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.
Thirty years ago, some of the most bustling places in the state were shopping malls. These enclosed commercial districts were “people magnets”, but, online shopping and a bad economy have hit the industry hard. Many Ohio communities are now struggling with redeveloping the abandoned properties.
The area near State Route 161 in North Columbus is undergoing a change. Faced with competition to the north and south, many businesses have closed. Residents and business owners are looking for a rebound. The recently renovated Morse Road offers them hope.
A group of residents from Columbus’ Northland neighborhood will meet to plead with city officials. Leaders of the local civic association say heroin trafficking is dragging down the neighborhood.