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GCAC Presents is a bi-weekly column brought to you by the Greater Columbus Arts Council – supporting art and advancing culture in Columbus – in partnership with the Columbus Arts Marketing Association, a professional development and networking association of arts marketers. Each column will be written by a different local arts organization to give you an insiders look at the arts in Columbus.

GCAC Presents: Vietnam War Photos Spark Recollections, Inspire Gratitude

Janet Cooper Janet Cooper GCAC Presents: Vietnam War Photos Spark Recollections, Inspire Gratitude

“The photos reminded me of a number of experiences of this period of my life that was very educational but very traumatic,” said Tom Vennemeyer as he and fellow Vietnam veteran Jeff Noble saw the first black-framed photographs emerged from their packing crates. “They certainly bring back memories … which you never really forgot. They’re […]

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GCAC Presents: MadLab’s Theatre Roulette Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: MadLab’s Theatre Roulette Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

As part of MadLab’s yearlong celebration of its 20th anniversary, they will be presenting their 16th Annual Theatre Roulette. 17, if you include a best of Quintessential Roulette in 2009, but who’s counting? Theatre Roulette has become the mainstay of the last 16 MadLab seasons by representing its core mission of doing exclusively new works. […]

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GCAC Presents: Nine Grammys, 30 Recordings with the Emerson String Quartet

 Tricia Herban GCAC Presents: Nine Grammys, 30 Recordings with the Emerson String Quartet

What’s great about chamber music? It’s the intimacy. It’s the vibe. It’s the sense that each musician is a soloist—but yet that each musician is a vital component, dependent upon the others in the ensemble. Watch a small chamber ensemble perform and you sense a special connection. There is no conductor standing in front and […]

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GCAC Presents: Jazz In Shining Armor

Joey Hendrickson Joey Hendrickson GCAC Presents: Jazz In Shining Armor

We may never know what goes through the mind of a composer. But we get the joy of hearing what happens through their hands — works of weathered inner strength transposed into mood altering sound that moves, pushes and pulls us towards something greater than ourselves. Maybe we didn’t notice it or realize it in […]

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GCAC Presents: The Making of a Band: Capital Pride Band Celebrating 10 Years

Kevin Vaselakes Kevin Vaselakes GCAC Presents: The Making of a Band: Capital Pride Band Celebrating 10 Years

In 1999, a lone trumpet player showed up on a dare at the Bat-N-Rouge charity softball event during Columbus Pride weekend. He assisted the cheerleaders in exciting the crowd with familiar tunes like “Charge” and “Eat ‘em Up Raw Raw Raw.” The following year the trumpeter and a percussionist friend organized a 13-member pep band […]

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GCAC Presents: Ohioana Author-Palooza!

David Weaver David Weaver GCAC Presents: Ohioana Author-Palooza!

Ohio’s largest literary event is moving downtown . . . and you’re invited! The Ohioana Library has been collecting, preserving, and celebrating Ohio literature since it was founded in 1929 by then-Ohio First Lady Martha Kinney Cooper (an avid reader who wanted a collection of books by Ohio authors in the Governor’s Mansion). Its tagline […]

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GCAC Presents: Clayspace Provides a Studio For All Who Wish to Play and Work with Clay

Tami Knight Tami Knight GCAC Presents: Clayspace Provides a Studio For All Who Wish to Play and Work with Clay

The arts are thriving in Columbus! An especially exciting part of our vibrant art scene is the opportunity for hands-on participation. Clayspace offers just that – with classes, workshops and lessons for curious first-timers as well as amateurs and part-time artists. Our studio and accompanying Gallery 831, open since 2006, supports and showcases local emerging and […]

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