BLINK started tonight and here’s some of the Black art we saw during the event!
MAX SANSING, STILL SHINES THROUGH
“In speaking with locals about the area, I put together a vision that would feature the youth of the community looking towards the future of it throughout the growth and change along with pixel mapping from Chaske Haverkos for a multisensorial experience. The figures are in meditation with their thoughts while looking up to the sky symbolizing the future and limitless possibilities.”
1818 Race Street, in the Market Square alleyway
VINCE FRASER, LITTLE AFRICA 1800
“My inspiration came from the famous steamboat engines of the 1800s that once crossed the Ohio River transporting slaves and freed people of colour too Cincinnati. This particular piece is entitled “ Little Africa “ where these mythical African characters steer the futuristic steamboat through the sky and across the river transporting black people to a new life of abundance.”
Near Walnut St. and Oneida Alley
MICHAEL COPPAGE (WITH JASON SNELL and ADAM WICKTORA), CARE BEAR
“‘Care Bear’ is an adaptation of Michael Coppage’s Black Box Project. The project will address current events and topics of importance in a nuanced, artistic way, celebrate Cincinnati and it’s people, places and things. the goal of the project is to turn a 55ft Black man into a teddy bears, showing the softer, funnier, side and grounding him in his humanity.”
On the side of the Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St.
BLINK ends the night of Sunday, Oct. 16. You should brave the traffic and congestion so that you don’t miss out on some great art!