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New Temporary Mural Series Announced for Short North Arts District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Temporary Mural Series Announced for Short North Arts District"Mountain Sighed" by Andrea Myers, one of the murals a part of the "Unconventional" public art series. The mural will be installed at N. High and Russell Streets. Image courtesy of the Short North Alliance.
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New public art is coming to the Short North.

In July 2019, the Short North Alliance will introduce its newest mural series, “Unconventional,” as the sixth iteration of the Short North Temporary Mural Series. The series was curated in collaboration with Experience Columbus, area galleries and arts institutions in the Short North.

“Unconventional” will feature 10 temporary murals with works by artists represented by a number of galleries, including Kehinde Wiley (Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art), Edmund Boateng (Sharon Weiss Gallery), Yuri Darash ((Not) Sheep Gallery), Andrea Myers (Hammond Harkins Galleries) and Beverly Whiteside (Studios on High).

A famed portrait by Kehinde Wiley, “Portrait of Andries Stilte II,” will be installed at 862 N. High St.

The unveiling coincides with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting and Exposition, taking place in August at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

“The Short North Arts District is a dynamic representation of our smart and open city,” said Brian Ross, president of Experience Columbus. “These projects will provide distinct and memorable experiences for ASAE attendees, leisure travelers, and residents alike. What better way for them to get immersed in Columbus’ creative community than through public art?”

New murals will be installed by July 30. Each artist will appear live with their artwork at the August 3 Gallery Hop.

Additional Reading: New Permanent Public Art Projects Arriving in the Short North

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