Opening Exhibit Columbus events start tonight

Exhibit Columbus will be unveiling  18 design and architecture installations at Columbus landmarks this weekend.

Richard McCoy with Exhibit Columbus explains some of what you will see around town.

He said the installations at City Hall, at the former Republic building and at the Bartholomew County Courthouse will be eye catching. And the cluster of installations at North Christian Church are already drawing attention.

McCoy said that many of the installations have interactive components and should be an invitation to explore the work. Most of the works will be along the Fifth Street and Washington Street corridors.

Bartholomew Consolidated Schools students will again be participating with an installation across from St. Peters Lutheran Church on Fourth Street, McCoy said.

This is the second year for the biannual displays. Exhibit Columbus operates on a two-year schedule with a symposium year alternating with an exhibit year.

Events start at 5:30 p.m. today on the Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza with a Spanish language tour of the installations created by three Mexican firms.

There will be public conversations with the designers of all the locations starting at 4 p.m. on Friday at North Christian Church and continuing at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church. The Saturday session will include the introduction of the BCSC student team.

Saturday night there will be a ticketed gala party in Mill Race Park.

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