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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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The Confluence Cast: Cartoonist Jeff Smith

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cartoonist Jeff Smith

The work of an artist isn’t much different from other pursuits. You have to plan, react to change, and it doesn’t hurt if you’re in the right place at the right time. This week, we talk with cartoonist and one of the organizers of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Jeff Smith, to discuss the origins of his character […]

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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 Christine Gaffney and Leah Trznadel at ROY G BIV

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents Christine Gaffney and Leah Trznadel at ROY G BIV

Refresh, Refresh, Refresh is the title of the latest exhibition at ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists. The exhibition features the work of Christine Gaffney and Leah Trznadel. Jurors Chris Yates, Maria Seda-Reeder and Scot Kaplan suggested these two artists exhibit their work together as they were struck by the similar themes and thought […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Independent Paper Folder Artist Jason Hubbell

 Monica Salisbury Columbus Makes Art Presents Independent Paper Folder Artist Jason Hubbell

Ohio Paper Folders is a non-profit origami arts education organization based in Ohio. OPF provides programs around the state as well as offering service coordination and support for origamists. OPF founder and director Monica Salisbury asked artist and origami teacher Jason Hubbell some questions about his work and why his focus is origami. Jason will […]

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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: Layla Muchnik-Benali’s Latest Project Has Her Waving Good-Bye

Genevieve Wagner Genevieve Wagner Columbus Makes Art Presents: Layla Muchnik-Benali’s Latest Project Has Her Waving Good-Bye

Layla Muchnik-Benali is a graduate student at The Ohio State University, currently finishing up a master’s in art education, with a focus on museum education and film studies, while also working as a curatorial assistant in the Wexner Center for the Arts’ film/video department. Her latest project, waving goodbye (or hello) to the sun, is […]

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