A chance to get an insider’s perspective into the minds behind Exhibit Columbus brought a wide spectrum of local residents and designers together to share beer and conversation about cutting-edge design.

Chicago designer Rick Valicenti was autographing Exhibit Columbus posters as he answered questions Thursday night about his thought process in creating the colorful graphic that promotes the exploration of architecture, art, design and community which begins later this month.

A crowd of more than 60 people gathered in the Upland Columbus Pump House for the first in a series of #drinking about design meet-up events which are continuing Thursday nights through November.

The meet-up events are designed to provide an insider view of the event that will showcase Columbus’ architectural treasures in a new light, highlighted with new installations in and around the downtown area.

Some of those installations already are underway, including in Mill Race Park and another by local high school students at Washington and Seventh streets downtown. The Bartholomew County Public Library plaza and sidewalk was barricaded off in preparation for an installation scheduled to begin today.

Preparations are under way for an Exhibit Columbus installation at the Bartholomew County Public Library plaza.
Preparations are under way for an Exhibit Columbus installation at the Bartholomew County Public Library plaza.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.

 

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.