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Artist Profile: Dixie Friend Gay

Artist Profile: Dixie Friend Gay

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay has done her part to make airports a calmer place… one mosaic at a time. Airports across the country have commissioned her to install public artworks in an effort to enhance the experience of travel. Drawing inspiration from nature, her large-scale airport installations celebrate each city’s unique and natural beauty.

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Artist Profile: Paul Bialas

Artist Profile: Paul Bialas

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photographer Paul Bialas saw a creative opportunity after gaining unprecedented access to the decaying Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His inspiration came from the details of the iconic breweries that were decaying before his eyes. He has been working to document the buildings and his pictures are now collected in a series of books.

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Artist Profile: Jonathan Latiano

Artist Profile: Jonathan Latiano

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Latiano is a Baltimore, Maryland artist whose installation art seem to lunge out of the floor or emerge from the ground. Playing with themes of environmentalism and extinction, Latiano’s exhibitions explore what it means to be temporary, both in form and in presence.

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Artist Profile: Amber Groome

Artist Profile: Amber Groome

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Columbus artist and doll maker Amber Groome says she both loathes and adores each of her hand-made figurines.

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Artist Profile: Steven Walker

Artist Profile: Steven Walker

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steven Walker, a well-traveled artist who now lives in Ohio, says the best times of his life were the childhood road trips he took with his family through the countryside of Virginia and his paintings are reminiscent of these times. His landscapes evoke the feelings of discovery that occur around every bend in the road.

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Artist Profile: Sue Cavanaugh

Artist Profile: Sue Cavanaugh

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Columbus artist Sue Cavanaugh makes fabric sculptures that gather, fold and tumble in the air, offering the illusion of movement, despite being fixed in space. Inspired by a factory used to repair railroad cars, she started working in dimensions she had never tried before.

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Fresh Artists

Fresh Artists

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In response to decreased funding and cuts in academic arts programming, a group of Philadelphia art teachers formed Fresh Artists, a non-profit organization that introduces students to art-making and philanthropy. Children create and then donate pieces of artwork.

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Art for Industry: Textile Design in the Modern Age

Art for Industry: Textile Design in the Modern Age

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

This exhibit of textiles-in-transition was recently on display in Denver, Colorado. During World War II, textiles reflected the austerity of the time with quiet and simple designs. But after the war, a sense of hope and rebuilding infused the arts reflecting a dramatic shift in style.

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Hearts United

Hearts United

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Valentine’s Day earlier this month, Second Sight Studio in Franklinton organized a family-friendly public art project in a one-acre lot in Franklinton.

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Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the turn of the 20th century, a wide spectrum of exciting work was being created by avant-garde artists in Paris, showcasing the city’s nightlife scenes — from seedy brothels to bawdy cabarets.

A new exhibit at Columbus Museum of Art focuses on a group of artists at the center of this artistic and cultural scene of Paris.

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