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Laura Alexander: An American Artist Abroad

July 18, 2014 / All Posts / Artist Profiles / Visual Arts

Laura Alexander was one of two artists to receive international artist residencies this year in Dresden, Germany on behalf of the Arts Council’s Dresden Residency Program. With its layers of intricately cut paper, Alexander’s work is both playful and precise. …

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meghan_howard_working Artist Profile: MEGHAN HOWARD

June 19, 2014 / All Posts / Artist Profiles

This month’s profile features local artist Meghan Howard. Meghan is exhibiting at the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival, June 6, 7 & 8, as one of 12 local artists who were juried into the Emerging Artist program.  Meghan says that her ceramic pieces are…

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How to Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!

April 7, 2014 / All Posts / Music

By Scott Vezdos Director of Marketing & Communications, Jazz Arts Group The sweet sounds of jazz will fill the spring air throughout the month of April.The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) will help celebrate the 13th anniversary of Jazz…

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018 - Mardi Gras 2010 (photo by Kendra Nyce) Artist Profile: Jazz Musician NICOLE RACHELLE

April 4, 2014 / All Posts / Artist Profiles / Music

For this issue, we interviewed an outrageously talented local jazz musician, Nicole Rachelle.  Nicole’s passion for music began as a young child and was encouraged by her parents (both musicians themselves).  After discovering the saxophone in 6th grade, Nicole began…

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Sarah Hahn Artist Profile: SARAH HAHN

February 28, 2014 / All Posts / Artist Profiles / Visual Arts

For this issue, we interviewed Sarah Hahn, a native Ohioan and local artist whose work harkens back to the classic works of Ancient Greece, but with a twist. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and University of Kentucky, she creates…

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FRC_feb14_artist_spencer Artist Profile: ALAN SPENCER, ceramicist, glass artist, educator

February 5, 2014 / All Posts / Artist Profiles / Visual Arts

For this issue, we interviewed Alan Spencer, whose career has ranged from field geologist to professional artist to arts educator.  Spencer continues his work as an individual artist and has found a way to incorporate his lifelong love of geology…

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IMG_118841431042376-1-185x185 Artist: VERNELL BRISTOW, Performance Poet

January 23, 2014 / All Posts / Artist Profiles / Performance

For the January issue of the Arts Council’s monthly newsletter, Front Row Center, we interviewed an amazingly talented and revered local performance poet, Vernell Bristow.  A native of Covington, Kentucky (right across the Ohio River from Cincinnati), she began writing…

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November 13, 2013 / All Posts / Artist Profiles

For this issue, we spoke with local multi-media artist and filmmaker, Alexis McCrimmon.  McCrimmon utilizes a range of documentary, narrative and experimental film-making techniques; from reconstruction/reenactment, archival footage, and audio as text, to cinematic staging, narrative story structures and expositional soundscapes. These…

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bennett_soldier Artist: SAMANTHA BENNETT

September 11, 2013 / All Posts / Artist Profiles

For this issue, we spoke with local artist, Samantha Bennett.  It was in a hospital room as a child where Samantha began to create art. At nine months old, Bennett survived bacterial meningitis. The physical impact of the disease is apparent…

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Michael Bongiorno on the Columbus Museum of Art’s New Wing Design

August 30, 2013 / All Posts / Visual Arts

On August 22, the Columbus Museum of Art broke ground for its new wing–a major milestone for both the museum and Columbus.  The expansion project, the third phase of a three part master plan, consists of the renovation of the…

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