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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Actor’s Theatre’s Amanda Phillips

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Actor’s Theatre’s Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips is an actor, director and educator. She has worked in New York, Los Angeles, and in various regional theaters. Recent Columbus credits include Red Herring Productions’ DIRT, Columbus Civic Theatre’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and Actors’ Theatre’s 2018 production of Macbeth as Lady Macbeth. This year Amanda is in the director’s chair for […]

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Local Studio Unveils Public Art Piece at OhioHealth

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Studio Unveils Public Art Piece at OhioHealth

A public art piece contracted by OhioHealth for its new administrative office has been unveiled. The sculpture, titled “Beacon,” was installed in mid-May on the campus of the new administrative office, off of North Broadway just east of Olentangy River Road. Canneto Studios, who most recently designed a suspended, public art sculpture for The Castle […]

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Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Angela Meleca has announced the closure of Angela Meleca Gallery, stemming from a new role with community-service driven nonprofit Besa. Meleca will be joining the team at Besa as Director of Advancement, focusing on relationship building and fundraising. Besa is an award-winning organization that connects individuals and businesses with community service projects, previously partnering with […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents David Bahgat on Directing the Next Generation

Rachel Flenner Rachel Flenner Columbus Makes Art Presents David Bahgat on Directing the Next Generation

David Bahgat has been interacting with Columbus Children’s Theatre in some capacity since 1996. With a BFA in musical theatre from Otterbein and an MFA in performing arts from Savannah College of Art & Design, David is also the Director of Theatre Performance at Fort Hayes Career Center. Currently he is directing CCT’s upcoming production […]

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Preview: ROY G BIV’s Grand Re-Opening

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Preview: ROY G BIV’s Grand Re-Opening

The ROY G BIV Gallery is finally re-opening. In early 2018, it was announced that the gallery would be the first tenant inside the River & Rich project by local developer CASTO. The new space at 435 W. Rich St. is twice the size of its previous location in the Short North. The Short North […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Anietra Hamper on Transitioning from Anchor to Travel Writer

David Weaver David Weaver Columbus Makes Art Presents: Anietra Hamper on Transitioning from Anchor to Travel Writer

After spending nearly 20 years working in television as a top-rated news anchor and Emmy-nominated reporter, Anietra Hamper switched gears – becoming an entrepreneur, travel writer, photographer and the author of two best-selling books: 2018’s Secret Columbus, and now 100 Things to Do in Columbus Before You Die. Ohioana Library Executive Director David Weaver recently […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Erik Jon Slangerup

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Erik Jon Slangerup

Erik Jon Slangerup has been writing children’s books as a side gig for nearly two years. His first book, “Dirty Boy,” came out in 2000. Since then he has published others, and more recently developed an app that has been nominated for a Webby Award. Slangerup first thought about developing an app a few years […]

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