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Wild Goose Creative’s #wildartcolumbus wraps up with successful first run

Wild Goose Creative’s monthlong initiative #wildartcolumbus culminates Tuesday, Sept. 30 with a pop-up art show and live auction featuring 29 local artists. The #wildartcolumbus project is designed to highlight the artwork of Columbus — from all walks of life and artistic backgrounds, including well-known, established creators, college students and even grade-schoolers — and reach new audiences.
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Art Preview: Last Chance: “Removed Renovations: An Exhibit of Montage Sculptures”

Local mixed-media artist Jordin Caudill’s latest solo exhibition is an exciting collection showcasing the deconstruction of everyday household objects. Caudill creates minimalist, yet-filled-with-color pop-pieces that set these familiar objects against only a background, thus removing them from context. She then dissects the object and collages in slices of other household articles to remove its function. Caudill has exhibited from Cairo to New York City, but make sure to catch this Columbus show before it’s gone.
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Art preview: Last Chance: “Watercolors”

Only a few days remain to see this strong exhibit of two emerging local painters, Cody Heichel and Chelstin Ross. Heichel’s immaculate watercolors capture a variety of energy, from urban landscapes and scenes to people at work and play. Heichel was recently the People’s Choice Award winner at the Art For Life Auction Sept. 13, beating out many well-respected local artists. Ross’ abstracted watercolors are an exploration of color making the most of the medium’s texture and vibrancy.
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Theatre preview: “The Events” approaches tragedy with new perspective

“The Events” tackles the immensely challenging and volatile subject of a mass shooting and its impact to re-examine tragedy. “The Events” focuses on the after-effects — as seen through the eyes of Claire, a young priest and choir leader, with Columbus’ Harmony Project community choir serving as a Greek Chorus — of a young man (The Boy) attempting to make his mark on the world through violence. As the play unfolds, Claire attempts to understand how this could happen. The answer isn’t easy.
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Preview: “Twisted” intertwines talents of three Columbus arts organizations

Three top-tier arts organizations in Central Ohio are finding strength in numbers. BalletMet Columbus, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Peter Stafford Wilson, and Opera Columbus gather upwards of 200 performers for four performances of “Twisted” at the Ohio Theatre, Sept. 25-28.
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Festival preview: Ohio-Made: Celebrating Artists Now

This second annual one-day festival is presented by an all-star group of local organizations (Ohio History Connection, Ohio Art League, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus Idea Foundry and The Art and Artists Of 614). To honor local artists, Ohio-Made will have plenty on hand to see and do, including a marketplace, food, music, artistic demonstrations and a juried art show. The day culminates with an awards ceremony for the art show and dedication to locals Barbara Vogel and Kojo Kamau.
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Staff Pick: Buzz-worthy alt-comics artist Michael DeForge to unveil latest work at Kafe Kerouac

Since bursting onto the alternative-comics scene a few short years ago, Michael DeForge has been hailed as everything from the successor to Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware, to a flat-out genius for the way he fuses his eclectic influences (superhero comics, “Peanuts,” concert posters, horror manga, Prince) into a cohesive whole.
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Wild Goose Creative’s #wildartcolumbus wraps up with successful first run

Wild Goose Creative’s monthlong initiative #wildartcolumbus culminates Tuesday, Sept. 30 with a pop-up art show and live auction featuring 29 local artists. The #wildartcolumbus project is designed to highlight the artwork of Columbus — from all walks of life and artistic backgrounds, including well-known, established creators, college students and even grade-schoolers — and reach new audiences.
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Preview: Artist Talk: Diana Al-Hadid

If you haven’t seen the quartet of artists (Diana Al-Hadid, Inka Essenhigh and Erick Swenson through Oct. 11; Tom Burckhardt through Nov. 20) currently exhibiting in CCAD’s Canzani Center, you need to. Each is an inciting contemporary, but as a group it’s a consummate crew of excellence.
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