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Composer specializing in mash-ups brings Brahms/ Radiohead combo to Columbus


come together as one in January as part of a unique pops offering from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. On Jan. 21, the orchestra presents Brahms v. Radiohead at the Ohio Theatre. The performance will be led by conductor, composer and arranger Steve Hackman. Hackman is music director of the “Music Mash-Up” series at the Colorado Music Festival and is known for his combinations of classical and alternative music. Other shows in his repertoire include Beethoven v. Coldplay and Copland v. Bon Iver. Hackman wants his audiences to think about music in a completely different way when attending his shows, he says. He attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and was writing songs, producing albums and playing at piano bars as part of his training. But once he entered the professional realm of classical music, Hackman says he knew he wanted to make an impact. “Not only did I see that world was desperately wanting for ways to connect with new audiences – audiences my age, basically – but also, I had my own desperate want to contribute creatively in a way that was unique to my experience, my skill set and my tastes,” he says. 6 | January/February 2017

Hackman, who now lives in Los Angeles, previously worked with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where he was creative director of a series that was aimed at young new audience members. His career has also brought him to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he produced and created its Fuse series, designed to reach new audiences. The performance at the Ohio Theatre will synthesize all four movements of Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 with eight songs from the Radiohead album OK Computer, including “Paranoid Android,” “Karma Police,” “No Surprises” and “Let Down.” The show combines Hackman’s passion for both musicians, he says. “That’s what any creative person is doing: They’re creating some unexpected combina-

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tions of different experiences they’ve had along their artistic journey,” Hackman says. The performance will feature 75 members of the orchestra, in addition to three solo vocalists singing in harmony. Though some might consider Brahms and Radiohead an odd pairing, Hackman says blending their music for the performance wasn’t as difficult as it might seem. It required breaking them down into melody, form and rhythm, and identifying which components they may have in common with one another. “When I hear music, I immediately start to break it down, distill it and identify what the skeleton of the music means, and this is no different,” Hackman says. The show will also allow orchestra performers to experience Brahms’ music, with which the vast majority of them are intimately familiar, in a different way. “These covers of these songs are not covers,” Hackman says. “They’re reimaginations of the songs and they, of

course, differ from the original Radiohead versions because of all the Brahms.” Hackman’s visit to Columbus is one of several stops on a multi-city tour that will also bring him to Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. The Indianapolis show will be the debut of his latest creation: Tchaikovsky meets rapper Drake. Brahms v. Radiohead is what started it all, though, and audience members can expect a fascinating show, Hackman says. “I’m not sure it’ll be anything they’ve ever heard before, frankly, because the idea with this show is to really be authentic to the classical music experience,” Hackman says, “and yet, at the same time, to inject it with this totally contemporary music.” Hackman describes the effort to blend two different artists together as “transformative,” and says people who come to such performances often have a sense of gratitude toward orchestras that incorporate artists like Radiohead into the show.

“I would hope that (attendees) come away with the idea that, ‘Gosh, I’m so glad that someone took a chance and combined those things that no one thinks should be combined, because it’s right up my alley,’” Hackman says. Hackman appreciates the creativity of the artists whose work he is combining and is grateful for the opportunity to bring them together. “I know how it felt for me to hear OK Computer for the first time, to hear the Brahms first symphony for the first time, and it’s very special for me to share that with audiences in a totally new, original and authentic way,” he says. The orchestra, for its part, has been interested in the show since it first came into being. As strange as it was, officials at CAPA, which oversees operations for the orchestra, knew it had potential to draw interest. “I think this is going to bring in an audience that might not even know the Columbus Symphony exists,” says Rich Corsi, director of operations for CAPA. “I think the name alone is going to sell tickets.” CS Matthew Kent is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Evolution of the Lacrosse and paraplegic powerlifting headline new events at 2017 Arnold Sports Festival By Zachary Konno GIVEN THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF THE ARNOLD

Sports Festival, it may be tough to imagine anything could be added to its line-up. But organizers have once again expanded the festival’s offerings, with lacrosse, competitive yoga and paraplegic powerlifting among the additions for the 2017 event, slated for March 2-5. It’s a long way from the inaugural 1989 Arnold Classic, a professional bodybuilding competition with only 24 athletes. This year will feature more than 20,000 athletes from 80 countries competing in more than 70 events. The variety of events – from fencing to ballroom dancing – has played a major role in the Arnold’s widespread appeal and increasing popularity, says Brent LaLonde, festival director of communications. Put simply, “It is more than just bodybuilding,” LaLonde says. Lacrosse’s position as the fastest growing sport in America, particularly in the Midwest region, is partially what has led to its eventual inclusion at the Arnold, says Todd Miller, festival lacrosse coordinator. 8 | January/February 2017

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Arnold At the NCAA level, lacrosse saw a 109 percent increase in female programs and 95 percent increase in men’s programs from 2000-2014. Additionally, from 20092014, the sport experienced a 31.2 percent and 27.8 percent growth rates in the number of high schools sponsoring women’s and men’s teams, respectively. Miller, who started playing lacrosse in high school and was a member of the Ohio Machine professional lacrosse team for a few years, says the event will be split into two different portions. The first portion will be a tournament for local 3-6 graders. The second will be a professional indoor box-style game, different from regular lacrosse in that it is played with six players instead of the usual 10 and “is a lot more brutal,” Miller says. Paraplegic powerlifting is a twist on the festival’s strength-heavy line-up. Dan Dague, paraplegic powerlifting coordinator and owner of Grove City’s Lexen Xtreme private gym, has been involved with

the Arnold since 2013. The idea is that those without the proper use of their legs or with only one arm can have a venue to compete. “I wanted to create something for these lifters because they don’t really get the chance,” Dague says. “If these guys can lift weights, it might inspire someone else with a disability.” He hopes the event will bring some awareness to those who deal with these disabilities. Many of the athletes suffered them while in the military or from accidents, so physical strains can be coupled with mental ones, too. Coming up on his and his team’s fiveyear anniversary at the festival, Dague says the media attention that comes along with it is like nothing else. “Once you get to this level as a local person, if you are involved with Arnold, the Arnold sells itself,” Dague says. CS Zachary Konno is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

Other New Events This Year Arnold Transformation Challenge, March 5 Results of a physical fitness transformation Yoga at the Arnold, March 3-5 Youth and adult competitions, demonstrations, classes, fashion show Arnold Pro Strongwoman, March 4 Step up from previous years’ amateur strongwoman January/February 2017 |




Ba Sho

OFFICIALLY, THE JAPANESE NEW YEAR falls on the standard Gregorian calendar New Year: Jan. 1. But many celebrations of it coincide with celebrations of the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese New Years, which this year are slated for Jan. 28. So if Ba Sho you’d like to celebrate 2017 at one of the authentic Japanese restaurants around town – many of which are concentrated in the northwest quadrant of the city – here are some solid options for you.

Ba Sho

2800 Festival Ln., Dublin When Shihomi Lower and Chef Masa Kobayashi took over Ba Sho in 2003, they sought to make a restaurant that serves food just like in their home country. The restaurant has two menus: one with an extensive list of authentic Japanese dishes, and another, smaller menu that offers more Americanized dishes. The favorite for Japanese customers is the pork cutlet with udon noodles. Americans tend to go for sushi. But about 80-90 percent of the dishes have been popular in Japan for a long time, Lower says, and she believes

Kanpai! A few of northwest Columbus’ top Japanese restaurants to ring in the New Year By Hannah Herner 10 | January/February 2017

that’s what sets Ba Sho apart from other Japanese restaurants. Kobayashi has been cooking all his life, and went to culinary school in Japan, where he grew up. He doesn’t have to take

any special precautions to make sure the food is authentic. “Chef is from Japan, so he doesn’t do anything special to make it authentic; he just cooks what he knows,” Lower says. Don’t be offended if your waiter or waitress isn’t very chatty, Lower says; it’s Japanese custom not to socialize much with customers. “We don’t talk with customers so much, and some Americans think that is rude, but it’s just the Japanese way,” she says. For Japanese New Year, the Ba Sho staff also plans to celebrate in the traditional Japanese way: by closing the restaurant for a few days and taking time to spend with family.


Ba Sho photos by Hannah Herner; SushiKo photo courtesy of Andy Wu

122 Hutchinson Ave., Columbus SushiKo has been open for 15 years, but when owner Andy Wu took over the restaurant two years ago, he rebranded and breathed new life into it. He modernized it and got involved in social media in an effort to appeal to a younger demographic, of which he is a member. “The newer generation, we want them to experience Japanese culture,” Wu says. “We want to introduce the food we like to the people. It doesn’t matter if it’s traditional or a new concept.” Though the food comes from traditional Japanese roots, added flavors and decorative plating Americanize the dishes. Classically trained Japanese chefs experiment with combinations of American and Japanese

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dishes using traditional techniques, but fresh flavors, Wu says. “We do our homework,” he says. “We look at the old and look at the new and combine the best parts.” One of the most popular traditional dishes is the shrimp tempura, which Wu says is not too heavy, not too light. The teriyaki is also popular, but less authentic, as is the chirashi sushi. Wu says it’s important to him to provide top-notch customer service, and the warm and friendly atmosphere modeled after ItalianAmerican restaurants. “It’s about relationship and community, even before food,” he says.

Akai Hana

1173 Old Henderson Rd., Columbus Surrounded by multiple Japanese shops in Kenny Centre, Akai Hana

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has been serving Japanese cuisine for just north of 25 years. Assistant Manager Yumiko Passalacqua says the clientele is about 80 percent American and 20 percent people of Asian descent. Over the past few years, the restaurant has seen Americans become more adventurous in trying raw fish, such as sashimi. Still, more Americanized sushi rolls with fried toppings and sauces remain among the most popular items on the menu. Chef Tsukasa Endo, who was trained in Japan and New York City, also creates a seasonal chef’s choice, and takes special orders from people familiar with Japanese cuisine. Akai Hana will celebrate Japanese New Year Jan. 1-15, during which time Endo will make a

traditional Japanese New Year soup: zouni. The soup has a clear fish broth with mochi sticky rice and vegetables. For a celebration libation, the restaurant has 10 types of sake as well. The island nation of Japan certainly has easy access to fresh fish, and Akai Hana keeps things authentic with six weekly shipments of fish. The restaurant also keeps things healthful by avoiding processed foods and making its own broth from scratch. Even with some American flavors and customers, Passalacqua says Akai Hana still keeps the traditional Japanese restaurant atmosphere and greeting. “When a customer comes in, of course we have a big smile, but we also bow,” she #artmakescbus

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Enter Westeros Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience brings George R.R. Martin’s world to life


On Feb. 23, fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones will get a chance to experience the seven kingdoms of Westeros in a whole new way with an immersive visual and musical experience at Nationwide Arena. Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience features Thrones’ own composer, Ramin Djawadi, with an 80-piece orchestra and full choir. Fans will be transported through the fictional world created by George R.R. Martin in his book series A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which Game of Thrones is based. The production will bring fans in 28 cities across the U.S. to each of the seven kingdoms of the fictional land of Westeros, a land where knights are not so honorable, protagonists and antagonists are murdered indiscriminately, and queens fight alongside dragons. Djawadi’s music is based upon the exciting and often brutal world created by Martin, and the Game of Thrones score reflects that. “For seven years, Ramin has been blowing our mind with his music’s force, subtlety and endless inventiveness,” Game of Thrones creators and executive producers 14 | January/February 2017

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss say in an official statement. “The GoT Concert Experience will be unique in the history of concert tours, an eye-popping, ear-splitting, phantasmagoric blend of the show’s visuals and Ramin’s powerful compositions. We are more excited for it than anyone.” Fans of Game of Thrones and newcomers alike can expect the fantastic. Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will not disappoint on the musical front, and features a dynamic 360-degree stage holding immersive sets, a towering screen and various moving pieces to bring viewers into the vibrant cities of Westeros. Djawadi’s work on Thrones became instantly recognizable after just the first episode for the series’ theme as well as for the haunting and prophetic “The Rains of Castamere,” a number that often precedes the death of a major character; which means fans of the series have come to know the song quite well. However, Djawadi’s work is oceans more than just Game of Thrones – and for a series that has been running since 2011 and has featured 60 episodes across six seasons thus far, that says a lot. German-born Djawadi stepped into the mainstream in 2008 when he composed

the original motion picture soundtrack to Iron Man. He also composed scores for Pacific Rim (2013), Warcraft (2016) and Fox’s Prison Break. More recently, Djawadi composed the score for the HBO hit Westworld. Djawadi’s work has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award, and has won six ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards. Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience comes to Nationwide Arena on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $53, and can be purchased at nationwide. CS Amanda DePerro is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at


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Born to Races provide opportunities to better the community By Cameron Carr


just the thing. Not only do 5Ks, marathons and other races provide specific goals to work toward, but they often give back to the community or charitable groups. Benefit runs take place throughout the year – yes, even in the cold – so you can sign up now, if you wish. But if you need some time to prepare, you might set your sights on an event later in 2017. Here’s a look at two unique benefit runs to start training for now.

Orthopedic ONE Spirit Sprint 5K

For parents, teachers and school administrators, the scaling back of extracurricular activities has grown into a notable concern. When Orthopedic ONE decided to find a way to give back to the community, extracurriculars seemed like an easy place to start. “It was a very obvious cause that we thought we could make a big impact (by fundraising) right in the communities that we live and work in,” says Dr. Joel Politi of Orthopedic ONE. Politi and Orthopedic ONE began the Spirit Sprint 5K in 2010 with the goal of fundraising money to support schools’ extracurricular activities. Schools that sign up to participate are encouraged to register as many racers as possible. Orthopedic ONE and its sponsors cover all costs of the event, so the schools take home 100 percent of their registrants’ entry fees. “The more challenging part has been to make schools realize that this is such an easy fundraising event,” Politi says. “Once they realize it, they keep coming back.” The growth is clear: The first year attracted a couple hundred participants, and this past year, roughly 1,200 people registered. Schools typically return after participating the previous year, Politi says; Gahanna-Lincoln and Reynoldsburg high Bexley High School students take home more than $17,000 from the 2016 Orthopedic ONE Spirit Sprint 5K.

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Brutus Buckeye meets a participant in the Spirit Sprint 5K.

schools have both participated since the first event. Over the span of seven years, the event has raised more than $125,000, more than $40,000 of it from the 2016 race. In addition to entry fees, Orthopedic ONE awards prize money to the school with the most spirit. Spirit points are awarded to schools for registrants and additional spirit brought to the event, such

Run Photos courtesy of Orthopedic ONE and Paul Carringer

The starting line of the PiepenbrockDresden Marathon, in which several Columbus residents participated as part of the Marathon Exchange program

as cheerleading squads, mascots or bands. The 2016 prize money totaled $10,000. “When you go to a high school football game or you go to a high school sporting event, there’s a very natural spirit that’s built into that,” Politi says. “That’s kind of what we’re trying to capture.” This past year’s winner, Bexley High School, took home more than $17,000. Bexley received significant support from the school’s music parents and plans to put the money into music programs. Other schools have invested in cutting down fees to participate in athletics and in buying new uniforms. “Schools are so very appreciative of this money,” Politi says. “In a day of decreased funding and difficulty in fundraising, this is a very easy fundraiser for them.” Those interested in participating should save the date for Oct. 8, and can contact for more details. General information can be found at

Marathon Ambassador Exchange Program

Running takes you places – quite literally, in the case of Greater Columbus Sister Cities International and its Marathon Exchange program. Beginning with Dresden, Germany and later expanding to Hefei, China and

Curitiba, Brazil, the Marathon Exchange provides runners with an opportunity to participate in foreign races and additional cultural experiences. “It’s travel with purpose, and the purpose is mindfully trying to connect our citizens with the citizens of our sister cities in meaningful and deep ways,” says Tim Sword, president of Columbus Sister Cities. “These aren’t (experiences) you’re going to get on vacation.” The Marathon Exchange program helps to waive entry fees and minimize travel costs for participating ambassadors. Visit-

ing ambassadors participate in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon, while local ambassadors participate in similar marathons in the sister cities. In 2016, the program welcomed six ambassadors from sister cities and supported 11 local ambassadors’ trips. “Connecting people who have a shared interest already makes a lot of sense,” says Sword. “This one just happens to be running.” Ambassadors may initially form bonds over their racing history, Sword says, and continue to build connections from there. January/February 2017 |


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The organization around marathons provides a platform to work logistics around, simplifying the planning of the trips. The program connects each participating ambassador to a homestay and typically arranges for a tour of the city and opportunities to take part in surrounding events and interact with the local community. “We’re not just looking to promote running; we’re also looking to promote people,” Sword says. The ambassador selection process typically begins in March or April. Volunteers form committees for each sister city involved in the exchange to select local ambassadors, and plan experiences for ambassadors coming from the sister cities. Columbus Sister Cities looks for runners who can build connections during the program and also share their stories upon returning. “We’re not looking for people to win the races, necessarily,” Sword said. “We’re looking for people who will help facilitate even more connections.” Columbus Sister Cities plans to offer the exchange program for Dresden, Hefei, and Curitiba again this year, but hopes to expand to one more of Columbus’ seven other sister cities: Accra, Ghana; Ahmedabad, India; Genoa, Italy; Herzliya, Israel; Odense, Denmark; Seville, Spain; and Tainan City, Taiwan. “This type of exchange is a model that could be copied or modified for other types of exchanges,” Sword says. “It’s limitless

how we can connect with our sister cities, but it does take leadership and initiative. Maybe that’s something that runners are just pre-loaded to have.” More information can be found at www. CS Cameron Carr is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Sticky Science

How to make habits and rituals stick By Ria Greiff


t’s easy to go from happy to crappy at the tail end of the holiday season. One minute, there are cookies and cocktails everywhere you go, and the next, there are gray skies and even grayer streets on your way back to work after the extended winter break. The kids are gone, the pretty lights are down and all that’s left is an extra 10 pounds and a holiday hangover.

to ourselves. Think about some of the things you have already said to yourself today. We want to change that script. Here’s how:

This is the time when people decide to make New Year’s resolutions, and the timing could not be worse. Only 8 percent of people who make resolutions – and even then, only about half of us make resolutions at all, while the other half don’t or, at least, don’t admit to it – succeed in making their resolutions come true. This does not bode well for anyone who might be considering adopting new behaviors this year. The top New Year’s resolutions that people usually undertake are quite ambitious:

• Develop positive statements to replace negative ones.

• Enjoy life to the fullest: learn something new, spend time with family, fall in love • Stay fit and healthy: lose weight, quit smoking, imbibe less • Get financially sound: save money, spend less, manage debt • Become organized: home, time, work space

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” –John Green, author

So let’s start with the reasons why we fail, then explore the solutions to them. One reason why we fail is what I like to call Fido Syndrome. Imagine you go to the shelter (adopt, never buy!) and get yourself a dog. You bring Fido home and say, “Fido, roll over.” Fido Syndrome is what makes you expect the dog to drop down and roll over, but it doesn’t work that way. First, Fido sits and gets a treat. Then, Fido lies down and gets a treat. Then, Fido lies on his back and gets a treat. Then, he fully rolls over and gets a treat. You get the idea. The solution: Have realistic expectations for yourself. If your New Year’s resolution is to get financially sound, for example, try just paying off one credit card, not all of them. If your New Year’s resolution is to fall in love, try to meet three new people, not get a ring on it. If your expectation is to get fit and healthy, try to quit smoking rather than become a personal trainer. We want to challenge ourselves to realistic goals, not idealistic goals. You can always add on another challenge at the half-year mark if you are doing extremely well. Better to exceed expectations than to fail meeting them. Another frequent cause of failure: possessing a negative outlook and engaging in negative self-talk. Negative self-talk means the internal messages we give 20 | January/February 2017

• Become aware of your internal talk. • Challenge negative or irrational thinking and negative thought patterns.

• Use positive, hopeful words and statements – Avoid negative words – Be self-accepting – Use the present tense I like to think of Stuart Smalley from Saturday Night Live for my daily mantra: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and, gosh darn it, people like me.” Negative outlook or mindset is the other pitfall. Reinforce positive thoughts: • Repetition of behaviors leads to subconscious processes, so intentional repetition of positive behavior will lead to a positive outlook and vice versa. • Sharing them with others in a group or social media can help us visualize a positive outcome. • Writing the positive thoughts over and over in a journal is one way to activate the brain into adopting new behaviors. • Make signs as to whatever it is you are planning to do, and have them on display to look at every day. See infograph for brain processes and how these behaviors below influence them. In his book The Cheat Code, Brian Wong writes that it is imperative that we write processes down. Wong dedicates an entire chapter to this and writes, “It kills




me to be saying something so obvious, but it is not obvious to most people.” Approach New Year’s resolutions and goals with reflection, intention, process and commitment. And most importantly, take it day by day – 21 days, to be exact. It is about creating a plan toward daily behaviors to make the process subconscious and automatic through conscious daily processes. With these methods, you are setting up yourself for success. CS

“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” –Gena Showalter, author

Ria Greiff is a host of You Inc., an NPR show on that gives tools for wellness. She is a master trainer for a nationwide firm based out of New York and has been providing wellness seminars for professionals of Fortune 500 companies for the past 15 years. She is also the clinical director of her own benefits consulting firm and is a sought after speaker for national conferences on soft skills. Ria is a regular contributor to CityScene Magazine and can be reached at for feedback or inquiries.


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Frontal Lobe Controls important cognitive skills such as emotions, problem solving, memory, language and judgement. By writing your resolutions, you memorize more adequately and articulate your goals.




Parietal Lobe Processes sensory information that relates with sensation, perception and sensory input. By writing resolutions down, you visualize what you want to achieve.


Occipital Lobe Responsible for processing visual information from the eyes. Writing your resolutions down activates this part of the brain.

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Temporal Lobe When you are writing something down with a pen and paper, you are stimulating a collection of cells in the base of your brain known as the reticular activating system (RAS). The RAS is a filter for all the information your brain needs to process, and it gives more attention to what you are currently focusing on.

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Take Heart

The relationship between cardiac rehab and cholesterol By Zachary Konno


hen one thinks of terms related to heart health, cholesterol is usually one of the first that pops into the mind. But many people do not know enough about cholesterol and how much it impacts your health during cardiac rehabilitation, a medically supervised program to help those with heart problems recover from them. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that comes from both your body and your food. Too much cholesterol can form plaque that builds up in your arteries, making it harder for the heart to circulate blood. There are two types of cholesterol: lowdensity lipoprotein (LDL), or bad, cholesterol that contributes to plaque; and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or good, cholesterol that helps remove the LDL cholesterol from the arteries. According to the American Heart Association, “Too

much of one type – or not enough of another – can put you at risk for coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke.” Because cardiac rehab is designed around making lifestyle changes to improve cardiovascular health, it makes sense that reducing total cholesterol is one of the main goals of any program. One way to do this is change one’s diet. According to the Mayo Clinic, eliminating trans fats found in many snack foods and eating more foods such as fish and walnuts that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. The Mayo Clinic also recommends moderate physical activity to help raise HDL cholesterol while not overexerting the recovering body. Zachary Konno is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

Breakthrough Performance New innovations in the world of sports medicine By Ray Bruster Rotator Cuff Injuries A bioinductive implant manufactured by Rotation Medical is designed to biologically heal rotator cuff injuries through the induction of new tissue growth. It’s a minimally invasive procedure to treat a type of injury responsible for more shoulder pain than any other. It’s offered locally by Dr. Thomas Kovack of Polaris-based Hand and Microsurgery Associates, who has expressed hoped that it will substantially reduce rates of re-injury in patients. Concussions The Q-Collar, designed by Q30 Innovations, is placed on the neck to put gentle 22 | January/February 2017

pressure on the wearer’s jugular veins, causing the brain to swell slightly and, in so doing, fit more snugly inside the skull. A helmet can reduce impact, but cannot prevent the brain from moving within the skull; the Q-Collar aims to solve that problem. It was tested on youth hockey and football players in Cincinnati. Preparedness and Prevention Sports Training in Virtual Reality Labs has developed simulations for a variety of sports teams, allowing them to run through virtual on-field scenarios and hone their decision-making, pattern recognition and reaction time. In

an intense athletic contest, it may take a split-second decision to avoid serious injury, and athletes with training in a virtual environment may be better equipped to make such snap decisions. Ray Bruster is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

The Right Reward for the Right Behavior How to get everyone on board to reinforce behaviors, rather than undermine them By Ria Greiff


o you want to start walking after work, and you want your kids and your spouse to join you. How do you do it? With kids, choosing something they can participate in and have the skills to do, such as walking, is a great way to get started. If you want to start with a triathlon or running a 5K, you may not have such luck. Kids do well if they can, and doing well is preferable; the key factor is skill, not motivation. With spouses, we need to check and make sure we aren’t choosing something they will never agree on. Husbands and wives need to understand that there is a rather long list of important issues upon which you and your mate will never agree, or will even actively disagree. This is a great realization for couples I had come across when I read the book Turn Your Mate into Your Soulmate by Arielle Ford. Don’t choose walking if your spouse absolutely detests it but, fortunately, most individuals can manage walking, which is why it’s a great first activity for getting buy-in. Choosing something everyone can achieve is a good place to make the reward of participating one that everyone can enjoy. Once your family has engaged in this activity, be wary of errors commonly made in the effort to keep this behavior going. Firstly, never bribe a spouse or a child into doing something. This is different than a reward. Simply stated, rewards are earned for good behavior, while bribes are offered to avoid or stop bad behavior. Moreover, be careful not to give a reward that will erode the progress you have made with the new habit and ritual your family is developing. So, for example, extra screen time for walking only reinforces the need for screen time. Instead, think new sneakers, which add

another layer of enjoyment to the walk. Or take the family on vacation and hike Diamond Head in Honolulu; walking up that dormant volcano is a fairly easy hike, with some level of difficulty but great reward for the effort. Weight loss goals can also be undone by inappropriate rewards. Eating pizza and cheesecake to celebrate the loss of 10 pounds only further establishes food as a reward, which is probably what led to the extra pounds in the first place. A new outfit to

show off the new figure is one that reinforces the behavior we want to continue seeing. But for the most part, people just enjoy getting positive feedback. It was Mark Twain who once said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Let your family know how much you enjoyed your time together. Putting screens away during your walk so everyone is really present and in the now, sharing a funny story about your day, and saying “thank you for walking with me” can go a long way, literally and figuratively.

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The flu is a virus that is spread through droplets from sneezing and coughing. Symptoms include temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, body aches, headache and weakness. If you develop these symptoms, seek medical attention. Nasal swabs can be performed in the office to detect the virus. Antiviral medications should be started within 24-48 hours. Prevention: Flu shot recommended for 6 months and older, plus proper hand hygiene and covering mouth when coughing or sneezing. Symptoms of strep throat are sore throat, swollen tonsils and lymph nodes, white spots on the tonsils, temperature above 100.4 degrees, headache, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. If other symptoms such as sinus congestion, cough or runny nose are also present, it is most likely viral. Throat swabs are performed in the office to detect strep throat. Antibiotics will treat bacterial infection. If viral, treating the symptoms with over-thecounter medications is beneficial. Croup (Laryngotracheobronchitis) is a viral infection that affects the main airway. Symptoms usually begin as a cold and progress to a barking cough, hoarse voice, temperature above 100.4 degrees and noisy, high-pitched breathing. Treatment for mild to moderate symptoms is one dose of oral or injected steroids to decrease inflammation. Other treatments include humidifiers or steam, over-thecounter medications, and cool air. To prevent transmission, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and wash hands frequently.

Chronic dry mouth can dramatically increase the chances of developing cavities, and can have negative effects on gums and surrounding tissues. There are many factors that cause this condition, most notably medications. It is important to review side effects of all medications with your medical provider. Small changes in lifestyle, including increasing water consumption as well as supplementation with special mouth rinses, can help to reduce irreversible damage to your teeth and gums. Tooth pain does not always equate to a “toothache.” Conditions such as clenching and grinding or sinus issues often lead people to believe that they have a cracked tooth or abscess. It is important to seek the help of a dental professional if 1) pain keeps you up at night, 2) temperature sensitivity occurs and persists long after a stimulus is removed or 3) a pimple is present on your gums. A general rule of thumb is that if a child can tie his or her shoes, he or she probably has the dexterity to brush and floss adequately. Parents should continue to monitor their children despite this, however, and encourage proper form and adequate time spent removing plaque and debris. Mouthwashes that will dye residual plaque so a child can gauge his or her success are available at any drugstore.

Anxiety caused by a dental visit is very common. Calming procedures, including what is commonly known as “laughing gas” or oral medication in the form of a pill, often prove ineffective, further creating negative patient experiences. Luckily, sedation advancements such as IV sedation provide total relaxation with proven, safe and predictable results. The outcome is a dental visit that is as relaxing as taking a short nap, with all the oral health benefits. It’s a common misconception that IV sedation is only appropriate for complex surgeries or extractions. In reality, many patients are pleased to learn that this solution is suitable for all dental procedures, ranging from cleanings to fillings and crowns. With the help of IV sedation, many patients are able to receive more treatment in a single visit than could ever be completed with the patient fully awake. If you or a loved one are considering IV sedation, remember: Not all training programs are created equal. Be sure to request a consultation. Ask questions about the extent of the dentist’s training, how many patients he or she has treated with IV sedation and if he or she is certified by the state dental board to provide moderate conscious sedation. The more comfortable and confident you are in your doctor, the better your experience will be.

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the 100th birthday of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald. She would have blown out the candles in April, but in advance of that date, the Jazz Arts Group is paying tribute with two shows in February that emphasize the music of Fitzgerald and the other great female jazz musicians. Ella Fitzgerald & the Great Ladies of Swing, part of the Swingin’ with the CJO series, is Feb. 2-5, while Ladies Sing the Blues: Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance, part of the Jazz Arts Group Presents series, is Feb. 18. Great Ladies of Swing features two guest artists, intended to represent two phases of Fitzgerald’s life and musical career. Australian-born singer Nicki Parrott represents a very young Fitzgerald with a light, lyrical voice. Very much rooted in the swing era, Fitzgerald’s music style from this period of her life tended to be light and poppy. A world-renowned double bassist and jazz vocalist, Parrott has the opportunity to travel, study under jazz musicians and regularly performs at most of the world’s top jazz festivals and venues. “In addition to her own personal tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Nicki will touch on those often-forgotten singers of the Jazz Age that made such an incredibly impact upon the music world,” says JAG Artistic Director Byron Stripling. Marva Hicks represents the later Fitzgerald, after she had embraced a more modern jazz singing style with a focus on using her voice like an improvisational instrument. Hicks, too, has a great deal of experience performing as a vocalist in both concerts and musicals. Her notable roles on Broadway include Rafiki in The Lion King and Gladys Knight in Motown the Musical. Hicks also toured the world as a backing vocalist for Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. “You can expect Marva to convey the same passion and feeling that Ella always gave to her songs, but she will stop at doing an impression,” says Stripling. “It’s the spirit of love and happiness that Ella brought through her music that Marva wishes to convey.” Ladies Sing the Blues features a collection of Columbus blues and jazz performers, all of them women. Members of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra will appear as well, in addition to a special appearance by the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra. The program includes a variety of Harlem Renaissance-era tunes by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith, as well as big-band music from such luminaries as Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson. CS

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uirfield Village is an institution in Dublin, in central Ohio and beyond. Given the fact that home sales in Muirfield began in 1974, you might think it’s done growing by now.

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But in 2017, Muirfield will grow again. And guiding that growth will be one of the original builders of Muirfield Village more than 40 years ago. Bob Webb Homes has bought the last large parcel of land in Muirfield and, starting this winter, will build 18 homes, with prices starting in the $700,000s, on 12.3 acres that will also include a pond and 4.5 acres of open space. The new development is named Stansbury at Muirfield. It’s situated

south of Glick Road and east of Muirfield Drive. “I am thrilled to be able to put the finishing touches on this incredible community that Jack Nicklaus first envisioned in the early ’70s,” says company founder Bob Webb. “So many people love this area. I love this area. And this will be the last real chance to build here.” Looking Forward Home designs will also incorporate elements introduced in the Foundation

History The community was built around the Muirfield Village Golf Club, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. It has become a hugely prominent community in the Columbus area, with such local figures as Urban Meyer and Jack Hanna calling it home. The golf club is, of course, host to the Memorial Tournament, and has been since 1976. It has also hosted such prestigious golf championships as the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and Presidents Cup. And the neighborhood is also home to the Country Club at Muirfield Village, which has its own golf course. Jack Nicklaus crosses a creek during one Bob Webb Homes was of many safaris over the Dublin land earmarked for Muirfield Village Golf Club. among the first builders in Photo courtesy of the Memorial Tournament Muirfield Village, and founder Webb recognized it as a prime location for the kind of custom homes the company was building.

Home Bob Webb built for the 2016 BIA Parade of Homes. These concepts – part of a set of four signature spaces Webb refers to as “life friendly” – include the messy kitchen, a secondary kitchen for food preparation that allows the main kitchen to remain clean for entertaining, and the family foyer, designed as a place for everyone in the house to drop items such as coats and backpacks. “We take great pride in being innovative and trying to figure out what people really

like,” says Webb. “We make every home as unique as its owner.” Stansbury will be the last new neighborhood within Muirfield. The neighborhood is one of several major areas in which Bob Webb Homes is working, prompting Webb to call the company’s current land holdings among its best ever. “We’re breaking ground on some of the most exciting new land opportunities I’ve seen in the past 56 years,” he says. v

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Step into the Light CityScene’s Readers’ Choice Award-winning home by Collamore Built is brighter, more open By Amanda DePerro



hen Collamore Built Residential Design and Construction got started on Kathy and Rich Chene’s home in Upper Arlington, they knew they were in for a challenge.

The home was built in the 1940s, updated 40 years later, then left alone. The update in the 1980s lacked any real layout changes, and the Chenes knew they wanted to bring the kitchen and living room into the present – which meant opening up walls, changing floor plans and rerouting mechanics. “The whole thing was just technically difficult,” says Justin Collamore, who co-owns Collamore Built with his wife, Allison. “We redid almost all of the electric on the first floor and also in the family room, we raised the ceiling and created sort of a cathedral ceiling, and we had to do that by restructuring the existing roof from underneath. … It was extensive.” The project took six months of hard work, but it more than paid off. The home, which won Best of Show in the 2016 NARI Fall Home Improvement Showcase, went from dark and closed off to bright, welcoming and contemporary, with beautiful light wood and white cabinetry. The transformation also won CityScene Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award. v Amanda DePerro is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at

It was time to say goodbye to the green carpeted stairs and matching green walls. Collamore Built added more contrast to the stairs, bringing in the black, white and light wood scheme into the railing and steps. The wrought iron balusters added a classy and contemporary look to the staircase, as well as a secret feature that would have thwarted the famed “pivot” scene from Friends: removable staircase railings. “When they first moved into the house, they had to cut off the handrail to get their furniture up the stairs,” says Collamore. “Collaborating very closely with the homeowner, we custom designed and built a completely removable stair rail system that meets code. … We made it a real element.” 30 L u



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The existing kitchen was dark, which made the space feel tight. The dark cabinets were exchanged with white ones and the wood floors replaced. Black countertops add an element of contrast, and stone backsplash keeps the room from being too monochrome. Thanks to the addition of Collamore’s “floating mudroom” and the opening up of the divider between the living room and kitchen, natural light flows easily between the kitchen and living room. The added counter space and extensive cabinetry ensures the Chenes’ storage space necessities are covered.

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In order to keep an open feeling between the kitchen and the living room, Collamore created what he calls a “floating mudroom,” which separates the two spaces without closing either off. “The goal was to give that open concept, and have the better connection between the kitchen and family room especially,” says Collamore. “We had to use some design tricks to make it feel sort of like separate rooms, but still be visually connected.”

The living room was originally a garage, converted to a living room in the ’80s. Before Collamore Built got involved, it still looked too much like a garage. The solution was to completely redo the ceiling, open up the connection to other parts of the home and, in doing those things, make the space feel bigger without adding any square footage. “I really think the transformation of the family room was the most dramatic,” says Collamore. Collamore says Kathy Chene was more involved in the interior design than most other homeowners he has worked with, and her input on the project was welcome. “I think what we ended up with was pretty close to what she originally brought to me,” says Collamore. “I think that collaboration definitely made it a stronger project.”






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he new year doesn’t just bring with it champagne and resolutions. It also means new colors to consider for your home improvement projects. Sherwin-Williams’ 2017 color trends are separated into four groups: Noir, Holistic, Intrepid and Unbounded. Each consists of 10 colors. “The 2017 palette is all about taking a risk … (and) stepping outside your comfort zone,” says Kathleen Horrigan, owner of Westerville-based interior design firm Change My Place. The Noir group is a romantic palette with inspirations by wine-ripe fruits.

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Luxury Living “The colors of Noir are so saturated (that) we would primarily use this color palette in a living space and in master bedrooms,” says Anne Rogers of Lithoplis-based Anne Rogers Interiors. “Since color affects our moods, a heavily saturated accent wall or a beautiful wood fireplace and trim can bring relaxation into the evening after a long day of work.” The Holistic palette is designed to induce a natural feeling. “These colors work very nice in the trending open concept floor plans. Pairing the Acier with the Coral Island, Casablanca and Gale Force creates a nice contrast off of each color,” Rogers says. “You can use the Gray as your flooring or as a nice neutral for the upholstery accenting with the Coral Island. I would use this as multiple colors together, selecting a strong pattern fabric that

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would carry all of these colors, and use them as accent pieces throughout the space.” Rogers credits the Intrepid group for the sense of energy it infuses. “I would use these colors in a fresh Mid-Century Modern décor,” she says. “The use of interesting patterns in fabrics or wallpapers would add interest in any room.” Like Holistic, the Unbounded group also emphasizes the natural beauty of the earth, albeit in different ways. “I am seeing a mix of all of these colors in the beautiful pattern rugs, pillows and fabrics,” says Rogers. “We would use a lot of layering with these colors and we would add a lot of different textures providing a lot of interest to a space.” “The deep, rich, saturated hues are subtly sophisticated and  can take an ordinary space to extraordinary,” Horrigan says. “There is no better way to express your personality than adding color to your space.” v Paige Brown is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at 34 L u



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To Wasabi or Not to Wasabi Unique sake-infused liquor gains a foothold in central Ohio By Garth Bishop Elder Cowboy

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IT HAS INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATION, national origins, statewide distribution

and – as of late 2016 – local production. And it can be part of your Bloody Mary, mule, lemonade or punch variant. It’s Karate Cowboy, a sake-infused liquor available in two flavors: honey wasabi and ginger mint. Karate Cowboy is the brainchild of New Albany resident Mark Tinus. Tinus officially created Revolution Experiment LLC, the company behind Karate Cowboy, in New York, but it was always The Ohio State University graduate’s plan to roll it out in Columbus. First things first: Karate Cowboy is not sake. It’s infused with the traditionally Japanese rice wine, but it’s white whiskey-based grain liquor, not wine. And it’s more suited to shots and cocktails than sipping. The name comes from the “East meets West” nature of the inaugural spirit: Japanese wasabi meets American honey. The flavor, inspired by flavor profiles at popular New York Asian restaurants, is intended to start out sweet and smooth (honey), followed by a burn (wasabi). The mint and ginger, in that order, has a similar effect. Tinus calls it a “truly global product.” “Ultimately, we’re building this company as a string of brands that are very innovative and different,” he says. Tinus started out in the beer world as a brewer for Anheuser-Busch, then got into branding and sales for liquor companies, later working for Heineken as well. When he decided to build his own brand, he didn’t want to explore ground that was already well-trod – vodka, whiskey, rum, etc. “So we came upon sake as a starting point,” he says. Sake, he learned, had appeal, particularly among young audiences. But a lot of people hadn’t tried it and didn’t know where to start. In the surveys Revolution conducted, 90 percent of respondents knew what sake was, but only 6 percent could name a brand. Complicating things further was the fact that a lot of bars didn’t stock sake – in large part, because it’s considered wine, so bars without much (or any) wine to speak of didn’t think it would appeal to customers. Younger customers gravitate more toward shots than wine, anyway, often only encountering sake in bomb form, so it made sense to approach it as liquor, Tinus says. Karate Cowboy was previously manufactured in Louisville, but

• 2 oz. Honey Wasabi Karate Cowboy • ½ oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur • ½ oz. lemon juice • Ginger beer Combine Karate Cowboy, St. Germain and lemon juice over ice. Top with ginger beer and serve. Tinus moved production back to Columbus late this past year. The whiskey comes from Indiana, and the sake from Japan. The past year has been wild, Tinus says, with many of the company’s goals coming to fruition, including moving into markets in Cleveland and Cincinnati and further expanding into Columbus suburbs. Among the local bars and restaurants carrying it are Local Roots in Powell, Flip Side at Easton Town Center, Barrel on High in the Short North, Pigskin Brewing Co. in Gahanna and Zauber Brewing in Grandview Heights. “Karate Cowboy has gone from, essentially, a quirky new-age spin on sake to really pushing new boundaries in the cocktail space,” he says. Among the 100-plus recipes the company has on hand are Wasabi Bloody Mary, Tokyo Mule, Honey Wasabi Cowboy Up, Space Cowboy, Adult’s Orange Julius, Ginger Mint Julep and Jet Puffed Martini, as well as such martial arts-themed options as Throat Punch and Roundhouse Kick. “We’re a brand that is meant to be played with,” Tinus says. CS Garth Bishop is managing editor. Feedback welcome at


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Head for the Hills Mark your calendars for Hocking Hills’ wintertime activities By Hannah Bealer


with warmer weather. Luckily, each year, Ohio’s own Hocking Hills offers cozy cabins, comfort food and an array of outdoor festivals and activities – and 2017 won’t disappoint.

52nd Annual Winter Hike at Hocking Hills

Logan Frozen Festival After the winter hike, attendees will be invited to the Logan Frozen Festival, where there will be about 10 ice carving demonstrations, musical entertainment and, of course, food. The Hocking County Children’s Chorus will perform, as will the senior chorus. The festival was an annual event until 2008. In 2016, it was brought back to life. “It was such a big hit, and everyone came downtown and the kids were having a ball with the carnival games,” Raymore says. “We decided this really needs to happen every year. We also really wanted something to compliment the winter hike.”

Sweetheart Hike Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you and your significant other can head down to Ash Cave for its free Sweetheart Hike on Feb. 11. The hike starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. with refreshments and a warm fire. “We always get a nice flurry of business that comes in to Hocking Hills for the romantic cottage or cabin in the woods,” Raymore says. 42 | January/February 2017

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Of course, the 6-mile winter hike that starts at Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center is always the centerpiece of any winter spent at Hocking Hills. The hike brings in as many as 6,000 people each year, and the location is about 55 miles southeast of Columbus. “There’s always a big bonfire and buses that bring you back to wherever you parked at Old Man’s Cave,” says Explore Hocking Hills Executive Director Karen Raymore. This year, the hike starts at 9 a.m. on Jan. 21, and is free of charge, though commemorative patches and medals are available for purchase. Hikers are encouraged to wear layers and appropriate shoes.

If you’re a birdwatcher, we have owls and hawks and eagles that are much harder to see during the peak season. In the winter, the bird

watching is spectacular.

–Karen Raymore

Winter Hike

The winter season offers affordable rates on lodging, and attracts a huge variety of patrons. Sometimes, a couple or two will come together and rent a cabin, or a group of friends who just want a nearby getaway will do the same. “No matter what your age is, everyone seeks out natural experiences,” Raymore says. “We’re seeing everybody, and every generation. It’s not so much the age that matters, but what gets you excited about going on vacation.” Raymore says that while Hocking Hills is “not Disney World,” the appeal is still vast. “What we are is a genuinely relaxing experience, and you can be as adventurous as you want to be,” she says. January/February 2017 |




“February is such a nice time, and that brings us into March, and we get a lot of families that come in for spring break.” The Sweetheart Hike isn’t just reserved for spouses and significant others; bring along your kids or grandkids.

Comfort Food Cruise This year, Hocking Hills welcomes its fourth Comfort Food Cruise – an opportunity to taste 13 of the region’s best food offerings, such as banana bread French toast from Hocking Hills Diner and or prime rib sliders from Boot Factory Grill. Tickets are $18 per person, and there are six January dates (Jan. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29) to take advantage of the opportunity – unless you can tackle all 13 in one day. For more information, visit CS

Comfort Food Cruise

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Check out High Rock Adventures to make reservations for its wintertime activities, including rock climbing and winter tours. High Rock Adventures also offers zipline reservations.

In January and February, we become a hotbed for photographers. When it snows, everything is very photogenic.

–Karen Raymore


R E L AT E D R E A D I N G ➜ More on the Comfort Food Cruise ➜ Scottish golf in Hocking Hills ➜ Other day trips from Columbus ➜ Inniswood Winter Hike

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Join us on the 4th Annual Comfort Food Cruise through the Hocking Hills. Indulge in twelve different comfort foods served up at twelve inviting local restaurants. Tickets are $18 and $5 of each ticket goes to our local food pantries. Tickets and details are available online at or by calling 1-800-HOCKING. And, while you’re here you will discover the magic of winter in the Hills, the spectacle of waterfalls suspended in frozen animation and kick-back cozy cabins. You’ll find all this and more waiting for you in the Hocking Hills. Ohio’s Natural Crown Jewels. Call or click for your free Visitor’s Guide | 1-800-Hocking |



Shuttered Dreams Woodworker’s abundance of ideas gives her ample inspiration By Kathy L. Woodard

Photo courtesy of Chris Casella


Melinda Rosenberg. Driftwood along the Cape Cod shores, cactus hulls and mesquite in Palm Springs, mulberry branches from North Carolina, a chunk of birch from Michigan, weathered wooden shutters, and furniture parts: All of it can evolve into beautiful works of art. “I am drawn to wood grain, the texture and pattern,” Rosenberg says. “For me, it’s a metaphor that embodies the idea of growth, the life source, a life cycle. I look at wood grain as a kind of marker with each ring of the tree’s growth.” An artist’s eye existed within her from an early age. “I remember when I was about 5 years old, I saw an ellipse in a bowl of fruit on our kitchen table, and then drew what I saw,” Rosenberg says. “I was seeing things I knew others my age didn’t.” Art runs in the family. She describes her mother as “a wonderful watercolorist” and says Melinda Rosenberg her daughter is an artist, too, currently studying ceramics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Rosenberg began working with wood during graduate school at The Ohio State University. She defines herself as a woodworker/painter, and her style as “a bridge between fine art and craft, two- and three-dimensional, conceptual and spiritual, yet playful and contemplative.” Not only does she collect and store pieces of wood in her studio, she dons goggles and safety gear, and does her own cutting, shaping, sanding, staining and painting of the wood pieces that become colorful sculptures. A major influence for Rosenberg was artist Ree Morton, who was drawn to natural elements – and this captivated Rosenberg. “She elevated the ordinary from a simple event of collecting driftwood and rocks with her daughter,” Rosenberg says. “Her work was ordinary and also sublime.” 46 | January/February 2017

Rosenberg taught art for over 30 years, 25 of them at Thomas Worthington High School. She also taught at OSU and, for several months in the 1980s, in Taiwan. But it wasn’t until she retired from Worthington City Schools that Rosenberg began to pursue her dream of creating wood sculptures. “I had made art my whole life before that, but I didn’t have the time then to devote to developing my career,” she says. “I am so grateful now to have this time.” The inspiration for creating a new sculpture comes from Rosenberg’s mind. She admits to having an explosion, even a backlog, of ideas, and wants to get them all out there. Traveling with her husband, Steven, especially to the national parks in the U.S., also inspires her. “I am a big believer in the mind expanding from the benefits of travel,” Rosenberg

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For me, it’s a metaphor that embodies the idea of growth, the life source, a life cycle. I look at wood grain as a kind of marker with each ring of the tree’s growth.

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says. “I am curious and see the beauty, and this helps me respond through my art.” One wood she likes is curly ambrosia maple, characterized by distinct lines that are a result of bugs that once nested within the wood. This wood inspired Love Seat, a piece made from the maple and wood of a discarded Christmas tree, then painted and adorned with fabric from the seat of an old chair. Rosenberg also creates a sculpture series in tribute to a specific look or shape of “found wood,” she says. Her “X Series,” so-named for its X shape, comes from worn shutters and wood of old pieces of furniture. The “Boat Series” consists of long and narrow shaped pieces, indicative of a boat. The “Stick Series” evokes a connection to sensuality and the curvature of the human body, a sense of arms and hands touching. Rosenberg has received numerous honors and awards, including from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts

Council and Columbus Museum of Art. The most recent honor from GCAC is an International Artist Residency in Dresden, Germany for three months in 2017. Rosenberg is one of two recipients and will travel there next summer. There are several local permanent installations of her work, including at The James Cancer Hospital, Nationwide Insurance, Huntington National Bank, Columbus Metropolitan Library South Side and Glimcher Realty Trust. Rosenberg’s work is also on display at Sherrie Gallerie in the Short North and the Richard M. Ross Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University. She is also featured at Circa Gallery in Minneapolis and the Haen Gallery in Asheville, N.C. To learn more about Rosenberg’s work, visit CS Kathy L. Woodard is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at



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Gallery Exhibits The Arts Castle: When Ohio Was Young: New Art & Old Artifacts by the Ohio Pastel Artists League through Jan. 15. Juried High School Exhibit from Jan. 29Feb. 28. Lindsay Gallery: December Group Show – work by Steve Ehret, Amber Groome, Joey Monsoon, Ashley D. Pierce and Meghan Willis – through Jan. 28. ROY G BIV Gallery: Small Works Exhibition, multiple media gallery artists, through Jan. 28. Work by Ellen Xu and Kyle Downs from Feb. 4-25. www.

High Road Gallery & Studios

High Road Gallery & Studios: Taking the High Road – works in pen and ink, polymer clay and pastel by Carol Hershey – from Jan. 1-March 31. www.

Jan. 9-Feb. 10. 20th Annual Juried Student Exhibition from Feb. 17-March 3.

Otterbein University Miller Gallery: Keep on Doing, pattern design, collage and painting by Louise Captein from

Dublin Arts Council: emerging, student artwork from all grades in Dublin City Schools, from Jan. 10-Feb. 17.

The Ohio State University..Faculty Club: CAPtivate, two- and Upper Arlington Conthree-dimensioncourse Gallery: Flight, al mosaic compowork by artists with dissitions made from abilities through the Goodwill Columbus Art bottle caps by artStudio & Gallery, from ist John TaylorJan. 5-25. Elementary Lehem, from Jan. Schools, student artwork Dublin Arts Council 9-March 10. www. from eight local elementary schools, from Feb. 1-24.

Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery

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Hammond Harkins Galleries: 3 Artists – Griffith, Hamilton, Robinson – works by Dennison Griffith, Paul Hamilton and Aminah Robinson – from Jan. 13-Feb. 26. Glass Axis: Fragile Fashion, wearable glass art ranging from jewelry to full-body avant garde outfits, from Jan. 13-March 4. www.

Rivet Gallery: The Visceral Hand, hand-drawn or carved images inspired by social issues, from Jan. 1431. Jung Association Gallery: Small is Beautiful, small works by the members of the Jung Association of Central Ohio, from Jan. 14-March 24. Sherrie Gallerie: Glass vessels and structures by William Ortman from Jan. 22-Feb 28. Studios on High Gallery: Winter LifeWinter Roots, watercolor paintings by Helen Neumann, from Jan. 16-Feb. 27. www. Capital University Schumacher Gallery: The Painted City, work by nine selected central Ohio painters, from Jan. 16-March 24.

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Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery

Ohio Wesleyan University Ross Museum of Art: Accumulated Errors, sculpture by Carol Boram-Hays, from Jan. 17-April 2. Otterbein University Frank Museum of Art: BETWEEN US: Relationship and Identity in Tibetan Contemporary Art, work by traditionally trained and internationally recognized Tibetan artists and brothers Tsherin Sherpa and Tulku Jamyang, from Jan. 26-April 22. Otterbein University Fisher Gallery: Water and Ink Revisited: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Academy, works on paper by faculty members from Otterbein’s two partner schools in China, from Jan. 11-April 30. Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery: Come Along With Me, work exploring the mundane activities of daily life by Ohio Art League members, from Jan. 26-April 15. Ohio Craft Museum: Wounded Warrior Dogs and Faithful Companions, signature wood forms by Jim Mellick, from Feb. 5-March 26. Hayley Gallery: 513 to 614, paintings by Shannon Godby, through Feb. 1. www.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 13, 2017 | 5–8 pm Please join us at the Opening Reception for this year-long celebration in honor of our second decade and the beginning of a new era. Hammond Harkins Galleries ● 641 N. High Street, Columbus, OH ● (614) 238-3000 ●

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Columbus Museum of Art: Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect, an exhibition exploring the architectural work of the leader of the Hudson River School of American landscape painting, through Feb. 12. Graphic Novelist Residency Exhibition: Ronald Wimberly through Feb. 19. Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO through Feb. 26. Dogs, artistic depictions of man’s best friend, through April 23. Bodies@Work: The Art of Ruben

Come Along With Me Curator: Richard Fletcher

and Isabel Toledo through June 18. Shakespeare in Prague: Imagining the Bard in the Heart of Europe – original and reproduction costumes, set and costume renderings, maquettes and models of sets photographs prints and ephemera – from Feb. 10-May 21. Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer from Feb. 10-May 21.



Ohio Art League X Space: Thumb Box,

BULL’S smallEYE worksQUILTS for holiday gifting, through Jan. 27.

Ohio Glass Museum: Totally Tiffin, work by glass artisans in Tiffin factories from 1888-1980, through Aug. 27. www.ohio Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts, machinepieced quilts crafted by 51 artists from all over the world inspired by the innovations of legendary fine art quilt maker Nancy Crow, from Feb. 4-April 23. www.

FEATURED ARTISTS Donald Black Jr Mary Jo S. Bole Peter Clay April Deacon Curtis Goldstein Charisse M. Harris Angela Jann Dan Jian Suzan Kraus Yana Mikho-Misho Sharon Mohler Kellie Morgan Jenniffer Omaitz Boryana Rusenova-Ina Kim Schoel Ann Corley Silverman Adrian Waggoner Kimberly M. Webb

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Wexner Center for the Arts: Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight, work by 101-year-old Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera, and Sarah Oppenheimer: S-337473, an exhibition melding art Ohio with architecture and engineer145 E. Main St. | Lancaster, | 740-681-1423 | ing, from Feb. 4-April 16. Keny Galleries: Pablo Picasso: Select Ceramics and Linocuts; Aminah Robinson: A Special Collection; and Elijah Pierce: Exceptional Bas Relief Carvings from Feb. 10March 31.


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Broad and High – Joseph Lombardo

Every city is unique in its own identity and personality. This invitational exhibition highlights selected Central Ohio painters as they reflect their own styles and communication with the city.

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events Picks&Previews

CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss! Disney on Ice Dream Big

Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms v. Radiohead Jan. 21, 8 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Composer, arranger, producer and songwriter Steve Hackman conducts the symphony through four movements of Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and eight songs from Radiohead’s 1997 album OK Computer.

Shadowbox Live presents Body Heat Jan. 5-March 18 Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St. Shadowbox’s first new show of 2017 presents an ode to sex, love and relationships with its usual blend of sketch comedy and rock ‘n’ roll. Early Music in Columbus presents Twelfth Night Celebration Jan. 6-8 First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St. The Early Interval, central Ohio’s premier early music ensemble, presents its annual Twelfth Night performance. www. 52 | January/February 2017

Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Klezmer Showcase Jan. 13-14 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Guest clarinetist David Krakauer joins the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Jewish folk music. www. Jazz Arts Group presents the Matt Wilson Quartet Jan. 19, 7 and 9 p.m. Copious-Notes, 520 S. High St. Upbeat jazz drummer Matt Wilson and his ensemble perform two shows as part of the Jazz Arts Group Presents series. www.

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ProMusica presents Sibelius and Mendelssohn Jan. 21-22 Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 N. High St., Worthington; Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Rising-star Moldovan violinist joins ProMusica for a show featuring music by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Schubert/Webern and Grieg.


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Opera Columbus presents Mission: Seraglio Jan. 25-29 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Miles Mykkanen performs the role of Belmonte in this version of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, updated to a suave spy story.

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Nat King Cole broke the pop barrier with his smoky, smooth vocals, stringing along a huge number of solid hits right after his first “Straighten Up And Fly Right” soared up the charts in 1943. As a singer, he was called “the best friend a song ever had,” but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Even those later tracks crafted for the pop charts belie a piano technique, vocal phrasings, and on-the-mark orchestration that are indebted to his early roots in jazz. RAMSEY LEWIS and JOHN PIZZARELLI have tailored a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, from his hits along with those singular tracks of sophisticated cool jazz that have influenced their own

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Disney on Ice presents Dream Big Jan. 25-29 Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Eight Disney princesses from Cinderella to Elsa are part of this inspirational ice show. CATCO presents Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Jan. 25-Feb. 12 Studio One, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St. Sherlock Holmes and The 39 Steps converge in this mystery farce based on the classic Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The award-winning Columbus Neighborhoods series is new every week.

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The Jefferson Series: Patrick Kennedy Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island) speaks on mental health, his struggles with addiction and his work to help others overcome it.

Chris Botti

Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents Ella Fitzgerald & the Great Ladies of Swing Feb. 2-5 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. The orchestra’s Swingin’ with the CJO series continues with this show paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and her contemporaries, featuring guest vocalist Marva Hicks and guest bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott.

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BalletMet presents Peter Pan Feb. 10-12 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. The well-known tale of the boy who never wanted to grow up comes to the ballet stage, complete with intricate costumes and soaring acrobatics. www. Kodo

Broadway Across America presents The Bodyguard Feb. 14-19 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. R&B superstar Deborah Cox stars in the Broadway production of the 1992 movie starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, including such songs as “Queen of the Night” and “I Will Always Love You.” CATCO presents Sex with Strangers Feb. 15-March 5 Studio Two, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St. This play follows the meeting and interaction of a successful novelist and an erotica author, each craving something the other has. Jazz Arts Group presents Ladies Sing the Blues: Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance Feb. 18, 8 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. Local female jazz and blues singers put on an evening of music by the likes of Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters. CAPA presents Kodo Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany Japanese taiko drumming group Kodo presents its newest show, Dadan, featuring

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Broadway Across America presents The Little Mermaid Jan. 31-Feb. 5 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. The beloved animated Disney movie becomes a full stage production, featuring all the well-known characters and songs.

a wide variety of drums as well as such instruments as gongs and the grangtang (an Indonesian bamboo instrument). www. Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Chris Botti Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. The No. 1 selling American jazz instrumental artist returns to Columbus to team up with the symphony. www. CAPA presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. This 42-year-old comic male ballet troupe is known for its blend of classic ballet and parody, often featuring men performing traditionally female roles. www.

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Arnold Sports Festival March 2-5 Throughout Columbus The largest multi-sport festival in the world continues to grow as it welcomes 20,000 athletes, more than ever before, and presents new events including lacrosse, yoga, paraplegic powerlifting, a pro strongwoman competition and the results of a physical transformation challenge.


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CRITIQUE With Michael McEwan

The Painter’s Eye Featuring Adoration of the Child by Joos van Cleve

I WAS VERY HAPPY TO BE PART of the Columbus Open Studio and Stage’s inaugural studio tour. Planning is already underway for 2017’s tour, and CityScene Magazine is again slated to be a sponsor. Many of the artists said one of the top questions was about the tools and methods that go into making their work. I also can tell you that more and more people are discovering the pleasures of painting, so I thought I would talk about the craft of painting this year. I will be looking at works from Columbus museums and galleries and asking a number of Columbus artists to tell me about how they create a painting. I chose this artist because he represents a nexus between all painting mediums that had come before. Until the 1400s, all painting mediums were water-based, and the newest technology was the introduction of oil paints. He is also a good example of the “workshop tradition,” in which the crafting of the painting was given particular care. Traditionally, a boy – the business being considered too unseemly for women – would begin working in a studio at a young age, doing the most menial tasks, but learning just the same. After several years, he would move up to the apprentice level. Now, the student is assisting on larger works, and is doing practice work as well. The apprentice might also oversee the younger workers. The apprentice would often strike out for a city such as Rome to study great works from the past. He might also be working in a workshop and honing his skills, the point being to make a “master piece” – a work he could present to the artists’ guild in any given region, to prove his work and imagination were up to the standard of a “master” and he could pursue commissions freely. Joos van Cleve became a free master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1511. He was co-deacon of the guild for several years around 1520, along with presenting pupils between 1516 and 1536. To make this jewel of a painting, he likely used a progression of steps. On a carefully primed wood panel, a precise drawing would be made with ink. This would then be fleshed out using egg tempera paint, mostly in neutral tones. Using the binding power of egg yolk, plus pigment and water, you have a fastdrying paint capable of fine detail. However, it was hard to get deep, rich colors like we see in this painting using egg tempera alone. It was the introduction of linseed and walnut oils in the 15th century that gave artists deeply saturating colors by applying thin layers repeatedly over the egg tempera underpainting.

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Joos van Cleve, Adoration of the Child, circa 1520-1530, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. Gift of Ferdinand Howald.

Van Cleve also is noted in the Antwerp school as using sfumato (smoke-like), a technique for making soft edges and smooth transitions between tones in the manner first suggested by Leonardo da Vinci. CS Michael McEwan teaches oil painting classes in his Summit Street studio. His paintings are available exclusively from Keny Galleries. Learn more at


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