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Exhibit preview: “Of Body” is impressive and strikingly wild

Those who attend the opening reception this Saturday (or the month-long exhibit) for “Of Body” at Second Sight Studio will be treated to some wild, non-traditional works of art. The assemblage of sculpture and installation pieces, along with a passive performance piece by Ruth Burke, presents interpretations of the body, both human and animal. Pieces are constructed from animal skulls, cow tongues, deer hides and even human hair.
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Exhibit preview: “Pierce to the Soul” honors Columbus icon

The Columbus-based A Portable Theatre is presenting this one-man play by Chiquita Mullins Lee about a Columbus icon — wood carver Elijah Pierce.
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Hell City returns to Columbus, bigger and better than ever

Hell City founder Durb Morrison loves Columbus. Where else could a tattoo festival like Hell City begin and flourish, he said during a recent interview with Alive.
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Poetry preview: “Page Meets Stage” combines performance and written aspects of art form

This monthly showcase features readings by two poets — one who focuses primarily on print publication and one who has a stage and performance poetry background.
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What not-to-miss at Hell City

When you’re trying to change society’s view of tattooing, you’ve gotta cover a lot of bases. Luckily, Hell City’s got it on lock-down. With so much to catch, you might let some good stuff slip through the cracks, right? Not if Durb Morrison has anything to say about it. The self-proclaimed “mad scientist” behind it all has got your back (tattooed or no), giving you the top events not to miss at this year’s convention.
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High Street Tattoo’s Giovani returns to tattooing after hiatus

Restaurants run as thick through Giovani Faenza’s family as the line art that would one day make his name in Columbus. His parents and grandparents both worked in the food industry, and for a time Gio seemed destined for the trade as well. And yet, even as a child, tattooing often occupied his attention.
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Play preview: “Straight White Men” examines privilege in modern society

A young rising star of New York’s downtown theater world, experimental playwright Young Jean Lee really challenged herself with “Straight White Men,” which she wrote and directed.
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Exhibit preview: “Of Body” is impressive and strikingly wild

Those who attend the opening reception this Saturday (or the month-long exhibit) for “Of Body” at Second Sight Studio will be treated to some wild, non-traditional works of art. The assemblage of sculpture and installation pieces, along with a passive performance piece by Ruth Burke, presents interpretations of the body, both human and animal. Pieces are constructed from animal skulls, cow tongues, deer hides and even human hair.
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Long Street Collective’s Andy Johnson injects monochromatic worldview into his art

If one were to describe Andy Johnson’s approach to tattooing with a single word, forgoing aesthetic attributes like skillful or intricate, it would be thoughtful. Johnson works in a remarkable monochromatic, black line-heavy style, but it’s the concepts he’s contemplating that stand out.
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Cap City’s Alli MacGregor lives to ink another day

Alli MacGregor should count herself lucky to still be tattooing. No, she should count herself lucky to be alive.
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Spiritus Tattoo’s Mike Moses brings worldwide following to Columbus

Mike Moses hated New York City. Don’t even get him started.
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Theatre review: “There Is No Silence” gives voice to mime master’s art

Anyone creeped out by mimes should steer clear of OSU’s Thurber Theatre through April 13. But those who revel in “the poetry of the gesture” are in for a treat. “There Is No Silence: A Fantasia Inspired by the Great French Mime Artist Marcel Marceau,” conceived and directed by the master’s disciple and longtime OSU faculty member Jeanine Thompson, serves as a gift both to his memory and to the audience.
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