Monday, June 2, 2008

New Artists

So the chair of the English department here at OU has nominated me to represent the English department on the Arts for Ohio committee.
Tomorrow morning (at 8 a.m. sweet Jesus) is my first committee meeting.
Basically we review a bunch of proposals from people who want their art programs funded.
Some are really cool. 
So far I've learned about 3 awesome artists that may get to have their work exhibited here next year. The three that I found most interesting  are Laylah Ali, Michael Minelli, and Stephen Talasnik. All very different. Michael Minelli was actually commissioned by the Wexner center at OSU in 2006; he did a piece called "Shiny" for them. 

It could be really interesting to have input into what events come to the university. 

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