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CMA worked with three high school students from Linden McKinley High School to find a way to reach out to their community. The result was the design and manufacturing of QR Code plaques that have been installed at 15 locations throughout Columbus.

Once scanned using a downloaded app on a smartphone these QR codes direct the viewer to a blog post which highlights a photography program they participated in at CMA called Columbus In Focus. Students involved in this program also held an exhibition of their work at CMA. Stop by CMA to see their photographs through September 8, 2012.

Thank you to the amazing community locations for supporting our youth by installing these plaques.

Riffe Gallery
77 South High Street

OSU Urban Arts Space
50 West Town Street

Kaleidoscope Youth Center
1904 North High St,.

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Main Branch
96 South Grant Avenue

Focus Learning Academy
190 Southwood Avenue

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Karl Road Branch
5590 Karl Road

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Northern Lights Branch

4093 Cleveland Avenue

Columbus Metropolitan Library
South High Branch

3540 S. High Street

Fifth Third Bank
Hilliard Rome Branch

2455 Hilliard Rome Rd

Linden Mckinley High School
1320 Duxberry Avenue

Marion Franklin
1265 Koebel Road  Columbus

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Parsons Branch

845 Parsons Avenue

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Linden Branch

2223 Cleveland Avenue

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Shepard Rd. Branch

790 N. Nelson Road

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Northside Branch

1423 N. High Street

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Whetstone Branch

3909 North High Street

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Hilltop Branch

511 S. Hague Ave.

The work the In Focus students created is on view at CMA May 3 – September 8, 2012. Columbus In Focus dovetails with CMA’s Radical Camera exhibition, which highlights the work of the Photo League, the pioneering documentary photography movement of the 1930s and 1940s. For more information about the Columbus In Focus teen photography program please contact Kristin Lantz at

The Focus program is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.

Art Speaks. Join the Conversation.

Kristin Lantz, School Programs Coordinator

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