Have you ever dreamed of becoming an artist or musician? To be able to create 3D images on the computer or to edit your own short film? Five organizations recently joined forces to develop Surge Columbus, an after-school program intended to make digital tools and art supplies more accessible to teens.
Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
Glass blowing requires intense focus and attention to detail because of the delicate material. Steven Monser, a glass artist from Central Florida, works quickly but with patience in an effort to keep his glass canvas at a consistent 2,100 degrees.
Mark Simon is an innovative artist whose work has been expanding the landscape of storyboarding for over 20 years. His work has appeared in comic books, TV series and feature films. He shares with us his digital animation process, which he describes as blueprints for directors.
Columbus artist Ann Woods loves lettering. She uses her skills in handwriting and calligraphy, as well as her understanding of the history of alphabets, to teach workshops through the Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department where she demonstrated for us the visual impact of her written letters.