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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Alexis Wilson on a Life in Dance and Working in Columbus

Jane D’Angelo Jane D’Angelo Columbus Makes Art Presents: Alexis Wilson on a Life in Dance and Working in Columbus

Alexis Wilson has had a distinguished and varied career in dance. She is the daughter of Billy Wilson, a celebrated Broadway choreographer and her mother, who was a prima ballerina. She’s performed classically and commercially all over the world, and she has written and published poetry, a full length musical and a memoir, Not So […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Local Actor David Vargo on Acting, Theater and Evolution Theatre Company

Mark Phillips Schwamberger Mark Phillips Schwamberger Columbus Makes Art Presents: Local Actor David Vargo on Acting, Theater and Evolution Theatre Company

Mark Phillips Schwamberger, Managing Artistic Director of Evolution Theatre Company, caught up with David Vargo, an actor appearing in the company’s upcoming productions of Corpus Christi this spring and in Traveling this fall. Mark: Tell us a little about your background and what drew you to a life in the theater? David: It all started […]

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Holler: 31 Days of Black Art Starts March 1

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Holler: 31 Days of Black Art Starts March 1

Scott Woods has never shied away from an ambitious project. Reading poetry for 24 hours not once but six times and never repeating a poet. Running Columbus’ second-longest-running poetry night ever. All his contacts, all his passion for Columbus and black art, all his organizational skills (Woods served as president of Poetry Slam, Inc, for […]

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Exhibition Provides Detailed Perspective on the Natural World

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Exhibition Provides Detailed Perspective on the Natural World

The intersection of nature and art is a spot often marked by epic vistas and grand gestures. Whether it’s the massive canvases of Turner and Birdstadt, the monumental earthworks of Heizer and Smithson, or the stoic sculptures of Long and Goldsworthy, nature vis-a-vis art is usually presented to us in heroic scale. The urge to […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Najette Kanoun on Glassquerade, Civil Engineering and Glassblowing

Hannah Benson Hannah Benson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Najette Kanoun on Glassquerade, Civil Engineering and Glassblowing

In honor of its 30th anniversary, Glass Axis is giving its annual fundraiser, Glassquerade, an 80s-style makeover. Boasting a glass fashion show, a performance from The Reaganomics and two cash bars. The fun begins in Glass Axis’ Franklinton location at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Najette Kanoun – engineer, visual artist and Glassquerade Planning […]

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Photos: New Art Studio Blockfort Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: New Art Studio Blockfort Opens Downtown

Local artists have officially begun working out of new Downtown studio space Blockfort, located at 162 N. Sixth St. in the Discovery District. The new facility includes a collection of private studios, two galleries for exhibitions, and a shared office space in the basement for creative entrepreneurs. CLICK HERE to read more about Blockfort today […]

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The Confluence Cast: Black Art in Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Black Art in Columbus

The art community in Columbus is a strong one. But there’s a large portion of it that you don’t see; specifically black art. Scott Woods created Holler to showcase the work of black artists across disciplines. In this week’s episode Scott discusses Holler and the impetus for it, the Columbus art scene as a whole, […]

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