Grace & Nepenthe #7 by Kim Krause is a just-completed mural courtesy of the ArtWorks summer program, which hires professional artists and teen apprentices to execute public art throughout Cincinnati. This particular mural is a large-scale reproduction of Krause’s painting, and the project was led by Nathan Weikert.
The mural is located in Over-the-Rhine on East 12th St. between Vine and Jackson Sts., right around the corner from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where Cincinnati-based Krause is Chair of the Fine Arts department.
At approximately 3,000 square feet, this wall is huge! Given the scale, I sort of wish the mural were more intricate and detailed.
Now that the summer is practically over, I’ll document and share as many of the new ArtWorks murals as I can but, if you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed that my pace can be slow — I’ve got [virtual] mountains of photos to process from various recent road trips and excursions, plus all this brand-new local eye candy, so please bear with me as I do my best to get to everything.