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Contact: Ann Herzner, 513-352-5303, Council Member Quinlivan’s office
CINCINNATI ARTISTS TO GIVE FREE PERFORMANCES FOR CITIZENS AND DISCUSS
HOW CINCINNATI ARTS AMBASSADOR FELLOWSHIPS FUEL CREATIVE NEW WORKS
Cincinnati – Art lovers and curious Cincinnatians are invited to see
how their $6000 investments in seven city artists paid off. The city
is hosting its final and free evening performance. Don’t miss it!
Doors open at 5:30 pm at Clifton Cultural Arts center at 3711 Clifton
Avenue tonight! Refreshments will be served and the performance starts
at 6pm. Children and families are welcome.
The City of Cincinnati began the Artist Ambassador Fellowship program
last fall, awarding seven artists $6000 grants to create a new work.
The CAAF requires artists to share the results in two public
presentations. Our last performance is taking place tonight!
Wednesday, May 15 at 6 pm at Clifton Cultural Arts Center
(Doors open at 5:30, refreshments provided, families welcome)
The seven CAAF artists will each have ten minutes to perform/present
and then they will answer questions from the audience.
“This will be a one-of-a-kind event to bring art to citizens and
showcase our city’s great artistic talent,” says Council Member Laure
Quinlivan. She won her council colleagues’ support to create the CAAF
in the 2012 budget.
The seven Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellows performing:
Jesse Mooney-Bullock, Northside artist who creates hand-carved
life-sized puppets and performs his own shows.
Tatiana Berman, Walnut Hills musician creating a multi-media work,”
The Constella Project” about the Constella Festival she founded.
Nathaniel Chaitkin, Mt. Lookout cellist and CCM teacher who performs
with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and ProMusica is creating a video of
his performances at community centers to underserved audiences.
Terri Kern, West Price Hill ceramic artist with a studio at Pendleton
Arts Center using her fellowship to make her work more accessible.
Casey Riordan Millard, Kennedy Heights sculptor of life-sized
creations is installing “Shark Girl by the Sea” in a public riverfront
Tonya Matthews, Queensgate poet and spoken word artist is using her
CAAF to complete several works in progress.
Melissa Godoy, filmmaker from Mt. Airy, filming the restoration of
historic panels recently discovered in the orchestra pit at Music
CAAF Artists are selected by Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee
members appointed by Mayor Mark Mallory. The members are:
CAAC Chairman Todd Wurzbacher is 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
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.
Photos of the CAAF artists here:
For More info about CAAF:
We’d love to arrange live interviews for your upcoming TV and Radio
shows. Request Council Member Quinlivan, artist or CAAC Chairman Todd