ArtWorks partnered with Bartlett Wealth Management to bring to life a mural that celebrates the work of Cincinnati-born musical legends the Isley Brothers. Inspired by one of the group’s most beloved recordings from the 1960s, “It’ Your Thing,” artists Jonathan and Lindsey Lamb integrated the groovy style of the 1960s with contemporary design elements to highlight the Isley Brothers’ impact on America’s musical landscape. The song’s lyrics, featured loud and proud on the mural, encourage viewers to express themselves and do what makes them happy. The mural is part of ArtWorks’ Cincinnati Legends Series, a collection of large-scale public murals, primarily spread across Over-the-Rhine, honoring a diverse group of local personalities who have made names for themselves in the city of Cincinnati and beyond by creating lasting, inspiring legacies through their individual impacts on the world. A team of eight local Youth Apprentices worked under the direction of two Teaching Artists to paint this installation.
What’s your “thing”? How do you express yourself?
Felix Bangert, Trenton Buck, Olivia Cassinelli, Scott Hempleman, Ruby Krimmer, Marcelo Roman, Sarah Schaen, Amari Seymoure
Bartlett,2018 Adopt-an-Apprentice Campaign Contributors, American Scaffolding, Inc., ArtWorks Board of Trustees
Dennis Eisen, Matt Kotlarczyk & Harkavy Management