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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: Henry Hess Creating Art Inspired by 20th Century Pop Culture

Erin Hoppe Erin Hoppe Columbus Makes Art Presents: Henry Hess Creating Art Inspired by 20th Century Pop Culture

Henry Hess easily spends six hours a day creating outsider art with imagery inspired by 20th century pop culture. Henry is a teenager with autism living and working in Columbus. His artwork will be on display during the ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus, Oct. 11-14. His mom, Amy, and mentor, Alicia Vanderelli, helped with his responses. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents: Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

The Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival returns for the fifty-first time on Monday, September 4. The city’s signature event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Northam Park. Established to provide an opportunity for artists beginning their careers as festival artists, the festival’s Emerging Artists’ Program invites artists interested in pursuing a […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Janet Chen on ProMusica’s Concerts Under the Stars

Brittany Lockman Brittany Lockman Columbus Makes Art Presents: Janet Chen on ProMusica’s Concerts Under the Stars

A musician herself, Executive Director Janet Chen leads ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in its efforts to bring world-class music to the Columbus community. In a series that she started six years ago, ProMusica brings three free concerts on Aug. 10, 12 and 13 to the grounds of Franklin Park Conservatory. Brittany: Tell me about your process […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Rachel Heine on Summer Stage Managing with CCT

Rachel Flenner Rachel Flenner Columbus Makes Art Presents Rachel Heine on Summer Stage Managing with CCT

Rachel Heine is working all summer with Columbus Children’s Theatre as Stage Manager for two of its Advanced Performance Academy productions, including the upcoming performances of Spring Awakening. This is Rachel’s third summer spent stage managing at CCT. I sat down with her to discuss returning to Columbus, how she got into stage management and […]

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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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