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April 18, 2024

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Community inspired by art

Nationally known artist Brett Cook-Dizney is currently working with the BG community to create Bowling Green inspired art work that will be displayed around town.

He will be creating four large-scale drawings of the faces of four students at the University.

The students had previously taken a survey and were chosen because of their answers.

Cook-Dizney said he selected student for the project by “trying to think about a way that would include different types of people.”

Cook-Dizney met with the selected students on yesterday where they where asked questions about peace, democracy and Bowling Green. From these questions he will select quotations that will be on each of their portraits. He also took their pictures and created a connect-the-dot picture.

Today every one on campus has the opportunity to go to room 206 of the fine art building and shade in a section of the connect-the-dot drawling that Cook-Dizney has created.

“Wednesday is the exciting time, you really want to come Wednesday, there will be a lot of stuff to see,” Cook-Dizney said.

He has created several projects like this across the United States, which he believes allows people who would not normally be heard to make a statement and be their selves. Getting his and others’ voices heard has been a goal of his since he began making art. He first began creating art as graffiti, which he described in a lecture that he gave to a large packed room in the Business Administration Building. Students who attended were forced to sit in the isles and still many stood at the back of the room.

Cook-Dizney showed a sampling of his slides that displayed the graffiti that he created while living in California. His creations all shared a message with the community.All of them featured the heads of various people who were making news at the time. He liked creating graffiti because of the exposure that his work received. He said that instead of 600 people seeing his work in a gallery, 600,000 people could see his work on the street.

“A lot of people see these things,” said Cook-Dizney.

He created a few pieces that were displayed in art galleries but found that his true passion was creating art that the public could see. He began creating the connect-the-dot projects and worked in Harlem, New York with the community to create murals.

He has made these collaborations in Columbus, Georgia and in the middle of the country in upstate New York and will now bring his creativity to Bowling Green.

Students at the lecture actively listened to Cook-Dizney for words of inspiration.

“He is very inspiring, he makes people like me want to go out and do more for people,” said Freshman Megan Coleman.

Cook-Dizney’s art will be on display at the Cla-zel, Wood County Library and possibly McDonald Hall if it is approved by the University.

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