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Columbus Makes Art Presents is a bi-weekly column brought to you by the Greater Columbus Arts Council – supporting art and advancing culture in Columbus. The column is a project of the Art Makes Columbus campaign, telling the inspiring stories of the people and organizations who create Columbus art. Each column will be written by a different local arts organization to give you an insiders look at how #artmakescbus.

Columbus Makes Art Presents Anne Spurgeon on Her Work and Opening Her Studio to the Public

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Anne Spurgeon on Her Work and Opening Her Studio to the Public

The fourth-annual Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) returns Sept. 14-15, 2019. The public is invited to visit 45 different Columbus artists at 18 locations, enjoy behind the scenes experiences at local performance spaces and organizations, and to explore seven community arts partners. Anne Spurgeon will offer tours and demonstrations of her Clintonville studio over […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Brian Mangrum, Principal French Horn of the Columbus Symphony

Susan Ropp Susan Ropp Columbus Makes Art Presents: Brian Mangrum, Principal French Horn of the Columbus Symphony

Brian Mangrum joined the Columbus Symphony as principal French horn in the summer of 2018, shortly after graduating from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. A native of Montreal, he also studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and Marianopolis College, was a New Horizons Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School and […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Michael Artis on His New Unromantic Comedy Web Series

Cristyn Steward Cristyn Steward Columbus Makes Art Presents Michael Artis on His New Unromantic Comedy Web Series

Michael “Eagle” Artis is an African-American film director, producer, writer and actor, as well as the Creative Executive Officer of his own production company Artis Creative. He has both appeared in and worked behind the camera of several feature films including the soon to be released A Family Affair as well as Holy Hustle, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. This year Artis is premiering his […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Hip-Hop Artist Shad, Dropping Bars and Building Community

Dr. Elaine Richardson Dr. Elaine Richardson Columbus Makes Art Presents Hip-Hop Artist Shad, Dropping Bars and Building Community

The second-annual Columbus Women & Girls’ Fest on August 3, 2019 celebrates women and girls of the Mount Vernon neighborhood and beyond with women and girl-identified leaders in arts, entrepreneurship, education and activities for the whole family, geared toward wellness and empowerment. The Fest features national act Syleena Johnson, as well as local performers such as […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Siwoo Kim and Jack Stulz on Classical Music Making Columbus Better

Michelle Vance Michelle Vance Columbus Makes Art Presents Siwoo Kim and Jack Stulz on Classical Music Making Columbus Better

VIVO Music Festival—the annual weeklong chamber music festival—is approaching its fifth year. It returns Aug. 28-Sept. 1. Every summer professional musicians from around the world team up to perform specifically for the Columbus community. Each performance is centered on bringing the Columbus community together to enjoy classical music in a casual, familiar setting. Co-founders Siwoo […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Justin Withrow, Summer Jam West Muralist

Patti Von Niessen Patti Von Niessen Columbus Makes Art Presents Justin Withrow, Summer Jam West Muralist

Summer Jam West is coming Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Westgate Park. It’s both an arts and music festival, and a non-profit organization committed to placing permanent, public art on the Hilltop. To date they’ve installed two sculptures, two major murals (one 80 feet long and one 95 feet long) […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Coach Keith Neal, West Side Griot and Community Jewel

Fevean Keflom Fevean Keflom Columbus Makes Art Presents: Coach Keith Neal, West Side Griot and Community Jewel

If you have ever walked into Upper Cup Coffee, you might have run into the infamous Keith Neal, affectionately known as “Coach.” His art collection has adorned the walls of the shop, giving customers a feel of African expression in the heart of Olde Towne East. Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Coach Neal moved to Columbus […]

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