COLUMBU DANCE THEATRE’S CLAUDEL with The Carpe Diem String Quartet and Chritina Kirk

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    Columbus Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director and resident choreographer Tim Veach will combine dance, theatre, music, poetry, visual arts, an multi-media elements in CDT’s world premiere production of Claudel. Claudel was August Rodin’s lover.   The Carpe Diem String Quartet will perform the an original score composed by member Korine Fujiwara and original poetry and a theatrical performance by celebrated … Read More

UP-CYCLED BAND MURAL IS UP!

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Puffin West’s grantee Bryan Taylor’s mural has a wonderul home. The mural opening  is at  7:00PM Dec 20 with an open poetry evening.  It should be so nice. If you are up in Cleveland  want to attend contact Brian brianwtaylor29@hotmail.com !!

CELEBRATE THE LEGACY: The Power of Love and Togetherness

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A grant was today given to the Friends of the Community Relations Commission in support of their annual art competition with a mission. This project which is open to middle and high school students in Columbus/Franklin County   celebrates the life of Martin Luther King. This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Legacy: The Power of Love and Togetherness”. This open invitation … Read More

ART ATTACK AT BURROUGHS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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  Puffin Foundation West is so happy to work again with Special Education Teacher Bari Pollyea who is in her 20th years with Columbus Pubic and is now teaching 4th and 5th graders at Burroughs Elementary School.  She has received a grant award to bring a Program of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education entitled ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS. All … Read More

CDT’s MATCHGIRL – 14 YEARS ON THEIR TOES

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      The story of the LITTLE MATCHGIRL is a poignant tale of a child struggling to survive in a world that offers her little hope. Puffin West is again proudly supporting Columbus Dance Theatre’s (14th) annual production that will be danced at the Fritsche Theatre at Otterbein University. Last year we sat in the back of the auditorium … Read More

THE MAIN EVENT LUNCHEON OCTOBER 13

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  Rev. Bud Heckman Executive Director of Religions for Peace USA will be the Keynote Speaker at the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio’s (IACO) MIAN EVENT The Boat House at Luncheon on October 13th at the Confluence Park. Puffin West is the sponsor of this event. For tickets please call 614-849 0290. Rev. Heckman will talk about how do people who … Read More

ARGUENDO Your First Amendment Rights on Stage at the WEX

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  The acclaimed theater troupe Elevator Repair Service will return to the WEX’s Black Box Performance Space with their latest stage production, Arguendo the weekend of Nov 14-17. This performance focuses on the Supreme Court case about the rights of performance artists (and those claiming to be performance artists). The Wex co-commissioned the work and following each presentation here in … Read More

REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL

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Filmmakers are able to bring a viewer into an experience that is not their own and allows them to see that, yes we are all connected! The ReelAbilities Film Festival is back in Columbus for its second year of sharing with the Community a series of highly acclaimed movies, paired with keynote speaker Petra Kuppers, Ph.D., and a workshop that … Read More

IS THERE A POP-UP IN YOUR FUTURE?

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Karen Jones’ enthusiasm is contagious and at a meeting with Founder of The Harmony Project, David Brown, an underwriting grant was given by Ms. Jones and Puffin West to create POP-UP Choirs.  The first official POP-UP showed up at  the Weinland Park Festival.  CityYear Columbus (thank you Mr. Todd Tuney) staffed the event.  A group of children ranging in age … Read More

HOT TIMES IN OLDE TOWN

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Puffin West has again awarded a Grant to The Jazz Poetry Ensemble for their second   annual  Tribute to  Kate Schulte  and her committment to   social justice, civil rights, women’s rights and in honor of her love of music and neighborhood.    This year’s theme will be Friends and Family, Building Community from Columbus to New Orleans.  This year … Read More