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Art Review: Nick George’s Degrees of Freedom

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Art Review: Nick George’s Degrees of Freedom

Contemporary photography, maybe epitomized in the popular consciousness by Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall, seems to discard Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” in favor of a vivisection of the moment, something pushing against the limitations of the box of the camera and the box of the print. How much can you pour into the light captured by […]

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GCAC Presents: Nine Grammys, 30 Recordings with the Emerson String Quartet

 Tricia Herban GCAC Presents: Nine Grammys, 30 Recordings with the Emerson String Quartet

What’s great about chamber music? It’s the intimacy. It’s the vibe. It’s the sense that each musician is a soloist—but yet that each musician is a vital component, dependent upon the others in the ensemble. Watch a small chamber ensemble perform and you sense a special connection. There is no conductor standing in front and […]

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Amy Turn Sharp and alison rose Collaborate to Create Visual Poetry

Anne Evans Anne Evans Amy Turn Sharp and alison rose Collaborate to Create Visual Poetry

The Indianola Stroll returns for its second season this Friday. Inspired by the Short North’s Gallery Hop and Gay Street’s Moonlight Market, the Indianola Stroll is an evening where businesses stay open later in the evening, artists join storefronts for special shows, musicians wander the street, and many of the businesses offer specials. For Friday’s […]

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MadLab XX: A Look Back and Forward

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab XX: A Look Back and Forward

Anything that lasts 20 years is going to attract its share of passionate adherents and passionate detractors. There will be a refocusing: interests and passions are subject to change, and in the way of things, it’s inevitable that the once-anarchic and freewheeling will become solidified. MadLab Theatre, since producing their first show in 1995, is […]

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Short North Alliance Relaunches ShortNorth.org Website

Walker Evans Walker Evans Short North Alliance Relaunches ShortNorth.org Website

Visitors to ShortNorth.org today may have noticed some changes are afoot. The official website of the neighborhood got a relaunch thanks to efforts by the Short North Alliance (SNA) and their design team at Cement Marketing. The new site includes a responsive (mobile/tablet friendly) design, new branding and a new events calendar among other features. […]

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GCAC Presents: Jazz In Shining Armor

Joey Hendrickson Joey Hendrickson GCAC Presents: Jazz In Shining Armor

We may never know what goes through the mind of a composer. But we get the joy of hearing what happens through their hands — works of weathered inner strength transposed into mood altering sound that moves, pushes and pulls us towards something greater than ourselves. Maybe we didn’t notice it or realize it in […]

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Orange Barrel Media Pays Homage to Franklinton History With New Mural

Walker Evans Walker Evans Orange Barrel Media Pays Homage to Franklinton History With New Mural

On Friday, Franklinton took one step closer to becoming the city’s official new arts district with the unveiling of a 5,000 square foot mural on the south side of the new Orange Barrel Media building. The installation is a digitally printed enlargement of an oil painting by Ohio artist Emily Jay, which depicts a scene […]

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