COLUMBUS PUBLIC ART, 4 : ALSO OF INTEREST
Columbus Bike Racks
The Dancing C Design, Paul Rand
In 1962, Paul Rand, one of America’s most celebrated graphic artists, created the trademarked corporate logo and identity for Cummins Engine Company. Among his noteworthy designs are iconic logos for ABC, Westinghouse, IBM and UPS. He worked on many projects for Cummins from 1961-1996.
For the Columbus Area Visitors Center, he created the colorful “dancing Cs” (1974), letterhead, signs, visitors maps, architectural tour markers, and designed the first editions of the Look At Architecture book, including its covers. In 2006, the Columbus Brand Committee worked with North Star from Nashville to create a community brand, “unexpected. unforgettable,” which paid homage to Rand’s original design by retaining a skewed “C” based on Paul Rand’s original design and his modern typography. This logo has been incorporated for many purposes located throughout the city.
IUPUC Campus, 4601 Central Avenue
This sculpture is a kugel, the German word for “ball,” that combines water and stone. The three-foot-diameter, 2,300 pound ball is carved from South African New Belfast black granite, kept in motion by 12 pounds of water pressure. Each of the three books are made from a different type of granite from the Bavarian Forest in Germany.“Discovery” suggests undefined possibilities both internally through reading and reflection, and externally through the world around us. The kinetic nature of the piece itself is a reminder that the pursuit of discovery is never ending.
Made by Kusser Granitwerke – Germany
Art Cases at The Commons
CMAD curates three display cases on the mezzanine level of The Commons, overlooking Chaos I by Jean Tinguely. The cases display a diverse range of small and medium sized three-dimensional work by local and regional artists.
Photos by Tony Vasquez
Gallery 506 at Columbus Visitors Center
506 Fifth Street, Columbus
Gallery 506, in the historic Storey Residence portion of The Columbus Area Visitors Center building, brings focus to Columbus area and regional artists, as well as topics that illuminate the local architecture, design, landscapes and Columbus area history. Exhibits range from fine art painting and photography to illustration.
See hours here.
Gallery at Columbus Learning Center
4555 Central Avenue
The beautiful spaces of the Columbus Learning Center provide an comfortable setting to display all forms of art created by Indiana artists. Exhibits are changed three times a year. In addition, the galleries house several permanent pieces, including Dale Chihuly’s Sun Garden Panels in Suspended Circle.
Regular semester building hours are: Mon – Thur 8 am – 10 pm, Fri 8 am – 8 pm, Sat 8 am – 5 pm.
Ivy Tech Gallery of Fine Arts and Design
4475 Central Avenue, Columbus,
The Visual Communications Gallery changes frequently and is known for its eclectic mix of exhibits, including commercial and fine art photography and commercial and fine art illustration and design.
The gallery is open whenever classes are in session, including evenings (closed Friday evenings).
Phi Gallery at Hotel Indigo, CMAD
400 Brown Street, Columbus
The Phi Gallery at Hotel Indigo is one of CMAD’s exhibit sites which regularly rotates exhibits and hosts artist openings. The Columbus Museum of Art & Design (CMAD) is a not-for-proft organization with a long heritage of enriching the community through visual art and design experiences, by promoting free visual art and design exhibits that collectively engage all residents. CMAD, in collaboration with other local arts organizations, seeks local and national financial support to fund and display unique exhibits in venues throughout Bartholomew County.
MORE OF INTEREST
Arts Road 46
Located in the colorful hills of Southern Indiana is a scenic, winding road that connects three distinctly different communities. We invite you to travel along Indiana Highway 46 and experience ArtsRoad 46. You’ll encounter stunning arts, vibrant culture, world-class architecture, flavorful local cuisine and breathtaking vistas, all easily accessibly along a 40-mile stretch of scenic highway known as Indiana ArtsRoad 46.
The Indiana Glass Trail
On this trail, meet artisans and visit galleries, museums, and historic sites that prove the art of glass-making in Indiana is hotter and more colorful than ever – explore the Columbus glass trail stops.