I went to an interesting exhibit today. It was located on the ground floor of a Columbus State University (CSU) building in Uptown Columbus. No air conditioning, a dirt floor. An art exhibit you say? Well, Yes.
Meet Ronie Dalton, mother, organizer, artist. What started as a trip to the tattoo parlor to get a tat to honor her son Jamie after his death, turned into the exhibit you see today.
43 soldiers were photographed by a local photographer. Ronie interviewed the soldiers and local tattoo artists and got their stories. The stories behind the tattoos are included on each 5'x10' panel. The complete installation includes the panels, poetry and taped interviews. Blank sheets of paper are hung throughout the gallery if you're interested in leaving a comment (or 2).
Location: Corner of Broadway and 10th Streets, Uptown Columbus
When to Check it out: Thru Sunday, May 31 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.