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Gracie Morbitzer, painter

“The first time I failed an art grade in elementary school, rather than having a broken creative spirit, tiny little me decided to just keep making things, regardless. I hadn’t fulfilled all those rubric requirements; possibly it had Read More
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Mansee Singhi, dancer

"To dance is to express—the story of my life. I started learning Kathak, an Indian classical dance form, when I was 7-years-old. My mother has been instrumental in encouraging and supporting me in this journey especially in the early Read More
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Cristyn Steward, Filmmaker

“Several years ago, I graduated grad school, hopped on a plane to come home to Columbus to be a famous filmmaker. However, my attempt to find a community and to garner finances was almost impossible. I decided we needed a space for Black Read More
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Marcus Billingsley, painter

“As a young boy originally from Cleveland Ohio, my eyes were constantly digesting the harsh reality of the inner city. I found solace in the arts, allowing my environment to consequently fuel my creative process. I believe that the Read More
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Lisa Cliff, painter & poet

“The pandemic, loss of loved ones, and political bickering made 2020 a tough year for many of us. As an artist and poet it was been difficult to maintain a peaceful heart. It was hard to find inspiration and motivation; in fact I hit a Read More
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Lance Johnson, painter

“I am inspired by words. The foundation of each piece I create is the layering of words throughout each canvas. I feel that words of inspiration are the soul of my work. Words have power and my goal as an artist is to create art that Read More
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Jamie Ceasar, photographer

“So growing up we had photo albums, and in those albums were actual photographs of people, and places. I remember flipping through them to see images of family and friends, and the places they have visited. I loved seeing the BBQs, Read More
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Rita Fuller-Yates

“Some are ‘born like this,’ while others have to wait and grow into our better selves. That’s my story. I have arrived. I am over 50-years-old; feeling energized, anointed and ready to LIVE the appointed assignment given to me at birth. I Read More
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Kendel Boone, photographer

“The thought of writing an artist statement for the city or the world to read is terrifying. Who wants to know about me? A southern girl from north eastern North Carolina, my love for photography—whether with a DSLR, camcorder or cell Read More
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Ngabo Ezra, Photographer

“One sunny afternoon I was walking from my school to my hostel, which was in a neighborhood close to my university. My head was buried in whatever app was open on my phone. I did not check the street to see who else was behind or in front Read More