Photos: Art Murals Spread Positive Images and Messages Downtown
In the nearly two weeks of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, there has been a movement to respond to the growing amount of plywood covering windows Downtown with something more positive.
In a 50/50 partnership, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and CAPA launched #ArtUnitesCbus, and businesses have in turn contracted artists to spruce up their plywood boards.
Murals at GCAC’s new office at 182 E Long St. feature work from the following artists: Bryant “Bee1ne” Anthony, Hakim Callwood, Felicia Dunson, Katie Golonka, Briston Harris, Katerina Harris, Shelbi Harris Roseboro, Adam Hernandez, Kayneisha Holloway, Andrew Lundberg, Bryan Moss, Ariel “APEG” Peguero and AJ Vanderelli.
At the Citizens Building on Gay Street, Veritas adorned murals of its own.
Murals were also commissioned at the Huntington Center, 41 S. High St., directly across from Capitol Square — the site of many of the protests in the last two weeks or so.
Murals at the Ohio Theatre feature the work of the following artists: Cynthia Amoah, Adam Brouilette, Duarte Brown, Mandi Caskey, Laurie Clements, Dionne Custer Edwards, Barbara Fant, Andy Graham, Bahirah Malik, Nafisah Malik, Lisa McLymont, Francesca Miller, Stephanie Rond
Shelbi Harris Roseboro, Tyiesha Radford Shorts, Brendan Spivey, April Sunami, Allen Watkins, Jen Wrubleski and Wil Wong Yee.
Of course, there are many more plywood murals going up around Columbus; check out the Short North, Gravity in Franklinton, and the Columbus Museum of Art, among other murals popping up around Central Ohio.
All photos by Taijuan Moorman