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Kent State University faculty members search for the title hidden in Shane Allbritton’s piece, “Thinking Made Visible.” Allbritton was commissioned to create two pieces relating to communications for KSU’s newly renovated Taylor Hall

Two New Public Art Pieces Come to Kent State University

At first glance, the new Percent for Art pieces in Kent State University’s Taylor Hall look like crazy crosswords. Or maybe a supersized Scrabble board. While the artwork itself might not actually be a giant puzzle, artist Shane Allbritton said figuring out how to "communicate communication" required some creative problem-solving.
OAPN Executive Director Jessica Rosenblatt. Photo by Every Angle Photography

Get to Know Jessica Rosenblatt, OAPN’s New Executive Director

As a booking agent for an independent record label, a PR/marketing coordinator, and now as executive director of the Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN), Jessica Rosenblatt is passionate about performing arts in Ohio. In this Q&A, she sat down to talk about what’s in store for OAPN’s future and why having a well-connected network is a necessity.
Modern Head by Roy Lichtenstein on the Ohio State University campus. (H.C. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, 2018, all rights reserved)

Ohio State Celebrates Dedication of Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head Sculpture

There's a new face on Ohio State's campus, and it's 31 feet tall and made of brushed stainless steel. Funded in part by the Ohio Percent for Art Program, Modern Head, a sculpture by OSU alumnus Roy Lichtenstein, was dedicated at the university during a ceremony that welcomed the new public art piece to campus and celebrated Lichtenstein's connection to his alma mater.
Molly Uline-Olmstead

Meet Molly Uline-Olmstead, VSA Ohio’s New Executive Director

Molly Uline-Olmstead has trekked across the state to collect artwork for display in government offices, organized thousands of students and their complex research projects for Ohio History Day, and managed an ever-evolving art studio that aimed to give everyone the opportunity to create. Now, Uline-Olmstead is taking over at the helm of VSA Ohio, the state’s organization on arts and disability, and she sat down to talk about all things art and accessibility in this Q&A.

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