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Mathias Armbruster & the Armbruster Scenic Studio Collection at OSU

Mathias Armbruster & the Armbruster Scenic Studio Collection at OSU

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 1875, German-born Mathias Armbruster opened the first scenic design company in the United States: The Armbruster and Sons Scenic Studios on S. Front Street in Columbus. During the early 1900s, the studio flourished and was considered the second largest provider of stage scenery in the country.

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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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Barkitecture

Barkitecture

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Barkitecture” is a Houston, Texas competition that challenged the region’s top design firms to create artsy abodes for our four-legged friends. This story might actually have you wishing you could spend some time in the dog house.

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Traxler Tees

Traxler Tees

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Traxler Tees is a Columbus-based t-shirt company whose motto is “Buy Local, Buy Ohio” — all of its shirts and supplies are purchased solely from Ohio-based wholesalers and distributors.

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Open Heart Creatures

Open Heart Creatures

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Open Heart Creatures are custom body puppets made by Columbus artist Heidi Kambitsch. Her designs are used to inspire creativity through play.

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Costume Couture Fashion Showdown

Costume Couture Fashion Showdown

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Considered the signature event of the annual HighBall Halloween, local fashion designers competed in typical runway style during the Costume Couture Fashion Showdown, where models hit the High Street runway.

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WOSU’s Tom Rieland in Conversation with CCAD’s Denny Griffith

WOSU’s Tom Rieland in Conversation with CCAD’s Denny Griffith

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A treasured arts leaders will be retiring next summer from his post as President of the Columbus College of Art & Design. Denny Griffith has long advocated that the livability of Columbus is tied to the vibrancy of our arts scene and was recently honored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council as the epitome of the “artist citizen.”

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Fiber Artists Create With An Overlooked Medium

Fiber Artists Create With An Overlooked Medium

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Craft becomes fine art in the hands of three local artists – Nicki Strouss, Esther Hall, and Megan A. Coyan. Each woman, working in her own tradition of paper, embroidery or textile design, creates fiber art that stretches beyond the boundaries of surface design and utility.

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Peace through Fashion

Peace through Fashion

| March 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Liberian fashion designer Korto Momolu recently showcased some of her designs with Amani Liberia, to help African women help themselves.

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