ShortPop is a temporary public art sculpture program featuring artworks that have been made entirely of retired construction materials from The Paul Peterson Company as their media installed as pop-up art installations in pocket parks undisturbed by construction throughout the Short North Arts District during the High Street Streetscape Improvements Project in 2018. Artists were tasked with creating a thr

ee-dimensional art piece that is distinct to each location.

Artist Samantha Parker Salazar created two installations for the first ShortPop series debuting in May 2018. The first, entitled “Strutis,” installed at Greenwood Park. The second, entitled “Coiledover,” is installed on The Cap on Goodale.

Salazar’s artworks will be installed through the end of July 2018. Check back for new installations starting in August 2018.

In addition to ArtPaths, an additional public and performing construction art project is planned for 2018. See the Modulation Artist Call Here

Artist Bio

Samantha Parker Salazar creates large-scale installations set in an intricate hyperreality of cut lines and color. She earned an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and a BFA from Bradley University in 2011. Salazar was the 2014-15 John Fergus Post-MFA Fellow at The Ohio State University, where she was a resident artist and lecturer in printmaking. In 2016-17, Salazar was a museum instructor for the Dayton Art Institute. Recent awards include a 2017 ArtPrize Nine Seed Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Grant, Columbus Arts Festival Emerging Artist Grant, and a 2016 Art
Kudos Merit Award.

Permanent projects include “Equidistant,” a four-story piece for the Courtyard Marriott-Austin (TX) and “CRASH” at the Cincinnati home of best-selling author Reba Riley. Upcoming, the Washington-Centerville Public Library (OH) will unveil “Blueprint,” a canopy of printed and cut paper suspended overhead in the new atrium. Salazar’s exhibition record includes national and international venues as well as public and private collections.

ShortPop was made possible with partnerships and support from the following: