As a new neighbor in the Walnut Hills community, ArtWorks will produce one permanent public mural that showcases a positive message and community spirit that complements the already vibrant neighborhood. ArtWorks is excited to work with Walnut Hills Community Council president, and visual and performing artist Kathryne Gardette to the design the mural. Gardette’s design is inspired by and incorporates West African visual symbols known as Adinkras, which will create beautiful welcoming visuals into the neighborhood, building on the strong sense of pride and African American culture and leadership already present. This project employed 1 Designer, 1 Lead Teaching Artist, and 4 Youth Apprentices.. The mural production team and subject matter of the project itself will reflect the strength, diversity, and resilience of the Walnut Hills community building off of past and current community engagement in the neighborhood.
ArtsWave, City of Cincinnati, Ohio Arts Council, Procter and Gamble