Public Art

Evolution of Evanston

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission & ArtWorks partnered to design and produce the Evolution of Evanston mural, which is one of three murals designed by artist Adoria Maxberry in the Evanston Recreation Center that celebrates the neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Evolution of Evanston celebrates the rich history of Evanston’s thriving business and residential community, which was unfortunately divided and devastated by the building of the I-71 expressway in the early 1970s. However, since the initial division, the neighborhood has rebuilt itself and is home many iconic businesses and places for gathering that are depicted in the mural. The background pays homage to the Evanston Recreational Center as an important community center and the figures represent the neighborhood’s revitalization and the continuing youth value of youth education.

Adoria Maxberry
3204 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Teaching Artist: Andrew Eppley

Loki Kochanowski, Isabelle Brown, Josh Crutcher, Audrey Ballard, Juli Chinchilla, Bailey Rawsthorn, Grace Kidoge

Cincinnati Recreational Commission, Ohio Arts Council, ArtsWave, and Delta Dental.

Michael Thompson