The two deer overlooking the banks of the Scioto River behind COSI have found a new friend. A third anthropomorphic deer by Santa Fe artist Terry Allen was recently installed along the Town Street bridge. Titled Scioto Lounge, the deer sculptures all seem to dreaming about the possibilities of the revamped waterfront.
The new wing of the Columbus Museum of Art opens to the public at the end of this month. CMA’s executive director Nannette Maciejunes and Columbus architect Michael Bongiorno discuss the need for the museum expansion, share some behind-the-scenes stories, and tell how the revamped space reflects the community.
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.
At Tim Maurer’s salon in the Short North, the face acts as the painter’s canvas. He creates and blends custom makeup palettes to suit any skin type using his signature line of mineral-based colors and creams. Tim shares with us his beauty tips and tricks and debunks some common myths of the cosmetics industry.
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.
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 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.
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.
This short documentary from Oakhouse Films follows the story of Willis Shively, a self-taught photographer who has become one of the most successful commercial fashion photographers in Columbus. His clients range from Express and Abercrombie & Fitch to BalletMet. He brings a fine-art sensibility to all of his photographs.