COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), through its Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art campaign, is proud to partner with ArtPop Street Gallery, Lamar Advertising, City Solutions and Clear Channel Airports to present the fourth-annual ArtPop street gallery. ArtPop Cbus shines the spotlight on Columbus’ talented artists by placing their work on available billboards, newsstands and other outdoor media throughout Columbus and Franklin County.
Six artists were selected from 51 applications:
Robie Benve (43220) earned a Master’s degree in business administration, and has been painting since 2010. She works in paint, paper, fabric, ink, charcoal and other media from her studio at High Road Gallery & Studios, and showcases her work at Marcia Evans Gallery in the Short North Art District. She describes her work as “vibrant and happy… unexpected patterns and marks add visual interest and catch the viewer’s attention.”
David Denniston (43215) is an oil painter who is a graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design. He currently works out of his studio at 400 West Rich. He focuses on the human form, and the narratives of his work “go beyond simply capturing or documenting the essence of a person by placing them into situations or environments that introduce elements of emergency and fantasy.”
John Fadley (43229) is a Columbus native who has been practicing as a self-taught artist since 2014. He works out of 400 West Rich studios, and has experimented in multiple mediums, exhibiting his work at the Promenade Gallery at 400 Square, ROY G BIV and the Vanderelli Room. He describes his work as “a juxtaposition of simplicity and orderliness of bright patterns with the complexities of my thoughts, with facial anatomy constructed with expressive brush strokes.”
Aenea Keren (43054) is a senior at New Albany High School and a second year student in the Mosaic program. Next year, she will attend the University of Central Florida to study character animation. She recently received a Silver Key award from the 2020 Central Ohio Scholastic Art Awards and will have a piece in the upcoming Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.
Sarah Pfeifer (43230) is a student working towards her BFA in photography at Columbus College of Art & Design. She received an AAS in digital photography from Columbus State Community College; her work has been shown at CCAD’s Art Fair and Grove City Wine & Art Festival. She previously worked at The Walt Disney Company, which sparked her love for capturing intimate, authentic portraits through photographs. Her work has been published in magazines such as Girlfight, Needlework Retailer and Just CrossStitch.
Chloe Schlorb (43230) is a Columbus-based digital painter who has been sharpening her skills in the digital world for the past several years. Initially a realism graphite artist, Schlorb uses the guidance given to her from her mentors to allow traditional methods to collide with new. Her focus on digital painting has allowed her to create her own world of animals and has brought awareness to certain species that are becoming endangered and extinct.
See the artists’ work at columbusmakesart.com/artpop.
The ArtPop Cbus selection committee included representatives from the Arts Council, ArtPop, Lamar, alum ArtPop artists and two at-large community members. The winning artists’ work will be displayed on billboards owned and managed by Lamar Advertising throughout the Franklin County area for up to one year, along with newsstands in downtown Columbus with City Solutions and Clear Channel Airport displays at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
ArtPop is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with arts organizations, philanthropists that support the arts and media companies across the country to promote artists, give them a voice, create public street galleries and energize residents’ commutes. To date, ArtPop has provided a platform of advertising to 368 artists in 14 cities nationwide since 2014. Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop Street Gallery. For more information, visit ArtPopStreetGallery.com.
The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.
The Columbus Makes Art campaign is a city-wide, collaborative marketing effort designed to highlight the incredible talent of central Ohio artists. columbusmakesart.com
Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein