Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
More Somalis Arrive in Columbus
Columbus’ Somali population is growing again. The head of the Somali Community Association, Hassan Omar, says hundreds, perhaps thousands more refugees will re-locate to Columbus from refugee camps.
Omar says Somalia still suffers from civil strife more than 14 years after the ouster of long-time dictator Mohammed Siad Barre.Because clan-based fighting continues, those coming to Columbus will be granted political asylum.
Columbus’ Somali community is estimated to be the second largest of any city in the U-S. Omar says with the new arrivals, 30,000 or more Somalis will call Columbus home.