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#MobilePhotoNow” highlights emerging medium with a large collection of images

The upcoming “#MobilePhotoNow” at the Columbus Museum of Art will be the largest exhibition of mobile photography (held in a museum) in the world, with the goal of highlighting the emerging medium. The museum partnered with the #jj community, one of the largest photo communities on Instagram, to curate submissions — nearly 45,000 images from 5,000 photographers representing 89 different countries.
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Arts previews: “Psycho Beach Party”

Since we’re in the full throes of snow and winter right now, why not pretend you’re at the beach with an award-winning comedy from Charles Busch (“The Divine Sister,” “Die Mommie, Die”) at the Garden Theater this weekend? “Psycho Beach Party” is an immersive play experience that combines laughs, the Frankie and Annette beach parties and Hitchcock psychological thrillers. It’s based off the 1957 novel “Gidget.”
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Art preview: “A Century of Watercolor”

In honor of Ohio Arts Council's 50th anniversary, the OAC’s Riffe Gallery will hold an exhibition showcasing more than 45 Ohio artists working in the medium of watercolor. The collection of paintings in this retrospective is vast, representing 100 years (1915-2015), and includes artists such as August Biehle, Emerson Burkhardt, Alice Schille, Clarence Carter, Columbus-native Cody Heichel (pictured) and more. This versatile medium allows any subject matter, and the paintings are a cornucopia of styles.
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Arts preview: “Sex at the Box”

Shadowbox Live’s “Sex at the Box” has quickly become one of the theater company’s most popular shows, and has an annual run to coincide with Valentine’s Day. But you don’t want to wait a couple more weeks to see this irreverent, hilarious and amusing collection of sketches and songs centered on sex. “Sex at the Box” is an adult-themed performance covering topics like long-term relationships, sexual inadequacy and accomplishment, and adult movies.
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Arts preview: “Jean Kirsten: For Laban”

Jean Kirsten has long examined the works of notable dance artist and theorist Rudolf Laban. Laban (1879-1958) was a renowned German dance theorist, educator and choreographer, who invented the dance notation system Labanotation. Inspired by Laban’s theories, Kirsten is exploring the art of movement by showcasing a series of screen prints culled from the 400-plus images he captured while studying Laban Movement Analysis at London Metropolitan University.
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Studio Proof: “Neon Dreams” explores the imagination of Esther Ruiz

The first exhibit at the new Glass Axis space in Franklinton is a glimpse inside the curious mind of Brooklyn-based artist Esther Ruiz. Ruiz’s pieces incorporate colorful neon Plexi, cement, sand and mirrors to create the effect of an otherworldly realm.
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#MobilePhotoNow” highlights emerging medium with a large collection of images

The upcoming “#MobilePhotoNow” at the Columbus Museum of Art will be the largest exhibition of mobile photography (held in a museum) in the world, with the goal of highlighting the emerging medium. The museum partnered with the #jj community, one of the largest photo communities on Instagram, to curate submissions — nearly 45,000 images from 5,000 photographers representing 89 different countries.
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Arts preview: “The Cardinals” starts a conversation with few words

When English theatre ensemble Stan’s Cafe makes its debut at the Wexner Center for the Arts with “The Cardinals,” words will be at a minimum. But that doesn’t lessen the play’s combination of entertainment and impact.
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Art preview: “Winter Concert: Inflecting Space” finds OSU dance department uniting in new theatre

“We’re still learning how to run our new space,” Professor David Covey says as he bounds up the stairs. He lands at the control board where he’s been teaching his students how to produce a dance concert in the newly renovated home of the Ohio State University Department of Dance in Sullivant Hall.
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