Jackie’s Recent Stories
Arts Jun 24Why this Italian violin travels with its own security
In 2015, a delegation of city leaders from Columbus, Ohio, went to Italy's Genoa, where they heard a performance of the famed Paganini violin. The contingent spent the next four years working to arrange a visit for the violin to…
Arts Mar 15How a scientific approach to crayons yields this artist’s photorealistic portraits
With his series of crayon works, Ohio artist Christian Faur is not only creating photorealistic portraits out of art supplies traditionally relegated to children, but he’s also making the crayons from scratch. Jackie Shafer of WOSU in Columbus has this…
Arts Dec 06Origami creatures flock to this garden sculpture show
"Origami in the Garden" is a traveling exhibit of origami sculptures created by artist Kevin Box. “What inspires me about origami is its simple metaphor for life. We all begin with a blank page, what we choose to do with…
Arts Jul 26Giving artists the attention they didn’t get during their lifetimes
When under-recognized artists die, their art lives on here.
Arts May 17Empowering young girls of color with art that looks like them
When she couldn't find paper dolls that looked like her, she made her own. Today, Katurah Ariel creates art to inspire and empower girls and women of color.
Arts May 05Here’s what a fantasy world full of ‘wayward creatures’ looks like
Artist Amanda Louise Spayd has created a whole world populated by endearing doll-sized creatures. Her fabric creations bring to mind cast-off children’s toys and ill-conceived taxidermy experiments with crooked human teeth.
Arts Jan 20Ohio photographer creates smartphone surrealism
Amy Leibrand creates surrealistic images with her smartphone camera and editing apps. She's now a recognized figure in the mobile photography movement.