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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: Alexis Wilson on a Life in Dance and Working in Columbus

Jane D’Angelo Jane D’Angelo Columbus Makes Art Presents: Alexis Wilson on a Life in Dance and Working in Columbus

Alexis Wilson has had a distinguished and varied career in dance. She is the daughter of Billy Wilson, a celebrated Broadway choreographer and her mother, who was a prima ballerina. She’s performed classically and commercially all over the world, and she has written and published poetry, a full length musical and a memoir, Not So […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Najette Kanoun on Glassquerade, Civil Engineering and Glassblowing

Hannah Benson Hannah Benson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Najette Kanoun on Glassquerade, Civil Engineering and Glassblowing

In honor of its 30th anniversary, Glass Axis is giving its annual fundraiser, Glassquerade, an 80s-style makeover. Boasting a glass fashion show, a performance from The Reaganomics and two cash bars. The fun begins in Glass Axis’ Franklinton location at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Najette Kanoun – engineer, visual artist and Glassquerade Planning […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Searius Addishin Bringing Sexy Back with Erotica Poetry

Justin Johnston Justin Johnston Columbus Makes Art Presents: Searius Addishin Bringing Sexy Back with Erotica Poetry

Searius Addishin is a poet, performer and educator based in Columbus. This month, he’s bringing his signature spoken word event, Erotica, to Wild Goose Creative on Saturday, Feb. 11, just in time for Valentine’s weekend. Justin Johnston: What can people expect when they come to one of your performances? Searius Addishin: They can expect authenticity […]

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Columbus Makes Art: Alexander Paquet on Diving into Experimental Music

fusefactory fusefactory Columbus Makes Art: Alexander Paquet on Diving into Experimental Music

On Feb. 3, Alexander Paquet will be performing as Field Sleeper at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery in Clintonville as part of the Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab’s Frequency Fridays experimental music and sound art monthly series. In spite of being a relative newcomer to Columbus’ underground music community, he has […]

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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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