Front Row Center Newsletter from the Greater Columbus Arts Counsil
Columbus Collaboration: Attracting Film Industry Dollars and Jobs
By Anna Lapp

The lights dim. Sound blares. Colors explode. When we venture to a movie theater, or turn on the television at home, we engage in a viewing experience that captures our attention and our imagination. Every time we pop in a DVD or stream Netflix, we feed a billion dollar industry.

When we think about films, we often imagine New York City or Los Angeles. It’s the classic default for major films—sky scrapers, epic city sights, and a range of backdrops. But is it really? For instance, a large portion of the city scenes in “Marvel’s The Avengers” were filmed in Cleveland. The production of films is not limited to NYC or LA, and Columbus is on its way to becoming a part of that billion dollar industry.

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Denny Griffith & Aminah Robinson at the Columbus Metropolitan Club Artist Profile
Stephanie Rond Headshot painter, street artist, co-founder of CAW
Stephanie Rond

For this issue, our marketing intern, Elly Norton, interviewed local artist Stephanie Rond, a celebrated street artist whose work for the  Women’s Forum for Economy and Society’s global street artist project was selected to represent North America  on the Google Street Art Project.

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Sneak Peek

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Presents David Rogers’ Big Bugs

This spring and summer, bugs of all shapes, sizes and species are invading Columbus! Plan a trip to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to view exhibitions of real insects and artistic representations, for a family-focused experience that entertains, educates and alters perceptions of these fascinating creatures.

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Opera Columbus Presents a Musical Double Header

Baseball season may be well under way, but the MLB isn’t the only place you can find a double header this summer. Opera Columbus has paired two juicy works of high drama in one must-see double bill—Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci—showcasing the gifted and gorgeous guest soprano Camille Zamora in both.

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Evolution Theatre Company Presents YANK! The Musical

They just don't make old-fashioned musicals anymore, do they? Well, actually, they still do. YANK! The Musical is solidly in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tradition. Only difference: it's about two male soldiers in love. And it succeeds on just about every level that a musical can.

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GCAC appreciates and acknowledges support from: City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council.

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