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Local Artist Spotlight

Some have called Columbus the Indie Art Capital of the World. Whether or not you agree with that tagline, you have to admit that we are a city home to an amazing array of artists and creatives. Our monthly “Local Artist Spotlight” highlights some of our most talented and interesting artists.

Local Artist Spotlight: Felix Gada

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Felix Gada

When the Jekyll & Hyde Salon in Clintonville opened back in June, one thing we noticed is that it is a very colorful place with lots of art hanging on the walls. We were informed that some of the artwork was created by local artist Felix Gada, and learned that much of his abstract work […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Giovanni Santiago

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Giovanni Santiago

If you’ve ever eaten at Graffiti Burger, then you’re already familiar with the artwork of Giovanni Santiago. The walls of each local burger location are adorned with sports and food themed wall murals that tie the establishment to its name. But Giovanni’s creative style goes beyond what you’ve seen in commercial outlets, and he’s hard […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Matthew Richard Barnes

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Matthew Richard Barnes

Matthew Richard Barnes is not your normal local artist. He’s yet to touch a paintbrush, but has managed to walk the lines between entrepreneur, photographer, sculpture, civic activist and creative thinker. You may be familiar with his work through Tweet And Go Seek, his technology/adventure club startup that rewards real life discovery promoted through social […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Ginnie Baer

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Ginnie Baer

If you went to last month’s Gallery Hop in the Short North, you may have stopped in the Sean Christopher Gallery and viewed artist Ginnie Baer’s farewell show. After calling Columbus home for years, Baer is moving to Wisconsin this fall, where she has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Art at a small […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Betsy DeFusco

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Betsy DeFusco

Two abstract landscape artists will be hosting a gallery reception this Saturday from 4-6pm and 8-10pm at Basil Thai in the Short North. Artists Chris Rankin and Betsy DeFusco will be exhibiting new works that are inspired by summer. Betsy’s work has been showcased in Columbus for over two decades at numerous shows, and her […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Donna Estep

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Donna Estep

Like many artists, Donna Estep produces her artwork during her spare time while holding down a day job to pay the bills during the daytime. But Donna’s position allows her to work with artists on a daily basis in a very satisfying manner. We recently spoke to Donna for a Q&A session in our Local Artist Spotlight […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Michael Bush

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Michael Bush

A few weeks ago we wrote an update on the artist studios at 400 West Rich Street following their first year of existence, and were excited to hear that over 60 artists are already calling the space home with more still to come. One of the reasons we’re excited is because this gives us access to […]

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