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A look at local artists, galleries, performance events, exhibition reviews, and everything in between.

Community Project Gives Hope at Faith Mission

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Community Project Gives Hope at Faith Mission

In mid-June, Faith Mission partnered with Harmony Project and the Kind Columbus initiative to create a mural that would bring hope to the people served by the homeless shelter Downtown. The “hope” mural, designed by artist Jeremy Jarvis, is similar in design to a “dream” mural located on Livingston Avenue. For this mural, Faith Mission […]

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Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

In early May 2019, a long forgotten building in the historic King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood was demolished without warning. Adorning the building were four large murals depicting iconic black women by the late artist Jeff Abraxas, best known for his mural work around the neighborhood. In the foyer of Streetlight Guild — the venue project by […]

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The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Who should we have at the table when trying to address the challenges and opportunities in Columbus? Storyteller and filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes talks about that, being a young black man in Columbus, and how he tries to show the importance of being present with family and friends in his work. Shownotes for this episode This […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Coach Keith Neal, West Side Griot and Community Jewel

Fevean Keflom Fevean Keflom Columbus Makes Art Presents: Coach Keith Neal, West Side Griot and Community Jewel

If you have ever walked into Upper Cup Coffee, you might have run into the infamous Keith Neal, affectionately known as “Coach.” His art collection has adorned the walls of the shop, giving customers a feel of African expression in the heart of Olde Towne East. Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Coach Neal moved to Columbus […]

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First Look: PatronArt Unveils New Gallery in Idea Foundry

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman First Look: PatronArt Unveils New Gallery in Idea Foundry

Fine art marketplace and Columbus-based startup PatronArt now has a dedicated space to view local art in real life. Located on the second floor of the Idea Foundry, PatronArt’s L-Gallery brings the company’s virtual mission of art accessibility to the physical world. Currently showing is Forged: The Art of the Idea Foundry, featuring a selection […]

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Milo Arts Celebrates 30 Years of Self-Sustained Community

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Milo Arts Celebrates 30 Years of Self-Sustained Community

In 2018, Milo Arts celebrated 30 years of the vacant school turned artist live-work community. Now in conjunction with the fourth anniversary of 934 Gallery, which opened in June 2015, Milo Arts will celebrate 30 years with an exhibition at the gallery from June 7-21. “From the Outside In: Snapshots of Milo Arts In Its […]

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Sarah Gormley’s Passion Project: A Gallery in the Short North

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Sarah Gormley’s Passion Project: A Gallery in the Short North

Before Sarah Gormley opened her first gallery, the space at 988 N. High St. housed a local men’s clothing boutique. There may have been a pop-up gallery at the space in the between time, but Gormley wasn’t living in Columbus at the time and says she can’t be sure. While she grew up just an […]

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