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Columbus Makes Art Presents Michael Artis on His New Unromantic Comedy Web Series

Cristyn Steward Cristyn Steward Columbus Makes Art Presents Michael Artis on His New Unromantic Comedy Web Series

Michael “Eagle” Artis is an African-American film director, producer, writer and actor, as well as the Creative Executive Officer of his own production company Artis Creative. He has both appeared in and worked behind the camera of several feature films including the soon to be released A Family Affair as well as Holy Hustle, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. This year Artis is premiering his […]

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Art Review: Summer Exhibitions at the Wexner Center

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Summer Exhibitions at the Wexner Center

At first blush, the three exhibitions currently on view at the Wexner Center can seem disparate and distinct. Jason Moran’s life-sized installations of legendary jazz venues operate on a scale far grander than Cecilia Vicuña’s modest and low tech precarios, while Barbara Hammer’s video installations and mixed-media works play on technological experimentation and exploration. These differences are […]

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Instagram Photographers to Host First Show at Franklinton Fridays

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Instagram Photographers to Host First Show at Franklinton Fridays

Mitch Geiser and Zack Mikesell are the two Columbus-based photographers who run the Instagram account @ColumbusVisuals, which has amassed just over 7,000 followers in the last two years since its creation. The page showcases Columbus photographers who shoot everything from iconic spots around Ohio to moody portraits, nature, and more. On Aug. 9 those photos […]

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The Confluence Cast: Artist & Educator Charlotte Belland

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Artist & Educator Charlotte Belland

Honing any craft takes practice. That’s the philosophy of educator, illustrator, and animator Charlotte Belland. In this week’s episode, she discusses her background, her role at the Columbus College of Art & Design, how Columbus gives to its artists, and the importance of forming habits and showing up. Shownotes for this episode This Confluence Cast episode […]

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10 Columbus Art Galleries off the Beaten Path

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman 10 Columbus Art Galleries off the Beaten Path

There was once a time when the Short North was undoubtedly considered Columbus’ arts district, as evident in this same article written a decade ago. But the area now has some stiff competition, and not just from the arts district in Franklinton. Now, many art galleries double as event spaces and community gathering places, turning […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Hip-Hop Artist Shad, Dropping Bars and Building Community

Dr. Elaine Richardson Dr. Elaine Richardson Columbus Makes Art Presents Hip-Hop Artist Shad, Dropping Bars and Building Community

The second-annual Columbus Women & Girls’ Fest on August 3, 2019 celebrates women and girls of the Mount Vernon neighborhood and beyond with women and girl-identified leaders in arts, entrepreneurship, education and activities for the whole family, geared toward wellness and empowerment. The Fest features national act Syleena Johnson, as well as local performers such as […]

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New Permanent Public Art Projects Arriving in the Short North

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Permanent Public Art Projects Arriving in the Short North

Two new permanent art projects will be unveiled this summer in the Short North Arts District. The new Graduate Columbus Hotel in the Short North, due to open early this fall, is set to house some of the tallest murals in the city of Columbus. To be created is a series titled “Journey,” made of three […]

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