Staff Pick: "Griots" at "Holler"

Jim Fischer
Columbus Alive

If you haven't had the opportunity to take in any of Scott Woods' March-long series of arts events and performances highlighting local black artists in music, drama, dance, visual art and spoken word, there's still time to meet Woods' suggested criteria: “You should go to half of the month, whatever that looks like to you,” he said in a late-February interview.

But you need to get on it. Woods even allowed that a week's worth of “Holler” would get you out to “see artists you probably don't know … in a venue you're probably not familiar with … in a part of town you might not know.”

In case you haven't been paying attention,Alive has been happily highlighting selected “Holler” events each issue in March. This week, it's “Griots,” as “Holler” explores the visual arts, courtesy of Lisa McLymont, Marcus P. Blackwell, April Sunami and Daniel Moss.

“I picked the artists first and looked for the thing that seemed to tie them together in terms of their work and what I could glean of their political ethic,” Woods said. “So they're a collage within a collage.”

Second Sight Studio

5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 16

730 Bellows Ave., Franklinton