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Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

If there is anything surprising about the Picasso exhibition currently on view at the Columbus Museum of Art, it is that there are still grand performances mounted by the legendary master himself. The Spanish painter who was best known for restructuring and revising the trajectory of art history with his Cubist works, which fractured the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Musician Adam Schlenker on American Roots Music

Jenny Danker Jenny Danker Columbus Makes Art Presents: Musician Adam Schlenker on American Roots Music

What do Beckley, West Virginia and Columbus, Ohio have in common? They both are home to the talented American Roots Acoustic musician and instructor, Adam Schlenker. He has become a permanent fixture at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington with his Acoustic Roots Music Ensemble classes, and has brought his love, passion and expertise for […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artists Heather Kaplan’s and Ryan W. Kelly’s Ceramics

Ken Aschliman Ken Aschliman Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artists Heather Kaplan’s and Ryan W. Kelly’s Ceramics

Heather Kaplan and Ryan W. Kelly have exhibitions at ROY G BIV Gallery this month. While their work is grounded in ceramics, it includes performative and installation elements. Ahead of their artists’ talk on Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m., I spoke with both artists about their practices and bodies of work. Ken Aschliman: How […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Sculptor Virginia Overton on Her Work in the Main Library’s New Park Plaza

Gregg Dodd Gregg Dodd Columbus Makes Art Presents: Sculptor Virginia Overton on Her Work in the Main Library’s New Park Plaza

After a 16-month renovation, Columbus Metropolitan Library is opening its Main Library on Saturday, June 25 with a series of free public events. Also to be unveiled is a newly commissioned sculpture by Virginia Overton, which will serve as the focal point of the new Park Plaza connecting the library to Topiary Park. We checked […]

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Police Force and Local Community Connect Through Art

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Police Force and Local Community Connect Through Art

Police accountability and community involvement is improving relations between the two, according to a public awareness campaign headed by Warhol and Wall Street. The campaign, “Change Starts Here,” connects the public with real Ohioans who have been involved in the effort to improve community-police relations. Participants filled in the blank with their own idea about […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Shadowbox Live Bringing Gallery of Echoes to the Columbus Arts Festival

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Shadowbox Live Bringing Gallery of Echoes to the Columbus Arts Festival

Stacie Boord wears many hats at Shadowbox Live and not all of them are on stage. In addition to being a triple threat, she is a power house behind the scenes directing community relations, special events and fundraising (among other duties). As the Shadowbox Live crew gets ready to wow Columbus Arts Festival audiences with […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

 Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Nannette V. Maciejunes has been the executive director of the Columbus Museum of Art since 2003. She has been integral in bringing the best of the art world to Columbus, including the upcoming exhibition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, which opens June 10. She enjoys art of all kinds, especially 20th century American […]

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