tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-90376472016815195102014-10-02T23:18:15.313-07:00Cincy Story MuralThe Cincinnati Neighborhood Story Mural ProjectCincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.comBlogger15125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-43592578199931772652012-06-06T11:34:00.003-07:002012-06-06T11:34:52.542-07:00We're on the news!What a day! We started the day off with a phone call from WLWT Reporter, Valerie Abati, wanting to do a story on Cincy Story Mural. How could we say no?&nbsp;Hurriedly, we assembled some of the team together for the &nbsp;interview. Valerie and her camera assistant came in to film the story - we had to fake painting, show off the murals, tell our story, talk about our progress, and relive why we came together to create such a magnificent artwork. Being on the news is not easy...and definitely nerve-wracking! It was a learning experience, and a positive reflection of what brought us together--telling the story of Cincinnati.<br /><br />Catch Cincy Story Mural on news channel 5, WLWT, tonight at 5:00!<br /><br /><img height="200" src="http://images.wikia.com/logopedia/images/a/a3/WLWT_NBC_5_2004.png" width="149" />CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-79714774077570205822012-05-18T13:41:00.003-07:002012-05-18T13:42:23.346-07:00Cincinnati, always.<br /><div style="font-family: Arial;">Oh, Cincinnati! A piece of my heart belongs to you, always. Your history is intriguing. You were around and thriving before many of these younger cities that claim fame.&nbsp; This valley and its rolling hills have been a place called home or a transient safe haven.</div><div style="font-family: Arial;"><br clear="none" /></div><div style="font-family: Arial;">It’s a place where people come together. We can count on you for a night out on the town. One of the first cities to have black and white performers on the same stage – tells the world of your true compassion and abilities to foster change. Even today, I can find free live music most nights of the week.</div><div style="font-family: Arial;"><br clear="none" /></div><div style="font-family: Arial;">Most of all, people are invested in the essence that is you. Cincinnati, I know that you may have thought folks have forgotten about you. But, you are indeed on the map and not forgotten! As always, people will travel to and through here to enjoy the slices of life you provide. We see your growth in cultures and people. Let us note: your dedication to the arts continues in the enrichment experiences you provide. Public art is still a new addition- but something you’ve embraced with open arms. May we all delight in your greatness.<br /><br />Kelly, Public Ally and member of Cincy Story Mural</div>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-49473422452360259812012-05-11T11:07:00.001-07:002012-05-11T11:19:17.130-07:00All About Screen Printing!<br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The sun played hide and seek with the clouds; the air was cool and crisp. My car pulled into the Essex Studios parking lot. For a moment, I roamed wondrously down the hallway in search of the DIY Printing Studio Room. After a few twist and turns, I began to hear intense heavy metal music bouncing off the walls; I knew I was heading in the right direction. A few paces later, I was standing in front DIY Printings doorway. Aaron and Ruckus (his super-duper awesome dog) greeted me then offered some coffee or apple juice. While we waited for the other volunteers to show up, Aaron gave me a tour of his studio.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Ten minutes later, the rest of the volunteers arrived ready to start screen-printing. I had been looking forward to this all week. Although I’ve never screen-printed, I was up for the challenge. Learning a new skill, especially something as unique has screen-printing, made me very excited. Before we began, Aaron gave us an overview of the fundamentals. He showed us the workstation and all of its components. He demonstrated the proper technique of holding the tool used to push the ink through the screen. Aaron made screen-printing look like a piece of cake. The way he knocked out ten prints in less than a minute still astonishes me. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Finally it was my turn to bust out a few prints.&nbsp; I was ready to mimic Aaron’s perfect technique. Needless to say my first couple prints were not the best. Apparently if you don’t hold the tool correctly and evenly distribute the ink throughout the screen, ink becomes blocked in the hole of the screen and the entire image won’t show on the paper. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Overall, I had a great time learning a new skill. Thanks Aaron!</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RxrkLoGEccU/T61T31zdQdI/AAAAAAAAADQ/mKvfHGz7-6M/s1600/561946_214302465337984_130902263678005_283669_2145218217_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RxrkLoGEccU/T61T31zdQdI/AAAAAAAAADQ/mKvfHGz7-6M/s400/561946_214302465337984_130902263678005_283669_2145218217_n.jpg" width="297" /></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 22px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><b>Krista and the first screen print.</b></span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yDeVhM5RF2M/T61T5pWx_ZI/AAAAAAAAADY/A-nFfGAhBss/s1600/580364_221159951318902_130902263678005_297465_1952496409_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="298" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yDeVhM5RF2M/T61T5pWx_ZI/AAAAAAAAADY/A-nFfGAhBss/s400/580364_221159951318902_130902263678005_297465_1952496409_n.jpg" width="400" /></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">A piece of the mural!</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><i>Guest post written by Cincy Story Mural team member Whitney.</i></span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-53243313650655034632012-04-17T19:04:00.003-07:002012-04-17T19:09:43.648-07:00Designing A Mural To Tell Cincinnati's Story<style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Arial; panose-1:2 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:10887 -2147483648 8 0 511 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1791491579 18 0 131231 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1791491579 18 0 131231 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Trebuchet MS"; panose-1:2 11 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:647 0 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-fareast-language:JA;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;">What do you get when you take three visual artists, a screen printing guru, a visionary, and over 1400 photos and stories from across the city?</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">THE CINCY STORY MURAL!</b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;">...I’ve never been very good at jokes. Sorry. :/</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;">All (failed) jokes aside, working as part of the design team has been a once in a lifetime experience. After hearing so many incredible stories at the Photo Harvests and perusing the <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">amazing photos</b> submitted with Krista, three artists working on the mural design met on one of Clifton’s rooftops.</div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: black; font-family: inherit; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-z-bj96jgmsc/T44ZnEstlZI/AAAAAAAAAC4/HKur2zICbyE/s1600/clifton_2_LK.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-z-bj96jgmsc/T44ZnEstlZI/AAAAAAAAAC4/HKur2zICbyE/s320/clifton_2_LK.JPG" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The rooftops of Clifton</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Arial; panose-1:2 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:10887 -2147483648 8 0 511 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1791491579 18 0 131231 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Trebuchet MS"; panose-1:2 11 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:647 0 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-fareast-language:JA;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style> </div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;">Each equipped with <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">our own artistic process, aesthetic, and background,</b> we spent a lot of time talking about what the project meant to us and wondering how we were going to merge our very different perspectives into a cohesive piece of art. It could have been a mess, and to be honest, I listened my fair share of doubts from people who heard about what we were attempting to accomplish. But, as it turns out, our diversity has made us--and this project--stronger. Instead of clashing, we found that <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">our individual talents and approaches complemented one another</b>. I had never worked in a digital medium before, but Marjorie’s digital design background, Photoshop expertise, and talent as a teacher brought the rest of us up to speed in no time. I love connections and tend to see everything in terms of systems of possibilities, so when I looked at the rich body of raw material we had been given, <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">I saw a beautiful sum, not 1400 parts. </b>It provided us a framework and starting point. Laura, with her incredible eye for detail, was able to hone in on the individual photographs and collage them in compelling compositions that honored each photograph while creating fluidity between them. <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">All these pieces together gave us a vision and direction for the mural that we could have never achieved individually.</b></div><div style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><br /></div><div style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span"></span></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: black; font-family: inherit; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Hkcowq1nOKE/T44c8kG619I/AAAAAAAAADA/gE7Uyox1i5A/s1600/All-Neighborhoods-Cincinnati.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="202" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Hkcowq1nOKE/T44c8kG619I/AAAAAAAAADA/gE7Uyox1i5A/s320/All-Neighborhoods-Cincinnati.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The idea for a template that we began with...</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Arial; panose-1:2 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:10887 -2147483648 8 0 511 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1791491579 18 0 131231 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Trebuchet MS"; panose-1:2 11 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:647 0 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-fareast-language:JA;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style> </div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;">We brought our design ideas and first few finished neighborhoods to Krista, who loved it and urged us onward. Then we met with Aaron Kent of DIY, who took our digital designs and spearheaded the process of turning them into physical screenprints. Again, without their individual perspectives and talents, the mural couldn’t have gone forward. And without everyone’s written and photographic contributions, we’d have nothing to create with. <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">CSM is truly a collaborative effort that represents the power of what can be accomplished when we don’t try to put aside our differences, but instead embrace and utilize them in a unified effort. </b></div><div style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Arial; panose-1:2 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:10887 -2147483648 8 0 511 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1791491579 18 0 131231 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Trebuchet MS"; panose-1:2 11 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:647 0 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-fareast-language:JA;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style> </div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: black; font-family: inherit; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lG6HRKHf6S8/T44dJaWT3wI/AAAAAAAAADI/q7Rbz96_rRo/s1600/CSMscreenshot.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lG6HRKHf6S8/T44dJaWT3wI/AAAAAAAAADI/q7Rbz96_rRo/s1600/CSMscreenshot.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A sneak peek of what's to come!</td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; font-family: inherit;"><i>Guest post written by Cincy Story Mural design team member, Missy Miller</i></div>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-50924648144071226322012-04-06T12:38:00.000-07:002012-04-06T12:38:09.828-07:00Cincinnatians and Sports<span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">In celebration of the Cincinnati Reds winning Opening Day yesterday, I think we should take time to honor the wonder that is Cincinnati sports. No matter where I live, there will always be a soft spot in my heart for the Reds and the Bengals. We may not have the flashiest logos or the crazy quarterback drama that keeps other cities under constant media attention, but we do have a fierce love and passion for our teams. Whether it is the Reds, Bengals, Cyclones Hockey, Cincinnati Commandos Arena Football, the ever-popular Roller Derby, or other various sporting events around the city. We. Love. Sports.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X9wLn3PQ-bA/T38-VZqp9OI/AAAAAAAAACg/dr03Llk1QtU/s1600/ArtMuseum.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X9wLn3PQ-bA/T38-VZqp9OI/AAAAAAAAACg/dr03Llk1QtU/s320/ArtMuseum.JPG" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">From the Cincinnati Art Museum "Art In Bloom" 2009 Exhibition. Even our art is passionate about Cincinnati Sports.</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">I was raised to hold pride in my city and our teams. My parents love to tell the story of little Lori, in her Bengals sweatpants and t-shirt on a Sunday in the early 90's, yelling "That darn SAM!" at the television screen. Even as a young child I blamed the coach for the team's woes. Though we have our ups and downs in sports, the love remains. In January of 2010 when I was fortunate enough to get tickets to the Bengals' playoff game, I was thrilled!</span><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A9hrIucQgSE/T38_qNKkEqI/AAAAAAAAACo/o43_M20ahcU/s1600/Bengals.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A9hrIucQgSE/T38_qNKkEqI/AAAAAAAAACo/o43_M20ahcU/s320/Bengals.jpg" width="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">My lovely friend and I, hyped to be at our first ever Bengals game in early '10.</td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">But then, we lost. "There's always next year!" we say with enthusiasm. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Through the last minute touch downs, 12th inning home runs, sudden death goal shots, seeing a player we've watched for years get traded, and playoff bids that only... just... end, we Cincinnatians endure, and our hope for the future never falters.</span><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;"><i>Guest Post written by Cincy Story Mural team member, Lorita</i> </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-18593213337932923242012-03-30T07:51:00.000-07:002012-03-30T07:51:08.131-07:00Help us make Krista's mural happen!<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">Spring is here and we are working hard to design Krista's mural! While our design team is putting in tireless hours to create Krista's vision, the rest of us are working hard pulling the rest of the project together! Now that we have all of your wonderful photos and stories, we are busy collecting the materials we will need to install the murals around town.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">If you are still interested in getting involved with Cincy Story Mural, a great way to do that would be to donate one of the items are on our wish list! &nbsp;We are looking for the following:</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><br /><br /><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">3- 4 ft by 8 ft pieces of plywood, that are 1/2 in to 3/4 in thickness</span></li><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">2 gallons of matte finish white acrylic based paint</span></li><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">12 paint rollers</span></li><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">5 sets of assorted sizes of acrylic paint brushes (sizes ranging from 00 to 1 inch brushes)</span></li><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">1 bottle of acrylic retarder, about $10, used to make the paints last longer and go farther!</span></li></ul><br /><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">If you can help, please contact us at <a href="mailto:info@cincystorymural.org">info@cincystorymural.org</a>. &nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">Thank you so much for any and all donations. You are a vital part of this community project!</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">Stay tuned for more updates on the design and more wonderful stories from the community!</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">Happy Spring!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br />Ellen Bates from the Cincy Story Mural logistics team</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-V2qZmF7nuqU/T3XHSosBQiI/AAAAAAAAACY/BhVMR78ucOQ/s1600/IMG_0729.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-V2qZmF7nuqU/T3XHSosBQiI/AAAAAAAAACY/BhVMR78ucOQ/s400/IMG_0729.jpg" width="300" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Krista and Ellen in front of the wall at Starfire where Krista's first mural will be installed.</td></tr></tbody></table><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-6573423819431446722012-03-23T07:46:00.000-07:002012-03-23T07:48:03.384-07:00Unique Cincinnati<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CHwTWY6S1nc/T2yG1TDhaSI/AAAAAAAAACQ/YMNZlGEV5Q4/s1600/IMG_0700.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CHwTWY6S1nc/T2yG1TDhaSI/AAAAAAAAACQ/YMNZlGEV5Q4/s1600/IMG_0700.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CHwTWY6S1nc/T2yG1TDhaSI/AAAAAAAAACQ/YMNZlGEV5Q4/s1600/IMG_0700.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CHwTWY6S1nc/T2yG1TDhaSI/AAAAAAAAACQ/YMNZlGEV5Q4/s1600/IMG_0700.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CHwTWY6S1nc/T2yG1TDhaSI/AAAAAAAAACQ/YMNZlGEV5Q4/s1600/IMG_0700.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CHwTWY6S1nc/T2yG1TDhaSI/AAAAAAAAACQ/YMNZlGEV5Q4/s1600/IMG_0700.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CHwTWY6S1nc/T2yG1TDhaSI/AAAAAAAAACQ/YMNZlGEV5Q4/s1600/IMG_0700.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="display: inline !important; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: magenta;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CHwTWY6S1nc/T2yG1TDhaSI/AAAAAAAAACQ/YMNZlGEV5Q4/s400/IMG_0700.jpg" width="300" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"></div><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"></span><br /><div style="font: 16.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Why the City of Cincinnati is unique to me? One reason is because many of the different neighborhoods can interconnect on one street, such as Vine Street, Reading Road, Montgomery Road, and Madison Road just to name a few. Another reason is in the urban region of Cincinnati you can walk from one community to the next.</div><div style="font: 16.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; min-height: 19.0px;"><br /></div><div style="font: 16.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; When I was younger, one of my fondest memories was our family outings walking from the Avondale where the Cincinnati Zoo is located to Fountain Square in Downtown. Along the way we would stop at the local stores, restaurants, and arcades to hang out. Once we arrived to Fountain Square we would sit around the fountain and observe the other families hanging out or chasing pigeons. Sometimes we would play tag with the other children. Cincinnati is unique to me because it is a very family friendly oriented city!! &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #666666; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 22px;"><i>Guest post by Cincy Story Mural Team member, Tawanda Rollins</i></span></div>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-8459067702901542742012-03-16T12:48:00.000-07:002012-03-16T12:48:07.622-07:00Cincinnati... Pet Story!?<span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">It has been such a joy these past few weeks to peruse the photos we have received and to see how much pride Cincinnatians have for our city. While I was helping our design team by sorting our photos into neighborhood folders, I noticed a common factor that kept appearing. Among the old photos of family and friends, sport team pride, and love of Cincinnati treasures that we all share, there was another, unspoken story being told. Do you know who else loves our city? Our family pets!</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">They love to get cozy with us in the sun...</span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4oy05IV9rek/T2KYOkc3LDI/AAAAAAAAABg/ZEuG2RjmtLg/s1600/pleasantridge.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4oy05IV9rek/T2KYOkc3LDI/AAAAAAAAABg/ZEuG2RjmtLg/s320/pleasantridge.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Comfy Cat from Pleasant Ridge</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">They join in as we cheer on The Cincinnati Reds</span>...<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xtuGWhUDnvI/T2KYotYOpaI/AAAAAAAAABo/owp-7BM2NJY/s1600/downtown.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xtuGWhUDnvI/T2KYotYOpaI/AAAAAAAAABo/owp-7BM2NJY/s320/downtown.JPG" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">These dogs have Reds fever Downtown!</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Sometimes they accompany us to work...</span><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uROnPG5oya8/T2KZLHebCsI/AAAAAAAAABw/sr_YkmxE41o/s1600/CLifton.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uROnPG5oya8/T2KZLHebCsI/AAAAAAAAABw/sr_YkmxE41o/s320/CLifton.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">One might meet this pleasant dog in Clifton</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">And they enjoy the beautiful city skyline...</span><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TszUOxh8fPo/T2KZxb0JakI/AAAAAAAAACA/MYYPCskzHHk/s1600/SKyline.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="227" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TszUOxh8fPo/T2KZxb0JakI/AAAAAAAAACA/MYYPCskzHHk/s320/SKyline.JPG" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Cincinnati from afar!</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">&nbsp;They play around in the suburbs of Cincinnati too...</span><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="239" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R2hRhorVKH0/T2KZfM5G2DI/AAAAAAAAAB4/HRYvTJcOKQo/s320/montgomery.JPG" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="320" /></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">This jovial pup is rolling around in Montgomery</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><br /></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">&nbsp;Yes, no matter where you go in Cincinnati, you will find joyful pets of all shapes and sizes. Oh, and we can't forget the other fun creatures we share our city with!</span><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QgRCnokTEjQ/T2Kz49_4ZaI/AAAAAAAAACI/g_T23uOoJeo/s1600/Geese+in+HP.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QgRCnokTEjQ/T2Kz49_4ZaI/AAAAAAAAACI/g_T23uOoJeo/s320/Geese+in+HP.jpeg" width="251" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">These geese inhabit Hyde Park during the warm weather.</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><i><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></i><br /><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">There you have it, the unspoken</span><i><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"> </span></i><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">story of the other members of our families. The ones who laugh (well, bark, meow, or squeak) with us at Gary Burbanks' hilarious prank phone calls on the radio, and comfort us when we grieve the Bengals missing yet another chance at the Super Bowl. Also, they are the family member(s) who will not hesitate to gobble up all of our Skyline Chili Cheese Fries when we're not looking. Regardless of my bitterness over losing that delicious lunch, I am glad that you chose to share those stories with us. I can't wait to see them displayed in the mural as part of the story of Cincinnati!</span><br /><br /><i><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Guest post by Cincy Story Mural Team member, Lorita</span></i>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-14710258273689958162012-03-13T13:55:00.000-07:002012-03-13T13:55:24.307-07:00Maria's Cincinnati Story<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">We know you all have been eager to hear some of the stories of Cincinnati we have collected over the past couple of months.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">We got permission to share the beautiful Cincinnati story of one of our Cincy Story Mural Team members, Maria. Enjoy!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6DOw7e0uC14/T1-xppYyumI/AAAAAAAAABY/BCFraG4dDbw/s1600/Photo+on+2012-03-13+at+15.55.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6DOw7e0uC14/T1-xppYyumI/AAAAAAAAABY/BCFraG4dDbw/s320/Photo+on+2012-03-13+at+15.55.jpg" width="320" /></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Maria, showing some Cincy love.</span></td></tr></tbody></table><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> 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class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 16pt;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Dear Cincinnati,<o:p></o:p></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><span style="color: #1a1a1a;">Our time together has been amazing but I must be honest and tell you that I will be leaving you soon.&nbsp; It’s not you it’s me.&nbsp; The decision wasn’t an easy one.&nbsp; My heartstrings are pulling me back to my family who are on the west coast.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You’ve been here for me <b>through thick and thin</b> and you have been instrumental in my <b>personal growth</b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You know me and you know I’m not very good at talking about my feelings.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>However, I think it’s only fair that I recognize the <b>journey</b> we’ve had together and thank you.</span><span style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;">I will never forget the early summer afternoon I drove to my new apartment in <b>Mount Airy</b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You were filled with sunshine and optimism.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>All I had to my name was a single box of items, a suitcase with clothes, and a small black cat.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I was scared and excited to live on my own and have my own space. Despite the loss I faced weeks earlier <b>you filled me with the hope</b> that things will get better with time.</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;">When I began to let my roots dig into the soil of Mount Airy you pushed me in ways I didn’t expect.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You constantly humbled me and reminded me that my learning will never end.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>When I graduated college I felt the weight of everyone’s expectations push me down.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I felt weak if I didn’t know an answer to a question or know how to deal with certain situations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;<b> </b></span><b>In your own way, you reminded me that I might trip and fall but the key is getting back up and applying my new learning towards creating a better self.</b></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">You’ve also been instrumental in introducing me to amazing people, places, and food.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Remember that time I was leaving for work this past Fall when I ran into my next door neighbor?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The conversation I had with him reminded me of the importance of building relationships with the people we live around and how easy it is to miss moments of beauty.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You helped make that happen.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"></span>Do you also remember that time I tried Skyline Chili for the first time?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;<b> </b></span><b>I’m still confused as to why people would put chili on pasta, but the vegetarian style chili on a baked potato has grown on me.</b> I could sit here all day and reflect on the moments of learning and loving you’ve provided me with. <b>No words</b> can really express the way I feel.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I want to thank you again for what you have given me.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Please don’t be angry.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You mean a lot to me and I can only hope that I’ve left a memorable impression upon you much like the one you made upon me.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><b>I love you Cincinnati</b>.</span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: .5in;"></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Sincerely,<o:p></o:p></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #1a1a1a;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Maria</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><o:p></o:p></span></span></div><!--EndFragment--><br /><br /><br />CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-14769317800642081512012-03-01T18:36:00.002-08:002012-03-01T18:36:44.461-08:00Stories And Photos Galore!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Greetings, friends of Cincy Story Mural! Can you believe it's March already? </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">We have been hard at work these last couple months, collecting photos and meeting with community members to hear their stories!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">We wanted to say <b>thank you</b> to everyone who has supported us so far by sharing a story or a photo! It's stories like this one that help us remember why we love this project so much:</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qsnMdR3BX6k/T1AsVC6pA1I/AAAAAAAAABQ/-3vzntTbr58/s1600/Drawing_5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qsnMdR3BX6k/T1AsVC6pA1I/AAAAAAAAABQ/-3vzntTbr58/s640/Drawing_5.jpg" width="492" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">The last few photos are coming in, and it's not too late to send in your Cincinnati photos to be included in the mural to photos@cincystorymural.org!</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">In the coming weeks, be sure to come back as we post updates on the design process of the mural!</span><br />CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-42099213982908027912012-02-15T10:52:00.000-08:002012-02-15T10:52:47.958-08:00More Photo Harvest Updates!<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">We have our seventh Harvest coming up this Friday! The people of the <a href="http://www.yelp.com/events/cincinnati-cincy-story-mural-photo-harvest-and-potluck-mt-auburn">McGregor House</a>&nbsp;are opening their doors and contributing their stories and photos to our project! We are incredibly excited about the overwhelming support we have received from those wanting to be involved in this project!</span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tk7jmS92C-c/Tzv7RUBSBNI/AAAAAAAAABI/FXdB9JDU_CQ/s1600/174768_171439996302698_1394795289_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tk7jmS92C-c/Tzv7RUBSBNI/AAAAAAAAABI/FXdB9JDU_CQ/s1600/174768_171439996302698_1394795289_n.jpg" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">We have also had the privilege of collaborating with members of the <a href="http://www.springgrovevillage.org/">Spring Grove Village</a>&nbsp;Community Council to plan a potluck and harvest in their community for next Tuesday, February 21st from 6:30-8:30pm! It will be at <a href="http://www.yelp.com/events/cincinnati-cincy-story-mural-photo-harvest-and-potluck-spring-grove-village">Schomacker Commons</a>,&nbsp;638 E. Epworth Ave.</span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><span class="locality">Cincinnati</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><span class="postal-code">45232</span></span><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">And remember, if you are not able to make it to one of our events, your stories and photos are always welcome! (Send photos labeled with each neighborhood pictured to:&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">photos@cincystorymural.org)</span></div>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-29781579281746246052012-02-10T10:27:00.000-08:002012-02-10T10:31:25.339-08:00We're not done yet!<br /><div class="MsoNormal">With our sixth photo harvest coming up, it’s amazing to think how far we’ve already come, and only a tad daunting to think how far we still need to go! &nbsp;Krista Brinkmeyer (aka KB), local artist and Starfire U member, and her passion for photography led to this project almost 4 months ago. At that time, we had no clue how much this idea would develop and the level of support we would get. &nbsp;</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">The first official meeting for the project happened at ZZ’s Pizza in Walnut Hills, just minutes from DIY Printing. KB had been working together with Aaron Kent, owner of DIY, on learning the basics of screen printing. It was there, over a huge pie filled with tomatoes and cheese, that KB, Aaron, and Cedric Cox, also a local artist, hashed out the original plans for what was to become Cincy Story Mural.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uA2FFGBt2_Y/TzVfzYmcrvI/AAAAAAAAAAw/MSEpmrj0Fsg/s1600/PhotoHarvest1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uA2FFGBt2_Y/TzVfzYmcrvI/AAAAAAAAAAw/MSEpmrj0Fsg/s400/PhotoHarvest1.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Oakley and Madisonville residents gather for the first photo harvest</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">KB brought their plans to the Public Allies in the form of a Prezi presentation, and also sat down with Randy Weeks of Cincy.com in a meeting of the minds. In a matter of weeks, the project grew from 3 people to a 16 all-volunteer crew.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Because of this collaboration, KB is glad she can move away from the details and nitty gritty and get back to what she really loves: taking pictures and doing interviews with local people. </div><div class="MsoNormal">“This is my last year at Starfire U.” Krista explains. “We need more pictures, I need to get this done.” </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vS5WSNZX6To/TzVf0LmDd7I/AAAAAAAAAA4/ae482mlFSq8/s1600/photoharvest2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vS5WSNZX6To/TzVf0LmDd7I/AAAAAAAAAA4/ae482mlFSq8/s400/photoharvest2.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">People of Price Hill share their stories with the team</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="MsoNormal"><br />At this point in our progress, we have found out that the locals are the true backbone of this project. The residents of Cincinnati who submit their stories, photos, and show us support by coming out for the photo harvests are the number one contributors to the beauty of the mural. </div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">You can become a supporter too by simply sharing your pictures of around your neighborhood and Cincinnati, and telling your story at the next photo harvest nearest you!</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Our next harvest is tomorrow at the College Hill Coffee Co. from 4-6pm. Hope to see you there!</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hbg9NssOTU8/TzVg7nR9wmI/AAAAAAAAABA/XfhTS2BFZJA/s1600/PhotoHarvest_CollegeHill.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hbg9NssOTU8/TzVg7nR9wmI/AAAAAAAAABA/XfhTS2BFZJA/s400/PhotoHarvest_CollegeHill.jpg" width="258" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-78986432549420457072012-01-26T06:52:00.000-08:002012-01-26T07:37:09.121-08:00Photo Harvest Update!<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Hello Friends!</span><br /><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">We have more Photo Harvests scheduled! If you haven't yet had the chance, come join us and share your photos and stories!</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://arts.muohio.edu/cce/index.html">Buddy's Place</a>&nbsp;in <a href="http://www.otrch.org/programs/projects.html">Over-the-Rhine</a></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Thursday, February 9 from 6-8pm</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Potluck style; bring a dish to share if you would like!</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">1300 Vine Street</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Cincinnati, OH 45202</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">*parking is available on the street, please <b>do not </b>park in the private lot next to Buddy's Place</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.collegehillcoffeeco.com/">College Hill Coffee Co.</a></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Saturday, February 11 from 4-6pm</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">6128 Hamilton Avenue</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Cincinnati, OH 45224</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div></div><div></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div></div>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-47543766015844752332012-01-19T14:55:00.000-08:002012-01-19T14:58:03.524-08:00Are You Ready To Tell Your Story?<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Bet you all have been wondering what we've been up to lately...we've been meeting with amazing community partners like <a href="http://www.diyprintingshop.com/index.html">Aaron Kent</a>, and&nbsp;partners&nbsp;with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.yelp.com/events/cincinnati-cincy-story-mural-touring-camera">great ideas</a> from <a href="http://www.yelp.com/user_details_events?userid=aKN3Fq2uaRJTwZRPlI5GcQ">Yelp</a>,&nbsp;talking to folks all around the city interested in hosting a mural, and best of all (this is where you come in, folks!)..<span style="background-color: white;"></span>.we've been planning PHOTO HARVESTS! It's finally time to start getting together, sharing stories, photos, memories, and making new ones!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><b>What's a Photo Harvest?</b>&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: white; font-family: arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">A gathering space filled with photos and shared experiences. Let's get together to talk about memories and Cincinnati life.</span><span style="background-color: white; font-family: arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Come with your smiles, experiences, family, friends, co-workers, and</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><b>photos</b></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">! Dust off those old shoeboxes and get ready to reminisce with us.</span><br /><span style="background-color: white; line-height: 15px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><span style="background-color: white; line-height: 15px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">These are open house events, so feel free to come and go as you please. Refreshments will be available at certain harvest locations.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><b>What format should the Photos be in?</b>&nbsp;You can bring an actual photo to be scanned into our system, your digital camera with photos we can upload, or your photos on a flash drive!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><b>What Stories are we talking about?&nbsp;</b>We would LOVE for you to sit down with us and tell us your story. Recording devices will be available for audio or visual tales. If you prefer to just type/write your story down, we would love that, too! Your stories give the photos context, and will provide incredible depth to Cincy Story Mural. Please make yourself heard--we can't wait to listen!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><b>Where are the Photo Harvests Located?</b></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #666666; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.starfirecouncil.org/">Starfire Council</a></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Friday, January 20 from 5:30-7:30pm</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Potluck style; bring a dish to share if you would like!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">5030 Oaklawn Dr.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Cincinnati, OH 45227</span><br /><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><a href="http://cornerbloccoffee.com/">CornerBLOC Coffee</a></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Tuesday, January 24th from 6-8pm</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">3101 Price Ave.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Cincinnati, OH 45205</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.kennedyarts.org/">Kennedy Heights Art Center</a>&nbsp;</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Sunday, January 29 from 2-4pm</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Refreshments will be provided.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">6546 Montgomery Road</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Cincinnati, OH 45213</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Come join us for fun and good conversation about what makes our city the home that it is! We want to hear about the good times, the funny times, the hard times, and everything in between! No RSVP required-- just show up!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">If you can't make it to the first few, no worries! These won't be the only Photo Harvests. We may be coming to a neighborhood near YOU soon. Stay tuned for more event updates!</span></div>CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9037647201681519510.post-65869378112066564622011-12-07T13:15:00.001-08:002011-12-07T13:27:05.611-08:00The CINCY STORY MURAL project is underway…&nbsp;...and we want you to be a part of it!<br /><br />We are Cincy Story Mural—a new project dedicated to celebrating the greater Cincinnati area’s people and cultures through collaborative art and storytelling.<br /><br />Cincinnati is often referred to as “a big city with a small-town feel” for the many overlapping connections that exist within our community. We hope this project will work to strengthen existing relationships and facilitate new ones in a sustainable, lasting way. <br /><br />During the project, we will collect personal photographs, stories, and videos that reveal the narratives of the people, places, experiences of each of Cincinnati’s communities.&nbsp; And, in the Spring of 2012, a map of our city will be transformed into a mural and installed in locations throughout Cincinnati for everyone to enjoy.&nbsp; Because our dynamic communities are always growing, we’ll also be creating an interactive online version with photos, videos, and stories added by you, your families, and your friends.<br /><br />With 52 unique neighborhoods and more than a dozen independent municipalities, we have a lot of work to do before this dream becomes a reality.&nbsp; So, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/NeighborhoodsMuralProject" target="_blank">join us</a> -- we need your ideas, your memories, your stories, and your passion.&nbsp; Help us tell the story of our city through the eyes of the people who live here and call Cincinnati home.<br /><br />--<br /><br />Like us on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/NeighborhoodsMuralProject" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, follow us on Twitter, and sign-up for our e-mail newsletter.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.cincystorymural.org/p/about-us.html">Learn more</a> about the people behind Cincy Story Mural.<br /><a href="http://www.cincystorymural.org/p/get-involved.html">Get the full scoop</a> about our upcoming Photo Harvest events and how to contribute.<br /><br />Send us questions and feedback to <a href="mailto:info@CincyStoryMural.org">info@CincyStoryMural.org</a>.CincyStoryMuralhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15062050912555976501noreply@blogger.com0