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The Confluence Cast: Greater Columbus Arts Council

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Greater Columbus Arts Council

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 […]

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Deliver Black Dreams’ Latest Mural Says to “Write It, Paint It, Do It”

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Deliver Black Dreams’ Latest Mural Says to “Write It, Paint It, Do It”

Deliver Black Dreams’ latest mural will be a call to action. Located on the Wilson Road railroad bridge on the West Side, the mural is intended to engage young people with an inspiring quote. Collaborators Shelbi Harris and Marcus Billingsley were a part of the effort behind the first Deliver Black Dreams mural on Fifth […]

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The Confluence Cast: Poet Maggie Smith

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Poet Maggie Smith

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.

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Arts Festival Will Not Return Until 2022

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Arts Festival Will Not Return Until 2022

It has been announced that the Columbus Arts Festival has been canceled for 2021. In a statement released by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, organizer of the festival, the organization noted there is “too much uncertainty” in terms of the pandemic and hosting events. Though acknowledging a decrease in new cases and hospitalizations, new variants […]

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‘As a Matter of Black’: Documentary Connects Art and Activism in Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘As a Matter of Black’: Documentary Connects Art and Activism in Columbus

As a Matter of Black, a new documentary by filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes, will be screened with other local films at Sundance Film Festival’s first-ever program of constellation theaters, taking place at Gateway Film Center. The film from Woods-Spikes documents the movements taking place inside of Columbus and spotlights artists and activists, while highlighting the intersection […]

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GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Editor’s Note 01/08/2021, 2 p.m.: This article includes an update on the resignation of Block from the Ohio Arts Council. After the violent insurrection of pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, a board member of the Ohio Arts Council, appointed by Governor Mike DeWine, took to social media to air her grievances […]

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Deliver Black Dreams Combines Art and Civic Engagement

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Deliver Black Dreams Combines Art and Civic Engagement

As a member of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Board of Trustees, Marshall Shorts, who is also the co-founder of Creative Control Fest and Maroon Arts Group, as well as designer and principal at Artfluential, was a part of the conversation on where the Arts Unite Cbus murals commissioned earlier this summer would live as […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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