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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: Local Art Treasure Mary Jo Bole Moves into Filmmaking

Melissa Starker Melissa Starker Columbus Makes Art Presents: Local Art Treasure Mary Jo Bole Moves into Filmmaking

A fixture of the Columbus art scene for decades, Mary Jo Bole has unearthed and explored fascinating bits of local history through a wide variety of mediums. For her newest work, she’s delved into a connection between her family and the Carnegies, the Pittsburgh family that made its name in the steel industry. She’s also […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Jack Miller on SRO Theatre Company’s Titanic The Musical

 Grace Rinehart Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Jack Miller on SRO Theatre Company’s Titanic The Musical

Jack Miller is a touring actor with Columbus Children’s Theatre. This month he is playing the doubled role of Jim Farrell and John Thayer in SRO Theatre Company’s production of Titanic The Musical. Peter Stone’s and Maury Yeston’s Tony Award-winning musical runs Feb. 16-25 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center’s Van Fleet Theatre. Grace: Let’s […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Painter Grant Gilsdorf’s VLNS NVR DIE at Gateway Film Center

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: Painter Grant Gilsdorf’s VLNS NVR DIE at Gateway Film Center

Grant Gilsdorf is an Ohio born and raised contemporary realistic narrative painter who has harnessed his exquisitely rendered realistic paintings into a visionary storytelling device that combines images of carefully crafted beauty existing within a brutal and gritty reality. His dark, tension-filled works mirror the narrative-driven experience of viewing a feature film, and his expertly […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Robert Cooperman’s Quest for Equal Time

Robert Cooperman Robert Cooperman Columbus Makes Art Presents: Robert Cooperman’s Quest for Equal Time

Robert Cooperman is the president and founder of Stage Right Theatrics, a Columbus theater company focused on producing the work of conservative playwrights. Stage Right’s second annual Conservative Theatre Festival runs Jan. 26-28 at the Shedd Theater. Cooperman discusses his background, the workings of conservative theater, and the Columbus theater scene. Stage Right: Tell me […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Director of Exhibitions at Beeler Gallery Jo-ey Tang

Dr. Melanie Corn Dr. Melanie Corn Columbus Makes Art Presents: Director of Exhibitions at Beeler Gallery Jo-ey Tang

Jo-ey Tang is a curator, artist, writer and the new Director of Exhibitions at Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design. The Hong Kong native spent six years in Paris before moving to Columbus in 2017. He previously served as curator at Palais de Tokyo in Paris from 2014 to 2015 and arts […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Andre Barrett, Jr. on Performing at Open Mics

Jackie Calderone Jackie Calderone Columbus Makes Art Presents: Andre Barrett, Jr. on Performing at Open Mics

Andre Barrett, Jr. is a Columbus-based dancer, musician/music producer, educator and administrator with TRANSIT ARTS, a program of Central Community House that provides free workshops in the creative industries to young artists aged 12-21. Barrett is also an IT Associate at the Columbus Museum of Art. This month he is an integral part of the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Origami Folding with Artist Monica Salisbury

John Scully John Scully Columbus Makes Art Presents: Origami Folding with Artist Monica Salisbury

Ohio Paper Folders hosts events and teaches a number of classes throughout the year. On Thursday, Dec. 7, artist and OPF founder Monica Salisbury will be teaching with Ohio Paper Folders at the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. Ohio Paper Folders vice president John Scully asked Salisbury some questions about her work with […]

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