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Columbus Makes Art Presents Jarrod Turnbull on the Acting Process

Mark Phillips Schwamberger Mark Phillips Schwamberger Columbus Makes Art Presents Jarrod Turnbull on the Acting Process

Jarrod Turnbull first started with Evolution Theatre Company as an acting apprentice during its 2019 season. Since then he has performed in several productions, including The View Upstairs, Who Killed Joan Crawford? and Cabaret, for which he was also assistant director. He’ll be performing Evolution’s 2021 season opening production, From White Plains by Michael Perlman, […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Music Director Luis Biava on Musical Memories and What’s on His Plate

Heather Garner Heather Garner Columbus Makes Art Presents Music Director Luis Biava on Musical Memories and What’s on His Plate

Luis Biava is currently the Music Director of the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Principal Cellist of the Columbus Symphony. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Biava has made central Ohio home for the last 36 years. He will appear next on the podium at the McCoy Center for the Arts with the New Albany Symphony in […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown on People, Relationships, Politics and Culture

Jane D’Angelo Jane D’Angelo Columbus Makes Art Presents Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown on People, Relationships, Politics and Culture

Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown is an Assistant Professor at OSU, as well as a writer, performer, choreographer. She will lead a session titled “Tools for supporting an anti-racism classroom” on Saturday, May 1, 2021 during the 2021 OhioDance Virtual Festival (April 30 – May 2), an annual statewide celebration of dance through performances, film, demonstrations and […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Costume Designer Tabitha Abney

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents Costume Designer Tabitha Abney

Columbus costume designer Tabitha Abney, who started her creative career as an independent fashion designer, caught the costume design bug about seven years ago when she helped a friend create a specific coat for a lead actor. This spring, Tabitha is creating the costumes for CATCO’s upcoming production of Working: A Musical, which will be […]

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The Confluence Cast: Wexner Center for the Arts

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Wexner Center for the Arts

Contemporary art and the presentation of it has traditionally been a class-based endeavor. The Wexner Center for the Arts is trying to change that through its programs and the type of work that they present. I spoke with Johanna Burton, the Center’s Executive Director about what the Wexner Center is and how you should view […]

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The Confluence Cast: Nina West

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Nina West

Take your broken heart and turn it into art. This week, I sat down with Andrew Levitt, AKA Nina West, Columbus’s predominant drag queen and champion. It’s been 20 years since Andrew became Nina; high time to take stock in his career and what’s next. We discussed how he got started, the cultural phenomena of drag, the importance of being resourceful and scrappy, what’s it’s like being on Drag Race, and how he manages his career.

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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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