Ludlow Art Carpets by Jennifer Andrews of Andrews/LeFevre Studios is a series of bronze relief panels embedded in the Ludlow Ave. sidewalk in the heart of Cincinnati’s Clifton Gaslight neighborhood.
This is the panel in front of the grocery store. Pressing question: will it ever reopen?
A friend told me that, back in the 70s, neighborhood residents fought an attempt to raze the Esquire Theatre and put a Wendy’s in its place. That would explain “Fast Food Fury” in the panel in front of the theater:
Above, a record of the shows at the former Ludlow Garage, which was a seminal club back in the day. Below, the Clifton public library:
The main panel celebrates the origins of this historic neighborhood:
Because I’m a stickler for accuracy, I just have to point out that a more appropriate title for this particular installation would be Ludlow Art Area Rugs, because that’s what they actually resemble.
This public art project is the work of ArtWorks, the Cincinnati nonprofit perhaps best known for its murals throughout the city and surrounding communities. I’m a fan of pretty much everything this fantastic organization has done and have documented many of its projects.