by Peter Tonguette, The Columbus Dispatch For most photographers, the point of taking a picture is to present a clear image of a person, place or event. The photographs of artist Hillary Perhot, however, are considerably more ephemeral. The native of Tampa, Florida, makes use of pinhole cameras to capture a range of often indecipherable [...]
by Sarah Sole, ThisWeek Community News Linda Trombetti first learned how to crochet in her early 20s, and at 69, she still keeps up the hobby. “I find it really relaxing,” said Trombetti, a Mayfair Village resident. Trombetti’s most recent crochet project was done in tandem with a group of senior citizens from Mayfair Village [...]
by Sarah Sole, ThisWeek Community News The moment was the hardest of her life, but it was what Laurie VanBalen said was the final push she needed to bring an art project to fruition. Human rights was always something VanBalen kept close to her heart, but during the presidential campaign, she began to take note [...]
by Nancy Gilson, The Columbus Dispatch Colored lights, toy miniatures, keys, beads, gears, pipe cleaners, souvenir pins, china figurines and clippings from magazines and encyclopedias are just a few of the objects found in the attention-commanding works of Akron artist Mark Soppeland. View Full Article » In the News [...]
Photographer Hillary Perhot’s practice transforms based on sense, nonsense and serious play. In a time of massive image circulation, high-resolution 4k pictures and full-frame digital sensor cameras of ever-increasing mega-pixels, Perhot focuses her attention toward tactile, analog methods of photography.
by Mikayla Klein, CityScene You’ve driven by the field of giant stone corn in Frantz Park. But did you know Malcolm Cochran, a professor of sculpture at The Ohio State University, created it with the vision of preserving Dublin’s farming legacy? Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges) is just one piece of the Dublin Art Council’s [...]
While millions of people are fleeing war, terror and persecution, 34 artists and a film crew have embarked on a mission to inspire understanding and compassion. The Columbus Crossing Borders Project, directed by Laurie VanBalen and documentary filmmaker Doug Swift, is presented as a traveling visual art exhibition and documentary film.
Artist Mark Soppeland, a distinguished professor of art emeritus at the Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, performs the roles of conceptualist, designer, craftsman, historian, philosopher, storyteller, pantheist, scientist and magician in The Sphere of Magic and other Visionary Objects/Extraordinary Images, his solo exhibition of mixed media paintings, collages and sculpture at Dublin Arts Council. The artwork relates to Soppeland’s interest in interpreting the symbolic and cultural baggage of found objects and images to evoke memory.
emerging is Dublin Arts Council’s (DAC) popular annual exhibition of artwork created by students who live within Dublin City Schools’ (DCS) attendance area and students who have participated in DAC summer ARTcamps.
Being a part of this interactive project has been amazing for me! I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet local Somali trailblazers from Columbus. Hearing their stories alongside mine has brought a positive light to our community and I believe it’s changing the narrative. Sometimes when people hear "Somali community”, an inaccurate idea that Somalis are a group of uneducated and insular people may form in their heads.