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ArtWorks to Launch New Event Series, Wet Paint


A Tribute to J.P. Ball, a mural designed by Taron Jordan, the featured Designer at ArtWorks’ first Wet Paint


Wet Paint by ArtWorks is a new, quarterly event series that offers a look behind the scenes of the organization’s upcoming projects, centering on the artists who make our city vibrant. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed over 7,000 youth and creative professionals, annually investing around $1.5 million in wages for artists. For the first time ever, ArtWorks is inviting the public to learn firsthand about the experience of creating public art and other arts-based projects from the Apprentice Artists and project designers. Each event will feature a series of talks for Apprentice artists and highlight one project designer from the season in an artist talk and Q&A at the event.

For the first ever Wet Paint, join us as we introduce Taron Jordan, designer of our upcoming mural with Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, and 4 mural teams bringing our upcoming season of new projects.

A cash, non-alcoholic bar will be available for refreshments.

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About Taron

Artist Taron Jordan, also known under the moniker of Cone Bread, is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since his youth, he has been creative, eventually attending Cincinnati State and Savannah College of Art and Design. Taron has previously worked at ArtWorks as a Youth Apprentice and most recently as the designer for the Cincinnati Metropolitan House Authority Mural in Walnut Hills.

Run of show:

  • Meet the teams of our upcoming projects with GE Aviation, Artistry Cincy, and 3CDC’s Imagination Alley
  • Q&A
  • Intermission
  • Artist Talk featuring Taron Jordan
  • Q&A
  • Closing

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Special thank you to 21C Museum Hotel for sponsoring this event.

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 14,000 public and private art projects in its 26 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.