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Columbus Makes Art Presents CoMo Dancer Jessica Wheeler and Revolve

Laura Comana Puscas Laura Comana Puscas Columbus Makes Art Presents CoMo Dancer Jessica Wheeler and Revolve

Jessica Wheeler is a company dancer for the Columbus Modern Dance Company and is currently Assistant Artistic Director for CoMo’s fall performance, Revolve, Nov. 1-2 at Dance Edge. Jessica joins director Laura Puscas to answer some questions about life as a part-time professional modern dancer. Laura: When did you start dancing in life, and how […]

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City Starts Collecting GCAC Admissions Tax

Susan Post Susan Post City Starts Collecting GCAC Admissions Tax

If you’ve purchased tickets to any events held in Columbus since July, you may have noticed an extra tax on the price of admission. Commonly referred to as the “Ticket Tax,” the Admissions Tax supporting the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and Nationwide Arena rather quietly went into effect on July 1, 2019. The 5% […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Herb Brown and The Price of Power

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents Herb Brown and The Price of Power

Columbus resident Herb Brown, a former Ohio Supreme Court justice, is also a playwright and author. CATCO will present a reading of his most recent play, The Price of Power, which focuses on former President John F. Kennedy, his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, and J. Edgar Hoover Feb. 8, 2020. Brown has written seven plays, […]

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Art Review: The Evolution of Columbus Art

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: The Evolution of Columbus Art

We’re at a point in our collective gallery calendars where the art of Central Ohio is front and center. In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement and Greater Columbus 2019 (both on view at the Columbus Museum of Art through September 29) have filled our summer with stunning, home-grown talent. Similarly, the […]

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Wex Previews New Exhibition with Offsite Installations

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Wex Previews New Exhibition with Offsite Installations

The Wexner Center for the Arts kicks off its 30th anniversary year of exhibitions with “HERE,” featuring artists Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer and Maya Lin. The exhibition will present site-specific installations throughout the center’s galleries and beyond, the latter of which can be previewed this evening, Friday, Sept. 20, just before the exhibition’s opening tomorrow. […]

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The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Who should be taking ownership over the uniqueness that is Columbus culture? Scott Woods has some ideas about that and how we should be defining it. Among his many hats (poet, organizer, journalist, etc), he’s working to curate and develop what Columbus has to offer with his biggest project to date, Streetlight Guild. Shownotes for […]

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GCAC Creates Citywide Public Art Database

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman GCAC Creates Citywide Public Art Database

In an effort to build awareness of the variety of public art in Columbus, the Greater Columbus Arts Council has created a searchable database of public art online. The database lists more than 800 public art sculptures, murals, historic theaters and installations found at nearly 350 sites around Franklin County, and suggests other artwork and […]

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