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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 Independent Paper Folder Artist Jason Hubbell

 Monica Salisbury Columbus Makes Art Presents Independent Paper Folder Artist Jason Hubbell

Ohio Paper Folders is a non-profit origami arts education organization based in Ohio. OPF provides programs around the state as well as offering service coordination and support for origamists. OPF founder and director Monica Salisbury asked artist and origami teacher Jason Hubbell some questions about his work and why his focus is origami. Jason will […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Behind the Scenes with Actors’ Theatre’s Michelle Batt

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents Behind the Scenes with Actors’ Theatre’s Michelle Batt

Michelle Batt is a director, actor and educator. For roughly the past 25 years, she went from community theater to 15 years at MadLab to co-founding eMBer Women’s Theatre in 2016 and being a contributing artist/member of Actors’ Theatre of Columbus since 2017. Her resume includes mostly directing for the past 15 years, but you […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

David Vargo David Vargo Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

When Executive Artistic Director Mark Phillips Schwamberger envisioned recrafting Evolution Theatre into Central Ohio’s only professional LGBTQ+ theater company in 2015, he did it with the sure knowledge that both the need and the audience existed. He imagined it dedicated exclusively to presenting works that celebrate the community’s past, present and future. And with an […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Layla Muchnik-Benali’s Latest Project Has Her Waving Good-Bye

Genevieve Wagner Genevieve Wagner Columbus Makes Art Presents: Layla Muchnik-Benali’s Latest Project Has Her Waving Good-Bye

Layla Muchnik-Benali is a graduate student at The Ohio State University, currently finishing up a master’s in art education, with a focus on museum education and film studies, while also working as a curatorial assistant in the Wexner Center for the Arts’ film/video department. Her latest project, waving goodbye (or hello) to the sun, is […]

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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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