Greater Columbus Arts Council Deploys Artists To Turn Plywood Into Messages Of Hope

CAPA and the Greater Columbus Arts Council have partnered to launch #ArtUnitesCbus, an initiative to employ Columbus-based visual artists to paint murals on the plywood installed over the broken windows at the Ohio Theatre and Arts Council office.

The selected artists are a diverse group of visual artists living and working in Columbus and are being paid for their work on the murals, which are already underway. The artwork is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

“Our city and our nation must address the serious issues of inequality and injustice that continue to plague our society. While these murals don’t solve those issues, this is an opportunity to spark hope and light in our community while we work toward much needed change,” stated CAPA President and CEO Chad Whittington. “The arts bring the community together and this is our way of doing that while the Ohio Theatre is closed and under repair.”

Artists that will be exhibited at the Ohio Theatre include:

  • Adam Brouilette
  • Duarte Brown
  • Barbara Fant
  • Lisa McLymont
  • Francesca Miller
  • Stephanie Rond
  • Shelbi Harris Roseboro
  • Jen Wrubleski

“#ArtUnitesCbus is just one small way the arts community is trying to help. These murals are not the answer, simply a message that we ALL can, and must, help heal our community,” said Tom Katzenmeyer, President & CEO of the Arts Council. “I’d like to call on Columbus businesses with boarded storefronts to consider hiring artists to paint messages of healing and unity. We can help you connect with these talented creatives, just reach out to [email protected]

Artists that will be exhibited at the Arts Council offices include:

  • Bryant Anthony – aka Bee1ne
  • Hakim Callwood
  • Felicia Dunson
  • Katie Golonka
  • Briston Harris
  • Katerina Harris
  • Shelbi Harris Roseboro
  • Adam Hernandez
  • Kayneisha Holloway
  • Andrew Lundberg
  • Bryan Moss
  • Ariel Peguero – aka APEG
  • AJ Vanderelli

To see more of the featured murals, keep scrolling.

All photos via Columbus Greater Arts Council.

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