Andrew Ina, a visual artist and filmmaker, is currently a video producer/director at WOSU-TV. The Cleveland-area native received a Bachelor in Fine Art from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a focus in painting, and completed his Masters at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. He has received awards and recognition in both fine art and film, including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council in 2012. His films, most recently the short documentary "Tiny Out Loud," have screened nationally in film festivals. He's also earned multiple Emmy Awards for his work on the PBS series "Broad and High." In addition, he serves as board president of the Ohio Art League, and is working out of his studio at 400 West Rich in Franklinton, where he is currently cranking out a new body of work. Here are a few things he loves.

Andrew Ina, a visual artist and filmmaker, is currently a video producer/director at WOSU-TV. The Cleveland-area native received a Bachelor in Fine Art from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a focus in painting, and completed his Masters at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. He has received awards and recognition in both fine art and film, including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council in 2012. His films, most recently the short documentary "Tiny Out Loud," have screened nationally in film festivals. He's also earned multiple Emmy Awards for his work on the PBS series "Broad and High." In addition, he serves as board president of the Ohio Art League, and is working out of his studio at 400 West Rich in Franklinton, where he is currently cranking out a new body of work. Here are a few things he loves.

Open Arms

I had the privilege this past year of working on the "Columbus Neighborhoods: New Americans" documentary. It looks at the history of our early immigrants and refugees like the Irish, German, and Italians. It also spotlights our New Americans settling in today: Somali, Bhutanese-Nepali, Iraqi, etc. It was fascinating to learn how the city's leadership is creating a welcoming environment for our new neighbors. It's also encouraging to watch our community evolve and embrace the diversity.

Growth

Since I moved to Columbus in 2002 to attend CCAD, I've watched the city grow rapidly. The arts community specifically has really blossomed. Artists are making noise all over the city. Franklinton has become a hotbed of activity anchored by 400 West Rich. New or revitalized spaces like the new CMA, CCAD's Beeler Gallery and Pizzuti Collection have really legitimized the scene. So much of this can be attributed to the great work and support of our Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Clintonville

I'm not the first person to give my hood a shout out, and I probably won't be the last. Did you know there used to be an amusement park in Clintonville with a roller coaster running along High St?! How many neighborhoods can say that? Clintonville has a real sense of community, great vegetable gardens, and is saturated with eclectic, locally owned businesses.

Beer

There's nothing more satisfying than drinking beer at the location it was brewed. Several kick-ass breweries have popped up all over the city. Some of my favorite beers: North High Brewing's Milk Stout, Land Grant's Son of a Mudder and the classic Seventh Son American Strong Ale.

Ohio Art League

This is an organization that is 107 years old. It has affected the lives of so many artists in this community. Throughout its history, it's always found a way to evolve and stay relevant. The last three-plus years, I've had the opportunity to serve on the board of trustees with some extremely talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to Ohio artists. It's rewarding to give back to an organization that has given so much to this community.