We are thrilled to host Literary Night at the Pizzuti Collection featuring Ruth Awad, Barbara Fant, Dr. Pranav Jani, and Dr. Amit Majmudar (Ohio’s Poet Laureate). The current exhibition, Visions From India, serves as the backdrop to a night of moving, thoughtful, and poignant readings. Guests may explore the exhibition before and after the event.
Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection ‘Set to Music a Wildfire’ won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lily Fellowship.
Barbara Fant, originally from Youngstown, Ohio is a performance poet and an artist facilitator. She has been on three National Poetry slam teams from Columbus and has represented the city in four Individual National and World Poetry slam competitions. Her first poetry collection, Paint, Inside Out was released in April 2010 from Penmanship Books of New York City when she was awarded The Cora Craig Award for Young Women Authors. She is a former employee of the Huckleberry House and of Art for a Child’s Safe America. She is also a member of Transit Arts, ArtFluential of REACH communications, Is Said and the Advance Party and has also been a regular performer on the radio show Street Soldiers.
Pranav Jani is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University and author of Decentering Rushdie: Cosmopolitanism and the Indian Novel in English (2010). His areas of expertise include Postcolonial Studies, Asian American Studies, and Twentieth-Century British and American Literature. He is an experienced educator, longtime social-justice activist, and regular contributor to various publications including International Socialist Review and Socialist Worker.
The son of immigrants, poet and novelist Dr. Amit Majmudar grew up in the Cleveland area. He now lives and works in Dublin, OH. In his precise, often formally driven poems, Majmudar explores themes of identity, history, spiritual faith, and mortality. Majmudar is was a finalist for a Poetry Society of America’s Norma Faber First Book Award and was chosen for the Donald Justice prize. Majmudar has also published the novels Partitions (2011) and The Abundance (2013). He has also contributed essays to the Kenyon Review blog, the New York Times, and the New York Review of Books.
$12 General Admission
$10 Senior Admission
Free for members and students
Space is limited
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The Pizzuti Collection is pleased to provide educators with complimentary admission to visit our VISIONS FROM INDIA exhibition during the months of February and March.
This is an excellent opportunity for teachers, school administrators and community educators to see what we can offer you and your students: cutting edge contemporary art, smart programming, and groundbreaking exhibitions.
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We look forward to seeing you here.
Join us for the public opening of our newest groundbreaking exhibition, Visions From India. The celebration of India, full of color, innovation, and delight features large-scale installations, lush colorful paintings, video works, remarkable sculptures from the 21st century and an accompanying survey of Francis Newton Souza will present one of the most important 20th century Indian painters.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Pizzuti Collection will host an array of programming: ArtistTalks (featuring Sudarshan Shetty among others); Poetry Nights (including Ohio’s Poet Laureate Dr. Amit Majmudar); Family Programming with story times in collaboration with the Bexley Public Library; conversations with scholars from The Ohio State University; special events for young professionals and supporters; and musical guests throughout the year.
Join us for the member opening of Visions From India, a celebration of India full of color, innovation, and delight, with large-scale installations, lush colorful paintings, video works, and remarkable sculptures. The exhibition showcases two significant Columbus-based collections, Transforming Vision: 21st century art from the Pizzuti Collection and The Progressive Master: Francis Newton Souza from the Rajadhyaksha Collection, offering an unprecedented look at modern and contemporary art from India.
Visions From India is a celebration of artists who proffer their own paths that link them to India and the rest of the world. They show us the plurality and wonder that makes any place a home, a nation, an idea, and an inspiration. This groundbreaking exhibition is a remarkable gathering and an opportunity to state again that “US IS THEM,” that artists from all nations are part of our global community.
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Let’s raise a glass together and celebrate.
Please join us as we toast a stellar year of incredible growth and fantastic programming. We want to express our gratitude to you – our members, supporters, and friends. Your support has helped us expand our programs so we can better serve our community. We are grateful for your belief in our work and proud to have you with us as we explore the world of contemporary art.
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Join us in welcoming internationally acclaimed artist Sandra Ramos for an inspiring evening. Explore the remarkable exhibition and hear about her work and life as a Cuban artist.
Sandra Ramos is of a generation of artists from Havana whose works potently refer to the dream and reality of exile and the emotional scarring and loss of family ties and friendship as a result of the continuing flow of refugees from Cuba. She portrays herself in much of her work as a Cuban school girl, using the genre of self-portraiture to contemplate the humor, challenge, and possibility of life in Cuba.
Complimentary admission for Pizzuti Collection members and students
SPACE IS LIMITED AND AN RSVP IS REQUIRED
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This exhibition is sponsored in part by
Rick & Sara Mershad
Joel & Jessie Pizzuti
Cary & Sally Crane Cox
Crabbe, Brown & James
Larry & Donna James
In October, join us for an exciting international trip to London, timed to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair. This whirlwind trip offers a truly VIP insider’s view of the contemporary art world with special highlights and opportunities. Travelers will experience the best of the London art scene, meeting with gallerists, artists, collectors, and curators, and viewing the best the city has to offer including the National Gallery and the Tate Modern.
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