Visual Arts

Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club

Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club

You’ve likely seen them already and wondered how one rides them, not to mention mount them. Those tall, strangely shaped bikes that are a fixture at community festivals and are “Frankensteined” together using a mishmash of spare parts. We went inside Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club to find out what kind of skill it takes to become a member.

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Denny Griffith & Aminah Robinson at the Columbus Metropolitan Club

Denny Griffith & Aminah Robinson at the Columbus Metropolitan Club

Columbus artist and MacArthur Prize winner Aminah Robinson is known for telling the story of her community and African-American heritage through her art. She reflected on her career in a recent conversation at the Columbus Metropolitan Club with Denny Griffith, who last year retired as president of the Columbus College of Art & Design.

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Columbus Cyclists Fix Their Own Rides at 3rd Hand Bike Co-op

Columbus Cyclists Fix Their Own Rides at 3rd Hand Bike Co-op

Want to make biking an everyday part of your life? Try getting started at 3rd Hand Bicycle, a local co-op that promotes cycling by providing the community with the facilities, tools, skills and knowledge to repair and maintain their own bicycles.

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ArtZine

Kingmakers

Kingmakers

If you think the new board-game parlor in the Short North is just a place where 14-year-old boys hang out and play Dungeons and Dragons, think again. And this ain’t your mother’s Monopoly.

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Blues Man Sean Carney

Blues Man Sean Carney

Check in with home grown blues king Sean Carney teaches a whole new generation his guitar secrets.

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Poetics of Pattern – Riffe Gallery

Poetics of Pattern – Riffe Gallery

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 [...]

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Music

Ladies of Longford

Ladies of Longford

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Celtic sounds of The Ladies of Longford. Celebrating more than a dozen years in the local music scene of Columbus, the five women who make up the band often infuse elements of country and rock into their songs, creating a unique blend of both traditional and contemporary Irish styles.

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SoundSpace Gloves

SoundSpace Gloves

Ray Li’s combined interest in physics and music led to the creation of SoundSpace Gloves.

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MoJoFlo

MoJoFlo

Broad & High’s Audrey Hasson gets up close and personal with lead singer Amber Knicole backstage at the Lincoln Theatre.

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Museums

The Urban Landscape at the Riffe Gallery

The Urban Landscape at the Riffe Gallery

The Urban Landscape: A Tale of Grandeur and Abandonment, curated by Christine Fowler Shearer, showcased 63 pieces by 16 Ohio artists at the Riffe Gallery.

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Solomon’s Castle

Solomon’s Castle

Located in a rural swampland region in central Florida, about 90 mins from Tampa, there is a home and gallery like no other.

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American Sign Museum

American Sign Museum

Cincinnati’s American Sign Museum offers a permanent home to hundreds of signs that may have otherwise been lost forever. And with a working neon sign shop right on site, this museum offers a glimpse of Americana that is truly enlightening.

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Theater & Dance

Behind The Scenes Of Ballroom Dancing

Behind The Scenes Of Ballroom Dancing

Behind the scenes at the Ohio Star Ball last November. We follow a Dayton-area coach and his two senior partners who both won in their age divisions. America’s Ballroom Challenge (which was taped at the Ohio Star Ball) will air nationwide on PBS and premieres April 24 on WOSU.

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The Glamazons

The Glamazons

The Glamazons are drag performers… but without the queen. The group stages out-of-this-world productions at Wall Street Nightclub downtown that feel less about imitating women and more about showcasing sci-fi fantasy creatures that are both fierce and fabulous. It’s art before gender with this Columbus band of alien drag rebels.

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Artist Profile: Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye

Artist Profile: Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye

Like most working actors, Kevin Farrell held random jobs while pursuing a career in Hollywood where he appeared in small roles in film and television, most notably on Frasier. When a friend encouraged him to sell Tupperware – in drag – to supplement his income, he dismissed the idea as ludicrous.

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Movies & Film

Time Lapse Photographer Justin Majeczky

Time Lapse Photographer Justin Majeczky

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.

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

In Detroit, Michigan, professional photographer S. Kay introduces adults with disabilities into the beautiful world of nature photography.

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Surge Columbus

Surge Columbus

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.

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