Last month, the King Arts Complex honored author/reporter/biographer Wil Haygood at its annual Legends and Legacies event. They also re-named the street outside the complex as “Wil Haygood Way.” We met up with the author of The Butler to talk about his career trajectory, the significance of the award and why Columbus will always be [...]
Richard Bailey began the Shifting Perspectives photography project in the United Kingdom after his daughter Billie-Jo was born. The only images he could find of individuals with Down syndrome were clinical and discouraging. He saw a need for positive, inspiring photos depicting everyday experiences, so Bailey and a group of photographers set out to capture [...]
From WEDU in Tampa, Florida In this segment, we explore an award-winning program in Sarasota, Florida that teaches ballet to at-risk children. Not only does the program provide students with the discipline and confidence needed to succeed in school, it also grants a full four-year college scholarship to those who successfully complete the ballet program [...]
They’re just two deer, lounging on the banks of the Scioto River watching the world go by. The city of Columbus recently commissioned Santa Fe artist Terry Allen to create and install these whimsical sculptures along the banks of the Scioto riverfront. Titled Scioto Lounge, the deer have strangely human-like features and were sculpted into [...]
Columbus artist Jim Arter has lived his life within art. A retrospective of his career is currently on view at the Cultural Arts Center, where Arter has installed many pieces from his personal residence – from his Japanese-style tea garden to his dining-room tablecloth that boasts the signatures of the who’s who in Central Ohio’s [...]
From WEDU in Tampa, Florida It’s the art of capturing a child’s spirit – photographing an unguarded moment in the emotional life of a foster child. The Heart Gallery of America uses inspiring photos to match children with prospective new parents. This innovative and unique recruitment model for adoptive parents has grown to dozens of [...]
Deane Arnold is a 51-year-old graphic artist from Reynoldsburg who works in many mediums, however when the leaves begin to turn, it’s mostly gourds.
He just started carving 3D pumpkins last year and now cars and onlookers line the street to see his creations.