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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: 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: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Columbus’s poetry scene is growing, and after meeting local poet Scott Woods I had to know more about the scene and his work. Woods co-founded Writer’s Block Poetry, which hosts weekly readings at Kafe Kerouac and he recently released a new book of poems, Urban Contemporary History Month. Lacey: How long have you been writing […]

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Art Review: Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada

I’ve seen Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada a few times since it opened at the Wexner Center this past January. That’s normal. I like to revisit those exhibitions I’ll be writing about. Usually it’s with the intention of gathering additional details or reviewing works I expect to highlight. Sometimes it’s just to experience the overall tone […]

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Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

There is magic in the reused, genius in the constructed, grace found in steel.  Melvin Edwards, an African American artist who has been making steel sculptures of all sizes for five decades, is redefining our dust-collected definition of modernist sculpture in his enormous exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades at the Columbus Museum of Art. The […]

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More Artist Studios and Workforce House Coming to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Artist Studios and Workforce House Coming to Franklinton

A year ago we reported on the addition of more artist studios in Franklinton — and while that project has not yet come to fruition, it’s still in the works. 400 West Rich project manager Chris Sherman provided an update on the new project at 289 West Walnut this weekend, explaining that a roof replacement project […]

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