Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year's Festival 2009

The Wild Goose Creative New Year's Festival 2009 is upon us! Here's the full schedule. We'll be Twittering about it and blogging about it here!

Thursday, 12/31
9PM - New Year's Eve party

Friday, 1/1
11AM - Breakfast: Serial Cereal by Whistling in the Dark

1PM - Short Local Film Revue at Studio 35

3:30PM - Build Your Own Smoker Workshop

3:30PM - Film: Improv Legends

6PM - Dinner catered by Lavash Cafe

8PM - Concert: Alwood Sisters

9PM - Night After Last

Saturday, 1/2

9AM - Breakfast with Nick at The Best Breakfast & Sandwiches

11AM - Book Binding Workshop with Igloo Letterpress

11AM - LED Blinky-Bug Workshop with Fuse Factory

3PM - Theatre Daedelus Performance

6PM - Dinner at WGC

8PM - Improv Show

9:30PM - Concert: Mattt Monta & the Hot Coal Band

Sunday, 1/3

9:15AM - Central Vineyard

11AM - Brunch at WGC

Photos: Visit from Johnny DiLoretto on Fox 28!

Wild Goose had a visit this morning from Johnny DiLoretto of Fox 28! He joined us to talk about the New Year's Eve party and the New Year's Festival.

He chatted with us about all sorts of stuff, and posed in front of the photo booth for tomorrow night's party...

...and was attacked by the giant tentacle.

By the way... the New Year's Festival is coming up! Tickets are available!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ryan on the StoryBox Project!

Find more videos like this on THE STORY BOX PROJECT global publishing and sharing

Last Spring, Ryan got to go on TV to talk about the StoryBox Project. We just got our hands on the footage and though we'd share it!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Presence - Thursday, December 17

Wild Goose Creative welcomes you to our annual Christmas Presence, a smoldering yule log with soot around its edges crackling with songs, comedy, readings and reminiscence. This December we return to our tradition of beckoning the Christmas season with art and revelry shared by some of our favorite Wild Goose musicians, artists, and friends! Featuring performances by Jon Burgess, Nathan Laing, Whistling in the Dark Theatre Co., and others!

Wild Goose Third Thursdays: Christmas Presence
Thursday, December 17 at 8pm
2491 Summit St.
Only $5

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Are you an artist or crafter? Do you need Holiday gifts? Have more talent and art than cash for presents? ArtSWAP!

1. Bring your art or vouchers for artistic service
(Examples: paintings, jewelry, textiles, prints, graphic design, voucher for logo, glass work, voucher for photo shoot, voucher for cooking class, etc..)
2. Swap your art for other art or vouchers
3. Give great gifts for the Holidays!

December 13, 2009 @7PM
Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit Street, Cols.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pictures from Third Thursdays with Mariah French and Xclaim Dance

Here are a few pictures of last week's Third Thursdays, with Mariah French, founder and artistic director of Xclaim Dance Company. Along with some company members, she showcased their work and their process in creating a recent dance show.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Third Thursdays with Mariah French of Xclaim Dance!

For Wild Goose Creative's November Third Thursdays, we welcome Mariah French, founder and artistic director of Xclaim Dance. Mariah will discuss and explore the art of modern dance as created by Xclaim. With members of the company, she'll demonstrate both live and recorded dance performances. Join us for an evening of dance, discussion, and fun!

Performance takes place at Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit St. (just south of Hudson)
Thursday, November 19 at 8 pm
$5 suggested donation at the door

Thursday, November 12, 2009

BURRITO TIME brought to you by CHIPOTLE

Last week, I threw one of my WGC business cards into the "win a free burrito" drawing at the Clintonville Chipotle, never thinking I would win. But, lo and behold! I got a call saying we had won and they encouraged us to order some for all the folks at Wild Goose. Well, we had a board meeting the next day and, needless to say, I started compiling the order!

The order arrived in 2 giant boxes!

And that is TWO LAYERS OF BURRITOS, folks!

And, of course, a box of chips, guac and salsa!

We decimated the burritos and chips and have been full for a few days now! Thank you SO MUCH to the staff of Chipotle in Clintonville!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pictures from Thanksgiving wine tasting w/Chris Dillman!

Here's a few pictures from last night's wine tasting with Chris Dillman, sommelier. Chris led us through five wines that pair well with the Thanksgiving classics.

Thanks to everyone who joined us, and especially to Chris!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Art of the Harvest pictures!

A few pictures from this year's Art of the Harvest!

All sorts of treats, including cupcakes from Sugarlush!

Music from Andy Malone (above) and Courtney Jacobs.

Pumpkins carved!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Art of the Harvest!

It's that time of year again - time for pumpkins, football, apple pie, and of course, Art of the Harvest, our third annual celebration of all things autumn! This intimate night is a collection of Ohio autumn goodness featuring local music, top-notch storytellers, performances, a community pumpkin-carving session, and delicious fall goodies. Sponsored by Cackler Family Farms, we'll be showcasing a host of past WGC favorites, including music from Andy Malone, spooky stories from professional teller Frank McGarvey, and more! It will be an evening that's sure to entertain and inspire, so join us as we interpret and celebrate this mysterious and beautiful season.

Join us for our October Third Thursdays as we celebrate the harvest on Thursday, October 15 at 8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. As an enticement, here are some pictures from last year's AotH:

Monday, September 7, 2009

Food bloggers follow-up!

A special thank you to everyone who came out to Too Many Cooks last night, particularly to the food bloggers who spoke and made such delicious food!

We encourage you to follow all of these folks and their blogs, podcasts, and Twitter feeds. In case you didn't write them down, here they are!

Jim Ellison, CMH Gourmand
Twitter: cmhgourmand

Bethia Woolf, Hungrywoolf's Food Blog & Taco Trucks Columbus
Twitter: TacoTrucksCbus
CORRECTION: the user hungrywoolf on Twitter is NOT Bethia!

Becke Boyer, Columbus Foodie
Twitter: columbusfoodie

Rosie Rings, Bitchin' in the Kitchen

Dave Scarpetti, weber_cam & Dave's Beer

Zach Briggs, Columbus Foodcast

Nick Dekker, Breakfast with Nick
Twitter: breakfastwnick

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Too Many Cooks: Columbus Food Bloggers - this Sunday, 9/6

Wild Goose Creative's September Too Many Cooks features some of Columbus foodbloggers! Join Jim Ellison from CMH Gourmand, Nick Dekker from Breakfast With Nick, Rosie Rings from Bitchin in the Kitchen, Dave Scarpetti from webercam and Dave's Beer, Becke Boyer from Columbus Foodie, and Bethia Woolf of Hungrywoolf's Food Blog as they discuss the perks and pitfalls of being a food blogger in Columbus.

Come learn and snack on delicious foods made by each blogger to represent their specialty :) Join us for this unique opportunity to have some insight into the Columbus food scene!

When: Sunday, September 6th, 7 PM
Where: 2491 Summit Street, Columbus, OH 43202
Cost: $5

Friday, August 14, 2009

Call for Artists: VendART

Some of you may have noticed a blast-from-the-past in the Goose space in the way of a 1968 Cigarette Vending Machine. We have turned this amazing piece of machinery into an art vending machine, the VendART!

Interested? Here are the specs:

1. The finished artwork must fit inside a box that measures 2 1/8 inches by 3 ¼ inches by 7/8 inch. We have cardstock boxes for you to use, and we encourage you to get them from us ahead of time and decorate the outside however you like! Advertise your own website, make them a piece of art in their own right, etc.

2. Please submit 10 pieces.

3. Please include a small placard (2 inches square) that includes your name and/or name of the art! We’ll put this placard by the lever that people will pull to buy your art!

4. Each piece of artwork will sell for $3. When we receive your artwork, we will give you $2 per piece upfront and will keep one dollar each upon the sale of the work in order to recoup some of our costs (eventually we may be able to raise the price of artwork, but we are working with not the most cutting edge vending technology here).

If you would like to participate, please send an email to Include in the email:

- What you plan to submit. Provide a detailed description or, even better, an image. Send us this as soon as you're able so we can start to make plans.

- When you will get the artwork to us. For this first round of artwork, we would like to have the work in-hand by September 15. One of us will be at Wild Goose Creative throughout the month of August on Mondays through Thursdays between 2 and 5 pm. Let us know if you'd like to set up a different drop-off time.

Thanks so much and happy VendARTmaking!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sketch Crawl Columbus

Wild Goose Creative joins forces with local Art and design organizations CSCA and Element to bring you Columbus' first unofficial SketchCrawl.

What is a sketchCrawl you might ask? Think all-day pub-crawl with less booze and regret the next morning and add drawing and food. Sketchcrawl is a self-guided tour of Columbus down-town landmarks where you get to meet other local artists with the same passion for drawing.

Grab a backpack, add your favorite art supplies and make new friends as we walk/bicycle downtown and draw the city. Locations will include North Market, The Statehouse, The Santa Maria and Goodale Park.

Free event, fun for all ages, come for 20 minutes or the whole day.

For more a map and schedule, click here.

To get a better idea of what to expect check out the links for SketchCrawl and Urban Sketchers.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Foster Squared: Father & Son Rock n Folk!

Join us for a special concert, one night only!

August 15, 2009 • 8pm

Tickets at the Door • Pay What you Want • KIDS any age FREE

FREE FOOD and BYOB or enjoy FREE BEER on us! Sponsored by PBR!

Morgan Foster, and father, Joe Foster, join us to share a night of new songs, old standards, and great stories.

Lead singer of the popular Chicago based band Common Shiner, Morgan Foster is no stranger to the spot light having played in some of the Windy City’s most celebrated venues. Foster’s songwriting, which has been described as “heartfelt…epic but humble, and full of stories that draw you in and make you listen up.” with lyrics that have a “pop sensibility, that people can really latch on tom,” is beautiful and sure to be a highlight.

Dad, Joe, is no slouch either, originally hailing from the east coast and now a folk charmer throughout southwest Michigan, Joe plays some of the best old timey folk tunes you’ve ever heard. Joe is also a fantastic storyteller weaving in a fascinating and hilarious anecdotes between each song.

In this rare joint show both will bring their own unique style and presence to the stage as they offer up an evening unforgettable stories and tunes.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Coffee Tasting with Luck Bros!

Join us at the Grandview-based Luck Brothers Coffee Shop for a coffee tasting! Owner Andy Luck will lead us through a variety of coffee types and roasts, so come and learn from the master at one of Columbus’ best coffee shops!

When: Sunday, August 9th, 11 AM
Where: Luck Brothers Coffee Shop
1101 West 1st Ave. Columbus, OH 43212
Cost: $10

Sunday, August 2, 2009

BaconCamp Wrap-Up & Thank Yous!

(Photo from Hungrywoolf.)

A tremendously huge THANK YOU to our judges, foodies, crafters, and 200+ audience members who came out to make the first BaconCamp Columbus an amazing success yesterday!

THANK YOU to our judges!
Patrick Crawford of Spindle Studios
Jessie Boettcher of Wild Goose Creative
Liz Lessner of Dirty Franks, Surly Girl Saloon, and more
Jim Ellison of CMH Gourmand, Columbus Foodcast, and Taco Trucks Columbus
Chris Dillman of Rosendale's
Olivera Bratich of Wholly Craft!

THANK YOU to our sponsors! for the shirts and bacon gear
BaconSalt for the heaps of BaconSalt, lip balm, and gift baskets
Stinkybombs for the handmade bacon soap for the T-shirts
Drew Kime of How To Cook Like Your Grandmother for copies of his book

THANK YOU to our crafters!
Erica Carlson (who won for her bacon rosettes)
Eric Paul Owens for his photography
The ladies from our Stitch N Bitch knitters group for the bacon knitted scarf
Erin Backleff of Inkywinke Letterpress
Beth Dekker and her bacon bling
Chien and Xiu Dan McCollum for their paper mache pig

THANK YOU to our food contestants, including
Roland Kopecky (who won with his bacon pierogies)
A. J. Perry of Sassafras Bakery
Zach Briggs of Columbus Foodcast
Beth Dekker
Jen from The Hills Market
Andy Taylor
Karl Boettcher
Candy Boettcher
Jacqui Hoke
Ryan Hoke
Patrick J. Crawford
Sean Cathcart
Roberta Phi
Lisa Steward
Ariel Trudeau
Neda Golchin

For some pictures of the event, check out the Flickr pages of Jen Killius, Robin Oatts, and Bethia Woolf. And read the great write-ups from CMH Gourmand and Hungrywoolf.

See you at BaconCamp Columbus 2010!

Monday, July 27, 2009

T-shirts from Skreened!

As if you need more incentive to come to BaconCamp this Saturday, don't forget that Skreened has graciously donated a couple of bacontacular shirts. Show up to try to win these as raffle prizes! You can always order more here!

BaconCamp is almost here!

It's a Bacon Apple Pie! Can you handle it?!

BaconCamp Columbus is nearly upon us! You can almost smell the bacon wafting in the area.

Join Wild Goose Creative this Saturday, August 1st, from 1-4 p.m. at our space for the Columbus edition of BaconCamp. This is a national event that celebrates everything bacon-related, and Wild Goose Creative has the privilege of playing Columbus host.

Here's a taste of our lineup:

BACON FOOD: We'll have bacon goodies from a diverse range of local foodies, plus some experts such as folks from The Hills Market, Sassafras Bakery, and Zach Briggs of the Columbus Foodcast. Some of the dishes will include bacon-wrapped pickles, bacon ice cream, bacon mustard, bacon apple pie (see above!), and word around the skillet is that the folks from Bacon Salt have donated to the cause.

BACON ARTS & CRAFTS: Local crafters are mobilizing to capture the spirit of bacon in arts and crafts. From what we've heard of the entries, we have a knitted bacon scarf, bacon roses, bacon letter press, bacon photography, and bacon jewelry.

BACON EXPERTS: The food and the crafts will be judged by a distinguished panel, including:

Patrick Crawford of Spindle Studios

Liz Lessner of Dirty Franks, Betty's, and more

Jim Ellison of CMH Gourmand

Chris Dillman of Rosendale's

Olivia Bratitch of Wholly Craft!

We'll start right at 1 with some bacon slam poetry, then the foodies and crafters will present their work, and the judges will judge. The cover is only $5, and you'll get to enjoy all sorts of food and drink samples. The first 50 people in the door get a hand-made bacon pin.

Those details again:
Saturday, August 1st
1-5 pm
Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit St. (just south of Hudson)
Only $5
Parking available behind our building or along Summit

Open Hours at Wild Goose Creative!

We're pleased to announce that Wild Goose Creative will be open during the day for you to stop by, look at the artwork on our gallery wall, or even work on a project! Come by:
Monday through Thursday between 2 and 5 pm.
At least one of us will be here, usually working on something creative. We have lots of tables, access to the internet, big windows if you need natural light, and plenty of power. We can make coffee if you like. If you have an inkling to work somewhere that's not quite as solitary as home or studio but not quite as bustling as a coffeeshop, this might be the place for you!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Call for Festival Presenters!

Wild Goose Creative is looking for creative folks to propose and present workshops for our third annual New Year’s Festival. Interested? Submit a workshop proposal on something you love or are passionate about! See below for details:

This year’s New Year’s Festival will start on December 31, kicking off with a New Year’s Eve party, and will continue through January 3. NYF09 will feature a gallery exhibition, concerts, live original performances, workshops, opportunities to create, and food from many of Columbus’s best culinary artists. The New Year’s Festival draws a broad audience; children, students, seniors, families, artists, and creative people from greater Columbus attend. We even draw from a loyal but far-flung following who travel to Columbus for the Festival.

In the past, New Year’s Festival workshops have run the gamut from songwriting to screenprinting to sushi making to swing dancing. Workshop slots will typically be between an hour and an hour and a half, and audiences are likely to range from between 10 and 30. Wild Goose Creative is seeking grant money to provide stipends to workshop presenters, as well as funds for any needed supplies. Our past presenters have used the Festival as an opportunity to sharpen their presentation skills, teach and meet others with similar interests, and to promote their businesses and passions!

If you would like to participate, we want to hear from you! Please email jessie at wildgoosecreative dot com NO LATER THAN September 10 with responses to the following questions:

1. What would be the content of your workshop? Sum up the activities and the aims of the workshop in a few sentences.
2. Would your workshop be a demonstration, a presentation, an interactive exercise-based workshop, a tasting, a make-and-take, or something else?
3. Why would someone want to come to your workshop?
4. Who would be the audience(s) for your workshop?
5.. Are there any dates during the New Year’s Festival you are NOT available to participate?

Feel free to distribute this call for participants to anyone you think might be interested. Thank you!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jeremy Slagle and Rachel Zylstra

This has been a busy and exciting week at Wild Goose Creative! Thursday saw our monthly Third Thursdays, in which graphic designer and illustrator Jeremy Slagle from Element Design spoke about his process and his inspirations. He shared examples of his work on Cedarville University and Capital City Scooters.

Here Jeremy discusses the process of his very successful re-branding of Columbus Brewing Company's look.

Then on Friday we were joined for WGC Presents by the Alwood Sisters and Rachel Zylstra, for a fantastic night complete with snapping, hot dogs, and everything else you could ask for in a concert.

Here Rachel plays her song "Where Was Your Head?" as the audience snaps along.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Third Thursdays w/ Graphic Designer Jeremy Slagle

This month we're so excited to welcome graphic designer Jeremy Slagle to Third Thursdays! Jeremy is a fantastic designer of some of Columbus' most well know brands and events including Columbus Brewing Company, and Scoot-a-Que, and is just an all around fun and engaging guy with a unique story to tell.

Join us as Jeremy shows a collection of finished work, sketches, and designs and gives us a window into the art and life of a graphic designer! He'll share fascinating insights into the collaborative process letting us know how he takes a clients idea and makes it reality, how he stays sharp as an artist, and answers the all questions you've always wanted to ask about graphic design!

Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 8pm
Location: 2491 Summit St
Suggested donation: $5

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Craft Night is cancelled....

Hi all - Craft Night is cancelled tomorrow night, July 9. Hope you can join us next month on August 13 for crafty fun!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wine Tasting!

This month we get the chance to partner once again with House Wine in Worthington. House Wine will do a wine tasting at our space for July's Too Many Cooks! Come check it out!

Get a good wine tasting foundation with Worthington’s House Wine! Try a series of six wines along with breads and cheeses. Learn new ways to approach wine, whether you are a novice or expert wine aficionado.

When: July 5th, 7 PM

Where: Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit Street, Columbus, OH 43202

Cost: $20

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Geekfest starts tomorrow!!!

We hope you'll join us to celebrate art's inner geek.

Come to any and all events! They'll be at Wild Goose Creative, 2491
Summit Street.
For details on all events, visit the Wild Goose Creative website.


Third Thursdays, 8pm
(Will four playwrights use their powers for good or for evil?
Featuring plays by Michael Neno, Nick Fancher, Eric Mullins, and
Andy Anderson.)

after Third Thursdays, 10:30pm
(Stick around for movies and popcorn!)


(Humans, prepare to be destroyed by laughter units.)


(See and talk back to the creators of this web film series.)

(If you've been compelled to exchange sheep for ore, you should play.
Email jessie at wildgoosecreative dot com to register.)

(Bring what you're reading, find out what others are reading, and hear
about developments in the industry.)

5:30 pm
(The winners of round 1 face off for the title. The winner gets prizes!!!)

(An hour of geeky sketch comedy)

(Throughout Geekfest, Wild Goose Creative’s gallery features a
collection of record album art by Alex Steinweiss, the inventor of the
modern record album cover. The gallery is curated by pop culture guru
and comic book artist Michael Neno.)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Too Many Cooks! BBQ with Ginger Sexton

Ginger is a Southern girl and barbecue is close to her heart. Come to learn about what goes into making a barbecue sauce, taste an array of sauces that are reminiscent, and hear stories about barbecue's role in Southern culture. Stay to enjoy a barbecue meal (yes, there will be options for the vegetarians among us) and hoedown music with Matt Monta and the Hot Coal Band!

When: Sunday, June 7th, 7 PM

Where: 2491 Summit Street, Columbus, OH 43202

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Save Paste! A Benefit show for Paste Magazine

Join Columbus favorites Super Desserts, Couch Forts and Karate Coyote for an evening devoted to great music in support of Paste Magazine, an independently owned and minded national music magazine. Just $5 gets you the delightfully haunting folk sounds of 7-10 piece Super Desserts, the folk-rock-stomp goodness of Couch Forts and what is always a rousing good time with the energy-packed pop-rock Karate Coyote.

Paste launched a campaign in May to help raise money to save their six-year-old magazine, a measure taken due to the economy taking its toll on Paste's ad sales. So far the campaign has raised more than $200,000 through individual donations and the efforts of benefit shows just like this one going on throughout the country. More than 75 musicians and bands (The Decemberists, The Avett Brothers, Of Montreal, She & Him) have come together to donate songs for Save Paste donors to receive for free just for donating the minimum, $20.

These local efforts are all to help save a part of independent music culture, as Paste also supports Ohio peeps- writer Andy Whitman and local bands Southeast Engine and The Receiver, to name just a few Ohio people touched by the magazine.

Stop by the Wild Goose Creative space to hear some good music, meet with Paste writer/blogger Andy Whitman, and to have a generally good time for all ages. All proceeds benefit the Save Paste Campaign. As Paste says, even a small contribution can make a big difference.

Hope to see you there!

For more info
When: Thursday, June 4 from 9 p.m. - midnight
Location: Wild Goose Creative space

Contact Dana Stewart danalstewart *at* gmail *dot* com

Monday, June 1, 2009

Radioactive Bambi!

We got to the space this past Friday morning only to see that our building was tagged by famous Columbus artist Vinchen!

It's right outside the door to Spindle Studios, the home of the fabulous Wild Goose Logo design, with whom we share the building. We're pretty much in love with this new art! Thanks, Vinchen!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A View of Stitch & Bitch: May 12, 2009

We welcome all to come out as we knit, crochet, sew, bead and pretty much solve the world's problems. We meet every Tuesday at Wild Goose Creative from 7.30 to 9 or 10 p.m.