Growing Green


Name: Denise Romecki
Statement: Teaching at the Cultural Arts Center, I was able to observe downtown’s transformation over time. It was amazing to watch. The river was brought back to life as a natural waterway surrounded by grassy banks, trees and native plants. Now it is described as an "urban oasis," attracting wildlife and pollinators – as well as people. My artwork is a ceramic mural depicting the vitality of a young tree appearing to lift the city as it grows – a metaphor for the environment that Columbus is working to create – that force of urban energy and growth, while simultaneously balancing and nurturing a green environment.

With a BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design and a MFA from the Ohio State University, Denise taught ceramics and sculpture full-time for the Columbus Recreation & Parks Department. She continues teaching part time at the Cultural Arts Center. The artist’s works have been exhibited at Studios on High Gallery, one of the first galleries to open in the Short North. Additionally, she has shown her work through the Dublin Arts Council, the “Best of” exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Designer Craftsmen, the Franklin Park Conservatory, the Ohio Craft Museum, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Glass Growers Gallery, Seaside Art Gallery, and the Zanesville Museum of Art. Denise’s sculptures can be found in museums, businesses, private collections throughout the U.S., and more recently in Tokyo, Japan.
Artwork Owner
Short North Alliance

Studios on High Gallery

Short North Temporary Mural Series, Six in the Short North

Installed: 2017

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761 N High St
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County



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