Cincinnati's YWCA is celebrating its 150th anniversary with an Artworks mural dedication.
"Connected through the Generations" is a large-scale mural that honors the local non-profit and its long-standing commitment to empowering, building and uplifting the community.
The mural was designed by Chicago-based artist Molly Costello and mirrors the YWCA vision "to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all," a press release reads.
"The characters portrayed in the piece are working together to pursue a more equitable and just world for the benefit and inclusion of all people. The design nods to the work of women and minority leaders throughout history and seeks to inspire and empower viewers of all ages, ethnicities, and gender identities," the release explains.
Over the summer, teaching artists Rebecca Nava, Mark Hanavan and Prince Lang guided 12 youth apprentices in the creation of the mural.
YWCA’s president/CEO Barbara C. Perez, ArtWorks CEO and artistic director Tamara Harkavy, artist Molly Costello, Manley Burke LPA president Timothy M. Burke and ArtWorks youth apprentices and teaching artists will be speaking at the dedication.
The dedication will take place today (Sept. 4) from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m at 225 W. Court Street, the parking lot adjacent to Manley Burke offices. The presentation will begin at roughly 4:30 p.m.