CRC Arts Partnerships
CRC Summer Art Work
Cincinnati Recreation Commission, the Cincinnati Art Museum and Happen, Inc. will work together to install reproductions of artwork from the Cincinnati Art Museum at CRC facilities throughout the city.
Artwork will be reproduced on vinyl strips and woven into 8' portable fence sections.
The following CRC facilities will feature the reproduced artwork, as community children will weave the vinyl artwork into fence sections:
|Millvale Recreation Center||June 18; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|Pleasant Ridge Recreation Center||June 22; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
|Winton Hills Recreation Center||June 25; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m|
|Hanna Otto Armleder Pool||June 29; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
|Bush Recreation Center||July 2; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships
The Cincinnati Recreation Commission administers the Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellowship (CAAF) which was created in 2012 to support creative, local artists and their positive impact on the community. Grants are open to Cincinnati residents who excel in visual arts, music, theatre, dance, writing, video, film and/or multi-disciplinary art forms.
The Mayor appointed Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee members to select seven artists this year to receive $6,000 Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships to fund a new creative work. Each artist will present or perform in public performances starting in May 2013
The Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellows were awarded city funds toward the creation of a new and existing work.
Northside artist who creates hand-carved life-sized puppets and performs his own shows.
East Walnut Hills musician directing and playing in the "Constella Project", a multi-media work in collaboration with Cincinnati visual and performing artists.
Mt. Lookout cellist and CCM teacher who performs with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is creating a video of his performances in recreation centers and other non-traditional spaces for underserved audiences.
West Price Hill ceramic artist with a studio at Pendleton Arts Center is using her fellowship to make her work more accessible.
Casey Riordan Millard,
Kennedy Heights sculptor of life-sized creations is installing “Shark Girl with Ohio River” in a public riverfront setting.
Queensgate poet and spoken word artist is using the award to complete several works in progress.
Mt. Airy filmmaker is telling the story of the 1878 art carved organ panels hidden in the orchestra pit at Music Hall.
CAAF Artists are selected by Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee members appointed by Mayor Mark Mallory. The members are:
CAAC Chairman Todd Wurzbacheris President and owner of Novastar Group LLC, with a background in both venture capital and government affairs. He serves on the Board of Trustees of both the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Center.
CAAC Vice Chair Carla Walker is President and CEO of her own project management consulting firm. She served as Chief of Staff to Cincinnati Mark Mallory from 2005 to 2010.
Jan Brown Checco is Art Administrator for the Cincinnati Park Board, designer/project manager for the Black Brigade Monument in Smale Riverfront Park, and designer of Butterfly Shows at Krohn Conservatory.
Cedric Michael Cox is an artist best known for his paintings and drawings, which fall between surrealism and representational abstraction. The City of Cincinnati awarded Cox the Individual Artist Grant in 2009.
Tracey Lynn Conrad is the President of the Young Philanthropist Society of Cincinnati, Center Stage Board Associate of the Cincinnati Opera Board of Trustees, Executive Board Member of Mayor Mallory’s Young Professional Kitchen Cabinet. She also volunteers for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival, ArtsWave, and the Junior League of Cincinnati.
Staci Dennison is with the Cincinnati Museum Center, advancing arts and culture priorities for the past 8 years across our region and state. She is this year’s Ohio Museum Association’s Museum Professional of the Year award.
Kate Kern is a visual artist who makes drawings, artists’ books and installations. She has been an artist in residence through the OAC’s Arts Learning program for more than twenty years.