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.
All the pieces in the exhibit were handpicked. I did studio visits. I had long conversations with the artists to make sure that I am representing them the way that they want to be represented. I want to show as much of the evolution of their work as possible.
The radical civil rights movement was founded and organized by white folks (the Quakers). The book “CORE the philosophy of the Civil Rights Movement”, by Elliot Rudwick traces how he got involved. He followed the white folks (Quakers). There has always been a black movement outside of that. The first black in CORE was James Farmer.
Location: Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211 I expected to see an exhibit highlighting […]
This wall is rich in history and can cause us to be exposed to much of the history and culture that we might not know existed.
I loved this! The art balancing in the trees, above ground, all over the park, etc. seemed to flow with the wind.
If you like walking around and experiencing life from a different time period, Dickens of a Christmas is a great family and/or date night event.
I had no idea that this park is in Columbus. The first of its kind in the nation. We are trailblazers!
It is our chocolate based ice cream that won best ice cream in America by People Magazine back in 1983. We add fudge brownie pieces to it. It is a very decadent and rich ice cream.
Now, we are generating 65,000 hours a year in volunteer service that is valued to the city at about 1.5 million dollars. We have 11,000 and 60 plus people singing in weekly programs.
I love this event! I agree with Thom Glick. The addition of the 8’ chalk cubes “pulls people into the event.”
I enjoyed watching those dancing. It is hard to describe. Although I have rhythm, I dare not try dancing for concern of pulling or straining something.
It was important for me, as a black author and black self publisher to have black illustrators and African American main characters.
This is a festival to just come relax, catch up, and connect.
I am from Pakistan. In Pakistan, I have been painting cars/trucks since I was seven (for 30 years).
I have several themes; the front is my love of hockey. I did music in the back because one of my sons is into music, I like the beach; so, on the doors, I have the beach, then I randomly put freaky things on.
I love this event! The artists interact with the attendees. Not only do we get to witness great art being created, but we get to connect with the artists. And its FREE!
We don’t plan anything ahead of time. We all came in with sketches. How everything works together happens the day of.
We are painting a little girl playing hop scotch. This girl is looking up to the sky moving forward one number at a time. She is not afraid and she is confident.
This piece is about the hope of the future in a cool kid that is a teen ager now. She is going to have to save the world because everyone else is too old to do it.
This piece is based on my heritage as a Navaho woman. I am showing different blankets that people wear or create.
Since I have year round allergies, I feel stuffy and my nose is running most of the time. My goal is to capture the aspect of being stuffy.
Great location! Great Price (FREE)! Great connections. Free merry-go-round rides, free soda, free water, free hot dogs, free ice cream, free information, free handouts, free music, free entertainment, etc.
We work with children to build up their confidence and self esteem.
It is all about giving our youth an opportunity to see ahead and preparing them to be great leaders.
It changed my life to be looked at as a hero and to know the efforts I make in the community is changing someone’s life is priceless.
We focus on victim advocacy, mental health and trauma. We work a lot with victims of crime, those suffering from mental health illnesses, and/or maybe in crisis.
All Latino people are not drug dealers. All Latino people are not illegal immigrants. We are a group of people who love people. We may be loud, but we are positive and love having fun.
We dance different places showing people the beauty and charm of Mexico.
You can become a client by starting off with the suiting appointment. If you are looking for a job, we provide interview attire, head to toe. Once you get your job, you come back in for a full week’s wardrobe, head to toe.
My books are bilingual (Spanish/English). My goal is to reach a child who speaks English because they are born here whose parents speak Spanish. Parents can help the children read in Spanish and they then can read in English.
I promote Latino writers who write originally in Spanish. Not translations, original Spanish.
Seeing the children’s faces brighten up when they interacted and took pictures with their favorite superheroes was worth the price of admission. Wait, it was free.
The Tomato War and Holy Tomato Kickball are “special sauce” activities. I think activities of this type bring people together to connect on a more meaningful level.
Even though we are not the best at the game, we wanted to come out and show people that church folks are not stuck up, can get dirty, have fun, and love life too.
We are bringing awareness to the events that we are having this year and to have a little fun, we have Jenga for everyone to play.
My platform is called faith of a poppy seed which is premature awareness. My daughter was born 11 weeks early.
For as long as I can remember, I have attended the Ohio State Fair. My father took me to the fair for the first time when I was two years old. I really don’t remember going; but, my mother told me that I came home with vanilla ice cream all over my face and my clothes.
I have been a human canon ball for twenty two years. I have been shot about 7,000 times. I just did the tv show “America’s Got Talent”, where I lit myself on fire and was shot from a cross bow.
I was never afraid of heights. I saw an amateur circus in my home town when I was thirteen years old. I saw the high wire act and decided I wanted to do that.
I LOVE THE VIBE OF THE STORE. This is a stretch with the vibrant colors but it reminds me of the store set of the Andy Griffith show (if the Andy Griffith show was in color).
Fellowship around the arts has the ability to bring us together by starting a conversation (if we make the effort).
At another festival down town he started the set with a hat, shirt, tie, and pants by the end of the set, he had on a neck tie and boxer shorts.
We are a non-profit community bike shop or a bicycle cooperative. We provide a space where people can come in and use our stand, use our tools, and get help fixing up their bike.
Today, I am doing John Lennon. I am named after Paul McCartney. I figure I would do John Lennon since it is the peace train.
I am part of the Chalk Guild. They told me about Summer Jam West and that is why my family is participating.
The girl dished the line to tell Kenzie Coyne how much she loved the music. The interaction between them was priceless!
I love it! People come up and talk to you that never would. You can be parked somewhere random and people come over. It makes people happy.
The theme is the garden of good and evil. I have three art cars. This is my medium.
The vibe for Comfest is relaxed. Let’s just show up, hang out, enjoy the performances, and celebrate just being there. We are all here in this moment in time, having a good time.
One of the positive things about what I do is, it is oriented for everyone. You don’t have to come in with a specific ability, look, or age.
We are getting people registered to vote. Why? Because I am running for Columbus City Schools Board.
This event is a fun introduction to yoga to the community who might not otherwise try yoga.
We have the best hibachi in the city. Steak, chicken, shrimp, fried rice, egg yoke, and yum yum sauce. All of that good stuff.
I use real butter and real sugar, It is what your grandmother made. I suggest eating in moderation.
The picture doesn’t do the process justice. The part of me that rode skateboards, loves musical instruments, etc. wanted to stay a little longer and admire the work.
I am adventurous and I am not afraid to make ugly. I taught myself a lot, because I don’t’ have fear. Fear is the biggest enemy of being creative.
I didn’t see a particular style that I wanted to copy. I wanted to have my own unique approach to it. I bought some books and materials, and learned how to do it on my own.
I create all of these pieces from my head. I don’t have a set imagery in mind. They are all stylized landscapes.
If it is square I made it. If it is round he made it.