Visual Arts

Weinland Park Billboard Project

Weinland Park Billboard Project

Local artists met with neighborhood children on a project designed to “take back” the billboard and reclaim some community pride. A community-created mural whose design will rotate every three months for one year.

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Hidden Talent: Neil Clark

Hidden Talent: Neil Clark

Neil Clark is a founding member of Grant Street Consultants and probably best known in Ohio’s political circles as a veteran lobbyist for the movers and shakers in the Republican Party. He has played a key role in the GOP domination of the Ohio Statehouse since the early 1980s when he was a Senate staffer.

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Lewanda Lim at the Cultural Arts Center

Lewanda Lim at the Cultural Arts Center

The current exhibit at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center offers a rare glimpse into the multi-faceted works of Lewanda Lim, a Filipino-American artist who lives in Gahanna.

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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

Italian Heritage Story

Italian Heritage Story

The families of the early Italian settlements in Columbus were known for their hard work in the quarries, on the railroads and running markets and restaurants. One family, though, broke the mold and made a mark on the music scene in the 30s and 40s.

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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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SoundSpace Gloves

SoundSpace Gloves

Ray Li’s combined interest in physics and music led to the creation of SoundSpace Gloves.

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Museums

ARTifacts: Japanese Friendship Doll

ARTifacts: Japanese Friendship Doll

In the 1920s, U.S. immigration restrictions created a strained relationship with Japan. In an effort to promote goodwill and ease cultural tensions, an American missionary in Japan initiated an exchange of dolls between children.

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The Urban Landscape at the Riffe Gallery

The Urban Landscape at the Riffe Gallery

The Urban Landscape: A Tale of Grandeur and Abandonment, curated by Christine Fowler Shearer, showcased 63 pieces by 16 Ohio artists at the Riffe Gallery.

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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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Theater & Dance

Vaud-Villities

Vaud-Villities

Vaud-Villities is a local performance group that stages a huge variety show every year showcasing talent around Columbus. But it started in 1943 in the Tri-Village area as a minstrel show put on by First Community Church

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“Fairy Tale” – a poem by Kazim Ali

“Fairy Tale” – a poem by Kazim Ali

Ohio poet Kazim Ali shares his poem “Fairy Tale,” which hints at the story of Icarus from Greek mythology.

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Behind The Scenes Of Ballroom Dancing

Behind The Scenes Of Ballroom Dancing

Behind the scenes at the Ohio Star Ball last November. We follow a Dayton-area coach and his two senior partners who both won in their age divisions. America’s Ballroom Challenge (which was taped at the Ohio Star Ball) will air nationwide on PBS and premieres April 24 on WOSU.

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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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