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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: Nikos Rutkowski

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From an early age, Nikos Rutkowski knew that he wanted to be an artist. He’s taken classes at at the Columbus College of Art & Design since he was seven years old, and continues to spend at least a few hours per day working in his studio. In 2007, Nikos spearheaded the launch of the […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Boryana Rusenova Ina

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Urban places can be hotspots for inspiration, and local artist Boryana Rusenova Ina explores those concepts in every place that she has lived or visited. A native of Bulgaria and graduate of CCAD, Boryana produces composite mixed-media cityscapes that can feel both familiar and foreign. Empty streets contain a sense of movement, and layers of […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Sara Adrian

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If you’ve enjoyed yourself at any of the art events in Franklinton over the past few years (Urban Scrawl, Go West or anything held at 400 West Rich Street) then you have Sara Adrian to thank for playing a role in organizing these events. When she’s not working on curating shows and organizing festivals, Sara […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Jay Moffett

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Clean lines and bright colors often define the artwork of Jay Moffett. Friendly muttonchops and freelance embalming often define Jay Moffett himself. This professional embalmer is one of the most down-to-earth local artists you’ll meet, and always eager to discuss his passions in life, both artistic and otherwise. We recently spoke with Jay for a Q&A session […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Heather Wirth

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It’s tough to put a definition on what makes someone a professional artist, but I believe that Heather Wirth embodies that definition with everything that she does. Trained at the Columbus College of Art & Design, Heather’s artwork is executed through oil painting. But her professionalism comes into place with a large range of other […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Kate Morgan

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Kate Morgan describes her work as “portraiture”, which is a blend of painting, photography and mixed media. This CCAD graduate maintains a studio space at the Columbus Idea Foundry, a 10,000 square foot creative space for local artists and inventors. We recently spoke with Kate for a Q&A session to find out more about her […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: J. Tillman Callahan

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Jeremy Callahan (aka Siftus) is one of several dozens artists that you’ll find at the Columbus Idea Foundry, a multi-purpose creative hub tucked away on a side street in an industrial strip of the Milo-Grogan neighborhood. His work spans many mediums, from visual arts to creative writing to video production and he describes his style […]

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