Art marks the spot around Columbus


Charlotte Norman


Columbus’ Downtown and Short North Arts District are playing host to Art Spot Cbus, a series of temporary public art installations exploring themes around climate change and conservation. This project involves 14 artists (Columbus College of Art & Design faculty and alumni among them) who have created 13 installations at nine locations. These works will fill the windows of partner businesses and nonprofits through the first half of 2023. (You can find a map of the Art Spot Cbus locations right here.)

Art Spot Cbus works by CCAD-connected contributors include: Into the Abyss by History of Art & Visual Culture Assistant Professor Carol Boram-HaysUrban Forest by Dean Emeritus Charlotte Norman, Even the Smallest of Us: Addressing Global Insect Decline by Fashion Design Adjunct Faculty Celeste Malvar-Stewart, and Altar Response by alum Heidi Clifford/Primary Child (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2018).

Art Spot Cbus is a Art Makes Columbus project whose co-directors are Amy Leibrand and Stephanie Rond. The project is sponsored by Greater Columbus Arts Council, city of Columbus, the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation/Capitol South, and the Discovery and Capital Crossroads Special Improvement Districts. 


Into the Abyss and Even the Smallest of Us photos by Terry Gilliam
Urban Forest photo by Faculty Emeritus Helen Hoffelt
Altar Response (detail) photo by Ian Crumpler

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