public art

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Remember that C-shaped arrow in Washington Park? Well, it's out of here.

Artist Philip Short loaded it up on a small trailer Wednesday afternoon and began the drive back to North Carolina.

But not without answering a few questions from WVXU listeners.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It sprung up in early April... a big, orange C-shaped arrow sitting in the  middle of Washington Park. People walk by and take pictures of it, or selfies with it. There's a lid on the end of the arrow, but no sign explaining its existence.

Mark Heyne / WVXU News

Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated has created an online database of public art that features the city's fountains, monuments, murals and architecture.  It's all the things that DCI says make the streets of downtown an outdoor gallery on view 24/7.

The website also includes itineraries for five walking tours with a focus on specific artworks, shops and eateries along each route:

Greater Cincinnati has been synonymous with murals for generations. 

In 1932, Winold Reiss created 23 towering mosaics for Union Terminal -- though 14 of them have since been moved to the airport for preservation.

One of Cincinnati’s most iconic pieces of art is the mural for the Terrace Plaza Hotel, created in 1947 by Joan Miro -- that now sits across from the Terrace Café in the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Cincinnati’s own ArtWorks has been decorating facades and exterior canvases since 1996.

In 2010 muralist Shepard Fairey plastered his imagery – quite literally – all around town. 

And just last March, Irish artist Maser’s mural “Get Up” was installed on the side of a building on Pendleton St.

Now, the London Police are back in town.

New public art piece at convention center

Jun 21, 2013

Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center is about to receive a brand new public art installation, compliments of ArtWorks and local artist Brenda Tarbell. As Jane Durrell learns from the artist and ArtWorks apprentice Susan Romer, the piece is entitled Buds, Blossoms, Branches, Boughs for the Queen and is an homage to local flora. The piece will be officially dedicated on July 10.

Sarah Ramsey

A new study suggests there is a connection between the arts and civic engagement.

ArtsWave and Agenda 360 partnered for “Snapshot 2012:  Arts Engagement in Greater Cincinnati.”  It was a survey of the general population in the Greater Cincinnati area that for the first time provides baseline data on arts engagement in the region.