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Sherri Geldin Stepping Down from Wexner Center After 25 Years

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sherri Geldin Stepping Down from Wexner Center After 25 Years

The Wexner Center of the Arts announced this afternoon that Director Sherri Geldin will be stepping down from her role at the end of 2018, following 25 years of service in the position. “The honor and privilege to direct the Wex for 25 years has been the opportunity of a lifetime, and one I will […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Local Art Treasure Mary Jo Bole Moves into Filmmaking

Melissa Starker Melissa Starker Columbus Makes Art Presents: Local Art Treasure Mary Jo Bole Moves into Filmmaking

A fixture of the Columbus art scene for decades, Mary Jo Bole has unearthed and explored fascinating bits of local history through a wide variety of mediums. For her newest work, she’s delved into a connection between her family and the Carnegies, the Pittsburgh family that made its name in the steel industry. She’s also […]

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New Public Art for Hilltop Neighborhood, Hilltop Rising, to be Installed June 2018

Anne Evans Anne Evans New Public Art for Hilltop Neighborhood, Hilltop Rising, to be Installed June 2018

Summer Jam West has been on a mission to bring more public art to the Hilltop neighborhood. Currently, the group has secured five pieces by artists and has placed them in prominent places throughout the neighborhood. The pieces currently installed include: an 80’ Fantastic Food Garden mural by Danielle Poling in Westgate Park, a 14’ […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Jack Miller on SRO Theatre Company’s Titanic The Musical

 Grace Rinehart Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Jack Miller on SRO Theatre Company’s Titanic The Musical

Jack Miller is a touring actor with Columbus Children’s Theatre. This month he is playing the doubled role of Jim Farrell and John Thayer in SRO Theatre Company’s production of Titanic The Musical. Peter Stone’s and Maury Yeston’s Tony Award-winning musical runs Feb. 16-25 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center’s Van Fleet Theatre. Grace: Let’s […]

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Art Review: Tim Reitenbach’s “Fake” at Angela Meleca Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Tim Reitenbach’s “Fake” at Angela Meleca Gallery

It has been one year since Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States. Not surprisingly, this milestone has elicited every version of retrospective analysis you might imagine. Broadcast journalists fall over themselves to reach out to the base and the resistance alike. Experts are invoked, data is described, and pundits contort […]

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Public Art Transforming Short North Construction Sites

Walker Evans Walker Evans Public Art Transforming Short North Construction Sites

Nearly every block of High Street through the Short North is currently under construction, and will continue to be so for quite some time. To help alleviate some of the visual eyesores, the Short North Alliance is working with the Columbus College of Art and Design and several other partners to bring artwork displays to […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Painter Grant Gilsdorf’s VLNS NVR DIE at Gateway Film Center

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: Painter Grant Gilsdorf’s VLNS NVR DIE at Gateway Film Center

Grant Gilsdorf is an Ohio born and raised contemporary realistic narrative painter who has harnessed his exquisitely rendered realistic paintings into a visionary storytelling device that combines images of carefully crafted beauty existing within a brutal and gritty reality. His dark, tension-filled works mirror the narrative-driven experience of viewing a feature film, and his expertly […]

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