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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Claymation artist Seth Mittag

Claymation artist Seth Mittag

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

We stop by artist and animator Seth Mittag’s Texas home where many of his claymation scenes take shape.

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The Passport

The Passport

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Poet Dunya Mikhail reveals a poignant personal history through verse. Born in Iraq in 1965 and famous for her subversive used of symbolism in her poetry, she fled to America in the 1990s after discovering her name was on Saddam Hussein’s list of enemies.

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Weinland Park Story Book

Weinland Park Story Book

| July 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Weinland Park Story Book project is the result of a long collaboration between the Wexner Center for the Arts and the residents and children of the Weinland Park community. The limited-edition graphic anthology offers a glimpse into the rich and colorful history of a neighborhood that has faced dramatic changes over the past 100 years.

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Artist Profile: Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye

Artist Profile: Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye

| July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Like most working actors, Kevin Farrell held random jobs while pursuing a career in Hollywood where he appeared in small roles in film and television, most notably on Frasier. When a friend encouraged him to sell Tupperware – in drag – to supplement his income, he dismissed the idea as ludicrous.

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Shakespeare and Autism

Shakespeare and Autism

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Researchers at The Ohio State University are working with the Royal Shakespeare Company to determine if using Shakespeare’s plays as a teaching and therapy tool can have lasting benefits for people with autism.

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PupArt at Dublin Arts Council

PupArt at Dublin Arts Council

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

These are the kinds of paw prints you won’t mind finding around the house. With the help of the Dublin Arts Council, the Friends of the Shelter recently held a silent art auction with all the proceeds benefiting the medical care of the sick and injured shelter dogs at the Franklin County Animal Shelter.

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Weinland Park Story Book, Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye, Shakespeare and Autism

Weinland Park Story Book, Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye, Shakespeare and Autism

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Broad & High, The Weinland Park Story Book project is the result of a long collaboration between the Wexner Center for the Arts and the residents and children of the Weinland Park community. It also features The Dublin Arts Council, The Franklin County Animal Shelter, and Artist Profile: Kevin Farrell.

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Artist Profile: Maija Miettinen

Artist Profile: Maija Miettinen

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maija Miettinen was born in Helsinki, Finland but currently lives and works in Columbus where she is a third-year graduate student in the MFA program in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Her art practice is focused mainly on non-representational painting. She recently welcomed us into her studio to document her creative process.

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Big Bugs At The Franklin Park Conservatory

Big Bugs At The Franklin Park Conservatory

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Big Bugs have landed at the Franklin Park Conservatory for summer! The 10 enormous insect sculptures by artist David Rogers were created from found wood and other natural materials. The 25-foot-long ants near the entrance and an 18-foot praying mantis in the courtyard demonstrate that this exhibit was aptly named.

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ARTifacts: The Gowns of Miss America 1963

ARTifacts: The Gowns of Miss America 1963

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 1963, Jackie Mayer of Sandusky was crowned Miss America, and she later donated the dress she wore – in addition to other items from her wardrobe – to the Ohio History Center.

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