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“Art21” Screenings

The Columbus Area Arts Council is presenting a screening and discussion of the 6thseason of the award-winning PBS television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century, at the Indiana University Center for Art + Design-Columbus beginning April 19th.

Season six includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four one-hour thematic episodes:  Change, Boundaries, History and Balance.  Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the programs reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us. The public is invited to the screening of Art21 Change, the first of the four one-hour episodes at 6:30pm on April 19th.  Everyone is encouraged to stay after the screenings to discuss their take on what they have seen.

“We want to bring this experience to the community because it not only allows all of us to see the episodes on a larger screen, but it allows us to come together for discussion after the show.” said Karen Shrode, executive director of the Arts Council. “We expect a lively exchange of ideas and perspectives.”

All four screenings and discussions are free and take place at IUCA+D at 6:30pm.  The first is Thursday, April 19:  Change; the second is Thursday, April 26:  Boundaries; the third is Thursday, May 3:  History; and the last is Thursday, May 10:  Balance.

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The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.