Press & Videos


THE COLUMBUS CROSSING BORDERS VIRTUAL TOUR ONLINE EVENT – APRIL 17, 2021

This video shares a night of art, community, and advocacy! View the launch of the CCB virtual gallery tour along with guest appearances from artists, refugees, and activist groups.


FIERCE LANDSCAPES: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PILGRIMAGE - 2/28/2021

Columbus Crossing Borders director Laurie VanBalen was invited to give a presentation to the Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio.


CREATIVE MORNINGS COLUMBUS - 2/19/2021

Columbus Crossing Borders director Laurie VanBalen was the guest speaker on Creative Mornings Columbus. Her presentation was titled "Our Shared Humanity" with conversation about The Columbus Crossing Borders Project, human rights education and project plans for 2021 .

Creative Mornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series created in 2008, hosting events in 207 cities worldwide.





  • PATCH.COM 10 QUESTIONS WITH LAURIE VANBALEN - 2/16/2020
  • Laurie VanBalen was interviewed at The Shaker Heights Library during The Columbus Crossing Borders exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio

  • CLEVELAND.COM SHAKER HEIGHTS EXHIBIT - 2/16/2020
  • An article about The Columbus Crossing Borders Project during its exhibit in Shaker Heights in February 2020.

  • PATCH.COM SHAKER HEIGHTS EXHIBIT - 2/5/2020
  • An article about The Columbus Crossing Borders Project during its exhibit in Shaker Heights in February 2020.

  • MARGARET W WONG & ASSOCIATES, LLC - 9/14/2019
  • An article from September 2019 when the Columbus Crossing Borders Project was hosted by the Gallery at Lakeland Community College.

  • COLUMBUS CROSSING BORDERS PROJECT VIEWED BY SOME 3,000 IN THE WESTERVILLE COMMUNITY - 10/11/18
  • Approximately 3,000 people viewed the Columbus Crossing Borders Project in Westerville, Ohio in September 2018.

  • WESTERVILLE CROSSING BORDERS: PROJECT'S GOAL IS TO CREATE AWARENESS OF DIVERSITY - 8/15/2018
  • Four education organizations that support the Westerville City Schools partnered on a project called Westerville Crossing Borders when the Columbus Crossing Borders Project was hosted on the Otterbein Campus.


    WCPO NEWS CLIPS 6/26/2018

    News coverage of The Columbus Crossing Borders Project exhibit at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center by 9 On Your Side WCPO in Cincinnati, Ohio.


    WCPO NEWS CLIPS - 6/26/2018

    Sneak Preview of The Columbus Crossing Borders Project at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center by 9 On Your Side WCPO Cincinnati.

    CHILDREN’S MURAL AT PATASKALA POOL MEANT TO ERASE BORDERS, PROMOTE UNITY - 6/11/2018

    The Columbus Dispatch video and article about the creation of a community mural for the Pataskala Municipal Park





  • FILM 'BREATHE FREE' HIGHLIGHTS EMOTION IN THE EXPERIENCES OF REFUGEES - 8/10/2017
  • The Columbus Dispatch article about The Columbus Crossing Borders documentary film, “Breathe Free”.

  • ARTISTS SHINE LIGHT ON STORIES OF REFUGEES - 5/10/2017
  • The Pataskala Standard newspaper article about The Columbus Crossing Borders Project in 2017.

  • EXHIBIT, FILM TO FOCUS ON IMMIGRANTS' STORIES 5/15/2017
  • Columbus Alive article about The Columbus Crossing Borders Project.

  • ART EXHIBITION SHARES IMMIGRANTS’ PERSPECTIVE - 10/25/2017
  • Article about The Columbus Crossing Borders exhibit on display in the Tibbott Center Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee in 2017.

  • NASHVILLE ARTS MAGAZINE - 10/25/2017
  • Magazine article about The Columbus Crossing Borders Project at The University School of Nashville in 2017.

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