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Office Hours, our monthly drop-in series, returns for 2021! Join us for these spontaneous and surprising dialogues about the Wex or anything else going on in our worlds.
Each month at our Office Hours, we’ll be joined by a special guest (or guests!) for a free-flowing, casual conversation. The guest(s)could be a Wex staff member, art enthusiast, critic, artist, community member, activist, or friends and family joining together to talk about anything from recent favorite science fiction reading to baking at home to local legal voting initiatives and policies. Drop in for the whole hour or even just a few minutes to say "hi!" Feel free to listen, laugh, or address critical issues in these open conversations.
Do you want to host an "office hour"? Let us know your ideas and contact Jean Pitman at email@example.com.
The schedule for the 2021 Office Hours is below. Details on how to join the conversation are in the description. Please note that the schedule is subject to change and more guests will be announced throughout the year.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you have questions about accessibility or require an accommodation such as captioning or ASL interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Accessibility Manager Helyn Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (614) 688-3890. Requests made by two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the Wexner Center for the Arts will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
Multidisciplinary artist Maria Joranko joins Office Hours on January 25 | Image courtesy of the artist
Learning & Public Practice Department member Jo Snyder joins Office Hours on April 26 | Image courtesy of Snyder
Members of the Wex Film/Video Department join Office Hours on February 22
Wex Associate Curator Lucy Zimmerman joins Office Hours on March 29 | Image courtesy of Zimmerman
Join multidisciplinary artist Maria Joranko to chat informally about the combined powers of love, technology, plants, body awareness, self-care, music, and ideas about being able to present yourself however you want. Our physical selves will facilitate our virtual coming together so come as you are with a tall glass of water (not mandatory!) as we talk and nourish both body and mind.
Maria Joranko is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in the virtual world. She is pursuing her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she will graduate in 2022. Maria has exhibited nationally and activated several nonart spaces in Columbus such as Fresh Town Farms and the MillWorks lots through her installation interventions and engagement with her community. She will be attending the Chateau Orquevaux residency in Orquevaux, France, in summer 2021. You can find her art here.
Join the Office Hours Zoom meeting here
Meeting ID: 950 8292 1699
Members of our Film/Video Department will drop in throughout the hour to take your questions and talk a bit about our 25th Ohio Shorts program (reminder: get your work ready to submit for the next showcase!). Bring your questions, memories, stop in to say hello, or just tune in to listen and watch. Special mystery guests are also possible!
Join the Office Hours Zoom meeting here.
Meeting ID: 950 8292 1699
Lucy Zimmerman, our Associate Curator of Exhibitions, joins us for an informal chat about her most recent exhibition, Climate Changing, on view starting January 30. Other topics of conversation include dogs, books you are currently reading, cooking adventures, music you have been jamming on as of late, and careers in the arts.
Learning and Public Practice Programs Coordinator Jo Snyder drops in for a casual chat about reading and book culture. Share your favorite book-related memories, tell us what’s on your to-be-read list, gush about your favorite books and writers, and hear from fellow readers in a no-pressure, nonjudgmental environment. Readers of all genres and reading levels welcome.
The Wex has a bunch of artists on our staff, so an informal drawing “office happy hour” is a no-brainer! An all-ages, nonjudgmental, playful online environment is promised. Stop by to draw, sketch, watch, teach, share, chat, or just pop in to see the art-in-progress.
More info to come!
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Mary and C. Robert Kidder
L Brands Foundation
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Bill and Sheila Lambert
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Adam R. Flatto
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
Arlene and Michael Weiss
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Michael and Paige Crane
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Ohio State Energy Partners
Washington Prime Group
Paramount Group, Inc.
Business Furniture Installations
E.C. Provini Co, Inc.
New England Development
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