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You’re Invited: ArtWorks’ Wet Paint Returns in July

(L-R) Devin Grimm, Tom Post. Photo by Sandra Okot-Kotber.

Wet Paint by ArtWorks is a free quarterly event series that offers a look behind the scenes of the organization’s upcoming projects, centering on the artists who make our city vibrant. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed over 7,000 youth and creative professionals, annually investing around $1.5 million in wages for artists. For the first time ever, ArtWorks is inviting the public to learn firsthand about the experience of creating public art and other arts-based projects from the Apprentice Artists and project designers. Each event will feature a series of talks for Apprentice artists and highlight one project designer from the season in an artist talk and Q&A at the event.

All are welcome at ArtWorks’ next Wet Paint event, on Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 pm at 21c Museum Hotel. ArtWorks’ teams behind its new Mural Studio in addition to the folks behind the organization’s upcoming mural projects will each be in attendance to share about what art is on the horizon for the Cincinnati region.

This upcoming Wet Paint will feature Artist Tom Post, the designer of both ArtWorks’ original and in progress Samuel Adams murals.

About Tom:

Tom Post’s love for art goes back to his earliest childhood memories. At the age of 5 he took inspiration from the Sunday comics like Charlie Brown and Beetle Bailey. Later, it came from Disney and the Hanna Barbera Characters. In his high school years, inspiration came from the movies. By the age of 17 he was creating 12’ window graphics for the theatre to promote their current movies like Star Wars, ET and Creep Show.

He has a BFA in fine arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design and has been a freelance illustrator since 1987. His clients include P&G, Chiquita, and Kroger along with numerous agencies throughout the Cincinnati and Chicago area. His portfolio includes package illustrations for Old Spice, branding art for Warped Wing and MadTree, and TV storyboarding for Airheads Candy to name a few. Post also designed murals for ArtWorks and Sam Adams Brewery including “Cheers to Cincy, Past and Present!” and the upcoming summer 2022 extension.

When he’s not telling a story for his clients, he’s pushing himself in his fine arts telling his own story. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his high school sweet heart, Ann and their two beautiful children. His art can be seen at the Raymond Art Gallery in Hyde Park and Green Acres in Indian Hill.

July Lineup:

  • Meet the teams of our upcoming projects with Samuel Adams Brewery, Episcopal Retirement Services, Madisonville, Fotofocus, and our Mural Studio team.
  • Q&A
  • Intermission
  • Artist Talk featuring Tom Post
  • Q&A
  • Closing

There is no entry fee to attend. A cash, non-alcoholic bar will be available for refreshments.

Special thank you to 21c Museum Hotel for sponsoring this event!


About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 14,000 public and private art projects in its 26 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.