Columbus Arts Festival partners with Shadowbox Live to present Galley of Echoes—ColumbUS Public Art Project
For immediate releaseMay 3, 2016
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Columbus Arts Festival, June 10-12, and Shadowbox Live have teamed up to present the second Gallery of Echoes, an innovative meta-performance involving music, dance, theater and large-scale media projections. The 2016 Gallery of Echoes—The ColumbUS Public Art Project will feature only Columbus-based artists’ work.
Gallery of Echoes—ColumbUS Public Art Project will be performed at 9 p.m. on Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11 on the ABC6 Main Stage at the Columbus Arts Festival.
Viewers will experience unprecedented access to 20 central Ohio visual artists in a theatrical event unlike any other. Evocative video of the artwork projected on three giant high-resolution screens takes viewers on a journey of movement and images exploring the context of the art’s creation, while original musical score, dance and spoken word interpret the pieces and bring them further to life.
“Columbus is becoming known for its innovative creative work and community collaborations, ” said Tom Katzenmeyer, president and CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts Council. “Gallery of Echoes—The ColumbUS Public Art Project is another great example of these efforts as well as a beautiful collision of the performing and visual arts.”
The 20 artists whose work is featured in the show are: Catherine Bell Smith, Chelsea Bennett, Adam Brouillette, Richard Duarte Brown, David Butler, Buzz Crisafulli, Katie Golonka, Larry Hamill, Jaiymie Kiggins, Said Oladejo-Lawal, *Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Stephanie Rond, Mireya Schoo, Rachel Schutt, Jake Seabaugh, April Sunami, Sunapple Studio, Christopher Tennant, Amandda Tirey and Roger Williams.
The original artwork will be on display at the Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell St., Franklinton, June 4-26. Shadowbox will present additional performances of Gallery of Echoes—The ColumbUS Public Art Project at Shadowbox, June 15-19. Tickets $10 (45 minute lunch matinee)-$40, times vary.
The first Gallery of Echoes—The CMA Experience in 2014 was an exploration of works from the Columbus Museum of Art collection and was highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.
“Gallery of Echoes, among Shadowbox’s most daring and hallucinatory ventures off the beaten path, offers an intriguing multimedia fantasia…” The Columbus Dispatch
“We need more of this—theater appreciating the other art forms and uniting them into an experience only a theater can do.” Columbus Underground
*Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s work will not be on view in the Vanderelli Room.
Visit the Columbus Arts Festival website to see a full list of volunteer opportunities and apply to join the festival team: https://columbusartsfestival.org/new-volunteer-signup-page/.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit www.columbusartsfestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Festival website is optimized for mobile and Smartphone viewing.
The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Chobani, CoverMyMeds, COTA, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Kroger, The Ohio State University, OSA Technology Partners, Owners.com, Pepsi, Safelite Autoglass, The Sheraton Columbus, Svedka, SWACO and Toyota. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9 and WCBE 90.5.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the city of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.
For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s Press Room Images page.