Artworks murals
1:01 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

ArtWorks preps for summer mural projects

Snow falls in front of the ArtWorks mural on the CET building in the West End.
Snow falls in front of the ArtWorks mural on the CET building in the West End.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

ArtWorks is hiring artists and teenagers and putting up scaffolding in preparation for beginning work on ten murals.

The arts organization plans to hire at least 110 apprentices to work on the murals all around town.

Here's a preview about each of this summer's mural projects:

Covington – Licking River Greenways and Trail Murals
(6 Apprentice positions available, ages 14-21)
Painting, Public Art
In Partnership with Vision 2015

Licking River Greenway Trail
Along levee between 8th & 16th Streets
Covington, KY

Project Schedule: 9am – 2pm; Monday – Friday; 7 weeks, June 13 – August 2

For a second year, ArtWorks and Vision 2015 are partnering to add beautiful public art murals to the Licking River Greenway. The greenway plan, commissioned by Vision 2015 in 2008, establishes a continuous green corridor along the Licking River valley connecting the communities of Newport, Covington, Wilder, and Taylor Mill, Kentucky. To enhance the natural environment for human activity, the partnership will install a series of murals on existing concrete gate-well structures to support and represent beauty, character, and community found along the Licking River and throughout Northern Kentucky. Murals will be designed by many different artists and represent a variety of styles. The theme for the murals is ‘energy.’


Dayton, KY Mural
(4 Apprentice positions available, ages 16-21)
Painting, Public Art
In Partnership with the City of Dayton, KY

618 6th Avenue
Dayton, KY

Project Schedule: 9am – 2pm; Monday – Friday; 3 weeks, June 13 – July 9

Dayton has a rich history from Manhattan Beach to Tacoma Park. These historic attractions were unrivaled in the area. Dayton is also lucky enough to have basketball stars and beautiful architecture to lend to the rich history of the area. This mural would pay homage to these attractions and remind everyone of the area heritage. This is ArtWorks first mural in Dayton, Kentucky.


North Avondale Mural
(6 Apprentice positions available, ages 16-21)
Painting, Public Art
In Partnership with the North Avondale Neighborhood Association and North Avondale Business Association

3915 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH
North Avondale

Project Schedule: 9am – 2pm; Monday – Friday; 4 weeks, June 13 – July 12

North Avondale has been described as “a beautiful piece of heaven in the middle of the city… a place where you know your neighbors and care about each other.” Equally important are the people who live in North Avondale. They are highly diverse racially, socially and economically, but with the common bond of wanting to make the neighborhood and the city in which they live a better place. The building on Reading Road started its life as a Packard dealership and later spent time as a Chrysler dealership. These facts along with the rich history of North Avondale will make for a spectacular piece of art.


12th & Vine Mural, Over-the-Rhine
(10 Apprentice positions available, ages 16-21)
Painting, Public Art
In Partnership with 3CDC

16 E. 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH
Over-the-Rhine

Project Schedule: 9am – 2pm; Monday – Friday; 6 weeks, June 13 – July 26

At the core of the revitalization of Over-the-Rhine is the Gateway Quarter development. Restaurants, shops, and other businesses continue to seek space in the area, and an influx of residents and visitors depict a growing community. Prominently placed among this all, the wall at 16 E. 12th Street has the potential to bring unite the community and add to the vibrancy of this neighborhood for years to come.


Tender Mercies Mural
(4 Apprentice positions available, ages 18-21)
Painting, Public Art
In Partnership with Tender Mercies, Inc

27 W. 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH
Over-the-Rhine

Project Schedule: 12pm – 5pm; Monday – Friday; 4 weeks, June 13 – July 12

Tender Mercies provides a home to 150 residents in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, including at the proposed mural site on 27 W. 12th Street. Residents have access to a secure place to live and the necessary support services to address homelessness and its cause. This mural project will help to reflect and empower the sense of community that the organization seeks to create.


Queensgate Firefighters Mural
(10 Apprentice positions available, ages 14-21)
Painting, Public Art
In Partnership with Cincinnati Firefighters’ Union Local 48

1011 W. 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH
Queensgate

Project Schedule: 12pm – 5pm; Monday – Friday; 5 weeks, June 13 – July 19

The historic Cincinnati Firefighter’s Union IAFF Local 48 is the first professional fire department in the country. 2013 marks the 160th Anniversary of the Firefighter’s Union. The celebration of the firefighter community mural will be highly visible to traffic on 8th Street in Queensgate, a corridor between Downtown and the City’s West Side communities.


Rookwood Pottery Mural
(8 Apprentice positions available, ages 16-21)
Painting, Public Art
In Partnership with Rookwood Pottery

1920 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Project Schedule: 9am – 2pm; Monday – Friday; 6 weeks, June 13 – July 26

Soon after its founding in 1880 by Maria Longworth, Rookwood Pottery gained international attention and a reputation for ceramic excellence. Today, more than 100 years later, Rookwood continues to create beautifully designed and crafted ceramics. This mural will celebrate Rookwood’s contemporary place in Cincinnati and looks ahead to Rookwood’s future.


Cincinnati Art Museum Mural
(12 Apprentice positions available)
Painting, Public Art
In Partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum.

953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Project Schedule: 9am – 2pm; Monday – Friday; June 13 – July 26

The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of Cincinnati’s finest cultural institutions with a collection of art spanning six thousand years. For the Museum’s newest acquisition to their collection Apprentices will paint a mural designed by a nationally recognized artist on the exterior of the Art Museum.


John Ruthven Mural
(15 Apprentice positions available, ages 16-21)
Painting, Public Art
In Partnership with the Cincinnati Nature Center

15 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Project Schedule: 9am – 2pm; Monday – Friday; 8 weeks, June 13 – August 9

Wildlife artist John Ruthven, one of Cincinnati’s most celebrated artists, has created a painting that will be reproduced in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati. His work celebrates the life of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, who died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. This mural is one of many celebrations of Ruthven’s work throughout Cincinnati this year, making 2013 “The Year of John Ruthven.”


Metro Bus Shelter Project
(6 Apprentice positions available, ages 14-21)
Graphic Design, Public Art
In Partnership with Metro

Project Schedule: 9am – 2pm; Monday – Friday; 4 weeks, June 13 – July 12

Starting on January 1st, advertising in all City bus shelters was removed. These spaces have become the perfect canvases for art! Working in collaboration with Metro, Apprentices will learn graphic design skills to create exciting images that will be inserted into five brightly painted Downtown bus shelters.

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