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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: Rachel Esposito at the German Village Art Crawl

Chelsey Craig Chelsey Craig Columbus Makes Art Presents: Rachel Esposito at the German Village Art Crawl

Rachel Esposito is a CCAD alumni who studied illustration and art history. Her work is largely watercolor and ink-based inspired by fairytales, mythical themes, macabre and feminine forms. Rachael is participating in the 2018 German Village Art Crawl, Saturday, July 21 from 4-9 p.m. in Macon Alley. We caught up with her to chat about […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Folding Lives with Monica Salisbury

John Scully John Scully Columbus Makes Art Presents: Folding Lives with Monica Salisbury

Ohio Paper Folders hosts their annual CenterFold Origami Convention August 10-12 at the Marriott Columbus Northwest in Dublin. The event features exhibitions, classes and speakers. Ohio Paper Folders founder and origami artist Monica Salisbury will be teaching at the convention. Ohio Paper Folders Vice President John Scully connected with her to chat about her work. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Mandy Fox of Actors’ Theatre

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Mandy Fox of Actors’ Theatre

Mandy Fox is an actor, director and voice specialist. She is an Associate Professor and Resident Vocal Coach for the Department of Theatre at The Ohio State University, and is also a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Voice and Speech Trainer Association. We sat down with her in anticipation of ATC’s upcoming production […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Andrew Lundberg Making Art the Franklinton Way

Danny Peterson Danny Peterson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Andrew Lundberg Making Art the Franklinton Way

Andrew Lundberg has played a very visible role in the Franklinton art scene since 2011. Though his most widely recognized work may be his paintings, including the mural inside Strongwater Food & Spirits, or his iconic two-headed horse logo on the outside of his pole barn studio across the street from Strongwater, Lundberg spends most […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Jewelry-Making Duo JD Shipengrover & JD Davison at the Columbus Arts Festival

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Jewelry-Making Duo JD Shipengrover & JD Davison at the Columbus Arts Festival

JD Shipengrover and JD Davison have worked together as Lab Partners Jewelry for over two decades. The jewelry-making duo will be appearing at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 8-10 on the Downtown riverfront, selling their pieces that blend science and nature. We connected with them to learn more about their background, their style and their […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Bethany Dickens on her Play “Five Word Recall”

Stephen Woosley Stephen Woosley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Bethany Dickens on her Play “Five Word Recall”

Bethany Dickens is immersed in the arts. By day, she is the Executive and Advancement Assistant for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and in her free time, she acts, stage manages and writes. Her short play “Five Word Recall” will be featured in Madlab’s Theatre Roulette 2018, which opened May 10 and runs through May 26. We […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Luyao Zhang Showcasing Conceptual Knitwear at the 2018 CCAD Fashion Show

Suzanne Cotton Suzanne Cotton Columbus Makes Art Presents: Luyao Zhang Showcasing Conceptual Knitwear at the 2018 CCAD Fashion Show

Luyao Zhang grew up in Zhengzhou, China, in a family with a rich tradition of knitting. Her mother knit. Her grandmother knit. And at an early age, Zhang learned how to knit, too. That heritage — along with a passion for travel, museums and books — helped Zhang develop her creative interest in fashion design. […]

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