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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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Wex Brings in Julie Dash and Restored Daughters of the Dust

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex Brings in Julie Dash and Restored Daughters of the Dust

Filmmaker Julie Dash’s groundbreaking 1991 feature debut Daughters of the Dust gets the spotlight this weekend at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Dash and Melissa Harris-Perry will drop in Friday night for an introduction to the 2K DCP restoration of the film, as well as a Q&A following the screening. Daughters of the Dust, […]

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Moving Away but Leaving a Legacy – Denis de Verteuil

Anne Evans Anne Evans Moving Away but Leaving a Legacy – Denis de Verteuil

When you think of some of the initiatives that have happened in Columbus over the past few years – Design:ROLLS, How We Roll, Bike OSU, Pinchflat, and more – it’s hard not to think of Denis de Verteuil. He grew up in Columbus, and while his life’s path has recently taken him to Brooklyn, many […]

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