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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: 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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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

Columbus-based Latin jazz band Yumbambé has been performing in Columbus and beyond for more than 20 years. Led by Eric “The Fish” Paton, the group will be performing at Festival Latino 2016, the largest Latin event in Ohio, being held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, at Bicentennial Park downtown. We caught up with […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr. Talks Obsession, Human Oddities and All Things Geek Love

Justin Johnston Justin Johnston Columbus Makes Art Presents: Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr. Talks Obsession, Human Oddities and All Things Geek Love

For the month of August, Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr. steps up as guest curator at Wild Goose Creative. The show features 20 local artists’ works inspired by Katherine Dunn’s novel Geek Love. In addition to a gallery opening, Kent will host a 10-hour live reading of the novel. Justin Johnston: Tell me about your work […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: The Winter’s Tale at Actors’ Theatre with Director Micah Logsdon

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: The Winter’s Tale at Actors’ Theatre with Director Micah Logsdon

Micah Logsdon has performed, written, directed and administered theater for more than 20 years. We sat down with him to discuss his directorial process for Actors’ Theatre’s upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and its Appalachian setting. Scott Vezdos: Describe your art and your creative process. Micah Logsdon: I don’t know if I’m […]

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