Alumna’s sculpture installed at Kent State University

The Light Which Can Be Heard, a sculpture by alumna Olga Ziemska (CCAD ’00) was unveiled during the Nov. 6 grand opening of the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University (KSU).

Funded by Ohio’s Percent for Art program, the 45-foot sculpture consists of 14 life-size human silhouettes traced from the bodies of KSU students who posed as if they were diving, swimming or flying through space. The water-cut acrylic was then affixed with tiny acrylic globes. Colored photographs of Kent State students from the past decade were adhered to the back of the globes.

A resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Ziemska’s work has been shown across the nation in Ohio, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, as well as internationally in the Czech Republic and Poland. Her work has also been featured in Sculpture magazine.

She received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2002 and a Creative Workforce Fellowship in 2009. In 2007, Ziemska was selected as Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland. Find out more about Ziemska on her website.