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Local Artist Spotlight 2018

Local Artist Spotlight: Lisa Suárez

 Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Lisa Suárez

Lacquer Gallery owner Lisa Suárez’s “support your local girl gang” motto is a call to her anti-mean girl mentality. Since Suárez was in kindergarten, she’s wanted to open a salon or work in the beauty industry. But, over the years she has felt what it’s like to be uncomfortable in certain types of salons. It […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Marc Thomas

 Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Marc Thomas

Marc Thomas’ work is a celebration of life. Formerly a self-described “angry artist,” critiques and foresight led him toward a more positive subject matter. “All of my stuff was politically charged and controversial,” he says. “Everything that’s going on now, back in ’92, ’93, the same stuff was going on then.” Today, he says he no […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Phil Adams

 Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Phil Adams

What some people consider street photography has grown into something bigger for Phil Adams. A self-taught photographer and Columbus City Schools music teacher, Adams only returned to photography in the last decade. He says in the last two years especially, his approach to photography has become more of a “spiritual practice,” along the lines of a premeditated ritual. […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Illustrator & Designer Christian Cimoroni

 Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Illustrator & Designer Christian Cimoroni

Illustrator and designer Christian Cimoroni is keen on representation. He himself represents a host of identities as an LGBTQ artist and Columbus College of Art and Design alum, while his work sets out to give everyone a voice, or rather, an image. Cimoroni’s day job is at PrintSyndicate, a local t-shirt company where he designs trendy items […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Hakim Callwood

 Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Hakim Callwood

Hakim Callwood is a visual artist whose work is imaginative and non-conformative. His work with varying mediums like acrylic paintings and graphics is inspired by everything from stand-up comedy to anime. He often does Afrofuturistic portraits and sci-fi imaginings of black men and women. And though media representation is an issue, he says his work isn’t purposefully […]

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