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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Columbus’s poetry scene is growing, and after meeting local poet Scott Woods I had to know more about the scene and his work. Woods co-founded Writer’s Block Poetry, which hosts weekly readings at Kafe Kerouac and he recently released a new book of poems, Urban Contemporary History Month. Lacey: How long have you been writing […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: CATCO’s Steven C. Anderson on Building a Theatre Season and Taking a Dig at Chekhov

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents: CATCO’s Steven C. Anderson on Building a Theatre Season and Taking a Dig at Chekhov

As producing director at CATCO, Steven C. Anderson determines the plays the theatre organization will produce each season, a balancing act, if you will, to stage productions that have broad appeal for the very young to millennials to empty nesters, and, at the same time, serve up the right mix of classics and current works. […]

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Review: Remaking Tradition at MINT

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Remaking Tradition at MINT

Art is propped up by tradition.  It teeters on stilts built by the great masters of Renaissance painting, the varied and expansive traditions forged by a wide range of religions and cultures, and was disembodied by the conceptual artists of the postwar era.  It is hard to imagine what could possibly come next.  The new […]

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Wallace Peck: Works on Paper

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Wallace Peck: Works on Paper

Wallace Peck, described in his artist biography as always-smiling and filled with boundless joy, embodies the mission of Open Door Art Studio in his current solo exhibition at the studio’s gallery. To begin with, Peck’s work output is tremendous.  Prolific, even.  His twenty-five charcoal, graphite, and pastel drawings on display feel as though they are […]

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Columbus Makes Art: Griset Damas-Roche on Sharing Flamenco and Ballet

Jane D’Angelo Jane D’Angelo Columbus Makes Art: Griset Damas-Roche on Sharing Flamenco and Ballet

Jane D’Angelo recently sat down with Griset Damas-Roche a Cuban dancer and teacher. In January of 2014, during a vacation traveling to the United States, she received an invitation from Flamenco del Corazon, a Columbus based dance company, to teach a workshop. After this, she decided to settle in Ohio with her family and recently […]

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Art Review: Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada

I’ve seen Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada a few times since it opened at the Wexner Center this past January. That’s normal. I like to revisit those exhibitions I’ll be writing about. Usually it’s with the intention of gathering additional details or reviewing works I expect to highlight. Sometimes it’s just to experience the overall tone […]

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Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

There is magic in the reused, genius in the constructed, grace found in steel.  Melvin Edwards, an African American artist who has been making steel sculptures of all sizes for five decades, is redefining our dust-collected definition of modernist sculpture in his enormous exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades at the Columbus Museum of Art. The […]

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