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Opinion: Columbus offers many alternatives to drinking for Ohio State students

March 26, 2015
Drinking is a social event for college students. With nothing to do, nowhere to go and nothing to talk about, students are thirsty — thirsty for entertainment and adventure. More often than not, students quench their thirst with booze at the dozens of nightclubs and bars catered to the students 21 and over. But what about the students under the age of 21 who are just as parched without the same access to happy hour? Or those who simply want to break up the monotony of party-going and barhopping? Regardless of the fact that I fall one month short of being legal myself, I truly believe Columbus is a city… Read more

Columbus Museum of Art makes nurses its latest muse

March 18, 2015
For centuries, nurses have been depended upon to care for others in life-changing situations. From the birth of a child to the death of a loved one, nurses are present for life’s moments of joy and sadness. Now, an art exhibition is set to tell the story of the men and women who have made nursing their profession, and explore the impact they have on our everyday lives. The Columbus Museum of Art is set to show “Shine On: Nurses in Art” Friday through June 21 and its curator, Carole Genshaft, said “Shine On” uses art ranging from pre-Columbia 300 B.C.E. through 2014 to showcase three themes: the rise of… Read more

Art undergrads set themselves apart in juried Hopkins Hall exhibition

March 9, 2015
Spring is usually associated with old giving way to new. But for some of the undergraduate students whose work is displayed in the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, art is found in the sometimes old, sometimes broken and sometimes dead parts of life. The Undergraduate Juried Exhibition features 22 art students’ works on display from Monday through April 17 at Hopkins Hall Gallery. A showing on April 2 will also include a reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. In order for students to be eligible, one must submit at least three pieces of artwork, a 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled as a full-time student. The jury then picks which pieces… Read more

Ohio State moves forward on $200 million renovation of arts district

March 8, 2015
Ohio State is moving forward on a major renovation of its arts district that would expand the Wexner Center for the Arts, Weigel Hall and move the Department of Theatre closer to High Street. The university is also looking to remove the large concrete planters outside of the Wex, opening up the area from the Oval to High Street. OSU Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Steinmetz told The Lantern on Thursday that new construction would aim to update facilities for current academic needs. “It’s been a while since we’ve addressed facilities for these departments, meaning that there’s some upgrades and changes and improvements that need to be made to… Read more

‘The Snapchat Collaborative’ makes the temporary permanent

February 23, 2015
“It’s a classy event. There’s Franzia in the kitchen,” Michelle Kusold told attendees as they entered the opening of The Gallery’s exhibition “The Snapchat Collaborative.” “The Snapchat Collaborative” has been a year-long project for Kusold, a fourth-year in computer science & engineering, and her housemate Janelle Bouchard, a fourth-year in psychology. They took hundreds of screenshots of their friends’ “snaps” with a plan to make the normally temporal memories last more than 10 seconds. The two then paid for 4-by-6 inch matte prints of their favorites, 358 in total, and “curated” them into an exhibition. Kusold said they spent four days whittling the collection down from about 800 photos. The… Read more

MFA students put theses on display in ‘Phase Shifts’

February 15, 2015
Only a few months before permanent separation, the Ohio State Master of Fine Arts candidates are unified this week when their theses are displayed under the same roof downtown. “Phase Shift” will showcase 14 MFA candidates’ works Tuesday through March 21 at the Urban Arts Space. A showing Saturday will also include a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The thesis exhibition is a summation of the MFA’s ideas, discussions and experiments with various materials over the past three years, said Rebecca Harvey, interim chair and professor in the Department of Art. Natalia Arbelaez, a third-year MFA in ceramic and sculpture, is an artist who leaves all of her work… Read more

Emerging aesthetics of globalism at heart of Hassan Hajjaj exhibition

February 5, 2015
The days of imperialism are gone, but their wake has left residual concerns over a creeping expansion of Western culture. While many developing countries struggle to hold onto their traditional cultures, Moroccan-born artist Hassan Hajjaj comes at globalism from a different perspective: A nation’s culture can be compatible with the outside influences now so ubiquitous in the modern world. That duality is a principal aesthetic of his new exhibition “My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1,” a video installation going on display at the Wexner Center for the Arts this weekend. The work features nine videos projected side-by-side in the Wex’s ground floor gallery. Each video features a performance by musicians,… Read more

CMA filters, displays best of Insta-art

February 4, 2015
The Columbus Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibit, “Mobile Photo Now,” turns an app into art. Through Instagram, the CMA asked the public to submit photos in four separate categories; portrait, street art, black and white, and community, said Jennifer Poleon, digital communications director at the CMA. About 45,000 images were submitted from about 5,000 Instagram users, representing 89 countries. “Mobile Photo Now” will feature 320 of the submitted photos taken by more than 240 photographers from 40 countries. “It’s going to be the largest collection of global photography ever presented by a museum,” Poleon said. The exhibit is open Friday through March 22 at 480 E. Broad St. Admission Tuesday… Read more

Sculptures jump, swing from the rafters in Ohio Union

January 29, 2015
Earlier this month, the Ohio Union got a high-flying addition. Looking up toward the ceiling of the Great Hall, one might notice two white figures posing in the rafters. These figures are sculptures titled “Circus Acrobats,” created by pop art sculptor George Segal. The piece was a permanent donation to Ohio State by the George and Helen Segal Foundation and was installed Jan. 5. “Circus Acrobats” follows the style of many of Segal’s most famous works, which are castings. He used bronze to cast the models in sections and then let them harden. After taking the hardened molds off, he would form them back together to create his sculptures. In… Read more

Arts scholarship showcase features materials from a pine cone to human hair

January 22, 2015
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Sometimes masterpieces are right in your backyard. The 23rd Annual John Fergus Family Fund Scholarship Awards incorporated a variety of art forms this year from 10 Ohio State students and alumni. The scholarship is fine arts-based, and the winners’ pieces are now open for public viewing at the Urban Arts Space. Ryan Wells, a third-year in interior design and one of the recipients of the award, said the recipients are selected by a jury encompassed by faculty members from various arts and design departments of OSU. The majority of the recipients said they submitted several pieces at the recommendation of faculty. “The piece that they chose is essentially … a… Read more