August Six Word Stroll & Share

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


For the 2017 temporary mural series, the Short North Alliance along with 13 galleries and partner arts organizations have collaborated with local humanities professional Larry Smith to create original artworks or curate a selection of existing art works which depict the artist’s’ own original six word stories about Columbus. Larry Smith is best known for his internationally acclaimed Six Word Memoir Project, which features dozens of published anthologies of six word long stories which pointedly capture the history, identity, and humanity of those who write them.

Participants will experience a detailed 60 minute tour of up to 4 nearby murals with a neighborhood-based docent that will include an intimate conversation about the themes presented in the six word story which inspired the mural followed by a 90 minute, facilitated six word story writing workshop (called a slam) with Larry Smith where participants will get to author their own, placed-based six word stories about the Short North, Columbus, their own neighborhood, and change occurring within and among all. Participants will then share and discuss their stories with the other participants. Participation is free, however registration is required.

Attendees will initially meet at the Studios on High mural located at 761 North High Street. Attendees will then move to additional murals before ending at Studios on High Gallery for the writing workshop located at 686 North High Street.

Tour Schedule:

Growing Green by Denise Romecki (Studios on High) – “Growing green, planting trees, Columbus breathes.”

Located at 761 N. High St

tending gardens of ash and symmetry by Christian Faur (Sherrie Gallerie) – “Tending gardens of ash and symmetry.”

Located at 680 N. High St.

Indigo and Yellow Nocturne by Christopher Burk (Brandt Roberts) – “Unique neighborhoods. Diverse inhabitants. Hidden gem.”

Located at 650 N. High St.

These words aren’t enough for us by David Skeens (Joseph Editions) – “These words aren’t enough for us.”

Located at N. High St and E. Poplar St.

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This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, A State Affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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