Hooray! It's just barely over a month away from one of my favorite events of the year: the CraftySupermarket Holiday Show! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 29 from 11am-6pm at Music Hall in Cincinnati! To celebrate and drum up some extra excitement, Rock Paper Scissors, a badass local art supply & music store is featuring some participating crafters' work on their walls and shelves. I dropped off two paintings over the weekend for the show, and they showed up in their lovely Instagram feed. Thanks, Lindsay, for the pretty photo!
So please stop by 1301 Main Street, and pick up your Microns and take in the all pretties on display. I want ALL of those earrings :)
I'm the worst. THE WORST. Blogger, I mean, as another year has passed with nary a peep from me. I taught, I drew/painted things, I went places.
I'm pleased to be back in the blogosphere with some visual goodies. This summer, I landed a gig as Project Manager with ArtWorks Cincinnati to create a mural in the fast-growing historic neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine. With Jason Snell as our lead artist and designer and a team of 9 teens from the greater Cincinnati area, we created a 3,000 square foot homage to Henry Holtgrewe.
Holtgrewe was a German beefcake and family man who immigrated to Cincinnati in the late 1800s, settling in Over-the-Rhine. There, he established multiple bars and saloons, and regularly performed incredible feats of strength for his adoring fans. In 1904 at Redlands Field, he shimmied under a platform on which the entire Cincinnati Reds team was standing. He lifted the team, platform and all, with his back - an estimated 4,103 pounds! His descendants, many of whom still live in Cincinnati, have many more stories that have been passed down through the generations.
The man & the legend passed into obscurity, until recently resurrected by Jason, who is deeply interested in Cincinnati's lesser-known historical figures. He pitched the idea to ArtWorks, and long story short, this is what happened: