Maija Miettinen was born in Helsinki, Finland but currently lives and works in Columbus where she is a third-year graduate student in the MFA program in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Her art practice is focused mainly on non-representational painting. She recently welcomed us into her studio to document her creative process.
Big Bugs have landed at the Franklin Park Conservatory for summer! The 10 enormous insect sculptures by artist David Rogers were created from found wood and other natural materials. The 25-foot-long ants near the entrance and an 18-foot praying mantis in the courtyard demonstrate that this exhibit was aptly named.
It’s the struggle between a stick figure and its creator, a computer animator. In the fourth installment of this popular online animation series by recent CCAD graduate Alan Becker, the animator engages in an epic battle with his stick figure, who revolts against his creator and takes control over the computer.
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.