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GCAC Presents: OHIO-WHATTA?

David Weaver David Weaver GCAC Presents: OHIO-WHATTA?

The 85-year old library – with a somewhat confusing name – presents its annual book festival celebrating Ohio authors. I knew I had a challenge on the first call I made after the Ohioana Library hired me in 2005. Connecting with the man in charge of contributions at a local company, I introduced myself: “Hello, […]

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GCAC Presents: 50 Years of COSI

 Jaclyn Reynolds GCAC Presents: 50 Years of COSI

Explosions. Rats playing basketball. Static electricity making your hair stand straight up. Getting creeped out by the coal mine. Camp-ins with friends. No matter what stands out most in your memory, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating 50 years of what makes us uniquely COSI. March 29th marks our 50th Anniversary and we want […]

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GCAC Presents: Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus Reaches the World

 Marc Gofstein GCAC Presents: Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus Reaches the World

The lights dim in the theater. The conductor/artistic director makes his way to the podium followed by over 90 men dressed in tuxedos; each wearing a lavender colored tie, and a red & purple ribbon on their lapel. Suddenly the theater is transformed into a place of rousing musical celebration as this chorus begins to […]

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GCAC Presents: Don’t You Forget About Me

 Scott Vezdos GCAC Presents: Don’t You Forget About Me

Under the direction of world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) continues to break new ground while honoring the rich heritage of America’s classical music – jazz. In “Don’t You Forget About Me” (February 6-9 at the Southern Theatre), everyone’s favorite former teenager joins the CJO in a salute […]

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Columbus Arts Funding and Support Grew in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Arts Funding and Support Grew in 2013

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) has officially been under the helm of new President Tom Katzenmeyer for just over a year, but the organization is already accomplishing the main thing he set out to do: increase funding for art and culture in Columbus. GCAC released their annual Report to the Community today, which revealed […]

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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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Crowdfunding Platform Launches to Support Local Arts & Culture

Walker Evans Walker Evans Crowdfunding Platform Launches to Support Local Arts & Culture

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) has partnered with the Arts & Science Council (ASC) to locally launch power2give.org, a Charlotte-based online fundraising platform that is designed to support local arts and culture projects in the region. “power2give is an easy way for individuals to learn about and financially support local grassroots arts projects,” said […]

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