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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: Chris Rankin

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Chris Rankin is a local CCAD grad who is leading a double life. By day, he is a Principal at Creative Spot, a local design, marketing and interactive firm. By night, he is an encaustic painter and engaged member of the local art community, currently serving on the board at the Ohio Art League. We […]


Local Artist Spotlight: Samantha Bennett

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This week’s featured artist on Columbus Underground is Samantha Bennett. Samantha studied fine arts at the Columbus College of Art & Design and then moved away from Columbus for the past 12 years. She has recently returned to find both her personal life and the city transformed. Samantha’s work ranges from large outdoor murals to […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Sharon Dorsey

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This week’s featured artist on Columbus Underground is Sharon Dorsey. Sharon has blurred the lines between artist, toymaker and crafter and has launched a new venture focusing on the creation of puppets. We caught up with Sharon recently to talk about new beginnings, the state of the Columbus crafting community and to find out about […]


Local Artist Spotlight: Clinton Reno

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If you’ve lived in Columbus for more than a month, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve already seen some of Clinton Reno’s artwork around town. Clinton has been contracted to create posters, flyers, tshirts and other screenprinted work for high-profile venues including the Wexner Center and the North Market, as well as touring musicians […]


Local Artist Spotlight: Cassandra Troyan

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Last month, Cassandra Troyan held a food fight at the ROYGBIV gallery in the Short North. A few weeks later she was spotted shouting into a bullhorn from the rooftop of a building Downtown. While these are not your typical acrylic-on-canvas art pieces, she is certainly making a growing contribution to the local creative landscape. […]


Local Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Hicks

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This Saturday, for one night only, the photorealistic paintings of local artist Jonathan Hicks will be featured at Junctionview Studios. After displaying similar shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Jonathan has turned his focus to Columbus for an exhibition that includes a variety of familiar cultural institutions as subjects. We recently caught up with […]


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