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BalletMet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns to Ohio Theatre

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One of Columbus’ most cherished holiday traditions dating back to 1974 is returning to the Ohio Theatre this week.

“The Nutcracker” opens on Thursday at the Ohio Theatre with 20 performances through Dec. 23. The production will feature more than 180 academy students and trainees alongside the professional company and BalletMet 2.

“The Nutcracker has become an expectation in our community every holiday season, and we cannot wait to bring it back again this year,” said BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang. “Many of our dancers have performed The Nutcracker hundreds of times, but the magic of this ballet is still palpable year after year. It’s an honor to share this production with Columbus yet again.”

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Central Ohio woman celebrates Dia De Los Muertos’ through art

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The Mexican holiday, Día De Los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a tradition that is meant to celebrate passed loved ones.

Artist Emma Garcia Madrid creates symbolic Mexican art to honor her culture.

“The Mexican symbols is what I work,” said Garcia Madrid.

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Wayne County photographer takes winning wildlife stamp photo

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A photograph of a pair of cedar waxwings will be featured on the 2024 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources  Division of Wildlife. The winning photo was taken by Roni Leatherman, of Rittman, Ohio, in Wayne County.

Leatherman’s cedar waxwing photo was chosen as the winner of the 15th annual legacy stamp photo contest based on originality, composition, technical excellence, and overall beauty. Brenda Traffis, of Lake County, earned second place and Eric Tilson, of Wadsworth, came in third. The competition garnered 31 entries. All entries were required to be pictures of cedar waxwings.

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International cartoon art showcase comes to Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — An international showcase for the best cartoon, comic and animation art comes to Ohio.

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus draws fans from all over the world to Columbus. Executive Director Jay Kalagayin said the event hopes to inspire artists.

He spoke with Spectrum News 1 Anchor Sophia Constantine about what visitors can expect. Watch the full interview above for more information.

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In harmony: prison art festival brings together choirs from three Ohio correctional institutes

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Laughter and applause are not sounds usually associated with prison, but both were common on Tuesday at the Sunflower Arts and Music Festival at the Ohio Reformatory for Women.

For the first time ever, incarcerated women and men from three Ohio correctional institutions sang together in harmony.

Harmony Project Creative Director David Brown, who directs the three choirs, said hearing the men from Pickaway Correctional Institute and Madison Correctional Institute sing in-person with the women of ORW for the first time was “pretty amazing.”

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Columbus Arts Festival: Traffic closures, parking information to keep in mind

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More than 200 artists will be putting their work on display for the Columbus Arts Festival this weekend.

The festival kicks off Friday and goes through Sunday afternoon.

There will be performing arts, activities, dozens of local food trucks and craft brews.

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Connecting with COSI: Previewing new exhibit ‘Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A brand new exhibition is loading in it at COSI just in time for summer.

“Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits” opens on April 15 and NBC4 Today anchor Monica Day got a sneak peek with senior project Manager Kelli Kinzig. From the Hercules beetle, to a carrion flower there’s a lot to see and smell.

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Connecting with COSI: Getting ready for King Tut exhibit

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Storm Team 4’s meteorologist Liz McGiffin caught up with Dr. Frederic Bertley, President & CEO of COSI to talk about the upcoming exhibit “Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Its Treasures.”

“Tutankhamun: His Tomb and his Treasures” will open at COSI on March 18 and be there through Labor Day 2023. This exhibit requires a ticket separate from general admission. Tickets are on sale now, and you can reserve your ticket in advance by clicking here.

At COSI, you still have time to check out the exhibit Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaur, organized by the American Museum of Natural History, which is included with admission and will be at COSI through March 5. Click here to learn more about the exhibit.

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Take a self-guided tour of MLK art in Columbus

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Martin Luther King Jr. is recognized in Columbus not just on the third Monday of January, but all year round.

Art works either representing or inspired by him can be found in many sites in Columbus. The following list includes some of those open to the public. Those interested can use the list as the basis of a self-guided tour, picking one of the works or taking time to see them all.

Some are open to the public 24/7, while others have limited hours. Here’s more information about each of the works.

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The Ohio State Faculty Club features 3 architectural painters in ‘The Ohio Wanderers Collection’

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exhibition highlighting over 50 paintings from three Ohio-based artists of landscapes of areas surrounding Columbus.

Featuring artists Tim Hawk, Terry Welker and Ruth Gless, the Club will host an opening reception with refreshments Friday from 6-8 p.m. and an artist talk Feb. 7 from 3:30-5 p.m. The exhibit is running through March.

The artists are fellows of the American Institute of Architects —  a collective voice of architects — and started the work featured in the exhibit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The artists said in order to practice their creativity safely during lockdown, they traveled to nearly every Ohio county within an hour drive from Columbus to paint architecture and landscapes.

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