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Columbus Makes Art Presents Chaz O’Neil and Tanya Anne Long at ROY G BIV

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents Chaz O’Neil and Tanya Anne Long at ROY G BIV

ROY G BIV’s latest exhibition features the work of Chaz O’Neil and Tanya Long, on display from Sept. 10 – Oct. 2. Catch the opening during Franklinton Fridays on Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. or join us when ROY talks with the artists on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. over Zoom here. We chatted […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli and Her Inspirations

Myken Pullins Myken Pullins Columbus Makes Art Presents Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli and Her Inspirations

Mixed-media artist Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli is featured in a solo exhibition at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s SEEN Studios inside Chromedge Studios. Keep the Rage Tender will open on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and run through Nov. 12. We chatted with her about her work. Myken: Where are you from?Rebecca: I spent my childhood in Richmond, Virginia and moved […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Sonja Sheriff on Accentuating a Face with Jewelry Design

Jodi Osborne Jodi Osborne Columbus Makes Art Presents Sonja Sheriff on Accentuating a Face with Jewelry Design

With more than 35 years of experience, jewelry artist Sonja Sheriff brings classic designs to Upper Arlington. Sonja will join over 100 other artists to exhibit her work in this year’s Labor Day Arts Festival, Monday, Sept. 6. Jodi: How many years have you been designing jewelry? What have you learned over those years? Sonja: I […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Benjamin Willis on Being an Active Participant in Community

Lisa Steward Lisa Steward Columbus Makes Art Presents Benjamin Willis on Being an Active Participant in Community

Benjamin Willis is a self-taught photographer aiming to show the richness and complexity of the inner fabric of Columbus folk. As an African American, Willis believes it’s imperative for him to tell the stories and show the perspective, imagination and creativity of his community. Willis’ work is currently featured in Lyrics for a New Century, […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Lance Johnson on the Celebration of Urban Life

Lauren Emond Lauren Emond Columbus Makes Art Presents Lance Johnson on the Celebration of Urban Life

Lance Johnson is a Bronx-born mixed-media artist who recently relocated to Columbus. He uses his work as a vehicle for urban development and a celebration of the diversity of the urban landscape. Lance will be live painting at BAM Thursdays on July 22 at the Columbus Museum of Art. We chatted with Lance about his […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents CoMo Dancer Alicia Hann

Laura Comana Puscas Laura Comana Puscas Columbus Makes Art Presents CoMo Dancer Alicia Hann

Alicia Hann will be performing with CoMo Dance this summer in Columbus Recreation & Parks’ Summer Park Pop-Ups. CoMo’s Artistic and Executive Director Laura Puscas chatted with Alicia about developing new work and navigating the pandemic through dance. Laura: What was it like to continue dancing with CoMo during the pandemic?Alicia: I was grateful to […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents DonCee Coulter on His Process and Inspirations in Fiber Art

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents DonCee Coulter on His Process and Inspirations in Fiber Art

Don “DonCee” Coulter is one of five fiber artists exhibiting in the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s latest gallery exhibition, Entangled Threads, curated by Lyn Logan-Grimes of the King Arts Complex. We chatted with him about his work, inspirations and process. Nick: How long have you been creating?DonCee: I’ve been creating art since as far as […]

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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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