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The Playground

Artist

Name: CJ Churchill
Statement: The playground is a piece which was inspired by my seven-year- old nephew. While seeking influence for my original piece intended for the exhibit, it was the youthful enthusiasm and familial bonds that evoked the concept for this particular piece. As simple as it sounds, one day while my nephew & I settled in at a McDonalds restaurant, he insisted on exploring the play area. While it appeared to my eye to be very lackluster, my nephewÕs eyes were full of joy and excitement. It was at that moment I decided it wasn't good enough for him, and I took him to Magic Mountain. As soon as we arrived, my nephew went straight for the ball pin. His fearlessness and glee were infectious, and before I knew it I was diving in the pit right behind him. Fun, family, and youthful freedom, were the inspiring colors I used in my piece and the colors I hope you all feel as you view it.

Description:

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide... Read more

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide call for art, overseen by a committee of community members and implemented by collection curators James and Michael Reese of Reese Brothers Productions. The artists represent the diversity of the Columbus community, cutting across age, gender and race.

Dates

Made: 2016
Installed: 2016

Additional Notes

South Building - Garfield Meeting Room

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400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
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Materials

Collage

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