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Whatta Band En Vogue’s sound will mesh with that of Columbus Symphony Orchestra By Garth Bishop


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ust in case you thought Columbus was never gonna get it, worry not – one of the top R&B groups of the 1990s is coming to town to perform a special symphonic show. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra takes the stage with En Vogue April 5 at the Ohio Theatre as part of the orchestra’s pops series.

Formed in 1989, the group gained renown in the early 1990s with such hits as “Free Your Mind,” “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” “Hold on,” “Don’t Let Go (Love)” and “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get it),” as well as “Whatta Man,” a collaboration with rap group Salt-n-Pepa. The current line-up includes founding members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron, as well as Rhona Bennett, who joined in 2003. Though it has not released a studio album since 2004’s Soul Flower, En Vogue continues to tour. Performances with symphony orchestras are not regular, but the group has shared stages with numerous orchestras in recent years. “It just gives such an amazing dimension to our music,” says Ellis. The added instrumentation only enhances the sound, Ellis says, offering a much more in-depth listening experience to fans familiar with the original hits. Those hits are a staple of each En Vogue show, including symphonic shows such as the one that will take place at the Ohio Theatre. But there’s more to the group’s repertoire than the hits, Ellis says. “We also do a tribute medley in our show,” she says. “We’ve chosen seven female artists who we love and aspired to be like when we were growing up in the music industry.” That medley, which is about 15 minutes in length, includes snippets of songs by Donna Summer, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, the Emotions and the Mary Jane Girls. Without those artists paving the way, En Vogue wouldn’t have been able to achieve the success it has achieved, and band members wanted to show their respect on stage, says Ellis. Another unexpected addition to the show is an operatic aria written by composer and pianist Yanni. The first time they performed the song with an orchestral backing, Ellis and Herron loved it, and it’s been a staple of the symphonic shows ever since. “We love so many different genres of music, and En Vogue has always been

known for pushing the envelope in that way,” says Ellis. Audiences can also expect the group’s signature choreography with every song. “Once we hit the stage, it doesn’t stop until we are done,” Ellis says. Ellis mentions “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get it),” “Free Your Mind” and “Hold on” as some of the standard hits that get bigger with an orchestra. Connecting with the audience is the band’s No. 1 goal on stage, Ellis says, and the right backing can deepen the connection the hits have. The group hopes to begin working on new music later this year, Ellis says. Many of the large music agencies are encouraging artists to have their music charted for orchestras, and that has opened up a wide range of opportunities for groups like the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, says Rich Corsi, director of programming for CAPA. CAPA performs management services for the orchestra. “It’s almost like a second coming of their careers,” Corsi says. Good receptions from shows with other pop artists such as Natalie Merchant and an impressive En Vogue performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra led the Columbus symphony to pursue the group. “Their music really translates well into the symphonic format,” says Corsi. Most such artists who have performed with the symphony have praised its skill and professional conduct, Corsi says, which helps when it comes to enticing groups into being part of the pops series. En Vogue will be a good fit, Corsi says – not just because of the songs attendees know, but also because of the songs they won’t remember until they hear them. “They’re one of those groups that, when someone comes to see them, they’re going to recognize a lot more than they realize,” says Corsi. cs Garth Bishop is editor of CityScene Magazine. Feedback welcome at cityscene • March 2014


The 13-Mile Party

Half marathon works to prepare participants for healthier lives By Stephan Reed


reparation to run a half marathon begins months in advance, but crossing the finish line doesn’t mark the end of the race. In an effort to celebrate healthy living, the Capital City Half Marathon – this year slated for May 3 – works as a tool for everyone to better their lives, one mile at a time. “We want to help people feel comfortable participating in events they wouldn’t have wanted to do previously,” says David Babner, race director. “The focus is on participation and celebration, not competition.” Prior to the half marathon, members of the Cap City team help runners prepare by providing resources for those who want to run, including running schedules, menus, lifestyle tips and two coaches to help them get to the starting line. Once runners make it to the start, the course will take them through a scenic route of Columbus, starting near City Hall. Participants will then travel through the Arena District, through The Ohio State University campus, over the Lane Avenue bridge, down High Street and into German Village. New this year is a focus on the Scioto Peninsula. “As we go back up High Street, we will highlight that peninsula mile,” Babner says. “We will then loop behind COSI, back to the Broad Street Bridge and back up to Columbus Commons.”

Themed miles will be scattered throughout the course. DJs and bands will perform as runners trek through the country mile, the dance party, the acoustic section and more. The event is more than just the 13.1-mile run. It also includes the Patron Quarter Marathon and the Commit to Be Fit 5K, along with the celebration party featuring Yellow Tail sparkling wine, Michelob Ultra beer and food from Giant Eagle and Panera Bread at the finish line Race director David Babner, left, with former WBNS-TV news anchor in Columbus Commons. “Most half marathons Andrea Cambern and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman are run on a Sunday, but a party like this is too big for a Sunday,” Babner says. In the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, officials at Cap City have made security a priority. “This past year, we were the first major event after the Boston tragedy,” Babner says. “We all went in, reviewed our plans, made adjustments and put on a safe celebration. It was truly great to watch how they implemented the new plans.” Registration for the event can only be completed online at The race permits about 14,500 runners and Babner expects it to be sold out by early April. cs Stephan Reed is an editorial associate. Feedback welcome at


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Cup of Woe?

Coffee and caffeine may pose health risks, along with a multitude of health benefits By David Allen


ccording to studies, approximately 98 percent of North Americans regularly incorporate caffeine into their diet, at an average of 230 milligrams per day. This wide consumption makes caffeine the most widely used drug on the marketplace.

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Caffeine can be found in coffee, tea, soda, protein bars, enhanced water, candy and, recently in the news, energy drinks. Rockstar supplies the consumer with a whopping 160 mg of caffeine per 16 fluid oz. serving – almost hitting the 200-300 mg per day mark recommended for adults. Competitor 5-Hour Energy packs 200 mg of caffeine per serving. And despite multiple warnings from pediatricians, energy drink sales are expected to double in the next five years thanks in part to widespread consumption by the younger generation. And now the question becomes: Is caffeine good for you? There’s only one good, three-word sentence to sum up the answer. Everything in moderation. There are possible benefits. A 2011 study published in medical journal Muscle & Nerve, which had 14 male subjects take 6 mg

of caffeine per kilogram of body weight – for example, a 150-pound male took approximately 408 mg – before exercise, concluded that caffeine improves muscle performance during short-duration maximal dynamic contractions in a dramatic way. And this is not the only study to support such a claim. Another experiment, published in 2006 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, showed that a “caffeine-containing supplement may be an effective supplement for increasing upper-body strength.” Caffeine can also improve body composition. According to a study done just last year and published in the journal of the Obesity Society, a combination serving of 200 mg caffeine and 20 mg ephedrine was effectively shown to “produce significant reductions in fat mass.” Two years ago, a study by the University of South Florida and the University of Miami showed that individuals with high amounts of caffeine in their blood were shown to have a lesser risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease, possibly showing that caffeine can reduce the risk or delay the onset of dementia-like cognitive disorders. It is important to note that this study has not proved or shown biologically, in any way, that caffeine does help limit dementia; it has only provided a statistical link, and much more research will be done in the coming years. And yet, caffeine, specifically in coffee, can possibly do even more incredible things. For instance, medium to high consumption – three or four cups – of caffeinated coffee has been found to reduce the risk of

liver cancer by 40 percent, skin cancer by 5 percent, oral cancer by 49 percent, suicide by 50 percen and type 2 diabetes by 25 percent. With this continuously growing body of evidence cheering for caffeine, what could possibly be wrong with it? Overconsumption. A review done in 2011 at the Harvard School of Public Health dictates that overconsumption – around 500-600 mg a day – of caffeine can lead to or cause anxiety attacks, hallucinations and addiction (very common), and impair learning. Also, kids are found to be more susceptible to caffeine’s poor side effects than adults are it can possibly limit or hamper their growth. But, the most shocking find of the review – published in Frontiers of Neuroscience journal in 2011 – is that caffeine was found to be very similar to drugs such as morphine, heroin and cocaine. The study states that “caffeine shows the most similarity to cocaine and reinforces cocaine-seeking behavior after elimination of the drug.” With both risks and benefits to caffeine consumption, the best thing to do is be cognizant. Keep up with the current research and news, look into what products may be affecting your family and try to keep your daily caffeine intake to 200-300 mg, which is around two or three cups of coffee a day. cs David Allen is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Food Fight! The Battle of the Bakeries By Garth Bishop Photography by Wes Kroninger


ith so many bakeries to choose from in central Ohio, how can you possibly pick the right one? At CityScene, we figured the best way to pick a bakery is to find out what each one does best. So we asked 10 of the Columbus area’s top contenders a simple question: What do you do better than anyone else? Read on to learn the specialties of these sultans of sweet, princes of pastry and dukes of dough.

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Schneider’s Bakery

Go Nuts for Doughnuts Ask any Otterbein University student what he or she craves from Schneider’s Bakery in Westerville. If you get an answer other than “doughnuts,” consider that student’s response an aberration. Doughnuts are the bakery’s most popular type of baked good, from glazed to chocolate iced cream-filled. The honey buns covered in nuts and icing – known as nut toppers – are among the best-sellers. Jeff Hamler credits the doughnuts’ popularity to the bakery’s policy of making them, including all cream filling, from scratch. “Hardly anybody’s making doughnuts from scratch anymore … but there are still a few of us,” says Hamler. A Glance at France Though the shop has 37 years of history behind it, one of French Loaf Bakery’s most popular items is a relatively new addition. The Dewey’s Cake – named for the partnership with nearby Dewey’s Pizza through which the recipe was developed – is a heavy favorite among customers of the Fifth by Northwest-based French bakery, says co-owner Marijon Lococco. The milk

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chocolate and white chocolate shavings are only the tip of the iceberg. “It’s a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and buttercream, and then we put chocolate ganache over the top so it hardens,” Lococco says. “It is just fabulous.” A Winning Combination You may have read that croissantdoughnut hybrids called “cronuts” are all the rage in New York nowadays, but they’ve been available in Columbus since 1991. That’s when Rosario Auddino, co-owner of Auddino’s Bakery & Café in Hilliard – the shop has only been open since 2012, but it’s a spin-off of Auddino’s Italian Bakery, which has been in business in the Linden area since 1968 – invented the Doughssant, essentially fried croissant dough. It’s tough to make, Auddino says – an item consisting almost entirely of butter is hard to get into a vat of vegetable oil properly – but Doughssants are huge hits among customers and can sometimes be even lighter than a standard croissant. “Nobody can really duplicate it around this area,” says Auddino.

Korintje cinnamon, sugar and a brown sugar glaze on top. “It’s kind of layered like baklava would be, except it’s our sweet roll dough and sugar,” says manager Emilie Smith.

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The Original Goodie Shop

Original Cinnamon The Original Goodie Shop’s warnings about the addictive properties of its cinnamon sticks are tongue-in-cheek, but some of the bakery’s staunchest devotees might wonder. The 50-plus-year-old Upper Arlington bakery, which used to be known as the Tremont Goodie Shop, lists the cinnamon sticks as its undisputed best-sellers. They’re made of sweet roll dough, with

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Angry Baker

Vegan Victory A vegan with a sweet tooth is certain to be happy at the Angry Baker, located in Olde Towne East. Not all the items on the shop’s menu are vegan, of course – the brioche caramel cinnamon roll, for instance, is a heavy hitter among customers, says owner Vicki Hink. But the Angry Baker has definitely gotten a reputation for top-notch vegan treats, such as the vegan trail mix cookie, which has pecans, chocolate chips, cranberries, walnuts, coconut and a lot of vanilla. “For customers and for workers here, it’s quickly become everyone’s addiction,” says kitchen manager Allison Bradley. Life on Marzipan Those may look like apples, oranges and pota-

toes in the display case at Mozart’s Bakery and Piano Café, but don’t be fooled – they’re made of a material not often seen in American bakeries. Items made from marzipan, an almond-based confection popular in Europe, tend to arrest the eyes and taste buds of customers at Clintonville-based Mozart’s, says owner Anand Saha. Not only is it tasty – and a specialty of Switzerland-trained baker Doris Saha, Anand’s wife – it can be formed into a wide variety of interesting shapes, from fruit to dolphins. “It’s very big in Europe, doing anything with alMozart’s Bakery and Piano Café

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mond paste, and I think we do it better than anybody else,” Anand says. Bread Alert The pastries are popular, but at Juergens German Bakery and Restaurant in German Village, it’s the bread that reigns supreme. Six-grain, multigrain and challah are among customers’ favorites, and all the breads are free of preservatives, owner Rosemarie Keidel is quick to point out. But near the top of the list is a thick, crusty-onthe-outside, soft-on-the-inside bread that’s as much fun to eat as to say: mischbrot.

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“It’s made with rye and wheat flour mixed together,” Keidel says. Special Occasions Just as each cause for celebration is different, so is every occasion cake made by Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Co. different – but common threads make them among the bakery’s best-loved items. Dots, spirals, balloons and fireworks are just some of the most basic decorations that can go on the cakes, but the Worthington-based bakery’s decorators can draw any number of complex images. And any can come with the shop’s signature buttercream icing.

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“It’s been our loved signature icing for nearly three decades,” says owner Lee Alderman. “Enjoying it together with our cake is like a sweet dream come true.” Stick or Treat Pies, dinner rolls and doughnuts are a few of the items that have helped Der Dutchman Bakery make a name for itself, but visitors’ favorite is known by many names. Whether you call them long johns, éclairs or – as is popular in Plain City, where the bakery and its associated restaurant are located – cream sticks, the iced, cream-filled pastries are among the offerings for which Der Dutchman is famous. They

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take four hours to make, and their popularity is such that many a weekend customer is likely to get the larger-than-normal treats right as they come out of the kitchen. “We’re famous for our huge long johns,” says Dan Yoder, bakery manager. “They’re probably double the size of a typical long john, cream stick or éclair.” Booyah, Grandma East side-based Resch’s Bakery has more than 100 years of history, and its signature grandma rolls have found a special place in residents’ hearts for generations. The bakery sees many customers who loved the rolls as kids come in to pick them up for their own children – or even their grandchildren. The rolls, sold by the halfdozen, are made of sweet dough and covered with white icing and pecans – similar to cinnamon rolls, but with no cinnamon. “People will come in and get packs of those, and then take them back (home) to California,” says Kelly Resch, who helps run the bakery. cs

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Jovial drinks add color to the St. Paddy’s Day season By Stephan Reed


he feast of St. Patrick is almost here, so what better way to celebrate than with some green cocktails? Without the use of green food coloring, you can take a step back from colored beer and create your own emerald drinks. Use these recipes to help get into the season.

Shamrock Shooter • 2 oz. melon liqueur • ½ oz. Irish whiskey • ½ oz. Irish cream liqueur Combine ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into shot glass.

Apple Martini • 2 oz. vodka • 1 ½ oz. sour apple liqueur • 1 ½ tsp. lemon juice • 1 green apple slice Fill cocktail shaker three-fourths with ice. Add vodka, apple liqueur and lemon juice. Cover and shake for 10 seconds or until completely chilled. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with green apple slice.

Lunar Leprechaun • 1 ½ oz. silver tequila • 1 oz. melon liqueur • 1 oz. lime juice • ½ oz. triple sec • 1 lime slice In a margarita glass or cocktail glass with a salted rim, combine tequila, melon liqueur, triple sec, lime juice and ice. Garnish with lime slice.

Green Russian • 2 oz. absinthe • 2 oz. vodka • 1 oz. crème de menthe • 2 oz. milk Combine absinthe, vodka, crème de menthe and milk in shaker and shake. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Kiwi Cocktail • 2 ½ oz. kiwi liqueur • 1 oz. vanilla vodka • 1 whole kiwi Peel kiwi and mash with a fork until it becomes a smooth paste. Add all ingredients into shaker with ice and shake well. Serve in a martini glass. Garnish with kiwi slice if desired.

Green Drink • 2 oz. vodka • 2 oz. chilled Rockstar energy drink • 2 oz. chilled blue Powerade Zero Combine ingredients in a highball glass. Stir for 15 seconds.

Melon Mojito • 1 ½ oz. white rum • 1 oz. club soda • ¾ oz. melon liqueur • 2 Tbsp. simple syrup • 1 lime slice • Mint leaves Muddle or crush mint leaves and lime, and put into a rocks glass. Add simple syrup and ice. Add rum, melon liqueur and club soda. Garnish with lime and mint leaves. Clockwise from left: Apple Martini, Kiwi Cocktail, Shamrock Shooter, Melon Mojito






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Ohio’s Wild Side Animal parks offer close encounters with wildlife By Lisa Aurand

B The Wilds photos by G. Jones, courtesy of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

ored of staring at the deer in your back yard through the window? If you’re looking to get up close and personal with wildlife, there are a herd of options to choose from within driving distance of central Ohio. Whether you’re looking to see something exotic or native, Ohio animal parks have you covered with a variety of programs that are as educational as they are entertaining. And your choices only expand as the weather gets warmer. Here are a few of the parks open even during the early days of spring. The Wilds March at The Wilds in Cumberland, near Zanesville, means the tail end of the park’s Winter at the Wilds tours, which are offered daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. through the end of the month and take visitors to the animals’ cold weather housing areas as well as on an abridged tour of the conservation center’s nearly 10,000 acres via an enclosed, heated vehicle. “When animals can’t be outside in this weather, you’re able to see them in their winter quarters,” says Jennifer Wilson, director of communication for the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, which is affiliated with The Wilds. Tickets are $100 for members – including Columbus Zoo members – and $125 for non-members. Advance reservations are required. The park has 30 different species of animals. Most of them are endangered mammals, but there are also salamanders, birds (including ostriches, swans and cranes) and endangered beetles and mussels. This year, the list of animals on display indoors includes two baby rhinoceros, born Nov. 21 and Jan. 23, “so they’re pretty new little babies,” Wilson says.

Expanded tour offerings are available daily from May through September. Additional programming includes horseback riding safaris, fishing safaris via boat and a zipline – “so you can zipline over the heads of some animals, if you’re lucky,” Wilson says. Those interested in an immersive experience can stay overnight at Nomad Ridge

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{travel} in a yurt May through October or at the Lodge, a private luxury cabin for as many as 12 people, year round. Other attractions in Noble County include the Baker Family Museum, an enormous collection of antique glass and pottery (open Wednesdays through Saturdays year-round), and the bucket of the Big Muskie, the world’s largest dragline, housed in Miners’ Memorial Park (open April through October). Ohio Bird Sanctuary The Ohio Bird Sanctuary, just east of Mansfield, offers the chance to get to know our avian friends a little bit better – and enjoy a bit of the Ohio countryside in the process.

“We have 22 different birds of prey on display and a songbird aviary where you can walk in and see the birds,” says Executive Director Gail Laux. The facility is dedicated to rehabilitating injured and ill birds. Those that can return to the wild are released. Those that cannot are placed elsewhere or become ambassadors for the sanctuary. Highlights of the sanctuary’s winged residents are a bald eagle, a peregrine falcon and host of owls – including both a barn owl and a great horned owl. The 90-acre sanctuary is full of hiking trails and all its buildings and displays are wheelchair accessible, making it easy for for both children and older adults to explore. “We get a lot of grandparents with grandchildren. A lot of people get to know the birds that are here, so their child may come out to visit a very specific bird,” Laux says. Children also enjoy spending time with the sanctuary’s domestic chickens and rabbits. Purchase a cup of mealworms in the Visitor Center and you can hand-feed birds in the aviary, too. Admission to the park itself is free. Guided tours

The Wilds

can be booked for as little as $25 per group and coach bus tours are $5 per person with a minimum charge of $150; tours must be scheduled in advance. “Some people just show up and go hiking and some individuals just make this their stop for lunch,” Laux says. “The average visit is half an hour to 40 minutes.” See animals of the wooden variety at Richland Carrousel Park in nearby Man-

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“Our animals are very accustomed to our visitors. They are very excited when they arrive. They meet our guests right up at the car windows,” Keller says. “Our guests are within inches of these animals, versus in a zoo where they are 50 or maybe 100 feet away. You get a lot more interaction.” Beginning May 11, the park offers a walk-through safari to view ocelots, tortoises, white alligators, warthogs and more. Pig races and educational animal shows also run throughout the summer. Tickets for spring and fall are $15.95 (ages 7 and older) and $9.95 (ages 4-6). Children 3 and younger are free. Marblehead Lighthouse State Park is a short drive away for a picnic with a view of Lake Erie and the historic Marblehead Lighthouse. Tours of the lighthouse are offered Memorial Day through Labor Day. Or, if you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience, consider the Mon Ami Winery, located in a building constructed in 1873 by the Catawba Island Wine Company. cs Lisa Aurand is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at



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Stitch Perfect Sue Cavanaugh explores new territory with needle and thread By Cindy Gaillard

“when I was

I learned to sew probably 5, 6 years old. So cloth has always been really important

to me.

Left: Blue Collar, White Collar Opposite top: A Hundred Yards of Red Opposite bottom: Women Below: Sue Cavanaugh


he needle that artist Sue Cavanaugh wields is more than six inches long. It’s menacingly sharp and bends slightly as she punches it through yards and yards of cloth. In mere seconds, she has walked the length of her 10-foot work table, gathering cloth and creating stiches three, four, five inches long. It’s as if she is sewing – at lightning speed – for a giant.

Local artist Cavanaugh, who got her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Ohio State University, makes fabric sculptures that gather, fold and tumble in the air. They remain static, but the suggestion of movement is compelling. It’s as if her work defies gravity. 38 cityscene • March 2014

“I learned to sew when I was probably 5, 6 years old,” she says. “So cloth has always been really important to me.” Cavanaugh explores gathering in all its meanings. One of her popular works is a portrait of author and journalist Helen Thomas. Made with rabbit fencing and

wadded – gathered – newsprint, it stands about 12 feet wide. “It really was news gathering … and the person who gathers news,” she said. “I’m gathering actual newsprint here, and then, at the base, we had laid papers” as someone would have gathered them at home.

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{visuals} In A Hundred Yards of Red, Cavanaugh repurposed donated fabric. Each installation of the piece is crafted to fit into a particular gallery, and all come together in bigger pieces or are split into smaller ones, allowing the sculpture a meaningful relationship with the space it inhabits. She calls them “Incarnations” and each one is dramatic. With her textile works, Cavanaugh has used her experience in the Japanese Shibori tradition to explore new realms. Shibori is a technique whereby stitched cloth is dyed and, ultimately, the threads are clipped, revealing intricate patterns. Cavanaugh starts with stitching and creates a new technique. “I’m now leaving those threads in,” she says. “By keeping them in, I gain a lot of control later on where I want texture, how tightly I wanted it gathered or loosely gathered in various places so I can sculpt more.” Sometimes she dyes the cloth, sometimes not. The Greater Columbus Arts Council selected Cavanaugh in 2012 for an artist residency in Dresden, Germany. During her time there, she started working with

News Gathering – RIP Helen Thomas

wire and expanded her vision to sculpt for large spaces. Inspired by a factory used to repair railroad cars, she sculpted in dimensions she had never tried before. Ultimately, Cavanaugh came back to Columbus and rented studio space in Franklinton artist space 400 West Rich because, she says, “I wanted this big space, with tall ceilings,” to continue her larger works. While she is pushing the dimensions of her sculptures, she finds it gratifying when patrons study her work close up. “We’re kind of rewarded if we take the time to look more closely at anything, dig in a bit,” she says. She has also started to use recycled cloth. “Most recently, I’ve done a couple of pieces

that appear to be like waterfalls and rivers,” Cavanaugh says. “I get a lot of inspiration from rivers, so I like that, but then you get up close and you realize, ‘Oh, that’s a man’s shirt, that’s a woman’s pair of khakis, and there’s a tablecloth and some curtains.’” Knowing that each piece of cloth has a history sparks her imagination. About a tablecloth, she says, “People have eaten important dinners around this cloth.” She recently obtained cotton curtains from an old convent. “They’re in terrible shape,” Cavanaugh says. “I don’t care about that. They have a history.” Her award-winning work has shown in galleries in Oceanside, Calif., and Minneapolis, as well as in our own Columbus Museum of Art. Locally, the Muse Gallery in German Village represents her. cs Cindy Gaillard is the Executive Producer of WOSU Public Media’s Emmy Award-winning program ArtZine. Find new episodes on Facebook.

Left: Ori-Kume #40

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Above: Night Gathering

Steel City Cuisine New Pittsburgh restaurants offer novel catering experiences By Stephan Reed


he city may be known as the home of the Steelers, ketchup and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, but Pittsburgh’s culinary collection is something that shouldn’t be left on the back burner. The ‘Burgh has recently opened a few new restaurants of its own, boasting unique and storied themes, along with fantastic feasts.

Cure photo by Laura Petrilla

Grit and Grace For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, and for every food dish, there is an equal and opposite entrée. Grit and Grace embodies this notion and boasts a menu full of flavors that create a cordial competition for the consumer’s taste buds. A spicy prawn salad with green papaya, mint, cilantro and garlic; and crispy pig face roulade, with a sunny-side-up egg, napa cabbage and apple butter highlight the eclectic eatery’s menu. The taste and texture combinations make for a balanced and brilliant dining experience. Cure This neighborhood restaurant features the best of the local urban Mediterranean cuisine. Each day, the menu changes in little ways, but head chef and owner Justin Severino says the salumi platter, fit with 15-20 different items of cured meat, is an everyday entrée. Also on the menu is a duck confit, complete with kabocha squash, red cabbage, orange, ginger, black tea soaked prunes, maple-lavender mustard. Severino is dedicated to supporting ethical farming and sustainability.

“I really feel if it’s something I’m going to do, it must support my farmers and a positive food community,” he says. Butcher and the Rye Complete with a bar on each floor, this restaurant features small and large plates for any palate. Braised rabbit, blue crab risotto and pig candy – pork belly with apple kimchi, miso caramel and cilantro – round out the distinct menu. But the food isn’t the only highlight. The bar prides itself on an incredible bourbon collection of more than 350 selections. Conflict Kitchen The meals here are unlike anything any American has tried, unless you’re Dennis Rodman – and that’s by design. The Conflict Kitchen features entrees from countries the U.S. is clashing with and is currently serving North Korean cuisine. The menu contains meals with names some people have never heard before, such as Haemul Pajeon (seafood and scallion pancakes) and Naengmyeon (chilled buckwheat noodles in dongchimi broth). NOLA on the Square This New Orleans jazz brasserie, complete with live jazz on Wednesdays and weekends, dedicates itself to some sultry southern favorites. The menu is as creative as the ambience – it includes fried alligator, frog legs, catfish and, of course, gumbo. “You must try our signature jambalaya, first and foremost,” says Andrew Hebson, executive chef and partner. “It has a sort of heat that builds as you eat, but won’t blow you away.” cs Stephan Reed is an editorial associate. Feedback welcome at

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Gallery Exhibits Brandt-Roberts Galleries: Defining Presence by Winnie Sidharta Ambron and Rob Anderson through March 21. www. Capital University Schumacher Gallery: The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes, photos from the archives of CBS Television and LIFE magazine photographer Bill Eppridge, through March 22. Ohio Craft Museum: In Touch with the Spirit, contemporary work by seven African-American artists alongside traditional

craft objects from the Southern University at New Orleans Collection of African Art, through March 23. www. Marcia Evans Gallery: Journey/Destination, photographs by Cameron MacPhail, through March 29. www. marcia-evans-gallery ROY G BIV Gallery: Project Pivot: Secrets of the Cosmos, works by high school seniors at the Arts and College Preparatory Academy, from March 1-29. Muse Gallery: Cryptic Monkey, new work by Kim Goldfarb, from March 1-31. www. Miller Gallery, Otterbein University Art and Communication Building: Juried Student Art Exhibition from March 3-13. Senior Art Exhibitions from March 24-May 16.

Angela Meleca Gallery

houses, from March 8-30. www.tacocat Jung Association Gallery: Thin Places, a visual and aural art exhibit depicting artists’ interpretations of thin places, from March 8-April 27. Hammond Harkins Galleries: Art in Conversation: Three Women – new works

Dublin Arts Council: Bird Song Hill, low relief wood images by Russ Shaw, from March 4-April 18. Ohio Art League: Art as Contemporary Folklore – etchings, paintings and graphite drawings depicting the contemporary experience by Maria DiFranco – from March 6-28. Art Access Gallery: Variations in the Landscape by Patrick Adams, Judy Favret Friday and Megan Lightell from March 7-April 21. www. Tacocat Gallery: The Art of Lustron, works of art created using panels from Lustron 42 cityscene • March 2014

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CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss! The hugely popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical swings through town. Denison University graduate Ben Jacoby plays Raoul. w w w. b r o a d w a y a c r o s s Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits March 6, 8 p.m. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. Brazilian percussionist The Phantom of the Opera Baptista performs with his dynamic quartet as part of the Wexner Center’s Via Brasil series. Gallery Players presents The Producers March 1-16 Honk, Wail & Moan Jewish Community Center, March 6, 8 p.m. 1125 College Ave. The Broadway musical about Broadway McConnell Arts Center, musicals – and the producers who seek to 777 Evening St., Worthington Jazz/Brass band Honk, scam the system with an Wail & Moan is influenced enormous flop – is next on by music ranging from the Gallery Players’ schedavant-garde to New Orleans ule. traditional to cartoon tunes. The Eagles March 5, 8 p.m. CityMusic Columbus Nationwide Arena, presents 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Buckwheat Zydeco The classic rock band Buckwheat March 7, 8 p.m. known for such hits as “Take Zydeco Grand Valley Dale it Easy,” “Desperado” and Ballroom, 1590 Sunbury Rd. “Hotel California” comes to Louisana legend Buckwheat Zydeco Columbus. showcases his unique blend of Cajun and Broadway Across America presents blues. The Phantom of the Opera March 5-16 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. 44 cityscene • March 2014

CAPA presents Robert Post: Post Comedy Theatre March 7-8 Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. Robert Post, a renaissance man of comedy – actor, mime, juggler, puppeteer, ventriloquist, stand-up comedian – brings his one-man variety show to Columbus. www. Opera Columbus presents The Pirates of Penzance March 7-9 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players perform the opera about bumbling swashbucklers and their equally unorthodox contemporaries. Pleasure Guild presents Shrek the Musical March 7-9 Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. The grumpy green ogre who has been the star of four DreamWorks films is the subject of the Pleasure Guild’s annual performance. Pleasure Guild shows benefit the Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care

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The Fab Four March 8, 8 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany Beatles tribute the Fab Four presents note-for-note renditions of the legendary rock band’s hits. Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents Bravo Benny!: The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert March 13-16 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. The orchestra recreates Benny Goodman’s 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall, with clarinetist and saxophonist Ken Peplowski in the role of Goodman. Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus presents Family Ties March 14-16 Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. This double bill features Group Therapy, a collaboration with BalletMet, and Alexander’s House, a one-act choral musical.



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CAPA presents the Second City March 21-22 Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. The Chicago-based sketch comedy troupe comes to town as part of Jillian Michaels its Happily Ever Laughter tour. BalletMet presents Symphony in C March 21-23 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. The ballet company presents George Balanchine’s classical Symphony in C; Wunderland, an original work by BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang; and Bolero by Victoria Morgan, performed by the Cincinnati Ballet. www.



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CAPA presents the Four Bitchin’ Babes March 26 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. The musical theater quartet presents its new show, Mid-Life Vices – A Guilt-Free Musical Revue. CATCO presents Steel Magnolias March 26-April 13 Studio One Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St. CATCO presents the alternately hilarious and touching story of the chatty Southern ladies who meet to gossip at Truvy’s beauty salon. Aladdin Shrine Circus March 27-30 Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave. The Aladdin Shrine Temple presents its annual circus, featuring clowns, aerialists,

Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Masterworks 9: Tchaikovsky & Sibelius March 28-29 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Guest conductor Anu Tali leads the symphony through the works of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Pärt. www.columbus ProMusica presents Woodwind Whirlwind March 29, 5:30 p.m. Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N. High St. ProMusica’s woodwind quintet plays a variety of old and new European songs.


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{critique} With Michael McEwan

The Painter’s Eye Featuring Study of Heads of an Old Man by Sir Peter Paul Rubens


hen the Dayton Art Institute sent this painting for restoration work in the early 1960s, I wonder if the curators were as surprised as everyone else by what they received in return. The oil on oak panel (26 ½ by 19 ¾ inches, circa 1612) had not been touched for some time. It was no doubt a magnificent study by the master, but it had a secret under the years of old varnish and dirt. When a layer of dark paint was removed, the second head we see here on the left literally came to light. This over-painting of a work by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1641) would be inconceivable to us today, but the practice of “touching up” a piece to make it salable was not uncommon a few hundred years ago. We can see the more refined head on the right side of the piece and an intermediate stage study on the left. Because Rubens maintained a sizable studio to produce his many large-scale works, smaller studies were used to guide the assistants in the production phase of the final painting. We value these smaller paintings today because they are most certainly from the master’s hand alone. Rubens would be surprised that we are so attached to these works; to him, they were workshop studies, not meant for public display. It is quite possible this was painted from life, but Rubens had an astounding visual memory and he could just as easily have captured the old gentleman without reference. Rubens also was more than an artist; he was a diplomat as well. He was fluent in several languages, and his movement among the courts of Europe enabled him to collect and distribute sensitive information. cs 48 cityscene • March 2014

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Flemish Heads of an Old Man, c. 1612, Oil on oak panel 26 ½ x 19 ¾ inches (67.3 x 50.2 cm) The Dayton Art Institute Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton W. Smith, 1960.82

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