Cincinnati, OH – On Wednesday, November 16th, ArtWorks and the Duke Energy Convention Center will host a dedication ceremony for Fluss, a piece of glass art work created by local glass artist Sandra Gross and a team of young ArtWorks Apprentice Artists for installation at the DECC. This past summer, ArtWorks partnered with the DECC to hire seven young Apprentice Artist, aged 14-21, to create a piece of art to be permanently installed at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Led by Sandra Gross of Brazee Street Studios, the team spent five weeks constructing the abstract homage to the Ohio River and its environs.
The work will was installed on the third floor of the DECC, right outside of the Junior Ballrooms, It will be displayed there for the thousands who visit the Convention Center, from all over the world, annually, serving as a creative beacon of the Southern Ohio’s unique culture and spirit.
The official unveiling of the art work will be held on Wednesday, ArtWorks Director Tamara Harkavy, General Manager of the Duke Energy Convention Center, Ric Booth, Sandra Gross, and team of Apprentice’s artists will all be there for the unveiling of this great abstract art with the chance to speak about the artwork and what it means.
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. Artwork hires teen and professional artists to make innovative public art to enrich the Greater Cincinnati community. To date, ArtWorks Program has provided job opportunities for more than 2,200 teen Apprentice Artists and 440 professional artists. ArtWorks receives ongoing support from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. /U.S. Bank Foundation, City of Cincinnati, ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.