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CCAD students transform COTA bus into interactive art exhibit at Broad and High

04/23/2018


Mobilize is an art installation on a COTA bus by students from Columbus College of Art and Design. It will be open to the public at Broad and High streets April 23-27.


Ever wanted to do yoga or read poetry aloud on a bus? You’ll have the chance April 23-27 when Columbus College of Art and Design students transform a COTA bus into an interactive art installation and public conversation hub.

Mobilize is a collaborative installation and community programming initiative aboard a COTA bus stationed at Broad and High streets each day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Programs are free and open to the public and include discussions, performances, poetry readings and more.

The project is a partnership between CCAD, Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and COTA. Programs have been organized by CCAD Art & Social Practice Artists Nashwa Bawuah, Alexa Bolton, Betsy Corcoran, Katy Daiber, Allison Duemmel, Eris Lynn, Tylan McCollum, Brilee McPherson, Laura Toogood, Kim Webb and Gabriel Yahl; professional and emerging visiting artists; guest speakers; and the general public.

Carve some time out of your day to stop and play, or take part in a meeting of the minds. Here’s what awaits:

Monday, April 23, Mobilize – Economic Development and Transportation

10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with COTA and Capital Crossroads SID

Noon – 1 p.m.: Yoga with Andy King

1:30 – 3 p.m.: Stories from bus drivers and riders

Tuesday, April 24, Mobilize – Sustainability and Transportation

10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with CCAD students, Columbus Public Health and more

Noon – 1 p.m.: Face painting with CCAD artists Alexa Bolton and Allison Duemmel and more

1 – 3 p.m.: Big Talk, Small Talk with Tylan McCollum

Wednesday, April 25, Mobilize – Health and Transportation

10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with Columbus Public Health, Parker Hannahs and Sarah

Hale (of Defining Skin) and more

Noon – 1 p.m.: Dancing with Katy Daiber and more

1 – 3 p.m.: Poetry readings and open mic organized by Katy Daiber and Eris Lynn with CCAD poetry class

2 p.m.: Paige Webb

Thursday, April 26, Mobilize – Social Justice and Transportation

10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with Mark Lomax, II and more

Noon – 1 p.m.: Guided meditations with Tylan McCollum

1 – 3 p.m.: Poetry readings and open mic – Dionne Custer Edwards, followed by Jessica Lindsey and Chloe Beaman

Friday, April 27, Mobilize – Art and Transportation

10 a.m. – noon: Morning conversations with CCAD’s Art & Social Practice class

Noon – 1 p.m.: Psychic readings and Tarot cards with Gabriel Yahl and special guest

1 – 1:30 p.m.: Razzle Dazzle with Danielle Julian Norton and more

2 – 3 p.m.: Fashion show organized by Nashwa Bawuah and Gabriel Yahl

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/158380714837297/

COTA CONTACT: Lisa Myers, Public & Media Relations Manager

MyersLM@cota.com, 614-275-5938 or 330-607-6779 (mobile)

CCAD CONTACT: Kim Webb

kimberlymwebb@gmail.com or (614) 406-5446

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