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Five picks at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

Yes, there is plenty of fanfare over comic books at comic book conventions, but nowadays these events aren’t exclusive to that medium. It’s best to think of Wizard World's Ohio Comic Con as a welcoming space where anyone, from the remotely obsessive to the outright eccentric, can hang out. This year’s programming is as diverse as ever, and offers so much more than Q&As with artists and writers. Attendees can check out specially coordinated segments with actors, directors, gamers and general enthusiasts (there’s going to be a panel telling ghost stories, guys). Needless to say, there’s plenty to nerd out on this weekend.
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“Fear Hundred” gets freaky in its fourth year

For the last four years, the artists of 400 West Rich have put on a Halloween event called “Fear Hundred,” which began as a haunted house and evolved into a Halloween-themed art show. Now in its fourth year, the event features a collection of specifically created art, drawing inspiration from the carnivals and freak shows of old, hence the title “Fear Hundred 4: The Mystery of the Haunted Carnival.”
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Last Chance: Legendary opera “Pagliacci” presented in intimate setting at Shadowbox Live

Opera Columbus is continuing its Opera on the Edge program with an (abridged) hour-long, English-language adaptation of Leoncavallo’s legendary drama.
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Exhibit preview: Street photography legends presented in latest Urban Arts Space exhibition

Augmenting the Urban Arts Space’s “25 on High: A Photographic Journey” is this talk led by multimedia producer, photojournalist and Columbus State Community College adjunct professor of photography Christina Paolucci.
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Exhibit preview: Columbus artist Jim Arter’s life and work feature of latest Cultural Arts Center show

Jim Arter is one of Columbus’ most respected artists and arts supporters, working for 25 years to foster educational offerings through the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools program, and mentoring and supporting countless others within in the community.
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Studio Proof: “DAIM Recall” highlights animation through memory

Hopkins Hall Gallery on Ohio State’s campus (located on the north end of the Oval) is a small gallery that often houses big ideas. The current exhibition, “DAIM Recall,” is a prime example; the inspiration of memory brought to life through animation.
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Exhibit preview: Worlds of art and fashion collide in “threeASFOUR: Topographic”

When it comes to art and fashion, CCAD is always on the cutting edge, so hosting the latest exhibition from avant-garde label threeASFOUR makes complete sense. The New York City-based threeASFOUR (consisting of designers Adi Gil, Angela Donhauser and Gabriel Asfour) is a revolutionary composite that brings together the best from both the contemporary art and fashion worlds.
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November Gallery Hop: Four things not to miss

Fresh off last weekend’s HighBall, the Short North’s Halloween celebration extravaganza, Gallery Hop makes sure the district will be brimming with activity again this weekend. There are loads of worthwhile gallery exhibits and special events, and here are a few highlights to help you plan your High Street stroll this Saturday.
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Last Chance: “Kaos” is an extensive collection of the unusual

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, the Franklinton art gallery Wood.Metal.Art. held an exhibit that’s as unconventional as it is spectacular. “Kaos = Art, My Life with ADD” is an extension of the wonderful, wild and slightly weird individual who’s the force behind it, Michael Siculan.
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Five picks at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

Yes, there is plenty of fanfare over comic books at comic book conventions, but nowadays these events aren’t exclusive to that medium. It’s best to think of Wizard World's Ohio Comic Con as a welcoming space where anyone, from the remotely obsessive to the outright eccentric, can hang out. This year’s programming is as diverse as ever, and offers so much more than Q&As with artists and writers. Attendees can check out specially coordinated segments with actors, directors, gamers and general enthusiasts (there’s going to be a panel telling ghost stories, guys). Needless to say, there’s plenty to nerd out on this weekend.
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