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Fabricating the Iconic Creating the Illusion: Costumes and Characters from the Paramount Pictures Archive makes its debut at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio By Alex Curran-Cardarelli

BORN AND RAISED in Lancaster, Ohio, Randall Thropp is now on the West Coast,

living as Paramount Pictures’ costume archivist. Although Thropp is busy with his new Hollywood career, he still manages to bring some of the L.A. excitement back to his hometown. In the past, Thropp has brought two Edith Head exhibitions to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, bringing in people from Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cincinnati and even Canada. This summer, Thropp is hosting his third exhibition at DACO and hopes to bring in an even larger crowd. While his first two exhibitions were centered on the Edith Head collection, this exhibition has never been done before. From The Addams Family to Forrest Gump, Creating the Illusion: Costumes and Characters from the Paramount Pictures Archive, running through Aug. 12, is the first time Paramount Pictures has showcased more modern costumes, some of which have never been publicly displayed. “These costumes don’t get out of Hollywood very often,” says Thropp. “Also it’s a nice cross section of characters that have been made from Paramount Films. Some of them may be very identifiable, while others you may not really think about.” At this exhibition, you will discover that the “metal” helmets from Transformers: The Last Knight are practically weightless, and that the turtles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were generated with motion capture suits. “You think you’re seeing some guy in a turtle costume,” says Thropp,“but everything was actually generated by a computer.” Today, there are motion capture suits that allow characters to come to life on a green screen. “This is something that’s really evolved in the last 20 years. ... It’s the modern technology of creating the illusion,” says Thropp. Over the years, a lot has changed when it comes to designing costumes and sets. “In The Wizard of Oz, the Emerald City didn’t really exist, that was all hand painted on a glass slide ... but now, everything’s digital,” says Thropp. Along with the aid of technology, new sophisticated designs and materials have helped shape the illusion of costumes, such as the helmets from Transformers: The Last Knight. While they look like metal, they’re actually made out of plastic or fiberglass. “But they’re so beautifully done and articulated and aged,” says Thropp. “They look like they’re the real thing.” In addition, the exhibition includes many other iconic costumes. 6 | June 2018


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“This is not about vintage costumes per se,” says Thropp, “but about costumes that really define the characters.” Some of these iconic costumes include the blue sequin dresses from Dreamgirls, Count Olaf’s smoking jacket from A Series of Unfortunate Events and Morticia’s black, floor-length dress from The Addams Family. The costumes invite the audience to think deeper into the relationship between the designer and the costume and to examine the intricacies that create the illusion of a character. “I like tapping into people’s nostalgias,” says Thropp, “and let’s face it, the ’80s and ’90s are now people’s nostalgia.” It’s with this idea in mind that Thropp made sure to include costumes from Coming to America, which he says is the “new classic.” He adds that Coming to America’s imaginary country echoes nicely that of the popular Marvel film, Black Panther.

genson highlighted the early “Both films had to crehistory of fashion, while ate costumes that define Thropp examined the modthese fictitious countries,” ern practices of costume says Thropp. design. The screening and Thropp adds that the talk underscored the imcostume designer for Comportance of costumes and ing to America struggled to characters in society and find the necessary African Helmet from G.I. Joe: The how iconic images make a fabrics and ended up orderRise of Cobra mark on our hearts – and these ing Middle African materials Paramount costumes are indeed iconic. from London. “Morticia Addams wouldn’t be Morti“In film you get a sense of pattern and color, but up close you can see the intri- cia Addams without a long gown ... and cate craftsmanship and work that goes Count Olaf wouldn’t be Lemony Snicket’s character without his signature smoking into these costumes.” In honor of the exhibition and Coming jacket,” says Thropp. It’s the costumes that make these charto America’s 30th anniversary, Thropp invited Jay Jorgenson, who co-authored acters come to life, and for the first time, the book that influenced the title of the the public can see these characters beyond exhibition, to co-host a talk after the the silver screen. CS film’s screening at the Drexel Theatre opening weekend. Alex Curran-Cardarelli is a contributing writer. While discussing the parallels between Feedback welcome at Coming to America and Black Panther, Jor-

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Local Efforts, National Crisis Ohio experts team up to combat the nationwide opioid crisis By Emily Real

UNFORTUNATELY, IT’S NO longer news that the country, and

particularly Ohio, is experiencing an opioid crisis. According to the Ohio Department of Health, in 2016, Ohio saw a significant increase in the number of unintentional overdose deaths, largely due to increasing amounts of stronger synthetic drugs like fentanyl. On the upside, while the frequency of overdose deaths due to illegal opioid use went up, the report also showed that prescription drug overdose deaths were at the lowest they’ve been since 2009. Dr. Mark Hurst, medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and interim medical director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), attributes this recent decline in prescription opioid drug overdoses to the reduced number of opioid painkiller prescriptions. Hurst says this is especially important, as overuse of prescription opiates often leads to the use of illegal opiates like heroin and fentanyl. So, with the reduction in overdoses from prescription opioid painkillers, a reduction in illegal opiate overdoses should follow. “The continued increase in opioid-related deaths reaffirms that we still have much work to do,” Hurst says. “But, Ohio is still seeing important progress in reducing the number of prescription opioids available for abuse. This progress is significant because prescription opioid abuse is frequently a gateway to heroin and fentanyl use later on.” According to ODH, Ohio is investing about $1 billion each year to help communities battle drug abuse and addiction at the local level, including funding to help increase access to treatment and prevention resources, and improve law enforcement practices. Among these practices, Ohio is encouraging communities to purchase naloxone. The drug, also known by the brand name Narcan, can help stop an overdose as it’s happening. This offers the opportunity to link overdose victims with treat10 | June 2018

ment plans instead of simply sending them to prison, and provide stable and safe halfway houses to help Ohioans struggling with addiction to recover. While these practices are important, says Mark Partridge, many rural areas of Ohio


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aren’t seeing much help come their way. Partridge is chair and professor in The Ohio State University’s department of agricultural, environmental and developmental economics. “Enacting new laws to take down pill mills and lessen access to prescription opioid drugs alone isn’t going to fix the problem,” Partridge says. “As it now stands, many people in rural areas of Ohio have extremely limited access to medication-assisted treatment, which is a particularly critical issue in the rural areas of southwest Ohio where opioid abuse rates are high, but local access to treatment is limited.” According to a 2017 analysis from OSU, medication-assisted treatment has been shown to be a clinically effective and cost-efficient approach to treating opioid addiction. The most common medications used in the treatment of opioid addiction are methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone. These medications can stop the effects of an overdose as well as help those recovering from addiction with symptoms of withdrawal. Despite this, Ohio has only 26 certified methadone treatment centers and 377 doctors who are certified to prescribe buprenorphine. Mike Betz, co-author of the report and assistant professor in OSU’s department of human sciences, also says the focus should be shifted away from closing down “pill mills and toward treating those who are already addicted to opioids.” “We need a two-pronged approach,” Betz says. “Treatment, and a leg-up economically through investments in the education, skills, physical health and mental health of Ohioans.” CS

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It’s Alive!

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus revives a monster classic By Laura Cole

SINCE THE PUBLICATION of Mary Shelley’s legendary novel Frankenstein in the early

1800s, there have been several stage imitations and more than 50 film adaptations. In 1823, Richard Brinsley Peake presented the theatrical adaptation Frankenstein, or the Dangers of Presumption as the very first reworking of the novel. The play was the first and only version Shelley attended. It’s said she remarked later to her father after the show, “I was much amused.” The Actors’ Theatre of Columbus will take audiences back in time June 21-July 15 by presenting the original stage version of Frankenstein, keeping in mind its rich history and approval from the author herself. “We will pay homage to the story we all know and love while examining it from a slightly different angle,” says Mandy Fox, show director. Fox says, through the original retelling, audiences can expect a story quite different from the one that has become so recognizable through popular culture. “One of the most striking differences is that the Universal movie has the brain of a criminal being mistakenly transplanted into the monster, and the play shows a gradual progression of events that lead the monster to seek revenge,” says Fox. “In one version, the monster is inherently evil and, in the other, the monster turns toward cruelty after being repeatedly rejected.” While the biggest challenge of presenting this version of the play is dealing with audience expectations of the typical Frankenstein story they have come to know through recent film adaptations, Actors’ Theatre is confident in its production. “This version of Frankenstein is a fast-paced, much-beloved tale with music, love and tragedy,” says Fox. “A creepy summer evening.” CS

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Cast • Jack Miller as Dr. Frankenstein • Andrew Trimmer as the Demon • Nic Hayman as Fritz • Ashley Woodard as Madame Ninon • Scott Wilson as Delacey • Jordan Estose as Clerval • Emma Andrews as Elizabeth • Madeline Barry as Agatha • Rachel Kline as Safie • Henry Wilson as William

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Band’s vintage reimaginings of modern-day music highlight festival’s stage offerings By Garth Bishop

Postmodern Jukebox

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EVER WONDER WHAT a contemporary pop song would sound like reimagined as an old-time jazz, swing, big band, orchestral or Motown production? Think Bruno Mars by way of Benny Goodman, or Lady Gaga by way of the Platters, or the Foo Fighters by way of Billie Holiday. That’s the style of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, which headlines the Columbus Arts Festival’s Bicentennial Park stage at 9 p.m. on June 8. The ensemble will give the first major free, national-level concert in the festival’s history. Postmodern Jukebox got its start on YouTube in 2009, presenting old-fashioned cover videos of popular songs by a variety of talented musicians. It had a major viral hit – the first to hit 1 million views – with its 2013 cover of “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, with vocals by Robyn Adele Anderson. Bradlee is a top-notch pianist, Anderson says, and will rearrange chords, add more complex chords, change tempo and make other tweaks, sometimes with help from the band’s singers, to completely transform a song. The band was not originally conceived as a touring production, but its music became so popular that it began taking its show on the road in 2014. The live show combines vaudeville, cabaret and Broadway musical sensibilities, featuring five musicians, five singers, one tap dancer and a whole host of costume changes. “It’s kind of a live revue of a selection of songs from the YouTube channel,” Anderson says. “There are amazing costumes to go with the performances, and there are amazing dance numbers.” The band works hard to connect with members of the audience, encouraging them at points to clap or sing along, and even suggesting they arrive in their best old-fashioned attire. Among the most popular covers in Postmodern Jukebox’s live set list are a Motown version of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off,” a Motown reimaging on Beyoncé’s “Halo” and – one of Anderson’s tunes, and among her favorites – a New Orleansstyle production of “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith. On Saturday, June 9, Bicentennial Park stage will headline the funky stylings of G. Love & Special Sauce, a Philadelphia-based trio known for their laid-back R&B sound. Please visit for a complete schedule and event details. CS Garth Bishop is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at

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The Sounds of Summer Local organizations prepare for summer concert series

Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s Picnic with the Pops

By Laura Baird

IT’S SUMMERTIME IN Columbus, and any resident knows it’s easy to fill the calendar every weekend with fantastic arts events. For these local organizations, the summer months promise a variety of musical and theatrical performances for the Columbus community. CS Laura Baird is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. Little River Band, June 16 Rick Springfield, June 23 Patriotic Pops featuring the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, June 30 The Music of Billy Joel and More starring Michael Cavanaugh, July 7 HANSON STRING THEORY, July 14 Tchaikovsky Spectacular, July 20 Brian McKnight, July 21 The Ohio State University Marching Band, July 27-28

Dublin Arts Council’s Sundays at Scioto Sunday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m., Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr., Dublin Popgun, June 10 Hadden Sayers, June 17 The Labra Brothers, June 24 ARKFOO and Kirstie Kraus, July 1 HooDoo Soul Band, July 8 The Buzzard Kings, July 15 The Gothard Sisters, July 22 The McCartney Project, July 29

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Are You Going to Eat Are you sure you know enough about food safety? By Rocco Falleti

80 Years Later

On Jan. 4, 2011, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). By signing this act, Obama secured the first major overhaul to the food safety regulations since 1938. To put this in perspective, in 1938, there were no vaccines to prevent chicken pox or polio, and the first computer was seven years away from being built. “The FSMA affects what happens from the farm to the loading dock,” says Gina Kramer, executive director at Savour Food Safety International and president of Savor Safe Food. “FSMA was focused on moving regulatory work in food safety from reactionary to preventive surrounding food-borne illnesses.” Thanks to the FSMA, food facilities are now required to have written plans to prevent food-borne illnesses. “The biggest change is to have companies say what they are doing from start to finish, and then doing what they say,” Kramer says. “What good companies do is employ a high quality standard. If there is a deviation, they can correct without causing harm or injury to a customer.”

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Who Can I Trust?

Organic? Non-GMO? Free range? Locally sourced? With such a variety of labels – each claiming to be safer and more healthful than the last – it can be hard to tell which to trust. “There are so many points of view on social media, and it’s hard to navigate what is scientifically proven as right with food,” says Linda Bernard, quality assurance and research and development subject matter expert at Savour. Misconception runs amok in food safety and nutrition arenas. Even the term “stomach flu” is widely misinterpreted. “There is no such thing as a stomach flu. More often than not, you are sick from food poisoning,” Kramer says. And that’s not all. Take, for example, a company such as Chipotle. Though the

company prides itself on sustainability and local sourcing, it suffered a blow after an E. coli outbreak in early 2017. How can a company that strives to be so diligent still serve unsafe food? “Chipotle grew because of consumer demand for local, and I love what they stand for – ‘food with integrity’ – but people don’t realize local food does not equate to safer food,” Kramer says. “Bacteria, parasites and fungi do not discriminate. It does not matter how locally it is grown or processed.”

Your Pantry Isn’t 100 Percent Safe, Either

Whether it’s organic, locally sourced or not, everyone is susceptible to food-borne illness. So with all this trust required, what can food safety novices do to protect themselves and their families?

That? Proper Food Temperatures Poultry: 165 degrees Fahrenheit Ground meat: 165 degrees Fahrenheit Red meat and fish: 145 degrees Fahrenheit Chill leftovers within two hours at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below “Buy a food thermometer; it is well worth the investment,” Kramer says. “Also, do not worry about rinsing off meats before cooking. The heat from the oven will kill off any germs that may be present.”

Good food safety starts in the home. It becomes simpler if you separate food preparation into four categories: cleaning, separating, cooking and chilling. “These are the same actions for anyone preparing food in restaurants or grocery stores as well,” Kramer says. Be sure to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after interacting with foods like raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs. Be sure to separate raw meat and poultry from other foods that may not be cooked in containers, ensuring juices cannot drip on other food.

A Leap of Faith

Columbus still remains a major test market for fast food establishments. Chipotle’s now-defunct burger spinoff, Tasty Made, opened its only location in Lancaster. Sbarro’s Pizza Cucinova concept debuted in the Grandview Heights area. The Wendy’s Innovation Center is in Dublin. And

the testing doesn’t end there; all over Columbus, the food scene is growing. With all of this going on, a certain level of blind trust is required to eat with the peace of mind that your food is safely handled and prepared. “Word of mouth is a big component that is an easy way to figure out what is safe or not,” Bernard says. “This is both good and bad for the restaurant industry.” Restaurants are held to high standards and are required to be investigated by the FDA to ensure that their practices are safe for consumers. There are four color-coded signs to empower the consumer to make a healthy decision. Green: All standards have been conducted and met, according to the local public health department Yellow: There are uncorrected violations that have not been corrected since last inspection White: Increased frequency of inspections Red: Restaurant has been ordered to close

“Consumers don’t know that all this work happens in the background. … If a company passes an inspection from the government that their food is safe, those food safety regulations are only the minimum standards,” Kramer says.

Factors as simple as paying attention to the traffic in the restaurant and overall upkeep can go a long way in determining safety practices. Though you can choose how you want your food cooked, there are requirements for consumer advisories on menus stating that raw or undercooked meals can result in foodborne illnesses. And if something seems wrong, trust your gut, or you’ll be hearing from it later. “When a chef or a company blatantly talks about food preparation that goes against proper food safety practices, you don’t want to go there,” Kramer says.

It’s a Work in Progress

Though it’s often hard to control what happens behind the scenes with the food we consume, we as the consumer have the power to make the right decision. All too often food safety is assumed. Small actions such as storing foods separately and speaking up about restaurants that have caused illness to you or people you know can go a long way. “There is definitely a misconception among people who love food, thinking that if food is sourced locally it is safer,” Kramer says. “The focus needs to be on how to (make) food safety and nutrition to go hand-in-hand, and both together affect our health.” CS Rocco Falleti is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at June 2018 |


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Capitol Cuisine

In-house Statehouse restaurant serves up seasonal menu By Lydia Freudenberg

Since 2011, Louie Pappas and his partner, Demetra Stefanidis, have owned and operated Graze, a health-focused restaurant with a unique locale: the Ohio Statehouse. “I’ve personally met John Glenn in there, Jim Tressel, and a lot of state celebrities and heroes,” Pappas says. “There have been some unique things along the way that I would have never seen or participated in had (Graze) not been there.” The concept behind Graze is farm to table: everything is locally sourced, resulting in a seasonal menu. “I think, for people, it’s important to know where their food is coming from,” Pappas says. “Trying to be supportive of local vendors is really important to us.” Graze serves up breakfast, sandwiches, soups, salads, and a variety of pasta-or meat-focused plates. Customers can order dishes like a vegan breakfast burrito, turkey avocado club, Korean barbecue bowl or crispy chicken Cobb salad. “We’ve kind of gotten a better feel of what the customers are looking for, so this menu reflects a lot of customer favorites,” Pappas says. “And this is kind of the direction we feel that we need to keep moving toward.” Lydia Freudenberg is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at

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“I think, for people, it’s important to know where their food is coming from. Trying to be supportive of local vendors is really important to us.”

Finding Your Farmers A rundown on area farmers’ markets By Laura Cole Grandview Avenue Farmers’ Market

Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market

Grove City Spring & Summer

Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 31 N. State and E. Home streets Olde Pickerington Farmers’ Market 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 7-Sept. 27 89 N. Center St. New Albany Farmers Market 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 21-Sept. 6 Market Square


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Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 26 Upper Arlington Senior Center 1945 Ridgeview Rd.

Grove City Farmers’ Market 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 8 Grove City Town Center Laura Cole is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Inching Toward Columbus

Eating local continues to get easier with the 30 Mile Meal By Alex Curran-Cardarelli

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With an increasing demand for sustainability and healthy living has come an increased demand for local food. Eating local cuts down travel time from farm to table, reduces carbon dioxide emissions and increases the freshness of food – a win-win for the environment and the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast consumer. With this idea, the 30 Mile Meal was born. Starting in Athens in 2010, the ACEnet and Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau joined forces to bring local products within 30 miles of Athens restaurants to the plates of happy eaters. After its success in Athens, five other communities picked up the 30-mile meal project, including Licking County. County residents and visitors alike welcome the tasty and delicious food and drink that have emerged from the 30 Mile Meal. From farmers’ markets to restaurants, Licking County has used the 30 Mile Meal to increase business, promote local farms, and provide healthier and fresher food to customers. Alex Curran-Cardarelli is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

Orchard House Bed and Breakfast 4058 Columbus Rd., Granville Available via reservations Snapshots Lounge 1320 Weaver Dr., Granville Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Lynd Fruit Farm 9393 Morse Rd. SW, Pataskala August, September and October 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Granville Farmers’ Market Between North Main and Broadway, Granville May 5-Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-noon

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Restaurants are stepping up their food sourcing standards By Laura Cole

Making Changes The farm-to-table movement is booming as restaurants all around the world, even many fast food chains, are making changes to become more sustainable. Chefs are rotating menus to cook what is in season in order to offer guests the freshest possible produce at its peak. Restaurants are forming relationships with local suppliers to get the best meats and greens. Some restaurants are even starting to grow their own ingredients in order to offer the highest level of freshness. Paying Attention As customers, there are many things that can help us determine if the restaurant we are dining at is serving sustainable food. • Listen: If your chef or server talks about seasonal produce, fresh ingredients or local sources, this is a good sign. • Look: See if the menu changes each season and notice if the restaurant has a garden in which it grows some of its own ingredients. • Research: Check out the restaurant’s website, call ahead or use mobile apps like HappyCow to find sustainable restaurants near you that offer vegan or vegetarian food. Laura Cole is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Local restaurants with national renown

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By Laura Baird

THE PATIO AT TUCCI’S Ena’s Caribbean Kitchens, featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives in 2017 Katzinger’s Delicatessen, featured on the Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate in 2011


Kihachi Japanese Restaurant, featured on Travel Channel’s No Reservations in 2010 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, featured on Food Network’s America’s Best in 2010 and Best Thing I Ever Ate

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Los Guachos Taqueria, featured on Food Network’s Top 5 Restaurants in 2015 Momo Ghar, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives in 2018 Pierogi Mountain, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives in 2017 Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives in 2017

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Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus, featured on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food in 2008 Sweet Carrot, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives in 2018 Thurman Cafe, featured on Man vs. Food in 2008

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20 Years Singing the Blues

Gahanna celebrates two decades of the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival By Jenny Wise

WHEN THE CREEKSIDE Blues & Jazz Festi-

val returns to Gahanna June 15-17, it will celebrate its 20th anniversary with three days of music, tasting experiences and family fun. Musical acts such as David Sanborn, the Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, Davina and the Vagabonds, Will Freed Band, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons, and the Urban Jazz Coalition featuring Lin Roundtree will play across the festival’s four main stages. Though the festival boasts more than 50 performing acts and 90 hours of Ohio’s best blues and jazz music, there are plenty of other ways in which visitors can enjoy themselves. This year, you can choose from more than 20 food vendors, shop regional artisan booths and much more. “One of the non-music highlights of the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival is the (variety of) tasting opportunities offered during the event,” says Visit Gahanna Executive Director Laurie Jadwin. On Friday, Watershed Distillery will offer samples of cocktails crafted especially for the festival along with drink recipes and pairing suggestions. On Saturday, sample flights of bourbon and whiskey with Brown-Forman whiskey ambassador “Whiskey Pete,” and learn how to distinguish between the two. Gahanna’s new Noble Cut Distillery will be on hand Sunday, offering tastings of its unique new line of products that includes dark cherry flavored whiskey, apple flavored whiskey and a limoncello made from a 242-year-old Italian family recipe. Information on all tasting times and pricing, in addition to the full musical line-up, can be found at Planning to take the whole family? The Giant Eagle Family Fun Zone, located in Veterans Memorial Park, features free hands-on crafts and activities for kids of all ages. “The Musical Discovery Zone Stage, which is part of the Giant Eagle Family Fun Zone, offers

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kids the chance to interact with local artists in workshops where they learn about rhythms and melody – even Irish dance,” says Jadwin. “Kids also can try out a variety of musical instruments (provided courtesy of Music Go Round in Gahanna), thus whetting their appetites for music and the arts.” CS Jenny Wise is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at


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Check out Griffin Gallery at Creekside, located next to the Heartland Bank Jazz Stage, to view a special exhibit featuring works by famed artist Jan Dilenschneider. The exhibit, which opened May 17 and runs through late June, is open to festival attendees free of charge. Pricing for daily admission is $7 on Friday and Sunday, and $10 on Saturday. You can also purchase a weekend pass for $21. Children under 12 and military members (active and retired with military ID) receive free admission. For more information about purchasing tickets, VIP packages and the festival in general, visit www. 20th annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival June 15-17 Creekside Park & Plaza 117 Mill St., Gahanna 43230

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Into the Woods Tri-Village home mixes rustic trends with traditional features By Jenny Wise

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textures and colors of nature into its interior in a fresh way. The sharpness of the vaulted ceiling, featuring light wash barnwood beams, contrasts nicely with the plush carpet and furniture below. “Barnwood and natural wood are really big right now,” says Farwick. “My clients are always pleased to see the rustic look done in a tasteful way.”

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hen making the step of purchasing a home, some prefer to buy and some prefer to build. Although building allows you to customize your home from the ground up, remod3 eling is an option that many pursue, especially in land-locked areas like Tri-Village. We walked through this recently remodeled Tri-Village home, originally built in 1977, with Mindy Farwick – local RE/MAX Resource owner and agent – to highlight some of the features that buyers are looking for in today’s market. Jenny Wise is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at

from the ceiling and a buck head mounted on the wall, this living area uses natural light, brightly colored walls and contemporary furniture to find the perfect balance of rustic and modern. “Everyone loves the look of custom work, especially in the kitchen. Take this range hood and kitchen sink, they are both custom-made from zinc,” says Farwick.

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The kitchen also features a large quartz countertop island with three massive pendant lights hanging above, a sliding barndoor to the pantry, hidden appliances and a high-tech coffee maker built right into the cabinetry. “Disguising appliances with panels is really prevalent right now. It’s a great way to give your kitchen a cleaner, seamless look, while eliminating the worry of finger smudges,” says Farwick.

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“The patterned tiles and pot filler faucet are just two more custom details that make this kitchen’s design feel curated,” says Farwick.


“From the entry way to the living room, this house is constantly drawing the eye upward with natural light and high ceilings,” says Farwick. “These are two things that most clients are looking for, especially in spaces with dark wood installments.”


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Dive Head-First into Summer

Turn your pool into a retreat for family and guests By Amanda DePerro

In central Ohio, good weather only lasts for a few months, but that just means we have to enjoy it while we can. What better way to enjoy the blue skies, warm weather and happy company than a pool party? This home in Upper Arlington features everything anyone could want from a pool: a wading area, beautiful perimeter trees and, of course, the party barn. If you’re searching for inspiration in your own back yard, look no further.


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look inviting even on the gloomiest of days. Inside the home, you’re always just a few feet away from a summer retreat. Tucked in the privacy of greenery and trees, this pool is your own oasis.

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private pool, but what about the kitchen? Yes, this UA home even has its own fully equipped outdoor kitchen. No need to dry off in order to grab hors d’oeuvres or drinks, because everything can be done right in the party barn.

the sun goes down, there’s 3 Once no need for a dip in the pool to cool


off. In fact, you might just need something to warm you up (other than the cocktails, of course). With the cozy, covered party barn, your cushy furniture is safe from the elements and a fireplace is on standby during the cooler summer nights. Cheers!

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the back yard, separating the pool from the lawn. These stones effectively create levels in the back yard, creating a picturesque view of swimmers against the tree-lined back drop and small stream running along the yard’s perimeter. The green space between the home and pool creates the perfect spot for sunbathers. If you want to set out a towel, beach umbrella and read a book, you’re a safe distance from those splashing in the water, too.

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Summer Nights Welcome Rooftop Heights A look at the growth of rooftop bars in central Ohio By Alex Curran-Cardarelli

THERE’S NO BETTER way to welcome

summer than to spend time relaxing outdoors. For those of us with demanding lifestyles, finding time to do so can be difficult, but isn’t that what happy hour is all about? Rooftop bars have been popping up all over central Ohio for happy hour aficionados to kick back and unwind after a long day of work. The rooftop environment allows city dwellers and suburbanites alike to escape the stress of the day and enjoy a cold drink, fresh air, good company and, of course, a magnificent view. One of the many rooftop bars in the Columbus area is Vaso, located at the AC Hotel by Marriott in Dublin’s Bridge Park development. With an express glass elevator, an option of savory small dishes, and interior and exterior bars, Vaso is your own personal oasis. Vaso General Manager Orcun Turkay says the rooftop location is a “refreshing and unique option in the area that goes beyond the existing restaurants or hotel choices.” Turkay says both guests and locals enjoy gathering on the rooftop to enjoy the beautiful spring and summer weather. Though there are many restaurants and bars in Columbus, rooftops take the relaxing experience of happy hour to new heights. CS

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Local Rooftop Bars Vaso 4515 Banker Dr., Dublin Sunday-Thursday: 4 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Juniper 580 N. Fourth St., Columbus Tuesday-Thursday: 5-9 p.m. Friday: 5-12 a.m. Platform Beer Co. 408 N. Sixth St., Columbus Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m.-midnight Friday: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. RAM Restaurant & Brewery 906 N. High St., Columbus Monday-Wednesday: 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 2018 |



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Venture to the Valley

Youngstown and Mahoning County offer trails, tastings, tee times and more By Jenny Wise

JUST 10 MILES west of the Pennsylvania state line – halfway be-

tween New York City and Chicago – is a place bursting with life, good music, great food and adventure. Spend a weekend discovering Youngstown and get to know the trails, tastings and tee times Mahoning County has to offer.


This year, Ohio celebrates its Year of the Trails, and Youngstown has plenty of opportunities to join the party. Mill Creek MetroParks offers 4,400 acres of public lands, including 45 miles of trails, and facilities including the famous Lanterman’s Mill & Covered Bridge and Fellows Riverside Gardens. Lanterman’s Mill operates today just as it did in 1845, thanks to a new waterwheel that was added in April. Modeled after similar bridges in the 1800s that farmers would use to access the mill, the Covered Bridge allows visitors the chance to step back in time. You can even take the mill experience home with you in the form of preservative-free, stone-ground cornmeal, buckwheat and whole-wheat flour, all available in the mill gift shop.


Mahoning County has a growing wine and beer scene, now home to seven wineries and four craft breweries. Mastropiétro Winery, the first winery in the county, opened in 2005 and is one of the only wineries in the area, with a thriving vineyard producing grapes for harvest. The winery sits on 14 acres of land in Berlin Center, just 25 minutes west of downtown Youngstown. Head south to The Vineyards at Pine Lake, the newest winery to open in Mahoning County, which is situated on 42 acres of land and complete with an event center and a tasting room. Guests can enjoy a meal and good wine with breath taking views, thanks to the vineyard’s lakefront location. If you have an affinity for craft beer, Youngstown has a few spots you can’t 44 | June 2018

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miss. Downtown at Whistle & Keg, not only can you try as many brews as you like, you get to pour them yourself. As Ohio’s only self-pour taproom, this is the perfect place to satiate even the most adventurous drinker’s curiosity. In the old Smoky Hollow neighborhood east of Youngstown State University, there is an independent small-batch brewery and taproom with an unlikely façade. Noble Creature Cask House, one of the newest breweries in the area, calls a former brick church home. Built in 1923, this unique location provides an authentic, cozy atmosphere to accompany the brewery’s focus on aged sours, fine lagers, ales and kombucha.

Check out East Gorge Walk and West Gorge Trail at Millcreek for a scenic look into the area’s geographic beauties. The award-winning Gorge Trail consists of a two-mile loop of boardwalk along Mill Creek bordered by the stream and a massive wall of sandstone. Attracting more than 400,000 visitors a year, Fellows Riverside Gardens is a beautiful public garden located at the north end of Mill Creek Park. This 12-acre display garden features roses of all classes and seasonal displays of annuals, perennials, flowering bulbs and scenic vistas.

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Wines of the Valley Are you a wine lover? The Wines of the Valley Wine Trail, including six local wineries, offers participants the chance to collect wine glass charms and get their wine passport stamped at each stop. Collect at least five of the six passport stamps and you will receive a keepsake box and a bonus charm. Visit for more information. Participating Wineries MastropiÊtro Winery The Vineyards at Pine Lake Myrddin Winery Lil Paws Winery Diletto Winery Halliday’s Winery 46 | June 2018

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Thanks to its success during the height of the steel industry, Youngstown has more nationally ranked public courses in the region than any other part of the country, and has been ranked No. 4 in the nation for top-quality, public courses. Not only does the abundance of quality courses provide a variety of options, it also encourages competitive pricing and affordable green fees. Check out the Donald Ross-designed Mill Creek Golf Course for the chance to play on what Golfweek magazine calls one of America’s 30 best municipal courses.

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Other popular courses in the area include Kennsington Golf Club, which blends natural beauty with a challenging layout, and Reserve Run Golf Course, designed around an old quarry and ranked one of Ohio’s top public courses. For an extensive list of local courses, visit www.

Summer Festivals

Youngtown’s Slavic community gathers downtown on Federal Plaza East on June 16 for a day full of cultural celebrations. Simply Slavic festivalgoers can enjoy live music and folk dance performances along with homemade food and ethnic vendors. There will also be educational exhibits, workshops and children’s learning areas. Tickets are $4, but children 12 and under are free. Youngstown State University is hosting its 20th annual Summer Festival of the Arts July 7-8. This juried art show, feaJune 2018 |




RSVP for Fun June 16 Simply Slavic Federal Plaza East Noon-midnight July 7-8 Summer Festival of the Arts At and around YSU 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Aug. 3-5 Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Central Square Aug. 11 Y-Live 2018: Florida Georgia Line with Morgan Wallen and Chris Higbee Stambaugh Stadium 7 p.m. Aug. 11-12 36th annual Shaker Woods Festival 44337 County Line Rd., Columbiana 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mill Creek Golf Course

turing more than 80 local, regional and national artists, is always a big hit among locals and visitors. Free festival admission and parking make it easy for visitors to enjoy the music, dance and theatrical performances that complement the art show. Be sure to allow time for a visit to the world-renowned Butler Institute of American Art, also located on the YSU campus. Known as “America’s Museum,” Butler is the first institution dedicated to works of art created solely by American artists in all mediums. Its impressive collection spans a full four centuries of work and includes masterpieces by Win48 | June 2018

slow Homer, Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper and many more. The Youngstown Wine & Jazz festival is also the first weekend in July, not to mention Gospel Fest, St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest and Youngstown Comic Con at the Covelli Centre downtown. This may be one of the busiest summer weekends in Youngstown, so don’t miss out on all the fun. For more details on the summer events in Youngstown, visit CS Jenny Wise is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at

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Emerging Inspiration

A look at the up-and-comers at this year’s Columbus Arts Festival By Garth Bishop

AN UNSETTLING SCHOOL assignment. An idle creative outlet. A cousin’s forgotten

set of art supplies. For a lot of people, these items might not merit a second thought. But for Ashley Snyder, Jackie Ayres and Sydney Denlinger, they were the beginnings of nowburgeoning careers in the arts. The three are among 10 central Ohio artists participating in the Columbus Arts Festival’s Emerging Artist program this year. The program, which has been part of the festival since 2011, offers spots in the festival’s highly selective artist line-up for individuals who have limited or no experience displaying their work in a festival setting. This year’s other Emerging Artist participants are Yani Sheng of Dublin, Kendall Kirchner of Worthington, Juliet Thibault of Marysville, and Toni Cross, Kaylyn Gouhin, Dimonde Hale and Andrea Kaiser of Columbus.

Jackie Ayres

Westerville resident Ayres used her fashion design degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design to work in corporate design for 17 years, but she eventually found herself looking for a way to do creative work with her hands. “I was sitting at a computer all day and I really wanted to do something (physical),” Ayres says. “So I loved the idea of coming back to something tactile.” Now, through her company, Dyetology, she makes hand-dyed apparel – mainly for women, and made with all-natural fibers such as cotton, rayon, linen and silk. Not only are natural fibers more comfortable to wear, she says, the colors produced when they’re dyed are amazing and vibrant. “I want pieces that ladies are going to keep and wear for a long time,” says Ayres. Ayres started Dyetology “unintentionally” five years ago, she says, but it’s become a serious business for her in the last three. And it’s long been an area of interest for her; five of the seven outfits she designed for her senior collection at CCAD were Jackie Ayres hand-dyed. 50 | June 2018

Dyetology’s Desert Rose Infinity Scarf

Her color palettes are inspired by nature, as well as found on Pinterest. She has countless screenshots on her phone from photos, social media posts and other sources of colors she likes. She also works with homeless shelters, primarily Faith Mission, donating socks. For every pair of socks sold, Dyetology will donate another pair. “(Socks are) the largest clothing need in a homeless shelter,” Ayres says. “I’m hoping, one sock at a time, we can make a difference.” Ayres’ work can be found at Melt Hot Yoga & Fitness in Westerville, as well as at www.

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Ashley Snyder

If it’s unusual to find an artist who can create photography, painting, mixed media and digital media, it’s decidedly rare to find one who combines all three. Snyder – of Sugar Grove, a village in Fairfield County – found herself inspired to combine multiple forms of artistic expression when a college class project took an unexpectedly dark turn. She was sick, stressed out, sleepdeprived, and dealing with personal tragedies and animosity with people in her life. Initially, she couldn’t figure out how to incorporate these concepts into her assignment, eventually realizing one medium just wouldn’t cut it. “I decided to mix my drawings with my photography and paint, and it turned out great,” Snyder says. The positive reaction to her creation only inspired Snyder more, giving her the confidence she needed to immerse herself further Ashley Snyder into her art, becoming the flashpoint for her artistic career. She’ll create each piece of art separately, then combine the images of them digitally, often looking for the perfect material for each image – for example, a length of industrial chain that will become a brain. But she never knows what a piece will look like when she starts it. “My process is very improvisational,” Snyder says. “I start with letting my imagination flow, and I follow it. I don’t know how I will get to my complete or what my complete will be.” All of Snyder’s work reflects her psyche, she says – the good and the bad around her and within her. She has been making art professionally since 2016. Some of her work can be found at Below: Forever and Always

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Sydney Denlinger

Others had encouraged Grove City resident Denlinger to study art when she was younger, but she instead went to film school at Wright State University and eventually got a job as an information technologist. After she was laid off, with a lot of time on her hands, she picked Sydney Denlinger up a paintbrush that her cousin, an art major, had left at her house, along with some other supplies. “Lo and behold, I was really good at it,” Denlinger says. Initially producing paintings for her own amusement, she soon had visitors offering to buy the work off her walls, and decided to pursue art full-time. Her subject of choice: fan art based on video games, made primarily with acrylic paints. It’s proved spectacularly popular. “I would remember scenes from games that I would play, and it just spiraled from there,” Denlinger says. “That’s all people want. I can’t keep up with it.” Some of her pieces are direct tributes to specific scenes from games – a 16bit style portrait of Fox McCloud from 1993’s Star Fox for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, for instance. Others riff on more familiar scenes, such as a picture of Santa Claus and his sleigh reimagined as Super Mario Bros. villain, Bowser, being pulled by members of his Koopa Troop. She even put together a 20-canvas set of works based on classic arcade game Galaga, using color-changing automotive paints, as a commissioned project. “I do everything from Atari and (classic) arcade games to … a big Fallout piece,” Denlinger says. Denlinger streams her painting process almost every day on Twitch, allowing fans to watch her paint and even comment on her work in real time. Her channel can be found at CS Garth Bishop is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at

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Gallery Exhibits Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery: Women to Watch Ohio – metalwork by 10 women, including sculpture, installation, jewelry and two-dimensional works – through July 7. Pizzuti Collection: Go Figure and work by Alec Soth through Aug. 12. www.pizzuti OSU Urban Arts Space: DISRUPTING THE NARRATIVE – sequential narratives in multiple forms by Shing Yin Khor, Sarah Rose Sharp, Emi Gennis, Zoe Fox, Carl Antonowicz and Laurenn McCubbin – through June 23. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: Creating The Illusion: Costumes & Characters from the Paramount Pictures Archive, curated by Paramount archivist Randall Thropp through Aug. 12. Pizzuti Collection

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Lindsay Gallery: Drawn, by Morris Jackson, Katie Kikta and Terry Klausman, three artists who draw works on paper, through June 23. Hayley Gallery: A Change of Season by Man-Wai Wu from June 9-Aug. 7. www. Art Access Gallery: Perry Brown Landscapes through July 7. Dublin Arts Council: Tactile Records by Hillary Perhot on view from June 19-July 27.

CREATING The ILLUSION Costumes & Characters from the

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Columbus Museum of Art: Artists at Large, experiences created by local artists and creatives including LaTosha Matthews, through June 30. The Force of Fandom, an exhibit celebrating the Star Wars saga, through Aug. 19; Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 1850-1950 from The Donna and Rodney Wasserstrom Collection, through July 1; Greater Columbus 2018, featuring outstanding central Ohio artists through Aug. 26; and A Measure of Humanity, June 22Sept. 16. The Ohio State University Faculty Club: Feel Flows by oil painter Dave Terry, through July 6.

Dublin Arts Council

Ohio Craft Museum: The Best of 2018, featuring work by Ohio Designer Craftsmen members, through June 24. www. Brandt-Roberts Galleries: Paintings and drawings by Kendric Tonn, from June 2-30. Keny Galleries: Out of the Box: Innovative Masterworks by Ohio Artists (1860-2010) through June 15.

Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Sherrie Gallerie: Work exploring subcultures of Americana by street artist Luke Achterberg from June 3-July 15. www. The Works: Seasons of Our Lives by the National League of American Pen Women through July 6.


Studios on High: Unconventional Abstractions by Ruth Ann Mitchell from June 2July 5. Columbus College of Art & Design Beeler Gallery: Chroma: Best of CCAD, featuring the best work by students and designers from the past year, through July 22. Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery: Faces of Columbus by Raheleh Bagheri – veteran sculptor, painter and conceptual artists – through June 22. The Arts Castle: DAG Exhibit, work by members of the Delaware Artists Guild, through June 22.

A collaboration with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

MAY 3 – JULY 7, 2018 Visit the Riffe Gallery in Downtown Columbus – FREE ADMISSION LOCATION

Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts 77 S. High St., First Floor Lobby



Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and all state holidays.

Visit Call: 614-644-9624

Image credit: Carol Boram-Hays, WHOOSH (detail), 2017, steel, duct tape, 114" x 80" x 48"


Ohio Craft Museum

Art Access Gallery Landscapes by Perry Brown Columbus Museum of Art


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Artists Reception June 1, 5 – 8 May 22 through July 7 Wednesday – Friday, 11 – 5, Saturday 11 – 4. Other times by appointment. Barb Unverferth 614-338-8325

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events Picks&Previews

CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss! Movies by Moonlight June 5-Aug. 28, Tuesdays Easton Town Center Each Tuesday in June, July and August, Easton Town Center offers movies under the stars featuring favorites for the whole family. NS2 presents Lea Michele and Darren Criss June 6, 7:30 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St. The Glee star and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story actor hit the road together for a U.S. tour. Columbus Arts Festival

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide May 28-June 3 Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Dr., Dublin The annual event, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is a premier event of the PGA Tour held in Dublin. www.thememorial CAPA presents Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet June 1, 8 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St. The three-time Grammy Award-winning Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist stops in Columbus on her tour for her most recent album Turn Up the Quiet. www. The National Ballet of Ukraine presents Don Quixote June 2, 7 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St. 60 | June 2018

The National Ballet of Ukraine presents the classical ballet piece Don Quixote with enchanting choreography, unequaled sets and eloquent costumes.

D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D Through June 6, 5 p.m. COSI, 333 W Broad St. COSI blends multiple cinematographic techniques to bring this monumental event to the giant screen.

Columbus Chicken and Beer Festival June 2, noon-9 p.m. West Bank Park, 303 W. Main St. The second Columbus Family Cookout is back with local chicken, beer and bands at West Bank Park. Entry is free for the whole family and a portion of the proceeds go to Franklinton Preparatory Academy’s Adopt a Student Program. www.chicken

Columbus Arts Festival June 8-10, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Downtown Riverfront More than 250 professional juried visual artists, six performing art stages, a Handson Activities Village, the Big Local Arts Tent, food vendors and local craft brews kick off the summer at the Columbus Arts Festival.

Kale and Ale Festival June 2, 2-6 p.m. Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St. Seven local farm-to-table restaurants and 38 different craft beers from Columbus’ unique breweries will be available throughout the festival along with live entertainment.

Evolution Theatre Company presents Electricity by Terry Ray Through June 9 Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. Directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger, Electricity follows the emotional journey of the immense changes that happened


Music Hall performing music from its latest album, Audience. COSI After Dark: Dangerous Science June 14, 6 p.m. COSI, 333 W. Broad St. COSI presents the dangers of science, from weather to chemistry, and offers adult beverages and concessions.

Shadowbox Live presents F*ck Cancer: within the LGBTQ The Musical community between June 14-Aug. 26, 1983 and 2013. www. Cold War Kids Select Sundays 2,7 p.m. 503 S. Front St., Ste. 260 Shadowbox Live’s original musical celSundays at Scioto ebrates the stories of triumph, the pain June 10-July 29, 7-8:30 p.m. of loss, and the hope we find during our Scioto Park, Riverside Dr., Dublin June performances in the 35th annual battles with our greatest common enemy. Dublin Arts Council Sundays at Scioto www.shadow concert series include Popgun on June 10, Hadden Sayers on June 17 and The Labra Grove City Wine and Arts Festival June 15-16, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 Brothers on June 24. a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday Broadway and Columbus Street., Grove City Cold War Kids Featuring only Ohio-crafted wines, the June 13, 7 p.m. festival includes arts vendors, food trucks Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St. The American indie rock band from and live entertainment. www.grovecity Long Beach, California comes to Newport COSI After Dark


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Columbus Pride Festival and Parade June 15-17 Bicentennial and Genoa Park, 233 Civic Center Dr. The annual Columbus Pride Festival, one of the largest pride festivals in the Midwest, will take place on the Scioto Mile with more than 180 vendors, three music stages, special areas and, of course, a parade. Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival June 15-17 Creekside Gahanna The showcase features the best blues and jazz music in Ohio as well as a family fun zone, amusement rides, bourbon and craft beer tastings, artisan shopping, and lots of food. 26th annual Worthington Arts Festival June 16-17 Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening Street, Worthington Check out one of central Ohio’s premier, community fine art and craft shows in Worthington. The two-day festival, held on the front lawn at the McConnell Arts Center, draws approximately 25,000 visitors.

and photography to sculpture and handmade jewelry.

Polaris Live Summer Concert Series Thursdays June 21-Aug. 23, 6:30-9 p.m. Polaris Lifestyle Center, 1500 Polaris Pkwy. June 21 June 28 July 5 July 12 July 19 July 26 Aug. 2 Aug. 9 Aug. 16 Aug. 23

The Reaganomics Mojoflo Stadium 11 The Conspiracy Band Shucking Bubba The McCartney Project Rockhouse Popgun The Reaganomics SWAGG

Easton Art Affair June 22-24 Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center The 19th annual part gallery, part street fair will feature fine arts from paintings

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Opera Project Columbus presents Cinderella by Gioachino Rossini June 22, 7:30 p.m. and June 24, 3:30 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany Opera Project Columbus presents its take on the classic Cinderella, starring Megan Moore. Sam Smith June 23, 8 p.m. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. The Grammy Award-winning English singer and songwriter comes to Nationwide Arena for his The Thrill of It All tour. The Kelton House Gala June 23, 7-11 p.m. Kelton House Museum and Garden, 586 E. Town St. The Kelton House will be turned into a 1920s speakeasy for a night filled with dinner, drinks, a faux casino and a silent auction, presented by the Junior League of Columbus. Haus Und Garten Tour June 23, 4:30-11:30 p.m. and June 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. German Village The pre-show will be held on Saturday evening, then the German Village Society hosts its annual German Village Haus und Garten Tour on Sunday, where 4,000 ticketholders can finally see what’s on the other side of the garden gate. www.german James Taylor and his All-Star Band with Bonnie Raitt June 30, 7:30-10 p.m. Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr. The legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor will take the stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt at the Schottenstein Center. www.schottenstein


For a comprehensive list of other happenings around Columbus, check out

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Little River Band 6/16 Rick Springfield 6/23 Patriotic Pops featuring the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus

6/16 – 7/28 2018

Stuart Chavetz, conductor


The Music of Billy Joel and More starring Michael Cavanaugh 7/7

Photo: Courtesy ITS Promotions

HANSON STRING THEORY 7/14 Tchaikovsky Spectacular 7/20 Rossen Milanov, conductor

Little River Band

Photo: Jay Gilbertr

Brian McKnight 7/21 The OSU Marching Band Weekend 7/27 & 7/28

Rick Springfield

Concerts are held at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion (160 S. High St.) in the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons. Gates open at 6 pm. Concerts begin at 8 pm.


Additional fees apply

Support provided by:

614-469-0939 • CAPA Ticket Center (39 East State Street) white logo on black background

Single table seats start at $45. Lawn tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate.


CRITIQUE With Michael McEwan

The Painter’s Eye Featuring Calibration by Luke Achterberg

“I never conceived of myself as anything other than a painter because my work came right through the raised surface, and color and objects applied to the surface.” – David Smith (1906-1965)

THE IDEA OF USING COLOR on sculpture isn’t new. Classical Greek sculpture,

which we see now as being various tints of white was, when new, lavishly embellished with color. David Smith spent most of his career studying color and sculpture. Combining the two in modernist sculpture was met with some harsh critical response at first. But it was he who opened the door for the generations to come, Luke Achterberg being one such artist. His work is remarkable for his flowing form and active color. Making several hundred pounds of steel defy gravity is no easy feat. Achterberg actually fabricates all his work by himself, and that he is also a certified welder who, like Smith, shows great care for the craft. This June, Sherrie Gallerie in the Short North will introduce Achterberg, a metal sculptor from Lexington, Kentucky. “Luke’s work has lyrical movement and beautiful color that I was attracted to. Sherrie Gallerie was in search of an artist working in metal whose work could go inside and outside,” says Sherrie Hawk, owner of Sherrie Gallerie. “Luke is that artist.” Achterberg is young, but already has an impressive list of exhibitions under his belt. He maintains his own active studio in Lexington, where he is preparing a body of work for a solo exhibition with Sherrie Gallerie. Summer is a great time to visit the Short North. Galleries are especially hit hard by the current construction and parking issues, and need your interest and support. Use Uber, the free COTA loop or take a group down. The streets are alive with people, and it is well worth the effort. CS Sherrie Gallerie 694 N. High St. Luke Achterberg at Sherrie Gallerie June 3-July 15 Biba Schutz and Karen Gilbert July 22-Sept. 1

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

CityScene Magazine June 2018  
CityScene Magazine June 2018