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Roe Green Lobby Sculpture

"the light that can be heard..."    Sculptor/Creator - Olga Ziemska Date - October 2010 Medium - acrylic Location - Lobby, Performing Arts & Music Building
Roe Green Lobby Sculpture   Background -    Olga Ziemska, a Polish-American artist from Cleveland, created the wall sculptures, "the light that can be heard..."  The work was inspired by the northern lights.  Located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, the sculptures are a dramatic focal point and icon for the Performing Arts and Music programs and building.  It opened in 2010, having been renovated with funds provided by Roe Green.  The medium of the work is unusual.  It is a series of life size figures in motion set against the lobby wall and assembled with approximately 18,000 acrylic disks embed with photographs of student performances.   References -    Office of the University Architect:  "Percent for Art Projects and Sculpture Mile"   YouTube:  "Kent State's New Sculpture Walk"   Ohio Percent for Arts Project:  Ohio Arts Council   e-Inside:  Kent State University:  "Artist Creates Sculpture That Captures Essence of Students for the New Roe Green Center"   Kent State University News and Events:  "Unity Unveiled:  Roe Green Center"   Olga Ziemska