Urban Plein Air Paintings
Arcylic on existing walls
June 2012 on ...
Throughout Downtown ColumbusVIEW MAP
Members of Central Ohio Plein Air created 20 discrete paintings on buildings in the downtown core. The artworks were painted en plein air, a French term meaning "in open air," which refers to the process in which the artist paints a subject on location. In this case, the artists focused on sites in unexpected urban locations: side streets, alleys, parking lots, and nooks and crannies of the city. The paintings were meant to be discovered by pedestrians going about their everyday business.
Ruth Ann Mitchell
Bill Westerman, President, Central Ohio Plein Air
Valerie Goettler, Capital Crossroads SID
Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Building owners and tenants
Student interns, The Ohio State University Department of Art
Julie Ricketts, Urban Plein Air Painting: 106 N. High Street (rear) Photo: Malcolm Cochran