Team

We are dedicated to making Exhibit Columbus a reality.

Richard McCoy
Director, Landmark Columbus

Richard has been the lead force creating both Landmark Columbus and Exhibit Columbus. A former Fulbright Scholar to Spain, McCoy has worked for a number of major U.S. art museums and collections. He brings an excellent track record of finding unique solutions to complex cultural heritage challenges, caring for art in the public, and creating innovative web projects.

Anne Surak
Director of Exhibitions, Exhibit Columbus

Anne is an innovative cultural leader, curator, and art dealer with more than 15 years of experience creating collaboration-based projects and gallery exhibitions. She is the owner of the consulting firm, art + space, and was the inaugural director of Project 4 gallery in Washington, D.C.

T. Kelly Wilson
J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Coordinator, Exhibit Columbus

Kelly is the director and associate professor of the Indiana University Center for Art+Design in Columbus. He holds degrees in architecture from Auburn University and Harvard University. He has held academic positions at Columbia University, Yale University, MIT, Auburn University, Florida University, Northeastern University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Jonathan Nesci
Washington Street Installations Coordinator, Exhibit Columbus

Jonathan is a furniture and exhibition designer based in Columbus who works with a variety of producers in the Midwest that use conventional and digital fabrication processes to execute his designs in a myriad of materials and finishes. In 2009, "Wallpaper" honored Jonathan with a Design Award for Best Use Of Material for his “Library Bookcase,” a wall-mounted shelf in polished aluminum that was recently added to the permanent collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Janice Shimizu
University Installations Coordinator, Exhibit Columbus

Janice teaches design studio and is the graduate director of the Master of Architecture Professional Degree program at Ball State University. Licensed in California and Indiana, she has worked on an array of programs, scales, and conditions. Janice is a principal at Shimizu + Coggeshall Architects.

Joshua Coggeshall
University Installations Coordinator, Exhibit Columbus

Joshua is a licensed architect and partner in the award-winning firm Shimizu + Coggeshall Architects since 2000. He is currently an associate professor of Architecture at Ball State University. He is committed to an architecture that heightens awareness of the cultural and built context.

Erin Hetrick
Education Coordinator, Exhibit Columbus

Erin has been developing educational opportunities for learners of all ages since 2000. During her time as a high school teacher, she built relationships with her students through respectful and adaptive teaching. Currently, as owner of Genius Fish, she helps cultural organizations support the learning of their audiences by encouraging curiosity, fostering exploration, and honoring individual meaning-making.

Wil Marquez
Education Coordinator, Exhibit Columbus

Wil Marquez uses innovative design principles to probe ideas of public space, architecture, and equity. His studio w/purpose has developed a unique “bring people to design” portfolio that includes unique public spaces, urban design strategies, architectural installations, and some eye catching affordable housing developments.

Brooke Hawkins
Graphic Design Specialist, Exhibit Columbus

A native of Columbus, Brooke pairs her love of art and design with her desire to make her city a great place to live. Her work is largely influenced by Columbus’ pedigree of leaders and notable designers. Through visual communication and project management, Brooke’s passion is helping businesses and non-profit organizations understand the value of design.

Hadley Fruits
Photographer and Social Media Manager, Exhibit Columbus

Hadley is an Indianapolis-based photographer who works with organizations, artists, and designers to incorporate and elevate photographic practice deeper into the creative and collaborative process. Nationally recognized and published, Hadley’s work is created with thoughtful intent and utilized to recognize historic endeavors while advancing contemporary engagement.

Tricia Gilson
Archivist, Exhibit Columbus

Tricia is the archivist and curator of the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, Tricia seeks to develop new opportunities for people to experience art and participate in the preservation of the cultural heritage of their communities and the world. She has worked at the Getty Research Institute and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Rick Valicenti
Design Director, Thirst

Rick Valicenti was commissioned to design the graphic identity for Exhibit Columbus. Valicenti is the founder and design director of Thirst, a communication design practice in Chicago providing design and immersive environments for high profile clients in the architectural, performing arts, and education communities. The White House honored Valicenti in 2011 with the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, National Design Award for Communication Design.

Acknowledgements

Exhibit Columbus is grateful for the editorial work of Eleanor Rust, the writing of Aidan Cronin, Chris Merritt, Enrique Ramirez, and the engineering work of Katahdin Engineering.

We are proud to partner with many cultural organizations in Columbus, including the Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, and the Columbus Museum of Art and Design