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Photos courtesy of Megan Leigh Barnard

Local artist uses bipolar disorder to inspire creations

Lauren Cart best was diagnosed with Type 2 bipolar disorder when she was 22, but instead of letting the condition define her, she used it to create art. Learn about her colorful murals and how she gets inspiration.

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Jon Cook, the now-retired executive art director of the McConnell Arts Center, and Mary Gray, retired director of Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, have made an immeasurable impression on the Columbus art scenes. Learn about their impact. Read more

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Photos courtesy Tony Mendoza

Born in Havana, Tony Mendoza came to Columbus in 1987. His journey to C-bus wasn't immediate though, from Yale to Harvard and architecture to photos. Learn about his life and how he's now beautifully capturing flowers. Read more

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Courtesy of George Leach

George Leach spends time as both a lawyer and a painter and says the two go hand in hand. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Michael Roderick's

Learn how a local man realized his passion for volunteerism while watching an Ohio State football game in The Shoe. Read more

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For local artist Dareen Hussein, understanding and displaying an accurate depiction of Palestinian history is personal. Learn how she is displaying and analyzing how Palestinian history in a museum setting, all while learning about her heritage. Read more

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