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The Contemporary Arts Center’s Joel Armor Leads Summer ArtWorks Project Rookwood Mosaic at the Ronald McDonald House
Cincinnati, OH — The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is proud to announce that Chief Preparator and artist Joel Armor, along with CAC UnMuseum artist Pam Kravetz, are leading a group of teen apprentices in the ArtWorks 2009 Summer Program. Armor and Kravetz are the Project Managers of Rookwood Mosaic, a large-scale mosaic project which will be installed throughout the newly expanded wing of the Ronald McDonald House near Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The CAC has a long history of partnership with ArtWorks, hosting their “interview day” in the museum each year. Raphaela Platow, Alice and Harris Weston Director and Chief Curator, says, “It’s no secret that the CAC is a big fan of ArtWorks. We all benefit from the incredible work they do. ArtWorks plays a vital role in this community. They provide an indispensable opportunity for local teens and artists, connecting them to community-building through public art. It’s a wonderful program, and one we are proud to be able to support in this way.” Platow goes on to state, “Joel has the dedication and talent to make a real difference in this community. We were happy to arrange it so that he could participate. Joel is a great artist and teacher, and we couldn’t imagine not supporting this endeavor.”
The CAC’s UnMuseum artists also feature prominently in this year’s ArtWorks projects. In addition to Kravetz, Christian Schmit is working with a group of teen apprentices to create a mural for ArtWorks’ MuralWorks project at the John R. Green Company, a school and teaching supply company in Covington’s Mainstrasse.
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About the Contemporary Arts Center
Founded in November 1939 as the Modern Art Society by three visionary women in Cincinnati, the Contemporary Arts Center was one of the first institutions in the U.S. dedicated to exhibiting the art of our time. In May 2003, the CAC relocated to its first free-standing home, the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, designed by Zaha Hadid. Throughout its distinguished history, the CAC has earned a reputation for stimulating thought and introducing new ideas by presenting the work of diverse artists from around the world, including hundreds of now-famous artists such as Laurie Anderson, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, Nam June Paik, I.M. Pei, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol. The CAC focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media, presenting six to 12 exhibitions and over 20 performances annually. The CAC receives ongoing support from: Fine Arts Fund; Ohio Arts Council; The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, City of Cincinnati Arts Grant Recipient; The Kettering Fund; the generous contributions and grants of individuals, corporations and other foundations; CAC memberships, facility rentals, special events and sales from the CAC Store.
UnMuseum programs and artists are sponsored in part by the Charles H. Dater Foundation and Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee.
Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is a non-profit arts organization that connects artists of all ages with opportunities in the arts through inspiring apprenticeships, community partnerships, and public art. ArtWorks pairs teens with professional artists to make innovative art to enrich the Greater Cincinnati community. To date, the ArtWorks has provided job opportunities for more than 2200 teen Apprentice Artists and 400 professional artists. ArtWorks is funded in part by the Fine Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council and the City of Cincinnati.
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