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Aaron Sheldon​, visual artist

"For as long as I can remember I’ve been a storyteller. Whether it was daydreaming of space battles with bad guys in Mrs. Fernandez’s second-grade classroom, writing story outlines for the “great American novel” while working in call Read More
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Queen Brooks, visual artist

"I never saw myself as an artist because I never knew anyone who was. As a child I spent a lot of time coloring in coloring books. I sold my first painting in high school, my second one while working as a nurse aide. After that it was Read More
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Mardi Gras Music, Symphonies & Improv Shows This Week!

Next week I’m heading to Washington, D.C. for a few days for a — wait for it — dad blogging conference. I learned about it from Aaron Sheldon, photographer and dad behind Small Steps Are Giant Leaps photography blog. I’m hoping to learn Read More
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Start February with the Arts

I love the month of February. We’re solidly in the depths of winter, often the prettiest parts of it, but already heading toward spring. It’s Black History Month, the month of Mardi Gras, Valentine’s (which, yes, is corny but also can be Read More
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Teri Dashfield, photographer

“As a child growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, I was always dabbling in art in one form or another. I was the subject for my brother’s photography or for my father’s pencil drawings and I wanted to be like them. I would be content for 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
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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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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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School’s In But Summer’s Not Out

Our boys are going back to school this week, which always makes it feel like summer is over, but the weather is still warm, pools are still open, there are outdoor markets and concerts to attend, and there’s still plenty to do in Columbus Read More

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