Visual Arts

Artist Profile: Maija Miettinen

Artist Profile: Maija Miettinen

Maija Miettinen was born in Helsinki, Finland but currently lives and works in Columbus where she is a third-year graduate student in the MFA program in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Her art practice is focused mainly on non-representational painting. She recently welcomed us into her studio to document her creative process.

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Open Heart Creatures

Open Heart Creatures

Open Heart Creatures are custom body puppets made by Columbus artist Heidi Kambitsch. Her designs are used to inspire creativity through play.

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Artist Profile: Todd Camp

Artist Profile: Todd Camp

Columbus artist Todd Camp, who currently works as an administrator for the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, finds refuge at his farm in Newark and says his abstract paintings are largely influenced by his surroundings.

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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

A Tiny Desk Concert with Maria Levitov and Counterfeit Madison

A Tiny Desk Concert with Maria Levitov and Counterfeit Madison

The Tiny Desk Concert series produced by National Public Radio features acoustic video performances recorded live at the tiny desk space of the NPR Music office in Washington DC.

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Rossen Milanov of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Rossen Milanov of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

In September, the Columbus Symphony announced the selection of Rossen Milanov as its next music director. The 50-year-old Bulgarian native will lead the CSO for four years, starting with 2015-16 season.

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Hebdo

Hebdo

Meet the Columbus singer-songwriter known as Hebdo and check out the music video for his latest single, “Sailor.”

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Museums

Solomon’s Castle

Solomon’s Castle

Located in a rural swampland region in central Florida, about 90 mins from Tampa, there is a home and gallery like no other.

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American Sign Museum

American Sign Museum

Cincinnati’s American Sign Museum offers a permanent home to hundreds of signs that may have otherwise been lost forever. And with a working neon sign shop right on site, this museum offers a glimpse of Americana that is truly enlightening.

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The Fashions and Designs of Charles James

The Fashions and Designs of Charles James

Couturier Charles James influenced a generation of fashion designers. In the mid-20th century, he was known among the glitterati of Hollywood and New York’s high society for his architecturally stunning ball gowns and highly structured evening wear.

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Theater & Dance

Artist Profile: Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye

Artist Profile: Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye

Like most working actors, Kevin Farrell held random jobs while pursuing a career in Hollywood where he appeared in small roles in film and television, most notably on Frasier. When a friend encouraged him to sell Tupperware – in drag – to supplement his income, he dismissed the idea as ludicrous.

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Shakespeare and Autism

Shakespeare and Autism

Researchers at The Ohio State University are working with the Royal Shakespeare Company to determine if using Shakespeare’s plays as a teaching and therapy tool can have lasting benefits for people with autism.

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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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Movies & Film

Time Lapse Photographer Justin Majeczky

Time Lapse Photographer Justin Majeczky

For Sacramento artist Justin Majeczky, a photo is worth a thousand frames. He combines his passion for photography with this love of filmmaking to create an extraordinary view of the world through time lapses, inviting viewers to see the beauty that surrounds us in a whole new way.

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

In Detroit, Michigan, professional photographer S. Kay introduces adults with disabilities into the beautiful world of nature photography.

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Surge Columbus

Surge Columbus

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an artist or musician? To be able to create 3D images on the computer or to edit your own short film? Five organizations recently joined forces to develop Surge Columbus, an after-school program intended to make digital tools and art supplies more accessible to teens.

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