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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: 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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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Wil Haygood on Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

Melissa Ferguson Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Wil Haygood on Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

Wil Haygood is a journalist, author, cultural historian and the guest curator for I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100, an exhibition opening at the Columbus Museum of Art on Oct. 19. Haygood grew up on the Near East Side of Columbus. He is best known as the author of The Butler, which […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Mary Ann Crago at the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

Lynette Santoro-Au Lynette Santoro-Au Columbus Makes Art Presents: Mary Ann Crago at the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

The Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival celebrates over 50 years of creativity on Monday, Sept. 3. Hosted by the City of Upper Arlington, the Festival is the city’s signature arts event. The free, interactive arts festival showcases the work of local, regional and national artists in a variety of fine-art and fine-craft media. The […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Geoff Anderson’s New Book Humming Dirges

Amanda Page Amanda Page Columbus Makes Art Presents Geoff Anderson’s New Book Humming Dirges

On Monday, August 6th, from 7-9pm, the Flyover Library at Wild Goose Creative presents the book launch of Geoff Anderson’s Humming Dirges, winner of Paper Nautilus’s Debut Series for 2017. Anderson is a Callaloo fellow, assistant poetry editor with Flypaper Mag and curator of Columbus’ first poetry shows for biracial writers (The Other Box), translation […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Rachel Esposito at the German Village Art Crawl

Chelsey Craig Chelsey Craig Columbus Makes Art Presents: Rachel Esposito at the German Village Art Crawl

Rachel Esposito is a CCAD alumni who studied illustration and art history. Her work is largely watercolor and ink-based inspired by fairytales, mythical themes, macabre and feminine forms. Rachael is participating in the 2018 German Village Art Crawl, Saturday, July 21 from 4-9 p.m. in Macon Alley. We caught up with her to chat about […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Folding Lives with Monica Salisbury

John Scully John Scully Columbus Makes Art Presents: Folding Lives with Monica Salisbury

Ohio Paper Folders hosts their annual CenterFold Origami Convention August 10-12 at the Marriott Columbus Northwest in Dublin. The event features exhibitions, classes and speakers. Ohio Paper Folders founder and origami artist Monica Salisbury will be teaching at the convention. Ohio Paper Folders Vice President John Scully connected with her to chat about her work. […]

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