In celebration of Cincinnati’s Classical radio stations, touring artist Luke Jerram will distribute 35 street pianos throughout Cincinnati and its suburban outskirts in an effort to promote creativity in a public space. In Luke’s words, “The street pianos … provide an interconnected resource, an empty blank canvas, for the public to express themselves and share their creativity.” Each piano is spray-painted with a message that reads, “Play me, I’m yours,” inviting every passerby to sit down and share their talent with others in the community, which Luke hopes will act as a catalyst for public conversation.
Starting Monday with a kick-off celebration on Fountain Square (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), pianos will be distributed to Findlay Market, Great American Ballpark, Music Hall, Purple People Bridge, University of Cincinnati, Jungle Jim’s, Price Hill Chili, Delhi Biggs, Hyde Park Square and over a dozen more locations in Greater Cincinnati. For complete listings, check out www.streetpianos.com/cincinnati2010 and then get out there and finally put those piano lessons to good use.
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