Charlotte Belland, who teaches computer animation at CCAD, was invited this summer to install works of miniature art at S.Dot Gallery – a dollhouse-sized art gallery featuring monthly exhibits curated by Columbus artist Stephanie Rond. But when Charlotte installed her tiny, 3-D printed zebras, the place turned into a zoo.
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.
Since 2006, Larry Smith has been encouraging people share moving and insightful stories in just six words. He recently launched “Six in the City” as a tool to promote civic engagement. He recently hosted a meet-up at Katzinger’s Deli in German Village, where deli owner Diane Warren shared her six-word memoir: “Miami deli made me do it.”
The two deer overlooking the banks of the Scioto River behind COSI have found a new friend. A third anthropomorphic deer by Santa Fe artist Terry Allen was recently installed along the Town Street bridge. Titled Scioto Lounge, the deer sculptures all seem to dreaming about the possibilities of the revamped waterfront.
Standing at the top of a long, dark ramp, Ohio State’s 60th drum major Nathan MacMaster prepares for his big entrance in front of a crowd of over 100,000 football fans. Much has been written about the Ohio State Marching Band and its innovative halftime performances. MacMaster tells us why his role as drum major is an “honor of a lifetime.”
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.
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.
Muskingum University art professor Yan Sun is supporting the art scene in Zanesville. His books and research papers are cited in publications, while his paintings have been acquired in museums and galleries across the country. He recently hosted a delegation of distinguished Chinese artists who gave lessons on ink-wash painting on rice paper.
Winter will be here before we know it, and we’ll be bringing out our bulky sweaters and warm blankets to help ward off the icy temps. For Barbara Schlagbaum of Westerville, she infuses a dash of the tropics into her handmade quilts as a visual reminder of the warm days that will return.
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.