Posted by Melinda Cassidy
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."