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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: Tariq Tarey Bringing the Wonder to Wonderball

Melissa Ferguson Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Tariq Tarey Bringing the Wonder to Wonderball

Tariq Tarey is a documentary photographer, skilled in both still photography and video, who specializes in refugee affairs. In July of 2006, Tariq’s show, Forlorn in Ohio, which documented the plight of Somali refugees, appeared at the Kiaca Gallery in Columbus. Forlorn in Ohio also traveled to Wright State University in 2007. Several images from […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Rossen Milanov on Bringing Spanish Flare to Columbus

Holly Wiencek Holly Wiencek Columbus Makes Art Presents: Rossen Milanov on Bringing Spanish Flare to Columbus

Rossen Milanov is an established conductor with a considerable national and international presence. As the Music Director for the Columbus Symphony, as well as several orchestras around the world, he’s proud to call Columbus his home. His international expertise inspires the unique flair and worldview he brings to Columbus audiences through his concert programming. Holly: […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Director Jordan Davis on Waiting For Godot

Michael Garrett Herring Michael Garrett Herring Columbus Makes Art Presents: Director Jordan Davis on Waiting For Godot

Red Herring Productions takes on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, one of the most influential plays of the 20th century, running through Oct. 28 at the Franklinton Playhouse. We caught up with director Jordan Davis to talk about her background in theater, her love of Beckett and her ideas for his most famous play. Michael: […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Halloween Performer Doc Robinson on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & The Beatles

Sara Wolff Sara Wolff Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Halloween Performer Doc Robinson on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & The Beatles

On Friday, Oct. 20, HighBall Halloween celebrates 10 years of costumes and creativity for HB: On The Rocks as 10 local bands pay tribute to music and style icons and the era they defined. Doc Robinson headlines a mixed set of originals and covers by the Beatles, along with other local favorites. The band is […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Richard Duarte Brown Talks Inspirations in Making & Teaching Art

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Richard Duarte Brown Talks Inspirations in Making & Teaching Art

Richard Duarte Brown has been making art since the age of six, but he is also well known in the Columbus community for teaching art through countless programs. For the second year in a row, Duarte will open his studio to the public during Columbus Open Studio & Stage, Oct. 7-8. Lacey Luce interviewed Duarte […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Henry Hess Creating Art Inspired by 20th Century Pop Culture

Erin Hoppe Erin Hoppe Columbus Makes Art Presents: Henry Hess Creating Art Inspired by 20th Century Pop Culture

Henry Hess easily spends six hours a day creating outsider art with imagery inspired by 20th century pop culture. Henry is a teenager with autism living and working in Columbus. His artwork will be on display during the ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus, Oct. 11-14. His mom, Amy, and mentor, Alicia Vanderelli, helped with his responses. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents: Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

The Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival returns for the fifty-first time on Monday, September 4. The city’s signature event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Northam Park. Established to provide an opportunity for artists beginning their careers as festival artists, the festival’s Emerging Artists’ Program invites artists interested in pursuing a […]

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