Visual Arts

Artist Profile: Glass Blower Steven Monser

Artist Profile: Glass Blower Steven Monser

Glass blowing requires intense focus and attention to detail because of the delicate material. Steven Monser, a glass artist from Central Florida, works quickly but with patience in an effort to keep his glass canvas at a consistent 2,100 degrees.

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Artist Profile: Digital Animator Mark Simon

Artist Profile: Digital Animator Mark Simon

Mark Simon is an innovative artist whose work has been expanding the landscape of storyboarding for over 20 years. His work has appeared in comic books, TV series and feature films. He shares with us his digital animation process, which he describes as blueprints for directors.

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July 16, 2014 – Full Episode

July 16, 2014 – Full Episode

On this week’s Broad and High, we visit an organic farmer near Philadelphia, a stained glass artist and more.

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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

The Be Brave Choir

The Be Brave Choir

The Be Brave Choir is a combination of students from Whittier and McVay Elementary Schools in Westerville. This extracurricular choir is named after a song performed by Sara Bareilles with lyrics that are meant to inspire and empower youngsters. Led by music teacher Kim Spencer, the group hopes to expand to 3 new schools next year.

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Maza Blaska

Maza Blaska

The members of Maza Blaska refer to their unique style of music as “gypsy rock,” with a sound that seems to span across the globe, fusing elements of African and South-American rhythms and melodies.

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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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Museums

“Exchanges”

“Exchanges”

“Exchanges” was a recent art exhibition exploring the dynamics of mentorship. Students from Fort Hayes High School worked alongside professional adult mentors for months, who helped them assemble a portfolio of their work and curate an art show recently on display at the Shot Tower Gallery on the Fort Hayes campus.

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Archaeology Field School

Archaeology Field School

Ohio State University Students uncover Ohio’s buried past in an archeology field school located in Dublin, Ohio. This is a story we gathered while working on the Adena Mound segment as part of the Columbus Neighborhoods: Clintonville documentary. Students learn how to be archaeologists in the field and learn the history of the land.

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Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City recently presented an in-depth look into the work of René Magritte, the Belgian surrealist who produced some of the 20th century’s most innovative images by challenging ordinary and rational conventions. The touring exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on his breakthrough years leading up to WW II.

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Theater & Dance

Artist Profile: Myles Harlan

Artist Profile: Myles Harlan

Myles Harlan is a young, classical musician who found his voice in the oboe. After overcoming many obstacles, from bullying to family hardships, his mentors helped build not only his skills, but also his confidence. He tells us how he came to play the oboe and how he found a way to thrive through the power of music.

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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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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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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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