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Painting Tableau Stage

 Exhibit Urban Arts Space: Concept sets stage for touch of drama

  Christopher Yates
  The Columbus Dispatch
  October 13, 2013

In "Painting Tableau Stage" at The Urban Arts Space, the work of four contemporary British artists is set    alongside a selection of 39 theatrical backdrops ad models from the Jerome Lawerence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at Ohio State.

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Ha, Ha, Ho by Chido Johnson

Memory theme promotes variety

Christopher Yates
The Columbus Dispatch
June 23, 2013

The exhibit “I Forgot To Forget” at the Ohio State University Urban Arts Space presents the work of eight multimedia artists who explore the complexities of memory, identity and cultural history.
Using unconventional and unexpected materials, the artists ponder how we cope in a world of unrelenting change. Some respond with humor; and others, with melancholy and longing.

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Dani Leventhal Piece photographed by Jackie Mantey

Staff Pick: Fergus Fellows exhibition presents looks at modern female experience

Jackie Mantey
Columbus Alive Magazine
May 16, 2013

Although separate exhibitions by two artists comprise the new OSU Urban Arts Space offering, the subject matter in each traverses similar territory — the dynamics of the female body. Ceramics sculptor Jessika Edgar and film artist Dani Leventhal held prestigious Ohio State Fergus Fellowships this year. The post-MFA program provided the artists with a studio to complete new work. This show, on view through May, features the results.

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Mark Beyer

“Real Basic Reality, Like AAAAAAAAAARGHHHH!”: Notes from Mark Beyer: With/Without Text

Robert Loss
The Comics Journal
April 25, 2013

Robert Loss reflects on his experience of OSU Urban Arts Space's exhibition, Mark Beyer: With/Without Text.

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Ben Delgado

Idea Lab

Ben Delgado
Que Pasa
Spring, 2013

Ben Delgado, 2013 Idea Lab coordinator, explains how his work benefits Latinos and other minority groups. He is proud to be one of the students afforded with the opportunity to contribute to his community in a meaningful way It is important that we work to improve representation through actions as well as words. Idea Lab is a perfect vehicle for Latino OSU students to take on that task.

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Buckeye Bucket List

U Weekly Staff
U Weekly
April 17, 2013

U Weekly recommends the OSU rooftop botanical Garden at the OSU Urban Arts Space to be on every Buckeye's bucket list.

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Image of OSU Urban Arts Space by Columbus Alive

Best Art Gallery: OSU Urban Arts Space

Columbus Alive
March, 2013

The OSU Urban Arts Space takes the Best honors for the second year in a row thanks to its well-edited lineup of shows that are welcoming to visual art newbies and contemporary art fiends alike.

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Delta Sky Magazine Cover

Indie Spirit: In artsy, food-loving, family-friendly Columbus, the top attractions are homegrown

Kristen Shmidt
Delta Sky Magazine
March, 2013

The former flagship Lazarus department store, shutter and then renovated for office and retail space, houses the wonderful OSU Urban Arts Space, which exhibits work from student, professional and outsider artist. The inviting gallery emphasizes education and outreach, providing free programs, exhibitions and events for the public year-round.

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National Veterans Art Museum Announces New Show in Honor of International Women’s Day

Press Release
eNews Park Forest
February 25, 2013

In January 2010, Erica Slone received a grant through OSU's Urban Arts Space to co-curate the Visualizing the Experiences of War (ViEW) exhibition. ViEW aimed to broaden the narrative of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by having original artworks expressing personal stories of war created through veteran and artist collaborations. 

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MFA dance project 'Cornering a Hare' aims to combine ideas, challenge stereotypes

Hilary Frew
The Lantern
February 25, 2013

“Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.” is the Chinese proverb that served as a source of inspiration for Paige Phillips, a graduate student in Ohio State’s Department of Dance who is slated to perform her final project, “Cornering a Hare,” at the OSU Urban Arts Space  as part of an event series titled “Ten Big Ideas.” 

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Top Seven Intelligent Communities Named 

Wayne Hanson
Digital Communities
January 23, 2013

Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), announced the organization's seven finalists for the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year. Factors in Columbus' success have been collaboration among city government, academic institutions, businesses and nonprofits, according to an ICF statement.

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Mark Beyer

Beyer Maximum| Downtown gallery spotlights reclusive comic artist Mark Beyer

Carrie Schedler
Columbus Monthly
January, 2013

Local art collector Tom Wagner was smitten the first time he entered Mark Beyer’s surreal comic world in a late ’80s issue of NME. More than 70 of the pieces he owns will take over the OSU Urban Arts Space during retrospective exhibit “Mark Beyer: With/Without Text.” 

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Photo of Mark Beyer's work by Matt Kish

Mark Beyer: With/Without Text

Matt Kish
Spud 64
January 16, 2013

Matt Kish shares his photos, thoughts, and reactions to the exhibition Mark Beyer: With/Without text

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Michelle Vieira submitted a piece called 'A Futile Effort' for the 2012 Arts Scholars Juried Exhibit.

Ohio State students to portray 'Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness' through art exhibit

Chelsea Savage
The Lantern
January 15, 2013

The annual Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition, which opens Saturday, features entries from Ohio State students from different majors and years of study. Artists who submitted work for this year’s exhibition presented their proposals to a small committee that reviewed the works for theme consistency.

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Sid Chaftez

Sid Chaftez Passes at Age 90

Obituary
January 13, 2013

Sidney Chafetz, renowned artist and professor emeritus of art at The Ohio State University, died January 12, 2013, at his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was 90. A memorial service will take place at 12 pm on Tuesday, January 15, at Epstein Memorial Chapel, with Rabbi Sharon Mars officiating.

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Mark Beyer

Exhibit | Urban Arts Space: Dark comic visions weird and wacky

Christopher A. Yates
The Columbus Dispatch
January 13, 2013

The first retrospective of comic artist Mark Beyer — “With/Without Text” at the Ohio State University Urban Arts Space — brings together more than 30 years of his work. Original and print works range from the bleak misadventures of his signature characters, Amy and Jordan, to recent silk-screen prints and reverse acrylic paintings on Plexiglas.The thorough show of more than 70 works captures the full range of Beyer’s creative output.

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Mark Beyer

Mark Beyer: With/Without Text

Cat Lynch
When Sheep Go Moo
January 12, 2013

Cat Lynch praises and recommends Urban Art Space's exhibitions Mark Beyer: With/ Without Text and Constructing James Castle.

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Image of Mark Beyer's work by Michael Neno

Pics from This Evening's Mark Beyer Exhibit at the OSU Urban Arts Space

Michael Neno
Eventized
January 10, 2013

Michael Neno shares his photos from the OSU Urban Arts Space Exhibition Mark Beyer:With/Without Text. The exhibition curated by Thomas Arlen Wagner, is a major exhibit of Beyer's work which includes gig posters, original art, paintings, LP covers, animation, books, toys and more.

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Mark Beyer

Preview: Mark Beyer: With/Without Text

Melissa Starker
Columbus Alive
January 10, 2013

Tom Wagner can’t fully explain his obsession with Beyer’s work, but there’s no doubting his commitment to it. His private stockpile of Beyer’s strips, paintings and other output, amassed over 30 years, is large enough to fill half of the spacious galleries at OSU’s Urban Arts Space. It makes up “With/Without Text,” the first major retrospective exhibition of Beyer’s work and his first extensive solo exhibition in the U.S.

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James Castle Untitled; A work made with found paper and soot

Exhibit | Urban Arts Space: Work of deaf man speaks volumes

Michael Grossberg
The Columbus Dispatch
January 6, 2013

James Charles Castle was nothing if not resourceful. The self-taught deaf artist, who died in 1977, mixed his saliva with soot to make a charcoal paste-ink for his drawings. He incorporated materials such as matchbooks, cookbooks, food containers, grocery cartons, register receipts and twine into his creations.

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