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Biggest Urban Scrawl yet points to bright future

Now in its eighth year, Urban Scrawl has become Franklinton’s signature art event, and this year promises to be the biggest yet. The live creation of murals is still the highlight, but this year other art-related events at 400 West Rich, which hosts the two-day festival, will enhance the experience. (And that’s not including the live music performances scheduled both Saturday and Sunday).
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MINT's inaugural exhibition slated for Friday

"Influx" opens at south side DIY artist space, MINT
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Arts preview: “Town, 5th, Main, High” at Urban Arts Space

For the exhibition “Town, 5th, Main, High,” local artists (and Ohio State students) Jesse Mervis and Robert Ward attempted to capture the character of downtown by investigating six city blocks, from the ground to the sky. Mervis and Ward made more than a dozen expeditions around the six blocks (from South High to Fifth Street and East Town to Main Street) over the summer, snapping photographs and collecting found objects of anything that personified the “zone.”
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Exhibit preview: Maria Alejandra Zanetta explores texture, color, rhythm and more

The new works by Maria Alejandra Zanetta, OSU alumna and professor at University of Akron, are a collection of linoleum cuts and collages exploring texture, color, rhythm and movement.
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Biggest Urban Scrawl yet points to bright future

Now in its eighth year, Urban Scrawl has become Franklinton’s signature art event, and this year promises to be the biggest yet. The live creation of murals is still the highlight, but this year other art-related events at 400 West Rich, which hosts the two-day festival, will enhance the experience. (And that’s not including the live music performances scheduled both Saturday and Sunday).
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Exhibit preview: Laurie Ihlenfield and Aaron Troyer take unconventional approach to landscapes

The August exhibit offers two distinct and striking takes on an unconventional approach to the landscape.
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Exhibit preview: “Tracers Takes Over” aims to foster conversation about gender justice

Award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Reeder — a Columbus native and OSU alumna — co-founded Tracer Book Club, a social-justice initiative for everyone dedicated to promoting feminism and all forms of human equality.
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Exhibit preview: Billy Ireland pays tribute to comics legend Will Eisner

When it comes to the history of comics and cartooning, Will Eisner is undisputedly one of the most instrumental figures in the genre. In the 1930s, Eisner began working as a cartoonist — before reaching 20 years old — and continued working in the industry for seven decades. During that time, Eisner produced the iconic comic series “The Spirit,” was a seminal factor in forming the American graphic novel (“A Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories”) and was one of the earliest analysts of the comics medium with his book, “Comics and Sequential Art.”
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