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Columbus Makes Art Presents Janet George on a Lifetime of Curiosity in Art

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Janet George on a Lifetime of Curiosity in Art

Janet George is the curator of and one of many artists exhibiting in the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s inaugural gallery exhibition, New Beginnings: From There to Here, curated by Creative Women of Color. We chatted with her about her work, inspirations and process. Nick: How long have you been creating?Janet: Like most of the artists […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cartoonist Jeff Smith

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cartoonist Jeff Smith

The work of an artist isn’t much different from other pursuits. You have to plan, react to change, and it doesn’t hurt if you’re in the right place at the right time. This week, we talk with cartoonist and one of the organizers of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Jeff Smith, to discuss the origins of his character […]

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Ohio’s Performing Arts Faced Industry Declines and Now Tough Reopening Limits

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio’s Performing Arts Faced Industry Declines and Now Tough Reopening Limits

By Susan Tebben Opera Columbus was ready for its annual gala, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the performing arts company. The food was ordered and the venue was set for the March event. The next day, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the effective closure of the state, as the spread of COVID-19 began locally. […]

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How 934 Fest is Planning an Even Bigger Event Virtually

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman How 934 Fest is Planning an Even Bigger Event Virtually

Early on in the pandemic, 934 Fest started preparing for a hybrid festival, without knowing what September would bring. Now that the realities of the pandemic have become more clear, they’re taking things all-virtual. However, that’s far from bad news. The festival is trying to provide everything for viewers virtually that they would come to […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Daniel Rona Conjuring Giants for Massive 934 Fest Mural

Lisa Steward Lisa Steward Columbus Makes Art Presents Daniel Rona Conjuring Giants for Massive 934 Fest Mural

934 Fest is an annual arts and music festival and fundraiser in support of 934 Gallery. The festival coincides with Daniel Rona’s show, Body Forms. The festival features over 30 muralists, creating semi-permanent murals across the 934 campus, and 12 bands. We caught up with Daniel to talk about his mural. Lisa: Your show, Body […]

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Wild Goose Creative Closes SoHud Space

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Wild Goose Creative Closes SoHud Space

Wild Goose Creative has announced that they will no longer be occupying their founding space at 2491 Summit St. due to COVID-19. However, their planned expansion to Franklinton will continue. Near the end of 2019, Wild Goose Creative’s board and community came together to raise funds to support their expansion to a newly-renovated space in […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Christine Gaffney and Leah Trznadel at ROY G BIV

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents Christine Gaffney and Leah Trznadel at ROY G BIV

Refresh, Refresh, Refresh is the title of the latest exhibition at ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists. The exhibition features the work of Christine Gaffney and Leah Trznadel. Jurors Chris Yates, Maria Seda-Reeder and Scot Kaplan suggested these two artists exhibit their work together as they were struck by the similar themes and thought […]

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