Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spots remain for free OTR FLAGS painting event this Saturday

Several spots remain for a free flag painting workshop this Saturday from 10:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. at Emanuel Community Center, 1308 Race Street.

The flags will be part of OTR FLAGS, a public art installation at Washington Park that will feature more than 100 hand-painted, 28" x 28" silk flags that will line the sidewalks surrounding the gazebo.

Inspired by 2005's "The Gates" installation in New York City's Central Park, OTR FLAGS will include designs depicting the hopes and dreams of both professional artists and lay citizens. As the first public event in the newly-renovated park, the installation is meant to spur community dialogue and to engage Over-the-Rhine's diverse populations in a "healing, redemptive, and positive" way.

Registration is required. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Washington Park opens to the public on July 1.

Previous reading on BC:
Washington Park reconstruction to begin with careful excavation (8/16/10)
Washington Park rezoning allows parking garage (8/9/10)
Washington Park receives $5M for garage, outreach reception planned (7/27/10)
Cincinnati committee approves $14M package for Washington Park (6/28/10)
Dohoney: City addressing Washington Park issues (10/10/08)