2017 Mural Projects
That’s My Dad – “That’s Somebody Else’s Dad” & “Hundreds of Feet” | Democracy!
That’s My Dad: The designs for this mural come from a 1986 children’s book written and illustrated by RalphSteadman. The work opens as a typical child’s description of her or his father. After a series of questions posed to the narrator, however, the work dissolves into a surreal depiction of a fantastic creature with a trunk, a feathered tail, and “hundreds of legs.” The mural is a mash-up of the aforementioned plethora of appendages and the resulting beast itself.
Democracy: Steadman created “Democracy” as a commission from The Independent. Since becoming established in his career, it is not uncommon for Steadman to receive commissions from major English-language publications. He continues to produce such stand-alone pieces today.
Location: 1200 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Artist: Ralph Steadman
Project Managers: Jim Effler, Jenny Roesel Ustick
Teaching Assisstant: Joshua Mindlin
Junior Teaching Assistants: Ian Hermanns
Elizabeth Anneken, Isaiah Berry, Kayla Billing, Elias Dean, Elijah Dornal, Eliora Kirk, Jonah Kolik, China Nicholson, Calvin O’Brien, Tabarek Qasim, Marian Scruggs, Emily Stein
Cincinnati Master Edie Harper: Crazy Cat, Crazy Quilt
This mural depicts one of Edie Harper’s favorite designs. It highlights her signature blend of folksy style and modernist sensibility. This mural is our largest mural this summer.
Location: 1107 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Artist: Edie Harper
Project Managers: Derek Toebbe
Teaching Assisstant: Seana Higgins
Junior Teaching Assistants: Braylyn Bell
Simone Bailey, Felix Bangert, Alyssa Coffaro, Rebekah DuQuette, Ryan Holloway, Joysoline Ivory Smith, Faith Kim, De’Juan Phoenix. LaDe Richardson, Trinity Shaya, Kadin True , Grace Vanderwoude
Building Cultural Understanding
ArtWorks partnered with Price Hill Will to produce a series of small-scale murals. This series of five works run through the East Price Hill Warsaw Avenue Business District. We hosted a series of community engagement events meant to deepen East Price Hill residents’ connection to their neighborhood. The murals and community engagement leveraged the strengths and assets of the East Price Hill neighborhood, beautified the surroundings, and ultimately helped create a more vibrant, walkable community.
Location: East Price Hill – Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 3515 Warsaw Ave.; Santa Maria Community Services, 3301 Warsaw Ave.; Fairy Dust, 3528 Warsaw Ave.; Jamestown Rentals, 3323 Warsaw Ave.
Artist: Lizzy DuQuette & John Lanzador
Project Managers: Rebecca Nava
Teaching Assisstant: Sarah Kleymeyer & Adam Schmidt
Tamonta Evans, Simon Feist, David Felipe-Lorenzo, Leonardo Hernandez, Andrew Kuprionis, Celeste Leonard, Cecilia Padilla, Amari Seymoure, Elizabeth Vanderbilt
Faces of Homelessness
This project is a joint venture with Strategies to End Homelessness. The mural aims to enhance the quality of life for thousands of Cincinnatians, specifically those who suffer from homelessness. The project utilizes art as the vehicle to build community awareness, serve as an educational tool, foster empathy, and dispel stereotypes around the issue of homelessness in Cincinnati.
Location: 1225 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Artist: ICY + SOT
Project Managers: Ryan Little
Teaching Assisstant: Seth Wade
Junior Teaching Assistant: Daija Williams
Nyat Araya, Aaron Bauer, Kennedy Boyle, Phoenix Brown, Madison Deatley, Princess Dyer, Shannon Healey, Alex Hittinger, Josephine Masset, Hannah Penix, Marcelo Roman, Benjamin Tarpoff
ArtWorks collaborated with Wave Pool Gallery and artist Christian Davies to create Cincinnati’s first refugee-inspired and co-created mural, which merges traditional fabric patterns from all over the world with the striking and disorientating black stripes of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage used on World War I battle ships. The result is a question on what it means to “hide in plain sight”, asking what it is to make a home in a new country, and fitting in while holding on to your identity, as well as a quilt-like presence that is all encompassing, welcoming, and warm..
Location: 2940 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225
Artist: Christian Davies
Project Managers: Adam Mysock
Teaching Assistant: Bailey Dowlins
Christopher West, Sophie Shiff, Crystal Rudd, Hannah Feibelman, Demica Neal, Rania Ibrahim, Megan Grafe, Morgan Ganance, Sierra Houser
Cincinnati Heritage Mural: Rookwood Revival
ArtWorks was happy to collaborate with the Rookwood Pottery Company again this summer. This series of murals covers the Rookwood facility’s six front garage doors. These doors face Findlay Market and the streetcar line. The streetcar main office and depot are right across the street. The contemporary, eye-catching design honors Rookwood Pottery’s classic forms and signature color palette.
Location: 1920 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Artist: Christian Dallas
Teaching Assistant: Erica Arett
Ibrahima Athie, Jayla Curtis, Fiona Harrell-DuChaine, Rivka Ocho, Mia Schirmer, Myles Williams
Cincinnati Heritage Mural: Dream Big and Fly High
More than 14,000 community members cast their votes to select a mural design from a choice of twenty entries by 20 distinct local artists. The project celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Flying Pig Marathon, set for May 4-7, 2018. The mural is adjacent to the Duke Energy Convention Center where the Flying Pig Marathon Expo is held each year, and on the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which was the original location of the expo and a founding supporter/contributor of the marathon.
Location: 151 W. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Artist: Sara Cormier
Project Managers: Emily Howard
Teaching Assistant: Thaddeus Williams
Trenton Buck, Kyle Casey, Shalaisjah Cason, Amber Dunn, Terrance Norris, Destiny Parker, MaKiyah Smith, Cossette Snyder
Wall of Queens
This is ArtWorks’ twelfth installation at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The image hangs inside the facility. The project is created out of 280 scratchboard panels. The image honors the Queen City with 7 large-scale portraits of proud women.
Location: Duke Energy Convention Center – 511 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Artist: James Pate
Teaching Assistant: Tammy Stephens
Holly Brashear, Tyrone Dixon, Arrington Payne , Diana Rosing, Alex Wilson
Cincinnati Heritage Mural: Scripps National Spelling Bee 90th Anniversary Mural
To honor the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s 90th Anniversary, ArtWorks executed a mural intended “to celebrate the power of the Bee to inspire children worldwide to discover the words they need to become the readers, writers, and speakers of their dreams.” The mural highlights the word “ebullient,” meaning “joyful, cheerful, full of energy.” In additional to being a great work of public art, this project will connect viewers with a part of Cincinnati’s rich history, honoring the Queen City as the Bee’s hive.
Location: 1010 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Artist: Paul Loehle
Junior Teaching Assistants: Christine Tweddell & Genevieve Lavelle
Emma Brueggemeyer, Terence Bryant, Lyle Casey, Cayce Cobaugh, Taylor Helms, Isabelle Pope, Tamia Saunders, Natalie St.George