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"Leap Before You Look" exhibition opens at Wexner Center

"Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957" answers the age-old question of whether the people make the place or the place makes the people. The answer, as you might guess, is "Yes." "Leap Before You Look" is the first major touring exhibition of work by those associated with Black Mountain College, a progressive and, ultimately, transformative liberal arts school nestled in the mountains of eastern North Carolina during the early and mid-20th century. The exhibit features more than 200 works from 90 artists working in a wide array of mediums and genres. The Wexner Center for the Arts is the exhibition's final and only Midwest stop.

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Local trio New Thousand at Independents' Day

After making various flowcharts with possible collaborators, Adrian Jusdanis zeroed in on two friends he grew up with in Clintonville – Max Jones, a pianist, he'd known since he was a toddler, and he met Alex Koltun on the bus the first day of first grade. When Jusdanis approached them with his idea, Jones jumped aboard. Koltun took a little convincing, but last winter the three hunkered down to record an album in Columbus before journeying to New Orleans, where they lived together in a narrow, un-partitioned shotgun house and played on the street every night. They named the band New Thousand and will play the Sideshow stage on Saturday with guest collaborators Dominique Larue and Nes Wordz.

Lots more bands to see at #ID16 Heatwave marks five years of dance parties at Ace of Cups Urban Arts Space hosts receptions for design, ceramics exhibitions Wolf's Ridge bottle release party marks third anniversary Columbus Invitational Arts Competition performing arts showcase Astronautilus and Yoni Wolf at Rumba Café


Queen Brooks "A State of Peace" at Martin de Porres Center reception

Queen Brooks said the peace referred to in the exhibition title and represented in this collection of work is personal, "but I think it's [a peace] that many people can relate to." Indeed Brooks' work these past few years is intended as more than relatable. She is offering you her peace. That the round pieces of wood that serve as her canvas resemble plates is no accident. "I work with a lot of symbolism," she said. "I like the idea of the plate, that it has a meaning of feeding someone. I see it as a symbol of giving, of feeding the spirit."

Phantods reunite for Independents' Day show Short North Stage presents August Wilson's "Fences" Cloud Nothings play Independents' Day Columbus Invitational Arts Competition visual arts showcase