Staff Pick: Wexner Center’s “Off the Grid” proves it knows how to throw a party

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From the March 6, 2014 edition

It’s that time of year again, when the Wexner Center for the Arts puts on a big, fantastic party. “Off the Grid” is part of its GenWex program designed to get young professionals engaged in the contemporary arts and the institution, and to raise money for its educational programs. In truth, it’s just a really good time.

In its fifth year, “Off the Grid” boasts a number of attractive sights and sounds to go along with food from Dine Originals Columbus spots and plenty of libations. The current exhibition, “Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil,” features the largest collection of contemporary Brazilian art in North America. (If you’ve haven’t seen it yet, it’s utterly spectacular.) Providing the party atmosphere is music from local favorites, soul powerhouse Nick Tolford & Company and beats maestro DJ George Brazil. The musical headliner is Brooklyn DJ Cosmo Baker, which alone is enough to get excited about. But leave it to the Wex to not just throw a party, but throw one hell of a party.