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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 Chaz O’Neil and Tanya Anne Long at ROY G BIV

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents Chaz O’Neil and Tanya Anne Long at ROY G BIV

ROY G BIV’s latest exhibition features the work of Chaz O’Neil and Tanya Long, on display from Sept. 10 – Oct. 2. Catch the opening during Franklinton Fridays on Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. or join us when ROY talks with the artists on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. over Zoom here. We chatted […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli and Her Inspirations

Myken Pullins Myken Pullins Columbus Makes Art Presents Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli and Her Inspirations

Mixed-media artist Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli is featured in a solo exhibition at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s SEEN Studios inside Chromedge Studios. Keep the Rage Tender will open on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and run through Nov. 12. We chatted with her about her work. Myken: Where are you from?Rebecca: I spent my childhood in Richmond, Virginia and moved […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Sonja Sheriff on Accentuating a Face with Jewelry Design

Jodi Osborne Jodi Osborne Columbus Makes Art Presents Sonja Sheriff on Accentuating a Face with Jewelry Design

With more than 35 years of experience, jewelry artist Sonja Sheriff brings classic designs to Upper Arlington. Sonja will join over 100 other artists to exhibit her work in this year’s Labor Day Arts Festival, Monday, Sept. 6. Jodi: How many years have you been designing jewelry? What have you learned over those years? Sonja: I […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Benjamin Willis on Being an Active Participant in Community

Lisa Steward Lisa Steward Columbus Makes Art Presents Benjamin Willis on Being an Active Participant in Community

Benjamin Willis is a self-taught photographer aiming to show the richness and complexity of the inner fabric of Columbus folk. As an African American, Willis believes it’s imperative for him to tell the stories and show the perspective, imagination and creativity of his community. Willis’ work is currently featured in Lyrics for a New Century, […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Lance Johnson on the Celebration of Urban Life

Lauren Emond Lauren Emond Columbus Makes Art Presents Lance Johnson on the Celebration of Urban Life

Lance Johnson is a Bronx-born mixed-media artist who recently relocated to Columbus. He uses his work as a vehicle for urban development and a celebration of the diversity of the urban landscape. Lance will be live painting at BAM Thursdays on July 22 at the Columbus Museum of Art. We chatted with Lance about his […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents CoMo Dancer Alicia Hann

Laura Comana Puscas Laura Comana Puscas Columbus Makes Art Presents CoMo Dancer Alicia Hann

Alicia Hann will be performing with CoMo Dance this summer in Columbus Recreation & Parks’ Summer Park Pop-Ups. CoMo’s Artistic and Executive Director Laura Puscas chatted with Alicia about developing new work and navigating the pandemic through dance. Laura: What was it like to continue dancing with CoMo during the pandemic?Alicia: I was grateful to […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Marcus W. Billingsley: A Cleveland Native Embracing His Second Home

Danny Peterson Danny Peterson Columbus Makes Art Presents Marcus W. Billingsley: A Cleveland Native Embracing His Second Home

If you follow the Columbus arts scene, you may already be familiar with Marcus Billingsley, his work or perhaps his Instagram alter ego, Marcus the Carcass. If not, his work will soon be hard to miss thanks to a number of upcoming projects throughout the city. Marcus is one of a trio of artists (including […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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