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The Confluence Cast: Greater Columbus Arts Council

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Greater Columbus Arts Council

What’s the difference between being an arts advocate and an artists’ advocate? Look to the policies and missions of the Greater Columbus Arts Council for an idea. This week, I spoke with Jami Goldstein, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Events. We discussed the organization and how it’s funded, their non-competitive grants programs, their new […]

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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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Lane Bryant Taps April Sunami For T-shirt Design

Anne Evans Anne Evans Lane Bryant Taps April Sunami For T-shirt Design

Blessed. Warrior. Loved. Powerful. These are some of the affirmations shown on a screen printed graphic tee shirt, now available at Lane Bryant. The clothing company worked with Columbus artist April Sunami to feature her positive messages of the power of women. Wearing this shirt will “put your love of art and diversity on display.” […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Behind the Scenes with Actors’ Theatre’s Michelle Batt

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents Behind the Scenes with Actors’ Theatre’s Michelle Batt

Michelle Batt is a director, actor and educator. For roughly the past 25 years, she went from community theater to 15 years at MadLab to co-founding eMBer Women’s Theatre in 2016 and being a contributing artist/member of Actors’ Theatre of Columbus since 2017. Her resume includes mostly directing for the past 15 years, but you […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Paisha Thomas on Staying Creative During COVID and Taking Inspiration from Local Artists

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Paisha Thomas on Staying Creative During COVID and Taking Inspiration from Local Artists

While the 2020 Columbus Arts Festival has been canceled, you can still support local artists during the Columbus Arts Festival in Place, June 12-14. Paisha Thomas was slated to perform on the Big Local Music Stage this year, but you can still hear and see her work at paishathomas.com and on the Big Local Music […]

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Gravity Uplifts Project Impacts Frontline Workers and Artists Alike

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Gravity Uplifts Project Impacts Frontline Workers and Artists Alike

Can’t Stop Cbus, local artists and community organizations have come together to launch the Arts Hub, an online resource for Netflix alternatives, Zoom backgrounds, masks and inspirational art for those working on the frontline. It represents a number of arts initiatives the community group, which was created as a resource amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has […]

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The List: COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Entertainers

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The List: COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Entertainers

Updated 5/13/2020: This article will continue to be updated regularly to include additional opportunities and resources for artists affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Note, also, that funds are quickly being exhausted due to this rapidly evolving situation, and the status of any fund can change before this article is updated. The following are national and a […]

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