ArtWorks News

Film Premiere: Our New Normal Animation Series

In summer 2020, ArtWorks was delighted to hire artist Lizzy DuQuette to lead a remote-working apprentice project, Our New Normal, a series of short stop-motion animation videos that explore the world of the near future. This project was part of our 2020 New Voices season.

Watch the Film Premiere of Our New Normal Animation Series

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Eight youth apprentices worked together to imagine what they want the next few years to look like, inspired by science fiction, social movements and our current reality. Using handmade objects, collage elements and puppetry, the team brought to life their original short stories, which are available in this video.

Congratulations to the Our New Normal Team: Lead Teaching Artist Lizzy DuQuette and Youth Apprentices Mathilde Mujanayi, JJ Kampinga, Suhayla Batal, Linya Guo, Max Wagner, Adam Hale, Miles Brueggemeyer and Satchid Z Macharia.

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,600 youth and 3,200 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. Learn more at