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

Art Review: Side Effects – Paintings by Patrick McDonnell 2016-2021

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Side Effects – Paintings by Patrick McDonnell 2016-2021

Patrick McDonnell has long since established himself as one of the top cartoonists and illustrators working today. In addition to his award-winning comic strip Mutts, McDonnell’s illustrations have been featured in The New York Times, Parents Magazine, and Time magazine. He has authored and published numerous children’s books (securing a Caldecott Honor award in 2012 for Me…Jane), won a number of […]

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Art Review – Resilience in Nature: We Are the Roses that Grew from the Concrete

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review – Resilience in Nature: We Are the Roses that Grew from the Concrete

It’s been noted that one of the side effects of the pandemic has been the opportunity it’s provided to reconnect with nature. Many of us who have been navigating lockdowns, social distancing and a general disinclination to gather in large, crowded venues have found respite and renewal in the natural world. Whether visiting local parks, […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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