Jackie Shafer

Jackie Shafer is the Producer of Broad & High. When she's not exploring all the fabulous arts and culture Columbus has to offer, she's choreographing very complicated and physically impossible roller-skating routines in her head.

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BalletMet Dancers Jimmy Orrante & Carrie West

BalletMet Dancers Jimmy Orrante & Carrie West

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Orrante, known for playing the lead in BalletMet’s Dracula, retired from the stage this spring. Carrie West, who played the original Lucy opposite Orrante’s Dracula, also retired this season. We recently sat down with both of them to reflect on their careers and find out what comes next for these two stars of the stage.

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ARTifacts: 19th Century Hair Art

ARTifacts: 19th Century Hair Art

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Ohio History Center has a large collection of hair art items still well preserved in its archives. Curator Rebecca Odom shows us a few of these everlasting keepsakes.

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Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s Anniversary Exhibit

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s Anniversary Exhibit

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) gallery is now celebrating its first ten years by featuring new works from pervious exhibitors.

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Honeyrun Farm

Honeyrun Farm

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Honeyrun Farm is a small family-run farm near Williamsport, Ohio. Operated by the husband and wife team of Jayne and Isaac Barnes, they make the most out of every bee byproduct.

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

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

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Orrante and Carrie West discuss their retirement from BalletMet, we take a tour of the Ohio History Center’s collection of hair art, and Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) celebrates ten years by featuring new work from old contributors.

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Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club

Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club

| August 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

You’ve likely seen them already and wondered how one rides them, not to mention mount them. Those tall, strangely shaped bikes that are a fixture at community festivals and are “Frankensteined” together using a mishmash of spare parts. We went inside Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club to find out what kind of skill it takes to become a member.

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Columbus Cyclists Fix Their Own Rides at 3rd Hand Bike Co-op

Columbus Cyclists Fix Their Own Rides at 3rd Hand Bike Co-op

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Want to make biking an everyday part of your life? Try getting started at 3rd Hand Bicycle, a local co-op that promotes cycling by providing the community with the facilities, tools, skills and knowledge to repair and maintain their own bicycles.

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Denny Griffith & Aminah Robinson at the Columbus Metropolitan Club

Denny Griffith & Aminah Robinson at the Columbus Metropolitan Club

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Columbus artist and MacArthur Prize winner Aminah Robinson is known for telling the story of her community and African-American heritage through her art. She reflected on her career in a recent conversation at the Columbus Metropolitan Club with Denny Griffith, who last year retired as president of the Columbus College of Art & Design.

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Righteous Mothers, Aminah Robinson, Third Hand Bicycle Co-op

Righteous Mothers, Aminah Robinson, Third Hand Bicycle Co-op

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week on Broad & High, meet a gang of righteous mothers at the Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club and creative insights from Aminah Robinson and Denny Griffith.

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Igloo Letterpress

Igloo Letterpress

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Allison Chapman, proprietor of Igloo Letterpress in Worthington, uses antique printing presses to create custom notecards, wedding invitations and handmade books. She shares the story of the oldest printing press she has, which dates back to 1892 and is still in use today.

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