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Columbus Makes Art Presents Avery McGrail and Fabricated Magic

Margaret Wunderlich Margaret Wunderlich Columbus Makes Art Presents Avery McGrail and Fabricated Magic

Avery McGrail’s Fabricated Magic is on view from Dec. 14 to Jan.7 at Wild Goose Creative’s temporary location in the 400 West Rich Bridge Gallery. We chatted with her about her work. Margaret: Hi Avery! Tell me a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? How did art become a part of your […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Grisez, His Inspirations and What He Wished Others Knew About Music

Kathy Karnap Kathy Karnap Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Grisez, His Inspirations and What He Wished Others Knew About Music

Mark Grisez is principal trumpet for the Columbus Symphony. Originally from central California, Grisez has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony, California Symphony, Louisville Orchestra and a variety of other ensembles. He appears, along with the Columbus Symphony, in concerts like CSO’s Beethoven 250 Cycle: Symphony No. 6, performed virtually on Nov. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents HighBall Halloween Costume Couture Designer Shiree Houf on Design Inspiration & A 2020 Sneak Peek

Michelle Gibson Michelle Gibson Columbus Makes Art Presents HighBall Halloween Costume Couture Designer Shiree Houf on Design Inspiration & A 2020 Sneak Peek

From Saturday, Oct. 31 through Saturday, Nov. 8, Virtual HighBall Halloween celebrates costumes and creativity as the show goes on virtually for 2020. Designer Shiree Houf is back for her ninth HighBall Halloween, with more incredible couture looks for the White Castle Costume Couture Fashion Show. Shiree sat down to talk about design inspiration, why she keeps […]

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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: Jenny Patton on Connecting Public Art and Wellness Through Journaling

Janet Cooper Janet Cooper Columbus Makes Art Presents: Jenny Patton on Connecting Public Art and Wellness Through Journaling

Jenny Patton is a writer, wellness coach, Ohio State University senior lecturer and lifelong journaler. From her home base in Dublin, she provides weekly journaling prompts and insight for well-being through her blog at journalingwithjenny.com. She is one of 20 artists participating in Dublin Arts Council’s upcoming Connect: Public Art & Wellness Challenge, which launches […]

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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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