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Want to see Cincinnati through the artistic eyes of another? ArtWorks’ new City Shine project does just that. Keep reading for all the decorative details.

City Shine is a project from ArtWorks that
City Shine is a project from ArtWorks that exhibits images of the sunset in the Tri-State.

Cincy Chic: What is City Shine?
Paul Dieterlen, ArtWorks Apprentice: City Shine is a community-wide art project, running through the end of the month, asking participants to submit photos or videos of the sunset in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Shine will exhibit a composite of these images and videos, to be projected onto the side of the URS Center across the street from the Cincinnati library. Imagery will be collected throughout the month of August, resulting in multiple videos that each represent one day in time. In October, these videos will then be projected outdoors for all to see. It will essentially be presenting one moment in time from multiple perspectives. The project capitalizes on social media and the prevalence of cell phone cameras to “democratize” the art-making process.

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind this exciting new project?
Dieterlen: ArtWorks and Fotofocus partnered with artist Jacqueline C. Wood, assisted by photographer Kailah Ware, to present the project; four photographers’ apprentices are joined on the same team.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind the project?
Dieterlen: The inspiration for the project came from the photo collages created by artist and photographer David Hockney.

Cincy Chic: What do you hope to accomplish through City Shine?
Dieterlen: Essentially, the work from City Shine is a community “mapping” project. We hope to engage all residents and unite our city through the art-making process.

Cincy Chic: Are there any other new projects on the horizon for ArtWorks?
Destinee Thomas, Director of Communications at ArtWorks: This summer ArtWorks added the first female legend to our legends series. Earlier in the year, we partnered with the Cincinnati Enquirer and nearly 10,000 of their readers voted to select Rosemary Clooney as the winning woman out of five remarkable choices. I attached a photo so you can see how perfectly “chic” she will look on the wall! The scaffolding for this project will come down in just a few weeks and we’ll be planning a community celebration during our Mural Month in October. The artist on this project was Natalie Lanese, the ArtWorks project manager was Linnea Gartin and the Apprentice spokesperson was Alyssa Coffaro – all incredible women! Let me know if you would also be interested in learning more.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Dieterlen: If readers want to learn more about the project, they can visit the website, And follow us on Instagram.