I am so pleased that the amazingly talented Zoe is keeping me us up-to-date on her summer experience with ArtWorks. Can’t remember Part 1? Here it is: Cincinnati Art Works Mural | Teen Interns Participate.
TATZ (The Amazingly Talented Zoe) is one of the Summer Apprentices for ArtWorks. I’d tell you more about that except that the link on their website is broken so I don’t know the official story. I do know that it is crazy competitive to get into the program and that ArtWorks made an excellent choice by selecting Zoe. I also know that the Summer Apprentice kids are creating huge art murals all over the city.
Zoe is working on one celebrating Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati. Their link isn’t broken so I shamelessly copied information about them.
BHGH Cincinnati targets academically capable and motivated children with unstable home lives due to such problems as poverty, guardian’s drug and/or alcohol abuse and guardian’s death. The organization targets children throughout Greater Cincinnati, concentrating on Hamilton County.
Children enter the residential program between the ages of 9 and 14, voluntarily, with support from guardians. They live in supervised homes through high school graduation. Community-based program scholars receive the same mentoring, tutoring, tuition support and quality programming as residential scholars, while continuing to reside with their families. Additional educational opportunities include summer enrichment programs, educational workshops, and internship and job placement.
BHGH Cincinnati expects each program graduate to attend postsecondary education and supports them, emotionally and financially, through college completion.
BHGH is a privately-funded, non-profit organization with 15 national affiliates and 3 international.
Last week Zoe’s group did all the gridding of the mural pieces…
…and this week they began to paint.
Personally, I am thrilled that ArtWorks does this for talented kids in the area and I can’t wait to see the final lenticular project.
Lenticular means that you’ll see one design viewing the mural from this direction and a different design viewing the mural from that direction. This is the first lenticular mural in Cincinnati.