ROY G BIV’s latest exhibition features the work of Chaz O’Neil and Tanya Long, on display from Sept. 10 – Oct. 2. Catch the opening during Franklinton Fridays on Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. or join us when ROY talks with the artists on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. over Zoom here. We chatted […]
What’s the difference between being an arts advocate and an artists’ advocate? Look to the policies and missions of the Greater Columbus Arts Council for an idea. This week, I spoke with Jami Goldstein, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Events. We discussed the organization and how it’s funded, their non-competitive grants programs, their new […]
Mixed-media artist Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli is featured in a solo exhibition at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s SEEN Studios inside Chromedge Studios. Keep the Rage Tender will open on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and run through Nov. 12. We chatted with her about her work. Myken: Where are you from?Rebecca: I spent my childhood in Richmond, Virginia and moved […]
With more than 35 years of experience, jewelry artist Sonja Sheriff brings classic designs to Upper Arlington. Sonja will join over 100 other artists to exhibit her work in this year’s Labor Day Arts Festival, Monday, Sept. 6. Jodi: How many years have you been designing jewelry? What have you learned over those years? Sonja: I […]
Benjamin Willis is a self-taught photographer aiming to show the richness and complexity of the inner fabric of Columbus folk. As an African American, Willis believes it’s imperative for him to tell the stories and show the perspective, imagination and creativity of his community. Willis’ work is currently featured in Lyrics for a New Century, […]
Everyone has the opportunity to document their lives in their own ways. On the eve of the release of her latest collection of work, I spoke with Columbus-based poet Maggie Smith. We discussed how she writes, how the publishing industry works, the inspirations for her work, and why she chooses to stay in Columbus.
Lance Johnson is a Bronx-born mixed-media artist who recently relocated to Columbus. He uses his work as a vehicle for urban development and a celebration of the diversity of the urban landscape. Lance will be live painting at BAM Thursdays on July 22 at the Columbus Museum of Art. We chatted with Lance about his […]