Columbus-based artist AJ Heckman has used art to cope with his diagnosis of bipolar, post-cancer and PTSD symptoms. Through his artistic practice, he is able to bring light and positivity to his invisible struggle.
Local watercolorist Marty Kotter finds her subjects anywhere from her backyard to travels throughout the U.S. and abroad. See her work on display free of charge at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center now through July 5.
Jamie Barrow is a metaperformer at Shadowbox Live, where he also works in the kitchen, helps in the box office and serves as a member of the writing team. Jamie has been with the company for nearly 17 years.
Hannah Pohlman recently joined Otterbein Theatre & Dance as Production Manager, just in time for the start of the academic year and theater season. She has great passion for supporting the arts in her hometown.
Kate Morgan has exhibited at the Columbus Arts Festival several times, starting in the Emerging Artist program and graduating to a full-time festival artist. She’ll be appearing at the Festival this June 10-12.
Terry Norman is a self-taught artist who works most notably with charcoal and pastels creating detailed portraits with a photographic-level of intensity. His solo exhibition opens April 15, 2022 at Streetlight Guild.
Bessie Award-winning choreographer and Distinguished Professor Emerita at OSU’s Department of Dance, Bebe Miller’s vision of dance and performance resides in her faith in the moving body as a record of thought, experience, and beauty.
Working professionally as an artist for the past 13 years, Jimbo Tamoro will be the inaugural exhibiting artist at the new Bridge Gallery presented by Franklinton Arts District with An Exploration of Scribbles.
Joseph Brenneman is a professional musician and teacher in Columbus, specializing in hot jazz and swing. He serves on the board of the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society, performs with the Whirlybirds, and he teaches at Musicologie.
At the age of 11, Kevin Seals discovered the rich cultural and intricate sounds of the djembe orchestra at his neighborhood rec center. Now, 27 years later he serves as the music director of Thiossane West African Dance Institute.
An assistant professor of creative writing at the Ohio State University, lissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a nonfiction writer. Her latest book, White Magic, will be released in April.
Originally from Mumbai, India, Mansee Singhi moved to Columbus in 2009 and quickly fell in love with the city because of its vibrant and humble culture. Don’t miss her performances at the 2021 OhioDance Virtual Festival Concert in May.
For Tyler Davis, growing up on the South East Side of Columbus conjures up memories of his mother doing home cardio blaring “The New Workout Plan” and his grandmother humming “Enchantment” while cooking Sunday dinner.