Us is Them is an exhibition of 75 works of art from a group of international artists whose work confronts issues of politics, religion and racism. Reflecting timely and potent issues of social justice and current affairs, the pieces aim to inspire reflection and raise awareness about the things that connect us, rather than separate us.
The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists by the United States government honoring the accomplishments of those engaged in the arts. President Obama presented the awards earlier this month in a ceremony at the White House. Columbus-based artist Ann Hamilton was among eleven who received citations during the ceremony.
The 13 Ohio based artists in Poetics of Pattern explore the process of design-making through a variety of scales, media, forms and colors. Through their repetitive processes, we find a language of beauty and meaning that seeks to create order and connection in our increasingly complex lives. Poetics of Pattern at the Riffe Gallery Now [...]
Bexley native Bill Cohen spent more than 40 years reporting for Ohio’s public radio and television stations. But when he wasn’t reporting on current events, he was using his voice through music and song. Bill and his brother Bob Cohen performed at the Jewish Community Center in Bexley. They helped define their generation and shape music of America.
The four members of this all-female Columbus band, The Salty Caramels, describe themselves as salty and sweet, just like our town’s favorite ice-cream flavor. We’ll chat with them about their latest album before sharing the music video for their new single titled “She’ll Be Coming For Ya.”
Currently on view at OSU’s Urban Arts Space are contemporary works from the collection of Blake Byrne. Open This End will travel to four university museums. Byrne began collecting art in 1988 and celebrates his 80th birthday year with this traveling exhibit that comes to Ohio State University to honor his parents who both attended the university.
This past spring, the Wexner Center for the Arts presented the theater is a blank page, a collaboration between Hamilton and the SITI Company. Enjoy scenes from the stage of this performance that immersed the audience in the physical components of theatre alongside the text of Virginia Woolf’s 1927 novel To the Lighthouse.
Bexley is home to Central Ohio’s largest Jewish community and this excerpt from our Columbus Neighborhoods series shows the significance of the Jewish Community Center. Learn about the Gallery Players– the first integrated community theatre group in Central Ohio, and how the JCC aimed to unite the community with its arts and educational activities.
Jimmy Orrante, known for playing the lead in BalletMet’s Dracula, retired from the stage this spring. Carrie West, who played the original Lucy opposite Orrante’s Dracula, also retired this season. We recently sat down with both of them to reflect on their careers and find out what comes next for these two stars of the stage.
ReelAbilities is a film festival dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives and stories of people with various disabilities. The subjects of this year’s films range from a graffiti artist paralyzed by Lou Gehrig’s disease, to the story of a blind man who’s the official radio announcer of a major league baseball team.
Nautia follows the story of a young girl living at the bottom of the sea as she dreams of what lies beyond the surface of the water. Created by a team of animation students at CCAD, we’ll chat with some of the student animators who helped bring this tale to shore.
For Sacramento artist Justin Majeczky, a photo is worth a thousand frames. He combines his passion for photography with this love of filmmaking to create an extraordinary view of the world through time lapses, inviting viewers to see the beauty that surrounds us in a whole new way.