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Aniya Anderson-Wilson is one of the newest teen mentors at Columbus Museum of Art, and is also an alum of the Surge teen program, a citywide free drop-in program designed for teens to experiment with technology, and hang out with other young creatives. Aniya is an artist and illustrator, and…
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If you’ve attended CMA on a Thursday night, chances are you’ve noticed teenage visitors in the Center for Creativity playing Xbox, creating sculptures, composing songs, or even hanging out with friends. The CMA Teen Open Studio is a part of the nationally recognized Surge Columbus collaborative along with Columbus Metropolitan…
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We had tons of new teens in our space making beats in the sound booth, creating stencil art, and participating in button-making during last week's Surge Columbus Ignite event. We met some truly inspiring teens and their families who are interested in creative after-school learning opportunities! SURGE Columbus is a…
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If you were one of the more than 500 visitors to this month’s Gallery Hop in the Short North, you might have been stopped by a strange traveler outside of the ROY G BIV Gallery, and beckoned onwards to explore a magical realm of cosmic wonder… Who are these mystical…
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Art Lab’s most recent Social Sunday was a fun and engaging learning experience for both our teen interns and Museum visitors. Art Lab teens drew inspiration from artists who work with unconventional materials to create engaging artwork.  The teens specifically looked at work by Cole Blaq, an artist exhibited in…
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If you happened to be in the museum on Wednesdays recently, you may have noticed the surplus of high-school-aged youth engaging in various activities. Project Pivot, the 4-year partnership with the Arts and College Preparatory Academy (artcollegeprep.org), is a high school program that experiments with formal and informal learning. Pivot…
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