Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohio State University wants to spend as much as $200 million over the next decade to create an arts district at the center of campus.
Farm animals and fun rides may be what most people look for at the Ohio State Fair, but for those searching for an alternative there are two buildings on the fairgrounds filled with fine arts.
Agencies that help low-income, unemployed and vulnerable Ohioans were among the organizations hit in the two-year state budget. But two agencies that deal with more leisurely pursuits are also reeling from the news that they’ll have to complete their missions with a lot less money.
The Franklin county Commission is expected Tuesday to approve $600,000 to help local arts and cultural organizations stay afloat.
The 47th annual Columbus Arts Festival opens today for a three-day run. The festival is filled with music and poetry. Several hundred artists will display their work in wood, glass, precious metals, tile and pottery, fabrics, painting and photography.
The Greater Columbus Arts Council allocated several million dollars in arts funding today. Absent from the list of organizations receiving grants – the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
If the Columbus Symphony Orchestra hopes to resurrect itself for a fall season, it might have to do so without funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
While the Columbus Symphony faces musician cuts and budget shortfalls, local cultural organizations and the city are banding together to find a long-term solution to problems with arts funding. Friday Columbus City Council pledged $700,000 dollars to the Columbus Cultural Leadership Consortium. They hope the funds will be matched by the county commissioners and corporate sponsors.
The Ohio State University College of Arts has a new art gallery in downtown Columbus – the OSU Urban Arts Space. It’s located in the old Lazarus building. The new space that opens Tuesday.
Even though temperatures ventured into the low 90s, thousands of spectators and artists gathered along the Scioto Riverfront for the first day of 46th annual Columbus Arts Festival.