of new work. The Alliance represents a field of more than 500 residency programs in the U.S. and over 1,000 worldwide. Believing that the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress, the Alliance's mission is to advocate for and support artists' communities, in order to advance the endeavors of artists.
RSVP to Ruby Classen at to attend this event.

Learn about OAPN (Ohio Arts Presenters Network) presented by Jodie Engle
Friday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jazz Academy, 4th Floor Conference Room; 769 E. Long Street
OAPN invites performing artists to learn more about the organization and how to apply to showcase for one of the 36 showcases at the 24th OAPN Annual Showcase Conference, which will be held in downtown Columbus October 24-26. Hear first hand from past attendees the importance of showcasing your work to present the BEST application to the juried showcase panel. New this year! A dvd requirement for all applicants (including dance, music, theater & beyond and young audience). An additional session will be added to the workshop to demonstrate “best practices” for film editing with time built in to review the work of attendees. This will be a hands-on workshop, so be sure to bring your lunch, marketing materials and sample dvd footage so OAPN can help you prepare for the OAPN Showcase Conference Artist application, due July 1. For more information about OAPN, please go to or e-mail/call Jodie Engle at or 614-299-0221. Special thanks to conference partners: Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Citizens for the Arts and Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.
RSVP to attend this event. Walk-ins welcome, space allowing.

Orientation to the Grants Collection Columbus Library
9:30-10:30 a.m., 3rd Thursday of each month, Business & Technology Division

What is a foundation? What steps are involved in the grant searching process? How do you determine if foundations give to individuals or to nonprofit organizations? These and other questions are addressed when Business & Technology librarians present general overviews of the Grants Collection. Participants will learn about resources that can help them obtain funds. Call 645-2590 for more information.

Friday, April 8, 2011

One Night Performance

As women who seek to find balance between family and art, A.I. Ohio has decided to do a Friday ONLY performance. Saturday's conference will still go as outlined and end at 3:00 pm so we can all go home to be with those we love. Don't miss out then on our one night Friday performance and our Saturday conference.

We have also extended the deadline for our Call for Entries to May 2. While changing those diapers, cooking those meals, don't forget to whip up some art and submit it to our Ohio Event.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

9 weeks and counting

Nine weeks until the big weekend! Reserve your seat for our Saturday conference by emailing us at by May 15. Conference is Free but we want to make sure we have a seat ready for you!

Also, don't forget the call for entries are due April 15. Yes, we purposely picked that day so you won't forget. Taxes and Art- two things you cannot forget to do.

 Above: Another Artist, Interrupted duo collaborating and choreographing

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Working when we can

10 Weeks until Showtime. We hope you find time to create and rehearse your art. Having a difficult time rehearsing because of the kids? Email us about Art Tending exchange (babysitting) at

 Two Artist, Interrupted rehearsing while their kids take a nap. Precious time to work and collaborate