The Awesome Foundation, started in Boston in 2009, set out to discover just that. The Foundation provides one-time $1,000 grants, with no strings attached, to people who can create – in their words - "flashes of micro-brilliance."
Jane Durrell welcomes in to our studio two of the local artists behind the 5th Street Gallery, a collaborative of a wide variety of artists in many different media. Ober-Rae Livingstone is an artist and manager of the Gallery, and former Enquirer reporter-turned-fulltime artist Sara Pearce, discuss the role of the gallery and its heart-of-the-city location at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel.
James Davis is most often found performing on the corner of 9th and Main downtown, many times with his nephew. When I met with him, he spoke openly about the challenges that face street musicians in Cincinnati and around the country.
James also sells StreetVibes, a locally-produced newspaper that advocates for the homeless.