People Archive

Thank you former staff members for your involvement with the OSU Urban Arts Space!

 

Administrative Staff

 

Zoey Boyles
Deputy Director of Facilities & Operations
2010-2013

Biography from 2013:
Zoey graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and an interest in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Shortly after graduation, she began her career in HR and fiscal operations when she worked in corporate recruiting in the business continuity and disaster recovery industries in Huntington Beach, CA. After relocating to Columbus in 2009, Zoey worked briefly in the Theatre Department at OSU as well as at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs before transitioning to Urban Arts Space. Now, as the Deputy Director of Facilities and Operations for all of Arts Initiative, Zoey is delighted to return to her longtime loves of academia and the arts. Her passions stretch through and beyond the arts as she creates metal-smithed jewelry while taking classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, is an avid theatre-goer and lover, dabbles in photography and enjoys being an active volunteer in the community, animal lover and novice "foodie". Zoey is delighted to be a part of Arts Initiative as it grows at Ohio State and in particular, at Urban Arts Space in the historic Lazarus building during the revitalization of downtown Columbus.

Lambertus (Berry) van Boekel
Head Preparator
2009-2011

Biography from 2010:
Berry was born and lived in the Netherlands until 1993. He received a BFA from AKI in Enschede, Netherlands in 1988. He moved to the US in 1993 and received an MFA in Painting/Drawing from OSU in 1997. Continued to work at OSU as lecturer in Painting/Drawing and as Exhibition Designer. With the opening of the OSU's Urban Art Space in 2008, the latter position became full time. Berry is continuing to work as an independent visual artist and has had his work shown in Columbus, Cincinatti, New York, at the NADA Art Fair in Miami, FL. His artwork revolves around a continuous project that he started in 1983 called Top 100, in which he produces every year a series of 100 portraits of musicians.

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Liz Celeste
Strategy Consultant
 | Programs
2008-2012

Biography from 2012
Liz earned her Master of Arts degree in Arts Policy & Administration from The Ohio State University in 2009.  She enthusiastically began her work with the Urban Arts Space in its inaugural year (2008) while pursuing her degree and has continued to gain diverse and practical arts administration experience through her changing roles.  Throughout the years, Liz has enjoyed watching the positive impact the Space has had on the students, faculty, artists and local businesses and community members and is proud to consider herself a small part of that force.  She thoroughly enjoys connecting with students, faculty, staff, curators and community artists to create engaging exhibitions, programs and outreach.  Her passion is in building strategic partnerships with businesses and organizations around the community with a shared goal of a vibrant downtown.   Liz is also a dedicated environmental advocate and was instrumental in establishing a mission of sustainability for the Space.  Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and is an alumna of the Americorps program where she spent two years volunteering with Habitat for Humanity affiliates in California and Mississippi.  Liz currently resides in northern California and, in addition to her Creative Strategy Consultant role for the Space, she is the Gallery and Exhibitions Manager for the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University.

Kelly Stevelt
Deputy Director

2007-2010

Biography from 2010:
Kelly Stevelt was appointed to the position of Deputy Director for the OSU Urban Arts Space in 2007. In this capacity, she helped transform 10,000 sq feet in the historic Lazarus Building into a vibrant downtown arts space. As the Deputy Director Kelly oversees everything that occurs in the Space, including strategic planning, staffing, policy and process creation, operations, exhibition planning, and event coordination. Her primary responsibility is to work closely with the Arts and Humanities faculty and staff, students, and alumni as well as community leaders and nonprofit organizations to create a vibrant downtown presence through arts exhibitions, performances, and events, resulting in more than nineteen exhibitions, 175 events, and thousands of visitors since the doors opened in February of 2008. Prior to coming to the Space, Kelly was the Director of Research and Programs for the Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts Academy for Leadership and Governance where she fulfilled two distinct roles. She was primarily responsible for the Center's finances as well as administering lease arrangements with resident organizations. Kelly also managed educational programs and retreats, coordinated events and conducted literature reviews and background research for leadership publications. She received her B.A. in English literature and economics and M.A. in arts policy and administration from The Ohio State University. Recently accepted as a doctoral candidate at Ohio State, she is continuing her academic studies in arts administration with an emphasis on organizational development and relationship building. Kelly's service to her community includes serving as Vice President for Glass Axis, a nonprofit public access facility that engages new audiences and fosters professional glass artists' careers. She previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Columbus Metropolitan Club, an organization dedicated to furthering diversity, discussion, and debate, and was the founding chair for CMCp.m., a program series developed to attract a younger and more diverse audience to CMC. For the past two years she was a member of Mayor Coleman's Create Columbus Commission, established to attract and retain young professionals to Columbus, and served as Vice Chair for the Columbus Arts Marketing Association, a membership organization dedicated to promoting the arts in central Ohio.

Leigh Lotocki
Communications Coordinator
2009-2013 

Leigh Lotocki graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010, receiving a dual degree in Dance and English. She began working at the Space in summer 2009. In 2010, Leigh interned with the Ohio Arts Council's Public Information Office and the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission. Leigh is involved in performance, improvisation, and choreography in the Columbus area dance and theatre community, particularly at Feverhead, a new creative space in Grandview Heights. 

 

Brianna Dance
Communications Consultant
2010-2012

Biography from 2012:
Brianna Dance began working at the Space in October 2009 as an undergraduate student, where she started as an Exhibitions Assistant. Shortly after graduating, she served as the Space's Communications Coordinator from June 2010 through January 2011 before working as Communications Consultant. In addition to her work at the Space, she worked full time at the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission as Project Coordinator to support the arts. As an artist herself, she loved working in a creative atmosphere and passionately devoted her efforts to the amazing opportunities the Space brings to the community. While in school, she received numerous awards, grants and scholarships with the university (many of which supported her research of the Absurd), and was featured as "Outstanding Art Student" in Art Calendar magazine.

Julie Harrington
Communications Coordinator

2010

Biography from 2010:

Julia Harrington graduated from the Ohio State University with a BA in the History of Art. During her time at OSU she worked hard to be involved in a variety of art and museum related activities. Julia hopes to someday work in a museum of art where she can serve as an educator for youth and families. She has had the opportunity to volunteer and work at institutions such as the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Columbus Museum of Art, and the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia. Julia previously worked at the OSU Urban Arts Space as an Education Assistant. She has plans to go to graduate school in the fall to receive her Master's degree in Museum Studies.

 

Eva Ball
Communications and ADA Coordinator

2008-2010

Biography from 2009:
Eva Ball has worked in the Columbus arts community for almost 10 years. She has curated three exhibitions: Joy Divisions, Time Machine, and 20/20: Twenty Artists Twenty TVs. She has worked with a variety of local arts organizations (BLD, Skylab, OAL, MadLab, and now the OSU Urban Arts Space) in a plethora of capacities, including communications, accessibility, development, operations, and exhibition design, not to mention everything else from building walls to program planning. In 2007, she graduated from The Ohio State University, with a B.F.A., summa cum laude and honors distinction in Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited nationally and in Europe. She has received numerous awards including GCAC Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grant, two Undergraduate Research Scholarships, the 13th Annual Fergus-Gilmore Scholarship and two Paid Fellowships to study in Paris and Bucharest. Besides art-making and curating, she has a special interest in post-structuralist theory. She lives with her daughter, Xiu Xiu, in downtown Columbus.

 

Scott Neal
Senior Exhibitions Preparator
2008-2013


Scott Neal (www.scttnl.com) is a recent Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from The Ohio State University with a focus in Printmaking while also attaining a minor in Design. He also served as the President of the Student Art League at OSU, and was a freelance photographer for the school paper, The Lantern. He is currently enrolled in the continuing education program at OSU, and is focused on fine-tuning his skills in printmaking. Scott has tentative plans to receive his MFA and/or participating in an artist residency in the near future. Until then he continues to create and exhibit work in the Columbus area.

 

The Barnett Fellow 

On May 7, 1993, Lawrence R. Barnett and Isabel Bigley Barnett in support of the Arts Policy and Administration Program established two endowed funds. The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Fellowship Funds provide tuition, fees and an annual stipend for selected incoming students. The Art Education Department has designated one of these fellowships for work in the OSU Urban Arts Space, providing the student selected with hands on arts management experience.

 

Ben Delgado | Image by Ada Matusiewicz

Ben Delgado
2012-2013 Barnett Fellow

Biography from 2013
Ben Delgado studied his master’s degree in Arts Policy and Administration program at Ohio State. He got his undergraduate degree in Communication and Culture at Indiana University in Bloomington. Ben is in love with cinema but is obsessed with many small sub-genres across all media (quality television dramas and comedies, alternative comedy, podcasts, St. Vincent, Fantasy Football, etc.) He is currently working on his thesis about the unique case of the for profit art house cinema transitioning to nonprofit movie house. Ben is always up for a good concert, film, or exploring a new restaurant. At a quarter century, he still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up.


Our Student Outreach Assistant administers the Idea Lab program, a student-run entrepreneurial program that aims to be a creative incubator for OSU students' original and impact-making ideas. In order to run the program, the Idea Lab Coordinator conducts, markets and manages call for proposals and selection processes, and works with the Deputy Directors to match Space student assistants with individual projects. The assistant works with contacts from selected projects to refine proposals, make campus and community contacts, and prepare for implementation; organizes workshops on areas of interest for program participants during winter quarter. To see the program fulfill its projects, the coordinator works with project contacts; plans final reception for all Idea Lab awardees; coordinates and collects final reports on all projects; prepares annual evaluation of program during spring and summer quarters.

 

 

Carrie Krochta
Student Outreach Assistant

Carrie came to OSU after receiving her Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the College of Wooster. As a Barnett Fellow in the Arts Policy and Administration program, she came to the Space to help coordinate Idea Lab in the fall of 2011. Carrie worked on her Masters thesis, which explores the intersection of Columbus city branding and arts organization branding.  Outside of the Space, Carrie enjoys chowing down at local restaurants, crafting, and all things Martha Stewart. As a Canton transplant, she loves discovering everything that the Columbus creative scene has to offer… which is a lot!

Our Student Outreach Assistant administers the Idea Lab program, a student-run entrepreneurial program that aims to be a creative incubator for OSU students' original and impact-making ideas. In order to run the program, the Idea Lab Coordinator conducts, markets and manages call for proposals and selection processes, and works with the Deputy Directors to match Space student assistants with individual projects. The assistant works with contacts from selected projects to refine proposals, make campus and community contacts, and prepare for implementation; organizes workshops on areas of interest for program participants during winter quarter. To see the program fulfill its projects, the coordinator works with project contacts; plans final reception for all Idea Lab awardees; coordinates and collects final reports on all projects; prepares annual evaluation of program during spring and summer quarters.

Ray Smith
Idea Lab Coordinator

2009-2010

Biography from 2009:
Ray (Rachel) Smith studied in the Master's of Arts Policy and Administration program. As an undergrad she majored in Art History specializing in the Italian Baroque period with the intention of being a curator. She solidified her interest in this period by studying in Rome but found she was more interested in administration and advocacy roles. One of Ray's many research interests is how the arts affect urban redevelopment. She enjoyed working at the intersection of the arts and urban environment at the Space. In her scant free time she goes to as many concerts as she can.

Administers the Idea Lab program, a student-run entrepreneurial program that aims to be a creative incubator for OSU students' original and impact-making ideas. In order to run the program, the Idea Lab Coordinator conducts, markets and manages call for proposals and selection processes; works with Deputy Director to match Space student assistants with individual projects. The assistant works with contacts from selected projects to refine proposals, make campus and community contacts, and prepare for implementation; organizes workshops on areas of interests for program participants during winter quarter. To see the program fulfill its projects, the coordinator works with project contacts; plans final reception for all Idea Lab awardees; coordinates and collects final reports on all projects; prepares annual evaluation of program during spring and summer quarters.

Student Assistants

 

 

Brittany Schwarck
Education

Brittany Schwarck is an undergrad at the Ohio State University studying Art Education with a minor in Art Entrepreneurship. She is excited for the opportunity to combine her love of teaching art with diverse groups of people with her interest in reusing and upcycling materials. Brittany is an avid animal and nature lover, so being a part of such an environmentally friendly space is a great fit. When not in class or at the space, Brittany can be found in the Gateway working at her second job, Pitaya, a clothing boutique, or thrifting and dumpster diving with friends. 

 

 

Anika

Anika Grabe
Design 

Anika is a third year Visual Communication Design student from Germany, who is currently staying in Columbus and working as a design assistant here at the Urban Arts Space. She loves to travel and enjoys trees. The porch at her home turns into the best place in Columbus with a cup of coffee and a good book.

 

 

 

 

 Alyssa Johnson
Exhibitions

 

 

 

 

 


  Paul Miller
  2012-2013
 Communications

Paul is an undergraduate at The Ohio State University pursuing a degree in Architecture. While he is studying Architecture professionally, Paul has a particular fondness for the undesigned; back doors, dark alleys, and under the overpass. When he is not building models, Paul frequents galleries and museums, and performances in jazz, dance, and theater. He currently works at a local architecture firm.

 

                                                                      

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Cale Leroy
2012-2013
Design

Michael "Cale" LeRoy reigns from Pittsburgh, and majored in Visual Communication Design. Starting at a very young age Cale knew he wanted to do something with visual languages for a career, but it wasn't until college he realized that it was design. While constantly striving to become a better designer, he also enjoys illustrating. In his free time, he creates hand drawn custom lettering and typography. One of Cale's goals has always been to live in as many different cities as possible so he is excited to continue his design education after graduating in a different city.

 

Jennifer Gard | Image by Ada Matusiewicz

Jennifer Gard
Graduate Assistant

Biography from 2013
Born in 1985, the daughter of a nurse and bed and breakfast owner, Jeni spent her childhood making beds and playing on the shore of Lake Michigan. She is now considered a professional bed-maker but has always much preferred to spend her days outside doing cartwheels in the sand. Jeni completed her undergraduate studies in Art Education with an emphasis in ceramics from Hope College, in Holland, Michigan. She then went on to study ceramics at Grand Valley State University before teaching high school art for two years. Jeni recently finished her MA in Art Education with an emphasis in ceramics at the University of Florida. She moved to Columbus in 2012 to start her MFA in Ceramics at The Ohio State University and worked at Urban Arts Space.

Gun Young Kim | Image by Ada Matusiewicz

Gun Young Kim
Graduate Assistant

Gun young Kim is an international graduate student in Ceramics. She received her Bachelor's of Fine Art degree in Korea in 2010 then came to the United States to pursue a Master's degree at OSU. As a figurative sculptor, She looks at the way emotional and theatrical sentiment can be expressed through the physical body. She says the challenges of living in a new environment in the United States are a good source for her art. Her figures are a record of her self-reflection. She hopes her artwork would be a mirror of both of herself and others.

 

Pete Morgan | Image by Ada Matusiewicz

Pete Morgan
Graduate Assistant





 

 

Zac Weinberg | Image by Ada Matusiewicz

Zac Weinberg
Graduate Assistant

 

 

 

 

Jakob Dyck
Programs, Outreach, Sustainability

Jakob pursued his master’s degree in urban planning at The Ohio State University. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, he fell in love with big cities at an early age. With a passion for community revitalization and sustainable design, Jakob was drawn to the Space as a way to better understand the role that the arts play in how cities and neighborhoods experience community. From his time at the Space, he learned to better serve local communities and expose more people to all the arts have to offer.

 

 

Emily Benfer
Events

Emily Benfer studied event planning and worked toward a degree in Hospitality Management.  Originally from Central Pennsylvania, she is now proud to call Columbus, Ohio home.  In her spare time Emily loves to find treasures at vintage and thrift stores.  Emily enjoyed her time working on events in an environment as fun and enthusiastic as OSU Urban Arts Space.

 

 Jordan Boeke
Operations

Jordan Boeke majored in Marketing at OSU. Raised in rural Ohio, Jordan has a passion for traveling and capturing the fast-paced urban life behind the camera.  In 2010, Jordan interned with the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, which sparked an immediate interest in working for the arts.  His experience of being a collegiate athlete on the OSU Men's Track and Field team taught him having an active, healthy lifestyle is important as well as staying involved within the community.

 

 

Jeremy Tinianow
Design

Jeremy Tinianow studied Landscape Architecture with a minor in Design at OSU. His studies in these fields inspired a deep interest in sustainable design, as well as a strong focus on the creative process. Jeremy’s design experience is diverse, including a range of projects from small scale visual pieces to regional development plans, and everything in between. He was honored to work recently with the City of Dublin on a local redevelopment project, as well as to participate in KSA’s Sustainable European Cities research program. As a Columbus native, Jeremy was drawn to working at the Space as a way to contribute to the arts in his home town. After graduation, he plans on continuing his design education and traveling as much as possible.



Kaycee

Kaycee Moore
Communications + Exhibitions

Kaycee Moore (kayceemooreart.com) graduated with her BFA in Drawing and Painting in June 2012.  She's been working at the Space since the fall of 2010.  At the Space, she started as an Education Intern, became the Social Media Assistant, and is now a Communications + Exhibitions Assistant.  Basically, she can do a little bit of everything!  In art, her focus may be painting, but she also has an interest in performance art. 

 

David Thill
Professional Writing

Originally from outside Chicago, David Thill studied his BFA in dance at OSU. He performed at the Space in the spring of 2012, then returned as the professional writing intern. An aspiring dance maker, David loves watching, viewing, and seeing new creative work—and goings-on of everyday life—as sort of inspiration, and hopes to push the boundaries of “conventional” and “acceptable” “dance.” He enjoys putting his ideas into written word, and hopes to produce smart and well thought out products worth reading, based on what he sees and learns. He also hopes to win a Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Choreography, or Best Direction, and hopefully all three, with a Pulitzer.

 

Connie Hill
Grants

Connie Hill studied her Master’s in Art Education from The Ohio State University.  After receiving her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in 2006 she enjoyed working as a theatre technician, decorative house painter and teacher.  She will always remain active in her studio practice and believes in the impact art has on individuals and communities.  She enjoyed becoming a participant in Columbus’s art community through her work at Urban Art’s Space.

 


Rachel Sowell

Video + Media


Rachel majored in Film Studies and minored in Video Art at OSU. Originally born in Arkansas and raised in Kentucky, she appreciates the casual style of a a southern lifestyle and likes to incorporate its easy pacing into her work. While she worked at the Space, Rachel worked as freelance videographer and editor, a member of the Media, Marketing and Communications Scholars group and an associate with 8th Floor Improv. As a fairly recent transplant to Columbus she was thrilled to work at the Space and to become more involved in the Columbus arts community.

 

Annie Bobbitt
Education

Katie Poole majored in English and minored in Design at OSU. Katie was also involved in the Mount Leadership Scholars program and Off The Lake Productions at OSU.  She served as stage manager for Off The Lake Productions and was able to do tech work on other performing arts projects through the group. Community service is also very important to Katie and she spends a lot of her free time volunteering at various places around Columbus.  Being involved in the arts is something that Katie has always loved. She is thankful for the opportunity she had to grow with Urban Arts Space.


Katie Poole
Education Coordinator

Katie Poole is a Junior at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in Design. Katie is also involved in the Mount Leadership Scholars program and Off The Lake Productions at OSU.  She serves as stage manager for Off The Lake Productions and has been able to do tech work on other performing arts projects through the group.  Community service is also very important to Katie and she spends a lot of her free time volunteering at various places around Columbus.  Being involved in the arts is something that Katie has always loved, so she is looking forward to continuing her growth and soaking up all that the OSU Urban Arts Space has to offer.


Wendy Qi
Design

Wendy Qi studied Visual Communication Design at The Ohio State University. She joined the Urban Arts Space and City Center Gallery in 2010 because to combine her interest in art, design and community.  As a designer, Wendy has experience working for a variety organizations in print/publication, web design, photography and video.  Her portfolio is especially diverse, but throughout, her work is humanistic, contemporary and elegant. Wendy is a strong believer that art and design are two sides of the same coin and both are a powerful vessel to express identity and connect.

 

Max Plona
Exhibitions 


Max Plona studied an undergraduate degree in fine arts with minors in both music and design at OSU. Originally a violin performance major, Max is focusing on his passion for visual art while continuing to keep music in his life. He enjoys being with art, making art, and meeting new people, and is excited to see what the future holds. He is fond of exploring environments and discovering new places to influence his attitude and to allow him to keep things fresh in all aspects of his life.

 

Kara Filicky
Marketing + Promotions


Kara Filicky is the third and final daughter in her family to attend The Ohio State University. She majored in Hospitality Management and Communication with a minor in Business. She is from Canton, Ohio and attended Glenoak High School. Kara is a huge Buckeye fan! Every since she has been a little girl she had wanted to become an event planner. One day she hopes to open her own event planning firm. Kara is very outgoing and loves to be around people, especially kids!

 

Joe Podelco
Photography + Website

Joe studied his BFA in Photography at The Ohio State University. His artwork revolves around humor and the Automobile. A Columbus native, Joe is proud of the artistic growth in the city and to have been a part of the Urban Arts Space.


Our Photography Assistant documents, edits, and submits images of all happenings in the Space. The assistant is the visual representation of the Space to the public, and is therefore responsible for ensuring all events and exhibitions are represented in the visual form.  The Website Assistant maintains and continually updates website content, images and organization. The assistant monitors internal calendars to create pages for upcoming exhibitions and programs. The assistant also receives, sorts, and prioritizes all requests for additional content on the Space's website. The Website Assistant works with the Communications Coordinator for content and images and the Media Assistant for videos. The Website Assistant ensures uniform appearance and brand integrity by regularly reviewing all pages.

Shannon Lieberman
Design

Biography from 2011
Shannon Lieberman graduated from OSU with a BSD of Visual Communication Design, Cum Laude. She started work at the Urban Arts Space in fall of 2009 in order to merge her fine arts roots with her academic emphasis in design. She was one of the key designers in the re-branding campaign, launched to emphasize the Space's location through art deco inspired graphic elements and the friendly, professional spirit of the staff. Her work at the Space taught her to appreciate how good design enhances the artistic experience.

Our Design Assistant is assigned projects varying from the development of t-shirts, brochures, signage, etc.  Responsible for understanding OSU and Space brand and logo use policies, developing concepts, gathering feedback, tweaking current designs, creating finished, polished products.  Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign required.  Portfolio review required.  Visual Communications Design major preferred.

 

Jackie Little
Operations

Biography from 2011
Jackie Little graduated with her B.A.  in English and Film Studies at The Ohio State University. In January of 2010, she joined the Space and helped to co-found the emerging artist gallery, City Center. Her focus is in the support of independent artists, organizations, and businesses. She plans on focusing her post-graduation life on writing, volunteering, adventuring, and learning the things she never had time for while in college.

Our Operations Assistant works behind the scenes at the Space creating instructions, manuals, guides, and training materials for Space staff members. The assistant is also responsible for developing systems and streamlining processes, managing fiscal processes, and handling all paperwork. The Operations Assistant ensures the Space is following green practices by overseeing the recycling program and making sustainable purchases whenever possible. The assistant performs a variety of tasks to keep the Space running on a day-to-day basis from purchasing office supplies to tracking daily and event guest attendance to communicating with staff in all areas of concern.

 

 

Tyler Joswick
Photography + Website Assistant

From 2011
Tyler’s art work can be viewed at tylerjoswickphotography.com

 

 

Cameron Wiliamson
Media Assistant

Biography from 2011
Cameron Williamson majored in Theater at OSU. A self-proclaimed  “Jack of all Trades, Master of a few,” Cameron is a DJ/Actor/ Hip-Hop Dancer/Fire Spinner/Lighting Designer/ Video Gamer and Anime fanboy. To check out his rants on anime pop culture: hit up AniLogTV for tasty anime morsels. He picked up his A/V skills at The International Academy of Design and Technology. After directing short films and editing Cosmetic surgery videos for a few years, he joined the media team here at the Space and feverishly shot video for the OSU Urban Art Space.
Our Media Assistant creates, edits, archives and organizes all media for the Space, including but not limited to: video, audio podcasts, and digital photo archive. We rely on our Media Assistant to synthesize information for use in exhibitions and on the website. Any student is welcome to fill the position of media assistant, as long as they possess experience with Final Cut Pro, iTunes, YouTube, Photoshop CS2, and iMovie. Additional experience with Quick Time Pro and Studio Pro are also desired for this position.

 

Sean Moore
Photography + Website Assistant

Biography from 2011
Sean is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a strong focus in Gender Studies. Within his art-making, he often utilizes the language of fashion photography to communicate social inequalities. Working with models (most often members of his family), he creates images that explore themes of body image, adolescence as compared to adulthood, and gender socialization. A native of Columbus, he is proud of the strides the city has taken to encourage, develop, and accommodate the arts. During his time as part of the OSU Urban Arts Space staff, he was surrounded by a wide array of artwork and artists, and got to meet new people within the Columbus community.

Our Photography Assistant documents, edits, and submits images of all happenings in the Space. The assistant is the visual representation of the Space to the public, and is therefore responsible for ensuring all events and exhibitions are represented in the visual form.  The Website Assistant maintains and continually updates website content, images and organization. The assistant monitors internal calendars to create pages for upcoming exhibitions and programs. The assistant also receives, sorts, and prioritizes all requests for additional content on the Space's website. The Website Assistant works with the Communications Coordinator for content and images and the Media Assistant for videos. The Website Assistant ensures uniform appearance and brand integrity by regularly reviewing all pages.


Jasmine Hamilton
Programs + Events Assistant
2009-2011

Biography from 2009:
Jasmine Hamilton majored in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at The Ohio State University. She participated in many campus organizations including: an honors society, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and was a Resident Advisor in a First Year Community. Her family is her priority and her grandmother, an exceptional painter, was one of many who pushed her to do her best at everything and peaked her interest in art. She considers herself an open book and looks forward to finishing her undergraduate chapter in the Spring of 2011.

 

Joanna Emily Reed
Exhibitions + Education Assistant
2008-2011

Biography from 2009:

Joanna Emily Reed began as a student assistant at OSU Urban Arts Space during their opening in February 2008. Joanna pursued a dual degree in Dance and History of Art at The Ohio State University. She is interested in what happens when visual art and dance collide. Her Senior Project/ Thesis within the Dance Department created an Experimental Performance taking place in the form of a guided Home Tour in her own home. Other future plans include: doing programming/curating for a visual and performance arts space, being a dance therapist, or working in an art museum. Joanna is fascinated with the evolution of the OSU Urban Arts Space over the last 3 1/2 years and feels proud that she was the first person to be hired to work at the space.


Shawna Schonauer
Education Assistant
2010-2011

Biography from 2010:
Shawna Schonauer worked as an undergraduate student in The Ohio State University's fine arts program with a focus on painting and drawing. She had been involved in community arts education outreach since 2005, working as both an art teacher and an educational coordinator. She has worked with organizations such as, kids' cafe after school program in Chicago, IL; the O.C.I.E Hill Success Center, the OSU F.A.R.E.A.L. summer camp and The Mansfield Art Center in Mansfield, OH. In 2009, she joined the OSU Urban Arts Space as an educational assistant and in 2010 was promoted to lead the education team for the space.


Lacey Majors
Design Assistant
2010

Biography from 2010:
Lacey studied Visual Communication Design at the Ohio State University. A native of Swanton, Ohio, she enjoys photo manipulation, branding, print, and marketing projects for her major, with her favorite Adobe program being InDesign. Also, she works part time as a Server at LongHorn Steakhouse and in Guest Services at the Schottenstein Center. Furthermore, Lacey is an active member of Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed service fraternity who rings the Victory Bell after home football games. With all of this Lacey manages to stay busy, but in her free time, she likes to watch classic movies, eat massive amounts of ice cream, run, and spend time with friends and family.

 

John Also Bennett
Exhibitions Assistant
2009-2010

Biography from 2009:
John Also Bennett worked as an artist, curator, and a student at OSU majoring in Environmental Policy and Management. He worked as the lead curator at Skylab Gallery in downtown Columbus, where he hosted more than a hundred performances from experimental musicians, artists, theater troupes and the occasional punk marching band from around the country and the world. He has curated several art exhibitions, and encourages up and coming young artists to produce work. As an artist, he works primarily with sound, performance, and installation, performing and recording under his own name as well as various other monikers and with several groups. He has completed several national tours and has exhibited sound installations at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts (El Paso, TX), The OSU Urban Arts Space and Skylab Gallery. He aims to encourage all people to live a sustainable, creative and productive life through example and the use of art. After completing his undergrad, he hopes to pursue a Masters of Fine Art degree in sound after several years of travel and work.

 

Leah Bezbatchenko
Education Assistant

2010

Biography from 2010:
Leah Bezbatchenko studied her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University; she majored in History of Art with minors in German and Studio Art. Being involved in the arts is very important to her, and she has been an active member of the arts community with her previous internship at Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, participating in the Wexner Center Student Docent Training Program, being a past officer of the History of Art Undergraduate Society, and being on the art staff of Mosaic magazine. Art, art history, and the education of art are very important to her. She believes that art is often overlooked in education but plays a key role in areas not limited to but including problem solving skills and expression. Her work with the education department helped to expose Columbus citizens to ideas and issues through the arts at the OSU Urban Arts Space.

 

Rachel Ross
Website Assistant
2008-2010

Biography from 2008:
Rachel Ross worked with OSU Urban Arts Space as a student assistant beginning in October of 2008. At The Ohio State Universty, she studied Art & Technology with a minor in Design. Rachel's passion for the arts has always been present, but it wasn't until recently that she began to take more active roles in integrating art into her daily life. The creativity and beauty that is experienced through observing art is what drives her and inspires her to have an open mind and embrace the rich diversity found among people's perspectives. Rachel hopes to have a future career in a design related field.

 

Stephanie Owens
Social Media Assistant
2008-2010

Biography from 2008:
Stephanie studied Industrial Design at The Ohio State University and worked as an events student assistant at the Urban Arts Space. At the space, Stephanie was in charge of maintaining the UAS contacts lists, working special events, and general UAS maintenance. Stephanie enjoys drawing, cartooning, painting, and sculpting. She also enjoys playing video games, traveling, and designing. She hopes to move to Europe after graduation and work in the design field.


Lisa Hohman
Promotions Assistant
2008-2010

Biography from 2009:
Lisa Hohman graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Technology with a minor in Design at The Ohio State University. She has always had a strong interest in communication and art, especially in their relation to and expression of social, political, and religious issues in the global society. She is strongly drawn to mixed-material artwork, and over the years, has created several of her own large-scale collage pieces. In her free time, she enjoys swing dancing, practicing the piano, and participating, as a spectator, in local theatrical events.

 

Nicole Eggert
Operations Assistant
2008-2010

Biography from 2009:
Nicole Eggert double majored in the Film Studies and English programs at The Ohio State University. At Urban Arts Space, she focused on technical communication. With time and money, she travels whenever possible. She has been from Maine to Hawaii, all over the East Coast of the U.S., and Texas. She hopes to travel internationally. She lives in Grandview with her three year old bunny, Nanook.

 

Xu Tong
Events Assistant
2010

Biography from 2010:
Xu, Tong studied in the Early Childhood Education graduate program at OSU. She is originally from Beijing, China and finished her undergraduate study at Beijing Film Academy majoring in Sound Recording and Designing for films. She's interested in both arts and education, which is one of the reasons why she decided to switch her former major into the present one. One of the most rewarding things she has ever done was making a documentary as her graduation project which tells about the social ballet classes she was having in Beijing with other female members who are all in their forties or fifties. In addition, she enjoys working with children. She researched the living conditions of left-behind children in south China and was a volunteer teaching primary school students from the migrant worker families. She hopes to take better education methods back to China some day and carry them on to help improve the condition of childhood education in China.

 

Zach Glueck
Media Assistant
2009-2010

Biography from 2009:
Zach Glueck is from Cincinnati and studied English at The Ohio State University. While his academic pursuits have emphasized writing skills, his primary focus has been an independent study of film production. Zach has directed a number of short films on his own and in association with Ohio State's film production club, Reel Buckeye Productions. While Zach hopes to someday produce more serious dramatic works, he's mostly defined himself in the writing and directing of comedy. He's performed in several Internet sketch comedy projects and was a three-year member of OSU's now-defunct improv comedy troupe, The Talking Monkeys. Zach is currently looking forward to the mysterious future.


Molly Uline-Olmstead
Education Assistant
2008-2009

Biography from 2008:
Molly Uline-Olmstead studied in the Arts Policy and Administration Program Museum Education Track graduate program.  She is currently researching women's fiber craft, specifically knitting, and it's potential as a community art medium.  Molly's background is as a fiber artist. She received her BFA from the OSU in 2004 and has exhibited her work at the Riffe Gallery, Richard M. Ross Museum, and with the Ohio Art League.  She is a member of the West Side Columbus Knitters, Arts Priori, The Gender and Emancipation Project, and Warm Up America. She currently lives in Grandview with her boyfriend and two kitties. Her goal is to wrap the world in cozy handknits.

 

Rachel Heberling
Exhibitions Assistant
2009


Chris Burton
Media Assistant
2008-2009

Biography from 2008:
Christopher Burton studied in the Art Education program at The Ohio State University, and worked as a program student assistant at The OSU Urban Arts Space.  Chris's artistic interests include sculpture, drawing, and art criticism.  Outside of the fine arts, he enjoys riding bicycles, and reading.  Upon graduating from Ohio State, Chris plans to pursue a career within art museums.

 

Allen Wagner
Design Assistant
2008-2009


Biography from 2008:
Allen Wagner majored in Industrial Design at The Ohio State University. He tended to the graphic design and photo editing needs of the OSU Urban Arts Space. He has many hobbies including amateur gardening, competing in Dance Dance Revolution tournaments, running a magazine, and eating Mexican food. Upon graduating from Ohio State, Allen plans to pursue his dream of creating "cool" stuff.

 

David Hall
Student Assistant

2008-2009

Biography from 2008:

David served as a student assistant as well as working as the primary representative for researching and writing grants. He is originally from Toledo, Ohio and studied at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and Philosophy. His future plans include eventually enrolling at a law school or graduate school. David's interests in art run the gamut, ranging from painting and architecture to literature and musical performance. More specifically, he enjoys minimalist paintings and de stijl architecture. As far as literature, he enjoys the works of William Shakespeare, postmodern plays within the Theatre of the Absurd, science-fiction and hard-boil detective genre fiction, as well as the works of T.S. Eliot and other modernist contemporaries.

 

Pete Steele
Student Assistant

2008

Biography from 2008:
Pete Steele studied Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Business. During his time at Ohio State, was involved in Undergraduate Student Government, Student-Alumni Council, and International Affairs Scholars Program. He had the opportunity to travel to China and Ecuador during his time at Ohio State.  He graduated high school from Greater Latrobe SHS outside of Pittsburgh, PA in 2004, and his family currently resides in Springfield, MO.  He plans to pursue a career in technical sales upon graduation. Pete also has interest in travel, sports, politics, and food.

 

Sarah Gibbons
Student Assistant

2008-2008

 

Charmel Joiner
Assistant

2008-2008

 

Abby Nelson
Student Assistant

2008

 

Hilary Amnah
Student Assistant

2008


College Interns

 

Sarah Greene
Professional Writing

Sarah is a native of Beavercreek, Ohio and studied Strategic Communication and Social Psychology at The Ohio State University. She began worked with OSU Urban Arts Space after completing a summer internship with the Short North Business Association where she fell in love with the dynamic and provocative Columbus arts scene.  A love of characters and eccentricity has always drawn her to the creative world and she hopes to pursue a public relations career in an arts or entertainment related industry.


Sarah is also enthusiastic about sustainability and worked with Green Columbus as a communications and marketing intern at the same time as Urban Arts Space. She promoted the missions of both organizations with her writing and by building connections and relationships throughout the community.

Abby Schmautz
City Center Gallery + Education

Abby Schmautz studied at The Ohio State University, majoring in New Media & Communication Technology. She focused on Human-Computer Interaction. Abby spent her earliest years living in East Glacier Park, Montana before she moved with her family to Springfield, Ohio. These days, however, she is proud to call Columbus home. Abby possesses a strong passion for the arts was thrilled to work in an art gallery for the first time. She enjoys travel, photography, and exploring the outdoors whenever possible. She is also interested in design and sustainable practices. Abby was inspired by her time at the Space.

 

Jared Acker
Video

Jared Acker majored in Film Studies at The Ohio State University. He wants to pursue a career in producing films. Jared has always been interested in making, editing and producing videos since he was very young. He has made it a hobby of his to write short films to put on YouTube. In his spare time, he co-leads a weekly bible study and enjoys longboarding with his friends.

 

 

Lauren Israel
Education Intern
2011

Biography from 2011:
Lauren Israel studied in the Honors program at The Ohio State University.  She majored in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Studio Art. During her time at UAS, she gained experience in exposing others to the world of art and in communicating the importance of art on both local and international levels.  Though her main focuses are painting and drawing, she worked to promote the diverse variety or work displayed at the Space.

 

Charlie King
Education Intern
2011
Biography from 2011:
Charlie studied history at The Ohio State University.  He plans on teaching High School history in Columbus upon graduation.  He has been involved in all kinds of art, most recently musical performing arts as a member of The Ohio State University Marching Band.  Charlie is Vice President of Membership of the Eta Chapter of the National Honorary Band Fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi, where he has dedicated himself to service through the arts.  He led tours and taught classes as an intern at the Space. He has a particular interest in the art of urban youth, and participated in community outreach during his time with the Space.

 

Emily Harrington
Communications Intern
2011

Biography from 2011:
Emily achieved her BFA in Photography at The Ohio State University. She was a member of the Art Scholars program and enjoys participating and volunteering at art related events in Columbus. Most of her time was spent taking photographs and working in the studio and labs at Ohio State. As an intern at the OSU Urban Arts Space she was able to pursue her love of creating her own art in addition to appreciating other artists and their ideas. She is very interested in giving back to the art community gained valuable experience while becoming involved in a professional arts setting.

 

Anastacia Bagnolo
Education Intern
2011

Biography from 2011:
Anastacia Bagnolo studied Art Education with a minor in Criminology at OSU. She was a member of the Advocates of Children and Education Scholars program and enjoys volunteering at art and children related events. She was also an education volunteer at the Wexner Center. As an artist, she is inspired by the Post-Impressionists and enjoys painting in the studio. At OSU Urban Arts Space she gained experience to bring to her future career as a teacher.

 

Krista Henneck
Communications Intern
2011

Biography from 2011:
Krista pursued a B.A. in Journalism with minors in business, professional writing and English at The Ohio State University. She worked as a copyeditor, arts writer and managing editor for content at The Lantern, OSU’s daily student newspaper, and also interned at a magazine publishing company. Krista hopes to pursue a career in publishing.

 

Jennifer Wang
Education Intern
2011

Biography from 2011:
Jennifer Wang worked as Painting and Drawing student at The Ohio State University. Her artwork is mostly inspired by her observation of cityscapes from her travels around the world. Not only is she currently interning and making art as a full-time student, but also Jenny has spent the past two years as a cocktail waitress at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. She intends to go to graduate school in Chicago for Arts Administration.

 

Natalie Elwer
Professional Writing Intern
2010

Biography from 2010:
Natalie majored in English and earned minors in both Business and Professional Writing at OSU. In the future, she would like to pursue a career in technical writing. Originally from the tiny town of Delphos, Ohio, she is happy to experience the many new opportunities that the booming city of Columbus has provided her with. When she isn’t attending class or devouring books, Natalie enjoys working at a dirt racing track in Lima, Ohio. Although her work at the Space focused more on writing than art, she was glad to intern in such a creative environment. She helped the Space develop and gain notoriety through her writing.

 

Lauren Skunta
Exhibitions Intern

2010

Biography from 2010:
Diana Wang majored in Strategic Communication at The Ohio State University.  She has a lifelong love of fashion and fashion photography, and someday hopes to take the seat of Creative Director at Harper's Bazaar magazine.  For the near future, she would like to contribute to the fashion community by working in press and public relations, and breaking into photography styling. Diana enjoys blogging and engaging in social media, both recreationally and for professional purposes. She enjoys learning the latest about sustainability, media trends, and sartorial matters. Currently, she is furthering her knowledge on design applications.

Diana Wang
Strategic Communications Intern

2010

Biography from 2010:

Diana Wang majored in Strategic Communication at The Ohio State University.  She has a lifelong love of fashion and fashion photography, and someday hopes to take the seat of Creative Director at Harper's Bazaar magazine.  For the near future, she would like to contribute to the fashion community by working in press and public relations, and breaking into photography styling. Diana enjoys blogging and engaging in social media, both recreationally and for professional purposes. She enjoys learning the latest about sustainability, media trends, and sartorial matters. Currently, she is furthering her knowledge on design applications.

Fei Qin
Accessibility
intern
2010


Averyanna Evans
Strategic Communications Intern

2010

Averyanna Evans studied at The Ohio State University with a major in Communications and two minors in Professional Writing and Sociology. Averyanna plans to work as a communication and professional writing specialist for either a nonprofit organization, hospital, or radio station. Averyanna enjoys being involved in campus activities, which include, a student-run public relations firm, the Annual African American Heritage Festival, and a peer-mentoring program. In her spare time, she likes to read novels, cook, and spend time with family and friends. Growing up, Averyanna has always had an interest in the visual and performing arts. She enjoyed working at UAS because of its function as a creative space for students and the community.a

Morgan Howard
Strategic Comunications Intern

2010

Biography from 2010:

Morgan Howard pursued a major in Strategic Communication and a minor in Professional Writing at The Ohio State University. After graduation, she hopes to work in a position that involves marketing, advertising, or public relations. Her idea of a dream job would be a position that includes creativity, organization, planning, and communicating with others all of which she considers to be her strong points. In her free time, she enjoys reading about interior design, blogging, going to concerts, and trying out new recipes at home. Morgan gained a further appreciation for the arts through her internship with the OSU Urban Arts Space.

 

Whitney Harrington
Events Intern

2009

Biography from 2009:
A native of Columbus, Whitney Harrington pursued a B.A. in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business at OSU.  Harrington has worked with WKHS News, Children's Hospital, the Ohio Restaurant Association, and North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show, as well as interning with Formula BMW Americas and Rahal Letterman Racing. She brought her past experience to the OSU Urban Arts Space and learned a great deal from her co-workers and the events that take place at the Space. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as trying new things and meeting new people. Upon graduating she plans to start her career in the hospitality industry.

 

Kaveri Raina
Exhibitions Intern

2009

 

Brea Heidelberg
Graduate Intern

2008-2009

Biography from 2008:
Brea worked as a graduate student towards a MA in Arts Policy and Administration at Ohio State University.  Her research interests focused on: cultural economics, cultural policy and cultural diplomacy. Brea's background includes various performing arts activities including: dance, musical theater and piano.  As a dancer, Brea has performed with Jeanne Ruddy, Stephen Welsh and Miriam Giguere and has choreographed works for the Drexel Dance Ensemble. Brea received a BA in International Area Studies and a BS in Business Administration from Drexel University where she concentrated in International Business and Economics.

 

Eunice Min
Graduate Intern

2008


Jessica Hey
Graduate
Intern
2008


Jorie Emory
Graduate Intern

2008


Zual Akin
Graduate Intern

2008

 

High School Interns

 

Shantelle Rogers | Image by Ada Matusiewicz

Shantelle Rogers
High School Intern

Shantelle took a year between high school and college to examine her personal and educational goals. She is an outgoing young woman that enjoys surrounding herself with the best learning environments possible. OSU Urban Art Space inspired her growth in communications, all while surrounded her with beautiful art and inspiring members of the community. In her spare time she enjoys reading up on different cultures, exploring Columbus food venues, and mapping out her future. Shantelle improved her article writing and learned to better understand the effect media has on the surrounding community through her work at the Space.

  Gabby Robinson

Gabby studied at Dublin Scioto High School and Mosaic. She is a spontaneous, hard-working girl, who if given the opportunity will complete any project she is assigned to. Her goal in life is to become a film-maker,and benefitted creatively from her time at UAS. She has been making short films and documentaries since the age of 12, which you can see on her Youtube Channel. In her spare time she enjoys listening to people's stories, analyzing different movies and making plans for the future. She learned advanced skills in editing and storytelling on the video production team at Urban Art Space. She was glad to be welcomed to the UAS family.


Sam Rietenbach

Sam studied at the Columbus Alternative High School and Ft. Hayes Career Center. He interned at the Space for the High School internship program at CAHS. He focused on exhibitions for the Space. Most of the time he can be found on his bike roaming around the city with his sketchbook. He also spends a lot of time making shirts to make money to buy art supplies. Sam is a friend of abandoned buildings and alleys, where he spends lots of time gaining inspiration for his art and gathering things to do paintings on.

 

Ellen Dunkle

Ellen studied at the Arts and College Preparatory Academy and plans to attend Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She aspires to be a philosophy professor as well as a novelist. Ellen has been most passionate about creative writing ever since she can remember, and cannot recall the last time her brain wasn’t churning around a deep thought. Ellen loves nature and hopes to never lose the child inside of her that loved the feeling of dirt between her toes.

 

 

Gabby Sweet

Gabby Sweet studied at Upper Arlington High School. Currently she lives in Upper Arlington with her parents and little sister. She enjoys choir and photography and loves to be around people. Her internship at the OSU Urban Arts Space helped to prepare her for her plans to attend OSU.

 

 

Bethany Hill

Bethany studied at Metro Early College High School. She is interested in the Humanities, especially visual arts, history, and writing. Currently living in North West Columbus with her mother she is hoping to start taking college level courses at The Ohio State University in the spring of 2012 and attend either OSU or another four year university in Ohio full time after graduation.



Betsie Bogart

Betsie studies at Metro High School, and hopes to attend Ohio State University after she graduates to pursue the digital arts. Her passion is digital photography, striving to find the beauty in the midst of city life. She loves animals, building relationships with friends, creating fun movies, being active in her youth group, and volunteering at Riverside Hospital. Being part of the Urban Arts team allowed her to grow as an artist.



Riley Adkins

Riley studied at The Graham School. She was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She is not sure what she wants to do after high school yet. She enjoys art, and her favorite kind is abstract. She enjoys making her own art and also seeing what others have made. The internship allowed her to get a better understanding of art and helped further her own art career.

 

 

Angie High
2010-2011

Biography from 2010:
Angie High studied at Arts and College Preparatory Academy in Columbus.  She was born in California and raised in Ohio. She loves abstract art, photography of nature, and painting things that don’t make sense. Although she is not sure of her plans post-high school, she wants to do something interesting and move to Australia to enjoy life. Her experience interning at the OSU Urban Arts Space allowed her to learn more about art and also to have a better understanding of the processes of making a professional art gallery.

 

Meena Oberdick
2009-2011

Biography from 2009:
Meena Oberdick studied at Columbus Alternative High School. She enjoys learning and her favorite classes are humanities, art history, and orchestra. She is currently unsure of what she would like to do after high school but she plans to use the next couple of years to explore her many interests. Meena is an avid reader and enjoys playing many instruments. These include the piano, mandolin, electric bass, and cello. She likes to compose her own pieces and has performed for small audiences on a few occasions, including at the Wehrle Art Gallery at the Ohio Dominican University.

 

Thomas (Guy) Petrie
2010-2011

Biography from 2010:
Thomas (Guy) Petrie studied at the Arts and College Preparatory Academy. He was born in Columbus and named after his dad. Although he mainly focuses on his drawing, he is now broadening his horizons by learning to painting and making three-dimensional art. He has played guitar for 5 years. After high school, he plans on going to Bowling Green University, where he will then decide whether he wants to study art or get a business management degree.


Tien Trinh
Exhibitions Intern

2010

 

 

 

 

Dashawn Patterson
Exhibitions
Intern
2010

 

 


 

Kayvonn Dooley
Education Intern

2010


 

 

 

Katie Barron
High School Student Intern

2009-2009


 

Katie Dorrian
High School Student Intern

2008-2009

Biography from 2008:
Katie Dorrian studied at Columbus Alternative High School, and also enrolled in Commercial Arts at Fort Hayes Career Center. When Katie graduates from high school, she hopes to attend the Ohio State University and study to become a graphic designer. She also plans on studying abroad in Japan, because of her love for the music, art, and pop culture of modern-day Japan. It is her goal to one day become a graphic designer and possibly an author of children's and picture books. She enjoyed her internship at the OSU Urban Arts Space, believing art is something that should really be shared throughout the entire community. Art is so powerful and can convey some very strong messages that might not be heard or understood otherwise.


Lotte Bosman
High School Student Intern
2009

 

Lucie McMahon
High School Student Intern

2008

Biography from 2008:

Lucie studied at Columbus Alternative High School. It is there that she learned a lot about and discovered a great interest in photography and mixed media arts. While at the Space, she has really enjoyed herself and being submerged in the area was a fantastic and worthwhile experience.


Leslie Krivo-Kaufman
High School Student Intern

2008

 

 

 

 

Ben Leach
High School Student Intern

2008

 

 

 

 

 Volunteers

Volunteers

Ava Truman 

Ava earned her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Earlham College in 2009.  She works at the Ohio Humanities Council full-time and is pursued her Master's degree in Arts Administration part-time.  A Cincinnati native, Ava is currently studying the local arts community here in Columbus.  Through her studies, she hopes to identify ways to sustain and re-imagine the arts through creative partnerships and innovative audience development. Ava contributed her efforts toward marketing, outreach and events at the Space. She was delighted to be a part of the team.

Jeremiah Hyde photo

Jeremiah Stilson

Jeremiah Hyde Stilson is a 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from The Ohio State University with a focus in photography, while studying photo theory and aesthetics.  Jeremiah was excited to be a part of OSU Urban Arts Space, and he is always interested in new happenings within the artistic community. He is currently thinking about progressive trends in human economic geography and ways to express them visually.  He also loves biking and sharing a good story under starlit nights. Jeremiah is currently making work to apply to an MFA program in the near future. Visit his website here.


Meena Oberdick






Olivia Wallace

Olivia Wallace studied at Columbus Alternative High School and Fort Hayes Career Center. She is looking forward to starting of the next chapter of academic career as a Photojournalist and Anthropologist at an undecided college. She is also considering taking a gap year to travel and invest her time in national community projects. Whichever option she follows through with, she will never forget the experiences she has had at the OSU Urban Art Space because the environment helped shape her professional and artistic skills.

 

 


Kaveri Raina

Kaveri Raina was born and brought up in New Delhi, India. She moved with her family to Columbus, Ohio in 2000. In May 2011 she graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, and Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She recently completed her internship at the Arctic Studies Center as a photographer, with the Natural Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. She received multiple grants and scholarships through MICA and her work has been exhibited in Baltimore/DC area as well as Columbus. In 2010 she was a finalist for the Fulbright U.S Scholar fellowship to study Contemporary Indian artists in India. She has also worked and interned at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Education department.

She worked at the Urban Arts Space as a Exhibitions Assistant. She intends to study in India in the near future, and receive her MFA in the States.

 

Quinn Stocker
Creative Writing Intern
2011

Biography from 2011:
Quinn Stocker is a graduate of The Ohio State University, with degrees in Photography and Journalism. Born and raised in the village of Gnadenhutten, she has spent six years adapting to and growing in "The Biggest Small Town in America." Her artwork is inspired by minimalism and often explored gender socialization, especially that of masculinity. She has also photographed, as well as written for The Lantern. In her free time, Quinn enjoys reading, playing NES and running. As an intern, she integrated her journalistic training with her artistic concepts to contribute to the OSU Urban Arts Space.

 

Timothy Jeffers
Buckeye Connections Volunteer
2010

Biography from 2010:
Tim Jeffers volunteered at The Urban Arts Space with the Buckeye Connections program.  Buckeye Connections is a program within ADD (the Association for the Developmentally Disabled) that brings participants to Ohio State’s campus. Tim graduated from Whitehall High School in 1972. Tim has lived in Grove City with two other roommates for the past ten years. In his free time, Tim enjoys the outdoors. He likes to go fishing (especially catching catfish). He also enjoys spending time hunting. Tim really loved volunteering at The Urban Arts Space because it gave him a chance to be involved.


Rebekkah Beacham
Volunteer
2010

 

 


 

Ellen Pflug Jackson
Volunteer
2010

Biography from 2010:
Ellen Pflug Jackson completed her undergraduate education at The University of Toledo earning her Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and Public Relations. For the following two years she was on staff with YoungLife, a non-profit organization geared around high school students, and lived in Massachusetts and Colorado. Upon moving back to Columbus, she started working at M+A Architects in Dublin in the marketing department as the Marketing Graphics Coordinator. She designed freelance work and volunteered at the OSU Urban Arts Space to assist with the design effort. She worked as part of the continuing education program at CCAD in order to stay current with design software.


Rory Sears
Buckeye Connection Volunteer
2010

Biography from 2010:

Rory Sears worked as an intern at the OSU Urban Arts Space through Buckeye Connection. He helped with public relations and event set-up. In his free time he likes to read, go to the park and spend time with his border terriers Petey and Pearl. He likes to watch movies especially comedies, family films, science fiction and fantasy. He enjoys a wide variety of music like hip-hop, country and blues.

 

Susan Srikonda
Education Volunteer
2009-2010

Biography from 2009:
Susan Srikonda volunteered with educational programming for the Space.She is also a freelance writer. Susan has written for newspapers and magazines and done marketing communications work in the fashion industry. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bowling Green State University and Master of Arts degree in English from Northeastern University in Boston. While writing about the arts, Susan has been privileged to interview artists ranging from singer/songwriter Judy Collins to conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, winner of the 1990 Venice Biennale. She has also interviewed several locally known artists including painter Robert Wright and glassblower Nick Delmatto. Though she doesn't consider herself an artist, Susan does enjoy making art and has taken classes in drawing, watercolor painting, and jewelry design. Currently, Susan enjoys sharing the joy of creating art with her two young children.

 

Buckeye Connections Volunteers

 

Alex Jones 

Alex Jones is a Columbus, Ohio native. He participates with ADD's Buckeye Connection.  His major duties at the OSU Urban Arts Space included greeting patrons and organizing events. In his free time he loves to play video games and is an avid sports fan. Between volunteering at the Space and the RPAC, he is pursued his dream of being a full-time OSU student.

 

 

To learn more about what our Buckeye Connections Volunteers do at the Space and to view their origional artwork, please click here.


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