CCAD Students To Transform COTA Bus Into Art Installation This Week

Normally I’m not a fan of people yelling on the bus, but this week I will be making an exception.

This week, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) students will be transforming a COTA bus into an interactive art installation and public conversation hub. The collaborative installation, called Mobilize, is a community programming initiative on a COTA bus stationed at Broad and High from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 23-27.

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The programs are free and open to the public and include discussions, performances, poetry readings, yoga, and more. There is even a storytelling segment from bus drivers, which is honestly what I’m looking forward to the most. Well, that or the face painting, it’s a close call.

The project is a partnership between CCAD, Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and COTA. Programs have been organized by: CCAD’s Art & Social Practice Artists Nashwa Bawuah, Alexa Bolton, Betsy Corcoran, Katy Daiber, Allison Duemmel, Eris Lynn, Tylan McCollum, Brilee McPherson, Laura Toogood, Kim Webb, and Gabriel Yahl; professional and emerging visiting artists; guest speakers; and the general public.

Monday, April 23, Mobilize – Economic Development and Transportation

  • 10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with COTA and Capital Crossroads SID
  • Noon – 1 p.m.: Yoga with Andy King
  • 1:30 – 3 p.m.: Stories from bus drivers and riders
  • Tuesday, April 24, Mobilize – Sustainability and Transportation

  • 10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with CCAD students, Columbus Public Health, and more
  • Noon – 1 p.m.: Face painting with CCAD artists Alexa Bolton and Allison Duemmel, and more
  • 1 – 3 p.m.: Big Talk, Small Talk with Tylan McCollum
  • Wednesday, April 25, Mobilize – Health and Transportation

  • 10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with Columbus Public Health, Parker Hannahs and Sarah
    Hale (of Defining Skin), and more

  • Noon – 1 p.m.: Dancing with Katy Daiber and more
  • 1 – 3 p.m.: Poetry readings and open mic organized by Katy Daiber and Eris Lynn with CCAD poetry class
  • 2 p.m.: Paige Webb
  • Thursday, April 26, Mobilize – Social Justice and Transportation

  • 10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with Mark Lomax, II and more
  • Noon – 1 p.m.: Guided meditations with Tylan McCollum
  • 1 – 3 p.m.: Poetry readings and open mic – Dionne Custer Edwards, followed by Jessica Lindsey and Chloe Beaman
  • Friday, April 27, Mobilize – Art and Transportation

  • 10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with CCAD’s Art & Social Practice class
  • Noon – 1 p.m.: Psychic readings and Tarot cards with Gabriel Yahl and special guest
  • 1 – 1:30 p.m.: Razzle Dazzle with Danielle Julian Norton and more
  • 2 – 3 p.m.: Fashion show organized by Nashwa Bawuah and Gabriel Yahl
  • Let’s get a little artsy on a bus… Why not?

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