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Columbus Makes Art Presents

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 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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Columbus Makes Art Presents Ohio State MFA Students and Their Thesis Exhibition

Luisa Varanese Luisa Varanese Columbus Makes Art Presents Ohio State MFA Students and Their Thesis Exhibition

Four MFA students — Dustin Brinkman, Erin Kearney, Maggie Schmiegelow and Mitch Vicieux — from the Ohio State University met with me over Zoom to give an inside look at their current exhibition, Proximity, and the different ways the past year has impacted their practice, inspiration, and community. Luisa: How do you find inspiration for […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Heather Taylor Bringing November to Beeler Gallery

Jennifer Wray Jennifer Wray Columbus Makes Art Presents Heather Taylor Bringing November to Beeler Gallery

Columbus College of Art & Design’s Beeler Gallery has reopened to the public for spring 2021 with November, an immersive lens-based exhibition curated by CCAD alum Heather Taylor (Cinematic Arts, 2015). Open by appointment through March 6, this is the first gallery exhibition Taylor has curated, and a shift from Taylor’s full-time, overnight work as […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Artist Danielle Julian Norton

Melissa Starker Melissa Starker Columbus Makes Art Presents Artist Danielle Julian Norton

On view now at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment brings together more than 20 artists to consider essential questions about the role of artists and institutions in revealing and addressing critical issues facing our world. The exhibition fills all of the center’s galleries as well […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Percussionist Ayman Abi Kheir

 Alison Colman Columbus Makes Art Presents Percussionist Ayman Abi Kheir

On Feb. 5, Ayman Abi Kheir will be streaming a video performance as part of the Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Art Lab’s Frequency Fridays experimental music and sound art series. Due to the pandemic, the series can be viewed on the Fuse Factory’s Twitch channel (twitch.tv/thefusefactory) on the first Friday of every month from […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Ohio State Dance Professor Mitchell Rose Bringing Dance-Films to the Wexner Center

Damian Bowerman Damian Bowerman Columbus Makes Art Presents Ohio State Dance Professor Mitchell Rose Bringing Dance-Films to the Wexner Center

Mitchell Rose is an associate professor of dance-filmmaking in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University. Mitchell created [email protected], a festival of dance-films from around the world presented by the Ohio State Department of Dance and the Wexner Center for the Arts. This year the festival will be streaming virtually from Feb. 12 […]

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