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​Columbus Makes Art Presents: Classical Indian Dancer Sukanya Chand at the OhioDance Festival

Jane D’Angelo Jane D’Angelo ​Columbus Makes Art Presents: Classical Indian Dancer Sukanya Chand at the OhioDance Festival

Sukanya Chand will perform in the evening concert and teach a master class at the 2018 OhioDance Festival, held April 27-29. Chand is a dance educator, choreographer and performer of classical Indian dance. She has a dance company, Natya Nirvana, and is an instructor at MUCAI Academy. Jane met with her to learn more about […]

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Short North Artist Malcolm J Discusses His Work, Outpouring of Support Following Attack

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Short North Artist Malcolm J Discusses His Work, Outpouring of Support Following Attack

Kevin “Malcolm J” Jones, a self-decribed street artist primarily doing work showcasing the Shorth North, is nothing short of accomplished. Since his move to Columbus a number of years ago, he has used art to propel himself out of homelessness and become a familiar face in Columbus’ art community. His work sits in a number […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Xclaim Founder Mariah Layne French on the Dance Company’s Tenth Season and Latest Work

Pam Glauber Pam Glauber Columbus Makes Art Presents: Xclaim Founder Mariah Layne French on the Dance Company’s Tenth Season and Latest Work

Ten years ago, Mariah Layne French founded Xclaim, a contemporary dance ensemble based in Columbus. Since then, Xclaim has performed nearly 50 original works, most of them choreographed by Mariah. In addition to directing Xclaim, she teaches dance at Charisma Centre for the Arts. Mariah lives in North Linden with her husband, Philip, and their […]

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Benchwarmers Gallery Exhibition at Blockfort Tributes Sports Nostalgia

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Benchwarmers Gallery Exhibition at Blockfort Tributes Sports Nostalgia

Blockfort’s latest gallery exhibition, entitled “Benchwarmers,” is a nostalgic tribute to the sports, teams, players and icons artists grew up with. The exhibition, organized by Blockfort tenant and co-owner of Alison Rose Screen Printing Nicholas Nocera, will feature 14 artists with varying approaches to the sports theme of the exhibition. For instance, artist Julie Martin chose to […]

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PM Gallery Closing After 38 Years in the Short North

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman PM Gallery Closing After 38 Years in the Short North

One of the oldest galleries in the Short North is closing its doors after 38 years. PM Gallery, one of two galleries that started Gallery Hop, recently announced it will close its brick-and-mortar location at 1190 N. High St. The gallery has represented hundreds of local and national artists over the years. “A combination of […]

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Columbus Marks Harlem Renaissance 100th Anniversary With Year-Long Celebration and Events

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Marks Harlem Renaissance 100th Anniversary With Year-Long Celebration and Events

Columbus arts organizations have teamed up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with the commemoration, I Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100. Columbus’ involvement in the celebration recognizes the impact the Harlem Renaissance had on cities across the country, including Columbus. The break of African American art, literature, music, poetry and […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Songwriter Carole Walker, a Full-Time Connector of People

Michelle Holzworth Michelle Holzworth Columbus Makes Art Presents Songwriter Carole Walker, a Full-Time Connector of People

A hiring freeze in 2014 made something clear to Carole Walker: her well-paying bank job had put a hold on her calling as a songwriter for far too long. She quit this job with no plan, and has spent the last four years on a journey fueled by her love of creating soulful music to […]

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