Visual Arts

the theatre is a blank page

the theatre is a blank page

Last month the Wexner Center for the Arts presented the theater is a blank page; a collaboration between internationally renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton, who lives and works in Columbus, and the SITI Company, an experimental theater company based in New York.

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Alfred Tibor sculptures in Upper Arlington

Alfred Tibor sculptures in Upper Arlington

Alfred Tibor, a Bexley resident and Holocaust survivor, recently gifted three of his sculptures to the city of Upper Arlington.

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Statehouse Copula Tour, theater is a blank page, Alfred Tibor

Statehouse Copula Tour, theater is a blank page, Alfred Tibor

Take a tour through the Ohio Statehouse which used to offer one of the best views of the city of Columbus. Also the Wexner Center presents theater is a blank page, a collaboration between Columbus Artist Ann Hamilton and the SITI company. Also, Alfred Tibor recently gifted 3 sculptures to Upper Arlington.

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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

Preview: Jimmy Orrante & Carrie West, ARTifacts, Fresh A.I.R.

Preview: Jimmy Orrante & Carrie West, ARTifacts, Fresh A.I.R.

We sat down with BalletMet Dancers Jimmy Orrante & Carrie West to reflect on their careers. The Ohio History Center’s large collection of preserved hair art. Fresh A.I.R. showcases the creative journey of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse.

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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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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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