Since I moved to Columbus, Ohio, a couple of years ago, as things started opening up from the pandemic, I started immersing myself into the art scene here. I have been taking part in as many art events as I can
There is a common theme in my work. It is usually a bonding relationship between humans and animals, especially dogs.
I have done it for years. I have worked at Via Colori as a charter artist many years ago.
I have a lot of clients that have come to me and said, “I’m not crazy; so, I’m not sure if I want a therapist.” I tell people, “Therapy does not mean that you are crazy.” Therapy is a partnership. I am partnering with you for your journey, to help you navigate through your journey.
I grew up in New York on Long Island. Me and my friends would get into trouble and spray paint on whatever we could. We didn’t have trains in my neighborhood; so, we painted on warehouses, eighteen wheelers, or whatever we could. I developed from there.
I do whatever I feel like painting or whatever the wall allows. I have no ideas; no expectations. I see what the wall wants painted.
There has been a rise in violence. We want to do our best to mediate that and address it through faith. We have praise and worship teams, activists, B.R.E.A.D. and some other politicians to bring awareness.
We are a faith-based organization. B.R.E.A.D. was formed because the faith community had untapped power. Here is what the faith community agrees on. They agree that God exists. We may call him different things, have different faith traditions, different congregations, and worship differently. As long as an organization can agree that God exists and He is a God of justice, you can be a part of B.R.E, A.D.
The book is self-published. I put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears. It is a proven fact that kids’ vocabulary words will increase with this book.
Most of the time, I am trying not to stick in a certain theme. Most of the time, I will do letters. I will take the same letters and put them in different orders, different styles, change the way I do a 3D (dimensional), change the color, change the heights, change the widths, change the thickness, change the way they pop out.
For me, the real focus of chess is how it develops young people. My focus is young African Americans and young people of color. Young people everywhere; but, particularly young people of color because there have been special challenges in our community.
I am doing a tiger with a flower and a snake inside of it. It is like the area that we grew up in. It was kind of rough; but, there were nice communities which is the sweet side of things.
The 39th Annual Doo Dah Parade, is an opportunity to exercise the right of free speech through humor.
We started this group last summer. At the close of summer, we realized we formed such great friendships.
We are depicting a Jubilee Day observation in the 1890s what it would be like. We have some visiting characters that had connections with Ohio back in the day.
It was like going to an event not knowing if you were going to see anyone you know. Once you arrive, you feel at home.
I go with a vibe. I want to show that we are royalty, we are united, and we are loved.
I am volunteering on behalf of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. I am the Chief Economic Equity and Inclusion Officer. It is important for me to be here to support my black community.
Why I chose to participate is to remind people that chess, critical thinking and open mindedness is a part of our culture. A lot of people can be intimated by chess. The more we expose people to the game, the less intimated they are.
Because we are a black and queer serving organization. We wanted to make sure that we have a presence at Juneteenth. We are first black.
Sole Classics is one of Columbus’ sneaker and street wear boutiques. It is in the short north. We are doing a partnership with Adidas to celebrate Juneteenth.
Be prepared to walk, as festival was most of the riverfront (the Scioto mile, COSI, both Main Street and Rich Street Bridges, all the way to 400 W Rich Street, etc).
I decided to come up with eye catching paintings called “My shadow series” that have a lot of history in these paintings that they don’t teach us in school.
All of them are oil paintings. People get confused that they are photos and I have retouched them. These are all hand made.
I like to show how beautiful we are and what we deal with as people. I love using colors and telling a story.
I disguise cultural issues through humor and images that we have ingrained in ourselves.
In our melee (group fights) are last man standing. If you have three points of contact on the ground, and our feet always count. If you can touch someone’s head to the ground and fold them in half, they are down and they have to sit. You can kick their legs out and make them sit down.
When you see a bagpiper play, he blows in the bagpipe, expands the bag, the air creates movements and vibration in the bass drone and two tenor drones which is the organ sound. The additional amount of breath controls the chanter
Overall, it is really fun to play with my sister. We compliment each other on the court. It is really fun.
I think we are going to be good this season. I feel like our team chemistry is really good and we complement each other really well. I am excited to see where we go.
I am a basketball D1 recruit, and a volleyball D1 recruit. In the off season I play basketball and I play volleyball on two different club teams.
I am thinking about going to the ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps). I don ‘t see myself pursuing basketball in college. If I were to get a scholarship, I would go.
Since I was little, I played sports. My main sport is lacrosse. I am committed to play lacrosse. Basketball is similar to lacrosse.
I might not be the best offensive player, but I like to push other people and bring energy defensively. When I know I am not bringing what I can offensively, I can harass the ball and get turnovers and make plays and make someone else feel good about what they just did.
I have grown to love the sport so much. It is what I want to do at the next level as well.
I am undecided on a specific school. I want to play basketball at the next level.
Let’s get after it. Let’s sit down and play really good defense. Let’s be intense. Then on offence, let’s execute. Share the basketball. And hopefully, good things happen.
My team and I are here for the kids. We serve meals Tuesday through Saturday to kids eighteen and under. We are an emergency food site in partnership with Children’s Hunger Alliance. We are serving breakfast, and dinner for the next day to families that roll through the fresh market from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
This is the first time that we as young adults have felt that we can use our voice and that our voice is being heard. This is the first time that we have seen other high school students become politically involved. Often our generation gets a bad rep (reputation) of not wanting to do anything.
My father is L.B. Towns. He has 19 children. We are all out here as a family. We range in age from 44 to 1 year old. My father was Buster Douglas’ corner man when he fought Tyson.
Mateusz Kieliszkowski won three of the first five events (Trial by Stone, Wheel of Pain, and Timber Carry). He finished 8th in this event and second in the Arnold Strongman Classic.
Two stones were to be pressed over head weighing 275 and 300 pounds. Two stones that weighed 365 and 400 pounds were to be lifted and placed on a barrel. Next, a stone needed to be lifted and carried 50 feet.
My favorite event at the Arnold was the elephant bar deadlift. I’m a very statically gifted athlete when it comes to strength and even though I was tired, I was able to show case that in that event.
He competed in the World’s Strongest Man competitions while he was in his mid-fifties. He broke a record on his 66th birthday. He lifted a Thomas Inch Dumbbell (it weighs 172 pounds and has a handle as thick as a Coke can), 63 times in 10 minutes.
I competed in body building and powerlifting before I found my first Strongman contest in 2013. I signed up without knowing what I was doing and fell in love with it.
Typically, I am a middle weight competitor. For the Strongwoman pro series, it is an open weight class. I was able to put on a few extra pounds, which in turn helped me to hang out with the big girls a little better.
Classic physique goes by height and weight. That is what makes it challenging. Regardless of how big you are, you still must make the weight limit. If you don’t make the weight limit, you can’t compete.
I just set the world record for the sandbag throw (40 pounds) over a 15 feet bar.
I don’t train too much at deadlift. I think if you train too much, it messes with your head. I do a lot of base fitness and strength.
I am one of the world’s strongest men. I have been to the world’s strongest men 15 times. I have been to the Arnold Sports Festival 6 times. This will make my 7th time. I am here to defend my title in the Dinne Stone Hold.
The yoke is my favorite, then farmers carry. I don’t like the dumbbell. Maybe, the best of the best is the stone.
Instead of just working out to get me to shoot for a goal, I went to a Highland Games novice class. That taught me how to throw. About five or six years later, here we are. I just won the Arnold Masters class.
I train four days a week, sometimes five days a week depending on what I have coming up for about two hours a day. The last day of the week I usually train three to four hours. This training cycle was about eight weeks long. I think that if I go too long, I burn out too quickly.
As far as deadlift goes, I do a lot of five by fives. Five sets of 5 reps at 80 percent of my one rep max. My accessory work is body building movements and muscle isolation. I focus mainly on overhead press, squats, power cleans and deadlift.
It is an amazing sport. You do not have to be a big strong guy to do it. Anyone can do it. It is simple. It is explosive. It is so much fun. I recommend anyone to give it a try.
After losing 115 pounds, I felt like I had to run to fit America’s viewpoint of what women should do at that level of fitness. I ran one of every race. I finished with a marathon in 2013. After that, I wasn’t sure what to do. I had a coach introduce me to Strongman.
Everyone can do it. We allow novices, walk ons, different age groups, even children. It is for the whole family. You do not have to be Scottish.
It combines two different lifts. It is the snatch which you take from the floor. You bounce it off your hips and take it to above your head. It has a wide grip. Where the clean and jerk is taken from the floor. It has a closer grip. You stop on top of your shoulder. Then you do another movement called a jerk to take it above your head.
My family lived in the part of Birmingham called “Dynamite Hill.” It is where the Klu Klux Klan dynamited houses belonging to civil rights leaders, and others who were challenging Jim Crow Laws.
I went back to school after I was an established artist to get credentials. When God gives you raw talent and you start to see more that can be associated with that talent, we must do as much as we can with that talent.