New Over-the-Rhine art installation allows you to honor someone with a ceramic floral arrangement

Bethany Pelle, the latest People's Liberty Globe Grant winner to display her work, uses art for civic good

click to enlarge Bethany Pelle's ceramic flowers at People's Liberty - PHOTO: Emily Vriesman
PHOTO: Emily Vriesman
Bethany Pelle's ceramic flowers at People's Liberty

This is the opening weekend for the Make Someone's Day installation by Bethany Pelle, a People's Liberty Globe Grant winner. It's at People's Liberty's Over-the-Rhine/Findlay Market Globefront, 1805 Elm St.

She has set up a collaborative ceramics workshop where visitors can honor someone local by nominating them for a ceramic flower arrangement, create their own ceramic flowers, or learn how to become involved in such activities as Japanese flower arranging, still-life drawing, scent-making, edible flower tasting, ice cream/sorbet tasting and attending a floral cocktail workshop.

Pelle, an artist and educator from Newport, seeks to "leverage creativity, compassion and critical thinking through civic and social art projects to promote vibrant, deeply connected communities," People's Liberty says.

Her installation, which opened last night (Thursday, June 28), will be on view noon-8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays and noon-6 p.m. Thursdays through.Aug. 12.  Special events will occur every Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

For more information, including learning how to nominate someone for a special ceramic-flowers honor, visit Make Someone's Day.

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