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Arts feature: “Sitter” exhibits the breadth and depth of life through portraiture

Portraiture is an encapsulation of the human existence. It’s a moment in time, specific to itself, that can never be duplicated. But those moments aren’t ephemeral. Portraits bestow lasting insight, knowledge, emotion and contemplation.
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Art preview: “Claudel”

The Columbus Dance Theatre’s annual production of “Claudel” is one of the must-see dance performances of the year. So it’s no surprise “Claudel” is moving to a bigger venue this year to accommodate demand. Telling the story of sculptor Camille Claudel (disciple and lover of August Rodin) through a multimedia performance — music by the Carpe Diem String Quartet, poetry by Kathleen Kirk, theatrical performance by Christina Kirk and the choreography of CDT artistic director Tim Veach — “Claudel” is truly an artistic achievement.
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Art review: “The Greeks: The Murders”

Some 2,500 years ago, the Greeks invented theatre, more or less. But if you harbor any doubts about how relevant those plays remain, you owe it to yourself to see Otterbein University’s current production of “The Greeks: The Murders.”
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Studio Proof: “Strip Malls are the Plains/Lonely Like a Highway”

The two-artist exhibition “Strip Malls are the Plains/Lonely Like a Highway” from Liz Roberts and Elena Harvey Collins can be described as fun, mischievous and even a little strange. But that’s the point. The foundation of the video (two projected on ROY G BIV Gallery’s front windows and another on a screen inside) and installation (a palette of mulch positioned throughout the interior) components is a thoughtful and spirited distortion of ordinary life.
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Arts preview: Millworks Artist Studios will hold first member exhibition

This weekend will be somewhat of a coming-out party for the Millworks Artist Studios and its members with the “Dear Summer ...” event Saturday. The goal of “Dear Summer …” — an event themed around the notion that everyone is greatly looking forward to warmer weather as we trudge through the final, frigid days of winter — is mainly to service the member artists who make up the east side studio.
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Art preview: “Working From Photographs”

Cincinnati-based artist Jordan Tate will exhibit his latest work — a collection of photography that contemplates the medium. Tate’s series, deadpan-titled “New Work,” examines “how we see,” and what subject matters are deemed “suitable” for image-making (and will be featured at Denny Gallery in New York City in March). The artist’s avant-garde approach results in an execution of the medium that’s both challenging and accessible. An opening reception will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.
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Arts preview: “Perpetuating Purpose”

Open Door Studio’s mission as a creative space and gallery is to inspire artists with developmental disabilities and assist them in finding an artistic voice. The upcoming exhibit “Perpetuating Purpose,” which holds an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, celebrates that mission by having the resident artists of Open Door jury the work being presented.
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Art preview: “Willy Wonka"

The Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital presents an annual family-friendly, Broadway-quality production to benefit children facing terminal and life-limiting illnesses. For its 58th production, the Pleasure Guild will tackle one of the most beloved tales of all time. If you don’t know Roald Dahl’s wonderful tale of a mysterious and eccentric chocolatier and the five children whose lives he changes forever, then you must see this. If you do know the story, you’ve probably already bought tickets.
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Arts feature: “Sitter” exhibits the breadth and depth of life through portraiture

Portraiture is an encapsulation of the human existence. It’s a moment in time, specific to itself, that can never be duplicated. But those moments aren’t ephemeral. Portraits bestow lasting insight, knowledge, emotion and contemplation.
Continue reading
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