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Dhvani – Magic Bow

Lalgudi Jayaraman (1930-2013) had a unique attribute: a visual imagination. He painted characters and settings on his mindscreen as he composed his music. His compositions became the auditory forms of the visual scenarios he imagined.  He found greater freedom to do this by opting for ragas never used before for the genres he chose.

That is how his jatiswaram in Raga Rasikapriya depicts a shipwrecked couple exploring an uninhabited island, the varnam in Charukesi follows a woman deluded into playing hide- and-seek with the lover - who has never left her side! The tillana in Pahadi has a God dancing on the mountain, protecting nature and the environment, to nourish body and soul.

My script and directorial design grew out of listening to the master bowman’s music from childhood. My understanding acquired more dimensions when I interviewed him and reviewed his concerts as a critic (The Hindu). Now JustUs Repertory combines dance, music and storytelling to recreate the visual scenarios for the music as imagined by the composer. We also roam with him through the village scenes of his childhood which inspired him in his life and music.


Leah Wong – Guided Gallery Tour

Join exhibiting artist, Leah Wong in an informative and in-depth tour of her exhibition, +/- Perspectives, at the McConnell Arts Center.

Worthington Arts Festival

The Worthington Arts Festival is one of Central Ohio’s premier, community Fine Art/Fine Craft shows. This community event is produced by the McConnell Arts Center, in coordination with several community partners including the City of Worthington and Worthington Schools. Drawing 20,000 visitors annually, the Worthington Arts Festival has been ranked as one of the top 200 arts festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine.

In 2023, we returned to our roots at the Worthington Village Green. Located at the intersection of High Street and 161, the festival is featured on all four quadrants of the park and is just a short walk from all of the businesses and restaurants of Old Worthington. We will be returning to the Village Green in 2024 with over 120 artists!


MAC VIP Breakfast

The Griswold Center 777 High Street, Worthington, OH

The MAC is hosting a VIP breakfast to kick off the Worthington Arts Festival. Come join us for breakfast (including mimosas) with delicious food from Steven’s Catering. You will have VIP parking at the Griswold so that you have “first dibs” when the Arts Festival opens!

Admission includes drink tickets.

VIP Breakfast purchasers will receive a lanyard that provides them access to the Community Room in the Griswold Center that will be stocked for the weekend with snacks and free non-alcoholic beverages.

Proceeds go to support programming at the McConnell Arts Center.

$50 – $75

Worthington Community Theatre – Oliver!

Worthington Community Theatre would like you to consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical Oliver!, based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Join Worthington Community Theatre on the streets of Victorian England as it comes to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

$15 – $20
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