After many hundreds of hours over many long, hot, summer weeks, the Toy Heritage mural by local artist Jonathan Queen is now finished. Located at 23 West Court Street in downtown Cincinnati, an official dedication is set for this Saturday, October 1 at 10:30am.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley will be on hand for a few remarks. Special guests include former Kenner executives Ginger Kent and Pete Kelly, as well as ArtWorks CEO and Artistic Director Tamara Harkavy, and artist Jonathan Queen. Corky Steiner, son of Kenner co-founder Phil Steiner, will emcee the event.
From the Artworks website description of the event:
“Cincinnati’s rich toy history is being celebrated on this Towne Properties building on West Court Street. The legacy of Kenner Toys, a Cincinnati-based toy company founded in 1947, is documented in this work of art which showcases some of the most popular toys that were designed by the company. Marvel at the surreal renderings designed by local artist Jonathan Queen. Passersby will enjoy his use of adored characters and toys like Care Bear, C3PO, Easy Bake Oven, Spirograph, Strawberry Shortcake and many more.”
This mural was made possible thanks to support from The Hassenfeld Foundation, Towne Properties, and The Plant Trolley.
If you plan to attend the dedication, please RSVP at the Artworks EventBrite Site. Admission is free.