The first dedication of Hamilton’s three new StreetSpark murals happened this week, with the others scheduled for late July and late September.
The events are all free and open to the public. Here are the dedication times:
The mural “Inspiring the Future,” painted on the front of the Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1140 S. Front St., was dedicated Tuesday.
The lead artist and designer of the mural was Jamie Schorsch, a Cincinnati artist who teaches at Oak Hills High School. The mural, which includes images of plants, has yellow bubbles that represent past heroes from the area, as well as things young local children can become in the future, Jennifer Acus-Smith, StreetSpark’s program manager, has said.
Also painting the mural were Zania Hasty and Kara Heckmuller.
Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m. is when the mural, “The Flowing Pride of Lindenwald,” is dedicated.
It is painted on the long side of Minnick’s Drive Thru, 2537 Pleasant Ave. The lead artist and designer of the mural was Dave Rickerd, a local muralist and graphic designer. The mural “has all of the sort-of iconic Lindenwald buildings,” Acus-Smith told this media outlet. “Maybe some of them aren’t there anymore.
They’re places that people who grew up in Lindenwald will know and remember.” Also painting the mural were Ben Dysart and John Wolfer.
Thursday, Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. will be the dedication for “Incrementum,” which was designed by Paul Loehle, a Badin High School graduate who now teaches art at Hamilton High School.
Incrementum is a salute to the statue at the intersection of High Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard that recently was damaged by a vehicle crash and replaced at the same location. The statue is called Hebe, Nymph of Brooks and Streams, and was donated in 1890 by First National Bank. The mural is painted on the highly visible wall of Max Stacy Flowers, 350 High St.
The mural’s lead artist was Nicole Trimble. Supporting artists were John McCoy, Carrie Pate, Sydnie Reatherford and Claire Talbot.