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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: Piano Prodigy Comes Home to Columbus for Free Concert

Alexandra Kelley Fox Alexandra Kelley Fox

Many of us know that Columbus has long been a hotbed of rock music talent. But did you know that our classical music scene is equally fierce? We have more than a dozen vital classical music organizations, not to mention a 24-hour classical music radio station. Rising star pianist Igor Lovchinsky, who returns to Columbus […]

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GCAC Presents: Via Brasil at the Wexner Center

 Jennifer Wray GCAC Presents: Via Brasil at the Wexner Center

There is an art to making Brigadiers, chocolate bonbons often served at birthday parties in Brazil. (Recipe below.) Heat is key. Warm it enough to bring the stovetop condensed milk-and-chocolate concoction to a proper consistency—thick enough that as the sugary treat cools, it thickens and becomes chewy, but not so hot that its temperamental ingredients […]

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GCAC Presents: You’re Overdue for a Visit to the Carnegie Gallery

 Chuck Cody GCAC Presents: You’re Overdue for a Visit to the Carnegie Gallery

Since opening in 1907, the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library has operated like most libraries -housing and lending books, providing reference services, and, more recently, giving access to the internet computing, among other services. Many people may not be aware of the building’s history as a home to art exhibits. For example, George Bellows, the […]

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GCAC Presents: The 61st Columbus International Film + Video Festival

 Susan Halpern GCAC Presents: The 61st Columbus International Film + Video Festival

What do Brothers Drake Mead, organic food certification, crows, Afghanistan and the city of Tokyo have in common? They are all featured in films or events at the 61st Columbus International Film + Video Festival. Shorts, features, narratives, documentaries and even a poem-as-film are featured in the longest running film festival in the US. The […]

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GCAC Presents: The Making of GLUE

 Matt Slaybaugh GCAC Presents: The Making of GLUE

Nov. 2009 – Michelle Whited and I are driving to Ikea to buy set-pieces. On the way we discuss some ideas I have for shows and she comes up with the name “Glue.” Jul. 17, 2013 – We’ve been thinking about this show for so long that we have an overwhelming flood of ideas. Leigh […]

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GCAC Presents: Women In Music Columbus

 Anne-Marie Slater GCAC Presents: Women In Music Columbus

Providing a voice for women in music for over a century and for the future In 1882 a tiny arts organization was born on East Broad Street. This event was at the home of Miss Mary W. Failing and became the Women’s Music Club. In 1926 the group was described in the publication Musical America […]

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GCAC Presents: Changing the world one Miserable light bulb at a time

 Elizabeth Saltzgiver GCAC Presents: Changing the world one Miserable light bulb at a time

Les Misérables is an epic tale that has been a part of literary history since 1862, when Victor Hugo’s greatest novel was published. Admirers around the world know the theatrical version for its grand staging, booming voices and heart wrenching story of a man surviving against all odds. Contrary to popular belief, Les Misérables is […]

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