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Suzan Bradford Kounta, dancer/choreographer

"Everyone has a defining moment that shapes their future. I was always a 'dancing machine' and increasingly aware of embracing my African culture. My defining wake-up bell rang when as a young adult, I found myself on the shores of West Read More
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Allan Phells, performer & visual artist

"Music, dance, and art has been in me since I was a kid. Upon seeing Michael Jackson’s Thriller (along with Jackson’s iconic Motown 25 performance with the debut of the moonwalk), I knew from that moment, that dancing would forever change Read More
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Arts events to celebrate love, or not

Valentine’s Day is upon us. I’m trying not to roll my eyes. I’m only bringing it up because while searching the events calendar at columbusmakesart.com I noticed that several organizations have put together arts experiences to celebrate Read More
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Embrace the Ides of March with these six arts events

In anticipation of writing this post, I hit up the events section of ColumbusMakesArt.com to see what’s up this weekend, and quickly found that the Wexner Center is screening the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School on March 15. Three Read More
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Jimmy Orrante, performer

"Growing up in Los Angeles, I never thought I would become a professional dancer much less a choreographer who continues to add to the art form. My path to Columbus has taken me from Los Angeles to North Carolina, Las Vegas and Memphis. In Read More
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Elaine Richardson Ph.D., writer and performer

"I have been an artist all my life. When I was little, I sang with every TV commercial. I was in the Sunshine Band (little kids choir in the Baptist church), school choir, violinist in the orchestra up until high school. My dad was a Read More
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Revivals, Reimaginings, and Resilient Women

Before interning for the Greater Columbus Arts Council, I tended to scour social media for plans over the weekend. Since then I’ve started checking out what ColumbusMakesArt.com has to offer, and right away a few things caught my eye: Read More
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Elena Osterwalder, visual artist

"I was a tomboy when I was growing up in Mexico. I was always in trouble either at home or at school. I loved to dance and still do. Every year for Christmas I received a big box of Caran D’Ache pencils, when I was not causing trouble I Read More
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Nine arts events to put a spring into your step

As I sit down to write this, my weather app is telling me that Saturday, April 6, will have a high of 69 degrees and only 10% chance of rain. If that holds we might actually have spring people. Spring in Ohio must not be ignored so Read More
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From young artists to old art, seven up-and-coming arts events

I have friends with kids and to hear them tell it, May is insane. This seems to bear out on the arts calendar where there are several end-of-year performances for our very young artists and community activities geared to families. I may Read More

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