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Columbus Monthly

August 2013 Issue: The Art of Reinvention: Rebecca Ibel prepares the Pizzuti Collection for its first impression: My profile of curator Rebecca Ibel, who closed her Short North gallery to oversee Ron Pizzuti’s expansive art collection. The collection opens to the public in September 2013 in a newly renovated building across from Goodale Park.

Columbus Alive

Time and Place: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper: This year the Sister City program between Columbus and Dresden, Germany, celebrates 20 years, so it’s fitting to celebrate the art resulting from this ongoing cultural exchange.

2012 Columbus Food Truck and Cart Fest: Tired of chasing food trucks around town? Hit the jackpot this Friday when more than 35 food trucks and carts will be parked at the Columbus Commons for the second annual Columbus Food Truck and Cart Fest.

Preview: Saré at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center: Armenian-born artist Saré has dreamed up a world in which men wear pink ferrets as hats and women ride curious winged creatures while in the buff. Bodies are bulbous and noses are long. Columbus’ Cultural Arts Center hosts these grotesque and whimsical characters July 6 through August 11.

Preview: A Garden Variety Show at Garden Theater: Zachariah Baird stood hunched over a microscope on Kafe Kerouac’s stage, looking like a mad professor in plaid pants. This is a man who is unafraid to mix protozoology — that’s the study of protozoa, boys and girls — with comedy. In other words, Baird is the kind of guy you want producing an old-school variety show. His production chops will be on display May 18 and 19 when theater company Short North Stage presents “A Garden Variety Show” at the recently revived Garden Theater.

Exhibit: Let’s Get Digital at Riffe Gallery: In “Let’s Get Digital”15 Ohio artists team up with curator Alexandra Nicholis Coon to display the diverse ways in which artists are incorporating technology into their work today.

Preview: Art Under Pressure at Ohio Art League Gallery: The Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative, Columbus’ only independent printmaking shop, celebrates the Columbus bicentennial with their show “Art Under Pressure.”

Exhibition: Mind Trip: A solo exhibition by Philmore Peterson V: Philmore Peterson V calls himself a “quiet, reserved guy,” but his first solo professional exhibition is anything but reserved.

Winter exhibits at OSU Urban Arts Space: In “Good Design in Hard Times,” Eliza Ho and her husband, Tim Lai, re-imagine the former Hudson Theater,and present four other Columbus neighborhood improvement concepts that are mindful of both design and today’s economy.

Theater Preview: The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane: Take one classic Shakespearean tragedy; sprinkle in a live audition, some Irish wit, audience participation and a bit with a dog. Now shake.

Arts Preview: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sirak Collection: Beginning Sept. 23, the Sirak Collection — which contains 78 works by 37 artists, including big names like Claude Monet and more unfamiliar artists like James Ensor — will be on view in its entirety for only the third time.

Exhibit: Salon de Salon at Hot Head Salon: In “Salon de Salon,” the group of nine local artists known as Cowtown Lowbrow Collective presents a variety of hair-themed artwork at Hot Head, owned by Jamie Harrison-Smith.

Arts Preview: Spirits: Landscape + Body at Muse Gallery: In “Spirits,” Muse Gallery pairs two of the gallery’s favorite artists, William McCarthy and Chad Awalt, together for the first time in a show that features nature in all its multidimensional beauty.

The New York Times and International Herald Tribune

Finding Hanoi in Paris: A Globespotters Blog entry about rediscovering Hanoi in Paris’ 13th  arrondissement.

Score some change?: A story about France’s 2008 Homeless World Cup team.

Nashville Scene

Million-dollar dream: Nashvillian Christy Halbert has heavyweight hopes for women’s boxing.

Vineland: As owners of Chateau Ross, one of Tennessee’s smallest wineries, Ross and Deborah Proctor know that a sense of humor, patience and persistence are necessities when the humid climate and stuffy wine world seem less than accommodating.

Touch me well: Who says relief has to come in a little brown bottle? There are other ways to heal.

On the rocks: A Scene writer gets her belay on at an indoor climbing gym.

Labor of love: Jenkins Hardin updates a traditional bungalow with a touch of groovy.

Passage to India: In spring 2000, I returned from my trip through India very well fed, my enjoyment of the country measured in heaping tablespoons of curry, cups upon cups of milky chai and many pounds of chapatti and naan.

The coldest beer in town: Multitudes of beer joints claim the title—all but one must be lying.

Medill News Service

Health and Science: Collegestudents to help meet peers’ mental health needs

Health and Science: Psychiatric service dogs: mind’s best friend?

Health and Science:Illinois vets first to get mandatory screening for head injuries

Health and Science: Will more women vets be homeless?

Health and Science: Iraqi family copes with new life as refugees in Illinois

Health and Science: Controversial psychology professor to speak at the Chicago Cultural Center

Immigration and Diversity: More Myanmar refugees leaving camps, arriving in North Chicago

Community Health Magazine

One-Stop Shop: Retail clinics are opening in grocery stores and department stores across the country.

Sex and the Single Senior: Longer life expectancies, online dating and new drugs are proving that things really do get better with
age

Vanderbilt University Register

The Heavens on Earth: Renowned artist Chris Drury installs ‘The Star Chamber’ at Dyer Observatory

therewewere.com

Travel writing: Chai-sky city (Mumbai, India 2000)

Travel writing: Close encounters of the Lombok kind (Lombok, Indonesia 2000)

Travel writing: Taking the road more traveled by (Bali, Indonesia 2000)

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