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Art Commissioners Reflect on Statue Removal, Flag Redesign & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Art Commissioners Reflect on Statue Removal, Flag Redesign & More

On Wednesday, July 1, the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue located at City Hall began, as requested by Mayor Andrew Ginther and agreed upon by the Columbus Art Commission, whose members are charged with approving the altering or removal of the city’s public art, among other responsibilities. The seven-person body motioned to move forward […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

David Vargo David Vargo Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

When Executive Artistic Director Mark Phillips Schwamberger envisioned recrafting Evolution Theatre into Central Ohio’s only professional LGBTQ+ theater company in 2015, he did it with the sure knowledge that both the need and the audience existed. He imagined it dedicated exclusively to presenting works that celebrate the community’s past, present and future. And with an […]

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Theater Preview: Short North Stage Returns With Digital ‘John & Jen’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Preview: Short North Stage Returns With Digital ‘John & Jen’

Every piece of our lives changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Theater and performance art, which depends on a circuit of energy, a connection of being in the same room at the same time, suddenly screeched to a halt. For the last few months, theatrical troupes have mulled over “What’s next?”  Many of […]

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Local Wood Turner Creates Natural Wood Art

Randi Walle Randi Walle Local Wood Turner Creates Natural Wood Art

Scott Gordon, owner of ScoGo Woodworking, began working with wood while still in grade school. Since then, most of his knowledge in the field has come through experience, trial and error, and collaboration with other wood turners. Gordon works in IT during the day and spends his evenings and weekends at his home studio practicing […]

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Coronavirus Update: CMA, Contact Sports & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: CMA, Contact Sports & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Thursday, June 18, 5,889 cases and 269 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 7,833 cases and 358 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 43,122 cases and 2,633 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Layla Muchnik-Benali’s Latest Project Has Her Waving Good-Bye

Genevieve Wagner Genevieve Wagner Columbus Makes Art Presents: Layla Muchnik-Benali’s Latest Project Has Her Waving Good-Bye

Layla Muchnik-Benali is a graduate student at The Ohio State University, currently finishing up a master’s in art education, with a focus on museum education and film studies, while also working as a curatorial assistant in the Wexner Center for the Arts’ film/video department. Her latest project, waving goodbye (or hello) to the sun, is […]

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Photos: Art Murals Spread Positive Images and Messages Downtown

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Art Murals Spread Positive Images and Messages Downtown

In the nearly two weeks of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, there has been a movement to respond to the growing amount of plywood covering windows Downtown with something more positive. In a 50/50 partnership, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and CAPA launched #ArtUnitesCbus, and businesses have in turn contracted artists to […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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