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A look at local artists, galleries, performance events, exhibition reviews, and everything in between.

The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

There are a myriad of possible solutions to breathe new life into a neighborhood. The Idea Foundry has a solution for Franklinton. In this episode, CEO Casey McCarty discusses how they helped transform an abandoned warehouse into a vibrant community that houses over 30 private office spaces for small businesses, startups, and corporate innovation spaces, […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Scenic Artist and Painter Edie Wadkins

Elizabeth Saltzgiver Elizabeth Saltzgiver Columbus Makes Art Presents Scenic Artist and Painter Edie Wadkins

Edie Wadkins is a theatrical set designer, scenic artist and fine artist. In her own words, she “paints things that look like things!” Since she was 12 she has rarely spent a day without negotiating some kind of art media. She has designed and/or painted scenery for over 200 theatrical productions, and her work has […]

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Art Review: Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art

It’s no coincidence that Ladies First opens with a series of political cartoons promoting women’s suffrage. After all, this year marks the centennial of the ratification and adoption of the 19th Amendment. One can imagine no better way for the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum to celebrate that milestone than by highlighting the contributions […]

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Pinot’s Palette Brings Paint & Sip to Short North

Susan Post Susan Post Pinot’s Palette Brings Paint & Sip to Short North

Grab your brushes and wine. Paint-and-sip Pinot’s Palette makes its public debut in the Short North on Thursday, February 6. The studio is taking over the former home of Fabian’s at 691 N. High St. Pinot’s Palette will offer both classes where participants will paint a pre-selected work, as well as open studio time for […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Marshall Shorts on Taking Creative Control of Design World

Jennifer Wray Jennifer Wray Columbus Makes Art Presents Marshall Shorts on Taking Creative Control of Design World

Marshall Shorts is busy. The 2006 graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design’s Industrial Design program is the owner of the creative agency Artfluential and cofounder (with fellow CCAD alum Corey Favor) of Creative Control Fest, an annual conference that spurs conversations about race, diversity and inclusion in art and design. In 2017, he […]

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Columbus Foundation Awards Grant to Preserve Aminah Robinson’s Home

 Taijuan Moorman Columbus Foundation Awards Grant to Preserve Aminah Robinson’s Home

The Columbus Foundation has announced a new grant that will preserve the home of the late Columbus artist Aminah Robison. The grant will assist in transforming the east-side home into an artist residency space. At the Foundation’s annual Columbus’ True Originals event, President and CEO Douglas F. Kridler announced that the $200,000 grant will go […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Sarob

 Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Sarob

Last month, when Sarob released “Fear & Impermanence,” he announced it by saying, “I hope this work speaks to you.” And while there’s clearly a message to be taken from the album, it isn’t a hollow PSA or soundtrack to an after school special, so much as his troubles laid bare. Sarob says the album […]

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