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Artists Create The Big Tablecloths: Lisa McLymont

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Artists Create The Big Tablecloths: Lisa McLymont
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Local Artists Interpret The Big Table through work

To kick off and promote this year’s Big Table, taking place all across central Ohio on August 28, The Columbus Foundation commissioned local artists to interpret what coming together as a community means to them. Through these mixed-media tablecloths, artists showcased their creative talent and their love for the Columbus community—in hopes to inspire all residents (like YOU) to participate in a community conversation on August 28.

This “Big Tablecloth” was completed by Lisa McLymont. Lisa shared, “Florynce Kennedy is a person I just discovered, in a google search for ‘community organizers.’ I was moved by her powerful statement and while it works as a mantra to propel me through life, I thought it would be great for stimulating conversation at The Big Table. ‘All hands on deck’ is another powerful phrase. I put hands raising up under thinking and speech bubbles to illustrate collaboration and community. I encourage those who sit at the table draped with this tablecloth to trace their hands on the perimeter in the teal and purple areas of the cloth and complete the circle!”

The Big Table brings neighbors, friends, and strangers together for open, thoughtful conversations that will spark new relationships and new ways for working together to strengthen our community. Any and all are welcome and encouraged to host or join a Big Table conversation! Learn how you can participate.

We’ll be sharing highlights of the other “Big Tablecloths” as we get closer to Big Table day. In the meantime, share your excitement and your past Big Table experiences with #TheBigTable!

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