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Franklinton Artists Mix Pro Wrestling With Creativity

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Franklinton Artists Mix Pro Wrestling With Creativity

Local 'Wrestling' League Nixes Stereotypes

As with any music and arts fest, this September’s Independents’ Day Festival in East Franklinton attracted a crowd made of eclectics and hobbyists. Amidst all the local artists, musicians, and chefs was a group of individuals dressed in full lucha libra (Mexican wrestling garb) performing an odd mix of painting and fighting. It’s the Artists […]

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Input Solicited for Olde Towne East Public Art Installation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Input Solicited for Olde Towne East Public Art Installation

The Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association (OTENA) is seeking neighborhood input on a new public art installation on Parsons Avenue. The project was originally announced nearly two years ago, but the artwork component was slated to come on line as a final phase in 2017 following roadwork and utility work that needed to take place […]

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Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957

It would be easy to survey contemporary art and assume it stole all its best moves from consumer product design and marketing. Whether it is the epic gloss and shine of Jeff Koons, the flawless finishes of Anish Kapoor, the pop-infused stylings of Takashi Murakami, or the cool, oversized appropriations of Richard Prince, art today […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents 
Lonny Nichols on the Cultural Arts Center and its Studio Art Sale

Ashley Fuentes Ashley Fuentes Columbus Makes Art Presents 
Lonny Nichols on the Cultural Arts Center and its Studio Art Sale

On Nov. 11, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Columbus Cultural Arts Center hosts its annual Studio Art Sale. Lonny Nichols is one of the enthusiastic student artists who will be selling at the event, and he shared about the sale and his involvement at the CAC. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Alison Bomber on Directing Romeo and Juliet

Ray'Anthony Bruster Ray'Anthony Bruster Columbus Makes Art Presents Alison Bomber on Directing Romeo and Juliet

Freelance Text and Voice Coach, Director and Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Associate Artist Alison Bomber has returned to The Ohio State University Department of Theatre to guest direct Romeo and Juliet after directing the department’s successful production of Othello in 2011. We caught up with Alison about her inspirations, her directing process and her collaborations […]

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Review: Utopia Banished at The Angela Meleca Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: Utopia Banished at The Angela Meleca Gallery

Angela Meleca Gallery kicked off it’s fourth season of exhibitions with a bang. Utopia Banished, curated by George Rush and Ryland Wharton, presents a compelling visual exploration of our unflagging (and as yet unfulfilled) desire to create a perfect society. Using Kim Stanley Robinson’s award-winging Mars Trilogy as their inspiration, Rush and Wyland have assembled […]

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Tour Local Artist Studios This Weekend

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tour Local Artist Studios This Weekend

The first ever Columbus Open Studio and Stage (COSS) event kicks off this weekend, inviting locals to step inside artist studios and local theaters to experience a unique look at the local creative community. “Columbus Open Studio and Stage gives people a chance to peek behind the scenes of the creative process, while also providing them […]

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