The following is a brief list of educational events scheduled for the week of Feb.4 through Feb.10 in central and southern Ohio. Feel free to comment below not only on the events described here, but also on any others you may want readers to know about.
This week the public has the chance to learn about the works of two great 20th Century American artists. Through the spring of 2013, the Columbus Museum of Art is presenting “The Essential Elijah Pierce,” showcasing works of the gifted local folk artist. Also featured, “Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950” runs from Feb.1 through May 25. Exhibited works reveal how Rothko evolved into one of the founding fathers of color-field painting.
Bookworms can sip wine and discuss “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking,” by Susan Cain. The group meets at House Wine, 844 High Street, Worthington, Feb.5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Intensive instruction in business writing will take place at the Academy of Business Training in nearby Cincinnati, Feb.7, 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. All aspects of written business communication will be covered in this course, and class size is limited to four students to allow one-on-one interaction with experienced instructors. The cost is $249. If you miss the opportunity to enroll in this class, the course repeats three times. Email any questions, or call 513-429-2901, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
And those who want to get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day can do so at the Blendon Woods Metro Park Nature Center, 4265 East Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville, Feb.10 at 2 p.m. The Center will present “Roses, Chocolate and Perfume” for nature lovers who want to learn how to identify wildlife mating rituals, and perhaps a thing or two about human courtship. The event is free of charge and registration is not required.