MANSFIELD -- The Ohio State University at Mansfield is focusing on social justice in two upcoming arts projects.
The projects, which include a mural painting and virtual theatre performance, kickoff in conjunction with the campus’ Welcome Week events.
The mural project, titled Different Flowers in the Same Garden, was designed by Ohio State Mansfield students Maleah Garrabrant and Kat Wilson.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to add their personal touch to the collaborative campus mural starting Sunday. The completed mural will be presented in conjunction with the Ohio State Mansfield campus theatre department’s fall performance.
“The piece represents a lot of what society should be like,” Garrabrant said. “Similar to the way each of us is special, the mural celebrates how each flower is different.”
The Ohio State Mansfield theatre department will open its season with Idris Goodwin’s #Matter. The free performances, which will be held virtually on Sept. 24 and 26, focuses on the story of two individuals who discuss the difference in saying all lives matter versus Black Lives Matter.
An open discussion will take place after each performance.
The mural project is sponsored by The Ohio State University at Mansfield Art and Theatre Departments and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with local nonprofit Mankind Murals, Inc. Once completed, the mural will hang outside the student union.
Mural painting will take place: Sunday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Moylet Village, outdoor pavilion
Sunday, Aug. 23, 3 to 6 p.m.
Location: Buckeye Village, middle courtyard
Monday, Aug. 24, 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Ovalwood Hall, front lawn
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Student Union, near picnic area
Please Note: Disposable cups, paint, and sanitized brushes will be provided to those participating. Masks and social distancing will be strictly enforced.
For more information, contact Janine Robinson at 419-755-4129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.