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August 2014 Archives

Bold Booths Brings Art to Unexpected Places

Columbus residents can experience Short North's Gallery Hop on the first Saturday of every month, but soon they'll be able to interpret art every day of the week by simply driving through downtown. Through a project titled Bold Booths, a handful of Columbus' more banal buildings - five parking attendant booths - will be replaced with one-of-a-kind structures that will be unexpected yet practical pieces of public art. "There are a lot of conventions of public art, like murals and sculptures on plazas in front of buildings, but this is more unusual," said Malcolm Cochran, curator of the project, professor emeritus of Art, and a local sculptor whose work appears in Dublin and Goodale Park. "On all levels, these will be unique structures in terms of their locations, their functions and what they do for the occupants."

Ohio Teens Hit Money Management Jackpot with Real Money. Real World.

Groceries: $686. Car insurance: $77. Rent: $626. Knowing how to responsibly handle money: Priceless. As personal debt becomes a growing concern in Ohio and across the country, some Ohio teens may be able to avoid future financial burdens by completing the Ohio State Extension signature program, Real Money. Real World. The financial literacy program is designed for youth ages 13 – 16 and teaches students about the value of a dollar through a series of four preparatory classroom lessons, a hands-on spending simulation and a reflective follow-up lesson. It is in this simulation that Real Money. Real World. truly impacts its participants. Youth "spend" their monthly net salaries at 14 different booths manned by adult volunteers from their community.

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