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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Coach Keith Neal, West Side Griot and Community Jewel

Fevean Keflom Fevean Keflom Columbus Makes Art Presents: Coach Keith Neal, West Side Griot and Community Jewel

If you have ever walked into Upper Cup Coffee, you might have run into the infamous Keith Neal, affectionately known as “Coach.” His art collection has adorned the walls of the shop, giving customers a feel of African expression in the heart of Olde Towne East. Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Coach Neal moved to Columbus […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Dimonde Hale Returning to the Columbus Arts Festival

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Dimonde Hale Returning to the Columbus Arts Festival

Dimonde Hale made his festival debut as an Emerging Artist at the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival, where he won the Juror’s Choice award for 2D Mixed Media. This year he returns to the Columbus Arts Festival, June 7-9, as a participating artist. We chatted with him about his work, his inspirations and what he learned […]

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Touch Bionics Brings Prosthetic Technology to Dublin

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Touch Bionics Brings Prosthetic Technology to Dublin

Prosthetics manufacturer Touch Bionics once had their i-LIMB bionic hand featured in a Britney Spears and will.i.am music video, for the song “Scream & Shout.” And in an episode of CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” a suspect with two of the company’s prosthetic hands evades authorities because he leaves no fingerprints. As one can imagine, the media […]

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For Hire: The Growth of Software Development, Tech Jobs in Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman For Hire: The Growth of Software Development, Tech Jobs in Columbus

In the fall of 2018, when a California-based software company held a grand opening of its second North American headquarters in Dublin, it wasn’t a surprise. There are smart, talented people in Columbus, especially when it comes to the tech industry. Whether the emergence of innovative new startups or large, multinational companies, there is a […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Actor’s Theatre’s Amanda Phillips

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Actor’s Theatre’s Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips is an actor, director and educator. She has worked in New York, Los Angeles, and in various regional theaters. Recent Columbus credits include Red Herring Productions’ DIRT, Columbus Civic Theatre’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and Actors’ Theatre’s 2018 production of Macbeth as Lady Macbeth. This year Amanda is in the director’s chair for […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents David Bahgat on Directing the Next Generation

Rachel Flenner Rachel Flenner Columbus Makes Art Presents David Bahgat on Directing the Next Generation

David Bahgat has been interacting with Columbus Children’s Theatre in some capacity since 1996. With a BFA in musical theatre from Otterbein and an MFA in performing arts from Savannah College of Art & Design, David is also the Director of Theatre Performance at Fort Hayes Career Center. Currently he is directing CCT’s upcoming production […]

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Dublin Telemedicine Startup Apportis Prepares for Opioid Challenge Finals

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin Telemedicine Startup Apportis Prepares for Opioid  Challenge Finals

Philip Payne started Dublin telemedicine startup Apportis in 2015, after a career in product marketing and product development began taking him too far from home and away from his young family. His initial idea consisted of a HIPAA compliant, health and wellness platform connecting patients with doctors and nutritionists through embedded video components, and accessed […]

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