Visual Arts

Artist Profile: Karen Mulier

Artist Profile: Karen Mulier

Fiber artist Karen Mulier was recently named a 2014 Greater Columbus Arts Council Emerging Artist. She weaves scarves and shawls out of the fiber shorn from the alpacas on her family-run farm in London, Ohio. You can meet her at her very first Columbus Arts Festival this June.

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What to Expect at the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

What to Expect at the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

This year’s Columbus Arts Festival will take place along the downtown Riverfront on June 6-8. Festival director Scott Huntley tells us what to expect at this beloved annual summer event.

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Canstruction

Canstruction

In this event, large structures are made entirely out of full cans of food and non-perishable items, and the creations are then on public display as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all of the food is donated to local food banks.

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ArtZine

Kingmakers

Kingmakers

If you think the new board-game parlor in the Short North is just a place where 14-year-old boys hang out and play Dungeons and Dragons, think again. And this ain’t your mother’s Monopoly.

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Blues Man Sean Carney

Blues Man Sean Carney

Check in with home grown blues king Sean Carney teaches a whole new generation his guitar secrets.

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Poetics of Pattern – Riffe Gallery

Poetics of Pattern – Riffe Gallery

The 13 Ohio based artists in Poetics of Pattern explore the process of design-making through a variety of scales, media, forms and colors. Through their repetitive processes, we find a language of beauty and meaning that seeks to create order and connection in our increasingly complex lives. Poetics of Pattern at the Riffe Gallery Now [...]

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Music

Maza Blaska

Maza Blaska

The members of Maza Blaska refer to their unique style of music as “gypsy rock,” with a sound that seems to span across the globe, fusing elements of African and South-American rhythms and melodies.

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David Danzmayr’s Baton

David Danzmayr’s Baton

In the world of orchestra performance, a conductor’s baton acts as an extension of his arm and is used to enhance the movements necessary to communicate to a stage full of musicians.

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Ladies of Longford

Ladies of Longford

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Celtic sounds of The Ladies of Longford. Celebrating more than a dozen years in the local music scene of Columbus, the five women who make up the band often infuse elements of country and rock into their songs, creating a unique blend of both traditional and contemporary Irish styles.

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Museums

“Exchanges”

“Exchanges”

“Exchanges” was a recent art exhibition exploring the dynamics of mentorship. Students from Fort Hayes High School worked alongside professional adult mentors for months, who helped them assemble a portfolio of their work and curate an art show recently on display at the Shot Tower Gallery on the Fort Hayes campus.

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Archaeology Field School

Archaeology Field School

Ohio State University Students uncover Ohio’s buried past in an archeology field school located in Dublin, Ohio. This is a story we gathered while working on the Adena Mound segment as part of the Columbus Neighborhoods: Clintonville documentary. Students learn how to be archaeologists in the field and learn the history of the land.

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Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City recently presented an in-depth look into the work of René Magritte, the Belgian surrealist who produced some of the 20th century’s most innovative images by challenging ordinary and rational conventions. The touring exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on his breakthrough years leading up to WW II.

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Theater & Dance

Artist Profile: Myles Harlan

Artist Profile: Myles Harlan

Myles Harlan is a young, classical musician who found his voice in the oboe. After overcoming many obstacles, from bullying to family hardships, his mentors helped build not only his skills, but also his confidence. He tells us how he came to play the oboe and how he found a way to thrive through the power of music.

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A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

BalletMet dancer and Columbus native Samantha Lewis has been with the company for six years. She shows us what life is like as a ballet dancer, both on stage and off.

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Mathias Armbruster & the Armbruster Scenic Studio Collection at OSU

Mathias Armbruster & the Armbruster Scenic Studio Collection at OSU

In 1875, German-born Mathias Armbruster opened the first scenic design company in the United States: The Armbruster and Sons Scenic Studios on S. Front Street in Columbus. During the early 1900s, the studio flourished and was considered the second largest provider of stage scenery in the country.

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Movies & Film

The Making of Columbus Neighborhoods

The Making of Columbus Neighborhoods

Viewers often wonder what goes on behind the scenes of our Columbus Neighborhood documentaries – just how do we put all the jigsaw puzzle pieces together? Well, in response to viewers’ requests, we produced a segment that walks you through the process.

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Inside Petali Tea

Inside Petali Tea

Tea is a common beverage seen in the parlors of Downton Abbey. It’s been around for thousands of years, and by the late 1800s it was the beverage of choice among the British aristocracy. In the 1920s it took on new life in the U.S. It was promoted by the women of the Temperance movement, and the American development of the tea bag led to its widespread popularity.

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Interview with Rebecca Eaton, Exec. Director of Masterpiece

Interview with Rebecca Eaton, Exec. Director of Masterpiece

How do you make a masterpiece? Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of the long-running hit series Masterpiece on PBS tells Rafael Pi Roman the inside story just as “Downton Abbey” begins its fourth season.

Among other stories from her new memoir, “Making Masterpiece,” Eaton admits she initially turned down Downton Abbey.

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