CRP student saw project come to life before graduating

Benjamin Kent, one of CRP’s newest alumni, graduated with an extra skip in his step thanks to the recent implementation of a project that he began working on in 2009. The OhArt Community project began as a class project in a course taught by Associate Professor Kyle Ezell.

The OhArt concept is to incorporate artwork into places where it wouldn’t usually be displayed. In this case, Kent is using public transportation as a channel to reach riders and in an effort to attract the general public.

In early June, the University unveiled the OhArt Bus—one of the CABS busses traveling the Campus Loop South. The bus has been transformed into somewhat of a mobile gallery, and it will feature student art throughout the summer. 16 pieces were selected by a jury, and the body of work is comprised of paintings, photography, poetry and short stories.

To read more about the project, visit the OhArt page, or check out the articles listed below.

The Columbus Dispatch:
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/arts/stories/2011/06/19/no-one-stop-gallery.html

Columbus Alive:
http://www.columbusalive.com/live/content/features/stories/2011/04/28/student-art-to-be-installed-on-campus-bus.html?sid=108

The Lantern:
http://www.thelantern.com/arts/project-to-allow-students-to-spruce-up-cabs-buses-1.2225281

OnCampus:
http://oncampus.osu.edu/2011/06/take-a-ride-on-the-oh-art-express/

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