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Photos to show cancer survivors living ‘Stronger Than Ever’

September 12, 2014
The Ohio State community will soon have the opportunity to learn about the experiences of its young adult cancer survivors through one student’s senior thesis. “Stronger than Ever” is set to be a year-long narrative and photographic project that will showcase young adult cancer survivors in the OSU and Columbus community. Created by Heidi Liou, a fourth-year in fashion and retail studies, the goal of the project is to learn about the experiences of college-aged cancer survivors and offer insight on how they were made it through a difficult time. Her decision to pursue the project as her senior thesis was based on what she experienced when her friends’ loved… Read more

Columbus Museum of Art exhibit frames beauty found in pain

September 11, 2014
Violence and beauty rarely work in conjunction, but Israeli photographer Ori Gersht aims to harmoniously fuse the two.  The Pizzuti Collection, a gallery in the Short North curated from the personal collection of real estate developer Ron Pizzuti and his wife Ann, teamed up with the Columbus Museum of Art for the exhibition “Still Life,” which shares a few pieces of Gersht’s photography and video art that find beauty in places with traumatic history.  “Gersht grew up in a beautiful country with beautiful landscapes, but it was a country marred with war and violence,” said Rebecca Ibel, Pizzuti Collection director and curator.  Many of the pieces in “Still Life” drew… Read more

Urban Arts Space exhibit to expose the art in science

September 5, 2014
A local pathologist has blurred the lines between art and medicine for an upcoming exhibit in downtown Columbus. “Art in the Shadows,” which debuts this weekend at the Urban Arts Space, is a photographic exhibit by a Wexner Medical Center resident pathologist, Amy Joehlin-Price, who has turned microscopic lab samples of biopsies and surgical tissue into large-scale images. “This exhibit came to be because I think what I do as a pathologist is beautiful and under-rated,” Joehlin-Price said in an email.  A pathologist is a physician who observes tissues and examines the accuracy of lab tests to identify a patient’s diagnosis and treatment. “A lot of patients do not see… Read more

Review: Feminist achievements, ideals lost in translation at exhibit

September 4, 2014
When Columbus-based group Tracers Book Club opened its exhibition “Tracers Takes Over” at the Hopkins Hall Gallery, the group aimed to make feminism more inclusive and give it a broader scope. It’s an ambitious goal, and one the exhibition unfortunately fails to live up to it with its lack of inspired content. Most notably, the exhibition makes poor use of the space. Hopkins Hall Gallery isn’t gigantic, but the approximately 420 square-foot space is ample enough to do a lot more than Tracers offers. It used none of the floor space — only the walls are adorned. The main draw is a timeline of major events in women’s rights. As… Read more

Microscopic medicine, possible impossibilities to be displayed in Ohio State galleries

August 28, 2014
With Fall Semester under way, Ohio State’s Arts Initiative has prepared a full lineup of displays for the Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus. Planned exhibits include a look at disease, sculpture and the evolving culture of China. Running through Sept. 6 is the PULL LEFT exhibition, a collaboration between an OSU art professor and Beijing gallery Taikang Space, at the Urban Arts Space. The exhibition includes the work of 15 Chinese contemporary artists. Then from Sept. 6 to Oct. 4, the Urban Arts Space is set to display “Art in the Shadows,” a photographic exhibition by Amy Joehlin-Price, a resident pathologist at the Wexner Medical Center. The exhibit shows… Read more

Multimedia artists use walkways as hallways

August 27, 2014
Often, artwork can be isolated inside, bound to galleries and museums. That tendency was one the master’s of fine arts candidates at Ohio State fought to break this year. Contributing artist Lillianna Marie said this is the first time the MFA second-years diffused their works around campus and the city. Typically, all the works are clumped together in one gallery. The title of the exhibition, “The Instant Now,” reflects the one thing all artists share, contributor Bill Randall said. “As artists, we all work in really different disciplines, so there’s not necessarily a theme you can draw out of the work. But there’s one thing we all share, and that’s… Read more

Exhibit aims to frame feminism in a different angle

August 25, 2014
A new exhibit on Ohio State’s campus advocates feminist ideas as a way to encourage human equality as a whole. The OSU Arts Initiative exhibit “Tracers Takes Over” was brought to Hopkins Hall by a collective of artists, educators and activists known as Tracers. The group is interested in promoting feminism and other forms of social justice. “We aim to help students to see a broader history and view of feminism,” said Melissa Woods, co-organizer of the exhibit and adjunct professor at Columbus College of Art & Design. “Things have changed, but when developments are made, they tend to slide back.” “Tracers Takes Over” features panel discussions with OSU scholars… Read more

Ohio State cartoon museum to open new exhibits

August 13, 2014
Comic lovers, art enthusiasts and history buffs alike have two new attractions to look forward to on Ohio State’s campus. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, which occupies the northern section of Sullivant Hall, is set to introduce two new featured exhibits Saturday. Outreach coordinator Caitlin McGurk said one display called “Will Eisner: 75 Years of Graphic Storytelling” will consist of a retrospective of the work of its namesake cartoonist. The other will commemorate the capture of the Civil Rights Movement in comic and animated art as an homage to the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As part of the latter exhibit,… Read more

National, local artists take the riverfront stage at annual Columbus festival

June 10, 2014
Columbus resident Paula Jackson stood in one of the white booth tents lined on the Scioto River bridge, taking in the moment of her first ever showcase at the Columbus Arts Festival. “Just seeing this whole thing progress is amazing. There are a lot of upcoming artists in the area. I’m really blown away,” Jackson, 22, said. The 53rd annual Columbus Arts Festival was held Friday through Sunday in downtown Columbus. The festival, put on by the Greater Columbus Arts Council with the help of more than 100 volunteers, brought together 282 visual artists, selected from a pool of more than 1,100 applicants, festival director Scott Huntley said Friday. He… Read more

Wexner family’s Picassos, other art to be displayed in fall exhibition

May 27, 2014
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As it approaches its 25th anniversary, the Wexner Center for the Arts is set to feature a variety of works this fall, as well as give visitors a peek into the personal gallery of Les Wexner and his wife, Abigail. Beginning Sept. 21 and running through Dec. 31, the Wexner Center is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary with “Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection,” displaying works from the art collection of the businessman and Ohio State alumnus. Pieces to be on view include original masterworks of artists Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet, who are known virtuosos in their respective art movements, including cubism, expressionism, surrealism… Read more