On this episode of Broad & High, a look at the Us is Them exhibit at the Pizzuti Collection. All 75 works in the exhibition confront issues of politics, religion and racism.
The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists by the United States government honoring the accomplishments of those engaged in the arts. President Obama presented the awards earlier this month in a ceremony at the White House. Columbus-based artist Ann Hamilton was among eleven who received citations during the ceremony.
This past spring, the Wexner Center for the Arts presented the theater is a blank page, a collaboration between Hamilton and the SITI Company. Enjoy scenes from the stage of this performance that immersed the audience in the physical components of theatre alongside the text of Virginia Woolf’s 1927 novel To the Lighthouse.
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.
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.
Tom Coleman is a master potter based in Las Vegas. He was invited to Columbus this summer to lead a workshop at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and his works were on display at Sherrie Gallery in the Short North. Coleman draws inspiration from the desert landscape of his Nevada home and it’s evident in the details of his ceramic sculptures.