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.
Goodale Park Fountain Vandalized
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There was just too much good news for the Goodale Park pond and fountain.
Just a week after it looked like the months-long fiasco over leaks in the pond had been plugged, the new fountain has been vandalized.
Spray painted in red on the west side of the wedding cake-style fountain are the words â€œmarriage is for people who never forget.â€ It was signed â€œScottsdale Yonkler.â€
â€œI really think this is somebody being very selfish and immature,” Jason Kentner said.
Kenter heads the Friends of Goodale Park. He said group members had a meeting in the park last night and there wasnâ€™t any graffiti.
The vandalism comes a week after it appeared there was cause for celebration. The pond that had been filled three times because of a leak after the fountainâ€™s installation appeared to be fixed.
â€œI think of all things this is the most frustrating moment of it because this is someoneâ€™s act of malice. It just doesnâ€™t really make any sense,” Kenter said.
Unsure what the graffiti might mean, Kenter said “I’ll try to poke around on-line and see if anyone if taking ownership of that. It’s nonsensical, and doesn’t read like a person’s name of anything like that.”
Kentner said he filed a police report, and the Friends board is working to remove the spray paint quickly.