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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: Xclaim Veteran Dancer & Choreographer J. Shannon Filmore on the Company’s 13th Season & Collaboration

Marissa Anderson Marissa Anderson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Xclaim Veteran Dancer & Choreographer J. Shannon Filmore on the Company’s 13th Season & Collaboration

J. Shannon Filmore is a dancer, choreographer, instructor and veteran member of Xclaim Dance Company. He’s a Columbus native and co-founder of Tru Kingdom Mega Dance Crew, who found his true passion for dance within the Columbus arts scene. Whether Shannon is working on a new piece for his 13th season with Xclaim, or planning […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Jenny Patton on Connecting Public Art and Wellness Through Journaling

Janet Cooper Janet Cooper Columbus Makes Art Presents: Jenny Patton on Connecting Public Art and Wellness Through Journaling

Jenny Patton is a writer, wellness coach, Ohio State University senior lecturer and lifelong journaler. From her home base in Dublin, she provides weekly journaling prompts and insight for well-being through her blog at journalingwithjenny.com. She is one of 20 artists participating in Dublin Arts Council’s upcoming Connect: Public Art & Wellness Challenge, which launches […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Janet George on a Lifetime of Curiosity in Art

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Janet George on a Lifetime of Curiosity in Art

Janet George is the curator of and one of many artists exhibiting in the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s inaugural gallery exhibition, New Beginnings: From There to Here, curated by Creative Women of Color. We chatted with her about her work, inspirations and process. Nick: How long have you been creating?Janet: Like most of the artists […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Daniel Rona Conjuring Giants for Massive 934 Fest Mural

Lisa Steward Lisa Steward Columbus Makes Art Presents Daniel Rona Conjuring Giants for Massive 934 Fest Mural

934 Fest is an annual arts and music festival and fundraiser in support of 934 Gallery. The festival coincides with Daniel Rona’s show, Body Forms. The festival features over 30 muralists, creating semi-permanent murals across the 934 campus, and 12 bands. We caught up with Daniel to talk about his mural. Lisa: Your show, Body […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Christine Gaffney and Leah Trznadel at ROY G BIV

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents Christine Gaffney and Leah Trznadel at ROY G BIV

Refresh, Refresh, Refresh is the title of the latest exhibition at ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists. The exhibition features the work of Christine Gaffney and Leah Trznadel. Jurors Chris Yates, Maria Seda-Reeder and Scot Kaplan suggested these two artists exhibit their work together as they were struck by the similar themes and thought […]

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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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