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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

Columbus-based Latin jazz band Yumbambé has been performing in Columbus and beyond for more than 20 years. Led by Eric “The Fish” Paton, the group will be performing at Festival Latino 2016, the largest Latin event in Ohio, being held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, at Bicentennial Park downtown. We caught up with […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr. Talks Obsession, Human Oddities and All Things Geek Love

Justin Johnston Justin Johnston Columbus Makes Art Presents: Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr. Talks Obsession, Human Oddities and All Things Geek Love

For the month of August, Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr. steps up as guest curator at Wild Goose Creative. The show features 20 local artists’ works inspired by Katherine Dunn’s novel Geek Love. In addition to a gallery opening, Kent will host a 10-hour live reading of the novel. Justin Johnston: Tell me about your work […]

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

 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: BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang on the Inspiration Behind ‘Inspired’

Taylor Starek Taylor Starek Columbus Makes Art: BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang on the Inspiration Behind ‘Inspired’

What do Queen and Jane Austen have in common? On March 11, BalletMet will unite the two with Inspired, a triple-bill collaboration with Cincinnati Ballet featuring three distinct works by renowned choreographers. BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang stole a moment in between rehearsals to provide insight into the show, the ballet he choreographed and where […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Brick Master Arthur Gugick of COSI’s LEGO Travel Adventure

Jaclyn Reynolds Jaclyn Reynolds Columbus Makes Art Presents: Brick Master Arthur Gugick of COSI’s LEGO Travel Adventure

COSI’s LEGO® Travel Adventure is running through May 8, and featured in the exhibition are some amazing creations by Cleveland artist, high school math teacher and LEGO brick master Arthur Gugick. Gugick creates world landmarks and mosaics out of LEGO bricks, something he started doing at a young age, so we chatted with him about […]

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