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Columbus Makes Art Presents

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 Amandda Leigh Tirey on her new exhibition of space and blood

Tom Baillieul Tom Baillieul Columbus Makes Art Presents Amandda Leigh Tirey on her new exhibition of space and blood

Columbus painter Amandda Leigh Tirey is intrigued by space and the vast biological existence inside and around us. Her large format works in oil appear to freeze the motion of active forms floating in an ambiguous space devoid of gravity, or capture slices of an anonymous aura delicately placed in a petri dish. She creates […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Beth Josephsen of Actors’ Theatre

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Beth Josephsen of Actors’ Theatre

In her ninth season with Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, Beth Josephsen is an actor, director, acting coach and artist educator teaching theater techniques in schools throughout central Ohio. She has performed around the world, on stages big and small, with highlights including A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Virginia Arts Festival, Ordinal Five at the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Lucie Shearer on Her Evolving Work and Appearing at the Columbus Arts Festival

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Lucie Shearer on Her Evolving Work and Appearing at the Columbus Arts Festival

Lucie Shearer first appeared at the 2016 Columbus Arts Festival as part of the Emerging Artist program. She tied for the award for Best Emerging Artist, and returns to the 2017 Festival, powered by American Electric Power, June 9-11 on the riverfront. We chatted with Lucie about her evolving artwork, what she’s learned about working […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Glass Artist Michael Hric

Kim Nagorski Kim Nagorski Columbus Makes Art Presents: Glass Artist Michael Hric

The Ohio Craft Museum will showcase work by its members in the annual juried exhibition, Best of 2017, now through June 18. Glass vessels by Columbus artist Michael Hric will be featured; Hric received the Artist Scholarship Award, which will allow him to attend a workshop at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Dave Buker on Combining Science and Art

Jaclyn Reynolds Jaclyn Reynolds Columbus Makes Art Presents: Dave Buker on Combining Science and Art

Many of COSI’s Team Members combine their passion for art with science education to give COSI guests a rich learning experience. Dave Buker, of Dave Buker & the Historians, is a talented musician and works as the Manager of the Tech Studio at COSI. He not only teaches students of all ages music creation, but […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Columbus Playwright Herb Brown

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents: Columbus Playwright Herb Brown

Intriguing Stories and His Latest Piece for the Stage

Columbus resident Herb Brown, a former Ohio Supreme Court justice, is also a playwright and author. CATCO will produce his world premiere, Henry Ford’s Model E, April 19 – May 7. Other plays of his premiered at CATCO include The Final Table in 2015, You’re My Boy in 2005 and The Power of God, which […]

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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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