My Art Relationship Grows Between Cuba & the Center of Science & Industry
by Daric Gill
Earlier this year the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) announced an upcoming exhibit called ‘¡Cuba!’, a bilingual collaboration with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba. In conjunction with that exhibition was an invitation to a Community Art Challenge, where artists of all ages were asked to submit work that represented their family, traditions, home, and cultural similarities. I’m pleased to announce that my work, “Absolute: Plumb” will be on display at COSI’s Heritage & History art gallery starting July 15th, 2020. I have several really interesting connections between both COSI and Cuba. Read onward to see what they are.
Naturally, there’s still a lot of planning and time between now and the summer of 2022, but I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity and wanted to share this exciting news as it came in. More info and posts will come as things get buttoned down, but I’d like to be the first to thank the museum and all of their supporters for the excellent groundwork that they have laid for artists. I look forward to it!
New “Columbus In Cuba” Documentary To Debut In Ohio Before Traveling To Film Festivals
by Daric Gill
It’s been my extreme privilege to have been included among a group of artists who traveled to Cuba on an artist exchange and again for an international exhibition. Last spring, we were invited to exhibit in the 13th Havana Biennial and ConnectArt in Havana and Matanzas. Among the group of artists were two Ohio filmmakers, Nikki and Matt Swift. Together they created a documentary film that will soon debut in Columbus before traveling to other film festivals.
Columbus in Cuba will make its debut with a free screening at Gateway Film Center on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., followed by a free screening at the Columbus Museum of Art, in conjunction with (my undergrad alma mater) Columbus College of Art & Design, on Thursday, Jan. 16. with a reception at 5:30 p.m., a showing at 6 p.m., and a Q&A to follow. You can book tickets online for film at the CMA (click on their name above to go to their website).
There are so many people that helped make this journey possible. I’m thankful for all of them. Please join us in this celebration of inclusion.
Track Your Art Submissions With This FREE Worksheet
by Daric Gill
Applying to exhibition opportunities and grants are commonplace for the artist. Whether these applications are for a booth at an art festival or a solo show at a museum, there’s a real need to track your progress. If you haven’t found a system that works for you or you are just beginning to organize your submissions, this article is for you. The following write-up will describe who might benefit from this type of system and how to use it.