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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 Scenic Artist and Painter Edie Wadkins

Elizabeth Saltzgiver Elizabeth Saltzgiver Columbus Makes Art Presents Scenic Artist and Painter Edie Wadkins

Edie Wadkins is a theatrical set designer, scenic artist and fine artist. In her own words, she “paints things that look like things!” Since she was 12 she has rarely spent a day without negotiating some kind of art media. She has designed and/or painted scenery for over 200 theatrical productions, and her work has […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Marshall Shorts on Taking Creative Control of Design World

Jennifer Wray Jennifer Wray Columbus Makes Art Presents Marshall Shorts on Taking Creative Control of Design World

Marshall Shorts is busy. The 2006 graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design’s Industrial Design program is the owner of the creative agency Artfluential and cofounder (with fellow CCAD alum Corey Favor) of Creative Control Fest, an annual conference that spurs conversations about race, diversity and inclusion in art and design. In 2017, he […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Robert Cooperman on Alternative Theater in Columbus

Ariel Wiles Ariel Wiles Columbus Makes Art Presents Robert Cooperman on Alternative Theater in Columbus

Robert Cooperman is the founder and president of Stage Right Theatrics, the country’s only conservative theater company. Now in its fourth year, Stage Right produces original plays with conservative points of view. Its motto is “Disagreement Does Not Equal Hate!”® Ariel Wiles, a local producer, director and playwright, spoke with Robert as he prepared for […]

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Columbus Make Art Presents AiNa TuRiaga and COSI’s Unseen Oceans Exhibition

Jaclyn Reynolds Jaclyn Reynolds Columbus Make Art Presents AiNa TuRiaga and COSI’s Unseen Oceans Exhibition

As part of COSI’s latest exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, Unseen Oceans, local artists were encouraged to submit their work for a chance to be showcased outside the exhibition. Thirty-two pieces of art, including six pieces of 3D art made from found materials, were crafted with the theme “Mysteries of the Deep” […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Madi Cano, Glass Axis Instructor and Artist

Melody Reed Melody Reed Columbus Makes Art Presents Madi Cano, Glass Axis Instructor and Artist

Madi Cano is an independent working glass artist, a Glass Axis instructor in hot glass and is currently a marketing and gallery intern at Glass Axis. She is a senior at The Ohio State University, working towards degrees in marketing and art with a specialization in glass. Her work will be on display in the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Anita Maharjan on Weaving and Fiber Art

Jennifer Wray Jennifer Wray Columbus Makes Art Presents Anita Maharjan on Weaving and Fiber Art

Columbus College of Art & Design grad Anita Maharjan draws inspiration for her striking woven work from her cultural background and experiences as an immigrant. Several of Maharjan’s three-dimensional woven pieces are on view through Dec. 6 at ROY G BIV Gallery as part of CCAD Grads in the Galleries. The exhibition series, celebrating CCAD’s […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Mary McClendon and Her Life in Jazz

Jevon Collins Jevon Collins Columbus Makes Art Presents Mary McClendon and Her Life in Jazz

Mary McClendon is a long-time jazz singer who is performing during the King Arts Complex’s Jazz on the Avenue: Holiday Jazz Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7. We caught up with her to learn more about her background and how music has shaped her life. Jevon: When did you know you wanted to be a professional […]

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