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Greetings Open Door Art Studio Fans!

We are crossing our fingers here at Open Door that the warmer weather is here to stay and that April will be free of snow flurries.  We encourage you to stroll around Grandview and stop in to view our artwork at a variety of locations: Out of the studio's gallery, the Grandview location of Aladdin's eatery and the Grandview Library.  Some truly impressive works have been made recently as Open Door artists hone their skills and find their artistic voices.  Read on to hear about the latest and greatest from the studio.


Susan Schehl Painting
"Hobbit Habitat"
Susan Schehl

The room lights up when Susie walks in.  She adds a great energy to the studio and her laughter is infectious.  Oddly, she says her favorite color is purple because it is "nice and cool", but "bright and sunny" seems more fitting to her personality.  Susie's sketchbooks are filled with lots of interesting line drawings and pastel shapes.  She is not afraid of getting messy when it comes to making art (check out those blue hands!). 


Susie at Open Door
Susie working hard and getting messy at
Open Door Art Studio!

Susie's prolific body of drawings have shown a lot of progress during her time at Open Door.  She attends the program with her sister Rosie and they are quite a pair.  Look for Rosie's feature article in the future.  Although the sisters are related, they are each unique artists with different interests and styles.  When Susie is not in the studio giggling and creating, she likes to take walks and watch television.  We have no doubt that a bit more laughing is involved as well.


Open Door Art at the Grandview Library


The Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council schedules monthly art exhibits at the Library. Open Door Art Studio has a number of works displayed upstairs in the Reference section.  Come into Grandview for a great read and to view some amazing artwork during the month of April.

painting of three creatures by Corey Sokolnicki
Corey Sokolnicki's "Mythological En Espanol"

Open Door Would like to introduce the newest member of our CCHS family, Suds and Java.


Please join us April 2nd during Gallery Hop from 1 to 9 for complimentary food and drink while viewing

our alternative gallery space.   


Suds and Java is a coin operated laundry servicing the Short North and surrounding area, while focusing on providing employment opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities.


Please visit their website at for more information about their services.


ph. 614-2921-1066   /   1254 N. High St. Columbus, Oh 43201 


Come Out on April 14th!

Legislative Advocacy Day is coming up very soon.  This event is sponsored by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council and the Nisonger Center.  It is an important opportunity for individuals to advocate for their rights and have their voices heard by State Representatives and Senators.  The event is April 14th and begins at 10:30 AM in the Statehouse Atrium.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  More information and registration can be found here or you can contact Carmen Shelton via email if you have additional questions: 


Self-Advocacy is an important part of everyone's lives and this is a great chance to express it to those who will be making tough state budget decisions in the upcoming months.  For more information regarding self-advocacy please visit


Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) Art Sale: Work by Students and Alumni



Saturday, April 16, 2011

Loann Crane Center for Design on the CCAD campus

All admissions proceeds fund student scholarships.

$50 First Choice Admission-9-10:30 am

$5 General Admission-10:30 am-2:00 pm



Your money goes directly to an artist on the rise.



After you've had a great day finding unique treasures and

supporting artists, you get to keep the cool stuff you found.

Wonderful, right?


For more information visit 


Courtney, the Studio Director, is a CCAD Alum and will be participating in the show.  We wish her much success! 

Thank you so much for your continued support of the studio and the amazing people who create here.


Open Door Art Studio Team

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