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.
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.
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.
In the 19th century, when photography was still in its infancy, images had to be exposed for long durations before being captured on film. The long exposure time gave way to curious Victoria-era photography conventions as subjects tried to remain perfectly still to avoid a blurry photograph.
Mary Ann Crago is a CCAD graduate and a full-time librarian. Her passion of late is creating wall sculptures out of found objects, stuff you would find at an antique shop or flea market. She’s been named one of this year’s Emerging Artists for the Columbus Arts Festival.
Fiber artist Karen Mulier was recently named a 2014 Greater Columbus Arts Council Emerging Artist. She weaves scarves and shawls out of the fiber shorn from the alpacas on her family-run farm in London, Ohio. You can meet her at her very first Columbus Arts Festival this June.
Join Broad & High for a special one hour look behind-the-scenes at the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival. Meet the artists, learn about the new and exciting activities, music and public art all on this special edition of Broad & High at 8pm Tuesday, June 9 on WOSU TV.
The Ohio Statehouse was once the tallest building in town and considered a destination spot for honeymooning couples from the countryside. The staircase to the top has been closed to the public for years, but we were given a peek into the space that once offered the best view in town of the Columbus landscape.