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Gimme Shelter

Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Warhol Bus Shelter

Passers-by near the corner of 15th and High may have noticed (how could you not), the latest in our promotional campaign for the Warhol exhibition here at the Wexner Center, this time an 8 x 10 x 4-foot bus shelter, draped in Warhol's Cow wallpaper and painted—crossbeam to footer—in hot pink. As much as one might think this was a simple case of running to Lowe's, grabbing few gallons and knocking it out, it was a little more intricate a project, spearheaded by Wexner Center designer Todd Timney and COTA's Director of Marketing, Edward McGinnis. Along with help from Color Text (vinyl wallpaper), and folks from Chop Chop Gallery here in Columbus (painting and prep), the shelter came together over the course of the last month. Once a suitable shelter was secured by COTA, we were allowed access to a large, climate-controlled workspace (COTA's Fields Avenue warehouse) for the transformation to take place.

The shelter is one of the more visible displays of the partnership between COTA and the Wexner Center for the Warhol exhibition. (FYI, riders on any COTA bus can simply ask the driver for a "Warhol coupon" and receive $3 off admission to the exhibition. Single fare, DayPass, and Monthly Pass riders are all eligible.)

Big thanks to all involved, especially our friends at COTA, for turning this idea a reality. Click here to see more photos of the installation.

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.


Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.