Artist Michael Jerome Bashaw

11, 2012

It’s time to introduce Ohio’s very own Superman of Art. Recent recipient of a Governor’s Award for the Arts is sculptor, Emmy-nominated musician, performer, arts educator, and all around interesting guy Michael Jerome Bashaw.

ArtZine Update- Scott Pasfield’s “Gay in America”

11, 2012

Scott Pasfield’s “Gay in America’” honored in many book award lists for 2012.

Wallace Peck at Columbus Arts Festival

3, 2012

Wallace Peck has been chosen by the Columbus Arts Festival to showcase his work June 1, 2 and 3rd when all of Columbus gathers downtown to celebrate the return of the festival to the riverfront. The committee didn’t know he was disabled.  They saw a remarkable painter and wanted to introduce his work to a [...]

Controversy II at the Ohio Historical Society

3, 2012

We all save sentimental objects; things to remind of us seminal moments in our past. That object becomes a physical representation of a memory, of a moment in time. But when we pull that shoebox out from underneath our bed, did we squirrel away anything that dredges up negative emotions? Something that reminds us of what we’d like to forget?

Sean Carney’s Blues for A Cure 2012 Spring Show

4, 2012

“Columbus Blues” April 6 & 7 at Woodlands Tavern Sean Carney is a blues guitarist with a mission.  With a little help from his friends, he has been raising money to help fund cancer research over the past two years with performances and concerts.  On Friday and Saturday, he’s got a lineup of the nation’s [...]

Betty Shemiah talks with WOSU Theatre Critic Joy Reilly

6, 2012

WOSU Theatre Critic Joy Reilly talks with visiting playwright Betty Shemiah. Betty Shamieh is a Palestinian-American playwright, author, screenwriter, and actress. She is the author of fifteen plays. As a playwright, her off-Broadway premieres are The Black Eyed (New York Theatre Workshop) and Roar (The New Group), which was selected as a New York Times [...]

Tracing Lines at Urban Arts Space

3, 2012

Tracing Lines is an exhibit at the Urban Arts Space that explores the parts of our landscape that we tend to edit out. The images illuminate a beauty in the infrastructure.

A View of Columbus’s Rich Artistic Past at the Riffe Gallery

17, 2012

Curator Melissa Wolfe was curious, “What is that legacy that the contemporary Columbus art world draws from, and grows on? What is its past? Sometimes those things are known and sometimes, as this show has proven sometimes it’s not so well known.” What Wolfe is hinting at is a treasure trove of artistic gems to discover in the exhibition.

Columbus’s own voice in the dark Fritz the Nite Owl still going strong

13, 2012

There’s something about staying up past your bedtime, curled up with a blanket and some popcorn watching movies in the dark. Chances are if you were in Columbus between 1974 and 1991, it was bespectacled local TV legend Fritz the Nite Owl who helped you stay up late.

The Franklin Park Conservatory Gets Grinched

16, 2011

A chance to look deeper into the holiday classic, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Animation cells and original artwork by the film’s director, Chuck Jones, are on view at the Franklin Park Conservatory.