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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 Donna Lehr, Long-Time Vaud-Villities Performer

Peggy Rennick Peggy Rennick Columbus Makes Art Presents Donna Lehr, Long-Time Vaud-Villities Performer

EDITOR’S NOTE: Vaud-Villities Productions has delayed its annual spring variety show Wish You Were Here to December, but you can still get to know Donna Lehr, a performer, executive board member and treasurer with the nonprofit performing arts organization. Peggy: How long have you been part of the Vaud-Villities organization?Donna: I started performing with Vaud-Villities […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents CoMo Dance Director Laura Puscas

Kelsey Morozow Burbrink Kelsey Morozow Burbrink Columbus Makes Art Presents CoMo Dance Director Laura Puscas

Laura Puscas is the co-founder of the Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company and is artistic and executive director for CoMo’s eighth season. Laura joins board president Kelsey Morozow Burbrink to answer some questions about teaching CoMo’s Adult Modern Dance Classes. Kelsey: When did you start teaching for CoMo?Laura: CoMo has been offering adult modern classes […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Ralph Scott on an Early Love of Comedy and the Theater

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents Ralph Scott on an Early Love of Comedy and the Theater

Columbus actor Ralph Scott, a graduate of Otterbein University’s theatre program and The Second City comedy club and improvisation school in Chicago, has established himself as one of central Ohio’s best-known actors over the past 20 years. Frequently seen on the CATCO stage in such acclaimed productions as The Final Table, The Three Trials of […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Scenic Artist and Painter Edie Wadkins

Elizabeth Saltzgiver Elizabeth Saltzgiver Columbus Makes Art Presents Scenic Artist and Painter Edie Wadkins

Edie Wadkins is a theatrical set designer, scenic artist and fine artist. In her own words, she “paints things that look like things!” Since she was 12 she has rarely spent a day without negotiating some kind of art media. She has designed and/or painted scenery for over 200 theatrical productions, and her work has […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Marshall Shorts on Taking Creative Control of Design World

Jennifer Wray Jennifer Wray Columbus Makes Art Presents Marshall Shorts on Taking Creative Control of Design World

Marshall Shorts is busy. The 2006 graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design’s Industrial Design program is the owner of the creative agency Artfluential and cofounder (with fellow CCAD alum Corey Favor) of Creative Control Fest, an annual conference that spurs conversations about race, diversity and inclusion in art and design. In 2017, he […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Robert Cooperman on Alternative Theater in Columbus

Ariel Wiles Ariel Wiles Columbus Makes Art Presents Robert Cooperman on Alternative Theater in Columbus

Robert Cooperman is the founder and president of Stage Right Theatrics, the country’s only conservative theater company. Now in its fourth year, Stage Right produces original plays with conservative points of view. Its motto is “Disagreement Does Not Equal Hate!”® Ariel Wiles, a local producer, director and playwright, spoke with Robert as he prepared for […]

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Columbus Make Art Presents AiNa TuRiaga and COSI’s Unseen Oceans Exhibition

Jaclyn Reynolds Jaclyn Reynolds Columbus Make Art Presents AiNa TuRiaga and COSI’s Unseen Oceans Exhibition

As part of COSI’s latest exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, Unseen Oceans, local artists were encouraged to submit their work for a chance to be showcased outside the exhibition. Thirty-two pieces of art, including six pieces of 3D art made from found materials, were crafted with the theme “Mysteries of the Deep” […]

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