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Meet Cincinnati’s Talented Emerging Artists | ArtWorks’ Viva Voce Series

From Erika Nj Allen and Maggie Lawson’s When Life Gives Us Lemon project. Photo by Lura Bentley


Today, the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region has a global reputation as an arts destination and is full of talented working creatives, and we want to introduce you to a group of talented emerging artists.

We invite you to join the next Viva Voce: Artist Conversation on Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 to meet these local creatives: Erika Nj Allen, Batres Gilvin, Jay DeFazio, Maggie Lawson, ninamdot and Kailah Ware. Each will be sharing more about how art can be responsive to the challenging present moment. Attendance is free.

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All panelists have participated in ArtWorks’ Jump Start: Fueling Emerging Artists program.

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In 2021, ArtWorks will be hosting Viva Voce Artist Conversations on March 11, June 10, September 9 and December 9.

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 3,750 youth and 3,300 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.