On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Proposed Scioto Mile ‘Cooling Tower’ Sculpture Gets Redesign
The man who designed a six-story-high sculpture planned for The Scioto Mile has changed it slightly. Artist Brian Tolle has taken some criticism for choosing a shape some people say resembles a power plant cooling tower.
He unveiled a revised sculpture on Wednesday that has no glass and a top which resembles a crown. Speaking on All Sides with Ann Fisher this morning, Tolle defended the basic shape of the sculpture
â€œItâ€™s a very, very beautiful, and a very, very flexible form thatâ€™s been adapted to all kinds of uses including skyscrapers, radio towers, any number of things,â€ Tolle says. â€œAnd the reason why itâ€™s still used and continues to be a marvel is because it allows for us to achieve great scale with great economy.â€
Tolle says the sculpture is still in design and he’s still working to secure private financing. His plans also call for the sculpture to include vegetation growing in the center.