by Jennifer Sadler
Even in the best economy, making a full-time living as an artist can be daunting. With the rising costs of gallery and studio spaces and the time-consuming process of marketing and advertising, some artists are increasingly choosing to collaborate with their peers by joining or forming artists’ co-ops.
GCAC recently interviewed members of three local artist co-ops that seem to have perfected the formula for running successful organizations with widespread community support. Though each group has a different focus, they all share a passion for the local arts scene and a desire to foster a strong sense of community.
By Emily Swartzlander
In 2004, WOSU Public Media and the Greater Columbus Arts Council partnered to create a monthly magazine-style television program called ArtZine to promote the events and behind-the-scenes action of the arts in Columbus. Six seasons and four Emmy awards later, ArtZine is a community fixture that includes 22 arts partner organizations. GCAC sat down with Cindy Gaillard, the show’s executive producer, to talk about ArtZine’s success and the arts in Columbus.
BalletMet Columbus Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
Frolic in the forest for romance and laughter this Valentine's Day. Adventure abounds in this comedic ballet based on Shakespeare's delightful story. Enjoy the antics of Puck, Bottom, fairies and four young lovers in this magical caper in which love is turned upside down. Mendelssohn's bewitching score will leave you spellbound!
CityMusic Columbus Presents The Prima Trio
The Prima Trio returns to Ohio for a performance with CityMusic’s Chamber Music Series.
The Prima Trio was founded in 2004 while its members were studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. The Trio triumphed at the 2007 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, winning the coveted Grand Prize out of 138 entries from around the world as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior Division.
The King Arts Complex presents Dance Africa Columbus
Dance Africa embodies tradition, but also a spirit of change and growth reaching back into the past and forward into the future, embracing the links between cultures across the African Disapora, always bearing the message, “Peace, love, and respect for everybody.”