Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New Program at Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division, ARTS IN WORK SPACES: CASPIAN II

Date: January 26, 2006
Contact: Emily Cable, Arts Coordinator
Phone: 614-583-5311

(Upper Arlington, OH) – The Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division is pleased to announce a creative art partnership program with Upper Arlington businesses entitled Arts in Work Spaces. The first such partnership is with Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus, located in Upper Arlington at the Caspian II building, 3518 Riverside Drive.

The Caspian II exhibit includes four artists creating works of art in paper, Yasue Sakaoka, Paula Ramey, Kaye Boiarski, Neysa Felker. Origami, the Japanese folk art of paper folding is the foundational element for each sculptural form. Paper, essentially a flat piece of material, is transformed into three-dimesional artwork by the hands of each artist exhibited here. Yasue Sakaoka has been experimenting with paper and Origami shapes for the last 20 years. Paula Ramey’s apprenticeship to Sakaoka has inspired her artwork of spiritual expression to evolve using Origami shapes. Through her work at Stivers School, Neysa Felker worked with Sakaoka on Origami techniques that have influenced her sculptures. Kaye Boiarski uses three basic origami forms, enlarging and repeating the shapes to emphasize the shapes.

One of the long-range goals of the Cultural Arts Commission is to increase the accessibility of the arts for the community. In recent years the Cultural Arts Commission has worked to create an art program that shares art with UA businesses. An art-lending program, Arts in Work Spaces gives artists another opportunity for displaying their work, increasing the visibility of the Cultural Arts Commission and the City of UA, and fosters an appreciation for the arts among businesses and their clients.

The Arts in Work Spaces program connects business and art establishing a creative partnership. Please visit 3518 Riverside Drive to view the artwork through March. For more information about participating in the Arts in Work Spaces program and/or purchasing art contact the Cultural Arts Division. Please visit the Cultural Arts Division web section at, under Parks, Recreation and Leisure or call 614-583-5310.

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