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Reviews of local art exhibitions, shows and events throughout Columbus.

Art Review: Opposite Shores – Eric Barth and Carol Snyder at the Keny Galleries

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Opposite Shores – Eric Barth and Carol Snyder at the Keny Galleries

If this pandemic has offered us anything of benefit, it’s been ample time to consider our sense of place. For some this has come in the form of imagining the places they love while looking forward to the chance to return. For others, it’s meant being more attentive and attuned to those places they can […]

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Art Review: Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment

It’s fair to say that the current exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts is more focused on exploration than exposition; more inclined towards discovery than didactics. Given that Associate Curator Lucy Zimmerman has based the entirety of the exhibition on a series of expansive questions, this isn’t altogether surprising. Determining the purpose of […]

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Art Review: These Paper Flowers are Amazingly Real in ‘An Exploration of Botanicals in Paper’

Anne Evans Anne Evans Art Review: These Paper Flowers are Amazingly Real in ‘An Exploration of Botanicals in Paper’

Lea Gray has been crafting beautiful paper flowers for more than nine years. All of her creativity, experiments in paper folding, and appreciation of nature is now on view at the Franklin Park Conservatory in her collection titled ‘Bringing Reverence to Nature: An Exploration of Botanicals in Paper‘. All of the pieces featured in the […]

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Art Review: An American Sunrise at The Vanderelli Room

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: An American Sunrise at The Vanderelli Room

“We were running out of breath, as we ran out to meet ourselves”     – Joy Harjo “An American Sunrise” An American Sunrise presents the first exhibition inside The Vanderelli Room since March of 2020. While this alone would be cause for celebration, the show itself (as well as its impeccable timing), is what will likely […]

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Experience Fireflies on the Water at Toledo Museum of Art

Anne Evans Anne Evans Experience Fireflies on the Water at Toledo Museum of Art

Even though so many things have gone virtual to accommodate for COVID-19, virtual experiences often do not compare to live ones when it comes to art. Some art just has to be seen. Yayoi Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water is one of those experiences best seen in person. Currently, you can view Fireflies on the […]

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Art Review: Ohio Diaspora – Art from the Collection of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Ohio Diaspora – Art from the Collection of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists

I suppose we take our art where we can get it now. Whether it’s the Short North hosting a virtual Gallery Hop, the Wexner Center ramping up their “Off Center” initiatives, or the Columbus Museum of Art introducing the hashtag #myCMAathome, institutions and arts advocates continue to adapt to the stay at home world by making art […]

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Art Review: Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art

It’s no coincidence that Ladies First opens with a series of political cartoons promoting women’s suffrage. After all, this year marks the centennial of the ratification and adoption of the 19th Amendment. One can imagine no better way for the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum to celebrate that milestone than by highlighting the contributions […]

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