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Songs at the Center – Live Taping

Join our host, Eric Gnezda, for a taping of an episode in the tenth season of Songs at the Center.

YOUR participation is a key part of the success of our series, having been broadcast to more than 400 PBS stations from coast-to-coast in nine seasons. Bring friends, and feel free to come and go as you please!

This taping is FREE to attend, registration is recommended.

Lisa Ferraro – Jazz Up the Holidays

Join us for this internationally acclaimed show and Billboard-charting jazz vocalist Lisa Ferraro as she serves up the holiday classics in swinging style. With arrangements by Grammy-winning composer and arranger Mike Tomaro, who also plays woodwinds. A stellar band of jazz luminaries, featuring the amazing Max Leake, Kurt Lorence, Bob Matchett, David Glover, and JD Chaison, is sure to lift your spirits and ring in the season of Light, Peace, and Love.


Meet Me at the MAC – Holiday Happy Hour

Meet your friends at the MAC for a Happy Hour, where you can sip and stroll your way through the gallery and enjoy our current exhibition, Temporary Passenger, as well as:
• Music from The Randys
• A custom mocktail and food from Worthington Tavern
• Beer and wine
• A fun holiday make-and-take art activity from MAC instructor Yani Sheng
• Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Ticket covers entrance, art activity, and one drink ticket

Event Series Mad, Mad Men – Swingin’ Holiday Show 2023

Mad, Mad Men – Swingin’ Holiday Show 2023

Playing hits from the Great American Songbook as well as Holiday faves from the early 1960’s, these talented and seasoned members of the well known “Phil Dirt and the Dozers” band are sure to turn out another memorable show! Come enjoy the season and let the music take you back to a simpler time in America… of sharkskin suits, polaroid cameras and the whiskey sour… a time when every AM car radio played the tunes that would become the “Baby-Boomer” hits of today by Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat Cole and more.


Tifani K Inspires – Time to Breathe Peace by Piece

You deserve to breathe! Be inspired as we mindfully explore the exhibition, "I Am Because You Are," and ground into the breath.

This is your space to explore breathing techniques that cultivate wellness for the mind, body, and spirit.

Together, we focus our intention on creating a masterpiece of our lives. Bring a yoga mat and/or floor pillows for your comfort. Journals or sketchbooks, and water bottles are encouraged.

Panel Discussion – The Role of Community in Art Making

April Sunami will host an artist panel with Janet George, Wendy Kendrick, and Gaye Reissland focused on the role of community in art making. Each artist will provide insights on how community affects their practice, and the role of community in art making on a local/national/global scale. The panel will include a Q+A with the audience.
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council.


Community Health Chats – Jeremy Rosario

Born in Puerto Rico, Jeremy began art studies at the Escuela Central de Artes Visuales. He holds a BFA in advertising and design from the Columbus College of Art and Design. He currently works as a VP, associate creative director at FCB Health in New York City.
Experienced creative problem solver with a demonstrated history in the design and advertising industry. Award-winning creative leader trusted by global brands in the pharmaceutical space to bring their stories to life through work that understands and connects with people.
His mission is to use creative thinking and art to help brands engage emotionally with their audiences and gain market share in innovative ways. Creativity Moves Us Forward.

April Sunami – Guided Gallery Tour

Join main gallery artist, April Sunami in an informative and in-depth tour of her exhibition, I Am Because You/We Are, at the McConnell Arts Center.

Dhvani – Bharatanatyam Margam by Shriya Srinivasan

Dr. Shriya Srinivasan is the disciple and daughter of Guru Sujatha Srinivasan, Artistic Director, Shri Kalaa Mandir. She has been practicing Bharathanatyam for the past 25 years and is known for her vibrant stage presence, emotive capacity and ability to blend sharp Nrtta with elegant grace. She has performed widely in the United States and India and was recently featured in the Madras Music Academy’s Midyear, Spirit of Youth, and HCL Festivals.

She co-founded the Anubhava Dance Company, comprised of first-generation Indian-American Bharathanatyam dancers and musicians, and has toured over 14 cities with her new productions, winning great acclaim. An upcoming Carnatic vocalist, passionate about Sanskrit and yoga, she brings a holistic approach to her art.She recently co-choreographed Vivarta:Transformations- an original work on environmental conservation, which premiered at the Cleveland Public Theatre for DanceWorks 2019.

Shriya is a professor at Harvard University and aims to bring current social themes to life through the beauty and pristine form of the classical Indian arts. She applies her research in biomechanics and sensory feedback to develop better practices for dancing and enabling audiences to experience and interact with the complexity of Bharathanatyam.

Thomas Worthington High School Jazz Concert

The Thomas Worthington High School Jazz Program will present their two jazz ensembles, Cardinal Swing, and Cardinal Jazz, live in concert on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 7:00pm at the McConnell Arts Center. Audience members will enjoy a wide variety of music including swing, bebop, funk, and more! We know our students are "jazzed" to perform for you!

Exhibition on Screen – Tokyo Stories

A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals.

Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-new artworks that were created on the streets.

The exhibition was a smash-hit five-star success and brought a younger and more diverse audience to the museum. The film uses the exhibition as a launchpad to travel to Tokyo itself, and explore the art and artists of the city more fully.

A beautifully illustrated and richly detailed film, looking at a city which has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, resulting in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities on the planet…

$12 – $15
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