Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board Space Holocaust Memorial Committee Names Artist Selection Committee Members For Planned Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial
Columbus, Ohio –
Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) Space Holocaust Memorial Committee today named 19 individuals to the artist selection committee for the planned Holocaust memorial to be constructed on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse. The memorial’s construction was outlined in SB 312.
Individuals were chosen for the committee to lend their expertise in the artist selection process.
Holocaust Memorial Artist Selection Committee members include:
Senator Stanley Aronoff, former President, Ohio Senate, Cincinnati
Merom Brachman, Chair, Ohio Ethics Commission, Columbus
Beth Wain Brandon, Ohio Jewish Communities Board member, Chair of Government Relations Committee of Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Cleveland
Harry Brown, Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Aronoff and child of Holocaust survivors, Cleveland
Robert Corbin, former State Representative and WWII US Army POW, Centerville
Susan Ewing, Artist and Sculptor, Professor, Miami University, Oxford
Senator Richard Finan, Chair of CSRAB, Former President, Ohio Senate, Cincinnati
Steve George, Representing the Office of Governor John Kasich, Columbus
Brad Kastan, Managing Director, JP Morgan Securities and Board President, Columbus Jewish Foundation, Columbus
Senator Eric Kearney, Senate Minority Leader, Cincinnati
Robert Loversidge, Schooley Caldwell, Architect of the Capitol, Columbus
Anne Lukas, Attorney, Holocaust Educator, Professor of Holocaust Studies at Ursuline College, member of Next Generation – Kol Israel, Pepper Pike
Nannette Maciejunes, Executive Director, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus
Michael Mercil, Sculptor, Professor, OSU and OSU Arts and Memorials Committee, Columbus
Fred Rzepka, Holocaust Survivor, Cleveland Metro Parks Commission, President of Transcom Building, long- time Federation leader, Cleveland
Bruce Soll, Senior VP & Counsel, Limited Brands, Columbus
Sarah Weiss, Executive Director, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Cincinnati
Abigail Wexner, Philanthropist, Columbus
The committee will be co-chaired by Senator Richard H. Finan, Chairman of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and Ginger Warner, Vice Chair of the Ohio Arts Council.
Ex-officio members include: Julie Henahan, Executive Director, Ohio Arts Council and William Carleton, Executive Director, Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board.
“We look forward to working with every one of the committee members and hope that each of them is an active participant in this important process,” said committee co-chairs, Ginger Warner and Senator Richard Finan.
The committee’s first meeting date and time has not been determined.
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) is responsible for maintaining the historic character of the Ohio Statehouse and Capitol Square while providing for the health, safety and convenience of those who work in or visit the complex. The Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center coordinates tours of Capitol Square and provides information about the buildings, their history and Ohio's government.
To view this press release and others, visit www.ohiostatehouse.org.
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