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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: Sculptor Virginia Overton on Her Work in the Main Library’s New Park Plaza

Gregg Dodd Gregg Dodd Columbus Makes Art Presents: Sculptor Virginia Overton on Her Work in the Main Library’s New Park Plaza

After a 16-month renovation, Columbus Metropolitan Library is opening its Main Library on Saturday, June 25 with a series of free public events. Also to be unveiled is a newly commissioned sculpture by Virginia Overton, which will serve as the focal point of the new Park Plaza connecting the library to Topiary Park. We checked […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Shadowbox Live Bringing Gallery of Echoes to the Columbus Arts Festival

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Shadowbox Live Bringing Gallery of Echoes to the Columbus Arts Festival

Stacie Boord wears many hats at Shadowbox Live and not all of them are on stage. In addition to being a triple threat, she is a power house behind the scenes directing community relations, special events and fundraising (among other duties). As the Shadowbox Live crew gets ready to wow Columbus Arts Festival audiences with […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Melissa Ferguson Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Nannette V. Maciejunes has been the executive director of the Columbus Museum of Art since 2003. She has been integral in bringing the best of the art world to Columbus, including the upcoming exhibition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, which opens June 10. She enjoys art of all kinds, especially 20th century American […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Nick Hardin on Dream Roles, Musical Comedy and the Columbus Theatre Scene

Mark Phillips Schwamberger Mark Phillips Schwamberger Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Nick Hardin on Dream Roles, Musical Comedy and the Columbus Theatre Scene

Nick Hardin appeared in Evolution Theatre Company’s award-winning production of YANK! The Musical in 2015, for which he was awarded a best acting award. He will be seen this year in Evolution Theatre Company’s Local Playwrights Festival starting June 1, presented in association with CATCO, as well as in the area premiere of Book Of […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Columbus’s poetry scene is growing, and after meeting local poet Scott Woods I had to know more about the scene and his work. Woods co-founded Writer’s Block Poetry, which hosts weekly readings at Kafe Kerouac and he recently released a new book of poems, Urban Contemporary History Month. Lacey: How long have you been writing […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: CATCO’s Steven C. Anderson on Building a Theatre Season and Taking a Dig at Chekhov

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents: CATCO’s Steven C. Anderson on Building a Theatre Season and Taking a Dig at Chekhov

As producing director at CATCO, Steven C. Anderson determines the plays the theatre organization will produce each season, a balancing act, if you will, to stage productions that have broad appeal for the very young to millennials to empty nesters, and, at the same time, serve up the right mix of classics and current works. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Author Augusten Burroughs on Lust, Wonder and Everything In Between

Robin Yocum Robin Yocum Columbus Makes Art Presents: Author Augusten Burroughs on Lust, Wonder and Everything In Between

Internationally acclaimed author Augusten Burroughs is known for his poignant and painfully honest autobiographical commentary, and his latest memoir, Lust & Wonder, is no exception. Ahead of his Thurber House Evening With Authors event later this month, I chatted with him to get his take on autobiographical storytelling and relationships. Robin Yocum: You started as […]

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