Visual Arts

Artist Profile: Eunice Parsons

Artist Profile: Eunice Parsons

Eunice Parsons is a 97-year-old collage artist, but says her life began at 34 when she entered art school in Portland. And ever since, Parsons has dedicated her life to her passion. She has been a teacher, a painter, a printmaker and a tilemaker but has been focused on collage since the 1970s.

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Artist Profile: Dixie Friend Gay

Artist Profile: Dixie Friend Gay

Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay has done her part to make airports a calmer place… one mosaic at a time. Airports across the country have commissioned her to install public artworks in an effort to enhance the experience of travel. Drawing inspiration from nature, her large-scale airport installations celebrate each city’s unique and natural beauty.

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Artist Profile: Paul Bialas

Artist Profile: Paul Bialas

Photographer Paul Bialas saw a creative opportunity after gaining unprecedented access to the decaying Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His inspiration came from the details of the iconic breweries that were decaying before his eyes. He has been working to document the buildings and his pictures are now collected in a series of books.

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ArtZine

Kingmakers

Kingmakers

If you think the new board-game parlor in the Short North is just a place where 14-year-old boys hang out and play Dungeons and Dragons, think again. And this ain’t your mother’s Monopoly.

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Blues Man Sean Carney

Blues Man Sean Carney

Check in with home grown blues king Sean Carney teaches a whole new generation his guitar secrets.

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Poetics of Pattern – Riffe Gallery

Poetics of Pattern – Riffe Gallery

The 13 Ohio based artists in Poetics of Pattern explore the process of design-making through a variety of scales, media, forms and colors. Through their repetitive processes, we find a language of beauty and meaning that seeks to create order and connection in our increasingly complex lives. Poetics of Pattern at the Riffe Gallery Now [...]

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Music

David Danzmayr’s Baton

David Danzmayr’s Baton

In the world of orchestra performance, a conductor’s baton acts as an extension of his arm and is used to enhance the movements necessary to communicate to a stage full of musicians.

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Ladies of Longford

Ladies of Longford

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Celtic sounds of The Ladies of Longford. Celebrating more than a dozen years in the local music scene of Columbus, the five women who make up the band often infuse elements of country and rock into their songs, creating a unique blend of both traditional and contemporary Irish styles.

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MoJoFlo & M.M.I.A. (Music Makes it Alright)

MoJoFlo & M.M.I.A. (Music Makes it Alright)

With a little bit of funk and whole lotta soul, the local band MoJoFlo is nothing short of old-school fun meant to get people up off their feet.

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Museums

COSI’s 50th Anniversary

COSI’s 50th Anniversary

When you go to COSI you’ve probably got science on your mind. But March 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the popular science center, so it’s a good time to think about history, too. WOSU’s Brent Davis tells us how COSI really began when “dream” met “opportunity.”

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D’Art the Gallery Kitty

D’Art the Gallery Kitty

The Dublin Arts Council – like all museums and art galleries – serves as a caretaker of the Arts, from paintings to sculptures. But the DAC is home not only to fine art displays, but also fine feline displays. Allow us to introduce you to D’Art, the gallery kitty.

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The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

COSI Columbus combines science with history and culture in its new interactive exhibit about the crime-solving practices of Sherlock Holmes.

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Theater & Dance

A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

BalletMet dancer and Columbus native Samantha Lewis has been with the company for six years. She shows us what life is like as a ballet dancer, both on stage and off.

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Mathias Armbruster & the Armbruster Scenic Studio Collection at OSU

Mathias Armbruster & the Armbruster Scenic Studio Collection at OSU

In 1875, German-born Mathias Armbruster opened the first scenic design company in the United States: The Armbruster and Sons Scenic Studios on S. Front Street in Columbus. During the early 1900s, the studio flourished and was considered the second largest provider of stage scenery in the country.

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CATCO’s Steven Anderson on Creativity

CATCO’s Steven Anderson on Creativity

Founded in 1985, CATCO is the only professional theatre in Columbus operating under the jurisdiction of the Actors Equity Association, which is the union that represents actors and stage managers across the U.S.

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Movies & Film

The Making of Columbus Neighborhoods

The Making of Columbus Neighborhoods

Viewers often wonder what goes on behind the scenes of our Columbus Neighborhood documentaries – just how do we put all the jigsaw puzzle pieces together? Well, in response to viewers’ requests, we produced a segment that walks you through the process.

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Inside Petali Tea

Inside Petali Tea

Tea is a common beverage seen in the parlors of Downton Abbey. It’s been around for thousands of years, and by the late 1800s it was the beverage of choice among the British aristocracy. In the 1920s it took on new life in the U.S. It was promoted by the women of the Temperance movement, and the American development of the tea bag led to its widespread popularity.

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Interview with Rebecca Eaton, Exec. Director of Masterpiece

Interview with Rebecca Eaton, Exec. Director of Masterpiece

How do you make a masterpiece? Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of the long-running hit series Masterpiece on PBS tells Rafael Pi Roman the inside story just as “Downton Abbey” begins its fourth season.

Among other stories from her new memoir, “Making Masterpiece,” Eaton admits she initially turned down Downton Abbey.

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