It’s no coincidence that Chatfield College is expanding into the heart of Over-the-Rhine. It’s more like destiny. Since its 1845 founding in Brown County
as an Ursuline convent and school, Chatfield College (renamed as such
and opened to the public in 1971) has repurposed land to educate those
who lack access.
While co-working sites are the newest
trend for freelance office-goers looking for cubicle-free workspaces
with shareable materials, it’s
nothing new for the visual artist. Community has connected with art
since the coliseum was erected in Ancient Rome for public events, or
since the term “community art” was birthed in the 1960s to mirror the
era’s social change.
Fifteen years after finishing Girl Scouts, Cincinnati natives Brittany Yantos and Brittany Yoder are still earning merit badges. It’s all part of their American-made,
eco-friendly clothing line, Merit Clothiers, available for purchase by
fall 2013 on etsy.com.
It was the ever-evolving OTR landscape of empty lots and abandoned Italianate buildings that inspired Michael Stout to create what is arguably VisuaLingual’s most recognizable product — muslin vegetation bundles called “Seed Bombs.”