Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
Ohio Mall Terrorism Defendant Faces Deportation
Federal immigration authorities are preparing to deport a Somali immigrant who federal prosecutors say plotted to attack an Ohio shopping mall.
Nuradin Abdi completed his prison sentence last month and is in federal immigration custody in Louisiana while final preparations are made to return him to Somalia.
Abdi was one of three friends in Columbus tried on terrorism charges beginning in 2003 in cases that came to epitomize the government’s early efforts to combat domestic terrorism.
The Justice Department accused Abdi of suggesting the plan to bomb or shoot up an unidentified Columbus shopping mall during an August 2002 meeting at a Caribou Coffee shop.
No evidence of an attack was ever found but prosecutors also linked Abdi to multiple calls to suspected terrorists.