Grandview Heights public art project

“Living in other places around Ohio then coming Grandview I haven’t seen such an amazing caring history and culture. A lot of that is the artwork that makes the city the way it is. The 5 columns with this artwork display is adding to the growing culture of Grandview. They are replenishing the already flourishing town that is Grandview. I hope that things like this keep up and keep going, maybe even make other towns adapt these things too.”

Austin Wilson.  Grandview High School, Grade 10


Nancy Kangas – Giant Poetry Sundial –  2nd Grade

Collaboration with the OSU Design School and Jeff Haase.

In this highly interactive residency, Columbus native, Nancy Kangas comes to Grandview. She’ll be engaging RLS students with poetry games, and questions about poetry game design. The students will write poems by finding the sense and nonsense in randomly connected words. Making art (and writing poems) requires us to experiment and play and this residency we’ll experience and celebrate a playful approach to writing

sundial poem

Nancy has always enjoyed the merging of forms — mixing poetry with theater, photographs, and animation. And now, she will have a chance to create poetry sculpture. Collaborating with Jeff Haase, from the OSU design school, she will turn the 5columns into a poem generating sculpture. Sunlight and shadow will be part of the game, along with a lively batch of nouns, verbs, and adverbs chosen by the students – to create a sundial that tells the time and reveals three-word poems.

Our mission is to bring unexpected and interactive art into the community and beyond.

as we found the columns, before the Mayor of Grandview donated them

5columns first day
the day the columns were installed at Stevenson Elementary

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