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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: January Spirit of Columbus Photos

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: January Spirit of Columbus Photos
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The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check out columbusfoundation.org and follow along on our Facebook album as we continue to celebrate The Spirit of Columbus through photography. You can also tune in on Instagram.

Check out some of our most recent examples of spirit below:

Exciting contemporary art exhibits at Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space continue to thrill and challenge visitors. The Fergus Fellowship exhibit highlighted Post-MFA Fergus Fellowship recipients Andres Felipe Castelblanco Olaya and Hannah Walsh. The Arts Initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences presented works by the recipients of the 22nd Annual John Fergus Family Fund Scholarship Awards, a juried competition open to all studio-based undergraduate and graduate visual art and design majors.

Jerrie Mock’s sister, Susan Reid, received Sunny 95’s Outstanding Women Award on her behalf during a recent celebration. As the 50th Anniversary of Mock’s historic “Spirit of Columbus” flight approaches, accolades and awards are returning the spotlight to this truly heroic journey. “Long live The Spirit of Columbus!”

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington will excite visitors of all ages. The incredible machines and ephemera of hall of fame riders and beyond are a delight to see in person. The world-famous museum, run by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, works to “celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America.”

Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s “A Concert to End Homelessness” was a success thanks to your support. The collaborative spirit of our community was highlighted in this project as the Jazz Arts Group partnered with the Community Shelter Board to bring awareness and funding to the critical need for shelter amongst our fellow central Ohio residents. Photo: Stephen Pariser.

Don’t miss the great art shows that take place in the Elijah Pierce Gallery at the King Arts Complex. Showing now is the exciting Shine: Emerge Project. The gallery shop also highlights great local art and gifts.

The spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated in creative ways throughout Columbus. The Vessels of Christ brought joy and soul to their performances at The King Arts Complex MLK Open House Celebration.

The King Arts Complex MLK Open House Celebration featured great performances and activities while celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured here is the Volta Village Drum & Dance Company.

The Pizzuti Collection‘s Cuban Forever exhibit features the diverse, rich, beautiful, and compelling contemporary art of Cuba and should not be missed! While students always receive free admission, educators are receiving free admission through February! Get out and see this beautiful location and world-famous collection.

Information about more than 600 local nonprofits is available 24/7 through the Foundation’s online resource, PowerPhilanthropy, which is available to everyone who wants to be more informed about nonprofits before they give. PowerPhilanthropy makes it easy to donate to the causes you care about at columbusfoundation.org/p2/.

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