ArtWorks Turns Bus Shelters into Photo Exhibit

To celebrate the rich diversity of the Cincinnati community, ArtWorks partnered with Metro to present 2014 FotoFocus project Touching Strangers: Cincinnati

Featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Richard Renaldi

CINCINNATI – A chance meeting of strangers in transit…interactions that move us toward a better understanding of others and ourselves.

To celebrate the rich diversity of the Cincinnati community, ArtWorks partnered with Metro to present 2014 FotoFocus project Touching Strangers: Cincinnati. Metro provided space on its bus shelters to display photos of poignant interactions between strangers at locations around Cincinnati, taken by nationally renowned photographer Richard Renaldi during his June visit to our city. 

Also on shelters are photos by four ArtWorks youth apprentices and two local professional photographers who worked with Renaldi and produced additional Touching Strangers portraits. All bus shelter images are online at www.artworkscincinnati.org/public-art/touching-strangers-cincinnati.

About ArtWorks: Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers and inspires the creative community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, and civic engagement. ArtWorks is generously funded by many community supporters including the City of Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, ArtsWave, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more or to support, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

About Metro: Metro is a tax-supported public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati. Learn more at www.go-metro.com.

 

The dedication for the Touching Strangers: Cincinnati Art Shelter Project will be celebrated at the Metro bus shelter on Sycamore, between 5th and 6th Streets, in front of the Chiquita Center, on Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m.


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