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Columbus Makes Art Presents is a bi-weekly column brought to you by the Greater Columbus Arts Council – supporting art and advancing culture in Columbus. The column is a project of the Art Makes Columbus campaign, telling the inspiring stories of the people and organizations who create Columbus art. Each column will be written by a different local arts organization to give you an insiders look at how #artmakescbus.

Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ten Things I Kate About You

Richard Albert Richard Albert Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ten Things I Kate About You

Amanda Phillips is starring as Petruchio in Columbus Civic Theater’s upcoming production of The Taming of The Shrew, and we talked a bit with her about what she thinks about Shakespeare, her husband and playing a dude. To force the pun in the title, we imposed ten questions upon the Shakespearean actress: Richard: You are […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: An Unexpected Evening of Mozart and James Bond in Mission: Seraglio

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: An Unexpected Evening of Mozart and James Bond in Mission: Seraglio

What do Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and James Bond have in common? Nothing. Until now. Opera Columbus has put a modern-day twist on Mozart’s action/adventure comedy, The Abduction from the Seraglio, transforming it into the James Bond-themed spectacular, Mission: Seraglio. How did this happen? What does this mean? What can we expect? We went behind the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Columbus Illustrator Evangelia Philippidis on Inspiration and Process

Kim Nagorski Kim Nagorski Columbus Makes Art Presents: Columbus Illustrator Evangelia Philippidis on Inspiration and Process

The Ohio Craft Museum, located in the Grandview Heights area, offers unique, one-of-a-kind gifts handcrafted by over 100 artists during its annual holiday sale, Gifts of the Craftsmen. Now through Dec. 23, shoppers will find something for everyone on their shopping list—including beautiful jewelry, sparkling glass ornaments, functional pottery and stunning prints and cards by […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ron Jenkins, Creator of CSO’s Holiday Pops

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ron Jenkins, Creator of CSO’s Holiday Pops

The Columbus Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts have become an annual tradition in Columbus, kicking off the season each year in grand holiday style. Holiday Pops is the brainchild of Ron Jenkins, chorus master of the Columbus Symphony Chorus, who has conducted all 100 performances since its inception. Jenkins took a moment between hectic holiday rehearsals […]

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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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Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Performer Damn the Witch Siren on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & David Bowie

Dana Bernstein Dana Bernstein Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Performer Damn the Witch Siren on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & David Bowie

On Friday, Oct. 21, HighBall Halloween will pay tribute to rock legend David Bowie for HB: On The Rocks. Damn the Witch Siren looks forward to playing a mixed set of originals and David Bowie covers, along with Fabulous Johnson Brothers and headliner dance pop-superstar Robert DeLong. HighBall Halloween continues on Saturday, Oct. 22 with […]

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