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Bowling Green artist Erwin Redl stands under his piece,

Local Artist Installs Illuminated Piece in BGSU’s Moseley Hall

Bowling Green-based artist Erwin Redl is drawn to patterns and systems, which is just what he brought to "Shadows," BGSU's newest Percent for Art installation. Through programmed LED lights placed on a static brick wall, Redl turns the stark white stairwells of Moseley Hall into a constantly shifting canvas.
Kent State University faculty members search for the title hidden in Shane Allbritton’s piece, “Thinking Made Visible.” Allbritton was commissioned to create two pieces relating to communications for KSU’s newly renovated Taylor Hall

Two New Public Art Pieces Come to Kent State University

At first glance, the new Percent for Art pieces in Kent State University’s Taylor Hall look like crazy crosswords. Or maybe a supersized Scrabble board. While the artwork itself might not actually be a giant puzzle, artist Shane Allbritton said figuring out how to "communicate communication" required some creative problem-solving.
Modern Head by Roy Lichtenstein on the Ohio State University campus. (H.C. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, 2018, all rights reserved)

Ohio State Celebrates Dedication of Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head Sculpture

There's a new face on Ohio State's campus, and it's 31 feet tall and made of brushed stainless steel. Funded in part by the Ohio Percent for Art Program, Modern Head, a sculpture by OSU alumnus Roy Lichtenstein, was dedicated at the university during a ceremony that welcomed the new public art piece to campus and celebrated Lichtenstein's connection to his alma mater.

Albert Paley Sculpture Dedicated on University of Cincinnati Campus

Albert Paley’s “Progression,” a 44-foot-wide landscape sculpture, has a new home, moving from Midtown Manhattan to a Midwestern campus to settle in front of the University of Cincinnati’s Health Sciences Building. The piece was commissioned as part of Ohio's Percent for Art program, which supports the acquisition, commissioning, and installation of artwork for new or renovated public buildings.
Bonnie Cohen, Terry Gilliam, and Central State University President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond at the Central State art dedication ceremony Feb. 8.

Heritage, Honor, and Hope: Central State University Dedicates Three Percent for Art Projects at Student Center

Three art installations were dedicated at a ceremony at Central State University's student center in early February. The artwork was commissioned through the Ohio Percent for Art program, which provides funds for the acquisition, commissioning, and installation of works of art for new or renovated public buildings.

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