This mural is a fantastic ode to the Queen City’s rich arts and cultural legacy. Designed by nationally renowned artist and Cincinnati resident C. F. Payne, this cast of characters represents the community coming together in celebration of the arts. What song do you think they are singing?
Top row, left to right: Cincinnati arts patron Patricia Corbett, Sesame Street’s Grover, the Phantom from Phantom of the Opera, rock artist Elton John, opera singer Beverly Sills, a euphonium player to represent Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, jazz singer Cab Calloway, the lead role from opera Madame Butterfly and legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Bottom row, left to right: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker to represent Cincinnati Ballet, opera singer Leontyne Price as lead role in opera Aida, beloved Cincinnati Pops conductor Maestro Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Police Officer Al Staples, PBS icon Mr. Rogers; the lead role from opera Pagliacci, Cincinnati broadcasting legend Ruth Lyons, a local youth and the Cincinnati Reds’ own Mr. Redlegs.
In partnership with Cincinnati Opera and CET
Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
Robin and Murray Sinclaire
Kathryn & Vishnoo Shahani Charitable Trust
The H.B., E.W., and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees
The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank
ArtWorks Adopt an Apprentice contributors
ArtWorks Board of Trustees
City of Cincinnati
Ohio Arts Council