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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A look at the history of the Jewish Community Center in Bexley, Ohio, Central Ohio’s largest Jewish community. We’ll look at the musical talent of Bob and Bill Cohen, sculptures by Holocaust survivor Alfred Tibor in Upper Arlington as well as Chagall at the Jewish Museum in New York City and Hebrew beer at the Shmaltz Brewing Company.
Bexley native Bill Cohen spent more than 40 years reporting for Ohio’s public radio and television stations. But when he wasn’t reporting on current events, he was using his voice through music and song. Bill and his brother Bob Cohen performed at the Jewish Community Center in Bexley. They helped define their generation and shape music of America.
Bexley is home to Central Ohio’s largest Jewish community and this excerpt from our Columbus Neighborhoods series shows the significance of the Jewish Community Center. Learn about the Gallery Players– the first integrated community theatre group in Central Ohio, and how the JCC aimed to unite the community with its arts and educational activities.
Watch the full episode of this week’s Broad & High. Explore a film festival dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of people with various disabilities, a self-taught photographer who adds a fine-art sensibility to his photos, and fashion designer Maisha Bahati, known for her contemporary and bold designs.
ReelAbilities is a film festival dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives and stories of people with various disabilities. The subjects of this year’s films range from a graffiti artist paralyzed by Lou Gehrig’s disease, to the story of a blind man who’s the official radio announcer of a major league baseball team.
This short documentary from Oakhouse Films follows the story of Willis Shively, a self-taught photographer who has become one of the most successful commercial fashion photographers in Columbus. His clients range from Express and Abercrombie & Fitch to BalletMet. He brings a fine-art sensibility to all of his photographs.
Watch the full episode of this week’s Broad & High. Explore a short film about a girl living in the sea with dreams of lies beyond, a quiltmaker who adds a sunny twist to her winter quilts, and an artist who infuses his art with elements of traditional Chinese art.
Nautia follows the story of a young girl living at the bottom of the sea as she dreams of what lies beyond the surface of the water. Created by a team of animation students at CCAD, we’ll chat with some of the student animators who helped bring this tale to shore.
Muskingum University art professor Yan Sun is supporting the art scene in Zanesville. His books and research papers are cited in publications, while his paintings have been acquired in museums and galleries across the country. He recently hosted a delegation of distinguished Chinese artists who gave lessons on ink-wash painting on rice paper.
Winter will be here before we know it, and we’ll be bringing out our bulky sweaters and warm blankets to help ward off the icy temps. For Barbara Schlagbaum of Westerville, she infuses a dash of the tropics into her handmade quilts as a visual reminder of the warm days that will return.