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Tartan Art on the Avenue has taken over Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue, and Columbia College Chicago students, alumni and faculty played a part. Alumni Annamarie Buchanan (B.A. ’04) and Nino Rodriguez (B.A. ’05), Art + Design faculty Denise Rush, alumna and Film & Video faculty member Sandi Chapman and Advertising Art Direction major Taylor Linhart (’13) all participated in the creation and design of seven different golf balls, spread across the city.
Local and national artists were commissioned to paint giant golf balls for Tartan Art on the Avenue, a community art project celebrating the 2012 Ryder Cup. When the public display is done, the golf balls will be auctioned off to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) and the Illinois PGA Foundation. Columbia College’s involvement with this project began after the college participated in a similar city-wide endeavor last year called “Hearts-a-Bluhm, which benefitted Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
Throughout the month of September, the super-sized golf balls can be seen on Chicago streets and shops, celebrating the 2012 Ryder Cup. The golf championship will take place September 25-30 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, IL.
Pictured at right: Taylor Linhart ('13) painting her golf ball (Photo credit: Adrien Ion)