May’s curator for Wild Art Columbus is Heather Lynn Kyle.
We asked her to share a little about why she chose to be involved in the process.
After being a featured artist in the seminal Wild Art Columbus, I jumped at the chance to get involved. I’m a social marketer for a living and an artist for a lifetime; this show is an interesting intersection of my training and passion.
#WildArtColumbus is a way for artists to engage a new audience on the audience’s home turf. Some artists may think social is not a place for art, but that feels pretty limiting. A social-based show is great opportunity to receive engagement in a way altogether different than a gallery show.
From quilts to video to sculpture, this round should bring a lively mix to Clintonville at the live auction on May 31. As the curator for this show, I worked closely with the Wild Goose board members and my network to find this group of emerging artists. We’ve got a whole block of photographers May 5-10 and a week of artists curated by CCAD Professor Tim Rietenbach May 11-17.
Tim was one of my mentors at CCAD and forever be known for gesturing at me with a half-eaten apple during my thesis review. He is one of the most brilliant minds in Columbus and we are fortunate to have him involved. If you want to hear more stories about Tim, buy some artwork or meet the artists be sure to attend the live auction on May 31 at 6:30 p.m.
If you’re interested in being a featured artist next time around, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!