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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 Marcus W. Billingsley: A Cleveland Native Embracing His Second Home

Danny Peterson Danny Peterson Columbus Makes Art Presents Marcus W. Billingsley: A Cleveland Native Embracing His Second Home

If you follow the Columbus arts scene, you may already be familiar with Marcus Billingsley, his work or perhaps his Instagram alter ego, Marcus the Carcass. If not, his work will soon be hard to miss thanks to a number of upcoming projects throughout the city. Marcus is one of a trio of artists (including […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents DonCee Coulter on His Process and Inspirations in Fiber Art

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents DonCee Coulter on His Process and Inspirations in Fiber Art

Don “DonCee” Coulter is one of five fiber artists exhibiting in the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s latest gallery exhibition, Entangled Threads, curated by Lyn Logan-Grimes of the King Arts Complex. We chatted with him about his work, inspirations and process. Nick: How long have you been creating?DonCee: I’ve been creating art since as far as […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Origami Artist Karen Tucker

 Monica Salisbury Columbus Makes Art Presents Origami Artist Karen Tucker

Karen Tucker has been making and teaching origami since joining Ohio Paper Folders and supporting her origami-obsessed son. She usually attends the CenterFold Origami Convention, July 29 – Aug. 1 at the Crown Plaza North. The convention features instructional classes and an exhibition of origami art. Ohio Paper Folders President Monica Salisbury chatted with Karen […]

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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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