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Samuel Adams | ArtWorks Mural: Cheers to Cincy

Dear Kid,

Yesterday I got to help the Awesome Sue of Best Friend Errand Service (shameless plug for her business) set up for the Samuel Adams Octoberfest employee party. More about that tomorrow. One of the cool things we got to see while we were there was the new mural on the side of the brewery.

The mural was done this summer as part of the ArtWorks program with the youth apprentices (apprentici?). As in the same program that wonderful Zoe participated in (albeit on a different mural). I don’t know any of the kids who worked on this one, but it is amazing nonetheless.

The mural depicts the history of brewing here in the Queen City.

Samuel Adams ArtWorks Mural. Depiction of the history of brewing in Cincinnati. Can you find the hidden elements?

Did you know that King Gambrinus is considered the patron saint of beer? That’s him on the far left of the mural. According to My Friend the Internet, Gambrinus isn’t actually a saint of anything but since I’m not one to let facts get in the way of a good legend, I say we go with the patron saint thing.

At King Gambrinus’ feet is the Miami Erie Canal which used to transport materials and goods through Cincinnati.

Then comes the barrel room with the stain glass (I’ll show you pix of the Real Thing soon), wonderful farm ingredients for beer, and the “Louis” beer kettles.

After that Findlay Market, the Cincinnati skyline (the buildings, not the chili), and Genius of Water (better known for standing in the fountain downtown) raising her glass to King G and the people of Cincinnati.

The coolest part of the mural, however, is that there are hidden elements. Not the periodic table kind of elements, but hidden pictures (I knew to call them “elements” because the information flyer about the mural calls them elements.)

There is a big beer bottle on its side (found it), two Samuel Adams perfect pint glasses (found one so far), a flying pig (FINALLY found it), and the word CINCINNATI (still looking; it’s driving me crazy). Here’s a link to a clearer depiction of the mural if you want to try to find the hidden elements.

For the record, it is VERY cool that we have this kind of public art project in Cincinnati. It would be even cooler if someone would show me the second pint glass and the word Cincinnati…

Love, Mom

Yes, Zoe is going to update me on mural she worked on. Very Soon. (Right, Zoe?) Here are the first two parts of that in case you’ve forgotten.

Cincinnati ArtWorks Mural | Teen Interns Participate

ArtWorks Summer Apprentice Program Part II

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Running of the Bulls, Tour de France, and Other Moving Events

Dear Kid,

All sorts of moving sporting events are happening. And by “moving” I mean motion not e-motion.

The bulls have started running in Pamploma. This is possibly one of the stupidest events in the history of stupid events. I am not referring to the intelligence level of the bulls. The running of the bulls lasts for a week and sends a lot of people to the hospital.

The Tour de France has started. In France. This is possibly one of the dopiest events in the history of dopy events. And by “dopy” I really mean dope-ed. Yesterday there was a huge crash forcing a number of riders (including the guy wearing the yellow jersey) out of the race. The Tour last 21 days and generally doesn’t send this many people to the hospital this early in the event.

The World Cup is moving out of Canada now that the women have agreed that the USA women are the best. Now eyes are being cast in this direction in preparation for the All Star game next week. Since the entire world was watching, a violent fight broke out on Fountain Square on the 4th. Lovely. Usually the 4th of July doesn’t send this many people to the hospital for non-fireworks related injuries.

Makes you want to vote for the bulls.

Love, Mom




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ArtWorks Summer Apprentice Program Part II

Dear Kid,

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.Last week the ArtWorks Apprentices began gridding the Boys Hope Girls Hope Mural.

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…

Last week the ArtWorks Apprentices began gridding the Boys Hope Girls Hope Mural.

Last week the ArtWorks Apprentices began gridding the Boys Hope Girls Hope Mural.


…and this week they began to paint.

Last week the ArtWorks Apprentices began gridding the Boys Hope Girls Hope Mural.

Last week the ArtWorks Apprentices began gridding the Boys Hope Girls Hope Mural.

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.

Love, Mom

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.

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