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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 Glass Artist Alexandra Fresch

Melody Reed Melody Reed Columbus Makes Art Presents Glass Artist Alexandra Fresch

This Dec. 7-9, Glass Axis will host its annual Holiday Glass Art Sale in the Franklinton Arts District. The art sale will feature the work of over two dozen local glass artists, one of those artists is Alexandra Fresch. We caught up with Alex to learn about what she’s been making and what she’ll be […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: John Sunami and Generations of Art

Nancy Colvin Nancy Colvin Columbus Makes Art Presents: John Sunami and Generations of Art

John Sunami has been a Columbus resident since 1976. A pioneer of digital art, he was the winner of one of the first ever digital art competitions, as sponsored by MacWorld Magazine in the early 1980s. His public art and sculptures are now found across town, at the COTA headquarters, at the corner of Livingston […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Illustrator Simran Khaira

Kim Nagorski Kim Nagorski Columbus Makes Art Presents Illustrator Simran Khaira

The Ohio Craft Museum’s 19th annual holiday sale, Gifts of the Craftsmen, offers unique gifts handcrafted by over 100 artists from Ohio and across the United States. The sale features work by several artists new to the museum gift shop, including whimsical greeting cards by Columbus illustrator Simran Khaira. We caught up with her to […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Ian Short as Alan Turing

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents Ian Short as Alan Turing

Beginning Oct. 24 through Nov. 11, Ian Short will portray Alan Turing, computer science pioneer and WW II code breaker, in CATCO and Evolution Theatre Company’s co-production of Breaking the Code. He recently shared his thoughts about working as an artist in central Ohio and tackling his recent role portraying the multifaceted and misunderstood genius. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Halloween Performers Amber Knicole & Isis Yasmeen on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & 90s Divas

Michelle Gibson Michelle Gibson Columbus Makes Art Presents: HighBall Halloween Performers Amber Knicole & Isis Yasmeen on Columbus, Artistic Inspiration & 90s Divas

On Friday, Oct. 26, HighBall Halloween celebrates costumes and creativity for HB: On The Rocks as local bands pay tribute to 90s music and style icons and the decade they defined. Amber Knicole will present Divas of the 90s, a mixed set of originals and covers, featuring Jenny Flory, Isis Yasmeen, Zhané Dawlingz and Rachel Maxann, along with local favorites Souther and headliner […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Hartley Lin Comes to Cartoon Crossroads

Tom Spurgeon Tom Spurgeon Columbus Makes Art Presents: Hartley Lin Comes to Cartoon Crossroads

Under the pseudonym Ethan Rilly, Montreal-based cartoonist Hartley Lin debuted the series Pope Hats in 2009. Its main serial was about two young women, Frances and Vickie, and how they maintain their friendship amid the chaos of early adulthood. Fast forward to 2018. The pseudonym has been dropped and that serial story from Pope Hats […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Stephanie Rond and Columbus Open Studio & Stage

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents: Stephanie Rond and Columbus Open Studio & Stage

Stephanie Rond is Columbus-based mixed media artist whose colorful and feminist work can be seen on walls around the world, both inside and out. Rond is one of the original founders of Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS), a two-day event in which Columbus artists welcome guests to tour their studios and demonstrate their work. […]

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