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“Toy Heritage” Mural Dedication
October 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Help us officially kick off Mural Month in Cincinnati! Join ArtWorks to celebrate the newest edition to our Cincinnati Heritage Series, the Toy Heritage mural by local artist Jonathan Queen.
Event to include:
– Remarks from Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley
– A short program with former toy industry executives Ginger Kent, Pete Kelly, Artworks CEO & Artistic Director Tamara Harkavy and artist Jonathan Queen…. emceed by Corky Steiner
– Hosted brunch by the bite to follow program.
– Activities provided by The Play Library
More about this mural:
Cincinnati’s rich toy history is being celebrated on Towne Properties building on West Court Street. The legacy of Kenner Toys, a Cincinnati-based toy company founded in 1947, is documented in this work of art which showcases some of the most popular toys that were designed by the company. Marvel at the surreal renderings designed by local artist Jonathan Queen. Passersby will enjoy his use of adored characters and toys like Care Bear, C3PO, Easy Bake Oven, Spirograph, Strawberry Shortcake and many more.
This mural was made possible thanks to support from The Hassenfeld Foundation, Towne Properties and The Plant Trolley.