As part of the 2015 ArtWorks CincyInk project, this mural is a permanent love letter to the Queen City and all who call her home. Sourced from the beautiful voices of over 1,000 participants, the poem Seven Hills and a Queen to Name Them was crafted by the writers at Chase Public as a commission for the Cincinnati Tattoo Project. In this mural, white scripted words of love from the poem contrast perfectly with the rich dark background and with the shimmering gold of the Queen City’s crown. A cardinal and bluebird, the state birds of Cincinnati and Kentucky, perch atop the crown and are surrounded by two Lazarus lizards slithering among local flora and fauna. The Queen Shares serves as a beautiful welcome sign to the Pendleton, Over-the-Rhine, and Downtown neighborhoods.
Francis Bohlke, Christopher Kuhne, Ahustin Crawford, Genevieve Lavalle, DeAysha Harris, Marian Scruggs, Karalyn Henry, Liam Smith
P&G, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, The Johnson Foundation, City of Cincinnati, Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation – U.S. Bank Trustee, American Scaffolding, Inc., Judy Bauscher & Herb Gillam, Charles H. Dater Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation, 2015 Adopt-an-Apprentice Campaign Contributors, ArtWorks Board of Trustees
Special Thanks: The Law Offices of Arnold S. Levine and to Kurt Gohde & Kremena Todorova, lead artists for the Cincinnati Tattoo Project
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWave, The City of Cincinnati, Ohio Arts Council, P&G, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank Trustee