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A Good Note Columbus Jazz Orchestra marks 45 years with a major retrospective show By Valerie Mauger

45 YEARS AGO, ON A FINE SUMMER DAY IN 1973, four jazz musicians were having

a conversation at the Ohio State Fair. It may sound like the start to a good joke, but was actually the start of a wonderful tradition. Musician Wes Orr turned to a friend to ask a simple question: “Why don’t we start a band?” The same question has been asked innumerable times throughout history, most often with no result. But his conversation partner took the idea to heart. That partner was Ray Eubanks. A professor as well as a professional trumpet player, Eubanks founded the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) at Capital University soon after. “I had, for several years, thought the only way big band music was going to survive was by creating it in a not-for-profit environment, much like symphony orchestras,” says Eubanks. The organization’s loyal audience has steadily grown throughout the years, allowing it to increase performances from five per year in 1973 to four per month in the 2017-18 season.

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“A lot of people that didn’t know they liked jazz found out they did,” says Eubanks. Though many other cities have their own jazz orchestras, Columbus’ is the oldest nonprofit organization for jazz performance in the U.S., and is a full 15 years older than New York’s vaunted Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. “It’s another Columbus milestone that I think that we need to celebrate,” says JAG Artistic Director Byron Stripling. “That we were the first on the map, and the band has continued to endure.” To that end, JAG is celebrating its 45th anniversary all season long, with the biggest show of the season being a Columbus Jazz Orchestra performance Oct. 12-15 at the Southern Theatre. A CJO 45th Anniversary Extravaganza kicks off the 2017-18 Swingin’ with the CJO Concert Series. “Behind some of the songs we play, we’ll have a photo retrospective going that will show you some of the progression of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra throughout the years,” says Stripling. “So it will be a way to celebrate visually as well as musically.”

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the country,” says Stripling. “And that’s not overstating it. It’s just the truth. We’re proud of him because he came through our jazz program. … It’s our subliminal way of celebrating one of our own.” Legendary composer, bassist and Grammy Award winner Clayton is cofounder of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and has played with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma and Paul McCartney. He has been commissioned to compose and conduct a unique piece for JAG’s 45th anniversary, which will be revealed at the event. Redman’s music has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and been featured in films including Blues Brothers 2000, Space Cowboys and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The stars of the show, though, are the members of the 17-piece orchestra, who showcase the talent and passion that has been growing through the local jazz community for so many years. Ray Eubanks and Byron Stripling “I think it can be a really The concert also features three guest life-changing concert for people because artists: composer/conductor John Clayton, they’ll see the greatness of jazz in Columpianist Micah Thomas and saxophonist bus and get to experience all these great musicians that live right here in their own Joshua Redman. Columbus native Thomas was greatly community,” says Stripling. Live jazz provides an experience that influenced by JAG’s educational programs and is now studying at Juilliard simply cannot be conveyed through a CD or iPod, Stripling says. School of Music. “(Listeners) can’t get it from a ra“He’s one of the most incredible young piano soloists that I’ve heard recently in dio. They can’t get it from a YouTube

video,” he says. “(When you’re) sitting live in an orchestra, or at a concert, and experiencing the Columbus Jazz Orchestra … it’s only then that you open your heart to what this music is about, which is improvisation. … It’s present tense music.” Remaining shows on the Swingin’ with the CJO schedule, which runs through March, feature R&B, New Orleans-style jazz, holiday favorites and tunes by legends of jazz. CS Valerie Mauger is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Stopping in its Tracks Technology and testing make strides in the fight against prostate cancer By Matthew Kent

THE RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER WEIGHS HEAVY on the minds of most men, but

technological advances are making it easier to detect and treat every day. As men get older, changes occur in the prostate – the reproductive gland responsible for making semen – that may lead to cancer when cells don’t know how to stop growing, says Dr. Ryan Hedgepeth, a urologist for OhioHealth. “We see the growth of a prostate by normal means, and we can’t control it by methods of shrinking the prostate, so this is probably a disease in most men that takes decades to develop. It’s slow-growing in most men, but occasionally, we think it can develop when it’s a more aggressive style and grows faster,” Hedgepeth says. “It’s a disease that grows over time, as most cancers do, and it’s a disease that we most typically see in men over the age of 50.” There are no symptoms for early treatable prostate cancer, but occasionally, doctors will see men who have difficulty urinating in their 40s, 50s and 60s, Hedgepeth says. Dr. Ryan Hedgepeth Still, he stresses the importance of testing, especially for black men and men with family histories of prostate cancer, who should start screenings at age 40. If a man’s father or brother has had prostate cancer, that man’s risk is doubled. If both his father and brother have had it, the risk is five times that of a man with no family history. “Genes have the biggest impact on whether a man develops prostate cancer or not,” Hedgepeth says. Testing requires a blood test known as a prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test. Once an abnormal blood test is found, the subject should have a prostate biopsy, in which cells are collected and examined through a microscope to determine whether they are cancerous. “If you don’t have risks in your family or you’re not African-American, we typically think 50 is a good year to start getting screened,” he says. “There’s been some controversy about the PSA testing recommendations over the last 10 years, and along with the screening recommendations, I think we’re starting to see a convergence that PSA testing, when used responsibly, is a very good screening mechanism that helps prevent death long-term from prostate cancer.” There is good news, Hedgepeth says: Technology has advanced to the point where prostate MRIs are being

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performed on men who have had negative biopsies, but still have rising PSA levels. “In those men, we can sometimes see lesions that are suspicious on the MRIs … and OhioHealth has been very supportive developing innovative ways to diagnose and treat prostate cancer,” he says. Robotic surgery is another option that has been expanding of late in the world of prostate cancer treatment, Hedgepeth says, though he notes that not every patient needs surgery. Radiation therapy has also made significant advances, as have other areas of treatment. “We now realize that there’s a large group of prostate cancer patients who don’t need to be treated with either of those things. There is this group of patients who will have prostate cancer for 20 or 30 years and perhaps never die of it, and we’re really moving



our processes of thinking about prostate cancer and identifying who those patients are that don’t need to be treated and, also, who are the ones who need robotic surgery or radiation therapy,” he says. “I think the real biggest bang for the buck patients are going to see is the identification of who and who shouldn’t get treated for prostate cancer.” Even after having been treated for prostate cancer, men should make lifestyle changes to ensure their future health, Hedgepeth says. “Exercise actually improves the overall City Scene 4.75 x 4.875. survival for all cancer patients regardless of the cardiovascular benefit,” he says. “I encourage all of my patients – after surgery, after radiation or even if we’re following their cancer – to exercise regularly. I enFor location information, courage four days a week, 30 minutes of hours of operation cardiovascular activity.” and more visit our website The best treatment option for prostate cancer is something that Hedgepeth says he discusses openly with his patients. “I try to take the emotion out of it, even though it’s an emotional process for patients, and affirm what we’re doing with the science. In doing so, the emotion I want to change them to is hope, and it’s a fact that the science of prostate cancer continues to evolve and most patients will do very well as long as you do the right thing by that,” he says. “Ultimately, you want to have happy, healthy and well-adjusted patients, and I think what I do is I help facilitate those decisions to the right choice.” CS

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Return of the Mac Cheesy shindig at Easton will once again raise money to fight childhood cancer By Sophia Fratianne 10 | September/October 2017

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THE TASTE SO COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH CHILDHOOD, comfort and joy is back to bring comfort and joy to individuals who sorely need it. On Oct. 6, Easton Town Center hosts the second Columbus Mac & Cheese Festival, with a vast array of macaroni and cheese dishes. Proceeds benefit The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The NextGen Ambassadors Society coordinates the event that, last year, sold out, drawing more than 2,000 people. It raised more than $65,000 for adolescent and young adult cancer research at the OSUCCC – an important cause, says NextGen chairman Josh Barkan, as more than 70,000 people ages 15 to 29 are diagnosed with cancer each year. “We are one step closer to ‘mac’ing out cancer,” says Josh Barkan, chairman of NextGen. Following previous fundraising efforts for the James made by his family, Barkan was inspired to spearhead the festival, recognizing the simple popularity of mac and cheese and the many variations of it served around town. He’s been part of NextGen for about five years, and put a great deal of work into creating the festival last year, as did Jamie Hudoba, assistant director of volunteer services at the James. More than 20 restaurants and vendors from Easton and the greater Columbus area will put their best mac and cheese dishes forward at the 2017 event, with options ranging from deep-fried mac and cheese bites to lobster mac and cheese. Patrons have the opportunity to vote in a people’s choice winner. At 2016’s inaugural event, Easton’s Kitchen Den Bar (KDB) brought its bacon mac and cheese with Applewood-smoked bacon, four different types of cheese and roasted tomatoes. “I even had a group of ladies take a selfie with us because they loved it so much,” says Ashlee Dickson, director of sales and marketing for KDB Easton. The variant brought out by northwest Columbus-based Hoggy’s Restaurant and Catering is a family recipe, says Kathy Turner, wedding and special events specialist for the company. The recipe, which was part of Turner’s mother’s sorority cookbook, sets itself apart with its combination of cheeses and different types of pasta, she says. “It means so much to my grandmother when she hears how much people in Columbus love her recipe,” says Kyle Turner, Hoggy’s director of marketing and business development and Kathy’s son. Mitchell’s Ocean Club aims to bring its black truffle mac and cheese, complemented with bags of its bar snack, truffle popcorn. “We look forward to participating this year and raising even more money for young adult and adolescent cancer research,” says Katherine Domnici, event manager for Mitchell’s.

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The list of participants for 2017 has yet to be finalized, but last year’s lineup also included Bon Vie Bistro, Brio, Fado Irish Pub, Flip Side, J. Alexander’s, McCormick & Schmick’s, Milestone 229, Rusty Bucket, Smith & Wollensky, Sweet Carrot, Whole Foods, World of Beer and Zoup!. Beyond the culinary attractions, the festival promises live music, craft beer, a 50/50 raffle, face painters, balloon artists and a stilt walker. A variety of non-mac-and-cheese vendors will be on hand, with proceeds going to adolescent and young adult cancer research and programming, as will Be the Match, the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. Easton earned a U.S. MAXI Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers for last year’s festival. CS

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IT’S NOT NEWS THAT PEOPLE ARE LIVING LONGER, or that older Americans are staying more active than ever. As seniors and retirees prepare to age, it’s important that they find living options that suit their needs. Fortunately, central Ohio has plenty of amenities for seniors looking to stay active and social. According to the 2015 United States of Aging survey, maintaining physical health topped the list of concerns for older adults. Memory loss and maintaining mental health followed. Most respondents say keeping a positive attitude and eating healthy are the most important factor to maintaining mental health, and 57 percent consider themselves very positive and optimistic. The senior living industry has taken notice, and is capitalizing on this changing attitude among seniors. “Since we are over 100 years old, the strength of tradition meets the power of innovation,” says Samantha Burnett, marketing and communications project manager for Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices. “We want always to be innovating, pushing and current; what’s going to be the most up-to-date for the people that we care for.” At Kendal at Granville, Angie Jordan, director of sales, marketing and development, knows that the senior living industry must keep up with new demand for exciting and flexible locations. “With the changing dynamics of the senior living industry, we knew we had to respond to the needs of the individual,” says Jordan. “At Kendal, we believe that retirement can bring new opportunities for growth while having peace of mind knowing there is a secure plan in place for any future health care needs.” Otterbein’s New Albany and Gahanna locations offer skilled nursing and rehabilitation communities, but there exist other Otterbein locations throughout Ohio offering lifestyle communities.

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If you find yourself in an Otterbein neighborhood, you may not even realize you’ve wandered into a senior community. With five houses lining the street housing ten people each, the communities give the impression of a small neighborhood in the suburbs. Though many residents in Otterbein’s skilled nursing locations require constant monitoring, due to many with brain ailments like Alzheimer’s disease, Burnett says a major benefit is the flexibility and freedom that Otterbein offers. “It facilitates an easier lifestyle, physically and mentally, because of our mentality and kind of technology behind it,” she says. “Little things – like your whole life you woke up at 7 a.m. and read the newspaper – you can do that every day. People get to pick their own meals, when they eat their meals.” Dining and nutrition is a major part of anyone’s life, but even more so for a person who has dietary restrictions due to health concerns. At many locations, such as the Forum at Knightsbridge, this isn’t cause for worry.

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The Forum’s chef, Brad Miller, works with Five Star Senior Living to provide both delicious and healthful options. When residents sit down for lunch, they can expect options such as Cajun tilapia, sautéed shrimp, rack of lamb, seafood bisque soup and more – and that doesn’t even take dessert into account. Jordan acknowledges that being exposed to so many new and delicious foods may pose a problem for foodies. “I would say our dining is one of the greatest delights for many; the variety and menu options are Kendal at Granville residents find it hard to get bored with the sheer number of programs. outstanding whether you are a meat lover or vegetarian, like it sweet or savory, mild or spicy,” she says. “When joining Kendal, trust me, you might be exposed to the freshman 15 if you aren’t careful.” The pounds might be easily put on, but with the array of offerings in activity, it’s just as easy to work them off, or even simply get into shape. At Otterbein, Burnett says she’s seen the most success through a program that places the physical therapist directly in residents’ living rooms. “Therapy is done in-house, utilizing the house as a gym,” she says. “We do have, within each neighborhood, one house FIND with a gym setup in it. … We found people tend to do better when we use the house as a therapy space.” Kendal residents, too, are encouraged JUST MINUTES to stay physically active. A heated indoor swimming pool, yoga, Pilates, wellness FROM COLUMBUS classes and much more can be found there. “From transportation, lawn care, dinSituated on 93 scenic acres, Kendal is a ing and housekeeping services, Kendal relaxing haven. You’ll enjoy retirement exists to encourage the person to live life here, close to Historic Granville and within to its fullest,” says Jordan. “We are deminutes of downtown Columbus with fine signed to appeal to a multitude of indi740.321.0429 vidual lifestyles.” shopping, dining, entertainment and sports With each location offering varying venues nearby—it’s where natural beauty amenities to suit a plethora of lifestyles, no A nonprofit Life Plan Community serving meets urbane culture. And with the security older adults in the Quaker tradition. person should have to worry about being of lifecare, you’ll have peace of mind. stuck in a place in which they don’t belong. Physical fitness, comfort and flexible

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Local universities offer education programs for lifelong learners By Jenny Wise

From The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, Capital University and Franklin University to Ohio Dominican University, Denison University and Otterbein University, it’s no secret that the Columbus area has an abundance of higher education opportunities. And they’re not just for people in their late teens and early 20s. In fact, many of these institutions offer free educational opportunities to adults and seniors in the community. OSU offers an adult education program for individuals ages 60 and up. Originally named Program 65 for the minimum age at the time it was created, this adult education endeavor was founded in 1974 as an education opportunity for older Ohio residents. The program had such great success that, two years later, the Ohio legislature passed a bill requiring all state-funded colleges and universities to allow Ohio residents ages 60 and older to attend courses on a space-available, instructor-permission, audit- and tuition-free basis. More than 40 years later, Program 60 continues to offer undergraduate- and graduatelevel courses, excluding only professional programs and study abroad opportunities. “Typically, Program 60 participants prefer arts and humanities, physical education and general education courses,” says program coordinator Lauren Gannon Evans. “Our students are lifelong learners who tend to take one of two paths: either wishing to try something new, or to refresh knowledge in an area they are already familiar with.” Program 60 participant John Bowen appreciates the broad nature of the college curriculum today, as opposed to 50 years ago.

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“I enjoyed my college experience, but back then, it was focused on learning what I needed to get a job and begin my career,” says Bowen. “This time around, I’m able to learn something not because I have to for my future success, but because I’m interested in it.” With an easy one-time registration process, program participants can continue to enroll in classes every semester just like their credit-earning counterparts. Registration is available approximately six weeks before the start of each semester and closes the Friday before courses begin. Program 60 is available via distance learning, as well as at all of OSU’s regional campuses. Columbus State also offers a lifelong learning opportunity through its Good as Gold program, which gives Ohio residents the chance to continue their education throughout their retirement. Good as Gold generally attracts between 50 and 100 participants every term, and as with Program 60, the tuition is waived since the courses are not for credit. Though program participants are responsible for payment of lab fees, technology and facilities fees, books, instructional supplies, parking permits, and any additional educational expenses required of other students, they receive student rates and discounts to university concerts and activities. The Community Scholars program at Denison, a private university subject to different requirements, allows residents of Licking County who are 30 or older to take one course a semester for only $155. “During 2016, we had 13 community scholars take 18 courses that include art, history, philosophy, environmental science,

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dance, psychology, political science, education, women’s studies, English and Taekwondo,” says Denison Assistant Director for News and Information Ginny Sharkey. The Community Scholars program has been around for at least 30 years, averaging about 13 participants per term, Sharkey says. Though it operates on a smaller scale than some of the public institutions’ programs, she says, Community Scholars is just as beneficial to both students and instructors. “Community Scholars (participants) breathe fresh air into my class,” says history professor Mitchell Snay. “I’ve found that they bring curiosity, intelligence and life experience to the work. Their enthusiasm raises classroom energy.” Community Scholars participant Alan Larimer has taken 18 courses with Snay, but this isn’t his first experience with Denison. Larimer actually grew up in Granville and attended Denison for his undergraduate degree. After practicing medicine for 50 years, Larimer decided it was time to retire. He returned to Denison to continue learning and to broaden his education outside of medicine. CS Jenny Wise is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at

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Negotiation techniques help kids constructively resolve conflicts and keep schools safer By Ria Greiff

When we think of expert negotiators, we usually conjure up images of a tough-guy police lieutenant, showing up to a hostage situation with a bullhorn and a steely glare. You might be surprised, then, to learn that today’s top negotiators are elementary school students – a demographic not exactly known for its fondness for steely glares. We’ll get to that. Negotiation Outcomes There are many potential outcomes to any given negotiation, but they essentially boil down to these three: • Win-win. The formal definition of win-win is a situation in which both parties have all their needs met, but because such happy endings are far more common in old black-and-white movies than in real life, a much more realistic goal would be a scenario in which both parties get most of their needs met. This implies that both parties should be prepared to relinquish something when trying to make a deal so that they can meet somewhere in the middle, finding that common ground. • Agree to disagree: Parties decide that agreement is not essential to goal achievement. Disagreement does not damage the relationship. • No outcome: A solution is not reached and the disagreement continues. Young children are able to reach this level of sophistication because of emotional intelligence. The most effective negotiation programs encompass problem-solving skills, effective communication and listening skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and other important life skills. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three key abilities: emotional awareness; the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks such as thinking and problem-solving; and the ability to manage emotions, which includes regulating one’s own emotions and cheering up or calming down others. Benefits of Emotional Intelligence There are more positives to a high emotional intelligence quotient – EQ, for short – than enhanced capacity for de-escalation. • Development of empathy: As described above, those with high EQ have greater ability to determine what others are feeling. • Development of optimism: Something of a permanent set of rose-colored glasses. • An easier time getting along with people. When emotional intelligence first gained prominence as a concept in 1995, it disrupted the conventional wisdom that held up IQ as the crucial determinant of success. Suddenly, there was a more quantifiable explanation for how a less conventionally intelligent person could become a star and differentiate himself or herself from the rest. According to Talent Smart, one of the premier organizations dedicated to enhancing emotional intelligence, EQ affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities 22 | September/October 2017

and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. And negotiations essentially take all the skills of someone who has high EQ and applies them to solving big issues. This is exactly what breeds success: positive outcomes from individuals meeting together to negotiate a partnership. These may be partnerships with peers, romantic partners, co-workers, workout buddies, educators, even with oneself. Don’t feel like your EQ is high enough? Don’t worry too much. Emotional intelligence can be developed. Developing Emotional Intelligence Per Talent Smart: “The communication between your emotional and rational ‘brains’ is the physical source of emotional intelligence. The pathway for emotional intelligence starts in the brain, at the spinal cord. Your primary senses enter here and must travel to the front of your brain before you can think rationally about your experience. However, first they travel through the limbic system, the place where emotions are generated. So we have an emotional reaction to events before our rational mind is able to engage. Emotional intelligence requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centers of the brain. “‘Plasticity’ is the term neurologists use to describe the brain’s ability to change. Your brain grows new connections as you learn new skills. The change is gradual, as your brain cells develop new connections to speed the efficiency of new skills acquired.

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“Using strategies to increase your emotional intelligence allows the billions of microscopic neurons lining the road between the rational and emotional centers of your brain to branch off small ‘arms’ to reach out to the other cells. A single cell can grow 15,000 connections with its neighbors. This chain reaction of growth ensures it’s easier to kick this new behavior into action in the future. Once you train your brain by repeatedly using new emotional intelligence strategies, emotionally intelligent behaviors become habits.” As a result of the growing evidence of the benefits of emotional intelligence, negotiations courses have been steadily increasing in popularity among many audiences, from kids to cops. Harvard University even offers three-day courses to enhance negotiations skills for a cool $2,700, boasting that its program is “appropriate for professionals at all levels who want to enhance their negotiation skills and work more productively with customers, colleagues, partners, vendors and others.” Ria Greiff is a host of You Inc., an NPR show on that gives tools for wellness. She is a master trainer for a nationwide firm based out of New York and has been providing wellness seminars for professionals of Fortune 500 companies for the past 15 years. She is also the clinical director of her own benefits consulting firm and is a sought-after speaker for national conferences on soft skills. Ria is a regular contributor to CityScene Magazine and can be reached at for feedback or inquiries.

The elimination of violence does not mean the elimination of conflict. Some conflicts can have positive outcomes. They can increase achievement, motivation to learn, higher-level reasoning, long-term retention, healthy social and cognitive development, and the fun students have in school. Conflicts can also enrich relationships, clarify personal identity, increase ego strength, promote resilience in the face of adversity and help one understand the need for personal change. But steps must be taken to help ensure conflict has these positive outcomes, and the first step is to create a cooperative context. In a cooperative context, conflicts tend to be resolved constructively. Students have clear perceptions of one another’s positions and motivations, communicate accurately and completely, trust one another, and define conflicts as mutual problems to be solved. A cooperator typically has a long-term time orientation and focuses his or her energies both on achieving mutual goals and on maintaining good working relationships with others. The next step is to implement the necessary educational tools. Important efforts include: • Teaching students how to manage conflicts constructively; • Teaching students problem-solving and integrative negotiation procedures; • Teaching students mediation procedures; • Implementing a peer mediation program; • Continuing to refine and upgrade student skills; • Promoting professional development in negotiating; and • Fostering a cooperative learning environment in the school. Teaching students to be peacemakers necessitates observance of five main tenets related to conflict resolution and peer mediation: • All students in a student body should understand conflict resolution techniques. • All students should be able to effectively use these techniques. • School culture should promote mediation as a conflict resolution technique. • Peer mediators must be made available to negotiate conflict. • Conflict resolution responsibilities should be distributed over the entire student body. The overall program should demonstrate and define conflict, negotiation and mediation. Classes of students receive 30-45 minute training sessions several times a week. If you’re interested in bringing this program to your child’s school, you can learn more about implementation at the National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions. gov website. Training fees are low to no cost; the biggest investment is time.

Reduction of Violence as Negotiations Training Increased Offenders Offenders who are taught cognitive negotiation skills are a quarter less likely to re-offend. Airports Airport security that uses negotiations with passengers has caused less tense security checkpoint experiences, as reported by passengers. Police Force Police forces that use negotiations techniques such as de-escalation have not have a single shot for almost two years. Schools Schools that use negotiations have seen violence halved. September/October 2017 |



Puppets Most Wanted

CATCO’s touring puppet show addresses issues for children with special needs

The goal of the program is to create safe and fun environments for children to learn about potentially confusing subjects. “Learning to accept others no matter who they are is an important lesson that cannot be taught enough,” says Protopapas. “The heart of the programs is how everyone is different and being different is okay.” Isabelle Brown is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Potential benefits of an MBA By Jake Nerone Is an MBA worth it? It’s a common question among people midway through their careers, who may be finding themselves unsatisfied or undercompensated in their current positions. There are many, many factors to consider in the decision, but here are some facts on MBA costs and benefits. • The average MBA graduate can expect a salary of about $70,000-$90,000, per An undergraduate degree in business yields an average salary of $54,000 starting out, according to Forbes. • Though an MBA may be costly, the average graduate only needs three and a half years to pay off his or her student loans, per Forbes. • MBA coursework usually includes statistics, accounting, communications, economics, entrepreneurship and management. • A 2015 study by U.S. News & World Report showed the best salary-to-debt ratio for an MBA program – 7.4 to 1 – was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. • The Ohio State University’s part-time MBA program for working adults is ranked No. 9 in the country, and No. 5 among public universities, by U.S. News & World Report. • Jobs in business administration are projected to increase by 12 percent from 2015 to 2025, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International. • Some schools, such as Ohio Dominican University, have MBA programs that are 100 percent online. Jake Nerone is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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When it comes to educational and kid-friendly puppet shows, there’s more out there beyond the beloved Sesame Street. Since 1977, Kids on the Block has been touring shows with puppets to educate children about disabilities. But it wasn’t until the last couple of years that Columbus got its own local chapter, courtesy of CATCO is Kids!. “The Kids on the Block sought to fill the needs of children with disabilities by creating programming that helped their peers without disabilities understand and accept them,” says CATCO Artist Educator Andrew Protopapas. “People with disabilities can do everything someone without disabilities can do; they might just have to do it a little differently.” CATCO’s Kids on the Block has three shows that tour local elementary schools, focused on topics including bullying, family members with special needs and the effects of spina bifida. “One of the most exciting things about the programs is that they pause after each scene to let the audience members raise their hands and ask the characters questions regarding the situations in the preceding scene and the program topic,” says Protopapas.

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Decorative Arts Center’s new exhibition traces the history of photography By Emily Hetterscheidt The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio’s new exhibition offers a wealth of educational opportunities for those who wish to learn about the visual recording of human history. In Our Own Image: The Genesis of Photography and the Contemporary Eye, curated by Scott Ferris and Arnold Tunstall, documents the beginning of photography with pinhole cameras and moves all the way up to contemporary photography. The early portion of the exhibition includes historic images captured on daguerreotype, tintype and ambrotype. The contemporary portion will include images from 1900 to the present. Judith Oppenheimer, community relations liaison for the Decorative Arts Center, says every exhibition has some educational aspect. “I am hoping that when people come, they will have a better understanding of the scope and the depth of what photography has done for us,” Oppenheimer says. The exhibition includes numerous opportunities for personal enrichment, including the chance to see a pinhole camera used in person by photographer Stephen Takacs on select days throughout the exhibition. There will also be a curator talk Sept. 10, which will be open to the public. The exhibition is open Sept. 9 through Dec. 31. Emily Hetterscheidt is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at


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Shadowbox Live’s theatrical stage presence is unlike any other, so it makes sense that, when it seeks interpreters for the hearing-impaired, they would also carry some of that stage presence. As a result of a partnership with Shadowbox Live, Columbus State Community College students majoring in American Sign Language have the opportunity to serve as artistic interpreters at the troupe shows. The partnership, now in its third year, began when Stacie Boord, community relations and education director at Shadowbox Live, decided that shows needed interpreters who could also perform. She wanted them to bring the same energy the actors bring, and enhance the show without being a distraction. Boord reached out to Columbus State’s board of trustees, and the result was a class for upperclassmen in the ASL program to learn the basics of performing in the theater while utilizing sign language. “They’ve got a lot of people in there that are deaf, that are truly looking at their hands and relying on them to understand what’s going on,” says Boord. “Then you have just as many people that are not deaf and (are) just enjoying the show.” The program has made a definite difference, Boord says, with students combining ASL and their newly acquired performance skills to put on powerful, high-energy shows. Charles Williams is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Cheshire Woods hosts nine-house Parade of Homes By Garth Bishop

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rganizers of this year’s BIA Parade of Homes hope it will grab visitors’ attention with its scenic location, emphasis on cuttingedge technology and building materials, and greater commitment to single-story living.

The 2017 Parade is slated for Sept. 2-17 at Cheshire Woods in Delaware County’s Berkshire Township. Nine homes are on the tour this year, with home prices in the $500,000-$700,000 range. When all is said and done, the neighborhood, developed by Trinity Homes, will have 275 home sites. There are three ranch homes on the Parade this year. Parade builders tend to stick with two-story homes, but demand for ranches has gone up significantly in the last few years thanks to empty-nesters who, when they downsize, only want to have one story to take care of. “I don’t think we’ve ever had three (ranches) in a Parade before,” says Amy Weirick of Weirick Communications, which handles communications for the Parade. The Parade will also be replete with the newest products, from a brand-new countertop material that’s just made it to the U.S. to a computer-equipped refrigerator that allows the homeowner to search for recipes or check remotely to see, for instance, if the home is almost out of milk. Another highlight for residents – and Parade visitors – is the surrounding area. Each house backs up to a natural woodland preserve, and the neighborhood boasts a wealth of ponds, multi-use trails and open spaces. And that’s before one considers the neighborhood community center, complete with a pool and clubhouse that will serve as a neighborhood gathering space. On top of that, Cheshire Woods is just a few minutes away from the Tanger Outlet Mall off Interstate 71.

Parade Calendar of Events Preview Party Aug. 31, 6-10 p.m. The Preview Party, a BIA Parade of Homes tradition, offers the opportunity to tour the Parade before the general public while enjoying a progressive dinner with beverage pairings by Cameron Mitchell Catering. Tickets are $95 per person, with proceeds benefiting the BIA Foundation and Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio. Meet the Designers Weekdays, Sept. 5-15 1-2 p.m., one home per day Realtor Morning Sept. 6, 9-10:30 a.m. Real estate agents have the chance to tour the Parade before it opens to the public for the day. Military Appreciation Day Sept. 11 Active and retired members of the Armed Forces, first responders and law enforcement officers enter for free all day with ID.

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Blending luxury, leisure, convenience, prime locations and unmatched amenities, 2015 Parade site Northstar Community and 2013 Parade site Jerome Village are residential developments in a class of their own. The two dynamic communities offer buyers engaging lifestyle options that break Jerome Village the mold for central Ohio. Northstar is an 1,800-acre, master-planned development that presents a rare opportunity to buy or build alongside a world-class 18-hole championship golf course. It’s located in Delaware County near state Rt. 36/37, not far from this year’s Parade site. The community features 1,300 home and condominium sites surrounded by stunning natural beauty and abundant green space, offering both wooded ravine and golf course views with access to a network of parks, paths and preservation areas. Northstar includes 400 acres of planned commercial development and is located just minutes away from Tanger Outlet Mall, and not far away from Polaris Fashion Place and IKEA. In addition to membership options at the prestigious NorthStar Golf Club, which includes tennis courts and a heated pool, residents can enjoy the community’s proximity to Alum Creek State Park, a 4,600-acre park with a host of recreational activities and a 3,300-acre reservoir. Northstar Community Situated in Jerome Township, near Plain City, Jerome Village features a 1,500-acre master-planned development with more than 500 acres dedicated to Jerome Village builders green space. It offers beautiful tree lines and topography that, when completed, will 3 Pillar Homes include approximately 15 miles of bike trails connecting into the adjacent Glacier Arthur Rutenberg Homes Bob Webb Homes Ridge Metro Park. Nestled amidst that natural beauty is a community distinguished by a blend of classic Compass Homes and contemporary styling. Thirteen of the finest builders in central Ohio were selected Coppertree Homes Epcon Communities to create an extraordinarily diverse range of distinctive neighborhoods and unique ar- Fischer Homes chitectural styles, complete with custom design options that allow buyers to create the Manor Homes homes of their dreams, from stately homes on expansive park-like lots to quiet cottages. Memmer Homes Residents also enjoy walking-distance access to the Jerome Village Community Pulte Homes Center, a members-only club featuring a vintage-barn exterior design with a swimming Rockford Homes pool, fitness center and Pasquale’s Pizza and Pub. The community is located in Dublin Romanelli & Hughes Schottenstein Homes City Schools. While Jerome Village and Northstar each have their own character, style, and unique suite of amenities and advantages, both display a deep commitment to creating a true Northstar Community builders sense of community, and preserving the profound connection to the natural world and Coppertree Homes Fischer Homes sacred outdoor spaces and places that is increasingly rare. Manor Homes Jerome Village and Northstar are both developed by Nationwide Realty Investors, P & D Builders the real estate development affiliate of Nationwide and the developer of the Arena Rockford Homes District and Grandview Yard. Schottenstein Homes Visit or for more information. Weaver Custom Homes 32 L u



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n the 2016 Parade of Homes, Rockford Homes caught visitors’ eyes with its sizable master suite featuring a sitting area and a wealth of closet space.

This year, not one to rest on its laurels, Rockford looks to top itself with an even bigger master suite and an even longer list of highlights there, as well as throughout the rest of the house. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house clocks in at 4,100 square feet, and is listed at $598,000. In its 2017 Parade home, Rockford has built an owner’s retreat with a sitting area that “could be its own apartment,” says company Director of Marketing Rae Lemley, and an enormous walk-in closet. “In a lot of homes, this walk-in closet would be a room (of its own),” Lemley says. The hexagon pattern of the master bath tiles is also sure to draw the interest of Parade patrons, she says. It’s one of the more noticeable aspects of the bathroom, which is also equipped with a large tub, a walk-in shower and a water closet. Also upstairs are two children’s rooms connected by a Jack-and-Jill bath, as well as a larger bedroom that could potentially be for an older child. The master suite is just one significant highlight of Rockford’s Parade entry, designed in a farmhouse style. The farmhouse aura is a key part of the home’s design, Lemley says, and Parade patrons will notice elements of it everywhere they look. The two-story great room is defined in large part by the floor-to-ceiling windows that are a Rockford trademark. “That’s something we definitely try to emphasize: bringing the outdoors in with ample windows,” says Lemley. Highlights of the kitchen include an apron sink, a popular feature in new homes, and an attention-grabbing herringbone pattern backsplash. The countertops are engineered stone – granite with a honed finish, which gives them a rough look but keeps them smooth to the touch. “They’re not quite as glossy as you would traditionally see with granite countertops,” says Lemley. Clean lines and open spaces are a major priority for homeowners right now, so the kitchen opens to the breakfast area, equipped with a fireplace, and the great room. And the kitchen is all in white, which is another trend that’s picking up steam. The house features a first-floor guest suite, and Rockford is particularly proud of the illustrative patterned flooring in the attached bathroom, as well as the three-panel interior door style. A good-sized mudroom is equipped with laundry facilities. Other home highlights include white stair rails, natural finishings such as engineered hardwood floors in gray tones and an old barn door that opens to a built-in bookshelf. Though Rockford has 15 model homes throughout central Ohio, nothing generates quite as much traffic as the Parade, so it was well worth it for the company to partici34 L u



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Rockford Homes’ former president, Robert Yoakam Jr., is one of three inductees into the 2017 BIA of Central Ohio Hall of Fame. Yoakam became president of the company in 1995 and helped drive the company’s modern-day philosophy, which has continued on since his death in 2015. Other inductees were: Peter Edwards, founder of home builder Edwards Companies, which has built more than 30,000 residential units since 1959. Vince Romanelli, co-founder of home builder Romanelli & Hughes, a frequent fixture in the Parade of Homes that was founded in 1970.

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Cauldron Me Maybe Recipe brings a Halloween twist to the traditional flip cocktail

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By Lydia Freudenberg

WHEN HALLOWEEN rolls around, it’s not just the partygoers who get dressed up in their most impressive costumes. If they’re lucky, the beverages will get the same treatment. We asked Brewery District gastropub Copious if one of its bartenders could come up with something evocative of our favorite fall holiday, and manager Michael Kuch did not disappoint. The result: the Witch’s Flip, a variant on the classic flip cocktail, which, in addition to liquor, contains sugar, spice and egg. Think a martini with egg white. Silky and smooth in flavor, white and frothy in appearance, this posh flip cocktail resembles that of a witch’s cauldron. “It’s pretty original,” says Kuch. “The flavor profile hits across all spectrums. It has a good sweetness to it, but it’s not overly sweet … and it’s not overly bitter. It’s really well balanced.” Kuch was inspired by a nonchalant request for a flip from a customer who was probably – though we can’t be sure – not a witch. At any rate, there’s a very minimal chance it will turn the drinker into a newt, and in the unlikely case that it does, he or she will almost certainly get better. “This drink actually originated from a lady asking me … to make her a flip,” says Kuch. “And I just kind of saw what I had and worked with it.”

• One egg white • Equal parts Four Peel Watershed Gin and Ketel One Oranje Vodka • Simple syrup • Fresh vanilla bean • Pear • Star anise Shake well and pour drink into martini glass. Drizzle Luxardo maraschino cherry juice on top and let settle. Top off with two skewered Luxardo maraschino cherries.

The drink contains fresh egg white, orange vodka, gin, pear, star anise and house-made simple syrup, which includes freshly sliced vanilla bean. It’s topped off with deep purple Luxardo maraschino cherries. “The maraschino cherries are something we are always trying to use in-house,” says Kuch. “They’re brandy-aged cherries, and really rich and delicious.” Kuch prefers to keep as much of the drink local as possible by using Watershed Four Peel Gin. CS Lydia Freudenberg is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at


R E L AT E D R E A D I N G ➜ Brewery District Brew Hop ➜ More Brewery District restaurants ➜ Pickerington’s Haunted Museum ➜ Healthful Halloween snacks ➜ New Albany Halloween candy exchange August 2017 |


Opening Doors

Local studios and stages offer a behind-the-scenes look at Columbus art By Emily Hetterscheidt


in the spotlight as the region hosts the second iteration of Columbus Open Studio & Stage. The two-day tour, set for Oct. 7 & 8, is coordinated by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. It’s even bigger than it was last year, when it featured 26 artists’ studios, as well as local galleries, workshop spaces and performing arts stages. There are twice as many artists on the tour this year, says Jami Goldstein, vice president of marketing, communications and events at GCAC, and the Southern Theatre has been added to the performing arts tour. “It would take a superhuman to make it to all of the studios,” Goldstein says. A number of last year’s artists are returning for 2017. One such artist is Laura Alexander, who has a home studio and saw the tour as a prime opportunity to make that private space public. “I think it is a great opportunity to interact with artists and see spaces that are normally closed off to the public,” Alexander says. “You can see how various artists organize – or don’t – their spaces and possibly learn some tricks of the trade.” Alexander’s unique art style involves cutting paper and layering it to create three-dimensional pieces. Last year, her studio was newly renovated and set up as a mini-gallery. This year, she has work for two shows in progress, which will give the space a different feel. “My studio will be a pretty big mess which will give visitors better insight to how it normally is,” Alexander says. All participating studios and stages will be within the Outerbelt. The event’s goals are to connect people with authentic experiences in the arts and to benefit artists who participate. Last year, artists sold over $24,000 worth of art, Goldstein says. Also new this year is the Piggyback App, which GCAC is using to help guide attendees through the tour. Among the activities on this year’s tour are self-guided studio tours featuring finished artwork, works in progress and demonstrations, as well as scheduled stage performances and associated behind-the-scenes looks at productions. CS

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Top: Dancers perform at Transit Arts during the 2016 Columbus Open Studio & Stage event.

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The Lay of the Land Cleveland neighborhoods inspire wanderlust By Jenny Wise


Cleveland makes for the perfect weekend destination or spontaneous day trip. With tons of restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, unique neighborhoods and urban outdoor activities, there is sure to be some aspect of the city that even a frequent visitor has yet to discover.

Downtown Where to Explore: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is one of the unique sights that Cleveland has to offer, with the world’s largest collection of rock ‘n’ roll artifacts displayed throughout more than 50 exhibits. Don’t miss your chance to see some of the most noteworthy moments in rock ‘n’ roll history featured in Rolling Stone: 50 Years, a special exhibition that’s open through late 2017.

University Circle Where to Eat: Trentina is James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Jonathon Sawyer’s most recent venture. Located in the heart of University Circle, this intimate dining experience celebrates the heritage of northern Italy with locally sourced ingredients. Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern allows visitors to enjoy live music in the legendary music venue established in 1909, while enjoying gourmet hot dogs. With more than 50 toppings on the menu, it’s no wonder chef Eric Williams was a 2010 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist. Ninja City Kitchen and Bar serves up Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese cuisine in a funky urban atmosphere. Colorful graffiti covers the walls of this restaurant offering everything from street food to vegan and gluten-free dishes. Visit on weekend nights to enjoy music by a live DJ. Where to Stay: DoubleTree Tudor Arms, built in 1929 and recently renovated, embodies the character of the early 1900s with the amenities of a luxury hotel. The $22 million renovation updated the 157-room hotel’s gothic brick and limestone exterior along with a two-story ballroom. Glidden House is an impressive French Gothic mansion built by the son of the founder of Glidden Paint and Varnish Company in 1910. Converted into Cleveland’s first full-service boutique hotel in the late 1980s, the 60-room property combines charm and urban design. 50 | August 2017

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Little Italy Where to Eat: Mama Santa’s serves up classic homemade Sicilian cuisine at an affordable price, making it the perfect spot for travelers on a budget. Mama Santa’s has been family-owned and run since its establishment in 1961 and continues to make fresh pizza and pasta daily. Michelangelo’s offers fine Italian dining in a casual and contemporary environment. Its award-winning executive chef, Michael An-

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nandono, delights palates with an extensive menu featuring hand-made pasta. Washington Place Bistro takes contemporary twists on classic dishes, serving modern American fare made with local cheeses, produce and meats. Signature cocktails and an eclectic wine list complement the romantic and cozy dining parlors. Where to Stay: Washington Place Inn, adjacent to the Washington Place Bistro, offers first-class amenities, free parking, Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast and Sunday brunch. With only seven rooms, staying there is a real treat for those who book it.

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Where to Explore: Pennello Gallery specializes in contemporary American, Canadian and Israeli fine arts and crafts. This gallery has a wide range of mediums including glass, ceramics, metal, wood, bronze, paintings, photography and jewelry. La Bella Vita showcases over 2,000 square feet of dinnerware, flatware, serving pieces, linens, wine decor and accessories, glassware, music, and more. La Bella Vita features more than 120 designs in clay, glass and other medium from Italy. Little Italy Art Walk will be held Oct. 6-8 along the neighborhood’s sidewalks. During the event, galleries host artists from

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all over the world to display works in a variety of artistic mediums. The weekend also features pop-up live music performances throughout the neighborhood.

Ohio City Where to Eat: Jack Flaps is a must for breakfast in Ohio City. With decadent dishes such as the tiramisu pancakes, Lavender Crunch Waffles and the Real F’ing Breakfast Burrito, diners had best come hungry. Heck’s Café is known for its gourmet burgers, but it also serves up classics such as steak frites, shrimp and grits, and lobster mac and cheese. Crop Bistro & Bar is one of the mosr renowned restaurants in all of Cleveland, serving modern American cuisine for brunch, lunch and dinner. In order to utilize local famers and artisanal producers, the menu changes frequently to ensure flavor, freshness and invention. Where to Explore: West Side Market is one of the first indoor public markets in the country and features over 180 vendors. Visitors will find a wide variety of food to explore and people to meet. Some of the vendors can even trace their roots back to the market’s inception. Ohio City Farm sprawls across six acres of Ohio City and is operated by a refugee nonprofit. It provides fresh crops to local

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restaurants such as Great Lakes Brewing Company, and visitors to the farm between June and September can purchase produce directly. Hingetown District has a lot to offer, from art venues such as SPACES and Transformer Station to Hingetown Sunday Markets featuring eclectic shopping, vintage items, clothing, art and jewelry. Where to Drink: Great Lakes Brewing Company, the first craft brewery in Ohio, has been creating award-winning lagers and ales for more than 25 years. The brewery utilizes local farms and even has a shuttle fueled by used French fry oil called the Fatty Wagon that takes brewpub guests Downtown for sporting events. Platform Beer Co. is another brewery you don’t want to skip. Complete with a tasting room and the Platform Brewery August 2017 |








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Detroit Shoreway Where to Explore: Gordon Square Arts District is home to the 78th Street Studios, the largest art and design complex in northeast Ohio; Capitol Theatre, a cinema that serves beer and wine along with the classic movie treats; Cleveland Public Theatre and Near West Theatre. Edgewater Park is located in the Lakefront Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks and features 9,000 feet of shoreline, two beaches, a script Cleveland sign (perfect for an Instagram moment), bike paths, hiking trails and more, not to mention the stunning view of Lake Erie. CS Jenny Wise is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at

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Young at Heart Work with students helps artist Richard Duarte Brown connect with the community

RICHARD DUARTE BROWN IS SOFT-SPOKEN AND FRIENDLY, and one can’t help but feel comfortable with him. As we sat down for coffee I could hardly picture this smiling man as a lonely child at 13, working at Wendy’s to support himself and struggling to discover his identity. But when he speaks of his life and art, he is sharp and incredibly passionate, remembering the minute details myriad stories, and the names of the people who made him the artist he is today. Brown was born in New York City, but moved to Columbus to live with a brother at a young age. A study in perseverance, he quit school to work at Wendy’s at the age of 13 to support himself. At the same time, he was going to night school at a nearby college, lying about his age to get into art classes. And while he later received his GED and served in the military, art was never far from his mind. “Colors cry out to me, with a desire to be a part of a piece,” he says. “I’m listening to the colors calling out. I hear colors screaming in my head.” Brown is an oil painter at heart, but his creations are far from traditional. With forays into mixed media, his pieces are built upon layers and layers of vibrant color.

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Sometimes, he isn’t even sure where the muse is taking him until paint is on the canvas. And while he self-deprecatingly demurs that he’s always working on the technical aspects of his painting, the results are pieces that are evocative, soulful and surprisingly relatable. Looking into the eyes of one of his subjects, I felt that I could see myself in a person I didn’t even know. The people are what it’s really all about, the driving factor behind all of his art – and, for that matter, all of his being. He speaks frankly of growing up without a father figure, and the impact that has had on him to this day, guiding his relationships with his family and the community he has built in Columbus. “When I’m painting, I’m painting my way out of the traps that life brings,” he says. “When your motive is love, love reveals the way out.” A father and husband, Brown’s family extends far beyond blood. He’s deeply involved in his community, especially with the younger people he comes in contact with. He finds they relate to him, to the struggles he faced and the absence of parental love, more easily than they can with other adults. And he feels the undeniable pull to give others what he did not have as a child. In many instances, he has become something of a surrogate parent, often giving rides to school or jobs, lending an ear, or simply taking them out for a burger. He finds that car-ride conversations are often particularly cathartic, but it’s through art that he really finds connection. Over the 2016-17 school year, he partnered with Whitehall-Yearling High School and Rosemore Middle School as part of the TeachArtsOhio program. He was an artistin-residence of sorts, assisting with art classes

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By Taylor Woodhouse

and doing what he does best: using art to better connect people with their inner selves and with others. With Brown’s help, the schools experimented with mediums that would especially engage youths, including airbrushing and screenprinting. Together, Brown and the students embarked on several projects, including a shoe-painting extravaganza. His eyes light up as he explains the way he watched the students come out of their shells to paint and create. And they, in turn, inspire him, and are the subjects of several of his paintings. “Each kid I work with, each painting, the whole experience, they all gave me something that builds my character and teaches me what it is to be family, what it is to be human,” he says. “Every exchange you have, that’s where art is made.” While there have been dark times, he is remarkably optimistic, if a little worldweary, and isn’t afraid to dream. It’s a quality that has served him well, as one of his dreams is close to coming true. As a child, he dreamed of a space where children and families could join together over art and activities, a safe space where abandonment does not exist and people could come to heal together. A space where he could teach and create with the people he loves.

That dream is opening this fall in the form of the newly remodeled Walter and Marian English Center for Art and Community. Located on Bryden Road in east Columbus, the facility offers art and dance classes weekly, as well as a chance for youths to gain entrepreneurial skills in different art professions. A part of the SURGE Columbus network, the center is a 20-year labor of love finally paying off, with a freshly renovated space optimized for endless creativity and youth engagement. In the future, Brown sees himself painting more people, and continuing to use his art to bring people together. He is inspired by the moments of good that transpire in the midst of tragedy, something he vividly remembers following events that shaped his life as a black youth, such as the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, and the 1992 Los Angeles riots. He feels a driving need to bring a sense of spiritual well-being to the world, as well as a desire to provide a voice to those who do not have the means of representing themselves. “I will spend the rest of my days comforting humanity,” Brown says. “We are oral traditionalists by culture as AfricanAmericans, but I want to paint people to tell a story.” CS

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Layers of Life by Richard Duarte Brown McConnell Arts Center Oct. 19-Dec. 31. Opening reception 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 In addition to work by Brown, the exhibition features pieces by some of the student artists he worked with in Whitehall.


R E L AT E D R E A D I N G ➜ Oil painter Eric Barth ➜ Oil painter David Denniston ➜ Mixed media artist Derrick Adams ➜ Mixed media artist Mary Ann Crago August 2017 |


Hit the Ground Running Running goes from hobby to way of life for local marathoner By Isabelle Brown


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years, and for many of those years, I had been trying to break three hours. Finally, at the 2004 marathon, I was able to break that.” Roulett is looking forward to his next marathon in October, when he paces the Marine Corps Marathon, where it all began 37 years ago. CS Isabelle Brown is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon Oct. 15, downtown Columbus


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Clintonville resident George Roulett has experience that borders on professional. His 25 consecutive Boston Marathons suggest a knack for running and a lifetime of experience, but this is not the case. While always athletic, Roulett didn’t start running until graduate school. In high school and college, he was a competitive golfer, but he changed sports when he joined the working world. “I started working full-time and commuting from upstate New York and going to grad school at night in New York City,” he says. “With a 9-to-5, plus night school and two hours of commuting both ways, I didn’t have time to play golf anymore.” Running gave him greater flexibility of location, he says, and it’s an exercise that offers a lot of benefit even with limited time. As a beginning runner, though, he didn’t have the speed or endurance to excel. “I had to work up to it,” he says. “I learned from others, I read and studied the sport to be more efficient at it, and I enjoyed it.” In 1985, Roulett ran his first marathon: the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. “I kind of had the thought of doing it for a while. It’s one of those things that (makes) people think, ‘Gee, that would be really cool to do,’” Roulett says. “My friend said, ‘Why don’t we train for this and go out and do it?’ And that’s how I got into doing marathons.” Just like the friend who encouraged him to sign up for the Marine Corps Marathon, Roulett has found himself offering encouragement to other marathon runners through pacing. “In 2000, I paced my first marathon helping others achieve their goal,” he says. “In 2002, the Clif Bar Pace Team started, and I was recruited to do that. That first year, we paced five marathons, and this is our 16th year pacing nationally.” As part of a national team, Roulett has had the opportunity to take part in marathons from California to Minnesota. His most memorable race, however, happened right here in Columbus. “My biggest accomplishment when it comes to running marathons is probably the 2004 Columbus Marathon,” he says. “I had been running marathons for 19



Gallery Exhibits Jung Association Gallery: In the Moment, art quilts by Linda Gray, through Sept. 23. Listen! You really can hear the flowers sing! by Claire and Michael Bauza from Oct. 7-Dec. 16. Hammond Harkins Galleries: Chasing Masters: Mark Bush and Dennison Griffith, paintings by Bush and figurative and mixed-media work by Griffith, through Oct. 1. Soft Geometries – featuring work by Gianna Commito, Jean Alexander Frater, Jeffrey Haase, Peter Christian Johnson, Jason Karolak, Andrea Myers and Boryana Rusenova-Ina – from Oct. 6-Nov. 12. Columbus Museum of Art: Red Horizon: Contemporary Art and Photography in the USSR and Russia, 1960-2010 through Sept. 24. Greater Columbus: The 2017 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Award Exhibition through Nov. 26. Sidney Chafetz: Poets and False Prophets through Dec. 3. Three Chagalls, works by Marc Chagall from a private collection, and Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 18501950 From the Donna and Rodney Wasserstrom Collection through March 11. Laura Park: 2017 Columbus Comics Residency Ex-

hibition from Sept. 28Feb. 11. www.columbus Capital..University Schumacher..Gallery: Norman Rockwell, lithographs and collotype prints from the gallery’s permanent collection of works by the famed American artist, through Sept. 30. Associated American Artists: Art by Subscription from Sept. 11-Dec. 2. Central Ohio Weavers Guild from Oct. 9-Dec. 2. edu/schumacher Studios on High Gallery: Hit the Hop semiannual juried show from Sept. 1-30. Interactive Process, a community show, from Oct. 2-8. Columbus: Crowdsourced by Jessica Wojtasek from Oct. 10Nov. 13. Brandt-Roberts Galleries: Stillness: Nocturnes by Christopher Burk from Sept. 1Oct. 1. Abstract Invitational from Oct. 7-29. www.brandtroberts Griffin Gallery at Creekside: Recent Landscapes by Mary Jane Ward from Sept. 1-Oct. 11. www.griffin Art Access Gallery: New Abstract Paintings by seven artists from Sept. 1-Oct. 31. www.artaccess

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Rivet Gallery: Sweet Toofs – The Art of Ed Mironiuk, needlefelting work, from Sept. 2-30. Gouache painting and digital media by Johnny Yanok from Oct. 7-31. www. Hawk Galleries: Lightpaintings by Stephen Knapp from Sept. 2-Oct. 22. www. The Ohio State University Faculty Club: Paintings by Todd Camp from Sept. 5-Oct. 27. Gallery 831: Bent: A Collaboration in Manipulation, photography by Amy Leibrand and Chad Cochran, from Sept. 8-30. www. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: In Our Own Image: The Genesis of Photography and the August 2017 |




Contemporary Eye from Sept. 9-Dec. 31. Curators’ Talk: Sept. 10; Stephen Takacs Photography Sessions: Sept. 30, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Dec. 16; Pinhole Camera Class: Nov. 4, 11, 18; Photographing Landscapes in the Ohio Area: Dec. 10. Ohio Craft Museum: Alchemy: Transformation in Contemporary Enamels, a juried exhibition organized by the Enamelist Society, from Sept. 10-Oct. 22. www.ohio Keny Galleries: Columbus’ Finest (1900-1960) – works in oil, watercolor, gouache, lithography, color woodcut and sculpture by 15 artists associated with Columbus – from Sept. 15-Oct. 27. www. Angela Meleca Gallery: 12 Nazi Concentration Camps:

Photographs by James Friedman from Sept. 16-Oct. 28. www. Cultural Arts Center: The Sight of Music, visual art inspired by music, from Sept. 29Nov. 4. www.culturalartscenter

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The Works: The American Farm, rural landscapes by James Young and furniture and art pieces made from re-purposed barns and buildings from the Mount Vernon Barn Company, through Oct. 7. www.

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Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery: OHIO: The Start of it All, 60 original children’s book illustrations from the University of Findlay’s Mazza

Museum Collection, through Oct. 14. McConnell Arts Center: Textured abstract paintings by Ed Phillips through Aug. 13. Faculty Show through Oct. 15. Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery: Central Ohio Glass Masters through Oct. 26. Pizzuti Collection: Visions from India, a celebration of India featuring paintings,


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videos and sculptures along with artwork by Francis Newton Souza, through Oct. 28. Muse Gallery: New work by French artist Anne Pourny at the Hilton Columbus Downtown from Oct. 1-30. Dublin Arts Council: Urur Dhex-Dhexaad Ah: Community In-Between, a photography exhibition exploring immigration, integration and identity featuring portraits of 15 central Ohio Somali role models, through Nov. 3. Otterbein University Miller Gallery: Home: Contemporary African Artists Consider Place & Identity in Our Connected World – featuring works by Osi Audu, Olu Amoda, Ifeoma Anyaeji, Maurice Pefura and E. Okechukwu Odita – through Dec. 1. The Journey of Hope: Stories from Sudan to Columbus, painted canvases and rocks by Bol Aweng, from Sept. 8-Nov. 21.

ASSOCIATED AMERICAN ARTISTS: ART BY SUBSCRIPTION Opening Reception Thursday, Sept. 14 5-7:30 p.m. Gallery closed Oct. 13-15 and Nov. 22-26 November Morning by Churchill Ettinger

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Otterbein University Frank Museum of Art: South Africa at Liberty: Photography and Films by Yasser Booley through Dec. 2. Otterbein University Fisher Gallery: Extra Ordinary Lives: Portraits from a Divided Land, photography by South African artist Sophia Klaase, through Dec. 3. www.


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FALL AT THE SCHUMACHER Join us this fall as we feature four totally different and totally exciting exhibits. Columbus Crossing Borders Project Aug. 28 to Sept. 2 Norman Rockwell Aug. 28 to Sept. 30 American Associated Artists Sept. 11 to Dec. 2 Central Ohio Weavers Guild Oct. 9. to Dec. 2 Visit us on Facebook or at • 614-236-6319 Open Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Located on the fourth floor of Blackmore Library on Capital University’s Bexley campus. August 2017 |


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CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss! she soon learns, has more residents than she was led to believe. Jazz Arts Group presents Rhythm Future Quartet Sept. 28, 7 and 9 p.m. Copious-Notes, 520 S. High St. Rising-star gypsy jazz ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet kicks off the 2017-18 Jazz Arts Group Presents series.

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CATCO presents Fun Home Sept. 13-Oct. 1 Studio Two, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St. This Tony Award-winning musical focuses on a woman trying to learn more about her gay father’s life while grappling with her own sexuality. www.catco Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky V. Drake Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Masterful mash-up maestro Steve Hackman returns to Columbus for a performance combining Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony with the music of hip-hop artist Drake (“Jumpman,” “Hotline Bling”). Arts in the Alley Sept. 16-17 Grove City Town Center The Grove City Chamber of Commerce presents its annual celebration of the arts, featuring a fine arts show, a quilt show, a parade and much more. www.gc 60 | August 2017

Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival Sept. 22-24 Pottersburg Bridge, 17141 InskeepCratty Rd., North Lewisburg An elegant sunset dinner, a 5K, children's entertainment, an art tent, farm animals, a vintage base ball game and a variety of bluegrass performances highlight this event.

Shadowbox Live presents Circle of Blood Sept. 29-Nov. 5 Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St. Shadowbox Live continues pushing boundaries with a show inspired by the graphic novel Kabuki, featuring five strategically placed screens to tell the story.

New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wexner residence, 4584 ReynoldsburgNew Albany Rd., New Albany This New Albany tradition returns with family activities, a major show jumping competition, a concert by Nick Jonas and more. Opera Columbus presents The Turn of the Screw Sept. 27-Oct. 1 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Opera Columbus opens its 2017-18 season with the story of a governess hired to tutor two children at an isolated estate that,

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CAPA presents John Cleese and Monty Python and the Holy Grail Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Following a screening of Monty Python’s absurd 1975 comedy, Sir Lancelot himself – the legendary John Cleese, of the renowned comedy troupe itself as well as such films as “A Fish Called Wanda” – will take the stage to answer questions and talk about the movie and his career. www. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Sept. 30, 8 p.m. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s North American tour brings decades of hits – such as “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Night Moves,” “Turn the Page” and “Against the Wind” – to central Ohio. Broadway Across America presents School of Rock Oct. 10-15 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. The 2003 musical comedy film starring Jack Black comes to the stage, with all the child members of the band playing their own instruments onstage. columbus.

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New Albany Symphony Orchestra presents Blanca, Beethoven, & the Ballet Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. The New Albany Ballet Company and pianist Blanca Uribe join the New Albany Symphony Orchestra for works by Beethoven and Ponchielli. A shorter, sensory-friendly version of the show will take place Oct. 14. BalletMet and The Ohio State University Department of Dance present Parallel Connections Oct. 20-21 Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. Performances by each individual group and a performance by the two groups combined make up BalletMet’s 40th anniversary season opener. B.R.E.A.D! Festival Oct. 21, noon-9 p.m. Historic Dublin Now in its second year, this festival – organized by the Dublin Arts Council and focused on diversity – features a global mar-

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CRITIQUE With Michael McEwan

The Painter’s Eye Featuring Mountain Man by James R. Hopkins

BORN CLOSE TO SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, James Hopkins served as chairman of The Ohio State University Department of Art for 25 years and also served as dean of the Cincinnati Art Academy for one year. Before he became a professor, he studied in Europe. Hopkins and his wife, Edna Boies Hopkins, lived in Paris from 1900-1914. In fact, they spent every summer in Paris between the wars. Starting in the early 20th century, Hopkins did an entire series of paintings dedicated to the people of Appalachia, winning the trust of the people through his compassionate observation and personal charm. Not many know that Ohio Stadium owes a good deal to Hopkins, who was a vocal presence on the building committee and raised considerable funds to complete the stadium. After a distinguished teaching career, Hopkins retired to the family farm and happily raised pigs for many years before his passing in 1969. OSU’s Hopkins Hall has housed the fine arts department since 1960, recently undergoing a twoyear renovation. One of the many fine painters to come out of Hopkins Hall is Eric Barth. As he recalls: “For several years in the 1990s, Hopkins Hall was central in my world: classes during the day, late nights in the studio and, occasionally, we’d even lug our equipment up to the studios and have band practice in the middle of the night. It was also a place where I met other artists that shared the passion for creating. “As for my work, I continue to explore the boundaries of oil and soft pastels – a medium I took up during those years at OSU – alternating between the two, blending them together and then often scraping into them. The landscape – or some abstracted, often minimal depiction – is usually the focus. Though my work is less about the place, and more about the impact or emotion that place conjures.” Ohio and the American Scene will be on view at Keny Galleries in German Village Sept. 15-Oct. 27. It includes works by James and Edna Hopkins, as well as Emerson Burkhart, Robert Chadeayne, Lucius Kutchin and Carl Gaertner. Following that show, from Nov. 3-30, Keny Galleries will display Eric Barth: Ethereal Landscapes (Recent Pastels), as well as Neil Riley: Painterly Nuance (Recent Paintings).

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James R. Hopkins (1877-1969) Mountain Man, circa 1915-19 Oil on canvas 37 ½ x 32 ½ inches

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

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