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OHHS Art and Design Students Participate in ‘Race and the City’

Posted on: May 10, 2022 9:00 am
OHHS Art and Design Students Participate in ‘Race and the City’

Alongside their teacher Ms. Schorsch, OHHS Art and Design students in Drawing and Printmaking worked earlier this year to create artworks in response to “Race and the City” for a special multi-disciplinary exhibition. On May 14th, 2022 an art event showcasing artworks, poetry, and performances from Greater Cincinnati Artists in response to chapters from the book “Race and the City: Work, Community, and Protest in Cincinnati, 1820-1870” will take place at Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church from 2:00-5:00 pm.

For “Icons of Influence” students selected an African American icon of society to research who impacted and influenced Cincinnati in a positive way.  To begin the task, students reviewed information from Chapter 3 of “Race and the City” and the accompanying virtual book discussion posted online. Students then researched either an individual discussed specifically from Chapter 3 or other historic or contemporary African Americans, that impacted the advancement of this marginalized group of individuals in Cincinnati. To create the image a scratchboard stylus was utilized to capture carefully observed details, textures, highlights, and shadows. A term was selected as a descriptor of the selected icon that was included in the work to summarize the individual’s life or characteristics.

Exhibiting Artists Include:

Anna Ackman
Molly Audretch
Carly Butts
Anna Caito
Anna Campbell
William Dennison
Jada Kidd
Ashlynn Kleier
Abby Linenkugel
Ella Loudermilk
Rain Magrum
Abigail Miley
Avril Predmore
Anne Riley
Lizzie Schriebeis
Jamie Turner

Ms. Schorsch created a new work focused on Sarah Fossett based upon “Race in the City” and will be exhibiting her Virginia Coffey piece from the “10_Women” exhibition alongside the students at the event.

We hope to see you at the event this Saturday!