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George Thorogood and the Destroyers ‘Move it on Over’ to 2017 Ohio State Fair By Bob Valasek

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AS THE OHIO STATE FAIR PASSES ITS MIDPOINT this summer, the band responsible for Southern rock hits such as “Bad to the Bone” will bring its blues-tinged rock ‘n’ roll to the Celeste Center. George Thorogood and the Destroyers plays the fair Aug. 2 as part of its Rock Party 2017 Tour. The group has performed upwards of 8,000 shows over the course of its 40-plus year career. The current iteration of the band features Bill Blough on bass, Jim Suhler on rhythm guitar and Buddy Leach on saxophone, all of whom joined between 1976 and 2003. Two of the members are original: Thorogood himself, on vocals and lead guitar, and Jeff Simon on drums and percussion. Together, the band has sold more than 15 million albums – two certified Platinum, six certified Gold. Its bestknown hit was the breakout 1982 track “Bad to the Bone,” though it had several very popular cover songs to its name in the late 1970s and early 1980s. These included “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” originally by John Lee Hooker; “Move it on Over,” originally by Hank Williams; and “Who Do You Love?” originally by Bo Diddley. The band would then continue its chart-placing success through the 1980s and into the early 1990s with tunes such as “I Drink Alone,” “If You Don’t Start Drinkin’ (I’m Gonna Leave)” and “Get a Haircut.”

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Thorogood and the Destroyers embarked on their current tour back in February, and it doesn’t wrap up until late September. For longtime fans, the band promises surprises throughout the show, while those coming to see the band for the first time are advised to “bring (their) dancing shoes and prepare to be entertained,” says Simon. The band’s last studio album was 2120 South Michigan Ave., released in 2011, but Thorogood is releasing his very first solo album this August. Simon believes the solo album, entitled Party of One, will have nothing but a positive impact on the band, insisting it’s just something new for the fans to embrace. The band has no intention of slowing down anytime soon, Simon says. “We still have fun playing. Nobody’s talking about hanging it up. It amazes me to this day that we’ve been able to do it for this long,” he says. “It’s not something to be taken for granted. It’s what you dream about as a kid.” It’s no accident when a band succeeds as long as Thorogood and the Destroyers have, and Simon credits “a good mix and balance of personalities in the band.” Simon and Thorogood’s relationship dates back to childhood. “George’s house was less than a mile from our house. We’d play baseball every 8

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day and come back and listen to music at night,” Simon says. “I knew even back then that George had charisma. I just knew … that something was going to happen with him.” Simon’s youthful intuition was spot on, and as the years have passed, the band members have become more aware of the uniqueness of a music career spanning four decades. As a result, they find themselves wanting to give back. For their current tour, $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Additionally, the band has been involved with the Grammy Awards’ MusiCares Foundation, and Simon personally supports another cause he’s passionate about. “Most of the charity stuff that I do is focused on an arm of the Blues Foundation called the HART (Handy Artist Relief Trust) Fund,” he says. “They raise money and pay for medical and funeral expenses for blues musicians. It’s a cause that I’m really keen on.” The band has also embraced the digital music age. It employs a social media team to help reach fans and get the word out about it’s up to. Even the crew has gotten in on the act, with its own website dedicated to telling their story about life on the road with the band. The site, www.

tonightoncrew.com, is worth a visit simply to view the behind-the-scenes sound check videos. This August’s show will mark Thorogood and the Destroyers’ ninth visit to Columbus. The band’s first show here was in 1981 at the Agora Ballroom, which today is the Newport Music Hall. “It was the 22nd show of our 50/50 Tour,” Simon says. “We played all 50 states in 50 consecutive days. It seemed like a good idea at the time. We did get a lot of good publicity out of it.” That publicity led to popularity, and the band played shows in Columbus at the Mershon Auditorium, Newport Music Hall, Franklin County Veterans Memorial Auditorium and Polaris Amphitheater over the years. It’s been eight years since the group last took the stage in Columbus, performing at the LC Pavilion, now Express Live!. “We’re thankful to be able to come visit Columbus again and hope everybody has a chance to come out and see us,” says Simon. “We’re looking forward to the show.” CS Bob Valasek is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Listen to Your Heart Medical professionals aim to help women protect themselves from heart disease By Lindsey Capritta

HEART DISEASE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in the U.S., occurring in more people than all cancers combined. It is the No. 1 killer of women, causing, on average, a death a minute. Yet, when one looks at the attention paid to heart disease in men, there is comparably little awareness of how it impacts women. “When people think of heart attacks, they think of that Norman Rockwell painting, with the man in the snow clutching his chest,” says Dr. Jayme Rock-Willoughby, a cardiologist with OhioHealth. “There is a stereotype and bias. The focus is on white men, studies have been done on white men. So women and minorities have higher incidents. Female minorities are at the highest disadvantage.” Rock-Willoughby says the problem is a lack of knowledge, which stems from a societal issue. “Look at breast cancer. People think it’s the leading cause of death in women because of the marketing,” says Rock-Willoughby. “They are getting the word out. But there the reverse is true, too. People think that men aren’t affected by breast cancer when they are.” Over the past few years, there has been an increase in spreading awareness for heart disease. In particular, the American Heart Association has been pushing the word out to women, such as with its Go Red for Women campaign. The campaign organizes events, including walks and luncheons, but mainly equips women with information. Generally, people are aware of the common symptoms of a heart attack experienced by a man: a weight on the chest or a tingling in the arm. Women can also experience these symptoms, but often have more subtle signs, too. Women’s symptoms can include shortness of breath, stomach pain, dizziness and even jaw pain. As a result, many women may not be aware they are experiencing a heart attack.

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A patient at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center undergoes a study testing a new device for individuals with diastolic heart failure.

In addition to these symptoms, the cause of the disease can differ between the genders as well. The size and pumping of the right side of the heart is different, which may cause different issues between genders. Difference between the genders can also cause difficulties in recovery, says Dr. Laxmi Mehta, director of the Dr. Jayme Rockwomen’s cardiovascular Willoughby program at The Ohio State University Wexner Center. “Women are more likely to suffer depression, which can affect recovery” says Mehta. “They are less likely to take to rehab, which can worsen their outcomes.” Despite heart disease’s frequency, it is one of the most preventable diseases. “There are factors no one can control, like your sex or your family,” says Rock-Willoughby.


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NEITHER DO WE. “All other risk factors about 82 percent of them are preventable. But there’s a lot of work you have to do.” One of the easiest measures people do not take is to simply seek medical treatment. “People in this nation have no applicability,” says Mehta. “People might hear about this and think, ‘That can’t happen to me.’” “People are afraid of going to the hospital,” says Rock-Willoughby. “They’re afraid of being wrong, of wasting people’s time. It’s okay to be proactive. Don’t be afraid to find an answer.” This occurrence tends to be a bigger issue for women than men, as they are less likely to visit a doctor. “A generalized view is that women take care of others instead of (themselves),” says Mehta. “A woman might force a spouse to see a doctor, but not check in on (herself).” In the end, preventing heart disease comes down to the individual taking the initiative. “An inactive person takes longer to recognize symptoms, while a more active person will pick up on symptoms,” says Mehta. “Knowing your numbers, not smoking, exercising, being proactive will help.” “You know your bodies better than anyone else; you know what’s not normal,” says Rock-Willoughby. “Listen to the body, let the body talk to you.” CS

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THE TERM “BRUNCH” IS THOUGHT TO HAVE ORIGINATED IN BRITAIN in the late

1800s, rising to popularity as an alternative to an early Sunday dinner. The hours after church – or after sleeping in – could be better spent eating out, while the sun still shone, in a casual atmosphere with friends and family. Here in Columbus, brunch retains tremendous popularity, and continues to grow as an option across the restaurant scene. There is hardly a part of town without a spot to stop on a late weekend morning for a twist on an egg sandwich, a colossal serving of French toast or a local cup of coffee paired with a pastry fresh from the oven.

Matt the Miller’s Tavern

At Matt the Miller’s Tavern’s three local restaurants – in Dublin, Grandview Heights and Polaris – Sunday is the day when the brunch buffet lays out all the options. The locally-based chain of neighborhood taverns offers an extensive line-up, including classics such as made-to-order omelets, fresh Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, cinnamon rolls and a wildly popular eggs Benedict. It also offers a set of more standard lunch-type options: a variety of flatbreads, fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, pasta primavera and desserts.  In keeping with its mission to provide something for every audience, Matt the Miller’s has a separate buffet just for kids, equipped with favorites such as chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese. On holiday Sundays, each restaurant presents a Grand Buffet, which supplements the normal brunch options with carving stations, shrimp cocktails, specialty desserts and seasonal chef’s specials. The buffet option makes more sense for Matt the Miller’s than a traditional plated brunch because of the relaxed atmosphere and emphasis on accommodating families, says Jennifer Dring, communications manager for CLB Restaurants. CLB owns Matt the Miller’s, as well as Tucci’s in Historic Dublin. “Sunday brunch, especially when shared with family and friends for either an everyday celebration or a special occasion, is very social, builds community and brings people together over delicious food and drinks,” Dring says.  The restaurants’ chefs can also put together custom brunch dishes according to guests’ tastes. Matt the Miller’s brunch buffet runs 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Highlights of the brunch buffet at Matt the Miller's Tavern

Good Eggs A brunch bounty in the capital city By Celina Nader

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Katalina’s

Signature dishes and an emphasis on local sourcing help the brunch offerings at Katalina’s stand out. The scent of Katalina’s popular Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Bacon, Mazatlan Slow-Roasted Pork-and-Egg Sandwich and piping-hot Pancake Balls wafts down the scenic streets of Harrison West every morning and unites brunch lovers into lines out the door. To keep the line entertained, Katalina’s offers chalk markers for guests to doodle on almost every surface in the café. The tiny space, once a gas station, boasts antique crates stuffed with Mexican sodas, rainbow enamel utensil holders, an expansive patio for al fresco brunching and graffiti from hundreds of happy customers. Customers willing to wait are rewarded with food they can’t get anywhere else: the bacon is lacquered with flavor, the pork is ethically sourced and beautifully tender, and the pancake balls ooze Nutella or local apple butter at the prodding of a fork.

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Owner Kathleen Day makes a point of serving brunch all day, every day. “Unlike breakfast, brunch can be a bit less hurried and relaxed,” Day says. “At Katalina’s, it’s come as you are; just come hungry.” Other unique options include biscuits and veggie sausage gravy, seasoned with North Market Spices sazon and served with two sunny-side up eggs; Southern brown betty biscuit balls, biscuit balls crammed with ham, apple butter and Amish cheddar; Mexican “French” toast, brioche toast made with cinnamon, nutmeg and Mexican chocolate; and breakfast tacos full of house-made chorizo, scrambled eggs, tomatillo, avocado, queso fresco, crema and pico de gallo. Katalina’s is open seven days a week, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. CS Celina Nader is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Tree Amigos Columbus Bonsai Society provides a social outlet to practice the art of bonsai By Emily Hetterscheidt

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The Columbus Bonsai Society's annual show is slated for July 15 and 16 at Franklin Park Conservatory.

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Japanese culture, Columbus has the perfect fix. For 45 years, the Columbus Bonsai Society has acted as an educational resource and a social club for those interested in the art of bonsai. Mark Passerrello, president of the society, says it is better to learn any trade from a skilled practitioner than from a book or the Internet, and the society provides a means to do that. “The Columbus Bonsai Society is an educational and social organization, devoted to spreading knowledge of the hobby, providing instructional resources for members and the general public, and providing friendly fellowship of bonsai growers of all skill levels and experience,” Passerrello says. Bonsai, at its most basic level, is the art of growing miniature trees in a container, but it can be much more complicated than that. The practice relies on a combination of art, craft and science. The group’s monthly meetings include a variety of workshops and offer information and resources for newcomers to the world of bonsai. The group also hosts demonstrations from visiting bonsai masters. While meetings are open to everyone, a membership in the society provides access to more resources and events. Passerrello became interested in bonsai almost 30 years ago. He had a broader interest in plants and gardening, as well as an interest in Japanese culture, and he combined the two to develop his passion for bonsai. “I began, as most people do, with a few plants recommended for beginners and a few books,” Passerrello says. “I have reached a point where I kill far fewer plants than I used to do, and teach classes and lead workshops that students say are helpful and interesting.” The group has about 60 members and holds meetings on the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. All events and meetings are open to the public and take place at the Franklin Park Conservatory or at Oakland Nursery locations. The group also holds an annual show at Franklin Park Conservatory, which this year is slated for July 15 and 16. CS


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Presenting the winners of our 2017 CityScene readers’ poll Best Hometown Mascot

Brutus Buckeye (OSU) The photos here and on the cover are only a fraction of the amazing photos we got of Brutus Buckeye. We still can’t figure out how he manages to stand on his head.

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Arts & Entertainment Best Suburban Art Gallery Dublin Arts Council As impressive as the Dublin Arts Council’s exhibitions are – Community In-Between, which opens Aug. 8, looks to offer a fascinating perspective on the local Somali community – don’t forget about its Sundays at Scioto summer concert series, which has five remaining shows this season. Wexner Center for the Arts

Best Urban Art Gallery Wexner Center for the Arts The Wexner Center for the Arts is much more than just a gallery, of course – witness its film series, performing arts


Picnic with the Pops

Best Interactive Arts Activities

Best Theater Troupe

Best Summer Concert Series Picnic with the Pops We can’t prove it scientifically, but we’d be willing to bet last year’s next-level Nelly show helped propel Picnic with the Pops to victory here.

COSI “Interactive” is the name of the game at COSI, which is winning this category for the fourth year in a row thanks Wicked to educational 3-D films, the largest planetarium in the state and any number of exciting exhibitions.

Shadowbox Live You can’t point to just one show on Shadowbox Live’s 2016-17 line-up as the differencemaker in this category, but you have to think its smash hit Evolutionaries, a tribute to Prince and David Bowie, had a big impact.

Best Sporting Event Experience OSU Buckeyes It’s not exactly a surprise that the uber-popular Buckeyes won this category, but give credit to the Blue Jackets and the Clippers, who put up the best fight.

Best 2016 Arts Performance Broadway Across America presents Wicked Well, it looks like Wicked remains “Popular” in Columbus. (See what we did there?)

Best 2016 Concert Garth Brooks at the Schottenstein Center When a visiting musician has a street named in his honor, one can see how he might capture enough hearts and minds to win recognition for his show.

Photos courtesy of Jeffrey S. Hall Photography (Brutus Buckeye), Katie Spengler (Wexner Center for the Arts), Randall L. Schieber (Picnic with the Pops), Joan Marcus (Wicked), Buzz Crisafulli (Shadowbox Live) and the Schottenstein Center (Garth Brooks)

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Best Suburban Arts Festival Best Annual Event for Out-of-Towners Best Ethnic Festival Dublin Irish Festival With a total of three wins this year, it’s clear readers continue to hold a special reverence for this massive celebration of Irish culture, which celebrates its 30th year this August.

Best Artistic Director Stev Guyer Shadowbox Live You don’t run one of central Ohio’s most popular and innovative theater companies for more than 20 years without earning yourself some fans.

People Best Face of Columbus

Jack Hanna Once again, Jack Hanna takes top honors among Columbus’ most recognizable faces, though Urban Meyer gets closer and closer every year.

Best Civic Leader John Kasich A lot of people outside Ohio have learned John Kasich’s name over the last couple of years, but everyone here knows it well – enough to put him at the top of our readers’ lists. Jack Hanna

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Best Hometown Athlete Archie Griffin No surprises here; one of Buckeye Nation’s most beloved figures takes the crown this year, though he had to fend off a strong challenge from Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

Festivals & Events Best Spot to Spend New Year’s Eve Hollywood Casino Not only is it the largest Vegas-style casino in Ohio – featuring more than 2,200 slots, 70 table games and 34 poker tables – Hollywood Casino is also the place to be to count down the new year.

Best Downtown Columbus Festival Red, White & Boom! The Columbus Arts Festival came within a hair of winning this category, but in the end, it was the biggest fireworks display in Ohio at the top of the heap. 20

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Best Local Tour Gallery Hop The monthly Short North tradition that is Gallery Hop put on a strong showing in this new category, but for a high-performing annual event, check out Columbus Open Studio and Stage, which returns Oct. 7 and 8 for its second year.

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Best Food-Themed Festival Jazz & Rib Fest The food and music capture the most eyeballs (and taste buds and eardrums), but there are also vendors, children’s entertainment and the annual Color Run to enjoy.

Best Drink-Themed Festival Grove City Town Center Wine and Arts Festival This year marked the seventh anniversary for the Wine and Arts Festival in Grove City Town Center, and featured more than 20 wineries, including Grove City’s own Plum Run Winery and attached Grove City Brewing Company.

Best Suburban Fourth of July Celebration Dublin The big Independence Day celebration that in years past has featured the likes of Pat Benatar, Smokey Robinson and Huey Lewis & the News will be headlined this year by Peter Frampton.

Best Ethnic Festival Food

Best Charitable Gala Zoofari Adults get the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium all to themselves, and more than 100 restaurants are on hand to offer samples and drinks, meaning this event would be a draw even if it weren’t a major fundraiser for the zoo.

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Drinks & Dining Best New Restaurant (since March 2016) Harvest Pizzeria (Dublin) With existing locations in German Village and Clintonville, the addition of a Dublin restaurant suggests that Harvest Pizzeria won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

Best Barbecue Best Catering – Business Lunch

Best Organic Dining Northstar Café Northstar Café is all about organic, hormone-free and locally grown, and as of this spring, it has four locations in central Ohio to offer those things; the Westerville restaurant is now open.

Best Food Coma Potential Best Pies

City Barbeque Clearly, readers love our local chain for its smoked meats, hardy sides and smotherworthy sauces. Thus, the multiple awards, including Best Barbecue for the fifth year in a row.

Der Dutchman One look at Der Dutchman’s buffet, and you’ll see why it took home Best Food Coma Potential. Especially if it’s the breakfast buffet you look at.

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Tommy’s Pizza and Subs Tommy’s Pizza – with locations in Dublin, Upper Arlington and the University District – was No. 1. Tammy’s Pizza, in Grove City, was No. 2. Too bad there’s not a Timmy’s Pizza.

Best Authentic Sushi Akai Hana It’s no surprise Akai Hana took the best authentic sushi category this year; its skilled sushi chefs have been serving elegantly arranged creative dishes since 1986. For even more authenticity, fish directly from Japan is available.

Milestone 229 The only problem with the view at Milestone 229 is that you have to look past whatever top-notch food and drink you ordered to appreciate it. Mmm, Homer’s French Toast…

Best Business Lunch Best Place to Drink Your Brunch Best Family Brunch Matt the Miller’s Tavern Take a look at pg. 12 for a closer look at what Matt the Miller’s Tavern brings to the (brunch) table.

Best Restaurant to Take Out-of-Towners To Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus Given its renown, this category is Schmidt’s to lose in any given year. But Lindey’s, the Pearl and Northstar Café all made a run at this one.

Cameron Mitchell Premier Events It makes sense that the caterer responsible for events at the Columbus Museum of Art and the Ivory Room at Miranova would be a top choice for high-end catering.

Best Appetizer Options Marcella’s Ristorante That’s a popular meatball.

Best Bar/Restaurant for Live Music Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza Performers in July include Deuce ‘n a Quarter, fo/mo/deep, Bill Dutcher and Urban Jazz Coalition. 24

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Best Cakes/Cupcakes Capital City Cakes It’s another impressive showing for this Grove City bakery, which has won awards for us before, but takes home Best Cakes for the first time this year.

Best Chocolate Treats Anthony-Thomas Candy Company What? You still haven’t gone on a tour of the Anthony-Thomas factory? Well, get on that, then.

Best Retail Wine Selection Best Retail Beer Selection Giant Eagle Market District These two categories are often winners for Giant Eagle Market District, which works hard to offer an impressive selection at all its locations. Pour one out for the dearly departed the Andersons, though, which put on a strong showing in advance of its June closing.

Give credit to Westerville’s Pure Roots Boutique, though, which was within a few votes of the top spot.

Best Hometown Product Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams The new additions for summer at Jeni’s include hard cider sorbet, cream puff ice cream and peach lassi buttermilk frozen yogurt. It was a bad idea to write this section before lunchtime.

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Best Unique Farmers’ Market Experience

The Morgan House We had a lot of nominees for this category, and it was the impressively eclectic gift shop at the Dublin-based Morgan House that captured our readers’ hearts.

North Market Farmers’ Market Being connected to the North Market, and being organized by it rather than by a city or other municipal organization, helped set the North Market’s farmers’ market apart.

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Health, Wellness & Giving Best Spa Day Out The Woodhouse Day Spa It’s five in a row for the Woodhouse Day Spa, which always puts up a strong showing when central Ohio residents are asked where they prefer to relax.

Best Gym/Fitness Center Programming Dublin Community Recreation Center The reputation of Dublin’s rec center extends well beyond the city’s borders, allowing it to beat out a number of local and national chains with gyms in central Ohio.

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Best Overall Fitness Event Arnold Sports Festival This year, the Arnold Sports Festival hit a record of about 20,000 athletes from 80 nations in 70 sports and events.

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Variety and versatility seem to be on trend this year in outdoor kitchens. Many include both a gas grill and a smoker or kamado-style grill. This gives the cook options and emphasizes that the outdoor kitchen can be just as versatile as its indoor counterpart. An outdoor kitchen certainly needs to be equipped with weatherproof storage space. Though many people are familiar with stainless steel appliances in their homes, fewer are privy to stainless steel outdoor cabinets. Some homeowners are even using powder-coated metal cabinets outside, which allow them to choose from more colors and textures like faux wood. Photo courtesy of GreenScapes Landscape www.luxurylivingmagazine.com

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Though the couple liked to keep an eye on her while she played, splitting a living room between an adult area and a child’s playroom was posing a challenge. “We like entertaining and having friends and neighbors over, and we wanted a little entertainment/bar area,” says Liz. “We were using the playroom.” The solution for Epic and the Matolas was to renovate their Dublin basement to create two separate spaces that were also open to each other. The Matolas wanted to keep the adult entertainment area near their daughter’s, but still needed their own space. Now, upon coming down the stairs into the basement, Brianna has her own space, and Liz and Jordan have their own. But neither party is separated from the other. On the left is a seating area for the Matolas’ adult friends to drink and socialize, and on the right is Brianna’s space for tinkering, learning and tea parties. Between the two areas is a beautiful, modern bar and a spectacular, glowing – yes, literally glowing – wine cellar. Now, when asked which part of the basement is her favorite, Liz has a hard time deciding. “We use it quite a bit,” she says. “We do movie night down there and just to watch TV. Brianna and I go down there and play.” v

Before the renovation, the Matolas had a hard time finding space for adult and child guests. Now, finding a place for storage without cluttering living space is a nonissue. There’s even space to store Brianna’s bounce house, and blow it up in the basement in the winter.

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Many pieces of the Matolas’ basement are eye-catching, but perhaps the most striking feature of all is the new wine cellar. With barn wood framing and stone on the outside, the cellar is a mix of rustic and contemporary. A window and glass double doors make it a focal point of the basement, but what really sets it off is the RGB LED lighting, making it truly pop. And, for the 4-yearold, being able to change the colors on the inside adds a playful component.

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“I knew I wanted it lit up somehow, and (Epic) had suggested the LED lighting,” says Liz. “We can change it to whatever color we want, and my daughter loves changing the light.”

Cool tones and cozy spaces typically don’t mix, but Epic brought the two together masterfully in the Matolas’ sitting area. Now, Liz says the family enjoys movie nights and watching TV together in the basement, away from distractions upstairs. www.luxurylivingmagazine.com

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Luxury Living Every good entertaining space needs a bar, and this bar by Epic is the perfect entertainment spot. With enough room for a group to stand around and even more room behind the bar for the bartender, Brianna’s friends will likely enjoy sitting at the bar for snacks just as much as their parents. Liz particularly enjoys the waterfall bar. The clean angles and beautiful wood make it an attention-grabbing piece of craftsmanship.

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With a bar, wine cellar, seating area, kids’ playroom and bathroom, the Matolas don’t have to stray far from their basement for anything. The cool whites and light browns in the bathroom play off of the colors in the bar and seated area, making the basement a large, cohesive space.

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Wake Up Call Bourbon makes itself a big part of the brunch menu By Jake Nerone AT COLUMBUS RESTAURANTS OFFERING BRUNCH, bourbon is joining

bacon, eggs and coffee on the morning menu. It’s certainly not the only spirit being incorporated into brunch drinks – not by a long shot – but it’s part of some of the most interesting imbibe-ables.

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One such creation is the Bourbon. Bacon. Beautiful., available at the Pearl in the Short North. “The Bourbon. Bacon. Beautiful. is a combination of fat-washed bourbon, a grapefruit shrub, lemon juice and Ohio maple syrup, then garnished with a piece of candied bacon,” says bartender Patrick Thompson. “It’s really cool when it goes out to a table. People look at it like, ‘Oh my gosh, there’s a piece of bacon floating in my drink.’ … You don’t see bacon floating in a cocktail very often.”

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A few miles south, in the Brewery District, the star of the brunch drink menu at Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant is also a bourbon showcase: the Basil Blackberry Bourbon Smash. “The basil we use is fresh, as are the blackberries. It’s muddled; all our drinks have hand-squeezed juices, so they’re freshly juiced, which makes a difference in the taste of the drinks,” says manager Kate Cameron. “And it’s really good because, if you’re a bourbon drinker it still tastes like bourbon. It’s not overwhelmed with the other ingredients.” CS Jake Nerone is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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The Pearl and the Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant were two of the top placers in our Best of the ’Bus category “Best Place to Drink Your Brunch.” The category was won by Matt the Miller’s Tavern, featured on pg. 24. Other top finishers included 101 Beer Kitchen, Hofbrauhaus, Shadowbox Live, Union Café and Local Cantina.

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Come Sail Away Nautical adventures are just the tip of the Annapolis iceberg By Michelle Jacobson REFERRED TO AS THE SAILING CAPITAL OF THE U.S., Annapolis, Md. offers visitors a waterfront playground with a shoreline that stretches 533 miles. Not only are there countless attractions on both land and sea, but the city is rich with historic sights, making it the perfect destination for any type of traveler.

Indulge in History The U.S. Naval Academy One of Annapolis’ longest-standing institutions, the U.S. Naval Academy showcases exhibits for guests that illustrate the history and power of our country’s navy. The museum is open daily and is free to the public. If visitors come on a weekday during the academic year, they may be able to witness the 4,000-member Brigade of Midshipmen assemble before going in for lunch. Historic London Town and Gardens Take a stroll through history along the paths of this 23-acre park and discover the stories of some of the area’s earliest settlements. The Historic London Town is located across the South River and features archeology and horticulture. The only remaining historical structure on site is the William Brown House, which was built as an upscale tavern in 1760. Maryland State House Years of history lie within the walls of the Maryland State House, including the official mark of the end of the Revolutionary War. 42

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The public is welcome inside the State House every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can come for a self-guided tour to catch a glimpse of the room where George Washington declared the resignation of his military commission to the Continental Congress.

Engage in Arts and Culture Annapolis Shakespeare Company The Annapolis Shakespeare Company is the premier professional theater company in the area. Throughout its year-long season, the company entertains audiences with Shakespeare and other well-known classic productions. Among this summer’s shows are The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Tempest and Alice and the Book of Wonderland. Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery Community and artistry come together at the Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John’s College. The gallery presents traveling exhibitions, as well as work by community and regional artists. Visitors of all ages are welcome to experience the museum’s art through engagement, discussion and viewing. There are also various programs held at the gallery including opening receptions, discussions with curators and collectors, and creative workshops.

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Annapolis Arts District Stretching from Church Circle to the Westin Annapolis Hotel, the Arts District turns art into an experience for every visitor. Dozens of restaurants, art galleries and music venues are located here. Those venues offer guests an opportunity to indulge in the arts with painting classes, gallery sales and annual events.


Get Out on the Water Annapolis Electric Boat Rentals Become the captain of your own sea voyage with Electric Boat Rentals. Visitors can rent their own private boat, which seats up to 10 passengers, to tour the city, capture sites of wildlife and relax on the water. Schooner Woodwind Boat and Breakfast This yacht is a bed and breakfast on the water. Guests will climb aboard the 75-foot sailing yacht that accommodates up to four couples. The voyage begins with a two-hour sunset sail on the Chesapeake Bay, followed by dinner at one of Eastport’s best restaurants. In the morning, passengers awaken to a speciallyprepared breakfast. Family Fishing Adventures The U.S. Coast Guard invites family members to come aboard the vessel for an interactive fishing quest on the Chesapeake Bay. Passengers will learn how to fish, crab and preserve the bay throughout the one hour and 45-minute trip.

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Sailor Oyster Bar The chefs at Sailor Oyster Bar prepare more than 80 different types of oysters – no oven required. Everything at this restaurant is created by hand with the aid of only a blowtorch and a toaster oven. All of the menu items are fresh and locally sourced, and each cocktail drink is served with a rum base to reflect the sailorthemed restaurant.

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Chick and Ruth’s Delly Keeping it original has proven to be a huge success for Chick and Ruth’s Delly as it has served countless customers for 50-plus years. Each loaf of bread, pie and doughnut is made fresh on-site every day. The Delly’s long-standing traditions continue with the Pledge of Allegiance recited daily, whimsical magic tricks and old-fashioned milkshakes.

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Dinner Under the Stars The first block of West Street, located in the center of Arts District, transforms into a European-style, open-air café. Every Wednesday, from May 31 until the middle of September, participating restaurants set up tables on the streets for guests to dine beneath and canopy and lights. There is also live music for visitors to enjoy. CS Michelle Jacobson is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Design Ev’ry Mount Reimagining Columbus’ skyline is just one endeavor of photographer Larry Hamill By Valerie Mauger

FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER LARRY HAMILL, 67, seeing the world around him is an inspiration in itself. One day, when Hamill was in junior high, he read a book that described how to create a carbon arc. “It’s literally what they used to use in movie projectors and in searchlights that would go for miles,” says Hamill. Hamill’s seventh-grade self decided to create an arc of his own, and while the experiment was successful, it had some unexpected consequences. “I was down in the basement and my parents were away and I had this giant light going,” he says. “The next day, I woke up and I couldn’t see.” His mother rushed him to the hospital, where a doctor bandaged his eyes and reassured him that they would recover. When his sight returned five days later, Hamill remembers feeling very fortunate to be able to continue his passion. “I was going, ‘Whoa, I just totally blew one of the most important things to me: Seeing things and creating artwork,’” says Hamill. This experience has stayed with Hamill over his many years as an artist, inspiring him to keep creating and experimenting, though usually under safer circumstances. After graduating with a degree in painting and drawing from The Ohio State University, he saved up money for a camera and started teaching himself photography. He started his own business, Larry Hamill Photography, and has been producing corporate and industrial images for over 25 years. But that doesn’t mean he has no time for more creative endeavors. “I shoot commercially to buy myself time to do more paintings and artwork and experimental photography,” says Hamill. “So when I’m not shooting commercially, I’m shooting for the fun of it.” Hamill works on his creative images at his studio in German Village, which he has occupied for 40 years. His artwork varies dramatically in form and style, depending on what inspires him at a particular moment. He’s also constantly experimenting, just as he did in junior high. His diverse portfolio of creative work includes computer-rendered 3D imagery, both aerial and infrared photography, and many different styles of painting and drawing. Though he spends an immense amount of time creating artwork, most of his pieces are made just for the fun of it.

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“I’ve got a whole series of 8’ by 10” paintings I’ve been doing for 20 years. At this point, it’s 10 inches high by 192 yards long. (…) It’s over 800 canvases,” says Hamill. “I don’t paint them to sell them and hardly anybody’s seen these. I’m just doing different techniques. It’s like exploring with the 3-D but with different paints and gels, and it goes from realistic images to really abstract images to sequences of loads of color.” One of Hamill’s longest-standing projects showcases his passion for mixing abstraction and realism by layering images in Adobe Photoshop. This is the main theme of Hamill’s Columbus Poster Calendar, which he has produced for 27 years. The calendar is filled with impossible images of Columbus, often featuring local faces and distant mountains. Though Hamill loves his hometown, he has always wished there were peaks behind the Columbus skyline. As it turns out, the search for Columbus’ fabricated mountains has been a fantastic excuse for some amazing road trips. “Each year, I’d try to figure out a place where I could go and get mountains to put behind Columbus,” says Hamill. “That was kind of a rationalization, and it was a good experience. It might take me days of driving until I found the right light or mountain range.”

Hamill has received grants for fine artwork from the Ohio Arts Council. His art and photography have won many awards over the years, both locally and internationally. Just last year, he won second place in the working helicopter category of Vertical Magazine’s photo contest. He was also the keynote speaker at the Photographic Society of New Zealand’s annual convention. Hamill’s professional photography can be found at www.larryhamill.com. His photography and travel blog can be found at larryhamillphotography.wordpress.com, and his Facebook page has featured a new image every day for the last eight years. CS Valerie Mauger is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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ing of Brewery District restaurant and bar Copious, insisted she showcase her paintings in the new establishment. She jumped at the opportunity, sold several pieces and was then asked to be Copious’ curator. She tries to get a wide variety of artistic styles into the venue and is drawn to younger, less established artists in the area. One of her favorite aspects of working as curator is having the opportunity to meet other artists and learn about their experiences and their artistic expression. De La Presle teaches an abstract art class for adults every Thursday afternoon at the Art with Anna Studio in Bexley. She encourages her students to embrace a childlike fearlessness because many come in without the confidence to express their emotion with paint. “We all have a talent inside of us. We are all artists,” de La Presle says. “Just like when you were in kindergarten, I want you to try all the brushes. I want you to use all sorts of brush strokes.” CS Jenny Wise is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

By Jenny Wise ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD have flocked to Paris throughout history, but for one Parisian artist, the script has flipped. Isaure de La Presle left Paris with the hope of finding community and growth in Columbus’ growing art scene. She creates abstract art, in which she draws inspiration from emotion, nature and

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even physical inanimate objects. She also works with faux and landscape painting, as well as with etching and wall deco effect. A great deal of her creation process stems from color choice and the psychological connection between color and emotion. “I pick and choose different colors … knowing that they are always linked to a passage of impression from an emotion, from nature, as well as from objects that retained enough of my attention to explore their interactions of shapes and colors,” says de La Presle. De La Presle was born in Paris and spent her childhood drawing and taking art classes. She moved to the U.S. for her adolescent and high school years, but eventually returned to Paris to get a degree in graphic design. Though she took some time off to be with her family, de La Presle was inspired to pursue a career as an artist after seeing a friend, and fellow mother, balance the duties successfully. She went back to school to study decorative arts and eventually went on to earn a master’s degree in fine arts from L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Versailles. Terry Turner, a friend of de La Presle’s who happened to be involved in the open-

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Gallery Exhibits Griffin Gallery at Creekside: Into the Sun, contemporary realist paintings by Wray Clifford, through July 12. www. griffingalleryatcreekside.com OSU Urban Arts Space: Engineering Utopia, showcasing the interaction between artists and engineers with focus on collaborations at The Ohio State University, through July 15. The Waiting Room: Reenactments from a Life, installation of Jim Rubino’s mechanized moving artwork, through July 25. uas.osu.edu

Dublin Arts Council

Sherrie Gallerie: Three Masters in Porcelain by Curtis Benzle, Thomas Hoadley and Jennifer McCurdy through July 16. Ceramics by Calvin Ma from July 23Sept. 2. www.sherriegallerie.com Angela Meleca Gallery: Melancholia, new works by Sean Foley, through July 22. www.angelamelecagallery.com

Sherrie Gallerie

High Road Gallery and Studios: Village Inspirations, works by members of the German Village Art League, through July 22. www.highroadgallery.com

Studios on High Gallery: Fusion of Earth’s Elements, currents and textures of the natural world by Teda Theis, through July 26. www.studiosonhigh.com

Lindsay Gallery: Paintings by Joey Monsoon through July 22. www.lindsay gallery.com

Dublin Arts Council: Southern Exposure: Photography of the Rural South, Barbara Breen’s black-and-white photography of

natural landscapes and unique architecture in the south, through July 28. www. dublinarts.org Cultural Arts Center: …of space and blood…, oil paintings of space and biology by Amandda Tirey, through July 29. www. culturalartscenteronline.org July 2017 | cityscenecolumbus.com

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Gallery 22: Work by Mac Worthington from July 7-Aug. 22. www. gallery22.net

Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery

Ohio Art League X Space: Efflorescent, a multimedia exhibition by Britny Wainwright, through July 29. www.oal.org Wexner Center for the Arts: Gray Matters, featuring 37 contemporary women artists practicing the art of grisaille, the French term for working in shades of gray, through July 30. www.wexarts.org Muse Gallery: Work by Robert LivseyWells, Yuri Darash and Xanda McCagg on display at the Hilton Columbus Downtown through July 30. www.amusegallery.com ROY G BIV Gallery: Works by Lindsey Dezman and Sarah Goetz from July 1-31. www.roygbivgallery.org Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery: Flux, works by Joseph Van Kerkhove and Karen Kowalski, from July 3-Aug. 18. www.uaoh.net

Open Door Art Studio and Gallery: All You Can Eat, culinarythemed artworks featuring Open Door artists’ favorite foods, from July 8-28. www.opendoorart studio.org Jung Association GalThe Ohio State University Faculty Club lery: In the Moment, quilts by Linda Gray, from July 8-Sept. 23. www.jungcentralohio.org McConnell Arts Center: Textured abstract paintings by Ed Phillips through Ohio Craft Museum: For the Table, func- Aug. 13. www.mcconnellarts.org tional ceramics from 30 artists featured alongside contemporary quilts, from July Hawk Galleries: The State of Glass Art, 9-Aug 20. www.ohiocraft.org featuring 16 artists from The Ohio State University Glass Program, through Aug. The Ohio State University Faculty Club: 20. www.hawk galleries.com Full Frontal and Other Works, drawings and oil paintings by Ruth Gless, from July 10- Marcia Evans Gallery: Summer Show of Sept. 1. www.ohio-statefacultyclub.com Abstracts II, featuring eight abstract artHammond Harkins Galleries: Gallery artist group show from July 14-Aug. 20. www.hammondharkins.com Keny Galleries: Contemporary Ohio Landscapes – featuring such artists as Eric Barth, Alan Gough, Michael McEwan and Stephen Pentak – from July 21-Aug. 31. www.kenygalleries.com

Ohio Craft Museum

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery: OHIO: The Start of it All, original children’s book illustrations from the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum Collection, from July 27-Oct. 14. www.riffegallery.org

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Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: Three Voices: Conversations on Life and Conflict, featuring work by Judy Brandon, Leslie Shiels and Carol Snyder, through Aug. 13. www. decartsohio.org

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Original Children’s Book Illustrations celebrating the great state of Ohio from the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum Curated by Dan Chudzinski, Mazza Museum

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Art Access Gallery: Funky Figures by Paul-Henri Bourguignon, Darren Haper and Pierre Soufflet, and Sculpture by Barry Gunderson and Johan P. Jonsson, through Aug. 31. www.artaccessgallery.com

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ists, through Aug. 28. www.marciaevans gallery.com

Columbus Museum of Art: Red Horizon: Contemporary Art and Photography in the USSR and Russia, 1960 – 2010 through Sept. 24. MOTION, works from various artists depicting movement, through 2018. Greater Columbus: The 2017 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Awards Exhibition from July 13-Nov. 26. Chagalls at CMA from July 21-March 11. Sydney Chafetz: Poets and False Prophets from July 24-Dec. 3. www. columbusmuseum.org

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CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss! 1970s pop band PopGun on July 23 and a capella songsters Six Appeal on July 30. www.dublinarts.org Red, White & Boom! July 3, noon-11 p.m. Downtown Columbus Ohio’s biggest fireworks show returns for another year, preceded by a parade, a chilPicnic with the Pops dren’s park, radio and TV broadcasts, and a long list of musical performances, and followed by an after party. Picnic with the Pops: Patriotic Pops www.redwhiteandboom.org July 1, 8 p.m. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Harmony Project present an eve- presents Summer Night Music ning of patriotic favorites and a firework July 7, 13, 27 McConnell Arts Center, display. www.columbussymphony.com 777 Evening St., Worthington; Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. CAPA Summer Movie Series This new summer indoor Columbus July 1-30 Symphony Orchestra concert series Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Films set for the Ohio Theatre’s big features A Summer Serenade July 7 at screen in July include Thoroughly Modern the McConnell Arts Center, A Little Millie, The Shining, Indiana Jones and the Night Music July 13 at the Southern Last Crusade, Beetlejuice, South Pacific, The Theatre and Rossen Conducts Mozart! Right Stuff and To Kill a Mockingbird. www. July 27 at the Southern Theatre. www. columbussymphony.com capa.com Sundays at Scioto July 2-30 Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr., Dublin The final shows of the Dublin Arts Council’s 2017 Sundays at Scioto season feature contemporary Celtic group Dulahan on July 2, reggae ensemble the Ark Band on July 9, classic country outfit the Malpass Brothers on July 16, 60

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Ohio Wine Festival July 7-9 North Market, 59 Spruce St. Wineries from all over Ohio bring their best to the North Market for its annual celebration of vineyards statewide, also featuring culinary demonstrations, food sampling and live entertainment. www. northmarket.com

Picnic with the Pops: Remember When Rock Was Young July 8, 8 p.m. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. Craig A. Meyer, a.k.a. “Almost Elton John,” joins the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for an evening of favorites by the singer of “Your Song,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocket Man” and “Crocodile Rock,” among others. www.columbussymphony.com Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music & Arts Festival July 8-9 Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville The 44th annual Music & Arts Festival offers more musicians and entertainers than ever, as well as food trucks, children’s entertainment and a long line-up of artists. www.westervillechamber.com CAPA presents Mom’s Night Out: Summer Break Tour July 11, 8 p.m. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, stars of the popular web video series #IMomSoHard, bring their show to Columbus. www.capa.com Ohio Wine Festival


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Classic Auto Show & Cruise-in July 13-15 Metro Center, 555 Metro Pl. N., Dublin The Arthritis Foundation of Central Ohio celebrates 35 years of its hugely popular fundraiser, featuring a massive classic car show as well as local food, a beer garden and performances by Phil Dirt & the Dozers as well as Elvis tribute artist Mike Albert. www.arthritis.org/ohio JazZoo: Sing, Sing, Swing July 14, 8 p.m. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell Guest vibraphonist Chuck Redd joins the Columbus Jazz Orchestra for an evening of songs by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and more. www.jazz artsgroup.org Picnic with the Pops: A Symphonic Night of Hip Hop featuring Common July 15, 8 p.m. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. After the smashing success of last year’s Picnic with the Pops show featuring Nelly, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra brings in Common (“The Light,” “Come Close,” “Universal Mind Control”) for move orchestral hip-hop. www.columbus symphony.com

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Roger Waters July 20, 8 p.m. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Former Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters performs solo tunes new and old, as well as Pink Floyd material. www. nationwidearena.com

Picnic with the Pops: Three Dog Night July 22, 8 p.m. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. Classic rock ensemble Three Dog Night, known for such tunes as “Mama Told Me Not to Come” and “Joy to the World,” performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. www.columbussymphony.com

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus presents The Emperor of the Moon July 20-Aug. 6 Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St. Science fiction and commedia dell’arte come together in this 1660 comedy by top female playwright Aphra Behn. www. theactorstheatre.org

Ohio State Fair July 26-Aug. 6 Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave. Rides, shopping, livestock competitions, education stations, exhibitions and a parade highlight the 2017 Ohio State Fair. July concerts feature McGuffey Lane and other Ohio-born musicians July 26, Kidz Bop July 27, jazz musicians including Rick Braun and Kirk Whalum July 28, Alabama July 29, Gabriel Iglesias July 30, and For King & Country July 31. www.ohiostatefair.com

JazZoo: The Ultimate American Songbook July 21, 8 p.m. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell Vocalists Kelly Crum Delaveris and Peggy Kriha Dye and xylophonist Ian Finkel are all featured in this Columbus Jazz Orchestra showcase of pieces by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. www.jazzartsgroup.org

Picnic with the Pops: The Ohio State University Marching Band July 28-29, 8 p.m. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. The 2017 Picnic with the Pops season closes, as it always does, with a two-night showcase of the Best Damn Band in the Land. www.columbussymphony.com

Brew Hop July 29, 6-8 p.m. Brewery District Local restaurants and bars welcome visitors and offer samples of beers from central Ohio breweries, as well as visual and performing artists, at this new monthly event. www.columbusbrewerydistrict.com Mark your calendar for the brand-new Brewery District Festival on Aug. 12. See our August issue for more details.

SAVE THE DATE! Dublin Irish Festival Aug. 4-6 Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Pkwy., Dublin The largest three-day Irish festival in the world celebrates 30 years with its always-impressive line-up of Irish food, beverage tastings, Celtic sports, a 5K, a marketplace, children’s entertainment, storytelling, genealogy and a vast assortment of dance and musical performances. www.dublinirishfestival.org

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The Painter’s Eye Featuring Untitled (Urban Scene) by Hughie Lee-Smith “REALIST IN AGE OF ABSTRACTION”

is one of those chestnuts that gets hauled out on a regular basis, when a painter who happens to be a realist gets a second look from the bigger art world and finally realizes this is very good work indeed. Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) is one such artist who I think anyone interested in American painting should study. Born in Florida, he has Ohio roots, having attended the Cleveland Institute of Art for his initial training. Moving to Detroit, he received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University. Lee-Smith had a long and successful career and – though he had a deep understanding of cubism, surrealism and social realism – he remained a realist painter. His works have a distinct quality with a mysterious, edgy feel to them. While the teaching of traditional painting has long fallen from the curricula of many art schools, today there is something of a revival on a small scale of the workshop tradition. I asked local artist Mary Jane Ward about her experiences with this type of training. “I moved to Ohio about two years ago. I had been living in New York City and studying under Jacob Collins at the Grand Central Atelier. The whole time I was there, I felt an incredible gratitude for the opportunity. There is an immense value to learning directly from artists who have mastered what you are trying to achieve, and who are dedicated to passing on these skills, as a master craftsman to an apprentice,” Ward says. “I think I was attracted to the idea that there was a technique to master. Having been a professional ballet dancer for many years, that was something that translated. In ballet, you have to master technique before you are able to express yourself as an artist, even if you later choose to question, experiment with or even reject some of those traditions. That mindset applied readily to the Atelier method. It may not seem very interesting to spend months drawing plaster casts of eyes, mouths and ears, but the discipline is the same as in dance: start with the basics, or fundamentals. And time, patience and repetition will yield results.” Paintings by Ward and Ed Shuttleworth will be on display at the Griffin Gallery at Creekside in Gahanna from Sept. 22 to Oct. 25. Find out more at www. griffingalleryatcreekside.com. CS

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Hughie Lee-Smith, Untitled (Urban Scene), 1955, oil on Masonite, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Museum Purchase, Derby Fund.

Michael McEwan teaches oil painting classes in his Summit Street studio. His paintings are available exclusively from Keny Galleries. Learn more at www.michaelmcewan.com.


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