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Program to Bring Unique Public Art to the University District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Program to Bring Unique Public Art to the University District

The University District Organization is soliciting proposals for a wide-ranging public art program, one that organizers hope will shine a spotlight on the rich cultural life of the neighborhood. Matt Hansen of the UDO explained that the five “tactical art projects” are designed to be experimental – the ideas that are the most well-received could […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

 Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

Columbus-based Latin jazz band Yumbambé has been performing in Columbus and beyond for more than 20 years. Led by Eric “The Fish” Paton, the group will be performing at Festival Latino 2016, the largest Latin event in Ohio, being held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, at Bicentennial Park downtown. We caught up with […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr. Talks Obsession, Human Oddities and All Things Geek Love

Justin Johnston Justin Johnston Columbus Makes Art Presents: Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr. Talks Obsession, Human Oddities and All Things Geek Love

For the month of August, Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr. steps up as guest curator at Wild Goose Creative. The show features 20 local artists’ works inspired by Katherine Dunn’s novel Geek Love. In addition to a gallery opening, Kent will host a 10-hour live reading of the novel. Justin Johnston: Tell me about your work […]

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TacocaT Cooperative Closing its Doors Ahead of Building Demolition

Walker Evans Walker Evans TacocaT Cooperative Closing its Doors Ahead of Building Demolition

After three years of operation at 937 Burrell Avenue in Grandview Heights, the TacocaT Cooperative is coming to an end. The building is slated for demolition and redeveloping as a part of Grandview Yard, similar to it’s predecessor Junctionview Studios, which was located about a block away before it too was demolished. “We have to […]

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New “Blockfort” Art Studio & Gallery Coming Soon to Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New “Blockfort” Art Studio & Gallery Coming Soon to Downtown

Before the end of the year, an old auto parts store and warehouse will become the newest Downtown creative space. A group of local artists will soon inhabit the old NAPA Auto Parts Store at 162 N. Sixth St., primarily relocating from the soon-to-be-demolished TacocaT Cooperative in Grandview Heights. “The majority of people at TacocaT […]

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Aaron Fowler’s Tough Love

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Aaron Fowler’s Tough Love

On June 1 it was announced that Michael Goodson would resign his position as Director of Exhibitions at the Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design and assume the role of Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts. While I expect Mr. Goodson will be greatly missed at CCAD, […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: The Winter’s Tale at Actors’ Theatre with Director Micah Logsdon

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: The Winter’s Tale at Actors’ Theatre with Director Micah Logsdon

Micah Logsdon has performed, written, directed and administered theater for more than 20 years. We sat down with him to discuss his directorial process for Actors’ Theatre’s upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and its Appalachian setting. Scott Vezdos: Describe your art and your creative process. Micah Logsdon: I don’t know if I’m […]

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