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    Press Release:

    Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space Opens 2013 Season

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 22, 2013)—Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space has opened its pop-up project and exhibition series for the 2013 season. This year, the local group presents a wider variety of property prospects through a partnership with Homeport.

    Potential sites range from empty lots (often with traces of a house) to completely new properties yet to be sold. The range of vacant properties currently available for projects and exhibitions are located in the historic King-Lincoln district, and have been donated to Rooms to Let by Homeport.

    Rooms to Let supports projects that are social, individual, site-specific, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Artists are asked to acknowledge both the status of the house and the property’s role within its neighborhood; the primary goal is in bringing a neighborly familiarity to contemporary art practice. Through incredibly diverse and experimental projects, Rooms to Let supports a rare mix of artists and visitors who leave considering the function of art and place, and, of course, the opportunities of unoccupied homes.

    Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space will accept project proposals for the 2013 season on a rolling basis with the first round reviewed in mid-february. Curators, artists, and scholars of any medium are encouraged to apply, including: fine art, performance, writing, graphic design, music, video, textiles, science, etc. There is virtually no limitation to the nature of proposals.

    The first project will be a text-based exhibition later converted into a catalog, featuring the work of twelve local and international writers/artists. The exhibition is set for February 2013, with a catalog release in early summer.

    Rooms to Let projects and exhibitions would not be possible without the generous support of Homeport: http://homeportohio.org

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    About Rooms to Let

    Rooms to Let was founded in 2010 as a means to provide artists the opportunity to work in diverse environments. By placing artists within an anomalous environment, Rooms to Let challenges the traditional constructs of an exhibition space and supports the local development of contemporary art and public art projects.

    Current and upcoming exhibitions will be announced as the series develops.

    ROOMS TO LET TEMPORARY ART SPACE: http://roomstolettemporaryartspace.com/home.html

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    Dual Art Reviews: The Pizzuti Collection and Rooms to Let
    Published on May 19, 2013 11:15 am
    By: Jeff Regensburger

    Saturday May 18th offered central Ohio art supporters a unique opportunity to appreciate two very different ways in which the art scene in Columbus is taking off. On one end of the spectrum is the Pizzuti Collection, which opened its doors to members to present a preview of the newly renovated gallery space and opening exhibitions. At the other end of the spectrum, on the same spring afternoon and just two and a half miles east of the Pizzuti Collection, the fourth installment of Rooms to Let was held. While these two events presented obvious differences in terms of scale, scope, permanence, and resources, the love of art and the commitment to provide access to it linked them in common cause.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/dual-art-reviews-the-pizzuti-collection-and-rooms-to-let-jr

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