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Photos: Urban Scrawl 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Urban Scrawl 2015

The ninth annual Urban Scrawl event kicked off its two-day celebration in Franklinton today with dozens of local artists showcasing their talents with live mural painting. In addition to watching the artwork in progress, attendees were treated to live music, breakdancing, food trucks, drinks and other activities. Urban Scrawl continues on Sunday, August 30th from […]

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Painting Lessons: The 2015 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Painting Lessons: The 2015 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition continues to be the premier venue for sampling some of the best work by Ohio artists. The show has a long and prestigious history, and inclusion in the exhibition looks good on any artist’s resume. Plus, there’s always plenty of prize money up for grabs. That said, the […]

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North Market Seeking Public Mural Artists

Walker Evans Walker Evans North Market Seeking Public Mural Artists

The North Market announced last week that it will soon be adding some new public art installations, and that the creator of those installations could be you! The organization has partnered with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) to solicit proposals for three murals to be hung inside the historic Downtown building. The theme of […]

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Riffe Gallery To Remain Open After Talk of Closure

Walker Evans Walker Evans Riffe Gallery To Remain Open After Talk of Closure

Late Friday afternoon, some emails were circulating in the local arts community expressing concern about the possible closure of the Riffe Gallery, located at 77 South High Street. The Gallery, established in 1989, is one of the premiere spaces to see the work of Ohio artists, as managed and maintained by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). […]

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Art Review: Leah Frankel, Shed Series

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Art Review: Leah Frankel, Shed Series

The Shed is a delightfully DIY exhibition space tucked into the lovely back yard of a Clintonville home. Artist Blake Turner, who has worked extensively with non-permanent exhibitions and found spaces, claimed this little barn-like building and converted it into “an art space for realizing ideas.”  Although more casual, and certainly less commercial than traditional […]

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Review: Old Wood and Ancient Haunts, New Works by Linda Gall

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Review: Old Wood and Ancient Haunts, New Works by Linda Gall

Painter Linda Gall is known for her evocative images of abandoned industrial sites inhabited by an odd assortment of antique porcelain figurines. Depicted as if life-size, these strange ceramic protagonists can be kitschy and comic, or mannered and graceful. Their enigmatic presence serves to activate the narrative potential of what would otherwise be architectural still […]

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GCAC Presents: Collaborative Focus on Columbus Artists Highlights Hometown Talent

Tom Katzenmeyer Tom Katzenmeyer GCAC Presents: Collaborative Focus on Columbus Artists Highlights Hometown Talent

Columbus has been getting national recognition for our collaborative spirit. Just last year The Atlantic published a series of articles about how we do things differently here – how our business community, our nonprofits and our political leadership work seamlessly with one another to accomplish great things. We’ve seen this in recent years as our […]

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