On Thursday, May 1, the popular GenWex series for young patrons continues with GenWex: Reel Politics, an evening of lively, politically-minded conversation with two of Columbus’s leading young political figures: Mike Brown, press secretary for Columbus mayor Michael Coleman, and Jim Coleman from the environmental group Ohio’s Tomorrow. A screening of Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976)—a biting satire about network TV news—will follow their remarks.
The film will be preceded by a reception with cash bar. The cash bar opens at 5:30 pm in the lower lobby of the Wexner Center. The film screens at 7 pm. RSVPs are strongly encouraged for the reception at /rsvp. Tickets for the film are $5 for Wexner Center members, students and senior citizens, and $7 for the general public. To purchase tickets contact the Wexner Center’s box office at (614) 292-3535 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Developed by a cross-departmental group at the Wexner Center, GenWex strives to present fun, creative, and diverse events—targeted especially to younger patrons—that revolve around the contemporary arts. With plans in the works for event-specific “warm-up” parties (in the mold of the Center’s recent parties before the Wilco and Feist concerts), debates, lectures, specialized building and gallery tours, and more, GenWex is the latest initiative to foster greater involvement among Columbus’s “creative class” in the Wexner Center. Past GenWex events have included: Upstarts with Jeni Britton (of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams) and Pete Scantland of Orange Barrel Media; an at-capacity Mixtape Exchange/Trivia Night; and full circuit-bending workshop with Minneapolis-based duo Beatrix* Jar.