Currently on view at OSU’s Urban Arts Space are contemporary works from the collection of Blake Byrne. Open This End will travel to four university museums. Byrne began collecting art in 1988 and celebrates his 80th birthday year with this traveling exhibit that comes to Ohio State University to honor his parents who both attended the university.
Celeste Malvar-Stewart is a Columbus-based couture fashion designer who works solely with sustainable items. She creates her fabric with wool and dyes her fiber with plant-based products. Her recent collection, Local Sound, threads together her love of her adopted city, her eco-conscious sensibility and her spirit of collaboration.
At Tim Maurer’s salon in the Short North, the face acts as the painter’s canvas. He creates and blends custom makeup palettes to suit any skin type using his signature line of mineral-based colors and creams. Tim shares with us his beauty tips and tricks and debunks some common myths of the cosmetics industry.
Us is Them is an exhibition of 75 works of art from a group of international artists whose work confronts issues of politics, religion and racism. Reflecting timely and potent issues of social justice and current affairs, the pieces aim to inspire reflection and raise awareness about the things that connect us, rather than separate us.
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.
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.