In the 19th century, when photography was still in its infancy, images had to be exposed for long durations before being captured on film. The long exposure time gave way to curious Victoria-era photography conventions as subjects tried to remain perfectly still to avoid a blurry photograph.
Mary Ann Crago is a CCAD graduate and a full-time librarian. Her passion of late is creating wall sculptures out of found objects, stuff you would find at an antique shop or flea market. She’s been named one of this year’s Emerging Artists for the Columbus Arts Festival.
Alexa Carson in another Emerging Artist you will be able to find at this year’s arts festival. She likes opossums, and frogs and birds. Wildlife is definitely her inspiration and she brings to the canvas amazing details of animals and birds that live right here in Columbus.
Fiber artist Karen Mulier was recently named a 2014 Greater Columbus Arts Council Emerging Artist. She weaves scarves and shawls out of the fiber shorn from the alpacas on her family-run farm in London, Ohio. You can meet her at her very first Columbus Arts Festival this June.
The Ohio Statehouse was once the tallest building in town and considered a destination spot for honeymooning couples from the countryside. The staircase to the top has been closed to the public for years, but we were given a peek into the space that once offered the best view in town of the Columbus landscape.
Last month the Wexner Center for the Arts presented the theater is a blank page; a collaboration between internationally renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton, who lives and works in Columbus, and the SITI Company, an experimental theater company based in New York.