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GCAC Presents: The Making of a Band: Capital Pride Band Celebrating 10 Years

Kevin Vaselakes Kevin Vaselakes GCAC Presents: The Making of a Band: Capital Pride Band Celebrating 10 Years

In 1999, a lone trumpet player showed up on a dare at the Bat-N-Rouge charity softball event during Columbus Pride weekend. He assisted the cheerleaders in exciting the crowd with familiar tunes like “Charge” and “Eat ‘em Up Raw Raw Raw.” The following year the trumpeter and a percussionist friend organized a 13-member pep band […]

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GCAC Presents: Ohioana Author-Palooza!

David Weaver David Weaver GCAC Presents: Ohioana Author-Palooza!

Ohio’s largest literary event is moving downtown . . . and you’re invited! The Ohioana Library has been collecting, preserving, and celebrating Ohio literature since it was founded in 1929 by then-Ohio First Lady Martha Kinney Cooper (an avid reader who wanted a collection of books by Ohio authors in the Governor’s Mansion). Its tagline […]

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Merion Village Furniture Shop Launches Art Gallery

Walker Evans Walker Evans Merion Village Furniture Shop Launches Art Gallery

T.Y. Fine Furniture has called Merion Village home since last August when owner Tarik Yousef opened his showroom at 106 East Moler Street, and this Spring the business is expanding its functionality to include an art gallery space as well. “Fine art is a natural companion to fine, handmade furniture — the two seem to […]

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Review: Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present

I was wrong. Or maybe I was just taught wrong. Is there a difference? I’m not sure. See, I learned most of  what I know about modern fiber art in the decidedly unheady ’80s. I was enrolled in classes at OSU. At the time there were a handful of art history classes that covered modern […]

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Millworks Offers Low Cost Studio Space for Local Artists

Walker Evans Walker Evans Millworks Offers Low Cost Studio Space for Local Artists

“As it is well known, artists add value to neighborhoods,” stated Bonnie Katz. “And all too often, they are priced out of newly gentrified areas which they actually may have been instrumental in transforming. Columbus is home to a rich, diverse, and enormous community of individuals who need safe, affordable studio space.” To that end, […]

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GCAC Presents: Clayspace Provides a Studio For All Who Wish to Play and Work with Clay

Tami Knight Tami Knight GCAC Presents: Clayspace Provides a Studio For All Who Wish to Play and Work with Clay

The arts are thriving in Columbus! An especially exciting part of our vibrant art scene is the opportunity for hands-on participation. Clayspace offers just that – with classes, workshops and lessons for curious first-timers as well as amateurs and part-time artists. Our studio and accompanying Gallery 831, open since 2006, supports and showcases local emerging and […]

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Illustrated Map in the Works for Clintonville, Proposals Being Accepted

Anne Evans Anne Evans Illustrated Map in the Works for Clintonville, Proposals Being Accepted

There’s no doubt about it, Columbus loves its maps. (Have you voted in the Columbus Transit Map contest yet?). The Clintonville Area Commission is currently taking submissions for what Clintonville landmarks should appear on an illustrated map of Clintonville. They are also seeking proposals from illustrators who would like the chance to design the map. […]

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