Category: Tom Katzenmeyer


Congratulations to the New CMA

October 22, 2015 / All Posts / News / Tom Katzenmeyer / Visual Arts

This week I am thrilled to join the community in celebrating the reopening of the Columbus Museum of Art and the dedication of the new Margaret M. Walter Wing. This really is a rebirth for the museum. This project has…

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Cheers to All the People Who Raise the Arts in Columbus

October 8, 2015 / All Posts / Performance / Tom Katzenmeyer / Visual Arts

In exactly one week we will host our annual Community Arts Partnership awards and I’m excited—probably more so than usual because this will be far from the usual awards luncheon. This event means many things to me. On one hand…

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Honoring a Columbus Legacy

September 22, 2015 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer / Uncategorized

On Oct. 1 I will have the pleasure of attending the King Arts Complex Legends & Legacies event, which this year will honor Mayor Michael B. Coleman. I cannot think of a more fitting leader to receive this recognition. With…

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Thoughts on Volunteering and Random Acts of Kindness

September 9, 2015 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Volunteering is a symbiotic endeavor in that in impacts the volunteer as much as it impacts the organization, individual and/or community receiving the volunteer’s time and dedication. Every time I see a business provide a paid day for its employees…

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The Power of Art is Not Always Comfortable, And That’s a Good Thing

August 26, 2015 / Film / Tom Katzenmeyer / Uncategorized / Visual Arts

Art has the power to transport us out of the day-to-day—to give us a break from reality. It can lift us up, make us happy, and entertain us. Paradoxically, art is also a powerful conduit for facing harsh realities. It…

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It’s a Brave New World for the Arts in Columbus

August 20, 2015 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer / Uncategorized

I’ve been thinking a lot about the symbiotic nature of arts, commerce and government. Words like ecosystem, narrative, and collaboration have been floating around like little thought bubbles above my head. I wish I could say these thoughts are original…

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Pelotonia: A Ride Where Everybody Wins

July 31, 2015 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Next weekend I’ll be biking 100 miles as part of the Team ColumbUS Peloton, and a fair question to ask is why? Certainly it’s a great cause. Raising money to find a cure for cancer, supporting those who are currently…

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Keep CD102.5 In Tune With Columbus

July 15, 2015 / All Posts / Music / News / Tom Katzenmeyer

I view Columbus as a collection of collaborative, creative, supportive upstarts. There is a culture here that breeds a unique kind of DIY spirit—we aren’t just do-it-yourselfers, we are also fiercely loyal and supportive of anyone else who’s trying to…

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We’re Collaborating to Raise the Profile of Columbus’ Singular Arts Community

June 15, 2015 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Today is the official launch of a ground breaking, citywide arts marketing campaign that has been two years in the making. This new campaign, Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art, has been led by the Greater Columbus Arts Council with input…

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The Making of a Premier Arts Festival

June 5, 2015 / All Posts / News / Performance / Tom Katzenmeyer / Visual Arts / Writing

The Columbus Arts Festival is one week away. As the Greater Columbus Arts  Council  staff and I have been busy finalizing the myriad details that go into producing this massive event, I found myself thinking of my pre-Arts Council days….

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