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Ohio State fine arts seniors’ work to be exhibited in show

April 14, 2014
Ohio State’s graduating fine arts majors have one last commitment before leaving the university — the Senior Projects Exhibition. Works from the graduating art students are set to presented at the Urban Arts Space Tuesday in the Department of Art’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Spring 2014 Senior Projects Exhibition. As part of the fine arts curriculum requirement, artists are set to display work from a range of media and approaches during the course of their OSU studies, including drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures. George Rush, assistant professor of Drawing and Painting and faculty adviser for fine arts Drawing and Painting students, said the exhibition is a vital opportunity for students… Read more

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

April 10, 2014
The Wexner Center for the Arts is set to give visitors a peek into the personal gallery of the center’s proprietor. 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 businessman and Ohio State alumnus Les Wexner and his wife Abigail. The exhibition was announced Thursday. 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 and modernism. The exhibit is guest curated by Robert… Read more

Ohio State design students display senior theses in spring exhibit

April 1, 2014
For some, the senior thesis has a drab stigma — tedious, visually uninteresting and impractical — but that is not the case for seniors in Ohio State’s Department of Design. A refrigerator redesign, an online network for upcycling and a better children’s healthcare facility are just some of the senior theses on display in the Department of Design’s 2014 spring exhibition. The annual nine-day exhibition opened March 26 and showcases the senior thesis projects of undergraduates in industrial, interior and visual communication design, as well as select work from MFA design students, Mary Beecher, Department of Design chairwoman, said Monday in an email. Students began researching their projects during Fall… Read more

Ohio State students bring American performance, art to China

March 18, 2014
It is not every day that Ohio State receives recognition for its art programs instead of its engineering or business departments. One group of students studying the arts might have impacted what OSU is known for globally when it traveled to China this month. Nearly 30 OSU students involved in the performing arts went to China from March 7 to Monday in order to showcase their work for audiences. Students from OSU’s Jazz Ensemble, some members that are involved in the Department of Dance and the Freestyle Rap and Beatbox Club presented their performances in the cities of Nanning, Xinxiang, Shenyang and Changchun. Trips such as this show the arts… Read more

Artist David Garibaldi paints on canvas, dances on Ohio State stage

March 4, 2014
One artist was able to garner a national presence through his brand of performance painting. The Ohio Union Activities Board hosted David Garibaldi, a performance paint artist and former contestant of the television show “America’s Got Talent,” Monday evening. Garibaldi painted four portraits while he was on stage. He painted a portrait of Michael Jackson in a matter of minutes while the audience listened to Jackson’s song “Thriller.” He painted a portrait of a couple leaning in for a kiss, a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. and another of Albert Einstein. His journey to becoming a performance painter began when he was growing up in Sacramento where he was… Read more

Scholarship created by Ohio State alumni aims to help persecuted scholars seek refuge

March 3, 2014
A passion for the arts, combined with a desire to give back, led Ohio State alumna Jan Dilenschneider to choose to help oppressed scholars in art from around the world. Dilenschneider, who graduated from Ohio State in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts education, said her husband, Robert Dilenschneider, surprised her by giving a gift of $250,000 to the Institute of International Education. This gift established the Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider Scholar Rescue Award in the Arts. Mark Angelson, chairman of the IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund, said the institute began its tradition of rescuing scholars from troubled areas around the world in 1921 with the rescues of Russian scholars… Read more

New selection of murals illustrate streets of Short North

February 27, 2014
A woman’s face stares stoically out into the distance, the lines of the bricks on which she is printed barely wrinkling the image of her fair skin. A few blocks down, the glistening blue waters of a koi pond stylized to resemble stained glasswork seem to trickle down onto the pavement. These pieces of public art are only two of the temporary murals installed in the Short North Arts District last week. The sides of 11 privately-owned Short North buildings serve as the canvases on which the works of selected artists are displayed. The public art project, titled “Viewpoints: Murals by Young Professional Working Artists,” is an exhibition organized by… Read more

Opinion: Kim Kardashian wants more babies, Daniel Radcliffe’s hair is crazy

February 26, 2014
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. Kim Kardashian: Reality TV Star, Fashion Designer, Lady Madonna  Batten down the hatches — The Kardashian-West clan is looking to expand. Television socialite Kim Kardashian said in an interview on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Tuesday she would like to have more children with fiancé rapper Kayne West after having their 8-month-old daughter North West in June. “I love my daughter so much and I know what it is like to grow up with siblings,” the 33–year-old mother said. “So I definitely want to have more.” Kardashian, who… Read more

Parisian themes explored in Columbus Museum of Art exhibit

February 9, 2014
The Columbus Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910,” comprises a collection of artwork that captures the life in Paris during the turn of the century. The art is about “enjoying life as you can, right now, taking it for all it’s worth,” said Dominique Vasseur, CMA’s curator of European art. Vasseur said 90 artists are slated to be showcased in the exhibition, including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a French painter, printmaker and illustrator who is best known for his prints and posters that advertise performers from cabarets, such as the Moulin Rouge. “This is one of the first times where this kind of advertising really… Read more

Performance painter set to dance, create art on Ohio State stage

February 7, 2014
Two mediums of art are set to combine on an Ohio State stage to result in a colorful product. Performance painter David Garibaldi is slated to create art at the Ohio Union’s Performance Hall 7 p.m. March 3 in an Ohio Union Activities Board-sponsored event. A former “graffiti rebel” hailing from Los Angeles, according to his website, Garibaldi is known to transform blank canvas into pop art icons in front of a live audience. Painting, however, isn’t the only way in which Garibaldi expresses creativity. “I create images in an entertaining way and my hope is to inspire the audience to use their passion to benefit and inspire others. That… Read more