COLUMBUS PUBLIC ART, 4 : ALSO OF INTEREST
Columbus Bike Racks
Even the bike racks in Columbus are artistic! The community has embraced them so much that businesses throughout the city have purchased their own, so you’ll find their lively colors throughout the city.
The Dancing C Design, Paul Rand
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.
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
411 - A project of the Arts and Entertainment District
411 Sixth Street
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
411 is a community arts gallery and cultural space for exhibitions, events, and collaborations with Columbus’ arts and cultural organizations. A project of the downtown Arts & Entertainment District, the space is managed by the Columbus Area Arts Council and supported by the Efroymson Family Fund, the Columbus Area Visitors Center, and the community.
Art Cases at The Commons
300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Columbus
The Commons 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
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
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.
GALLERY AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY J. IRWIN MILLER ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM
Open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, map it
Visitors should enter through the southeast entrance on the parking lot side (this entrance is ADA accessible and has “Entrance” written above it.) Check the Visitors Center calendar for the most recent schedule. Note there are some weeks between exhibitions where the gallery may be vacant. Closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, and the week of Christmas (Dec 23) through the 2nd of January.
Gallery of Media, Art, & 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
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.
second photo by Tony Vasquez
MORE OF INTEREST
Arts Road 46
The Indiana Glass Trail
David Zinn Street Art
In September and October of 2017, David Zinn came to Columbus and left behind eight of his magical, site-specific illustrations. Find out more about David Zinn’s visit and the friends he left behind for everyone to discover and enjoy.