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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: 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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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Musician Adam Schlenker on American Roots Music

Jenny Danker Jenny Danker Columbus Makes Art Presents: Musician Adam Schlenker on American Roots Music

What do Beckley, West Virginia and Columbus, Ohio have in common? They both are home to the talented American Roots Acoustic musician and instructor, Adam Schlenker. He has become a permanent fixture at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington with his Acoustic Roots Music Ensemble classes, and has brought his love, passion and expertise for […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artists Heather Kaplan’s and Ryan W. Kelly’s Ceramics

Ken Aschliman Ken Aschliman Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artists Heather Kaplan’s and Ryan W. Kelly’s Ceramics

Heather Kaplan and Ryan W. Kelly have exhibitions at ROY G BIV Gallery this month. While their work is grounded in ceramics, it includes performative and installation elements. Ahead of their artists’ talk on Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m., I spoke with both artists about their practices and bodies of work. Ken Aschliman: How […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Sculptor Virginia Overton on Her Work in the Main Library’s New Park Plaza

Gregg Dodd Gregg Dodd Columbus Makes Art Presents: Sculptor Virginia Overton on Her Work in the Main Library’s New Park Plaza

After a 16-month renovation, Columbus Metropolitan Library is opening its Main Library on Saturday, June 25 with a series of free public events. Also to be unveiled is a newly commissioned sculpture by Virginia Overton, which will serve as the focal point of the new Park Plaza connecting the library to Topiary Park. We checked […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Shadowbox Live Bringing Gallery of Echoes to the Columbus Arts Festival

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Shadowbox Live Bringing Gallery of Echoes to the Columbus Arts Festival

Stacie Boord wears many hats at Shadowbox Live and not all of them are on stage. In addition to being a triple threat, she is a power house behind the scenes directing community relations, special events and fundraising (among other duties). As the Shadowbox Live crew gets ready to wow Columbus Arts Festival audiences with […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Melissa Ferguson Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Nannette V. Maciejunes has been the executive director of the Columbus Museum of Art since 2003. She has been integral in bringing the best of the art world to Columbus, including the upcoming exhibition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, which opens June 10. She enjoys art of all kinds, especially 20th century American […]

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