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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 Paisha Thomas on Staying Creative During COVID and Taking Inspiration from Local Artists

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Paisha Thomas on Staying Creative During COVID and Taking Inspiration from Local Artists

While the 2020 Columbus Arts Festival has been canceled, you can still support local artists during the Columbus Arts Festival in Place, June 12-14. Paisha Thomas was slated to perform on the Big Local Music Stage this year, but you can still hear and see her work at paishathomas.com and on the Big Local Music […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Cody Miller on His Inspirations, Quarantine Projects and Adjudicating for Art Possible Ohio

Megan Fitze Megan Fitze Columbus Makes Art Presents Cody Miller on His Inspirations, Quarantine Projects and Adjudicating for Art Possible Ohio

Art Possible Ohio’s exhibition Accessible Expressions Ohio has gone digital this year, with new artists featured daily on Art Possible’s social media feeds through May 24. Megan Fitze, director of programs for Art Possible Ohio (formerly VSA Ohio), interviewed one of this year’s exhibition judges, longtime Art Possible Ohio artist and friend, Cody Miller. Megan: […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Sarah Todd on Teaching and Practicing Glass Art

Melody Reed Melody Reed Columbus Makes Art Presents Sarah Todd on Teaching and Practicing Glass Art

Sarah Todd is an independent working artist, a Glass Axis instructor in hot and fused glass, an instructor in hot glass at Franklin Park Conservatory and serves on the Glass Axis staff as a studio technician. She is one of six artists involved in making glass pieces as part of Glass Axis’ annual exhibition Fantastical […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Marcus Jackson and the Comfort of Poetry During These Times

David Weaver David Weaver Columbus Makes Art Presents Marcus Jackson and the Comfort of Poetry During These Times

April is National Poetry Month, and Ohioana Library Executive Director David Weaver talks to acclaimed poet Marcus Jackson. Born and raised in Toledo, Jackson earned degrees from the University of Toledo and New York University and was also a Cave Canem fellow. His poems have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker and the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Sarah Hixon Developing “A Harrowing World”

Chris Leyva Chris Leyva Columbus Makes Art Presents Sarah Hixon Developing “A Harrowing World”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Hixon Dance has delayed its new show A Harrowing World, but you can still get to know Sarah Hixon, the company’s artistic director. Chris Leyva, an area playwright and director, recently sat down with Sarah to talk about the piece and how it came about. Chris: Tell me about the new show Hixon Dance is currently creating.Sarah: It’s called A Harrowing World. I took six poems by Columbus poet Maggie […]

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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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