With canceled or pandemic-postponed displays and a gap to fill in their schedule, staff members users at the Columbus Cultural Arts Middle arrived up with a novel plan: Invite artists to participate in a “call and response” exhibit.

Communications and Gallery Assistant Katie Fisher and Principal Gallery Coordinator Tom Baillieul took pics inside and out of the architecturally exciting aged brick constructing — an armory in the course of the Civil War — and randomly sent one particular photograph to each artist who experienced signed up for the venture. An artist could possibly have gained a picture of a tower or ceiling, a rack of artists’ instruments, a stained-glass window or even cleansing resources — a mop, hose and squeegee — propped up in opposition to a wall. Each and every artist was to use the image as a prompt to build a new perform in no matter what medium he or she selected.