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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 Jewelry-Making Duo JD Shipengrover and JD Davison at the Arts Fest

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents Jewelry-Making Duo JD Shipengrover and JD Davison at the Arts Fest

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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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Lauren Squires’ Movement Afoot Presents Rhythm Studies this Weekend

Janelle Maur Janelle Maur Columbus Makes Art Presents: Lauren Squires’ Movement Afoot Presents Rhythm Studies this Weekend

Lauren Squires is the Director of Movement Afoot, Columbus’ only all-tap dance company. This month the company presents its third annual concert, Rhythm Studies, April 27-28 at the Van Fleet Theatre. Local tap dancer and Movement Afoot member Janelle Maur sat down with Lauren to talk tap and more. Janelle: How long have you been […]

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​Columbus Makes Art Presents: Classical Indian Dancer Sukanya Chand at the OhioDance Festival

Jane D’Angelo Jane D’Angelo ​Columbus Makes Art Presents: Classical Indian Dancer Sukanya Chand at the OhioDance Festival

Sukanya Chand will perform in the evening concert and teach a master class at the 2018 OhioDance Festival, held April 27-29. Chand is a dance educator, choreographer and performer of classical Indian dance. She has a dance company, Natya Nirvana, and is an instructor at MUCAI Academy. Jane met with her to learn more about […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Xclaim Founder Mariah Layne French on the Dance Company’s Tenth Season and Latest Work

Pam Glauber Pam Glauber Columbus Makes Art Presents: Xclaim Founder Mariah Layne French on the Dance Company’s Tenth Season and Latest Work

Ten years ago, Mariah Layne French founded Xclaim, a contemporary dance ensemble based in Columbus. Since then, Xclaim has performed nearly 50 original works, most of them choreographed by Mariah. In addition to directing Xclaim, she teaches dance at Charisma Centre for the Arts. Mariah lives in North Linden with her husband, Philip, and their […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Songwriter Carole Walker, a Full-Time Connector of People

Michelle Holzworth Michelle Holzworth Columbus Makes Art Presents Songwriter Carole Walker, a Full-Time Connector of People

A hiring freeze in 2014 made something clear to Carole Walker: her well-paying bank job had put a hold on her calling as a songwriter for far too long. She quit this job with no plan, and has spent the last four years on a journey fueled by her love of creating soulful music to […]

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