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Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

It’s taken resilience for the impoverished urban core of Columbus to get to this moment. Many didn’t make it. Many more are struggling to. The obstacles are dense and stifling. In a way, they’re a distraction from themselves. People are too busy navigating each minute to be able to look around and ask why and […]

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Police Force and Local Community Connect Through Art

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Police Force and Local Community Connect Through Art

Police accountability and community involvement is improving relations between the two, according to a public awareness campaign headed by Warhol and Wall Street. The campaign, “Change Starts Here,” connects the public with real Ohioans who have been involved in the effort to improve community-police relations. Participants filled in the blank with their own idea about […]

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Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

There is magic in the reused, genius in the constructed, grace found in steel.  Melvin Edwards, an African American artist who has been making steel sculptures of all sizes for five decades, is redefining our dust-collected definition of modernist sculpture in his enormous exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades at the Columbus Museum of Art. The […]

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Black and Outside in Columbus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Black and Outside in Columbus

Nicole Jackson grew up in Cleveland where, as a child, she didn’t have many options to go outdoors and connect with nature. Much of her time was spent inside watching television, usually nature programs like National Geographic and Kratts’ Creatures. Jackson went on to study environment and natural resources at the Ohio State University with […]

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Local Speaker Featured on TED Homepage

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Speaker Featured on TED Homepage

Last November, Jim White took to the stage at the Capitol Theatre to give a talk at the annual TEDxColumbus event. His presentation, titled “The little problem I had renting a house”, told the story of the racial injustices he faced as a young man who served his country in the US Air Force, but struggled […]

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Review: In Touch with the Spirit at The Ohio Craft Museum

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: In Touch with the Spirit at The Ohio Craft Museum

Those of us who’ve grown up in the Western European tradition can perhaps be forgiven for coming to view the visual arts as something that’s separate from our everyday lives. Oh sure, some of us might (might) have original art in our homes, and others might (might) go to an exhibition, visit a gallery, or […]

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KIACA Gallery in the Short North is Closing

Walker Evans Walker Evans KIACA Gallery in the Short North is Closing

The KIACA Gallery, located at 937 North High Street, announced that they have closed their doors as of December 31st, 2010. They will be hosting a final gallery sale tomorrow, Saturday January 8th and are encouraging patrons to show support by visiting on their final day. The KIACA Board said the following in a statement […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION