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That Sweet Scioto River Water 


still from "That Sweet Scioto River Water" Jerry Dannemiller and Mary Jo Bole

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1961.

Jerry Dannemiller and Mary Jo Bole
That Sweet Scioto River Water 


The Box

As part of the Wexner Center’s 25th anniversary, The Box is dedicating the entire year of programming to work produced in the Film/Video Studio. Screenings in this free exhibition space for video, located just across from the Wexner Center Store, run continuously seven days a week, the same hours as our ticket office (Mon–Wed: 9 AM–6 PM; Thu–Fri: 9 AM–8 PM; Sat: 10 AM–8 PM; Sun: 11 AM–6 PM).

Tue, Oct 1, 2013Thu, Oct 31, 2013
Repeats every day until Thu Oct 31 2013.

While perhaps not boasting the pedigree of larger, more celebrated musical hotspots, Columbus has its own rich and fiercely original landscape of musical history. This new short, a collaboration between retired Ohio State Professor of Art Mary Jo Bole and the Wexner Center’s own Jerry Dannemiller, assembles fragments from that history. Far from an exhaustive survey of hometown music-makers current and past, the film is more like a visual mixtape that ranges from the jazz and blues of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Nancy Wilson, and Rusty Bryant to the post-punk, hip-hop and mash-ups of Scrawl, V3, Blueprint, and Evolution Control Committee. Accentuated by Bole’s skewed drawings, it’s a musical love letter and secret street map to a slice of musicians who not only called our city home, but made (and are still making) a beautiful noise. The film screens in conjunction with our music-and-art-spanning exhibition Blues for Smoke. (8 mins., video)

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Temporary closure

Wexner Center for the Arts

Due to an ongoing investigation, the Wexner Center will be closed to the public on Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update this space and our Facebook page as new information is released.