Art and Resilience Student Org Watercolor Studio 

In November 2022, Ohio State Art and Resilience Student Group members used the watercolor medium to engage in reflections on their relationships with water, fluidity, breath, and the ocean.

Studio Visit with Art and Resilience Student Org 

In November 2022, Ohio State Art and Resilience Student Group members had the opportunity to connect with Hope Ginsburg and Jennifer Lange as they learned about the history of Ginsburg’s creative relationship with the Film/Video Studio. The group experienced a sneak preview of Meditation Ocean and had the opportunity to ask questions about the artist’s process and the function of the Film/Video Studio within the Wex.

Art & Ecology/Meditation Ocean in conversation with Art and Resilience Student Org 

In February 2023, Ohio State Art and Resilience Student Group members discussed ways that artists intersect environmental issues with their creative practice. The group created a collaborative assemblage using recycled materials and presented the piece to Hope Ginsburg to express their appreciation for the time that she and our Film/Video studio have shared with the A&R student group. 

Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg, Jennifer Lange, and Alexis McCrimmon 

Artist Hope Ginsburg, Film/Video Studio Curator Jennifer Lange, and Studio Editor Alexis McCrimmon engaged in a March 2023 public conversation around Meditation Ocean. Participants experienced the work in the galleries then went behind the scenes with these three members of the Meditation Ocean Constellation, learning how the work was developed, produced, and edited in collaboration with the Wex’s Film/Video Studio. The speakers demystified the process, discussed the importance of lifelong learning and inquiry, and shared in moments of mindfulness. 

Hope Ginsburg Studio Visits with Department of Art Graduate Students 

In March 2023, artist Hope Ginsburg visited the art studios of department of art graduate students on Ohio State’s campus. 

Artist Talk and Visioning Session: Hope Ginsburg 

Ohio State’s Living Art Ecology Lab facilitated a March 2023 artist talk with Hope Ginsburg, who shared a presentation of her work, followed by a community discussion surrounding the development of the new Living Art & Ecology Lab in the Department of Art. This event was supported by Ohio State’s Humanities Institute. 

Counterpoints: School of Music Performances 

Featuring musicians from Ohio State’s School of Music, this April 2023 performance was the first program in the Wex’s new series Counterpoints, which showcases community partners and their creative work inspired by exhibitions on view. The performance illuminated the work and artists represented in the Meditation Ocean Constellation’s Meditation Ocean, Sa’dia Rehman’s the river runs slow, A.K. Burns’s Of space we are…, and Anna Tsouhlarakis’s The Native Guide Project: Columbus.

Family Saturday 

This April 2023 informal, free, family-focused event included studio activities, a film screening, a children’s book reading and book signing with local artist Keturah A. Bobo, and a family-friendly exploration of the galleries—including Meditation Ocean. 

Expanded Classroom: Brian Harnetty, Forest Listening Rooms 

What does sound tell us about the world around us? What happens when we really listen? In March and April, Brian Harnetty, Wex featured artist in Performing Arts, led a “forest listening walk” on campus at The Ohio State University, exploring the concept of a forest, from rural woods to urban landscapes, and the social and environmental histories that these spaces hold. After the walk, K-12 participants dove deeper into the concepts of water, environment, and society on an interactive tour of the Wex’s spring exhibitions.  

Tours of Meditation Ocean included participants from: 

Arts and College Preparatory Academy (K-12) 

Columbus Downtown High School 

Columbus State Community College 

Dennison University, Fine Art class 

GEMS After School Program (K-8) 

Kenyon University, Art History class 

Mosaic K-12 program 

Ohio State Advancement Staff 

Ohio State College Education and Human Ecology, Fashion Forecasting class 

Ohio State Department of Art, Drawing class 

Ohio State Department of Art, Encountering Contemporary Art class 

Ohio State Department of Art, Painting and Drawing class 

Ohio State Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy, Intro to Art Education

Ohio State Department of Dance, Alexander Technique class 

Ohio State Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies 

Safelite Glass Repair staff 

South Western City Schools Career Academy 

St. Francis DeSales High School 

St. Pius X School 

West Liberty-Salem High School 

Wexner Center Educators tour of Film/Video Studio 

Whitehall Yearling High School 

Text adapted from the Meditation Ocean Programming Impact Report