3 artists to present Ohio Holocaust memorial plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The committee choosing the artist to create a Holocaust memorial on the Ohio Statehouse grounds is ready to hear the three semifinalists’ plans.

The panel is scheduled to meet Monday with the designers. They are Ann Hamilton of Columbus, Daniel Libeskind (LEE’-bih-skihnd) of New York and Jaume (JAW’-may) Plensa, a Spanish artist with representation in Chicago.

The selection panel includes representatives from government, the arts and the Jewish community. They are expected to deliberate Monday after hearing the plans, but it wasn’t clear when they might announce the chosen design.

Private donations will fund the $2 million project pushed by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). It’s expected to be the first Holocaust memorial at any statehouse in the nation.

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