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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: Ron Jenkins, Creator of CSO’s Holiday Pops

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ron Jenkins, Creator of CSO’s Holiday Pops

The Columbus Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts have become an annual tradition in Columbus, kicking off the season each year in grand holiday style. Holiday Pops is the brainchild of Ron Jenkins, chorus master of the Columbus Symphony Chorus, who has conducted all 100 performances since its inception. Jenkins took a moment between hectic holiday rehearsals […]

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Lonny Nichols on the Cultural Arts Center and its Studio Art Sale

Ashley Fuentes Ashley Fuentes Columbus Makes Art Presents 
Lonny Nichols on the Cultural Arts Center and its Studio Art Sale

On Nov. 11, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Columbus Cultural Arts Center hosts its annual Studio Art Sale. Lonny Nichols is one of the enthusiastic student artists who will be selling at the event, and he shared about the sale and his involvement at the CAC. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Alison Bomber on Directing Romeo and Juliet

Ray'Anthony Bruster Ray'Anthony Bruster Columbus Makes Art Presents Alison Bomber on Directing Romeo and Juliet

Freelance Text and Voice Coach, Director and Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Associate Artist Alison Bomber has returned to The Ohio State University Department of Theatre to guest direct Romeo and Juliet after directing the department’s successful production of Othello in 2011. We caught up with Alison about her inspirations, her directing process and her collaborations […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Performer Damn the Witch Siren on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & David Bowie

Dana Bernstein Dana Bernstein Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Performer Damn the Witch Siren on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & David Bowie

On Friday, Oct. 21, HighBall Halloween will pay tribute to rock legend David Bowie for HB: On The Rocks. Damn the Witch Siren looks forward to playing a mixed set of originals and David Bowie covers, along with Fabulous Johnson Brothers and headliner dance pop-superstar Robert DeLong. HighBall Halloween continues on Saturday, Oct. 22 with […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Emma Haase on the Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch

Alex Fresch Alex Fresch Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Emma Haase on the Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch

In October, Glass Axis hosts its annual Pumpkin Patch glass art sale Oct. 7-9 in Franklinton. Emma Haase is one of the artists who will have items for sale, as well as one of the instructors for the public hands-on pumpkin making classes that will be offered during the event. Alex: What have you been […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ohioana Library’s David Weaver on Celebrating Ohio Literature

David Weaver David Weaver Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ohioana Library’s David Weaver on Celebrating Ohio Literature

The annual Ohioana Awards are among the nation’s oldest and most prestigious state prizes for outstanding literary achievement. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the awards, which will be presented Friday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Ohio Statehouse. The producer and emcee for the event is Ohioana Executive Director, David Weaver, a […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Don Dodrill, Co-Founder of the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents: Don Dodrill, Co-Founder of the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

In 1966 Upper Arlington residents Don Dodrill and Louise Lamboley decided to have an “outdoor art exhibit featuring works by local area artists.” Don shared, “Labor Day seemed to be an appropriate time for such an event as people would be out and about enjoying the last holiday of summer.” The first year there were […]

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