From Enslavement to Emancipation: Sky’s The Limit is a partnership between Model Group and ArtWorks. The mural represents the existing vibrancy of the neighborhood of Walnut Hills and celebrates the neighborhood which is rich in Black History and community pride. Considered a key player in the Underground Railroad, Walnut Hills was home to Harriet Beecher Stowe and host to many abolitionist debates at Lane Seminary. The mural location sits on the site of The Manse Hotel, one of the listed safe lodgings for African American travelers, listed in Victor Green’s “Negro Motorist Green Book”. The mural employed 1 Designer, 1 Teaching Artist, and 4 Youth Apprentices to bring the community’s rich story in a creative, celebratory, narrative-based manner to life.
Marin Emanuel, Trinity Stewart, Osiris Tafari, Mori Anderson, Adeleigh Karoutchi, LaDe Richardson, Michelle Chen
Model Group, Tom & Lauren Hannan Shafer
ArtsWave, City of Cincinnati, Ohio Arts Council, Procter & Gamble