Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Park Board seeking artists for Cincinnati Riverfront Park

The Cincinnati Park Board is inviting professional artists to submit portfolios, resumes and statements for its Artists Registry, from which it will select artists for commissions for Cincinnati Riverfront Park and other park locations throughout the City.

All media and techniques are eligible for consideration, but themes are expected to include the intersection of different cultures, timelines of City and riverfront history, interpretations of Cincinnati's development, unique local traditions, and Cincinnati "firsts".

Applications, which are available on the Cincinnati Parks website, will be reviewed by a panel of Park Board staff and selected professionals. Works will be commissioned as site design develops and funding becomes available.

Questions may be directed to Park Board art administrator Jan Brown Checco at or to the board's administration office at (513) 357-2604.

In September, the Park Board selected sculptors John Hebenstreit and Carolyn Manto, writer Tyrone Williams, and graphic designer Erik Brown to design a monument dedicated to the Black Brigade of Cincinnati, the first piece of public art commissioned for the new park.

The first phase of the 45-acre Cincinnati Riverfront Park, estimated to cost between $30 million and $36 million, is scheduled for completion in spring 2011.

Previous reading on BC:
Fund established by riverfront park, public artists named (9/21/09)
Cincinnati to enter agreement with Army Corps on riverfront park (7/1/09)
$2.97M Cincinnati Riverfront Park grant application approved (6/22/09)
Ohio grant could aid first phase of Cincinnati Riverfront Park (6/15/09)