Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) in collaboration with PromoWest Productions has announced the four artists selected to participate in the 30th Anniversary Celebration 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 selected pieces will also become part of the company’s commemorative portfolio.
The exhibition will be on view at the south side of the A&R Music Bar at the end of August. It will be up for one year.
The four winning artists are: Lexie Alley, Richard Duarte Brown, Robert Falcone and Soutchay Soungpradith.
About the artists:
Lexie Alley is currently a student at The Ohio State University studying psychology and international studies. She picked up photography while in college and it has become one of her greatest passions. Alley most frequently photographs musicians, both on and off the stage.
Richard Duarte Brown has dedicated his talents for more than 20 years to helping students discover their full potential through programs including: TRANSIT ARTS Youth Arts Program, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education’s Art in the House program, CAPACITY (CAPA’s Youth Arts Program), Short Stop Youth Center, King Arts Complex, VSA Ohio and many more. In 2013, Brown received the Arts Council’s Community Arts Partnership award for Arts Educator.
Robert Falcone is a Columbus physician, musician and artist. His undergraduate studies were at Cleveland State and Kent State Universities. His professional and graduate studies were at The Ohio State University. He has been accepted in the MFA program at the Columbus College of Art and Design for the fall. Robert is represented by the Lindsay Gallery.
Soungpradith was born in Laos in 1978 and arrived in the U.S. in 1981. After graduating from Coshocton High School in 1996, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design where he studied illustration. His art has been published and is in the hands of recognized collectors. He now resides with his wife and two daughters in Westerville.
A review committee of community and Arena District business representatives selected 10 finalists based on the criteria of: Celebration of PromoWest concerts, venues and/or music, aesthetically pleasing/general appeal and appropriateness of material. 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 see the work of the finalists and winning artists, visit promowestartexhibit.com.
About PromoWest Productions: Having hosted over 8,000 concerts since 1984, PromoWest Productions is the largest full-service independent entertainment company in the Midwest. Proud to be locally owned and operated for 30 years, PromoWest has focused on bringing Columbus the most eclectic regional and national acts in entertainment as well as showcasing local and developing acts. PromoWest owns and operates the Newport Music Hall, The LC Pavilion, The Basement and the A&R Music Bar in Columbus, OH and Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. PromoWest also produces PromoWest Live, a weekly TV show featuring live concert performances that airs on NBC after SNL in Columbus, Pittsburgh and Youngstown. PromoWest would like to thank the music fans, the City of Columbus, Greater Columbus Arts Council and its partners for their support over the past 30 years.
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 thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation. www.gcac.org
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein