Family and Friends Playshop with Olga Ziemska | Sat., June 23, 1 – 3 p.m.
Use natural materials to build a bas-relief sculpture utilizing positive and negative space. Register here, May 23 – June 22.
Sculptor and public artist, Olga Ziemska, mines nature, philosophy, and science in search of connection points among the physical forces, biological structures, and mystical underpinnings of existence. She often attempts to make visible those concepts or properties that are indiscernible to the naked eye, such as cellular formations or magnetism. By making visual associations between the visible and the invisible—or the microscopic and the macrocosmic—Ziemska poetically underscores the interrelatedness of all things.
Olga Ziemska is a sculptor and public artist that lives & works in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a recipient of many prestigious grants and awards including a Fulbright Fellowship in 2002 and a Creative Workforce Fellowship in 2009 and 2013. She has participated in several residencies nationally and abroad, including the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Poland, YATOO International Artist Residency in South Korea and RespirArt Sculpture Park in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy. Her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally, with work reviewed in Sculpture magazine. Ziemska graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2000. In 2012, Ziemska completed work on a large-scale outdoor sculpture on the facade of Columbus State Community College’s library building and in 2017 she completed work on a 20 ft. tall stainless steel outdoor sculpture titled Feather Point for the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Park in Dublin, Ohio. This fall Ziemska will complete work on several outdoor public art elements that are part of the Parsons Avenue Streetscape redesign, which was commissioned by the City of Columbus, for the neighborhood of Olde Towne East.