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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: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Columbus’s poetry scene is growing, and after meeting local poet Scott Woods I had to know more about the scene and his work. Woods co-founded Writer’s Block Poetry, which hosts weekly readings at Kafe Kerouac and he recently released a new book of poems, Urban Contemporary History Month. Lacey: How long have you been writing […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: CATCO’s Steven C. Anderson on Building a Theatre Season and Taking a Dig at Chekhov

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents: CATCO’s Steven C. Anderson on Building a Theatre Season and Taking a Dig at Chekhov

As producing director at CATCO, Steven C. Anderson determines the plays the theatre organization will produce each season, a balancing act, if you will, to stage productions that have broad appeal for the very young to millennials to empty nesters, and, at the same time, serve up the right mix of classics and current works. […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Author Augusten Burroughs on Lust, Wonder and Everything In Between

Robin Yocum Robin Yocum Columbus Makes Art Presents: Author Augusten Burroughs on Lust, Wonder and Everything In Between

Internationally acclaimed author Augusten Burroughs is known for his poignant and painfully honest autobiographical commentary, and his latest memoir, Lust & Wonder, is no exception. Ahead of his Thurber House Evening With Authors event later this month, I chatted with him to get his take on autobiographical storytelling and relationships. Robin Yocum: You started as […]

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Columbus Makes Art: BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang on the Inspiration Behind ‘Inspired’

Taylor Starek Taylor Starek Columbus Makes Art: BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang on the Inspiration Behind ‘Inspired’

What do Queen and Jane Austen have in common? On March 11, BalletMet will unite the two with Inspired, a triple-bill collaboration with Cincinnati Ballet featuring three distinct works by renowned choreographers. BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang stole a moment in between rehearsals to provide insight into the show, the ballet he choreographed and where […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: George Schwindt on Drumming for Flogging Molly and Music Publishing

Joey Hendrickson Joey Hendrickson Columbus Makes Art Presents: George Schwindt on Drumming for Flogging Molly and Music Publishing

A few weeks ago we caught up with George Schwindt in West Hollywood to finalize details for his travel to Columbus for the CSA Finale Showcase. He’ll offer feedback during the event to songwriters. Drinks in hand, we stood on the patio of The Black Cat, facing Sunset Boulevard as he pointed out Flea’s music […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Brick Master Arthur Gugick of COSI’s LEGO Travel Adventure

Jaclyn Reynolds Jaclyn Reynolds Columbus Makes Art Presents: Brick Master Arthur Gugick of COSI’s LEGO Travel Adventure

COSI’s LEGO® Travel Adventure is running through May 8, and featured in the exhibition are some amazing creations by Cleveland artist, high school math teacher and LEGO brick master Arthur Gugick. Gugick creates world landmarks and mosaics out of LEGO bricks, something he started doing at a young age, so we chatted with him about […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: ProMusica Soirée, Featuring Steep Canyon Rangers

Brittany Lockman Brittany Lockman Columbus Makes Art Presents: ProMusica Soirée, Featuring Steep Canyon Rangers

Janet Chen is the Executive Director of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and works closely with Music Director David Danzmayr to shape each season with the orchestra. She answers a few questions about ProMusica and their upcoming Soirée. Q: First, briefly describe your role with ProMusica. JC: As the Executive Director, I oversee most of the administrative […]

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