Inside/Outside the Lines
The Commons Coloring Pages
Youth Arts Activity
A free Youth Arts Activity, brought to you by the Columbus Area Arts Council, and designed by Jenni Kiesler. This project supports CAAC’s strategic objectives, “to serve the community” and “to foster and develop young talent”.
We can’t wait to see what you imagine!
About the Columbus Area Arts Council
The Columbus Area Arts Council’s mission is “to strengthen the community through arts and culture”, with programs, events and activities focused around three pillars: education, engagement, and enrichment, and a priority to make the arts accessible to everyone. CAAC has been a leading arts agency in Bartholomew County since 1972, partnering with state, regional and local arts and culture organizations to be a central resource for the arts by inspiring a creative life for all.
Learn more at artsincolumbus.org.
About Jenni Kiesler
Jenni Kiesler is a designer and illustrator based in Columbus. Jenni founded her business, Keywords Co., in late 2016, beginning with small milestone chalkboards and Christmas ornaments. As demand for personalized art expanded to businesses and events, Jenni broadened her offerings to include customized typography, chalk art, digital lettering, illustration and painted murals.
Learn more at keywordsco.com.
About The Commons
The Commons is an indoor community and event space in Columbus featuring modern event spaces and stage area, an indoor playground, and public art. Designed by the Boston-based firm, Koetter Kim, and referencing the former design by Cesar Pelli, The Commons is not only a community center, but also a community resource.
Learn more at thecommonscolumbus.com.
Public Art in Columbus
Columbus has a remarkable collection of public art! The city includes works by a variety of creative talent, from internationally-known names to local and up-and-coming artists.
Learn more about Columbus public art at columbus.in.us/public-art.
Included in this packet:
2 Arcs de 212.5° by Bernar Venet
Bernar Venet’s 2 Arcs de 212.5° – also known as “the Red C” – is typical of this French artist's minimalist work in curved, mathematically precise metal. Seemingly precariously balanced, this work, like his others, reflects the artist’s love of mathematics and his process of adapting material, form, balance, and spatial perception.
Chaos I by Jean Tinguely
Chaos I is a seven-ton, kinetic (moving) sculpture by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely. The 30-foot high piece is the largest work by Tinguely in the United States. Driven by twelve motors, Chaos I cycles through a series of motions to simulate a day in a life, beginning slowly at first, adding movements and then winding down again. At the peak of its chaotic movements, steel balls roll and crash through a caged track, making quite the ruckus! The work was commissioned by J. Irwin and Xenia Irwin Miller and Clementine Tangeman in 1971.
Flamenco by Ruth Aizuss Migdal
Created by Chicago artist Ruth Aizuss Migdal, this abstract, painted steel sculpture was installed as part of the Columbus Sculpture Biennial in 2014. A fundraising campaign by community members raised the money to make it a part of the Columbus permanent art collection in 2016.