BODIES AT REST

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Mona Gazala is  an American-born artist of Palestinian descent. Her artwork is informed by a heritage rooted in places of great archaeological significance, and by a lifetime spent growing up in the post-industrial Midwest. The artwork she construct makes lyrical connections between the decay and renewal of our post-industrial rust-belt cities and the endeavors of the archaeologist to rediscover and preserve … Read More

PUFFIN WEST DOES XCLAIM POWER2GIVE WORKS!

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Puffin West has put up some matching dollars to help fund the exciting work of XCLAIM.  Now it is your turn to help these dynamic dancers. http://power2give.org/centraloh Under the artistic direction of Mariah Layne French, Xclaim produces eclectic captivating Jazz Dance, fusing many dance styles to create works that are accessible to diverse audiences. Choreography emphasizes musicality and rhythm while … Read More

Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada DISCARDS AND WASTES FROM THE MAN-MADE WORLD

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Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University January 30 – April 10, 2016 This winter, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present the exhibition, Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, in the entirety of its four galleries.  PFW will be a Sponsor of this three-month exhibition.  Junk Dada is the first solo exhibition of this scale to survey Purifoy’s … Read More

PROJECT FOR HUMANITY

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This just in from Neal A. Lester, Director of Project Humanities and Founding Director of Project Humanities!!! Contact info is below to bring this project to your community! Arizona State University’s award-winning Project Humanities initiative has received endorsements from several respectable people, both nationally and locally. Beginning with the commendation from the Dalai Lama last October for its Humanity 101 … Read More

CINCINNATI GODDAMN

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Puffin West was asked less than a month ago if it could lend some sponsorship support  to  the  documentary CINCINNATI GODDAMN showing September 2nd at 7P at Mershon Auditorium. THIS WAS BEFORE  THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI  POLICE OFFICER SHOT DEAD AND MURDERED SAMUEL DUBOSE.  This is a FREE  showing and there will be a Director’s Dialogue following this powerful movie … Read More

CHILDREN ON THE MARCH! JOIN THEIR PARADE FOR PEACE

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COME ONE COME ALL   See HUNDREDS of your NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN PARADE FOR PEACE Sept. 12, 2015. We will be gathering at 10:30 a.m. at the grounds of 1251 Bryden Road and Kwanzaa Playground.   We ask you to line the parade route down Bryden Road from the Kwanza Playground to the Hot Times in Olde Town Arts & Music Festival … Read More

STOP THE HATE!

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Puffin Foundation West first met Humble G Tha Fiddla (http://humbleglobal.csdimagination.com)   at the Martin Luther Kings Arts Complex earlier this year having been inspired to provide  the Center with a Grant to bring this Cleveland  HIP HOPE group to Columbus. Their STOP THE HATE tour’s Mission is to visit as many schools throughout the region and perform live music that … Read More

SO WE NEVER FORGET AMANDA KIRWIN

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PFW has provided a grant to help erect a  sculpture of  the  now extinct Woodlands Bison –  which was native to Ohio – to be created by environmental artist, Jim Swain, in memory of 14 year old, Amanda Kirwin who was shot dead in her Franklinton neighborhood on Dana Avenue in August 2014. “Police don’t believe Kirwin was the intended … Read More

DARE TO BE HEARD-Columbus Cultural Arts Center

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PFW is so pleased to join with the City of Columbus and other NFPs to bring DARE TO BE HEARD to our great city. DARE TO BE HEARD is an exhibition that will bring over 20 local and national female artists to CMH next September-October (2016).   DARE TO BE HEARD is dedicated to educating the community and seeing that issues … Read More

2015 HOT TIMES Kate Schulte Tribute

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Since 21012 PFW has supported the celebration of attorney, activist, community leader and women’s rights advocated, Kate Schulte’s life at the Hot Times Community Festival on Sunday September 13th and we are continuing to do so This year Kidd Jordan returns, bringing with him baritone sax genius Hamiet Bluiett of the World Saxophone Quartet. The Jazz Poetry Ensemble will join … Read More