COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) in collaboration with PromoWest Productions has announced the four artists selected to participate in the 2018 PromoWest and Columbus Makes Art exhibition. The selected artists’ work will be displayed on the south side of A&R Music Bar in the Arena District. Each artist will be paid a $500 honorarium by the Arts Council and will receive recognition on the installed work. The exhibition will go on view in May, and it will be up for one year.
The four winning artists are: Katerina Harris, Phillip Martin, David Mason and Cody F. Miller.
Katerina Harris is an interdisciplinary artist, administrator and educator with the TRANSIT ARTS youth arts program. She creates images that comment on the world around her through the wonder generated by patterns and colors, and is inspired to show the unique beauty and cadence found in the patterns of those she paints.
Phillip Martin creates clip art used by teachers worldwide and murals that span 25 countries and four continents. His most personal souvenirs are the portraits inspired from his travels. The motivation for “The Aztec Sun” was a dancer performing on the beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
David Mason is a producer and photographer who is one half of The Dreamcatchers, a multi-media group focused on music production, mixing, mastering, engineering, graphic design and photography.
Cody F. Miller deals with finding grace in expected and often unexpected places in his work. He creates images with cut paper, paint, charcoal and paint markers. Metaphors, analogies and other related devices are used to convey beauty that often comes disguised as a loss, failure or unwelcome change.
A review committee of community and Arena District business representatives selected 10 finalists, and the four artists chosen to participate in the exhibition were selected through an online public voting process.
To learn more about PromoWest Productions’ exhibition and to see the work of the finalists and winning artists, visit promowestartexhibit.com.
About PromoWest Productions: PromoWest Productions currently offers Columbus, Ohio over 450 events a year at its venues EXPRESS LIVE!, Newport Music Hall, The Basement and A&R Music Bar. PromoWest opened the country’s second indoor/outdoor concert venue, Stage AE, in downtown Pittsburgh in 2010 and purchased Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2014. For more information on PromoWest, please visit promowestlive.com.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council is supported by the city of Columbus, the Ohio Arts Council, and individuals and businesses throughout the community. www.gcac.org
The Columbus Makes Art campaign is a city-wide, collaborative marketing effort designed to highlight the incredible talent of central Ohio artists.
CONTACT: Jami Goldstein