Concert to help keep Flamenco sculpture in Columbus

Organizers who want to try to keep the Flamenco sculpture in front of The Commons will be holding a Spanish Festival next month to raise money for the project.

Geri Handley with the Columbus-area Arts Council says that the Fire and Grace festival will be held at 6:30 Friday May 13th at The Commons and will feature a performance by Spanish guitarist Albert Nolting and FlamencÓle, a flamenco dance troupe from Indianapolis.

Nolting got his start studying under Tom Pickett at Pickett’s Columbus studio, Handley said. Nolting went on to the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and studied guitar with Ernesto Bitetti and earned a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance and a Bachelor of Science in music with an outside field in music education. Currently, he teaches guitar full-time and performs regionally.

Tickets are $25 and are available at Viewpoint Books and the Columbus Area Arts Council offices in The Commons.