About Charlotte Stack

Charlotte Stack is the Internal Events Manager for Columbus Museum of Art. She coordinates and executes more than100 events with the Museum annually from intimate art-making activities to major fundraisers.

CMA Home Kitchen: Summer Ribs

While the Columbus Jazz and Ribs Fest maybe cancelled this year, you can still create your own fest at home. Watch as CMA Executive Chef Laura Richmond shows you how to up your ribs game with this recipe for Summer Ribs.


  • 1 rack of short or baby back ribs
  • 1 beer of your choice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Rib rub:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Mix dry rub spices together in a large bowl until well blended
  • Put a generous coating of dry rub on ribs
  • Wrap ribs with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
  • Put oven on 250 degrees F
  • Unwrap the ribs and place in an over safe pan
  • Combine ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and 1 beer of choice in pan with the ribs
  • Cover with foil
  • Cook for two hours or until tender
  • Once cooked, remove from oven and drain the pan drippings into a sauté pan 
  • Reduce the drippings on the stove over low heat until thickened
  • Optional: Add your favorite barbecue sauce to drippings and incorporate
  • Brush sauce over ribs to coat
  • Grill ribs to order!

It’s Kettle Corn Season

In the latest CMA Home Kitchen video, Executive Chef Laura Richmond shows you how to make kettle corn at home.
Kettle Corn Ingredients:
2 cups un-popped popcorn kernels
1/4 cup sugar 
1/4 cup coconut oil, butter or other fat
1 tsp salt
Combine and melt the coconut oil and sugar in a large sauce pan.
Add the popcorn kernels to the pan and stir to coat.
Cover with lid and continue to swirl the pan to keep the kernels from burning.
Once you see small white centers forming in the center of the kernels, turn the heat down to low.
Let the popcorn pop with the lid on. Take off the lid only after the popcorn has fully popped and been removed from the heat.
Once the kernels have popped, transfer to a bowl and mix with salt.

CMA Home Kitchen: Spring Berry Pie for Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mom with the special CMA Home Kitchen recipe. Rain or shine, this Spring Berry Pie is sure to make Mother’s Day cheery.  Watch CMA Executive Chef, Laura Richmond, make it, then pull up the recipe and recreate it yourself.


1 cup ap flour
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 egg
1 tsp lemon juice
Ice water


1 cup berry of choice
1/4 cup sugar

Add the flour to a large bowl.  Cut cold butter into small cubes and place in bowl with the shortening.  Using a fork, tips of fingers, or a pastry cutter, break butter up to incorporate into flour.  It should be the consistency of gravel or small peas.  Crack the egg into the bowl.  Add lemon juice, salt and sugar.  Mix.  Add just enough ice water until mixture comes together…about 1 to 2 tablespoons.  Lightly kneed the dough and shape into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.  

For the filling, put berries and sugar in a pot and on low heat simmer for about 20 minutes.  Once syrupy and thick refrigerate for an hour.

Once the dough is chilled, roll it out to a 1/4 inch thickness.  Using a glass or cutter, cut circles out.  Press the circles into a muffin pan then add 2 tablespoons of cold filling into each.  Use left over pastry dough scraps to decorate the tops.  Glaze the top with an egg wash and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

Let cool and enjoy!

Looking for other ideas to treat your mom? Check out Mother’s Day packages from CMA.

– Charlotte Stack is the Internal Events Manager for Columbus Museum of Art. She coordinates and executes more than100 events with the Museum annually from intimate art-making activities to major fundraisers

Doors Closed, Hearts Open: Columbus Businesses and Artists are Getting Creative During the Pandemic

DJ Moxy has launched her own internet radio show called “InMix With Moxy Martinez.”

Columbus Museum of Art plays host to more than 250 events each year, spanning from corporate gatherings, galas, and weddings, to intimate artist panels, art making workshops, and our pièce de résistance, Wonderball. Each event requires not only hard work and detailed planning from museum staff, but also participation and collaboration with the Columbus community. We rely on local businesses, artists, and musicians for nearly every event at CMA and are grateful to be part of such a vibrant and supportive local scene. We encourage you to see how they have been getting creative during the pandemic, and send them some love in whatever ways you see fit.

Due to COVID-19, it seems as though the entire city has been shut down. Doors are closed and streets are empty, but so many people have been working tirelessly to make a living and provide for their community. The museum has had to temporarily close its doors and put all of our in-person events on hold, so while we’re unable to support Columbus vendors in conventional ways, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate some of the incredibly generous and dedicated businesses and individuals we’ve had the pleasure of working with. 

Land Grant is not only offering next day delivery, but they’ve also installed a drive-through window for pick up at their Town Street brewery. Make a donation to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and they’ll even throw in a complementary LG koozie and button.

Seventh Son continues to offer in-store pickup and now provides free next-day delivery for larger orders. Each week, they give away a different gift with each order, like branded shirts and pint glasses, to keep community spirits alive.

In addition to ongoing in-store pick up for spirits, Middle West’s distillery has diverted much of its alcohol production to producing hand sanitizer for front-line responders in the Columbus area. The first 50,000 units of hand sanitizer were allocated free of charge to local EMS and shelters.

Simple Times Mixers are offering free shipping on orders of $20 or more. They’ve also launched several campaigns including a GoFundMe to help support STM team members who are feeling the effects of Coronavirus.

In addition to creating new original music, DJ Moxy has launched her own internet radio show called “InMix With Moxy Martinez” that airs biweekly. She says “ it’s a way to keep myself engaged not only with my own creative process, but also a way to stay connected with my friends, family, supporters, and people all over the world.”

With an already robust social media presence featuring a new theme for each day of the week, DJ Krate Digga is kicking it up a notch. On April 27th, he produced a full album from scratch in a single day. It appeared on Instagram Live and featured roughly a dozen artists and collaborators who helped contribute to the project. Krate says, “the main mission of this project is to show that while we can’t be together, we can still create together.”

The Streetlight Guild is working with the Johnstone Fund for New Music to create a 6-week live streamed concert series called “Culture in the Time of Corona.” According to the nonprofit, “The purpose of these performances is to provide musicians with much-needed income, as many of them have experienced cancelled gigs due to public health concerns, and to provide the public at large with much-needed musical therapy during an unprecedented time of crisis.”


– Charlotte Stack is the Internal Events Manager for Columbus Museum of Art. She coordinates and executes more than100 events with the Museum annually from intimate art-making activities to major fundraisers.