Cincinnati Art Museum to Host Special Olympics Hamilton County Art Show

1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI—The work of local artists will be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum from January 25—February 1, 2020 during the Special Olympics Hamilton County Art Show.

“Our annual Art Show is a chance to show off the diverse talents of our athletes, who are very multifaceted individuals,” said Lindsay Bartsch, Program Director for Special Olympics Hamilton County. “It’s another way for them to express themselves in healthy competition and receive public recognition for a different set of skills.”

The Art Show is open to all registered athletes with Special Olympics Hamilton County. The show encompasses six categories for artwork submissions: black and white, color, three-dimensional, crafted from kit, crafted from original design, and computer-drafted artwork. Works are also judged in three categories based on level of ability: works created independently, with assistance, and with hand-over-hand assistance.

Awards will be announced on February 2 after all entries are displayed in the Cincinnati Art Museum. Winning entries will go on to be displayed in the Mayerson Jewish Community Center through the end of February.

“This is a special venue for our athletes to be able to come and see their work on view to the public,” said Bartsch. “Having art on display to the community in the museum gives a sense of accomplishment, and families will have a lot of fun on their visits.”

The Special Olympics Hamilton County Art Show is open to the public, and will be on display during regular museum hours, Tuesdays through Sundays, in the museum’s Castellini Foundation Room from Saturday, January 25—Saturday, February 1.

 

About Special Olympics Hamilton County

The mission of Special Olympics Hamilton County is to provide year-round sports, training and competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience the joy of achievement, be included in the community, build skills and make friends. Their goal is for all persons with intellectual disabilities to have the opportunity to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities.

 

About the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members.

Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from The Rosenthal Family Foundation. Special exhibition pricing may vary. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org for more information.

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