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Art Review: Carmen Herrera’s “Lines of Sight”

 Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Carmen Herrera’s “Lines of Sight”

Here’s some context. Carmen Herrera is a centenarian painter who’s been plying her trade since the 1940s. She’s lived and worked in Cuba, Paris, and New York. Largely ignored by the art world, Herrera didn’t sell her first painting until she was 89. Thankfully, recent years have been kinder to the artist. Interest in her […]

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Dance Review: Get Lost in Beth Gill’s Beguiling Catacomb at the Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Dance Review: Get Lost in Beth Gill’s Beguiling Catacomb at the Wexner Center

Bessie-winning choreographer brings her new intoxicating, slow-burn dance piece, Catacomb to the Wexner Center for the Arts this weekend. The sparse set, designed and lit by Thomas Dunn, consists of a white rectangle, materially different from the floor, with two separate white panels as a backdrop, spaced at different depths. As the audience is seated, Stuart […]

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Top Dance Party of the Weekend on Saturday

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Top Dance Party of the Weekend on Saturday

Off the Grid, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ annual event to benefit their education programming, returns this Saturday, promising some shimmering and sweltering fun in the middle of this up-and-down weather. There’s plenty of talk about how great the party is, and it’s all true. The samplings of food – this year including Hadley’s, […]

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Theatre Review: Wexner Center Presents Vivarium Studio’s Beguiling La Melancolie des Dragons

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Wexner Center Presents Vivarium Studio’s Beguiling La Melancolie des Dragons

Six years on from presenting Philippe Quesne and Vivarium Studio’s masterful L’Effet de Serge they bring La mélancolie des dragons. Columbus is richer for the presence of this thoughtful, graceful show. An image of incongruity and tranquility opens La mélancolie des dragons, setting the tone for the next hour-plus. A car sits in the middle of a snowy expanse, ringed by leafless […]

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Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt Comes to the Wexner Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt Comes to the Wexner Center

Since her feature directorial debut in 1994, Kelly Reichardt has quietly built one of the most individual and admirable catalogs among American filmmakers. This year the Wexner Center for the Arts celebrates her work with their 2016 Residency Award and Retrospective. The program begins this Thursday, October 6, with her 2010 period drama Meek’s Cutoff. […]

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Theatre Review: Masterful Thank You for Coming: Play at Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Masterful Thank You for Coming: Play at Wexner Center

Faye Driscoll returns to Columbus for a world-premiere run of her new Thank You For Coming: Play, which opened last night at the Wexner Center. Driscoll choreographed, directed, wrote the text (in collaboration with Amanda K. Davidson and the performers) and original music (in collaboration with performer Sean Donovan and sound designer Bobby McElver of the Wooster Group) […]

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Badass Women Come to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Badass Women Come to the Wex

Who’s in the mood for some badasses? The Wexner Center has you covered. Their two month series Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film spreads out over the rest of the summer to highlight what girl power has looked like over the course of cinema’s history. “A number of years ago, we did a […]

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