Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay has done her part to make airports a calmer placeâ€¦ one mosaic at a time. Airports across the country have commissioned her to install public artworks in an effort to enhance the experience of travel. Drawing inspiration from nature, her large-scale airport installations celebrate each cityâ€™s unique and natural beauty.
Photographer Paul Bialas saw a creative opportunity after gaining unprecedented access to the decaying Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His inspiration came from the details of the iconic breweries that were decaying before his eyes. He has been working to document the buildings and his pictures are now collected in a series of books.
Jonathan Latiano is a Baltimore, Maryland artist whose installation art seem to lunge out of the floor or emerge from the ground. Playing with themes of environmentalism and extinction, Latianoâ€™s exhibitions explore what it means to be temporary, both in form and in presence.
Steven Walker, a well-traveled artist who now lives in Ohio, says the best times of his life were the childhood road trips he took with his family through the countryside of Virginia and his paintings are reminiscent of these times. His landscapes evoke the feelings of discovery that occur around every bend in the road.
Columbus artist Sue Cavanaugh makes fabric sculptures that gather, fold and tumble in the air, offering the illusion of movement, despite being fixed in space. Inspired by a factory used to repair railroad cars, she started working in dimensions she had never tried before.
This exhibit of textiles-in-transition was recently on display in Denver, Colorado. During World War II, textiles reflected the austerity of the time with quiet and simple designs. But after the war, a sense of hope and rebuilding infused the arts reflecting a dramatic shift in style.
At the turn of the 20th century, a wide spectrum of exciting work was being created by avant-garde artists in Paris, showcasing the city’s nightlife scenes — from seedy brothels to bawdy cabarets.
A new exhibit at Columbus Museum of Art focuses on a group of artists at the center of this artistic and cultural scene of Paris.