Columbus Souls: Artist Jarrod Turner


I’ve always had the desire to create. I have a passion for music and did the band thing for years. I’ve taken a break from that and started focusing on this new thing (visual art), after returning from a trip to Howard Finster Paradise Garden (in Summerville, Georgia). Howard’s art was all I could think about. I even dreamed about it. The following day I painted a snake on a...

Sunday Q&A: Paul Pierce


Part 1 of 2 with the Producing Artistic Director of the Springer Opera House What qualities make for a great theater?“Of course, there is the excellence of the work itself.But one of the things I’ve learned over my career is authenticity in terms of leadership and direction of the organization, but also of service. It’s relatively easy, once you know how to do it, to do great plays and put great...

Columbus Souls


“CSU did a symposium.  They took us around for the day and it really impressed me. The creative director guy always comes over to Spencer, where I go to school, and checks up on me to see if I’m still interested; and I am. I want to continue manifesting my art. Quincy Brown came here, to my school, on tour for his movie, and everybody was trying to figure out a way to get...