CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

July 13, 2010

GCAC PRESENTS ART IN THE HOUSE EXHIBITION AT RHODES TOWER

Columbus, Ohio – Art in the House, an arts-based, out-of-school program of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, will present an exhibition of visual art in the lobby of the Rhodes State Office Tower for the from August 3-30 The exhibition will also include art work from TRANSIT ARTS, a partner program of Art in the House, for teens. A reception, open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Rhodes.

The artwork featured in this exhibit was created as part of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Art in the House program, teaching artists work with young apprentice artists to lead. Through Art in the House children ages 5-11 in multidisciplinary arts activities three days per week at each of four primary sites: Central Community House, South Side Settlement House, Gladden Community House and St. Stephens Community House.

Art in the House and its partner program for teens, TRANSIT ARTS, create a network of educational arts-based opportunities for youth ages 5-19 during out-of-school-time hours. Primary sites are located within Columbus Federation of Settlements’ facilities with programs in other neighborhood partner sites as well. Through these programs, youth make connections to creative thinking, leadership, and lifelong learning through the arts and learn from experienced Columbus-based master artists. The programs also offer teaching apprenticeships, internships, performance/exhibition and other opportunities for participants. For more information on Art in the House visit gcac.org.

Images from exhibition available upon request.

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, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community.GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. Thanks also to Time Warner Cable, alive!, American Electric Power and CD101 for support of the Columbus Arts Festival.

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