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Weinland Park Billboard Project

Weinland Park Billboard Project

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Local artists met with neighborhood children on a project designed to “take back” the billboard and reclaim some community pride. A community-created mural whose design will rotate every three months for one year.

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Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Six new Little Free Libraries are peppered around Columbus neighborhoods. Volunteers recently gathered to paint whimsical scenes on these recycled newspaper dispensers which will be filled with books donated by area organizations.

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Vaud-Villities

Vaud-Villities

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Vaud-Villities is a local performance group that stages a huge variety show every year showcasing talent around Columbus. But it started in 1943 in the Tri-Village area as a minstrel show put on by First Community Church

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Italian Heritage Story

Italian Heritage Story

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The families of the early Italian settlements in Columbus were known for their hard work in the quarries, on the railroads and running markets and restaurants. One family, though, broke the mold and made a mark on the music scene in the 30s and 40s.

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Hidden Talent: Neil Clark

Hidden Talent: Neil Clark

| May 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Neil Clark is a founding member of Grant Street Consultants and probably best known in Ohio’s political circles as a veteran lobbyist for the movers and shakers in the Republican Party. He has played a key role in the GOP domination of the Ohio Statehouse since the early 1980s when he was a Senate staffer.

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Lewanda Lim at the Cultural Arts Center

Lewanda Lim at the Cultural Arts Center

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The current exhibit at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center offers a rare glimpse into the multi-faceted works of Lewanda Lim, a Filipino-American artist who lives in Gahanna.

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ARTifacts: Japanese Friendship Doll

ARTifacts: Japanese Friendship Doll

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the 1920s, U.S. immigration restrictions created a strained relationship with Japan. In an effort to promote goodwill and ease cultural tensions, an American missionary in Japan initiated an exchange of dolls between children.

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“Fairy Tale” – a poem by Kazim Ali

“Fairy Tale” – a poem by Kazim Ali

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ohio poet Kazim Ali shares his poem “Fairy Tale,” which hints at the story of Icarus from Greek mythology.

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Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club

Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club

| April 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

You’ve likely seen them already and wondered how one rides them, not to mention mount them. Those tall, strangely shaped bikes that are a fixture at community festivals and are “Frankensteined” together using a mishmash of spare parts. We went inside Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club to find out what kind of skill it takes to become a member.

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Denny Griffith & Aminah Robinson at the Columbus Metropolitan Club

Denny Griffith & Aminah Robinson at the Columbus Metropolitan Club

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Columbus artist and MacArthur Prize winner Aminah Robinson is known for telling the story of her community and African-American heritage through her art. She reflected on her career in a recent conversation at the Columbus Metropolitan Club with Denny Griffith, who last year retired as president of the Columbus College of Art & Design.

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