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Theresa Pfarr deconstructs images of ideal femininity in “Second Skin” exhibition

The barrage of images can be daunting. From supermarket checkout lines to billboards, marketers’ messages about beauty and ideal femininity are everywhere. Even if you never leave your house, you can’t escape them, as they arrive daily in the form of catalogues and advertisements via the mailbox and computer screen.
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Review: “bare: A Pop Opera”

In the eyes of many, Pope Francis has attempted to move his church beyond a historic preoccupation with human sexuality. But in the world of “bare: A Pop Opera,” which was originally produced in Los Angeles in 2000 and takes place in a Catholic boarding school named St. Cecilia’s, seniors Peter and Jason share a love that did not yet dare to speak its name.
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Exhibit preview: Columbus photographers spent a year documenting High Street in “25 ON HIGH”

Who hasn’t spent a day wandering High Street just to see what there is to see? Twenty-five local photographers decided to do just that, spending a year documenting Columbus’ main drag.
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Theresa Pfarr deconstructs images of ideal femininity in “Second Skin” exhibition

The barrage of images can be daunting. From supermarket checkout lines to billboards, marketers’ messages about beauty and ideal femininity are everywhere. Even if you never leave your house, you can’t escape them, as they arrive daily in the form of catalogues and advertisements via the mailbox and computer screen.
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Exhibit preview: “Portraits of Imagination” explores the internal worlds we live in

Greg Dearth, a southwest Ohio portrait and landscape artist, will hold a solo show that contemplates the different internal worlds we inhabit.
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Exhibit preview: “Everything Must Change” makes detective TV show investigation boards into art

Print, installation and performance artist Gabe Michael Kenny is a recent MFA graduate of Penn State University, and the latest to participate in Second Sight Studio’s live/work residency program. Kenney is an introspective thinker — part creative, part scientist — who uses art to examine “ideas which present themselves as speculative, difficult to conceive and problematic overall.”
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Non-music must-sees at Independents’ Day

Sure, many come to Independents’ Day for the music, but there’s a truckload of other events to take in too, ranging from arts to sports to comedy. And booze and food, because of course. With the festival moving to Franklinton — a neighborhood finding resurgence through art — we’re (mostly) focusing this roundup of highlights on the more art-related stuff to take in this year.
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Theatre preview: Columbus Dance Theatre starts new season with classic-rock standout “Rock Out!”

Incorporating a live string quartet and guest musician Andrew Lipke and his band Get the Led Out, the dance troupe will offer an unconventional performance using the world of classic rock — including hits like, “White Room,” “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Freebird” — as a backdrop.
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