The Columbus Regional Airport Authority and Columbus College of Art & Design are partners in an eye-catching exhibit at Port Columbus airport where mannequins are dressed in the creations of fashion design students.
“I can’t think of a better way to expose Columbus visitors and the residents of Central Ohio to the amazing talents of the fashion design students at CCAD,” said Elaine Roberts, president and CEO of the Airport Authority. “The art program at Port Columbus, which now includes this innovative exhibit, enriches the experience of more than six million travelers who use the airport every year.”
“We’re grateful for this opportunity to showcase the work of our talented students” said CCAD President Denny Griffith. “Visitors to our region, as well as our own citizens, are often amazed to discover the power and influence of CCAD’s academic programs, which in so many ways shape our culture. Through this and other art initiatives hosted by the Airport Authority, one begins to grasp the depth and texture of our art and design communities in Central Ohio.”
Together with the new fashion design exhibit, the airport art program includes exhibit space that showcases work by members of the Ohio Arts League on a rotating basis and a student art exhibit featuring all grades in the Columbus City Schools system. The Airport Authority also works with the Columbus Museum of Art, which is currently displaying two reproductions of work by Aminah Robinson (CCAD associate ’60). The rotating exhibits are in addition to permanent pieces, the centerpiece of which is Brushstrokes in Flight by Roy Lichtenstein.
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