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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 Illustrator Simran Khaira

Kim Nagorski Kim Nagorski Columbus Makes Art Presents Illustrator Simran Khaira

The Ohio Craft Museum’s 19th annual holiday sale, Gifts of the Craftsmen, offers unique gifts handcrafted by over 100 artists from Ohio and across the United States. The sale features work by several artists new to the museum gift shop, including whimsical greeting cards by Columbus illustrator Simran Khaira. We caught up with her to […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Ian Short as Alan Turing

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents Ian Short as Alan Turing

Beginning Oct. 24 through Nov. 11, Ian Short will portray Alan Turing, computer science pioneer and WW II code breaker, in CATCO and Evolution Theatre Company’s co-production of Breaking the Code. He recently shared his thoughts about working as an artist in central Ohio and tackling his recent role portraying the multifaceted and misunderstood genius. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Halloween Performers Amber Knicole & Isis Yasmeen on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & 90s Divas

Michelle Gibson Michelle Gibson Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Halloween Performers Amber Knicole & Isis Yasmeen on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & 90s Divas

On Friday, Oct. 26, HighBall Halloween celebrates costumes and creativity for HB: On The Rocks as local bands pay tribute to 90s music and style icons and the decade they defined. Amber Knicole will present Divas of the 90s, a mixed set of originals and covers, featuring Jenny Flory, Isis Yasmeen, Zhané Dawlingz and Rachel Maxann, along with local favorites Souther and headliner […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Hartley Lin Comes to Cartoon Crossroads

Tom Spurgeon Tom Spurgeon Columbus Makes Art Presents: Hartley Lin Comes to Cartoon Crossroads

Under the pseudonym Ethan Rilly, Montreal-based cartoonist Hartley Lin debuted the series Pope Hats in 2009. Its main serial was about two young women, Frances and Vickie, and how they maintain their friendship amid the chaos of early adulthood. Fast forward to 2018. The pseudonym has been dropped and that serial story from Pope Hats […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Stephanie Rond and Columbus Open Studio & Stage

 Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents: Stephanie Rond and Columbus Open Studio & Stage

Stephanie Rond is Columbus-based mixed media artist whose colorful and feminist work can be seen on walls around the world, both inside and out. Rond is one of the original founders of Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS), a two-day event in which Columbus artists welcome guests to tour their studios and demonstrate their work. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Wil Haygood on Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

Melissa Ferguson Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Wil Haygood on Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

Wil Haygood is a journalist, author, cultural historian and the guest curator for I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100, an exhibition opening at the Columbus Museum of Art on Oct. 19. Haygood grew up on the Near East Side of Columbus. He is best known as the author of The Butler, which […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Mary Ann Crago at the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents: Mary Ann Crago at the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

The Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival celebrates over 50 years of creativity on Monday, Sept. 3. Hosted by the City of Upper Arlington, the Festival is the city’s signature arts event. The free, interactive arts festival showcases the work of local, regional and national artists in a variety of fine-art and fine-craft media. The […]

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