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Columbus Makes Art Presents Ohio State MFA Students and Their Thesis Exhibition

Luisa Varanese Luisa Varanese Columbus Makes Art Presents Ohio State MFA Students and Their Thesis Exhibition

Four MFA students — Dustin Brinkman, Erin Kearney, Maggie Schmiegelow and Mitch Vicieux — from the Ohio State University met with me over Zoom to give an inside look at their current exhibition, Proximity, and the different ways the past year has impacted their practice, inspiration, and community. Luisa: How do you find inspiration for […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Antoine T. Clark, Founder, Artistic and Music Director of MACCO

Kati Serbu Kati Serbu Columbus Makes Art Presents Antoine T. Clark, Founder, Artistic and Music Director of MACCO

Antoine T. Clark, artistic and music director, founded the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra in 2013 to support local artists while providing diverse and dynamic programming that entertains, inspires, and fosters music education. The MACCO performs concerts throughout the year, the next of which is a virtual concert, Folk Impressions, on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 at […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Xclaim Veteran Dancer & Choreographer J. Shannon Filmore on the Company’s 13th Season & Collaboration

Marissa Anderson Marissa Anderson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Xclaim Veteran Dancer & Choreographer J. Shannon Filmore on the Company’s 13th Season & Collaboration

J. Shannon Filmore is a dancer, choreographer, instructor and veteran member of Xclaim Dance Company. He’s a Columbus native and co-founder of Tru Kingdom Mega Dance Crew, who found his true passion for dance within the Columbus arts scene. Whether Shannon is working on a new piece for his 13th season with Xclaim, or planning […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Janet George on a Lifetime of Curiosity in Art

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Janet George on a Lifetime of Curiosity in Art

Janet George is the curator of and one of many artists exhibiting in the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s inaugural gallery exhibition, New Beginnings: From There to Here, curated by Creative Women of Color. We chatted with her about her work, inspirations and process. Nick: How long have you been creating?Janet: Like most of the artists […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Daniel Rona Conjuring Giants for Massive 934 Fest Mural

Lisa Steward Lisa Steward Columbus Makes Art Presents Daniel Rona Conjuring Giants for Massive 934 Fest Mural

934 Fest is an annual arts and music festival and fundraiser in support of 934 Gallery. The festival coincides with Daniel Rona’s show, Body Forms. The festival features over 30 muralists, creating semi-permanent murals across the 934 campus, and 12 bands. We caught up with Daniel to talk about his mural. Lisa: Your show, Body […]

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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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Found Again: Contemporary Art Quilts

  Found Again: Contemporary Art Quilts

“Found Again,” a juried exhibition, features 30 contemporary art quilts by artists from across the country, including 7 artists from central Ohio, including Shelley Baird, Rebecca Dickson, Vivian Milholen, Frauke Palmer, Ann Rebele, Judith Rush and Judith Vierow.

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