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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Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest for high-school students who must memorize and perform classical poetry on stage in front of an audience of judges. Six students reached the final round during the statewide competition, which was held in Columbus at Ohio Dominican University in March.

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Artist Profile: Eunice Parsons

Artist Profile: Eunice Parsons

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eunice Parsons is a 97-year-old collage artist, but says her life began at 34 when she entered art school in Portland. And ever since, Parsons has dedicated her life to her passion. She has been a teacher, a painter, a printmaker and a tilemaker but has been focused on collage since the 1970s.

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Artist Profile: Dixie Friend Gay

Artist Profile: Dixie Friend Gay

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay has done her part to make airports a calmer place… one mosaic at a time. Airports across the country have commissioned her to install public artworks in an effort to enhance the experience of travel. Drawing inspiration from nature, her large-scale airport installations celebrate each city’s unique and natural beauty.

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April 16 Preview

April 16 Preview

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the next Broad & High, author Carl Hoffman shares tales of cannibals, primitive art and Michael Rockefeller. then Myles Harlan, a young musician, takes us on an emotional journey.

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A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Artist Profile: Paul Bialas

Artist Profile: Paul Bialas

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photographer Paul Bialas saw a creative opportunity after gaining unprecedented access to the decaying Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His inspiration came from the details of the iconic breweries that were decaying before his eyes. He has been working to document the buildings and his pictures are now collected in a series of books.

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Artist Profile: Jonathan Latiano

Artist Profile: Jonathan Latiano

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Latiano is a Baltimore, Maryland artist whose installation art seem to lunge out of the floor or emerge from the ground. Playing with themes of environmentalism and extinction, Latiano’s exhibitions explore what it means to be temporary, both in form and in presence.

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Artist Profile: Amber Groome

Artist Profile: Amber Groome

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Columbus artist and doll maker Amber Groome says she both loathes and adores each of her hand-made figurines.

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David Danzmayr’s Baton

David Danzmayr’s Baton

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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