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Columbus Makes Art Presents Dimonde Hale Returning to the Columbus Arts Festival

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Dimonde Hale Returning to the Columbus Arts Festival

Dimonde Hale made his festival debut as an Emerging Artist at the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival, where he won the Juror’s Choice award for 2D Mixed Media. This year he returns to the Columbus Arts Festival, June 7-9, as a participating artist. We chatted with him about his work, his inspirations and what he learned […]

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SmART Circuit to Make Route in Franklinton

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman SmART Circuit to Make Route in Franklinton

In partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Smart Columbus will host an art circuit on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring four artists depicting visions of Columbus’ future. The SmART Circuit will transport groups to stops along the Smart Circuit self-driving shuttle’s special summer festival route. Groups will get […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Actor’s Theatre’s Amanda Phillips

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Actor’s Theatre’s Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips is an actor, director and educator. She has worked in New York, Los Angeles, and in various regional theaters. Recent Columbus credits include Red Herring Productions’ DIRT, Columbus Civic Theatre’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and Actors’ Theatre’s 2018 production of Macbeth as Lady Macbeth. This year Amanda is in the director’s chair for […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents David Bahgat on Directing the Next Generation

Rachel Flenner Rachel Flenner Columbus Makes Art Presents David Bahgat on Directing the Next Generation

David Bahgat has been interacting with Columbus Children’s Theatre in some capacity since 1996. With a BFA in musical theatre from Otterbein and an MFA in performing arts from Savannah College of Art & Design, David is also the Director of Theatre Performance at Fort Hayes Career Center. Currently he is directing CCT’s upcoming production […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Anietra Hamper on Transitioning from Anchor to Travel Writer

David Weaver David Weaver Columbus Makes Art Presents: Anietra Hamper on Transitioning from Anchor to Travel Writer

After spending nearly 20 years working in television as a top-rated news anchor and Emmy-nominated reporter, Anietra Hamper switched gears – becoming an entrepreneur, travel writer, photographer and the author of two best-selling books: 2018’s Secret Columbus, and now 100 Things to Do in Columbus Before You Die. Ohioana Library Executive Director David Weaver recently […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Hakim Callwood on His Art and Inspirations

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents: Hakim Callwood on His Art and Inspirations

Hakim Callwood is a visual artist whose work can be found all over Columbus. You can see his work a Namaste In Love (110 Mill St.) this Saturday, Apr. 13 during Gahanna’s Creekside Art Walk. We caught up with him to chat about his work and his inspirations. Nick: How do you describe your work […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Sarah Hixon On Science, Art and Choreographing Entanglement

Chris Leyva Chris Leyva Columbus Makes Art Presents Sarah Hixon On Science, Art and Choreographing Entanglement

Chris Leyva is an area playwright and director who recently sat down with Sarah Hixon, the artistic director of Hixon Dance, whose new show Entanglement: Where Science Meets Dance opens at Columbus Dance Theatre and the McConnell Arts Center April 5-13. Chris: Is there a particular way you approach creating work?Sarah: I use different approaches […]

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