Arts preview: ‘Something in the Woods’

Jim Fischer
Columbus Alive
Photo courtesy Logan Schmitt

Fall is a peculiarly vibrant time to be outdoors. The colors, smells, sounds and just the overall vibe of the season, as the world begins to darken, literally, mark this time of year.

That's what Logan Schmitt hoped to capture in “Something in the Woods,” an exhibition featuring work from 20 artists — local and otherwise — that he curated for October at Blockfort. (The exhibition continues through the end of the month.)

“I wanted nature-based imagery that was at least a little bit seasonal. There's kind of an eerie vibe that's not just about Halloween. I just wanted it to have this feel of leaning into the season,” Schmitt said.

Trees and the animals that live in them — alive and dead, in both cases — and any attendant symbolism conjured by either, make up the bulk of the exhibition, which features painting, pencil and ink drawing, digital prints, illustration and screenprinting.

“I do screenprinting and posters, so I looked to have some of that represented. I asked particular artists who I thought would make something interesting on the theme, or had already made that sort of work,” Schmitt said.


Through Oct. 31

162 N. Sixth St., Downtown

"Something in the Woods"